SC intends to cancel the purchased shares.
Following the cancellation of the purchased shares, SC will have 2,836,555,147 ordinary shares in issue. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in SC will be 709,138,786.
Any share purchases pursuant to the Programme will be effected in accordance with certain pre-set parameters and limits, and in accordance with applicable law and regulation as described in more detail in SC's announcement of 17 February 2023.
In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 (as incorporated into UK domestic law by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018), a full breakdown of the individual trades is attached to this announcement.
This announcement will also be available on SC's website at: https://www.sc.com/en/investors/stock-exchange-announcements/
Gregg J Powell, Head of Investor Relations +44 (0) 20 7885 5172
Shaun Gamble, Director, Group Media Relations: +44 (0) 20 7885 5934