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CVS Group plc

30 December 2022

30 December 2022

CVS Group plc

("CVS" or the "Company")

Exercise of Options and Total Voting Rights

CVS, one of the UK's leading providers of integrated veterinary services, confirms that certain employees have exercised options during December under the Company's Save As You Earn (SAYE) 2021 scheme (together, the "SAYE Exercise") totalling 1,113 ordinary shares of 0.2 pence each ("Ordinary Shares"). Admission of the 1,113 new Ordinary Shares has been satisfied via the block listing for the SAYE 2021 Scheme.

Furthermore, on 19 December 2022, options over a total of 115,280 new Ordinary Shares were exercised under the CVS Group 2019 Long Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP 13"). The 115,280 new Ordinary Shares were admitted to trading on AIM on 22 December 2022.

Following the issue of these new Ordinary Shares, which rank pari passu in all respects with the Company's existing Ordinary Shares, the Company has a total issued share capital of 71,271,971 Ordinary Shares, each carrying one voting right. The Company holds no Ordinary Shares in treasury and the total number of voting rights is therefore 71,271,971.

This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest, or a change to their interest, in the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

Contacts:

CVS Group plc

via Camarco

Richard Fairman, CEO

Jenny Farrer, Company Secretary

Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser & Broker) +44 (0)20 7418 8900

Adrian Trimmings / Michael Burke / Andrew Clark / Lalit Bose

Berenberg (Joint Broker) +44 (0)20 3207 7800

Toby Flaux / Ben Wright / Ciaran Walsh / Milo Bonser

Camarco (Financial PR)

Geoffrey Pelham-Lane +44 (0)7733 124 226

Ginny Pulbrook +44 (0)7961 315 138

Toby Strong

+44 (0)7789 151 644

About CVS Group plc ( www.cvsukltd.co.uk )

CVS Group is an AIM-quoted fully-integrated provider of veterinary services in the UK, with practices in the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland. CVS is focused on providing high quality clinical services to its customers and their animals, with outstanding and dedicated clinical teams and support colleagues at the core of its strategy.

The Group has c.500 veterinary practices across its three markets, including eight specialist referral hospitals and 37 dedicated out-of-hours sites. Alongside the core Veterinary Practices division, CVS operates Laboratories (providing diagnostic services to CVS and third-parties), Crematoria (providing pet cremation and clinical waste disposal for CVS and third-party practices), Buying Groups and the Group's online retail business ("Animed Direct").

The Group employs c.8,100 personnel, including c.2,100 veterinary surgeons and c.3,000 nurses.

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