DUBLIN / ACCESSWIRE / August 23, 2019 / As part of its 2019 Interim Results on 22 August 2019, CRH plc announced its intention to continue its share buyback programme with a further tranche of up to €350 million. CRH announces today that it has entered into arrangements with Societe Generale to repurchase ordinary shares on CRH's behalf for a maximum consideration of €350 million (the "Buyback").
The Buyback will commence on 26 August 2019 and will end no later than 3 January 2020.
Under the terms of the Buyback, ordinary shares will be repurchased on Euronext Dublin. CRH has entered into non-discretionary instructions with Societe Generale to conduct the Buyback on its behalf and to make trading decisions under the Buyback independently of CRH in accordance with certain pre-set parameters.
The purpose of the Buyback is to reduce the share capital of CRH and will be conducted within the limitations of the authority granted at CRH's AGM on 25 April 2019 to repurchase up to 10% of the Company's ordinary shares in issue (being 37,441,744 ordinary shares following the completion of the latest phase of the buyback programme).
The Buyback will also be conducted within the parameters prescribed by the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014, the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 and Chapter 12 of the UK Listing Rules. The repurchased ordinary shares will be held in treasury pending their cancellation or re-issue in due course.
This announcement relates solely to the Buyback and any decision in relation to any future buyback programmes will be based on an ongoing assessment of the capital needs of the business and general market conditions.
Contact CRH at Dublin 404 1000 (+353 1 404 1000)
Head of Investor Relations
CRH (LSE:CRH) (ISE:CRG) (NYSE:CRH) is the leading building materials business in the world, employing c.90,000 people at c.3,700 operating locations in 32 countries. It is the largest building materials business in North America, the largest heavyside materials business in Europe and has a number of strategic positions in the emerging economic regions of Asia and South America. CRH manufactures and supplies a range of integrated building materials, products and innovative solutions which can be found throughout the built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential structures. A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 index, the EURO STOXX 50 index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. CRH's American Depositary Shares are listed on the NYSE.
For more information visit www.crh.com.
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