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Trinity Mirror PLC
30 July 2004


TRINITY MIRROR PLC (the "Company")

The Company has today been notified that its non-executive director, Mr David
Ross, has purchased 1,350 10p Ordinary shares in the Company. This purchase is
in accordance with an irrevocable mandate given by Mr Ross to his brokers to use
the total net proceeds of his non-executive directorship fees to purchase shares
in the Company.

This first purchase was held until after the announcement of the Company's
interim results yesterday and therefore includes an element of "back pay" from
10th March 2004. In future a purchase will be made each month of shares equal in
value to 1/12th of his annual fee of £40,000 less tax and national insurance.

Before this purchase Mr Ross held no shares in the Company and therefore has a
resulting holding of 1,350 shares.


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