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Trinity Mirror PLC
14 September 2005

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN OR INTO THE
UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN



                               TRINITY MIRROR PLC

                     RECOMMENDED OFFER FOR THE HOTGROUP PLC

                           Posting of Offer Document



Trinity Mirror plc ("Trinity Mirror") announces that the offer document for the
recommended offer by UBS Investment Bank on behalf of Trinity Mirror
Acquisitions Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trinity Mirror, for the
hotgroup plc ("hotgroup"), which was announced on 1 September 2005 (the "Offer
"), was posted yesterday. The first closing date of the offer is 4 October 2005.



Enquiries

Trinity Mirror                                Telephone: 020 7293 3000
Sly Bailey / Vijay Vaghela

UBS Investment Bank                           Telephone: 020 7567 8000
Adam Joy / Jonathan Evans


Copies of the offer document and a form of acceptance are available, free of
charge, at the offices of Trinity Mirror, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf,
London E14 5AP and at UBS Investment Bank's offices, 1 Finsbury Avenue, London
EC2M 2PP.  This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy any securities and is not a
prospectus but an advertisement.  The holders of ordinary shares in hotgroup
should not accept the Offer except on the basis set out in the offer document
and the form of acceptance.



UBS  Limited ("UBS" or "UBS Investment Bank") is acting exclusively for Trinity
Mirror and no one else in connection with the Offer and will not be responsible
to anyone other than Trinity Mirror for providing the protections afforded to
customers of UBS nor for providing advice in relation to the Offer or any other
matter referred to herein.




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