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Stagecoach Group PLC (SGC)

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Friday 22 April, 2005

Stagecoach Group PLC

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Stagecoach Group PLC
22 April 2005


Qualifying Employee Share Trust ('the Trust')
 

Stagecoach Group plc ('the Company') has been notified that in order to satisfy
the exercise of share options under the 1996 Sharesave Scheme, the Trust has
transferred Ordinary Shares of 12/19th pence each in the Company as follows:

 
Date                       Number of Shares           Price received per share  
                                                                                
  11.04.2005                    659,602                       60 pence                  
  18.04.2005                    236,337                       60 pence          
                                                                                

The shares are being transferred to satisfy 2002 S.A.Y.E. options which vested
on 1 April, 2005.



Following the transfers, the Trust holds a total of 1,882,072 Ordinary Shares of
12/19th pence each representing 0.18% of the Company's ordinary issued share
capital. The shares are held by the Trust in order to satisfy the exercise of
share options.
 

Two Executive Directors of the Company, Martin Griffiths and Graham Eccles are
potential beneficiaries under the Trust and therefore have a beneficial interest
in the shares held by the Trust.


 
CONTACTS:                                             Phone                     
                                                                                
Steven Stewart             Stagecoach Group plc       01738 442111              
Ross Paterson              Stagecoach Group plc       01738 442111              

 
22.04.2005


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