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Tuesday 26 September, 2000

Universe Grp.

Dealings by Directors

Universe Group PLC
26 September 2000


DEALINGS BY DIRECTORS

1)   NAME OF COMPANY
     UNIVERSE GROUP PLC

2)   NAME OF DIRECTOR
     RAYMOND JOHN MACKIE

3)  Please  state whether notification indicates that  it  is
    in  respect of holding of the director named in  2  above
    or  holding of that person's spouse or children under the
    age of 18 or in respect of a non-beneficial interest
     DIRECTOR NAMED 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)
     RAYMOND JOHN MACKIE

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

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

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired
     25,000

8)   0.09%
     of issued class

9)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed
     N/A

10)  (N/A%)
     of issued class

11)  Class of security
     5p ORDINARY SHARES

12)  Price per share
     50P

13)  Date of transaction
     25 SEPTEMBER 2000

14)  Date Company informed
     25 SEPTEMBER 2000

15)  Total holding following this notification
     969,000

16) Total  percentage holding of issued class following  this
    notification
     3.43 %

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

17)  Date of grant
     N/A

18)  Period during which or date on which exercisable
     N/A

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

20)   Description  of shares or debentures  involved:  class,
number
     N/A

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

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

23)  Any additional information
     N/A

24)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries
     RUSSELL COOK 0207 426 9000

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

Date of notification
26 SEPTEMBER 2000