Transfer of Treasury Shares
GKN plc (the `Company') announces that on 16 March 2012 the following ordinary
shares of 10p each were transferred out of treasury to satisfy the exercise of
options by participants of the GKN Executive Share Option Scheme 2001:
40,218 ordinary shares at 207.87p per share
Following the above transfer of treasury shares, the Company holds 36,007,946
ordinary shares in treasury. The total number of ordinary shares in issue
(excluding treasury shares) is 1,554,521,913.