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Trinity Mirror PLC
19 July 2005

19 July 2005


                               TRINITY MIRROR PLC
                                        
                  ACQUISITION OF SMART MEDIA SERVICES LIMITED
                                        
Trinity Mirror plc announces today the acquisition of Smart Media Services Ltd,
the owner of smartnewhomes.com, the UK's leading internet marketing portal for
new-build homes.

Trinity Mirror acquired Smart Media Services for an initial consideration of
£11.3 million and a deferred consideration based on future earnings capped to a
maximum of £5.3 million, all of which will be satisfied in cash and loan notes.



Enquiries:

Trinity Mirror plc
Nick Fullagar                                    020 7293 3622
Director of Corporate Communications

Finsbury
James Leviton                                    020 7251 3801





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