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Monday 12 September, 2005

Xansa PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Xansa PLC
12 September 2005


TO:     Regulatory News Service
        The London Stock Exchange

Xansa plc (the "Company") announces that it received notification on 12
September 2005 for the purposes of Section 329 of the Companies Act 1985 that
Xansa Trustee Company Limited, trustee of the Inland Revenue approved Xansa All
Employee Share Ownership Plan ('AESOP') had purchased 141,776 of the Company's
ordinary shares of 5 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") on 12 September 2005 at 87.5
pence each from the Xansa Qualifying Employee Share Ownership Trust ("Xansa
QUEST").  The Ordinary Shares had been purchased under the "Partnership" shares
section of the AESOP from funds received from participating eligible employees.

Under the terms of the AESOP, "Partnership" shares are matched on a 1:1 basis
with 56,086 "Matching" shares being provided out of the AESOP Trust and 85,690 "
Matching" shares being provided out of the Xansa QUEST and into the AESOP Trust
at nil cost.  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 AESOP and holds Ordinary Shares purchased by employees under the "
Partnership" and "Matching" shares section of the AESOP.

Except where otherwise referred to, the directors named below were allocated 286
Ordinary Shares each (143 "Partnership" shares and 143 "Matching" shares) having
elected to participate in the AESOP.

As a consequence, the beneficial and non-beneficial interests in Ordinary Shares
(excluding options) of the directors listed below have increased to:
     
     Name:                       Ordinary Shares

     Mr A R Cox:                 125,795
     Mr S R Weston:               24,357

The Company further announces that it received notification on 12 September
2005, that at 9 September 2005, Xansa Trustee Company Limited had transferred
33,869 Ordinary Shares and sold 25,915 Ordinary Shares at 88 pence each on
behalf of participants leaving the AESOP.

Directors who are potential beneficiaries of the AESOP are:

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

As a result of the above transactions, the total holdings of the AESOP and Xansa
QUEST amount to 17,509,444 and 6,794,292 Ordinary Shares respectively.

These notifications relate 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.


12 September 2005


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