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Thursday 11 September, 2003

Courts PLC

Director Shareholding

Courts PLC
11 September 2003

       Courts Plc - Notification of Change in Directors' Shareholdings

Courts Plc has today been notified that the trustees of the E N Cohen 1972 Trust
have completed the distribution of the Trust's assets to its beneficiaries.

As a consequence the following changes to the interests of certain Courts Plc
directors in Courts Plc ordinary shares have today been notified to the Company.
 
                          Increase / (Decrease)             Balance held after
                          % of shares in class              Trust distribution
                                                            % of shares in class

Beneficial Shareholdings
 
       Mr A J S Cohen     11,494 shares / 0.02%             296,907 / 0.5%

       Mr H S R Cohen     14,497 shares / 0.02%             2,781,992 / 4.5%

       Mr S W G Cohen     11,494 shares / 0.02%             298,145 / 0.5%
  

* the balance of the shares distributed by the trustees of the Trust have been 
released to other Cohen family members who are not Courts Plc directors.

The overall interest of the Cohen family In Courts Plc shares remains unchanged.

                          Increase / (Decrease)             Balance held after
                          % of shares in class              Trust distribution
                                                            % of shares in class
  
Non-beneficial Shareholdings

       Mr B J R Cohen     (165,680) shares / (0.3%)         (2,873,611) / (4.7%)

       Mr H S R Cohen     (66,272) shares / (0.1%)          (1,016,007) / (1.7%)


Full details of each of the above named director's beneficial and non-beneficial 
shareholdings following this distribution are disclosed on the formal 
notifications below.


                       SCHEDULE 11

     NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS OF DIRECTORS AND CONNECTED 
                        PERSONS


1)  NAME OF COMPANY

COURTS PLC


2)  NAME OF DIRECTOR

BRUCE J. R. COHEN


3)  Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of
    holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a
    non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder
    if it is a holding of that person's spouse or children under the
    age of 18 or in respect of an non-beneficial interest

NON BENEFICIAL INTEREST


4)  Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
    number of shares held by each of them. (If notified)

LADY RUTH JOAN GERTRUDE RAHLE MORRIS OF KENWOOD
&
MR SIMON NICHOLAS PETER PHELPS
ENC 1972T


5)  Please state whether notification relates to a person(s) connected
    with the Director named in 2 above and identify the connected person(s)

DIRECTOR


6)  Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions
    please indicate whether general/single co PEP and if discretionary/non
    discretionary

DISTRIBUTOR OF TRUST ASSETS


7)  Number of shares/amount of
    stock acquired

-


8)  Percentage of issued Class

-


9)  Number of shares/amount
    of stock disposed

165,680


10) Percentage of issued Class

0.3%


11) Class of security

10P ORDINARY


12) Price per share

NOT APPLICABLE


13) Date of transaction

11 SEPTEMBER 2003


14) Date company informed

11 SEPTEMBER 2003


15) Total holding following this notification

NON BENEFICIAL: 2,873,611
BENEFICIAL (NON CHANGE): 3,387,088


16) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

NON BENEFICIAL: 4.7%
BENEFICIAL (NON CHANGE): 5.5%

     IF A DIRECTOR HAS BEEN GRANTED OPTIONS BY THE COMPANY PLEASE
                    COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BOXES

17) Date of grant



18) Period during which or date on which exercisable



19) Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option



20) Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number.



21) Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price
    is to be fixed at time of exercise



22) Total number of shares or debentures over which options held
    following this notification



23) Any additional information



24) Name of contact and telephone number for queries

C. H. LEE 020 8410 9212


25) Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
    making this notification

    Date of Notification     11 SEPTEMBER 2003                                 


                       SCHEDULE 11

     NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS OF DIRECTORS AND CONNECTED 
                        PERSONS


1)  NAME OF COMPANY

COURTS PLC


2)  NAME OF DIRECTOR

HOWARD S. R. COHEN


3)  Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of
    holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a
    non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder
    if it is a holding of that person's spouse or children under the
    age of 18 or in respect of an non-beneficial interest

NON BENEFICIAL INTEREST


4)  Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
    number of shares held by each of them. (If notified)

LADY RUTH JOAN GERTRUDE RAHLE MORRIS OF KENWOOD
&
MR SIMON NICHOLAS PETER PHELPS 
ENC 1972T


5)  Please state whether notification relates to a person(s) connected
    with the Director named in 2 above and identify the connected person(s)

DIRECTOR


6)  Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions
    please indicate whether general/single co PEP and if discretionary/non
    discretionary

DISTRIBUTION OF TRUST ASSETS


7)  Number of shares/amount of
    stock acquired

-


8)  Percentage of issued Class

-


9)  Number of shares/amount
    of stock disposed

66,272


10) Percentage of issued Class

0.1%


11) Class of security

10P ORDINARY


12) Price per share

NOT APPLICABLE


13) Date of transaction

11 SEPTEMBER 2003


14) Date company informed

11 SEPTEMBER 2003


15) Total holding following this notification

NON BENEFICIAL 1,016,007


16) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

NON BENEFICIAL: 1.7%


     IF A DIRECTOR HAS BEEN GRANTED OPTIONS BY THE COMPANY PLEASE
                    COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BOXES

17) Date of grant



18) Period during which or date on which exercisable



19) Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option



20) Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number.



21) Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price
    is to be fixed at time of exercise



22) Total number of shares or debentures over which options held
    following this notification



23) Any additional information



24) Name of contact and telephone number for queries

C. H. LEE 020 8410 9212


25) Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
    making this notification

    Date of Notification     11 SEPTEMBER 2003                                 


                       SCHEDULE 11

     NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS OF DIRECTORS AND CONNECTED 
                        PERSONS


1)  NAME OF COMPANY

COURTS PLC


2)  NAME OF DIRECTOR

HOWARD S. R. COHEN


3)  Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of
    holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a
    non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder
    if it is a holding of that person's spouse or children under the
    age of 18 or in respect of an non-beneficial interest

AS IN 2 ABOVE


4)  Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
    number of shares held by each of them. (If notified)

HOWARD S. R. COHEN


5)  Please state whether notification relates to a person(s) connected
    with the Director named in 2 above and identify the connected person(s)

DIRECTOR


6)  Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions
    please indicate whether general/single co PEP and if discretionary/non
    discretionary

DISTRIBUTION OF TRUST ASSETS


7)  Number of shares/amount of
    stock acquired

BENEFICIAL     14,497


8)  Percentage of issued Class

0.02%


9)  Number of shares/amount
    of stock disposed

-


10) Percentage of issued Class

-


11) Class of security

10P ORDINARY


12) Price per share

NOT APPLICABLE


13) Date of transaction

11 SEPTEMBER 2003


14) Date company informed

11 SEPTEMBER 2003


15) Total holding following this notification

BENEFICIAL:     2,781,992


16) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

BENEFICIAL:     4.5%


     IF A DIRECTOR HAS BEEN GRANTED OPTIONS BY THE COMPANY PLEASE
                    COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BOXES

17) Date of grant



18) Period during which or date on which exercisable



19) Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option



20) Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number.



21) Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price
    is to be fixed at time of exercise



22) Total number of shares or debentures over which options held
    following this notification



23) Any additional information



24) Name of contact and telephone number for queries

C. H. LEE     020 8410 9212


25) Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
    making this notification

    Date of Notification     11 SEPTEMBER 2003                                 


                       SCHEDULE 11

     NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS OF DIRECTORS AND CONNECTED 
                        PERSONS


1)  NAME OF COMPANY

COURTS PLC


2)  NAME OF DIRECTOR

STEVEN W. G. COHEN


3)  Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of
    holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a
    non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder
    if it is a holding of that person's spouse or children under the
    age of 18 or in respect of an non-beneficial interest

AS IN 2 ABOVE


4)  Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
    number of shares held by each of them. (If notified)

STEVEN W. G. COHEN


5)  Please state whether notification relates to a person(s) connected
    with the Director named in 2 above and identify the connected person(s)

DIRECTOR


6)  Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions
    please indicate whether general/single co PEP and if discretionary/non
    discretionary

DISTRIBUTION OF TRUST ASSETS


7)  Number of shares/amount of
    stock acquired

11,494


8)  Percentage of issued Class

0.02%


9)  Number of shares/amount
    of stock disposed

-


10) Percentage of issued Class

-


11) Class of security

10P ORDINARY


12) Price per share

NOT APPLICABLE


13) Date of transaction

11 SEPTEMBER 2003


14) Date company informed

11 SEPTEMBER 2003


15) Total holding following this notification

BENEFICIAL:     298,145
NON BENEFICIAL (NO CHANGE):      4,000


16) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

BENEFICIAL:     0.5%
NON-BENEFICIAL (NO CHANGE):     <0.1%


     IF A DIRECTOR HAS BEEN GRANTED OPTIONS BY THE COMPANY PLEASE
                    COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BOXES

17) Date of grant



18) Period during which or date on which exercisable



19) Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option



20) Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number.



21) Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price
    is to be fixed at time of exercise



22) Total number of shares or debentures over which options held
    following this notification



23) Any additional information



24) Name of contact and telephone number for queries

C. H. LEE     020 8410 9212


25) Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
    making this notification

    Date of Notification     11 SEPTEMBER 2003                                 


                       SCHEDULE 11

     NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS OF DIRECTORS AND CONNECTED 
                        PERSONS


1)  NAME OF COMPANY

COURTS PLC


2)  NAME OF DIRECTOR

ANDREW J. S. COHEN


3)  Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of
    holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a
    non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder
    if it is a holding of that person's spouse or children under the
    age of 18 or in respect of an non-beneficial interest

AS IN 2 ABOVE


4)  Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
    number of shares held by each of them. (If notified)

ANDREW J. S. COHEN


5)  Please state whether notification relates to a person(s) connected
    with the Director named in 2 above and identify the connected person(s)

DIRECTOR


6)  Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions
    please indicate whether general/single co PEP and if discretionary/non
    discretionary

DISTRIBUTION OF TRUST ASSETS


7)  Number of shares/amount of
    stock acquired

11,494


8)  Percentage of issued Class

0.02%


9)  Number of shares/amount
    of stock disposed

-


10) Percentage of issued Class

-


11) Class of security

10P ORDINARY


12) Price per share

NOT APPLICABLE


13) Date of transaction

11 SEPTEMBER 2003


14) Date company informed

11 SEPTEMBER 2003


15) Total holding following this notification

BENEFICIAL:     296,907
NON BENEFICIAL (NO CHANGE):     4,000


16) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

BENEFICIAL:      0.5%
NON BENEFICIAL:     <0.1%


     IF A DIRECTOR HAS BEEN GRANTED OPTIONS BY THE COMPANY PLEASE
                    COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BOXES

17) Date of grant



18) Period during which or date on which exercisable



19) Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option



20) Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number.



21) Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price
    is to be fixed at time of exercise



22) Total number of shares or debentures over which options held
    following this notification



23) Any additional information



24) Name of contact and telephone number for queries

C. H. LEE     020 8410 9212


25) Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
    making this notification

    Date of Notification     11 SEPTEMBER 2003                                 




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