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Weir Group PLC (WEIR)

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Thursday 02 June, 2005

Weir Group PLC

Transaction in Own Shares

Weir Group PLC
02 June 2005

2 June 2005

                               The Weir Group PLC

                             Purchase of own shares

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:                     2.06.2005

Number of ordinary shares purchased:  151,762

Average price paid per share:         308.9341p

Highest price paid:                   309p

Lowest price paid:                    308p

Weir intends to hold the purchased shares in treasury.

Following the purchase of these shares, Weir holds 1,780,697 of its ordinary
shares in treasury and has 205,615,863 ordinary shares in issue (excluding
treasury shares).


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