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Tuesday 21 September, 1999

Benchmark Group PLC

Directors' Dealings

BENCHMARK GROUP PLC
21 September 1999


ACQUISITION OF SHARES UNDER THE BENCHMARK CO-INVESTMENT PLAN

Benchmark Group PLC ('the Company') hereby gives notice that its wholly owned
subsidiary, The Benchmark Employee Trust Company Limited ('the Trust') has 
acquired 30,818 Ordinary shares in the Company at 232.0 pence each on 21 
September 1999 ('the Purchase') under the Company's Co-Investment Plan ('the
Plan').

The plan was approved by members at Benchmark's Annual General Meeting held on
31 October 1997.

The Purchase comprised 20,545 Ordinary shares ('the Initial Shares') acquired
by the Company's management staff, including two Directors ('the Participating
Employees') and 10,273 Ordinary shares ('the Matching Shares') acquired by the
Trust.

Under the Plan, the Participating Employees will receive the 10,273 free
Matching Shares, subject to deduction of tax on 21 September 2002.

Included in the aforementioned purchase, Mr N J Kempner ('Mr Kempner'), Chief
Executive of the Company acquired 8,561 Initial Shares and Mr K C Wong ('Mr
K Wong'), a Director acquired 4,280 Initial Shares.  Attributable Matching
shares to Mr Kempner and Mr K Wong are 4,280 shares and 2,141 shares
respectively.

Following this announcement, Mr Kempner and Mr K Wong are beneficially 
interested in 152,695 and 24,280 Ordinary shares respectively and representing
0.126% and 0.020% respectively of the issued Ordinary share capital 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 Director named in 2 above
     or holding of that person's spouse or children under
     the age of 18 or in respect of a non-beneficial interest

2 ABOVE

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)

N/A

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

PURCHASE UNDER THE BENCHMARK GROUP PLC CO-INVESTMENT PLAN

7)   Number of shares/amount of
     stock acquired

8,561

8)   (0.007%)
     of issued Class

9)   Number of shares/amount
     of stock disposed

N/A

10)  ( N/A %)
     of issued Class

11)  Class of security

ORDINARY

12)  Price per share

232p

13)  Date of transaction

21-09-99

14)  Date company informed

21-09-99

15)  Total holding following this notification

152,695

16)  Total percentage holding of issued class following 
     this notification      

0.126

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

17)  Date of grant

21-09-99

18)  Period during which or date on which exercisable

21/09/2004 - 21/09/2006

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

N/A

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

ORDINARY

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

231.5 pence

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

681,435

23)  Any additional information

N/A

24)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

W Y WONG
0171 287 6881

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

     Date of Notification...21 SEPTEMBER 1999............


                            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 Director named in 2 above
     or holding of that person's spouse or children under
     the age of 18 or in respect of a non-beneficial interest

2 ABOVE

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)

N/A

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

PURCHASE UNDER THE BENCHMARK GROUP PLC CO-INVESTMENT PLAN

7)   Number of shares/amount of
     stock acquired

4,280

8)   (0.003%)
     of issued Class

9)   Number of shares/amount
     of stock disposed

N/A

10)  ( N/A %)
     of issued Class

11)  Class of security

ORDINARY

12)  Price per share

232p

13)  Date of transaction

21-09-99

14)  Date company informed

21-09-99

15)  Total holding following this notification

24,280

16)  Total percentage holding of issued class following 
     this notification      

0.02

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

17)  Date of grant

21-09-99

18)  Period during which or date on which exercisable

21/09/2004 - 21/09/2006

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

N/A

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

ORDINARY

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

231.5 pence

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

610,225

23)  Any additional information

N/A

24)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

W Y WONG
0171 287 6881


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

     Date of Notification.....21 SEPTEMBER 1999......

                                                                                            

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