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Weir Group PLC (WEIR)

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Tuesday 24 May, 2005

Weir Group PLC

Transaction in Own Shares

Weir Group PLC
24 May 2005


24 May 2005



                               The Weir Group PLC
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                             Purchase of own shares
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The Weir Group PLC ('Weir') announces that it has purchased the following number
of its ordinary shares of 12.5p each on the London Stock Exchange via UBS
Investment Bank.

Date of purchase:                     24.05.2005

Number of ordinary shares purchased:  85,000

Average price paid per share:         304.8529p

Highest price paid:                   305p

Lowest price paid:                    304.5p


Weir intends to hold the purchased shares in treasury.

Following the purchase of these shares, Weir holds 1,562,630 of its ordinary
shares in treasury and has 205,833,930 ordinary shares in issue (excluding
treasury shares).

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