London, February 15
Transaction in own shares
Ashtead Group plc (the "Company") announces that on 15 February 2018 it purchased for Treasury the following number of its ordinary shares of 10 pence each pursuant to its £1 billion share repurchase programme, details of which were announced on 14 December 2017.
Description of shares: Ashtead Group plc - ordinary shares of 10 pence
Number of Shares repurchased: 105,000 Shares
Date of transaction: 15 February 2018
Average price paid per Share: 2023.8078 pence
Lowest price paid per Share: 2004.0000 pence
Highest price paid per Share: 2045.0000 pence
Broker: Barclays Capital Securities Limited
Following the purchase of these shares, the remaining number of ordinary shares in issue will be 495,630,712 (excluding Treasury shares), and the company will hold 3,595,000 ordinary shares in Treasury.
The figure of 495,630,712 may be used by shareholders (and others with notification obligations) 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 Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (the Market Abuse Regulation), detailed information about the individual purchases is attached to this announcement.
For further information, please contact:
Ashtead Group plc
|Will Shaw, Director of Investor Relations||+44 (0)20 7726 9700|