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Monday 21 November, 2005

Xansa PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Xansa PLC
21 November 2005

     
TO:  Regulatory News Service
     The London Stock Exchange

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Xansa plc (the "Company") announces that it received notification on 21 November
2005 that at 18 November 2005 Xansa Trustee Company Limited, trustee of the
Inland Revenue approved Xansa All Employee Share Ownership Plan ('AESOP') had
transferred 45,639 of the Company's ordinary shares of 5 pence each ("Ordinary
Shares") and had sold 19,795 Ordinary Shares at 80.5 pence each on behalf of
participants leaving the AESOP.

The AESOP 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 AESOP.

Executive 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

The total holding of the AESOP Trust on 14 November 2005 announcement should
have been 16,742,639, a difference of 44,123 Ordinary Shares.  As a result of
this adjustment and the above transactions, the total holding of the AESOP Trust
now amounts to 16,677,205 Ordinary Shares.

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.


21 November 2005


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