Transaction in Own Shares

Informa PLC
23 February 2024

Informa PLC Press Release

23 February 2024

Informa Share Buyback Programme

Update on GAP 2 shareholder returns

Informa PLC ('the Company') (LSE: INF.L), the international B2B Events, Specialist Data, Digital Services and Academic Markets Group today provided an update on its Share Buyback programme that forms part of the 2021-2024 Growth Acceleration Plan 2 ('GAP 2').

Share Buyback Programme

GAP 2 is Informa's four-year programme to create a more focused, higher growth business. This includes accelerated investment in its two businesses with scale leadership positions, B2B Markets and Academic Markets, and the divestment of its Informa Intelligence portfolio of businesses.

GAP 2 also includes a commitment to accelerate shareholder returns, sharing some of the divestment proceeds with shareholders, alongside increased investment into the Group's two leadership businesses. This led to the resumption of ordinary dividends and the launch of a Share Buyback Programme.

On 14 November 2023, this buyback programme was extended by £150m to £1.15bn.

As part of the extended Share Buyback, on 22 February 2024, the Company purchased 242,991 ordinary shares for cancellation through Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc at an average price of 822.99 pence per share. The highest and lowest purchase price paid per share were 825.00 and 819.00 respectively, with the aggregate details of shares purchased by trading venue as outlined in the table below:

Trading venue

Weighted average price paid per share (GBp)

Aggregate number of shares purchased

Lowest price paid per share

Highest price paid per share

London Stock Exchange





Chi-X (CXE)















Following settlement of the above purchases and cancellation of the purchased ordinary shares, the Company's total number of ordinary shares in issue, and its total voting rights, will be 1,367,123,016 ordinary shares.  The Company does not hold any shares in Treasury.

In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of the Market Abuse Regulation, a full breakdown of the individual trades made as part of the buyback programme is detailed in the attachment.


Richard Menzies-Gow, Director of IR & Communications

+44 (0) 20 8052 2787

Heledd Hanscomb, Deputy Company Secretary

+44 (0) 20 8052 0661


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