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Thursday 12 July, 2007

National Express

Update - Continental Auto Acq

National Express Group PLC
12 July 2007

             National Express Group PLC ('National Express Group')              

                        Acquisition of Continental Auto                         

On Friday 27 April 2007 National Express Group announced the acquisition of
Continental Auto, completion of which was subject to approval by the Spanish
competition authorities. National Express Group has today received confirmation
from those authorities that the acquisition has, as expected, been referred to
the second phase of the Spanish anti-trust process. As announced on 27 April
2007, it is expected that the transaction will complete before the end of 2007.

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For further information, please contact:

Nicola Marsden/ Alison Flynn
National Express Group PLC                               020 7529 2000

Neil Bennett/Suzanne Bartch/Brian Hudspith
Maitland                                                 020 7379 5151


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