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Trinity Mirror PLC
28 February 2005


28th February 2005

                     Trinity Mirror: Appointment of Director

Trinity Mirror is pleased to announce that Gary Hoffman will join the Board as a
non-executive director on 3rd March 2005.

Gary, 44, is Chief Executive of Barclaycard and a Director of Barclays.

Trinity Mirror also announces that two non-executive directors, David Marlow and
Penny Hughes, have announced their intention to retire from the Board at the
conclusion of the company's Annual General Meeting on 5th May 2005.

Sir Victor Blank, Chairman, commented:

"We are delighted that Gary is joining the Trinity Mirror Board. He has a
passion for business and is very customer focused. He will bring some highly
relevant experience and wisdom.

"I would like to pay special thanks to David Marlow and Penny Hughes.

"David has given immense service to the Board over more than 12 years and in
particular as a spectacular Chairman of our Audit Committee. His enquiring mind
and breadth of experience will be missed by us all.

"Likewise Penny Hughes, who is retiring after nine years with Mirror Group and
the company, has also given enormous energy and guidance to the Group,
particularly in her role as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee."

No further details required under chapter 6F2(b)-(g) of the FSA Listing Rules
remain to be disclosed.

Enquiries:

Trinity Mirror
Nick Fullagar, Director of Corporate Communications   Tel: 020 7293 3622

Finsbury Group
James Leviton                                         Tel: 020 7251 3801

Notes to Editors

Barclaycard is Europe's leading credit card operation with more than 11 million
customers and generating profits of some £800 million.

Gary was appointed to Barclays Main Board in January 2004.

He joined Barclays in 1982 and held various positions until he was appointed
Managing Director, Marketing and Distribution in 1998. He was appointed Chief
Executive of Barclaycard in 2001.

Under his leadership Barclaycard has diversified its earnings and now operates
under a large number of different brands providing credit cards and loans. He
has also driven its international expansion through a series of acquisitions
including the £160 million acquisition of US credit card issuer Juniper
Financial Corporation from CIBC bank last year and the recent joint venture
announcement with Swedbank in Sweden.

Before joining Barclaycard, Gary was responsible for the launch of internet
banking as well as setting up Barclaycall, the telephone banking service.

He is a member of the International and European Board of Visa and is Chair of
the Visa Europe Remuneration Committee.




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