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Trinity Mirror PLC
04 June 2004

                       Trinity Mirror plc (the "Company")

 1. The independent trustee (the "Trustee") of the Trinity Mirror Employees'
    Benefit Trust (the "Trust") notified the Company on 3rd June 2004, that it
    had on 1st June 2004 purchased and now holds as bare trustee in accordance
    with the rules of the Trinity Mirror Long Term Incentive Plan (the "LTIP")
    the following ordinary shares in the capital of Trinity Mirror plc for the
    following directors at a price of 618.25p* per share.

    Director                                               Number of Shares

    Sly Bailey                                                  32,124
    Stephen Parker                                               4,015
    Vijay Vaghela                                                8,884
    Paul Vickers                                                 6,023

    The revised shareholding for each director following these transactions is
    as follows:

    Director                                               Beneficial Holding

    Sly Bailey                                                  51,505
    Stephen Parker                                              27,247
    Vijay Vaghela                                               15,039
    Paul Vickers                                                33,886

 2. The Trustee also notified the Company on 3rd June 2004 that it had on 1st
    June 2004 purchased a total of 977,145 ordinary shares in the capital of
    Trinity Mirror plc at a price of 618.25p* per share to be distributed to
    eligible employees in accordance with the LTIP.

 3. The Trustee also notified the Company on 3rd June 2004 that it had on 3rd
    June 2004 granted Matching Share Awards (in connection with the acquisition
    of ordinary shares on behalf of the directors referred to above) and
    Performance Share Awards, both in the form of nil-cost options to the
    directors of Trinity Mirror plc listed below under the LTIP to acquire
    ordinary shares in the capital of Trinity Mirror plc. The awards under the
    LTIP are normally exercisable from the third anniversary of their date of
    grant for a period of six months subject to the satisfaction of conditions
    relating to the performance of the Company over the three financial years to
    which an award relates and, in certain cases, the retention of Shares
    purchased and held on their behalf by the Trustee. The total exercise price
    payable on any exercise of a LTIP award is £1.



        Director             Number of Shares - Matching     Number of Shares - Performance
                                      Share Award                    Share Award

        Sly Bailey                     108,896                          70,673
        
        Stephen Parker                  13,612                          41,954

        Vijay Vaghela                   30,116                          41,761

        Paul Vickers                    20,418                          43,002
        

Following these transactions, the trustees of the Trinity Mirror Group
employees' benefit trusts hold a total of 1,237,294 ordinary shares in Trinity
Mirror plc. Sly Bailey, Stephen Parker, Vijay Vaghela and Paul Vickers, as
directors and employees of Trinity Mirror plc are amongst the potential
beneficiaries under these trusts and are therefore regarded for Companies Act
purposes as being interested in the Trinity Mirror plc ordinary shares held in
them.

*Excluding transaction costs


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