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Friday 02 December, 2005

National Express

Director/PDMR Shareholding

National Express Group PLC
02 December 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).



Please complete all relevant boxes should in block capital letters.



1.             Name of the issuer



                NATIONAL EXPRESS GROUP 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)



                Notification relates to (ii) above



3.             Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director



                Jorge Cosmen



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



Notification relates to persons connected with a person discharging managerial
responsibility

i) European Express Enterprises Ltd

ii) Northern Express Enterprises Ltd



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



                IN RESPECT OF A HOLDING OF PERSONS NAMED IN 4 ABOVE



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



                ORDINARY SHARES OF 5 PENCE EACH



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



                EUROPEAN EXPRESS ENTERPRISES LTD 15,503,600

                NORTHERN EXPRESS ENTERPRISES LTD 1,564,226



8.             State the nature of the transaction



Issue of shares to European Express Enterprise Ltd being the consideration
payable pursuant to a Merger Agreement dated 11 October 2005 and subsequent
market purchases by European Express Enterprise Ltd and Northern Express
Enterprises Ltd



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



                17,067,826





10.           Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares of that class
should not be taken into

account when calculating percentage)



11.38%



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



                n/a



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



                n/a



13.           Price per share or value of transaction





14.           Date and place of transaction



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



                11.38%



16.           Date issuer informed of transaction



                1 DECEMBER 2005









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



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Date of notification            ________________________________________










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