Transaction in Own Shares

For immediate release

23 February 2024


(the "Company")


This notification is given, pursuant to the authority granted at an Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 18 July 2023 to make market purchases of the Company's own shares up to an aggregate maximum of 90,189,613.

The Company has purchased a market total of 722,054 Ordinary shares of 2.5p each in the capital of the Company today at a price of 324.82 pence per share. These shares will be held in treasury.

Following this transaction and in conformity with the provisions of the Transparency Directive, the Company hereby notifies the market that the resultant number of Ordinary shares held by the Company in treasury is 47,889,476 and the total number of Ordinary shares that the Company has in issue is 601,665,200 so that the total number of voting rights in the Company following the repurchase is 553,775,724.

The figure of 553,775,724 may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculation by which they may determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or change to their interest in, the Company under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

For and on behalf of

Frostrow Capital LLP

Company Secretary

For further information, please contact:

Mark Pope

Frostrow Capital LLP

Tel: 020 3 0084913

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