RNS Number : 2984R


25 October 2023

25 October 2023

CRH plc Transaction in Own Shares

CRH plc ("CRH") announces that on 24 October 2023, it acquired the following number of its ordinary shares (the "ordinary shares") on the New York Stock Exchange from CRH's broker Merrill Lynch International. The ordinary shares acquired (by way of redemption) will be cancelled.

 Aggregate          Volume weighted   Highest price     Lowest price   Trading Venues 
  number of          average price     paid per share    per share 
  ordinary shares    paid 
                                                                       See attached 
 363,087            54.7257           55.10             54.45           schedule 
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The redemptions form part of CRH's intention to buy back ordinary shares of up to $1 billion* in the period to 20 December 2023 following its announcement on 25 September 2023 and were effected by CRH's broker as part of the Programme announced on 25 September 2023.

Following settlement of the above transactions and subsequent share cancellation CRH will have 706,280,999 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares). CRH will also hold 41,216,169 of its ordinary shares in treasury, which represents 5.514% of the issued ordinary share capital of CRH. Ordinary shares held in treasury do not have any voting rights.

In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (the Market Abuse Regulation) as such legislation forms part of retained EU law in the United Kingdom ("UK") (as defined in the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018) and as amended pursuant to UK's Market Abuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (as may be amended and/or supplemented from time to time), a detailed breakdown of individual trades made on 23 October 2023 by Merrill Lynch International on behalf of CRH as part of the buyback programme is scheduled to this announcement. This announcement is also being made for the purposes of the UK Financial Conduct Authority's Listing Rule 14.3.17(3).

* Being an amount equal to EUR940 million (based on a FX rate of $1.00:EUR0.94 fixed for the duration of the Buyback).


Diarmuid Enright

Assistant Company Secretary

Tel: 00 3531 6344340

 Issuer name:                                                     CRH plc 
 LEI                                                              549300MIDJNNTH068E74 
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 ISIN:                                                            IE0001827041 
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 UK Broker:                                                       Merrill Lynch International 
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 UK Broker code:                                                  MLILGB3LELE 
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 Time zone:                                                       EST 
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 Currency:                                                        USD 
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 Date of Transactions:                                             24 October 2023 
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 Aggregated Information 
 Trading venues                                                   Currency      Volume Weighted    Aggregated volume 
                                                                                 Average Price 
 See attached schedule 
  0-25.pdf                                                        USD           54.7257            363,087 
                                                                 ------------  -----------------  ------------------ 

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