RNS Number : 4117A

Compass Group PLC

24 May 2023

LEI: 2138008M6MH9OZ6U2T68

COMPASS GROUP PLC (the "Company")

Transaction in Own Shares

The Company announces that on 23 May 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 1,209,302 of its ordinary shares of 11 1/20 pence each (the "Ordinary Shares"), through the Company's broker, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, 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                   -                    -                 -                 - 
BATS Europe                435,246           GBP22.3000        GBP22.1900        GBP22.2687 
CHI-X Europe               117,582           GBP22.3000        GBP21.1900        GBP22.2733 
London Stock               656,474           GBP22.3000        GBP22.1900        GBP22.2723 
Turquoise                        -                    -                 -                 - 

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

Following the above purchases, the Company holds 45,335,493 Ordinary Shares in treasury and has 1,740,068,484 Ordinary Shares in issue. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 1,740,068,484 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 J.P. Morgan Securities plc 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   J.P. Morgan Securities 
  Name                    Plc 
 Intermediary          JPMSGB2L 
 Timezone                UTC 
 Currency                GBP 

Please click on the link below to see the transactions.



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

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