G4S plc UK DK : G4S plc UK DK : Directorate change

              G4S plc UK DK : G4S plc UK DK : Directorate change

13 March 2013

                                   G4S plc

     Ashley Almanza to succeed Trevor Dighton as Chief Financial Officer
                         with effect from 1 May 2013

G4S, the international secure solutions outsourcing group, today announces
that Trevor Dighton will be retiring from his position as Chief Financial
Officer on 30 April 2013 and from the board of G4S plc following the company's
Annual General Meeting on 6 June 2013.

The company is pleased to announce that Ashley Almanza, former CFO of BG
Group, will be joining the board as an executive director and will succeed Mr
Dighton in the role of CFO with effect from 1 May 2013. He will also serve as
a member of the Risk Committee.

Mr Dighton will continue to work for the group in order to conclude a number
of strategic projects and to ensure a smooth handover to Mr Almanza.

Commenting on the announcement, Nick Buckles, CEO of G4S said:

"Trevor signalled his intention to retire from the board at the age of 65 and
I would like to thank him for having dedicated 18 years to the group during
which time he has been a key part of the senior management team and helped to
create the world leader in secure solutions.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ashley, a high quality
respected executive with extensive international business experience. We look
forward to him joining the board and the management team on 1^st May."

John Connolly, Chairman of G4S, added:

"It is my responsibility to ensure that we plan succession well and that we
continue to build a highly competent senior management team to take the
business forward. On behalf of the board, I am delighted to welcome Ashley
who brings a wealth of experience from working across international borders in
complex businesses and will be a great addition to the team.

Trevor has served this great company well in a number of senior positions and
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the board to thank Trevor
for his hard work and dedication to G4S over many years."


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

Media enquiries:

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

About Ashley Almanza:

A chartered accountant by training, Ashley who holds an MBA from London
Business School, held a number of senior roles at BG Group from 1993 to 2012,
including Chief Financial Officer from 2002 to 2011 and Executive Vice
President from 2009 to 2012.

Ashley is currently a non-executive director of Schroders plc and a member of
the Advisory Board of Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. He was
previously Chairman of the Hundred Group of Finance Directors.

No further information is required to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13R of
the Listing Rules.

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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