Serco share repurchase programme
8 March 2022
Serco today provides this further announcement in connection with its intention to repurchase shares over the next 12 months valued at up to £90 million, as announced on 24 February 2022.
The first tranche of the buyback will be a programme (the 'Programme') to purchase shares with a value of up to £40 million. This will occur during the period starting on 8 March 2022 and ending no later than 16 August 2022 (the 'Engagement Period'). The second tranche of the buyback, with a value of up to £50 million, is expected to commence following completion of the first tranche. The aggregate number of shares acquired by the Company shall not exceed the balance of 107,694,378 shares remaining of the 121,662,712 shares authorised by shareholders at the 2021 Annual General Meeting. It is intended that any shares repurchased under the Programme will be transferred into treasury and subsequently cancelled.
The Company has entered into an agreement with J.P. Morgan Securities plc (JPMS plc) under which it has issued an irrevocable instruction to JPMS plc to manage the Programme for the Engagement Period. JPMS plc will carry out the instruction through the acquisition of ordinary shares in the Company for subsequent repurchase by the Company. This arrangement is in accordance with Chapter 12 of the UKLA Listing Rules and the Company's general authority to repurchase shares.
JPMS plc may undertake transactions in ordinary shares of the Company (which may include sales and hedging activities, in addition to purchases which may take place on any available trading venue or on an over the counter basis) during the Engagement Period in order to manage its market exposure under the Programme. Disclosure of such transactions will not be made by JPMS plc as a result of or as part of the Programme, but JPMS plc will continue to make any disclosures it is otherwise legally required to make.
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Serco is a leading provider of public services. Our customers are governments or others operating in the public sector. We gain scale, expertise and diversification by operating internationally across five sectors and four geographies: Defence, Justice & Immigration, Transport, Health and Citizen Services, delivered in UK & Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. More information can be found at www.serco.com