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Trinity Mirror PLC
09 December 2003

                                   SCHEDULE 5

                        BLOCKLISTING SIX MONTHLY RETURN



To:          Listing Applications

UK Listing Authority

Financial Services Authority

25, The North Colonnade

Canary Wharf

London, E14 5HS





               Please ensure the entries on this return are typed



1. Name of company


Trinity Mirror plc




2. Name of scheme


Trinity Mirror plc Executive Share Option Scheme



3. Period of return:


From      1st February 2003                          To     31 July 2003



4. Number and class of shares(s) (amount of stock / debt security) not issued
under scheme


324,920



5. Number of shares issued / allotted under scheme during period:


107,346



6. Balance under scheme not yet issued / allotted at end of period


217,574



7. Number and class of share(s) (amount of stock / debt securities) originally
listed and the date of admission;


RA/Trinity/Mirror - 500,000



Please confirm total number of shares in issue at the end of the period in order
for us to update our records


291,881,162



Contact for queries


Name             Lorraine Harris


Address          One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AP


Telephone        020 7293 3281



Person making the return


Name             Lorraine Harris


Position         Assistant Company Secretary


Signature



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