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Friday 01 September, 2000


Directors' Notification of Dealing in Shares

30 August 2000

                    Directors' Interests in Shares of GKN plc

GKN  Quest Trustee Ltd, the trustee of the discretionary trust established by
deed on  30th  June 1997 to facilitate the operation of the GKN and Westland
SAYE Share Option  Schemes  (the 'Schemes'), has today subscribed for 39,970 
50p  ordinary shares of GKN plc, 33,983 at 863p per share, 1,061 at 184.4p per
share,  3,764 at  238p per share and 1,162 at 395p per share, representing less
than 0.01%  of the  current issued share capital. 19,167 of these shares,
together with  60,109 shares  already  held by the trust, were immediately
transferred  by  GKN  Quest Trustee  Ltd  to employees who had validly exercised
options granted  under  the Schemes in respect of such shares, 1,111,077 shares
remain in the trust.

Sir C.K. Chow, Mr M. Beresford, Mr D.J. Wright, Mr. K. Smith, Mr D.J. Turner and
Mr.  R.W.  Etches,  Directors of GKN plc, are potential beneficiaries  under the
discretionary trust (together with all other UK employees of the GKN Group) and
are therefore interested in the shares whilst they are held by GKN Quest Trustee