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26 January 2021
Further to the circular to shareholders published on 25 January 2021 (the "Circular"), Tesco PLC (the "Company") confirms that applications have been made for the admission of a total of 11 ordinary shares of 5p each to (a) the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities and (b) to a secondary listing on the Official List of The Irish Stock Exchange plc, trading as Euronext Dublin and to trading on the Euronext Dublin Market operated by Euronext Dublin. This additional listing of shares will ensure the Share Consolidation results in a whole number of New Ordinary Shares following the Share Consolidation.
These shares are being issued to the Company's Employee Benefit Trust.
The shares will rank equally with the existing issued Ordinary Shares of the Company.
It is expected that admission will be granted on 28 January 2021 and that trading will commence on the same day.
Capitalised terms not otherwise defined in this Announcement have the same meaning given to them in the Circular.
Robert Welch, Company Secretary
Welwyn Garden City
Tel: 07793 222569
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