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Thursday 05 January, 2006

National Express

Director/PDMR Shareholding

National Express Group PLC
05 January 2006


                                  SCHEDULE 11

          NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS OF DIRECTORS AND CONNECTED PERSONS

All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.

1.   Name of the issuer                            2.   Notification relates to a transaction notified
                                                        in accordance with DR 3.1.4R (1)(b) a
                                                        disclosure made in accordance with section 324
                                                        (as extended by section 328) of the Companies
     NATIONAL EXPRESS GROUP PLC                         Act 1985



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



     JORGE COSMEN                                       NOTIFICATION RELATES TO PERSONS CONNECTED WITH
                                                        A DIRECTOR:
     
                                                        EUROPEAN EXPRESS ENTERPRISES LIMITED



5.   Indicate whether the notification is in       6.   Description of shares (including class),
     respect of a holding of the person referred        debentures or derivatives or financial
     to in 3 or 4 above or in respect of a              instruments relating to shares
     non-beneficial interest



     NOTIFICATION IS IN RESPECT OF A HOLDING OF
     PERSONS NAMED IN 4 ABOVE                           ORDINARY SHARES OF 5 PENCE EACH


7.   Name of registered shareholders(s) and, if    8.   State the nature of the transaction
     more than one, the number of shares held by
     each of them



     EUROPEAN EXPRESS ENTERPRISES LIMITED               MARKET PURCHASE

     17,071,528


9.   Number of shares, debentures or financial     10.  Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury
     instruments relating to shares acquired            shares of that class should not be taken into
                                                        account when calculating percentage)


     491,353
                                                         0.3%

11.  Number of shares, debentures or financial     12.  Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury
     instruments relating to shares disposed            shares of that class should not be taken into
                                                        account when calculating percentage)

                                                        N/A
     N/A
13.  Price per share or value of transaction       14.  Date and place of transaction



     480,000 @ £8.602 per share                         3 AND 4 JANUARY 2006 ON THE LONDON STOCK
                                                        EXCHANGE
       11,353 @£8.60 per share


15.  Total holding following notification and      16.  Date issuer informed of transaction
     total percentage holding following
     notification (any treasury shares should not
     be taken into account when calculating
     percentage)



     18,997,483 = 12.62%                                5 JANUARY 2006

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
     N/A
                                                        N/A

19.  Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the   20.  Description of shares or debentures involved
     option                                             (class and number)

     N/A                                                N/A

     
21.  Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or 22.  Total number of shares or debentures over which
     indication that price is to be fixed at the        options held following notification
     time of exercise

     N/A                                                N/A

23.  Any additional information                    24.  Name of contact and telephone number for
                                                        queries


     N/A                                                JENNY CASSON - 020 7529 2041

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


     tony mcdonald - company secretary

Date of notification     5 JANUARY 2006

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