WH Smith PLC
Transaction in Own Shares
WH Smith PLC (the "Company") announces that it has purchased, in accordance with the authority granted by shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 24 January 2018, the following number of its ordinary shares of 22 6/67 pence each ("Shares") as part of the buyback programme announced on 8 December 2017:
Date of purchase: 10 August 2018
Number of Shares purchased: 20,000 Shares
Highest price paid per Share: 1994.0 pence
Lowest price paid per Share: 1980.0 pence
Average price paid per Share: 1986.5686 pence
Broker: Barclays Capital Securities Limited
The Company intends to cancel these Shares.
The company has 109,624,008 Shares in issue. This number represents the total voting rights in the Company and may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they can 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 and Transparency Rules.
In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (the Market Abuse Regulation), detailed information about the individual purchases is attached to this announcement.
For further information, please contact:
WH Smith PLC
020 7406 6320
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