Transaction in Own Shares
COMPASS GROUP PLC (the "Company")
Transaction in Own Shares
The Company announces that on 16 August 2022 it purchased, in accordance with the authority granted by shareholders at its 2022 Annual General Meeting held on 3 February 2022, a total of 91,230 of its ordinary shares of 11 1/20 pence each (the "Ordinary Shares") on the London Stock Exchange, through the Company's broker, Merrill Lynch International, as detailed below. The purchased Ordinary Shares will be held in treasury and are expected to be used to meet obligations arising from employee share schemes, or other allocations of Ordinary Shares, to employees or directors.
Number of Ordinary Shares purchased
Highest price paid (per Ordinary Share)
Lowest price paid (per Ordinary Share)
Volume weighted average price paid (per Ordinary Share)
The purchases form part of the Company's share buyback programme announced on 11 May 2022.
Following the above purchases, the Company holds 18,296,837 Ordinary Shares in treasury and has 1,767,107,140 Ordinary Shares in issue. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 1,767,107,140 Ordinary Shares and this figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.
In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (the Market Abuse Regulation) (as in force in the UK and as amended by the Market Abuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019), the detailed breakdown of individual trades made by Merrill Lynch International on behalf of the Company as part of the share buyback programme is set out below.
This announcement does not constitute, or form part of, an offer or any solicitation of an offer for securities in any jurisdiction.
Schedule of Purchases - Individual Transactions
Compass Group PLC
Merrill Lynch International
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Agatha Donnelly & Simon Bielecki
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Note to Editors:
Compass Group PLC is a world leading food service company, which generated annual revenues of £18.1 billion in the year to 30 September 2021. It operates in 44 countries and employs and engages around 480,000 people. The Company specialises in providing food and a range of support services across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Healthcare & Senior Living, Education, Sports & Leisure and Defence, Offshore & Remote, with an established brand portfolio.