Viridian Group PLC
9 August 2006
The Company announces that it received notification today from Halifax
Corporate Trustees Ltd (the `Trustee'),as trustee of the Viridian Group
PLC Share Incentive Plan (the `SIP'), that the Trustee sold 273 ordinary
shares of 27 7/9 pence each in the Company (`ordinary shares') in respect
of participant(s) leaving the SIP. The ordinary shares were sold on
7 August 2006 at £9.7305 per ordinary share.
Subsequent to this transaction, the total holding of the Trustee now amounts
to 198,257 ordinary shares.
The executive directors and persons discharging managerial responsibilities of
the Company, Patrick Haren, Patrick Bourke, Harry McCracken, Laurence MacKenzie
and Ian Thom, have an interest as beneficiaries in shares held by the Trustee.
No directors or persons discharging managerial responsibilities are disposing
of any beneficial interests in the Company.