In conformity with 5.6.1R of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules (“the Rules”), the Company hereby notifies the market of the following:
At the date of this announcement, the total issued share capital of the Company comprises 480,723,977 ordinary shares.
The Company currently holds 10,123,732 ordinary shares in treasury and therefore the issued share capital of the Company which carries voting rights of one vote per share comprises 470,600,245 ordinary shares (excluding treasury shares).
The above figure of 470,600,245 may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Rules.
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