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Wednesday 10 August, 2005

Xansa PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Xansa PLC
10 August 2005

     
TO:   Regulatory News Service
      The London Stock Exchange

Re:  Chapter 16, Paragraph 13 of CONTINUING OBLIGATIONS

Xansa plc (the "Company") announces that it received notification on 9 August
2005 for the purposes of Section 329 of the Companies Act 1985 that Towers
Perrin Share Plan Services (Guernsey) Limited had purchased 63,917 of the
Company's ordinary shares of 5 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") on 9 August 2005
at a price of 90.75 pence per Ordinary Share.

Towers Perrin Share Plan Services (Guernsey) Limited is trustee of The Xansa plc
2004 Employee Benefit Trust (the "Trust").  The Trust is a discretionary trust
for the benefit of employees of the Company and its subsidiaries, which operates
in conjunction with the Company's Employee Share Schemes including the Xansa
Equity Incentive Plan in respect of which these Ordinary Shares have been
purchased.

As a consequence of this purchase, the total holding of the Trust amounts to
756,890 Ordinary Shares.

Executive directors who are potential beneficiaries of the Trust are:-

Mrs L K Barrat
Mr A R Cox
Mr S Srivastava
Mr G M Stuart
Mr S R Weston

This notification relates both to a transaction notified in accordance with DR
3.1.4R(1)(a) and DR 3.1.4(R)(1)(b) of the Disclosure Rules, the latter being a
disclosure made in accordance with section 324 (as extended by section 328) of
the Companies Act 1985.


10 August 2005


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