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Thursday 01 December, 2005

National Express

Completion of Transaction

National Express Group PLC
01 December 2005

For immediate release
Thursday 1 December 2005

                           NATIONAL EXPRESS GROUP PLC
                         Completion of Alsa transaction

Further to its announcement of 11 October, National Express Group has  received
competition clearance from the Servicio de Defensa de la Competencia, the
Spanish competition authority.  As a result, all of the conditions have now been
met and, therefore, the Alsa transaction has completed today. Alsa is the
largest private coach and bus operator in Spain operating a fleet of
approximately 1400 vehicles.

Jorge Cosmen, aged 37, will join the National Express Group Board as a non
executive director with immediate effect.

There are no disclosures to be made under section 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.

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For further information:

Adam Walker/Nicola Marsden
National Express Group PLC                                        020 7529 2000

Andrew Dowler/Ben Foster/Dido Laurimore
Financial Dynamics                                                020 7831 3113

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