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Trinity Mirror PLC
07 August 2003







Trinity Mirror Plc ("the Company") announces that it has today granted share
options to three of its Executive Directors.   The options may be exercised at a
price of 488.6p between 7th August 2006 and 7th August 2013 subject to the
satisfaction of TSR and real EPS growth targets.



The options were granted over 10p Ordinary shares in the Company in the
following amounts:



Stephen Parker, Managing Director, Regional Newspapers: 130,065.   Before the
grant of this option Mr Parker held options over 434,647 shares and had a direct
beneficial interest in 10,186 shares.



Vijay Vaghela, Group Finance Director: 102,333.   Before the grant of this
option Mr Vahgela held options over 46,007 shares and had a direct beneficial
interest in 6,155 shares.



Paul Vickers, Secretary and Group Legal Director: 133,319.   Before the grant of
this option Mr Vickers held options over 442,383 shares and had a direct
beneficial interest in 27,863 shares.




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