G4S plc UK DK : G4S plc UK DK : Disposal

                   G4S plc UK DK : G4S plc UK DK : Disposal

5 March 2013

                                   G4S plc

         Proposed Divestment of G4S Government Solutions, Inc. (USA)

G4S, the international security solutions group, today announces that,
following a strategic business review, it has decided to divest its US
Government Solutions business.

G4S Government Solutions, Inc. provides security, fire protection, facilities
management, training and mine clearance services to US Government
organisations including the Departments of Energy, Homeland Security and
Defense in addition to international organisations such as NATO and the United
Nations, both within the United States and overseas.

G4S Government Solutions operates sensitive Government contracts requiring
high level security clearances and is therefore managed under a proxy board
structure in order to comply with US national security regulations. The
company believes that an alternative parent would be able to create or add
more value to the business than G4S. As a non-US parent, with restricted
access to important commercial data, our ability to manage the business and
share best practice is severely limited.

In 2012, G4S Government Solutions, Inc. had annual revenues of around £400

G4S will retain its highly-regarded US commercial security business which
provides a broad range of security services and technology to commercial
companies and Government departments at a Federal, State and local level,
where high level security clearances are not required. The revenues of this
business, combined with G4S' other ongoing US operations totalled around £1.2
billion in 2012.

Houlihan Lokey has been appointed to manage the divestment process and it is
expected that the transaction will be completed within the next six months,
subject to all necessary approvals.


Helen Parris +44 (0) 1293 554400
Director of Investor Relations

Media enquiries:

Adam Mynott +44 (0) 1293 554400
Director of Media Relations

Notes to editors:

About G4S Government Solutions, Inc.:

G4S Government Solutions, Inc. provides a range of security and related
services to the US Government and international organisations, many of which
are classified in nature and require high level security clearances to

Due to G4S plc being  a non-US parent, the company  is operated under a  proxy 
board structure to  comply with  US national security  regulations on  foreign 
ownership,  control  and  influence  (FOCI),  which  limits  G4S'   management 
oversight of the business.

About G4S:

G4S  is  the  world's  leading  secure  outsourcing  group,  specialising   in 
outsourcing of business processes in  sectors where security and safety  risks 
are considered a strategic threat.

G4S is the  largest employer quoted  on the  London Stock Exchange  and has  a 
secondary stock exchange  listing in  Copenhagen. G4S has  operations in  more 
than 125 countries and over 620,000 employees.

For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com


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