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Toad Group PLC (TGP)

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Monday 09 May, 2005

Toad Group PLC

Directors Shareholding


Immediate Release: Monday 9 May 2005

                                Toad Group Plc                                 

                   ('Toad' or 'the Group' or 'the Company')                    

                   Director's Dealings and issue of options                    

The Board of Toad announces that its Executive Chairman, Mr Peter Ward, has
today acquired 546,032 shares in the Company bringing his total interest in the
share capital of the Company to 2,125,365 shares (representing 2.60% of the
issued share capital of the Company).

Mr Wilson Jennings, Group Finance Director has acquired 634,921 shares in the
Company bringing his total interest in the share capital of the Company to
684,921 shares (representing 0.84% of the issued share capital of the Company).

Mr David Voss, Non-executive Director has acquired 317,460 shares in the
Company bringing his total interest in the share capital of the Company to
709,913 (representing 0.87% of the issued share capital of the Company).

These directors each paid 7.875p per share. In addition Mr Paul Frodsham,
Managing Director of 21st Century Crime Prevention Services Limited in which
Toad holds a 49% stake, has today acquired 1,876,190 Toad shares representing
2.3% of the issued share capital of the Company. Mr Frodsham paid 7.875p per
share.

All these shares were purchased from Carglass Luxembourg SARL who now no longer
hold a notifiable interest in the issued share capital of the Company.

The board of Toad and Mr Paul Frodsham combined now own 7,418,128 shares in the
company representing 9.08% of the total issued share capital.

The Board of Toad also announces that in addition to the 1,127,667 share
options which were cancelled on the resignation of Stuart Gall, the 500,000
share options in the company issued to Nick Grimond and the 436,170 share
options issued to Wilson Jennings on 8 September 2000 have been cancelled.

Subsequent to the cancellation of these share options the Company has today
issued 500,000 share options over 10p ordinary shares in the Company to each of
Nick Grimond, Wilson Jennings and Peter Ward. These have been issued under the
Toad Group plc Enterprise Management Incentive Plan. These share options are
exercisable subject to the achievement of profit targets for the Group and must
be exercised within ten years from the date of grant. In addition, 75,000 share
options over 10p ordinary shares have been issued to David Voss under a
non-executive director share option scheme and these options must be exercised
between three and ten years of the date of grant. All of the options are
exercisable at 10p per share.

                                    -Ends-                                     

For enquiries please contact:

Peter Ward

Chairman, Toad Group plc

Wilson Jennings

Finance Director, Toad Group plc

Tel: 020 8710 4000

Andy Tan

Hansard Communications

Tel: 020 7245 1100