Transaction in Own Shares

Compass Group PLC
23 February 2024
 







LEI: 2138008M6MH9OZ6U2T68








COMPASS GROUP PLC (the "Company")
TRANSACTION IN OWN SHARES








The Company announces that on 22 February 2024 it purchased, in accordance with the authority granted by shareholders at its 2023 Annual General Meeting held on 9 February 2023, a total of 100,000 of its ordinary shares of 11 1/20 pence each (the "Ordinary Shares") through the Company's broker, BNP Paribas Financial Markets, 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.








Venue

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)

CBOE BXE

3,899

£22.0100

£21.9300

£21.9782

CBOE CXE

13,973

£22.0800

£21.9200

£21.9811

London Stock Exchange

75,790

£22.0800

£21.9100

£21.9738

Turquoise

6,338

£22.0600

£21.9300

£21.9701








The purchases form part of the Company's market equivalent of $250 million (being £197.34 million as at 1 December 2023) share buyback announced on 4 December 2023, which is the initial stage of the Company's $500 million share buyback announced on 20 November 2023 to be completed in 2024 subject to M&A activity.








Following the above purchases, the Company holds 78,915,736 Ordinary Shares in treasury and has 1,706,488,241 Ordinary Shares in issue. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 1,706,488,241 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 BNP Paribas Financial Markets 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




Issuer Name

Compass Group PLC




LEI

2138008M6MH9OZ6U2T68




ISIN

GB00BD6K4575




Intermediary Name

BNP Paribas Financial Markets




Intermediary

6EWKU0FGVX5QQJHFGT48




Timezone

UTC




Currency

GBP









Please click on the link below to see the transactions.

http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/1754E_1-2024-2-22.pdf








Enquiries
 
Investors:                                   Agatha Donnelly & Helen Javanshiri                      +44 (0) 1932 573 000
Press:                         Giles Robinson                                                             +44 (0) 1932 963 486
Website:                    www.compass-group.com     


 

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