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Trinity Mirror PLC
17 December 2003

The Company has today received notice that Mr Stephen Parker, MD Regional
Newspapers Division, has today exercised options over 36,852 shares. These
options were exercised at a price of 372.6p for 17,148 shares and 294.3p for
19,704 shares. Mr Parker gave 28,438 shares to his wife and they together sold
25,340 shares for the purpose of financing the exercise price of the option. As
a result of these transactions Mr Parker's holding increases by 3,394 shares to
13,580 shares and Mrs Parker's now holds 8,118 shares.


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