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COMPASS GROUP PLC:
TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS AND CAPITAL AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2012
In accordance with its obligations under rule 5.6.1 of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, Compass Group PLC confirms that as at 31 December 2012 its issued share capital consists of 1,839,393,340 ordinary shares of 10 pence each. The total number of voting rights in respect of these ordinary shares is 1,839,393,340 each ordinary share having one vote. Compass Group PLC does not hold any ordinary shares in treasury.
In addition, Compass Group PLC sponsors a level 1 American Depositary Receipt Programme, under which ordinary shares of 10 pence each are traded in the form of American Depositary Shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The ordinary shares of 10 pence each traded in the form of American Depositary Shares are included within the total set out above.
The above figure 1,839,393,340 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 FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
For further information, contact:
M J White Tel: +44 1932 573000
Note to Editors
Compass Group PLC is a world-leading food and support services company, which generated annual revenues of £16.9 billion in the year to 30 September 2012. It operates in around 50 countries, employs over 500,000 people and serves over 4 billion meals every year. The Company specialises in providing food and a range of support services across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Defence, Offshore & Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.
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