RNS Number : 2515O

Compass Group PLC

02 October 2023

LEI: 2138008M6MH9OZ6U2T68

COMPASS GROUP PLC (the "Company")


The Company announces that on 29 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 300,000 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               22,344              20.1600           20.0600           20.1304 
CBOE BXE                     67,452              20.1600           20.0600           20.1262 
CBOE CXE                     64,396              20.1600           20.0600           20.1265 
London Stock 
 Exchange                   106,560              20.1600           20.0700           20.1301 
Turquoise                    39,248              20.1600           20.0600           20.1254 

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

Following the above purchases, the Company holds 70,170,859 Ordinary Shares in treasury and has 1,715,233,118 Ordinary Shares in issue. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is has 1,715,233,118 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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