RNS Number : 3100I

Standard Chartered PLC

31 March 2020


31 March 2020

Transaction in own shares

Standard Chartered PLC ("SC") announces that today it purchased the following number of its ordinary shares of US$0.50 each through J.P. Morgan Securities plc, pursuant to the share buy-back programme previously announced on 27 February 2020.

Ordinary Shares:

 Date of purchase:                                 31 March 2020 
 Aggregate number of ordinary shares purchased:    2,190,601 
 Lowest price paid per share:                      435.7000 
 Highest price paid per share:                     457.9000 
 Weighted average price paid per share:            446.0753 

Aggregated information of ordinary shares purchased today according to each trading venue:

         Venue            Weighted average       Aggregate         Lowest        Highest 
                             price paid          number of        price paid    price paid 
                              per share       shares purchased    per share     per share 
 London Stock Exchange        446.0790           1,296,959        436.3000      457.9000 
                         -----------------  ------------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Turquoise                    445.9547            211,540         435.7000      457.2000 
                         -----------------  ------------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Chi-X (CXE)                  446.1297            305,150         435.7000      457.9000 
                         -----------------  ------------------  ------------  ------------ 
 BATS (BXE)                   446.0862            376,952         435.7000      457.8000 
                         -----------------  ------------------  ------------  ------------ 

SC intends to cancel the purchased shares.

Following the purchase of these shares, SC will have 3,156,182,262 ordinary shares in issue. Therefore, the total voting rights in SC will be 789,045,565 . This figure for the total number of voting rights may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, SC under the FCA's Disclosure Guidelines and Transparency Rules.

SC holds no shares in Treasury.

In respect of this buy-back programme, J.P. Morgan Securities plc will purchase SC's ordinary shares, acting as principal, for a period from 2 March 2020 up to and including 14 May 2020.

Any such share purchases will be effected in accordance with certain pre-set parameters, and in accordance with (and subject to limits prescribed by) SC's general authority to repurchase ordinary shares granted by its shareholders, Chapter 12 of the Financial Conduct Authority's Listing Rules, Article 5(1) of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (the "Market Abuse Regulation"), the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052, the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and the Hong Kong Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buy-Backs.

In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of the Market Abuse Regulation, a full breakdown of the individual trades is attached to this announcement.


This announcement will also be available on SC's website at: https://www.sc.com/en/investors/stock-exchange-announcements/

Enquiries to:

   Mark Stride, Head of Investor Relations                +44 (0) 20 7885 8596 

Julie Gibson, Head of Media Relations +44 (0) 20 7885 2434

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