UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
 
 
 
FORM 6-K
 
 
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13A - 16 OR 15D - 16 OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
 
17 March 2022
Commission File No. 001-32846
 
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CRH public limited company
(Translation of registrant's name into English)
 
 
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Belgard Castle, Clondalkin,
Dublin 22, Ireland.
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:
 
Form 20-F X Form 40-F___
 
 
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Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):_________
 
 
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Enclosure: CRH Continues Share Buyback Programme
 
Press Release
CRH Continues Share Buyback Programme
 
CRH plc, the leading building materials business in the world, is pleased to announce that it has completed the latest phase of its share buyback programme, returning a further $0.3 billion of cash to shareholders.
 
Between 24 December 2021 and 16 March 2022, 6.1 million ordinary shares were repurchased on Euronext Dublin at an average discount of 1.43% to the volume weighted average price over the period.
 
This brings total cash returned to shareholders under our ongoing share buyback programme to $3.2 billion since its commencement in May 2018.
 
CRH today also announces that it has entered into arrangements with Societe Generale to repurchase ordinary shares on CRH's behalf for a maximum consideration of $300 million (the "Buyback"). The Buyback will commence today, 17 March 2022, and will end no later than 27 June 2022.
 
Under the terms of the Buyback, ordinary shares will be repurchased on Euronext Dublin. CRH has entered into non-discretionary instructions with Societe Generale, acting as principal, to conduct the Buyback on CRH's behalf and to make trading decisions under the Buyback independently of CRH in accordance with certain pre-set parameters.
 
The maximum number of ordinary shares that may be repurchased under the Buyback is 45,000,000. The purpose of the Buyback is to reduce the share capital of CRH. The Buyback will at all times be conducted in accordance with the applicable annual general authorities granted by shareholders to repurchase CRH's ordinary shares. The Buyback will also be conducted within the parameters prescribed by the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014 and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 (also as in force in the UK, from time to time, including, where relevant, pursuant to the UK's Market Abuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019) and Chapter 12 of the UK Financial Conduct Authority's Listing Rules. The repurchased ordinary shares will be held in treasury pending their cancellation or re-issue in due course.
 
Any decision in relation to any future buyback programmes will be based on an ongoing assessment of the capital needs of the business and general market conditions.
   
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Contact CRH at Dublin 404 1000 (+353 1 404 1000)
 
Albert Manifold
Chief Executive
Jim Mintern
Finance Director
Frank Heisterkamp
Director of Capital Markets & ESG
Tom Holmes
Head of Investor Relations
 
 
About CRH
CRH (LSE: CRH, ISE: CRG, NYSE: CRH) is the leading building materials business in the world, employing c.77,400 people at c.3,200 operating locations in 28 countries. It is the largest building materials business in North America and Europe and also has regional positions in Asia. CRH manufactures and supplies a range of integrated building materials, products and innovative solutions which can be found throughout the built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential structures. A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 Index, the EURO STOXX 50 Index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. CRH's American Depositary Shares are listed on the NYSE. For more information visit www.crh.com.
 
 
 
Registered Office: No 12965. Registered Office: 42 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2, R02 R279, Ireland
 
 
 
 
 
 
SIGNATURE
 
 
 
 
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
CRH public limited company
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
Date 17 March 2022
 
 
 
By:___/s/Neil Colgan___
 
 
N.Colgan
 
 
Company Secretary
 

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