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Thursday 29 December, 2005

Xansa PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Xansa PLC
29 December 2005



TO:     Regulatory News Service
            The London Stock Exchange



Xansa plc (the "Company") announces that it received notification on 28 December
2005 that at 23 December 2005 Xansa Trustee Company Limited, trustee of the
Inland Revenue approved Xansa All Employee Share Ownership Plan ('AESOP') had
transferred 8,432 of the Company's ordinary shares of 5 pence each ("Ordinary
Shares") and had sold 4,585 Ordinary Shares at 90.54 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 amounts to 16,775,825 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.



29 December 2005





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