RNS Number : 2801N

Compass Group PLC

22 September 2023

LEI: 2138008M6MH9OZ6U2T68

COMPASS GROUP PLC (the "Company")


The Company announces that on 21 September 2023 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, Barclays Capital Securities Limited, 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     Highest price       Lowest price    Volume weighted 
                  Shares purchased    paid (per Ordinary      paid (per       average price 
                                            Share)         Ordinary Share)      paid (per 
                                                                             Ordinary Share) 
Aquis Exchange                6,591              20.6700           20.4400           20.5418 
CBOE BXE                     35,984              20.6900           20.4300           20.5396 
CBOE CXE                     20,354              20.6900           20.4400           20.5271 
London Stock 
 Exchange                    21,714              20.6700           20.4700           20.5494 
Turquoise                    15,357              20.6900           20.4400           20.5410 

The purchases form part of the Company's share buyback programme announced on 10 May 2023.

Following the above purchases, the Company holds 66,129,147 Ordinary Shares in treasury and has 1,719,274,830 Ordinary Shares in issue. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 1,719,274,830 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 Barclays Capital Securities Limited 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     Barclays Capital 
  Name           Securities Limited 
 Intermediary         BARCGB91 
 Timezone               UTC 
 Currency               GBP 

Please click on the link below to see the transactions.



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

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