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Benchmark Group PLC (BMK)

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Friday 25 May, 2001

Benchmark Group PLC

Director Shareholding

Benchmark Group PLC
24 May 2001


                             NOTIFICATION OF PURCHASE
             OF 5.75% CONVERTIBLE UNSECURED LOAN STOCK 2013 ('CULS')
                           BY DIRECTORS OF THE COMPANY

Benchmark Group PLC ('the Company') hereby gives notification of purchases of
CULS by Directors of the Company.

On 24 May 2001 Mr N J Kempner, Chief Executive of the Company and Mr K C Wong,
Managing Director (Finance) of the Company, each acquired 118,000 CULS at 111p
each.

Following this notification, Mr N J Kempner is beneficially interested in 91,200
CULS in the Company representing 0.18% of the issued CULS of the Company and Mr
K C Wong is beneficially interested in 44,812 CULS in the Company representing
0.09% of the issued CULS of the Company.



                       DEALINGS BY DIRECTORS


1)  NAME OF COMPANY

    BENCHMARK GROUP PLC

2)  NAME OF DIRECTOR

    N J KEMPNER

3)  Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of
    holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a
    non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder
    if it is a holding of that person's spouse or children under the
    age of 18 or in respect of an non-beneficial interest



4)  Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
    number of shares held by each of them. (If notified)



5)  Please state whether notification relates to a person(s) connected
    with the Director named in 2 above and identify the connected person(s)

    2 ABOVE

6)  Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions
    please indicate whether general/single co PEP and if discretionary/non
    discretionary

    PURCHASE FOR SELF-ADMINISTERED PERSONAL PENSION SCHEME

7)  Number of shares/amount of
    stock acquired

    18,000

8)   (0.036%)
    of issued Class



9)  Number of shares/amount
    of stock disposed



10)  ( N/A %)
    of issued Class



11) Class of security

    5.75% CONVERTIBLE UNSECURED LOAN STOCK 2013

12) Price per share

    111P

13) Date of transaction

    24/05/2001

14) Date company informed

    24/05/2001

15) Total holding following this notification

    91,200

16) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

    0.18%

     IF A DIRECTOR HAS BEEN GRANTED OPTIONS BY THE COMPANY PLEASE
                    COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BOXES

17) Date of grant



18) Period during which or date on which exercisable



19) Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option



20) Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number.



21) Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price
    is to be fixed at time of exercise



22) Total number of shares or debentures over which options held
    following this notification



23) Any additional information



24) Name of contact and telephone number for queries

    W Y WONG - 0207 287 6881

25) Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
    making this notification

    Date of Notification  24 MAY 2001   



                       DEALINGS BY DIRECTORS


1)  NAME OF COMPANY

    BENCHMARK GROUP PLC

2)  NAME OF DIRECTOR

    K C WONG

3)  Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of
    holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a
    non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder
    if it is a holding of that person's spouse or children under the
    age of 18 or in respect of an non-beneficial interest



4)  Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
    number of shares held by each of them. (If notified)



5)  Please state whether notification relates to a person(s) connected
    with the Director named in 2 above and identify the connected person(s)

    2 ABOVE

6)  Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions
    please indicate whether general/single co PEP and if discretionary/non
    discretionary

    PURCHASE FOR SELF-ADMINISTERED PERSONAL PENSION SCHEME

7)  Number of shares/amount of
    stock acquired

    18,000

8)   (0.036%)
    of issued Class



9)  Number of shares/amount
    of stock disposed



10)  ( N/A %)
    of issued Class



11) Class of security

    5.75% CONVERTIBLE UNSECURED LOAN STOCK 2013

12) Price per share

    111P

13) Date of transaction

    24/05/2001

14) Date company informed

    24/05/2001

15) Total holding following this notification

    44,812

16) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

    0.09%

     IF A DIRECTOR HAS BEEN GRANTED OPTIONS BY THE COMPANY PLEASE
                    COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BOXES

17) Date of grant



18) Period during which or date on which exercisable



19) Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option



20) Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number.



21) Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price
    is to be fixed at time of exercise



22) Total number of shares or debentures over which options held
    following this notification



23) Any additional information



24) Name of contact and telephone number for queries

    W Y WONG - 0207 287 6881

25) Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
    making this notification

    Date of Notification  24 MAY 2001                                           
               


                                                                                
                                                                                
      

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