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Trinity Mirror PLC
17 June 2004


                       Appointment of Daily Mirror Editor

              Richard Wallace appointed Editor of the Daily Mirror

Trinity Mirror plc announces today the appointment of Richard Wallace as Editor
of the Daily Mirror with immediate effect.

Richard, 43, is currently Deputy Editor of the Sunday Mirror and has been Acting
Editor for the last four months while the Editor has been on maternity leave.

Previously he was the Daily Mirror's US Editor based in New York. He has also
held the positions of Showbusiness Editor and Head of News. Prior to that he
held reporting roles at the Daily Mail and The Sun.

It is also announced that Ellis Watson, General Manager, National
Newspapers, has been promoted to Managing Director, National Newspapers
with immediate effect.

In his new role, the editors of the UK National titles - the Daily Mirror,
Sunday Mirror and The People - will all now report to Ellis, having previously
reported directly to the Chief Executive, Sly Bailey.

Ellis continues to have full responsibility for the Scottish National
titles, the Daily Record and Sunday Mail.

Richard Wallace said: "I'm absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to
lead this great newspaper, especially as I'm going to be working with the most
talented team in Fleet Street.

"The greatest challenge for national newspapers is circulation. I'm
confident that we have the team, the talent and the will to tackle this
challenge and I look forward to even greater success for the Daily Mirror."

Ellis Watson said: "Richard has bags of ability and huge experience in
tabloid newspapers. The Daily Mirror has a fabulous heritage and Richard's job
will be to build on that as we go forward.

"With his talents, and those of the fantastic Mirror team, we have a very bright
future ahead of us."

Des Kelly, who has been acting editor in the interim period, has decided to
leave the company.

Enquiries:

Nick Fullagar
Trinity Mirror          020 7293 3622

James Leviton
Finsbury Ltd            020 7251 3801









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