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Friday 09 May, 2008



9 May 2008

                                    G4S plc                                    

              Completion of Global Solutions Limited Acquisition               

G4S, the international security solutions group, is pleased to announce that,
further to the announcements it made on 18 December 2007 and 2 May 2008* and
following receipt of the necessary competition clearances, it has today
completed its acquisition of Global Solutions Limited.

Nick Buckles, CEO of G4S plc, said "we are delighted that the transaction has
now completed and we welcome the customers and staff of GSL to the group."

* Except as disclosed above there has been no significant change affecting any
matter contained in the earlier notifications and no other significant new
matter has arisen which would have been required to be mentioned in those
earlier notifications if it had arisen at the time of their preparation.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Helen Parris +44 (0) 1293 554400

Media Enquiries:

Kevin Smith, Citigate Dewe Rogerson +44 (0) 7973 672649

Notes to Editors:


G4S is the world's leading international security solutions group, which
specialises in assessing current and future risks and developing secure
solutions to minimise their impact across a wide range of geographic markets
and business sectors.

G4S is a major provider of risk management and protection to governments and
major corporate customers around the world and is an expert in all aspects of
local and international secure logistics.

G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a
secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in over 110
countries and over 530,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit


GSL is a leader in the provision of critical primary and support services in
the healthcare, education, utilities and government accommodation markets and
is a pioneer of outsourced justice services on three continents.

The company works for public sector bodies, local authorities and blue chip
companies and employs some 9,000 staff. For more information on GSL please