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Thursday 07 April, 2005

Havelock Europa PLC

Director Shareholding

Havelock Europa PLC
07 April 2005

                                  7 April 2005

                              HAVELOCK EUROPA PLC

                   Executive directors increase shareholdings

Havelock Europa PLC (the 'Company'), the education furniture, point of sale
display and retail interiors group, which announced its results for the year
ended 31 December 2004 yesterday, announces that it was informed on 6 April 2005
that Hew Balfour, Richard Lowery and Graham MacSporran (together, the 
'Directors'), through a series of transactions, have increased their aggregate
holding of ordinary shares in the Company from 557,521 ordinary shares (1.62% of
the existing issued share capital) to 742,267 ordinary shares (2.14% of the
enlarged issued share capital).

Following the exercise of 112,143 share options, the issued share capital of the
Company is 34,630,157 ordinary shares of 10 pence each.

The transactions comprise the vesting of ordinary shares under the Havelock
Europa Restricted Share Plan as a result of the Directors meeting certain
performance targets on return on capital employed in the period 1 January 2002
to 31 December 2004 (see note i), the sale of ordinary shares (see note ii) and
the exercise of share options under the 1994 Executive Share Option Scheme (see
note iii).


Summary of transactions

The following is a summary of the Directors' transactions:

                  Shareholding       Distribution of  Sale of ordinary     Purchase of    Shareholding
                       before            vested            shares        ordinary shares        after
                    transactions     ordinary shares                           by           transactions
                                          under                            exercise of
                                        2002 RSP                          share options
                                          award

Hew Balfour            270,127           107,159           107,159           80,000            350,127
                       (0.78%)                                                                 (1.01%)

Richard Lowery         88,521            81,925            25,000            32,143            177,589
                       (0.26%)                                                                 (0.51%)

Graham MacSporran      198,873           65,678            50,000               -              214,551
                       (0.58%)                                                                 (0.62%)

Total                  557,521           254,762           182,159           112,143           742,267

% of issued             1.62              0.74             (0.52)             0.32              2.14
share capital


Note (i)    Vesting of ordinary shares under the Havelock Europa Restricted
            Share Plan ('RSP')

            In accordance with the rules of the RSP, the award dated 9 January 
            2002 vested 431,801 ordinary shares (1.25% of the existing issued 
            share capital) to the Directors.  The vesting of ordinary shares was 
            the result of the Directors meeting certain performance targets on 
            return on capital employed in the period 1 January 2002 to 31 
            December 2004.

            The Trustees of the RSP subsequently sold 177,038 ordinary shares 
            (0.51% of the existing issued share capital) at 120 pence per 
            ordinary share, on behalf of the Directors, to meet the PAYE and NI 
            liabilities due on vesting of these ordinary shares, as follows:

            Hew Balfour         74,467 ordinary shares (0.22%)
            Richard Lowery      56,931 ordinary shares (0.16%)
            Graham MacSporran   45,641 ordinary shares (0.13%)

            The balance of 254,763 ordinary shares (0.74% of the existing issued 
            share capital) was distributed to the Directors as follows:

            Hew Balfour       107,159 ordinary shares (0.31%)
            Richard Lowery      81,925 ordinary shares (0.24%)
            Graham MacSporran   65,678 ordinary shares (0.19%)

Note (ii)   Directors' sale of ordinary shares

            On 5 April 2005, the Directors sold 182,159 ordinary shares (0.52% 
            of the existing issued share capital) at 120 pence per ordinary 
            share as follows:

            Hew Balfour       107,159 ordinary shares (0.31%)
            Richard Lowery     25,000 ordinary shares (0.07%)
            Graham MacSporran  50,000 ordinary shares (0.14%)

Note (iii)  Directors' exercise of executive share options

            On 6 April 2005, Hew Balfour and Richard Lowery purchased a total of 
            112,143 ordinary shares by exercising the following executive share 
            options:

            Hew Balfour       80,000 share options at an exercise
                              price of 37.0 pence per option.
                              Option granted October 1999

            Richard Lowery    25,000 share options at an exercise
                              price of 105.0 pence per option.
                              Option granted May 1998

                              7,143 share options at an exercise
                              price of 52.5 pence per option.
                              Option granted April 1999



Enquiries:

Havelock Europa PLC                                   01383-820 044
Hew Balfour (Chief Executive)                         07801-683 851
Graham MacSporran (Finance Director)                  07801-683 803

Teather & Greenwood Limited
Tom Hulme (Corporate Broking)                         020-7426 9593

Bankside Consultants Limited
Charles Ponsonby                                      020-7444 4166

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