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Trinity Mirror PLC
15 August 2005

                       Trinity Mirror plc (the "Company")


 1. The independent trustee (the "Trustee") of the Trinity Mirror Employees'
    Benefit Trust notified the Company on 15th August 2005 that it had on 12th
    August 2005 granted to Mr Steve Bird, the Group Human Resources Director of
    the Company (who is deemed by the Company to be a person discharging
    managerial responsibility), Performance Share Awards in the form of nil-cost
    options under the LTIP to acquire 10p ordinary shares in the capital of the
    Company. The awards under the LTIP are normally exercisable from the third
    anniversary of their date of grant for a period of six months subject to the
    satisfaction of conditions relating to the performance of the Company over
    the three financial years to which an award relates and, in certain cases,
    the retention of Shares purchased and held on their behalf by the Trustee.
    The total exercise price payable on any exercise of a LTIP award is £1.

Person Discharging Managerial         Number of Shares - Performance
Responsibility                                  Share Award

Steve Bird                                        20,000







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