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Tuesday 07 March, 2006

Croda International

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Croda International PLC
07 March 2006

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).


(1)      An issuer making a notification in respect of a transaction relating to the shares or debentures
         of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 16, 23 and 24.
(2)      An issuer making a notification in respect of a derivative relating to the shares of the issuer
         should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.
(3)      An issuer making a notification in respect of options granted to a director/person discharging
         managerial responsibilities should complete boxes 1 to 3 and 17 to 24.
(4)      An issuer making a notification in respect of a financial instrument relating to the shares of
         the issuer (other than a debenture) should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 23 and
         24.



Please complete all relevant boxes in block capital letters.


1. Name of the issuer


CRODA INTERNATIONAL 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)


(i)

3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director


KEITH LAYDEN

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


NOT APPLICABLE

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


HOLDING OF KEITH LAYDEN

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


ORDINARY SHARES OF 10P EACH

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


KEITH LAYDEN

8. State the nature of the transaction


ON 6 MARCH 2006 K LAYDEN EXERCISED TWO OPTIONS GRANTED UNDER THE CRODA SENIOR EXECUTIVE SHARE OPTION SCHEME OVER
5,203 SHARES GRANTED ON 07.03.01 AND 25,280 SHARES GRANTED ON 05.03.03 AND ON 7 MARCH 2006 HE SOLD 25,827 SHARES.

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


30,483

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


LESS THAN 0.1%

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


25,827

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


LESS THAN 0.1%

13. Price per share or value of transaction


OPTION PRICES 5,203 SHARES AT 258P, 25,280 SHARES AT 230P

SALE PRICE OF 25,827 SHARES 492.9P



14. Date and place of transaction


OPTION EXERCISED 6 MARCH 2006, SHARES SOLD ON 7 MARCH 2006

15. Total holding following notification and total percentage holding following notification (any treasury

shares should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

15,204  LESS THAN 0.1%

16. Date issuer informed of transaction


6 AND 7 MARCH 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



19. Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option



20. Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)



21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to be fixed at the time of exercise



22. Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following notification



23. Any additional information




24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries


MRS A M McINTYRE  - 01405 863260

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


MRS A M McINTYRE

Date of notification


7 MARCH 2006

END


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