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Friday 07 July, 2006

Viridian Group Plc

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Viridian Group PLC

 7 July 2006

 1. The Company announces that it received notification yesterday from Halifax
    Corporate Trustees Ltd (the `Trustee'), as trustee of the Viridian Group
    PLC Share Incentive Plan (the `SIP'), of the following transactions in the
    Company's ordinary shares of 27 7/9 pence each (`ordinary shares'):
    i) that 6,251 ordinary shares were purchased at £9.655 on 6 July 2006 using
       participating employees' gross salary (`Partnership Shares');
   ii) that the Company matched the Partnership Shares purchased by employees 
       and purchased a further 3,777 ordinary shares at £9.655 (`Matching Shares') 
       on 6 July 2006. The Company gives employees 1 Matching Share for each 
       Partnership Share bought by them up to a maximum value of £50 worth each 

       The purchase was made pursuant to a regular standing order instruction 
       with the Trustee for monthly purchases of Partnership and Matching Shares 
       for the SIP.

       The 10,028 shares (Partnership and Matching) were allocated to employees at 

   iii) that the Trustee sold 3 ordinary shares in respect of a participant
        leaving the SIP. The ordinary shares were sold on 4 July 2006 at a price
        per ordinary share of £9.58.
 2. The interests of executive directors and persons discharging managerial
    responsibilities (PDMR) of the Company in the above transactions were as 

    Directors          Number of      Total holding
    And PDMR           ordinary       following this
                       shares         notification

    Patrick Bourke      18            31,948
    Patrick Haren       18            69,296
    Harry McCracken     18            51,032
    Laurence MacKenzie  18             3,444
    Ian Thom            18             3,582

   Subsequent to these transactions, the Trustee now holds 188,672 ordinary