Pre Close Trading Update November 2007

Vijay Vaghela, Group Finance Director of Trinity Mirror plc, will be presenting at the Morgan Stanley TMT Conference in Barcelona today. His presentation will focus on the business and strategy of Trinity Mirror and will include the following update on current trading:

"As we indicated at the Group's interim results we have experienced a gradual improvement in advertising market conditions during 2007 and are pleased to announce that for the 10 months to the end of October underlying Group advertising revenues have grown marginally year on year. Whilst the advertising environment remains volatile month on month we are encouraged by the trends that are emerging. The Board is confident that our 2007 performance will be in line with our expectations.

Group advertising revenues for the 10 months to the end of October excluding the businesses disposed of and including all acquisitions on a like for like basis increased by 0.1%. This reflects a decline of 1.5% for the first half and an increase of 2.7% for the 4 months to October.

For our Regionals division advertising revenues remained flat for the 10 months to October which compares to a decline of 1.0% for the first half. For our Nationals division advertising revenues increased by 0.9% for the 10 months to October which compares to a decline of 2.3% for the first half.

Group circulation revenues excluding the disposed businesses for the 10 months to October increased by 0.8%. Circulation revenues increased by 0.6% for the Regionals and 0.9% for the Nationals.

The development of our strategic goal, to build a growing multi-platform media business, is progressing via the launch of new products and services, acquisitions and the implementation of improved technology platforms.

The amount, mechanism and timing of a return of surplus capital to shareholders are expected to be announced in December."

The company will next update the market in its pre close trading update statement on 13 December 2007.