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Thursday 04 November, 2004

Brown (N.) Group PLC

Director Shareholding

Brown (N.) Group PLC
4 November 2004



Letter to RNS

The company wishes to announce the granting of matching shares under the Company
Deferred Annual Bonus Scheme ('DABS') granted in 2002 to Mr J Martin (Deputy
Chairman) and the exercise by him of a Long Term Incentive Award granted in 1999
and also the sale of shares by Mr J Martin, as detailed on the enclosed
disclosure form.


As a result of the transactions referred to above and transfer of 12,673
deposited shares held under DABS, the number of shares held by the N Brown Group
plc Number 2 Employee Share Ownership Trust in which Mr D Moore (Finance
Director), Mr J Martin (Deputy Chairman) and Mr A White (Chief Executive) are
technically interested as potential beneficiaries has reduced to 669,164 shares.

Letter from N Brown Group plc


                                     SCHEDULE 11

                  NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS OF DIRECTORS AND CONNECTED 
                                       PERSONS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     N BROWN GROUP PLC

2)   NAME OF DIRECTOR

     MR J MARTIN

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

      DIRECTOR'S HOLDING

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

     1.  N BROWN GROUP EMPLOYEE TRUSTEES LTD
     2.  N BROWN GROUP EMPLOYEE TRUSTEES LTD
     3.  N BROWN GROUP EMPLOYEE TRUSTEES LTD


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

     1.  EXERCISE OF MATCHING SHARES UNDER THE COMPANY
         DEFERRED ANNUAL BONUS SCHEME ('DABS')
     2.  EXERCISE OF LONG TERM SHARE INCENTIVE PLAN
     3.  SALE OF SHARES ACQUIRED ON EXERCISE OF 1 AND 2 ABOVE


7)   Number of shares/amount of
     stock acquired

     1.  21,121
     2. 141,891

8)   Percentage of issued Class

     1.  0.007%
     2.  0.04%

9)   Number of shares/amount
     of stock disposed

     3.  163,012

10)  Percentage of issued Class

     0.05%

11)  Class of security

      10P ORDINARY SHARES

12)  Price per share

     1.  NIL
     2.  £2.00 IN TOTAL 

13)  Date of transaction

      03.11.04

14)  Date company informed

      03.11.04

15)  Total holding following this notification

      571,898

16)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

      0.19%

     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

      PHILIP HARLAND   0161 238 2141

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

     Date of Notification    04.11.04                              






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