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Fact Sheet for G4S plc

Country: GBR
Contact: G4S plcManor RoyalThe ManorCrawleyWest SussexRH10 9UNTel: +44 (0) 20 8770 7000or +44 (0) 20 8722 2000Email:
Management: 2008: Nick Buckles Chief Executive Officer ; Trevor Dighton Chief Financial Officer ; Grahame Gibson Chief Operating Officer & Divisional President, Security Services ; Søren Lundsberg-Nielsen Group General Counsel ; Ken Niven Divisional President, Cash Services ; Irene Cowden Group HR Director ; ebbie McGrath Group Communications Director ; David Taylor-Smith - Regional President, UK and Ireland, CEO, G4S UK and Ireland ; Andreas Paterakis Regional President, South Eastern Europe ; Willem van de Ven Regional President, Africa (sub-Saharan) ; David Hudson Regional President, North Africa, Middle East and Southern Asia ; Ted Devereux Regional President, Asia Pacific ; Jeff Morrow - Regional President, Latin America and Caribbean, Central Europe, Central Asia ; David Lidbetter Regional President Northern and Western Europe ; Graham Levinsohn - Regional President, Cash Services Nordic Region ; Ian Nisbet - Chief Executive for G4S Cash Services - UK and Ireland
Directors: 2008: Alf Duch-Pedersen Non Executive Chairman ; Lord Condon Non Executive Deputy Chairman ; Thorleif Krarup Non Executive Director ; Bo Lerenius Non Executive Director ; Mark Seligman Non Executive Director ; Sir Malcolm Williamson Non Executive Director ; Mark Elliot Non Executive Director ; Nick Buckles Chief Executive Officer ; Trevor Dighton Chief Financial Officer ; Grahame Gibson Chief Operating Officer & Divisional President - Security Services
Comments: G4S plc was formed in July 2004 by the merger between Securicor plc and Group 4 Falck A/S's security business and is listed on the London and Copenhagen Stock Exchanges. G4S currently has a market capitalisation of approximately £2.7 billion. G4S operates in over 110 countries throughout the world and employs over 500,000 people. It is the market leader in providing security and cash solutions in many of the countries in which it operates. For more information on G4S please visit ? G4S is the world's leading international security solutions group ? Providing security guards to individuals, businesses, governments and sporting events ? Installing and maintaining security equipment ? Transporting cash (notes and coins) and valuables between businesses, banks and ATMs ? Providing security consultancy and training to help people reduce their risk Other facts about G4S ? G4S is the largest security services provider globally with operations in more than 110 countries on 6 continents ? G4S was formed from the merger between Securicor plc and Group 4 Falck A/S's security business, which completed in July 2004. ? G4S plc is a FTSE 100 listed company ? In 2006 the Group had a turnover of £4.4 billion ? The Group offers Cash Services and Security Services, which includes manned guarding, security systems and justice services. ? G4S provides services to public, private and corporate customers ? The Group has over 500,000 employees ? G4S is the largest employer listed on the London Stock Exchange
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