Compass Group PLC CPG Director/PDMR Shareholding

  Compass Group PLC (CPG) - Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 1141S
Compass Group PLC
27 November 2012





Compass Group  PLC (the  "Company")  announces the  following changes  in  the 
interests of  Directors  and  Persons  Discharging  Managerial  Responsibility 
("PDMR") in ordinary  shares of  10 pence  each in  the share  capital of  the 
Company ("Shares").

1. Long-Term Incentive Plan Release

On 23 November 2012, the following  Directors and PDMRs requested the  release 
of vested awards  made on 1  December 2009 under  the Compass Group  Long-Term 
Incentive Plan ("LTIP") (which were  granted for nil consideration)  following 
satisfaction  of  both  the  Free  Cash  Flow  and  Total  Shareholder  Return 
performance conditions in  the three years  ended 30 September  2012, and  the 
following Shares were issued on 26 November 2012:

Name            Director or PDMR Number of Shares
Richard Cousins     Director              350,182
Gary Green          Director              269,198
Andrew Martin       Director              210,108
Jane Kingston         PDMR                118,060
Mark White            PDMR                132,068

The Shares noted below  were sold on  27 November 2012  at 719.1425 pence  per 
Share in order  to realise  sufficient funds to  settle resultant  UK tax  and 
social security liabilities arising from such issue:

Name                          Number of Shares sold
Richard Cousins                             181,663
Andrew Martin                               108,996
Jane Kingston    61,246
Mark White                                   68,513

2. Disposal of Shares

On 27 November 2012, Andrew  Martin sold his remaining resulting  shareholding 
of 101,112 Shares pursuant to his LTIP  release in 1. above at 719.1425  pence 
per share.

On 26  November 2012,  Mr Martin  gifted  238,845 Shares  to his  spouse,  Mrs 
Jeanette Martin and Mrs Martin subsequently sold the same number of Shares  on 
27 November 2012 at 719.1425 pence per Share.

On 27 November 2012,  Gary Green sold  256,856 Shares at  a price of  719.1425 
pence per Share.

3. Resultant Shareholdings

Following the transactions detailed above,  total interests in Shares for  the 
Directors and PDMRs noted above are as shown below:

Name             Number of Shares Percentage of Issued Share Capital
Richard Cousins*        1,527,992                            0.0829%
Gary Green                619,198                            0.0336%
Andrew Martin             650,000                            0.0352%
Jane Kingston             273,162                            0.0148%
Mark White**              306,342                            0.0166%

* 744,876 Shares above are registered in the name of Mrs C Cousins.

** 306,342 Shares above are registered in the name of Mrs M B White.



Investors/Analysts: Mark J White, General Counsel & Company Secretary

 Sarah John, Corporate Strategy

Media:Clare Hunt, Group Media Relations
Assistant Director

Note to Editors

Compass Group PLC is a world-leading food and support services company,  which 
generated annual revenues of £16.9 billion in the year to 30 September  2012. 
It operates in  around 50 countries,  employs over 500,000  people and  serves 
over 4 billion meals  every year. The Company  specialises in providing  food 
and a  range  of  support services  across  the  core sectors  of  Business  & 
Industry, Defence, Offshore  & Remote  Site, Healthcare,  Education, Sports  & 
Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.

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