Takeover offer made for David Jones

David Jones has received a takeover offer from a mystery entity in the United Kingdom.

The retailer's chairman Robert Savage said on Friday he had received an unsolicited letter from a non-incorporated UK entity indicating it was interest in making an offer for David Jones.

Mr Savage said he been unable to find any public information about the entity.

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The board of David Jones do not believe they currently have enough information to enable them to qualify or value the approach, the company said.

Should that change, a further announcement will be made, David Jones said.

"In the meantime the directors recommend that shareholders treat any related market comment cautiously," the company said in a statement.

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