Statement Regarding Press Speculation
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION.
THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT FALLING UNDER RULE 2.4 OF THE CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS (THE “CODE”) AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF A FIRM INTENTION TO MAKE AN OFFER UNDER RULE 2.7 OF THE CODE. THERE CAN BE NO CERTAINTY THAT ANY FIRM OFFER WILL BE MADE NOR AS TO THE TERMS ON WHICH ANY FIRM OFFER MIGHT BE MADE.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9 October 2020
Statement regarding press speculation
In response to recent press speculation, the Board of G4S plc (“G4S” or “the Company”) confirms it has received an expression of interest from Allied Universal Security Services LLC (“Allied Universal”), regarding a possible offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of the Company.
There can be no certainty that an offer will be made for the Company by Allied Universal, nor as to the terms on which any such offer might be made.
A further announcement will be made as and when appropriate.
In the meantime, as announced on 7 October 2020, shareholders are strongly advised to reject GardaWorld’s unattractive and highly opportunistic offer of 190 pence per share.
The person responsible for releasing this announcement on behalf of G4S is Celine Barroche, Company Secretary.
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Notes to Editors:
G4S is the leading global security company, specialising in the provision of security services and solutions to customers. Our mission is to create material, sustainable value for our customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all our markets.
G4S is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. After taking account of the businesses being sold in the year, G4S is active in more than 80 countries and has around 533,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.