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Friday 12 May, 2006

Xansa PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Xansa PLC
12 May 2006

TO:     Regulatory News Service
        The London Stock Exchange

Xansa plc (the "Company") announces that it received notification on 12 May 2006
for the purposes of Section 329 of the Companies Act 1985 that Xansa Trustee
Company Limited, trustee of the Inland Revenue approved Xansa All Employee Share
Ownership Plan ('AESOP') had purchased 126,366 of the Company's ordinary shares
of 5 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") on 12 May 2006 at 92 pence each from the
Xansa Qualifying Employee Share Ownership Trust ("Xansa QUEST").  The Ordinary
Shares had been purchased under the "Partnership" shares section of the AESOP
from funds received from participating eligible employees.

Under the terms of the AESOP, "Partnership" shares are matched on a 1:1 basis
with 60,899 "Matching" shares being provided out of the AESOP Trust and 65,467 "
Matching" shares being provided out of the Xansa QUEST and into the AESOP Trust
at nil cost.  The 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 the AESOP.

Except where otherwise referred to, the directors named below were allocated 272
Ordinary Shares each (136 "Partnership" shares and 136 "Matching" shares) having
elected to participate in the AESOP.

As a consequence, the beneficial and non-beneficial interests in Ordinary Shares
(excluding options) of the directors listed below have increased to:

Name:            Ordinary Shares

Mr A R Cox:              133,128
Mr G M Stuart:             1,918
Mr S R Weston:            28,006

As a result of the above transaction, the total holdings of the AESOP and Xansa
QUEST amount to 17,217,916 and 5,156,305 Shares respectively.

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.

12 May 2006

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