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Stagecoach Group PLC (SGC)

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Friday 27 May, 2005

Stagecoach Group PLC

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Stagecoach Group PLC
27 May 2005


Qualifying Employee Share Ownership Trust ('the Trust')



Stagecoach Group plc ('the Company') has been notified that in order to satisfy
the exercise of share options under the 1996 Sharesave Scheme, the Trust has
transferred Ordinary Shares of 12/19th pence each  in the Company as follows:


Date                Number of Shares            Price received per share

23.05.2005               49,583                       60 pence



The shares are being transferred to satisfy 2002 S.A.Y.E. options which vested
on 1 April, 2005.



Following the transfers, the Trust holds a total of 1,044,169 Ordinary Shares of
  12/19th pence each, representing 0.097% of the Company's ordinary issued share
capital.  The shares are held by the Trust in order to satisfy the exercise of
share options.



Two Executive Directors of the Company, Martin Griffiths and Graham Eccles are
potential beneficiaries under the Trust and therefore have a beneficial interest
in the shares held by the Trust.






CONTACTS:                                                        Phone

Steven Stewart          Stagecoach Group plc                 01738   442111
Ross Paterson           Stagecoach Group plc                 01738   442111




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