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Thursday 10 July, 2003

Benchmark Group PLC

Director Shareholding

Benchmark Group PLC
10 July 2003



Letter to RNS

Benchmark Group PLC ('the Company')
Notification of purchase of 5.75% Convertible Unsecured Loan Stock 2013 by 
Directors of the Company.


Letter from Benchmark Group PLC 


                              BENCHMARK GROUP PLC

                              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 10 July 2003 Mr N J Kempner, Chief Executive of the Company and Mr K C Wong,
Managing Director (Finance) of the Company, each acquired 36,500 CULS at 95p 
each.

Following this notification, Mr N J Kempner is beneficially interested in 127,000
CULS in the Company representing 0.26% of the issued CULS of the Company and 
Mr K C Wong is beneficially interested in 81,312 CULS in the Company 
representing 0.16% of the issued CULS of the Company.

10 July 2003



                       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)  amount of
    stock acquired

      36,500

8)   (0.073%)
    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 2103

12) Price per share

     95P

13) Date of transaction

     10/7/03

14) Date company informed

     10/7/03

15) Total holding following this notification

     127,700

16) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     0.26

     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

    A P L NORMAN  0207 6590500

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

    Date of Notification       10 JULY 2003                           



                       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)  amount of
    stock acquired

    36,500

8)   (0.073%)
    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

12) Price per share

     95P

13) Date of transaction

     10/07/03

14) Date company informed

    10/7/03

15) Total holding following this notification

     81,312

16) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     0.16

     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

     A P L NORMAN  0207 659 0500

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

    Date of Notification     10 JULY 2003                         




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