G4S plc UK DK : G4S plc UK DK : Interim Management Statement

         G4S plc UK DK : G4S plc UK DK : Interim Management Statement

7 May 2013

                                   G4S PLC
                         INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT

G4S, the world's leading  secure outsourcing group,  reports today on  trading 
for the year  to date, including  an overview of  financial performance to  31 
March 2013.

Overview of the financial performance for the three months to 31 March 2013
In the  first three  months of  2013, overall  revenues compared  to the  same 
period last year,  grew by  7.5% at  constant exchange  rates and  by 7.7%  at 
actual exchange  rates. The  group  operating margin  was around  0.6%  lower 
compared to the same period in 2012. 

Organic Growth
Overall organic growth was encouraging at  6%, with 12% in developing  markets 
and 4% in developed markets

  *In secure solutions, organic growth was  6%, helped by a continued  strong 
    performance in developing markets and UK government 

  *In cash  solutions,  organic  growth was  3%  overall.  Developed  markets 
    declined 1% and developing markets grew 14%. 

Margins
Overall, the group margin  was down around 0.6%  due principally to  continued 
challenging economic  and trading  conditions in  Continental Europe,  ongoing 
pricing pressure in  the UK  and Ireland  cash solutions  businesses, the  mix 
effect of new contracts starting up in  UK Government and the impact of a  £6m 
charge in the African region relating mainly to the write-off of  receivables. 
The proposed  closure  of  30  prisons  and  other  cost  reductions  by  the 
Netherlands Ministry of Justice will have a significant negative impact on the
group's Dutch business which provides staff  to the prisons. For all of  these 
reasons, and despite  ongoing business  improvement plans,  the first  quarter 
margin trends are expected to continue for the full year.

Acquisitions & Divestments
During the  first  three  months  of  the year,  the  group  invested  £5m  in 
capability-building acquisitions such as the Deposita cash solutions  business 
in South Africa.  The process  for the sale  of the  US Government  Solutions 
business is underway and the group now intends to include its regulated secure
solutions business,  which  provides services  to  regulated markets  such  as 
nuclear power, in the  sale of the US  Government Solutions business. RSS  had 
revenues of around £100m and profits of around £6m in 2012.

Financial position
The group  had committed  credit facilities  of £1,100m,  of which  £760m  was 
unutilised at 31 March.

Summary 
The business has continued to  achieve good underlying organic growth  despite 
continuing challenging macro-economic conditions in Europe.

The  North  American  commercial   businesses  had  an  exceptionally   strong 
performance in 2012 and so, as expected,  growth in the first quarter of  2013 
was slightly lower.  The UK  government business continued  to grow  strongly, 
helped by contracts started in 2012. 

The group's developing markets businesses, which account for more than a third
of group profits, continue to achieve strong results and their organic  growth 
rates are expected to continue for 2013.

The macro-economic  environment has  affected developed  markets margins  and, 
despite active business improvement plans  which are being implemented,  group 
margins are expected to continue to be impacted adversely in the short term.

For further enquiries, please contact G4S plc:
Helen Parris - Director of Investor Relations   +44 (0) 1293 554423

For Media enquiries, please contact
Adam Mynott - Director of Media Relations   +44(0) 1293 554445
Piers Zangana - Media Relations Manager
David Allchurch/Ed Orlebar - Tulchan Group        +44 (0) 207 353 4200

There will be an  investor and analyst  conference call at  8.30 am (UK  time) 
today. Participants should dial in 10  -15 minutes before the conference  call 
start time:

Webcast Link:
http://view-w.tv/w/707-803-12848/en
Telephone Dial-in Details

UK Toll free 0808 109 0700
Denmark Toll free 8088 8649 
Standard International access +44 (0) 20 3003 2666
USA Toll free 1 866 966 5335 

Password : G4S

A replay of thecall will be available for seven days after the event, details
as follows;-

Replay Details:

Standard International Access : +44 (0) 20 8196 1998
Denmark Toll Free : 8088 7109
UK Toll Free : 0800 633 8453
USA Toll Free : 1 866 583 1035
Access Pin : 7923041

AGM & Dividend

The AGM will take place  on 6 June 2013 and  the final dividend of 5.54  pence 
(DKK 0.473) per share is proposed for payment on 14 June 2013.

Capital Markets Day

On 25 June, G4S will be holding  a Capital Markets Day in London for  analysts 
and institutional investors.

Half year results

Results for the  six months to  30 June 2013  will be published  on 28  August 
2013.

Notes to Editors:

G4S is  the world's  leading secure  outsourcing group,  which specialises  in 
outsourced 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 more than  620,000 employees. For more information  on 
G4S, visit www.g4s.com.

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