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Weir Group PLC (WEIR)

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Tuesday 04 April, 2006

Weir Group PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Weir Group PLC
04 April 2006


NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS/PERSONS DISCHARGING

MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND 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 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 should in block capital letters.

 1.  Name of the issuer                   2.  State whether the notification
                                              relates to (i) a transaction
                                              notified in accordance with DR
                                              3.1.4R(1)(a); or
     THE WEIR GROUP PLC                       (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)
                                              (iii) BOTH

 3.  Name of person discharging           4.  State whether notification relates
     managerial responsibilities/             to a person connected with a
     director                                 person discharging managerial
                                              responsibilities/director named in
                                              3 and identify the connected
                                              person
     (1) ALAN WALLACE FERNIE MITCHELSON       NO
     (2) PHILIP JOHN CLIFTON
     (3) STEPHEN BIRD
     (4) SCOT SMITH
     (5) STEPHEN ANTHONY SIMON

 5.  Indicate whether the notification    6.  Description of shares (including
     is in respect of a holding of the        class), debentures or derivatives
     person referred to in 3 or 4 above       or financial instruments relating
     or in respect of a non-beneficial        to shares
     interest
     3 ABOVE                                  ORDINARY SHARES OF 12.5P EACH

 7.  Name of registered shareholders(s)   8.  State the nature of the
     and, if more than one, the number        transaction
     of shares held by each of them
     (1) ALAN WALLACE FERNIE MITCHELSON       PURCHASE OF SHARES UNDER THE GROUP
     (2) PHILIP JOHN CLIFTON                  LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN
     (3) STEPHEN BIRD
     (4) SCOT SMITH
     (5) STEPHEN ANTHONY SIMONE

 9.  Number of shares, debentures or     10.  Percentage of issued class
     financial instruments relating to        acquired (treasury shares of that
     shares acquired                          class should not be taken into
                                              account when calculating
                                              percentage)
     (1) ALAN W F MITCHELSON     1,382         N/A
     (2) PHILIP J CLIFTON        880
     (3) STEPHEN BIRD            331
     (4) SCOT SMITH              714
     (5) STEPHEN A SIMONE        1,022

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

13.  Price per share or value of         14.  Date and place of transaction
     transaction
     443.25p                                  4 APRIL 2006

15.  Total holding following             16.  Date issuer informed of
     notification and total percentage        transaction
     holding following notification (any
     treasury shares should not be taken
     into account when calculating
     percentage)
     (1) ALAN W F MITCHELSON     67,767        4 APRIL 2006
     (2) PHILIP J CLIFTON        880
     (3) STEPHEN BIRD            331
     (4) SCOT SMITH              7,324
     (5) STEPHEN A SIMONE        3,586

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

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

23.  Any additional information             24   Name of contact and telephone
                                                 number for queries
                                                 FRANCES MCCAW
                                                 0141 308 3737

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

Date of notification ...............4 April 2006.


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