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15 November 2023

15 November 2023

CRH plc Transaction in Own Shares

CRH plc ("CRH") announces that on 14 November 2023, it acquired the following number of its ordinary shares (the "ordinary shares") on the New York Stock Exchange from CRH's broker BofA Securities, Inc. The ordinary shares acquired (by way of redemption) will be cancelled.

 Aggregate          Volume weighted   Highest price     Lowest price   Trading Venue 
  number of          average price     paid per share    per share 
  ordinary shares    paid 
                                                                       See attached 
 340,000            60.9128           61.46             60.07           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 701,101,248 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares). CRH will also hold 41,209,278 of its ordinary shares in treasury, which represents 5.551% 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 during the period by BofA Securities, Inc. 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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 US Broker:                                                         BofA Securities, Inc. 
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 US Broker code:                                                    283942 
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 Time zone:                                                         EST 
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 Currency:                                                          USD 
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 Date of Transactions:                                               14 November 2023 
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 Aggregated Information 
 Trading venue                                                      Currency   Volume Weighted   Aggregated volume 
                                                                                Average Price 
 See attached schedule 
  15.pdf                                                            USD        60.9128           340,000 
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