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Trinity Mirror PLC
24 February 2004


24th February 2004
                                Board Appointment


Trinity Mirror plc is pleased to announce that David Ross has joined the Board
as a non-executive director with immediate effect. He will also sit on the
Audit, Remuneration and Nomination committees.

David, 38, co-founded and is currently Deputy Chairman of The Carphone
Warehouse, Europe's leading mobile communication retailer.

David took a lead role with The Carphone Warehouse IPO in July 2000 and has been
responsible for developing that company in Europe through the organisation and
restructure of a series of major acquisitions including the acquisition of Tandy
in the UK.

He holds non-executive directorships at National Express Group Plc, Wembley
National Stadium Limited, Big Yellow Self Storage Plc and is a council member of
Sports England. David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen &
Co.

Sir Victor Blank, Chairman, commented:

"We are very pleased David Ross is joining the Trinity Mirror Board. He brings a
depth of independent knowledge to the Board and his extensive consumer
experience and wider corporate perspective will help us to continue with the
implementation of our growth strategy."


Enquiries:

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

Finsbury Group
James Leviton                                         tel: 020 7251 3801


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