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Friday 21 December, 2007

Croda International

Transaction in Own Shares

Croda International PLC
21 December 2007


Croda International Plc

Croda announces that Kleinwort Benson (Guernsey) Trustees Limited, the trustee
of the Croda International Employee Benefit Trust (the 'EBT') acquired on 19
December 2007 456,000 ordinary shares in the Company for the purposes of the EBT
at a price of 534p per share.  It is intended that these shares will be used to
satisfy conditional awards made under the Company's Long Term Incentive Plan in
respect of directors and senior employees.  Following this transaction the EBT
holds 1,363,734 shares.

Croda also announces that Cowick Hall Trustees Limited, the trustees of the
Croda International Plc Qualifying Employee Share Ownership Trust (the 'QUEST')
acquired on 19 December 2007 428,500 ordinary shares in the Company for the
purpose of the QUEST at a price of 534p per share.  It is intended that these
shares will be used to satisfy options granted under the Company's Save As You
Earn plan.  Following this transaction the QUEST holds 673,491 shares.


Louise Scott
Company Secretary and Legal Counsel
Croda International Plc



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