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Wednesday 24 May, 2006

EMI Group PLC

Directors'/PDMR Shareholdings


As required by Listing Rule 16.13, we advise that:

 

(a) EMI Group EBT (Guernsey) Limited, the Trustee of The EMI Group General     
    Employee Benefit Trust ("EBT"), has today informed the Company by a letter 
    dated 24th May 2006 (received by fax) that it awarded on 24th May 2006 to  
    three employees and two ex-employees, at no consideration, in respect of   
    awards under the EMI Group Senior Executive Incentive Plan ("the SEIP") and
    the EMI Group Executive Share Incentive Plan ("the ESIP") a total of       
    2,113,235 EMI Group plc Ordinary Shares of 14p each.   Of this total,      
    112,870 Ordinary Shares and 31,480 Ordinary Shares were awarded,           
    respectively, to Mr Eric Luciano Nicoli and Mr Roger Conant Faxon,         
    Executive Directors of the Company, and 1,912,500 Ordinary Shares were     
    awarded to Mr Martin Neal Bandier, a Person Discharging Managerial         
    Responsibility with respect to the Company.   These awards represented     
    releases of shares to them as follows:                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
      (i) E. L. Nicoli - following the conclusion of the six-year deferral     
          period on 31st March 2006, 67,722 shares from a non-contingent       
          incentive award and the related contingent 2:3 matching award of     
          45,148 shares;                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
     (ii) R. C. Faxon - following the conclusion of the six-year deferral      
          period on 31st March 2006, 18,888 shares from a non-contingent       
          incentive award and the related contingent 2:3 matching award of     
          12,592 shares;  and,                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
    (iii) M. N. Bandier - following the release of the audited results for the 
          year ended 31st March 2006, 1,250,000 shares from a performance share
          award made on 28th September 2001 and 662,500 shares from a          
          restricted share award also made on 28th September 2001.   Both the  
          performance and restricted share awards were awarded in respect of   
          the five-year period from 1st April 2001 to 31st March 2006.         
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
(b) In its letter, the Trustee of the EBT stated that it had withheld a total  
    of 896,970 Ordinary Shares in respect of the tax liabilities arising from  
    the awards.   Of this total, 46,277, 11,899 and 818,425 Ordinary Shares    
    relate to the tax liabilities of Mr Nicoli, Mr Faxon and Mr Bandier,       
    respectively.                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
(c) As a result of these transactions, the interests of Mr Nicoli, Mr Faxon and
    Mr Bandier in up to 112,870, 31,480 and 1,912,500 Ordinary Shares,         
    respectively, arising from the SEIP were replaced by a beneficial interest 
    in 66,593, 19,581 and 1,094,075 Ordinary Shares, respectively.             
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

As a result of the above, the number of Ordinary Shares in which EMI Group
plc's Executive Directors and other employees of the EMI Group have a potential
interest through the EBT decreases to 1,555,927, all being held in the name of
Barfield Nominees Ltd, Account No. 6497.