RNS Number : 8987N

Compass Group PLC

28 September 2023

LEI: 2138008M6MH9OZ6U2T68

COMPASS GROUP PLC (the "Company")


The Company announces that on 27 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 607,802 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                          57,555              20.0300           19.9050           19.9718 
CBOE BXE                                99,755              20.0300           19.8850           19.9681 
CBOE CXE                               141,192              20.0300           19.8850           19.9684 
London Stock 
 Exchange                              257,808              20.0300           19.8850           19.9768 
Turquoise                               51,492              20.0300           19.9050           19.9727 

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

Following the above purchases, the Company holds 69,124,756 Ordinary Shares in treasury and has 1,716,279,221 Ordinary Shares in issue. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 1,716,279,221 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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