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Thursday 03 November, 2005

Croda International

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Croda International PLC
03 November 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)

(i)

3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director

KEITH RICHARD GREGERSEN

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

MARY GREGERSEN

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 KEITH RICHARD GREGERSEN

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

KEITH RICHARD GREGERSEN - 2,721 AND MARY GREGERSEN - 2,722

8 State the nature of the transaction

ON 2 NOVEMBER 2005 K R GREGERSEN EXERCISED AN OPTION GRANTED UNDER THE CRODA
SENIOR EXECUTIVE SHARE OPTION SCHEME IN 1997 OVER 30,000 SHARES AT AN OPTION
PRICE OF 307P PER SHARE AND SOLD ALL THE SHARES AT A PRICE OF 451P EACH.  ON THE
SAME DATE HE EXERCISED AN OPTION GRANTED UNDER THE CRODA SAYE SCHEME IN 2000
OVER 5,443 SHARES AT AN OPTION PRICE OF 186P.  HE TRANSFERRED 2,722 SHARES TO
HIS WIFE, MARY GREGERSEN.



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

SENIOR EXECUTIVE SCHEME 30,000 SAYE SCHEME 5,443

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

LESS THAN 0.1%

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

30,000

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

SENIOR EXECUTIVE OPTION PRICE 307P, SALE PRICE 451P

SAYE OPTION PRICE 186P

14. Date and place of transaction

2 NOVEMBER 2005

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

5,443 - LESS THAN 0.1%

16. Date issuer informed of transaction

2 NOVEMBER 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

3 NOVEMBER 2005

END


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