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FIRSTGROUP PLC: Result of Rump Placing

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INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE
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APPLICABLE. PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICE AT THE END OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. 
FirstGroup plc 
                                                               26 June 2013 
                        Result of Rump Placing                              
Following the announcement earlier today regarding valid acceptances under the
fully underwritten Rights Issue announced by FirstGroup plc (the "Company") on
20 May 2013, the Company confirms that Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan
Securities plc and Merrill Lynch International, in their capacity as Joint
Bookrunners, have procured subscribers for all of the 89,540,973 New Ordinary
Shares for which valid acceptances were not received, representing 12.39 per
cent. of New Ordinary Shares, at a price of 91 pence per New Ordinary Share. 
The net proceeds from the placing of such New Ordinary Shares (after the
deduction of the Issue Price of 85 pence per New Ordinary Share and the
expenses of procuring subscribers including any applicable brokerage and
commissions and amounts in respect of VAT which are not recoverable, if any)
will be paid (without interest) to those persons whose rights have lapsed in
accordance with the terms of the Rights Issue, pro rata to their lapsed
provisional allotments, save that individual amounts of less than £5 will not
be paid to such persons but will be paid to the Company. 
CONTACTS 
FirstGroup plc 
Tim O'Toole, Chief Executive +44 (0) 20 7291 0512 
Chris Surch, Group Finance Director 
Rachael Borthwick, Group Corporate Communications Director 
Goldman Sachs International 
Joint Sponsor, Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner, Joint Corporate
Broker 
Anthony Gutman +44 (0) 20 7774 1000 
Phil Raper 
Eduard van Wyk 
J.P. Morgan Cazenove 
Joint Sponsor, Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner, Joint Corporate
Broker 
Malcolm Moir +44 (0) 20 7742 4000 
Jonathan Wilcox 
Guy Marks 
BofA Merrill Lynch 
Joint Bookrunner 
Rupert Hume-Kendall +44 (0) 20 7628 1000 
Oliver Holbourn 
Daniel Burton-Morgan 
END 
IMPORTANT NOTICE 
This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus. Nothing in this
announcement should be interpreted as a term or condition of the Rights Issue.
Investors should not subscribe for or purchase, sell or dispose of any New
Ordinary Shares, the Provisional Allotment Letters, the Nil Paid Rights or the
Fully Paid Rights in the Company except on the basis of information in the
Prospectus published by the Company in connection with the Rights Issue. 
Capitalised terms defined in the Prospectus published on 22 May 2013 shall have
the same meaning when used in this announcement. 
This announcement is for information purposes only and is not intended to and
does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to purchase or
subscribe for, or any solicitation to purchase or subscribe for, Nil Paid
Rights, Fully Paid Rights or New Ordinary Shares or to take up any entitlements
to Nil Paid Rights in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation
is unlawful. This announcement cannot be relied upon for any investment
contract or decision. 
The information contained in this announcement is not for release, publication
or distribution to persons in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan and
should not be distributed, forwarded to or transmitted in or into any
jurisdiction where to do so might constitute a violation of local securities
laws or regulations. 
This announcement does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation
to purchase or subscribe for securities of the Company in the United States,
Australia, Canada or Japan. None of the Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights
or the New Ordinary Shares has been or will be registered under the US
Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") or under the applicable
securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States or the
securities legislation of any province or territory of Australia, Canada or
Japan. Accordingly, the Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights or the New
Ordinary Shares may not be offered, sold, resold, delivered or distributed,
directly or indirectly, in or into the United States absent registration, or an
exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration
requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with state securities
laws, or in or into Australia, Canada or Japan except in accordance with
applicable law. There will be no public offer of Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid
Rights or New Ordinary Shares in the United States, Canada or Japan. 
The New Ordinary Shares will be issued without disclosure in Australia under
Chapter 6D of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act). The offer of
these New Ordinary Shares for resale in Australia within 12 months of their
acquisition may, under section 707 of the Corporations Act, require disclosure
to investors. Accordingly the New Ordinary Shares should not, within 12 months
of their acquisition, be offered, transferred, assigned or otherwise alienated
to investors in Australia except in circumstances where disclosure to investors
is not required. New Ordinary Shares transferred on-market on the London Stock
Exchange are not subject to the Australian disclosure regime. 
The distribution of this announcement and/or the Prospectus and/or the
Provisional Allotment Letter and/or the transfer of Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid
Rights and/or New Ordinary Shares into jurisdictions other than the United
Kingdom may be restricted by law, and, therefore, persons into whose possession
this announcement and/or the Prospectus and/or the Provisional Allotment Letter
comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any
failure to comply with any such restrictions may constitute a violation of the
securities laws of such jurisdiction. In particular, subject to certain
exceptions, the Prospectus and the Provisional Allotment Letter should not be
distributed, forwarded to or transmitted in or into the United States, Canada
or Japan. 
This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning the Rights
Issue. The price and value of securities can go down as well as up. Past
performance is not a guide to future performance. The contents of this
announcement are not to be construed as legal, business, financial or tax
advice. Each Shareholder or prospective investor should consult his, her or its
own legal adviser, business adviser, financial adviser or tax adviser for
legal, financial, business or tax advice. 
Neither the content of the Company's website nor any website accessible by
hyperlinks on the Company's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this
announcement. 
                                                                            
END 
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