Trinity Mirror PLC
12 May 2005

TRINITY MIRROR PLC (the "Company")

The Company has today received notice that one of its non-executive directors,
Mr David Ross, has purchased 265 10p Ordinary shares in the Company. The
purchase was made pursuant to an irrevocable mandate given by Mr Ross to his
brokers under which they purchase shares each month equivalent in value to his
net directors' fees.

Following this transaction Mr Ross's holding is 3,943 shares in the Company.

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