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Wednesday 13 February, 2008

Universe Grp.

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Universe Group PLC
13 February 2008


13 February 2008


                               Universe Group plc 
                         ('Universe' or the 'Company')

                          Director / PDMR Shareholding


The Company has been informed that certain Directors and Relevant Employees of
the Company yesterday acquired a total of 615,000 Universe shares all at a price
of 6.5 pence per share as set out below:


Name                       Number of         Total new     % Holding
                     shares acquired        beneficial
                                               holding

John Scholes                 250,000           940,000         0.82%
Paul Cooper                   25,000           240,000         0.21%
Malcolm Coster               250,000           500,000         0.44%


In addition to the Directors' share purchases, certain members of the new senior
management team have acquired shares in the Company as follows:



Name                       Number of         Total new     % Holding
                     shares acquired        beneficial
                                               holding

Darren Graham                 30,000            30,000         0.03%
Charlie Goulding              30,000            30,000         0.03%
Jeffrey Dakin                 30,000            30,000         0.03%


For further information please contact:

Universe Group plc               Charles Stanley            Tavistock
John Scholes, Chairman           Securities                 Communications
Paul Cooper, Chief Executive     Nominated Adviser          John West
                                 Russell Cook               Andrew Dunn
                                 Carl Holmes                
Tel: 02380 689510                Tel: 020 7149 6000         Tel: 020 7920 3150




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