Purchase of Shares by Employee Benefit Trust

The company has been informed that, on 7 January 2010, the trustees of the G4S Employee Benefit Trust (“the Trust”) purchased 554,700 ordinary shares of G4S plc at £2.6547 per share.

Following the acquisition, 6,042,551 ordinary shares of G4S plc are held by the Trust.

The executive directors of the company and other persons within the company discharging managerial responsibilities are within the class of potential beneficiaries under the Trust and are deemed to have a non-beneficial interest in these ordinary shares. However, none of these persons has acquired a beneficial interest in such shares.

Peter David

Company Secretary