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Trinity Mirror PLC
29 June 2006


                                                         Thursday 29th June 2006

                               TRINITY MIRROR PLC
                            PRE CLOSE TRADING UPDATE
                      26 week period ending 2nd July 2006


Trinity Mirror plc is today issuing a trading update ahead of its close period.
The company will announce its interim results on 3rd August 2006.

On a like-for-like basis, excluding acquisitions completed in 2005 and 2006,
Group advertising revenues for the 26 week period are expected to fall by 10.6%
year on year. Including acquisitions Group advertising revenues for the period
are expected to fall by 8.4%.

Like-for-like advertising revenues for the Regionals division are expected to
fall by 9.7% for the period. With the exception of property advertising which is
expected to increase by 1.9% for the period, all advertising categories are
expected to decline with falls of 6.7% for display, 21.0% for recruitment, 12.9%
for motors and 3.0% for other classified categories.

Advertising revenues for the Nationals division are expected to fall by 12.1%
for the period reflecting a 12.7% decline in the UK National titles and a 10.5%
decline for the Scottish National titles.

Advertising revenues for the Sports division are expected to fall by 16.0% year
on year and the Magazines and Exhibitions advertising revenues are expected to
fall by 12.3%.

Group circulation revenues for the 26 week period are expected to fall by 1.0%
year on year reflecting the impact of reduced volumes and vouchering activity on
the Scottish Nationals partially offset by cover price increases. Expected
circulation revenue declines of 1.4% for the Nationals, 3.1% for Sports and 1.1%
for Magazines and Exhibitions have been partially offset by an expected increase
of 1.4% for the Regionals division.

As highlighted at the AGM, the advertising environment remains weak and
management continue to run the business on the assumption that this will
continue for the remainder of the year.



Enquiries:

Trinity Mirror plc                                     020 7293 3000
Vijay Vaghela, Group Finance Director
Nick Fullagar, Director of Corporate Communications


Finsbury                                               020 7251 3801
Rupert Younger
James Leviton




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