CRH COMPLETES PHASE 4 OF SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAMME

CRH plc, the global building materials group, is pleased to announce that it has completed the fourth phase of its share buyback programme, returning a further €200 million of cash to shareholders.

Between 2 January and 29 March 2019, 7.6 million ordinary shares were repurchased on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Dublin at an average discount of 0.6% to the volume weighted average price over the period.

This brings total cash returned to shareholders under our share buyback programme to approximately €1 billion over the last 12 months. Further share buybacks are under active consideration and details will be announced as part of our Trading Update announcement on 24 April 2019.

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