COMPASS GROUP PLC
TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS AND CAPITAL AS AT 30 SEPTEMBER 2016
In accordance with its obligations under rule 5.6.1 of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, Compass Group PLC confirms that as at 30 September 2016 its issued share capital consists of:
· 1,643,090,572 ordinary shares of 10 5/8 pence each admitted to trading, with each ordinary share having one vote;
· 11,575,887 ordinary shares of 10 5/8 pence each held in treasury. The voting rights of treasury shares are automatically suspended; and
that the total number of voting rights in respect of these ordinary shares is 1,643,090,572 with each ordinary share having one vote.
In addition, Compass Group PLC sponsors a level 1 American Depositary Receipt Programme, under which ordinary shares of 10 5/8 pence each are traded in the form of American Depositary Shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The ordinary shares of 10 5/8 pence each traded in the form of American Depositary Shares are included within the total voting rights figure set out above.
The total voting rights figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculation by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Compass Group PLC under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
For further information, contact:
M J White Tel: +44 (0)1932 573000
Note to Editors: Compass Group PLC is a world-leading food and support services company, which generated annual revenues of £17.8 billion in the year to 30 September 2015. It operates in over 50 countries, employs over 500,000 people and serves over 5 billion meals every year. The Company specialises in providing food and a range of support services across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Healthcare & Seniors, Education, Defence, Offshore & Remote, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.
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