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Trinity Mirror PLC
16 January 2004

Friday 16th January 2004


              Trinity Mirror completes sale of Irish titles to 3i


Trinity Mirror plc, the UK's largest newspaper publisher, announces today the
completion of the sale of its regional newspaper businesses in Ireland to
Europe's leading venture capital group 3i for £46.3m.

The sale of the businesses Century Press and Publishing Limited and the Derry
Journal, Limited was completed following clearance by the Irish Competition
Authority. The businesses publish a total of seven newspapers in Northern
Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.


Enquiries:

Trinity Mirror
Nick Fullagar                                         020 7293 3000
Director of Corporate Communications


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