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Thursday 02 August, 2001

Beaufort Group PLC

Director Shareholding, etc

Beaufort Group PLC
2 August 2001

BEAUFORT GROUP PLC

2 August 2001

BEAUFORT GROUP PLC     ('Beaufort' or the 'Company')

Purchase of Shares by Directors and Substantial Shareholders

BEAUFORT GROUP PLC announces that following shareholder approval of the
Underwritten Open Offer at the Extraordinary General Meeting ('EGM') held on 2
August 2001, that the changes to Directors' shareholdings and substantial
shareholders' shareholdings are as follows:

Name       No. of       No. of shares % of shares held in  % of shares held in
           shares pre   post Open     the Company pre Open the Company post
           Open Offer   Offer         Offer                Open Offer

Directors

Ken Harvey 3,567,032    7,134,064     1.3                  1.3
Harry      -            3,333,333     -                    0.6
Cowan
Robin      2,021,978    3,700,000     0.7                  0.7
Abeyesinhe

Substantial shareholders
D Stewart  34,500,720   37,834,053    12.6                 6.9
GE Stewart 13,045,284   16,378,617    4.8                  3.0
10i        -            33,734,649    -                    6.1
Limited*



All changes to shareholdings above resulted from New Ordinary Shares of 0.6p
being subscribed under the Open Offer at 0.6p per share.


In addition, Bayshore Bank & Trust (Barbados) Inc., a company of which Mr
Wolfond is a director, has subscribed for 4,166,667 Ordinary Shares under the
Open Offer.


*Andrew Moore is Chairman of and interested in approximately 2 per cent. of
the issued share capital of 10 Group plc. 10i Limited is a subsidiary of 10
Group plc.



2 August 2001


ENDS