15 May 2008                                                                     

                                    G4S plc                                     

       Divestment of Manned Security and Monitoring activities in Germany       

G4S, the international security solutions group, today announces the divestment 
of G4S Sicherheitsdienste GmbH and G4S Alarm Solution GmbH - its German manned  
security and monitoring businesses - to Securitas Deutschland Finanz Holding    
GmbH - a subsidiary of Securitas AB - for a cash consideration of £27 million.  

This transaction is subject to approval from the German competition authorities.

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Helen Parris, Director of Investor Relations		+44 (0)1293 554400                

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Notes to Editors:                                                               

G4S is the world's leading international security solutions group, which        
specialises in assessing current and future risks and developing secure         
solutions to minimise their impact across a wide range of geographic markets and
business sectors.                                                               

G4S is a major provider of risk management and protection to governments and    
major corporate customers around the world and is an expert in all aspects of   
local and international secure logistics.                                       

G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a       
secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.  G4S has operations in over 110 
countries and over 530,000 employees.  For more information on G4S, visit