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Purchase of shares by Employee Benefit Trust

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The company has been informed that, on 5 January 2009, the trustees of the Group 4 Securicor Employee Benefit Trust (“the Trust”) purchased 554,700 ordinary shares of G4S plc at £2.0858 per share.

Following the acquisition, 6,387,354 ordinary shares of G4S plc are held by the Trust.

The executive directors of the company and other persons within the company discharging managerial responsibilities are within the class of potential beneficiaries under the Trust and are deemed to have a non-beneficial interest in these ordinary shares.  However, none of these persons has acquired a beneficial interest in such shares.