G4S plc UK DK: Interim Management Statement 5 November 2013 G4S PLC INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT G4S, theleadingGlobal Integrated Security Company,reports today ontrading and financial performance from 30 June to date and gives an overview of financial performance forthe nine months ended 30 September 2013. Overview - trading and financial performance from 30 June to date and nine months to 30 September 2013 Trends from the first half of 2013 have broadly continued from 30 June to date. Revenue,at constant exchange rates, compared to the samenine monthperiod last yeargrew by6.4%^1.Profit before interest, tax and amortisation (PBITA) was in line with the same period in2012. Trading update -nine months ended 30 September. Overall organic growth was4.8%. Growth was14% in emergingmarkets andwas broadly flatindeveloped markets.The Group delivered satisfactory organic growth despite challenging market conditionsin Europe and lower US federal government spending which has affected our secure solutions and systems businesses in that market. On 31 October, weagreed the sale of G4S Norway toNokasAS for a total consideration of £30.5million includingassociated cash and debt. Completion is subject to customary closing conditions. G4S Norway provides security and security systems to customers across the country. As at 30 September the Group was in a significantly stronger financial position following theAugust share placingand receipt of the disposal proceeds from the sale of our data storage business in Colombia. We expect to receive the proceeds from the disposal of our Canadian Cash business in the fourth quarter. The Group also had access to £960 million of committed, un-utilised facilities. UK Government On 4 November, the SFO notified the company that it opened an investigation into the provision of electronic monitoring services which commenced in April 2005. The company will fully co-operate with this investigation. The company also continues to provide support and full co-operation to the Ministry of Justice on its audit of the electronic monitoring contract and, upon completion of the audit, looks forward to working with the customer to address any differences on this contract. The company is also providing full support and co-operation to the Cabinet Office review of key contracts. Summary and Outlook Ouremerging markets businesses, which account for more than40%of group profits, continue to achieve good results. Trading conditions are expected to remain challenging in Europe and the USA during the fourth quarter. The restructuring of our UK & Ireland cash solutions businessesand selected businesses in continental Europe isunderway with tangible benefits expected in 2014. At our Capital Markets presentation today, we will be outlining how the proven expertise and capabilities of our people, coupled with our leadingmarket positions and diverse customer base provide us with the foundation from which to deliver sustainable, profitable growth ^1^-excludingthe Olympics contract 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 Faeth Birch - RLM Finsbury +44 (0) 207 251 3801 Strategy update A meeting for investors is being held in London at 2pm today. Webcast details are as follows: http://view-w.tv/p/707-803-13512/en Notes to Editors: G4S is the leading Global Integrated Security Company which specialises in the provision of security products and services to customers. G4S is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S is active in more than 115 countries and has 620,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: G4S plc UK DK via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1740513
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