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Wednesday 14 September, 2005

Croda International

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Croda International PLC
14 September 2005


NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL
RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS

This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS notification required
by DR 3.1.4R(1).

     
(1)  An issuer making a notification in respect of a transaction relating to the 
     shares or debentures of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 16, 23 and 
     24.

(2)  An issuer making a notification in respect of a derivative relating to the 
     shares of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 
     24.

(3)  An issuer making a notification in respect of options granted to a director
     /person discharging managerial responsibilities should complete boxes 1 to 
     3 and 17 to 24.

(4)  An issuer making a notification in respect of a financial instrument 
     relating to the shares of the issuer (other than a debenture) should 
     complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.


Please complete all relevant boxes in block capital letters.

1. Name of the issuer


CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC


2. State whether the notification relates to (i) a transaction notified in 
accordance with DR 3.1.4R(1)(a); or

(ii) DR 3.1.4(R)(1)(b) a disclosure made in accordance with section 324 (as
extended by section 328) of the Companies Act 1985; or

(iii) both (i) and (ii)

BOTH (i) AND (ii)


3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director

MRS BARBARA MARY RICHMOND


4. State whether notification relates to a person connected with a person
discharging managerial responsibilities /director named in 3 and identify the
connected person

ALEXANDER JAMES RICHMOND


5. Indicate whether the notification is in respect of a holding of the person
referred to in 3 or 4 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest

HOLDING OF BARBARA MARY RICHMOND AND ALEXANDER JAMES RICHMOND


6. Description of shares (including class), debentures or derivatives or 
financial instruments relating to shares

ORDINARY SHARES OF 10P EACH


7. Name of registered shareholders(s) and, if more than one, the number of 
shares held by each of them

BARBARA MARY RICHMOND - 75,000
ALEXANDER JAMES RICHMOND - 25,000


8. State the nature of the transaction

ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2005 B M RICHMOND EXERCISED AN OPTION GRANTED UNDER THE SENIOR
EXECUTIVE SHARE OPTION SCHEME OVER 100,000 SHARES GRANTED ON 30.03.99, SHE
TRANSFERRED 25,000 SHARES TO HER HUSBAND AND SOLD THE REMAINING 75,000 SHARES.


9. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares 
acquired

100,000


10. Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

LESS THAN O.1%


11. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares disposed
75,000


12. Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

LESS THAN 0.1%


13. Price per share or value of transaction

OPTION PRICE 228p PER SHARE, SALE PRICE 426p PER SHARE


14. Date and place of transaction

OPTION EXERCISED AND SHARES SOLD ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2005


15. Total holding following notification and total percentage holding following 
notification (any treasury shares should not be taken into account when 
calculating percentage)

34,777, LESS THAN 0.1%


16. Date issuer informed of transaction

14 SEPTEMBER 2005


If a person discharging managerial responsibilities has been granted options by
the issuer complete the following boxes


17. Date of grant



18. Period during which or date on which it can be exercised



19. Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option



20. Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)



21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to be 
fixed at the time of exercise



22. Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following 
notification



23. Any additional information



24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

MRS A M McINTYRE  01405 863260


Name and signature of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making 
notification

MRS A M McINTYRE     A M McINTYRE


Date of notification


14 SEPTEMBER 2005

END


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