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Brewin Dolphin Hldgs (BRW)

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Tuesday 19 December, 2006

Brewin Dolphin Hldgs

Shares Award & Option Grants

Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC
19 December 2006

19 December 2006

BREWIN DOLPHIN HOLDINGS PLC

Issue and award of shares and grant of options over shares under the Brewin
Dolphin Holdings PLC Senior Employee Matching Share Purchase Scheme



Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC (the 'Company') announces that Halifax EES Trustees
International Limited (the 'Trustee'), as trustee of the Brewin Dolphin Holdings
PLC Employee Share Ownership Trust (the 'Trust'), has recently acquired by
subscription and awarded shares and Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC has granted
options under the Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC Senior Employee Matching Share
Purchase Scheme (the 'Scheme') to employees of companies in the Brewin Dolphin
group of companies, including Sarah Soar and Barry Howard, Persons Discharging
Managerial Responsibility in relation to the Company. The Scheme, which is
intended to encourage share retention by the participating employees, offers
participating employees the opportunity to purchase shares in the Company at
current market value and receive a matching option to acquire shares at current
market value.

On 18 December 2006 in Jersey, the Trustee acquired by subscription and awarded
to relevant participating employees 547,420 of the Company's Ordinary Shares of
1p each ('Shares') and on a matching one to one basis the company granted
options to subscribe for 547,420 Shares to relevant participating employees.

The Shares have been issued to and awarded by the Trustee nil paid at a price of
184.50p per Share representing the market value of a Share at the time of the
issue and award (the average mid-market price of a Share at the close of
business on the three business days prior to 18 December 2006 was 184.50p).  The
full purchase price of the Shares is payable to the Trustee as set out in the
Scheme and in any event no later than 18 December 2013.

The options are over new shares of the Company and may be exercised, subject to
satisfaction of performance conditions, continued employment by a Brewin Dolphin
company and retention of the related awarded shares until 18 December 2010, and
otherwise as set out in the scheme, at a price of 184.50p per share (no payment
was made on grant) normally at any time between 18 December 2010 and 18
December 2013 but otherwise as set out in the scheme including by reason of a
change of control following a takeover. Save as set out in the Scheme, the
options may not be sold, transferred, charged or otherwise disposed of prior to
exercise.

Information regarding the award of the Shares and options to and the interests
of Sarah Soar and Barry Howard, the Persons Discharging Managerial
Responsibility mentioned was received by the company on 18 December 2006.

Sarah Soar

Of the Shares awarded and options granted, Sarah Soar was awarded 5,420 Shares
(0.003% of the Company's total issued share capital) and granted options to
subscribe for 5,420 shares.  The Shares awarded are registered in the name of
the Trustee and will remain so subject to the terms of the scheme.

Mrs Soar is also interested in Shares held otherwise than under the Scheme.
After the award of the Shares and options Mrs Soar's total holding in the
company will be 239,889 Shares (0.118% of the total issued share capital of the
company) and the total number of Shares over which options are held by her will
be 76,189 Shares.

This notification relates to a transaction notified under Disclosure Rule 3.1.2.

Barry Howard

Of the Shares awarded and options granted, Barry Howard was awarded 27,100
Shares (0.013% of the Company's total issued share capital) and granted options
to subscribe for 27,100 Shares.  The Shares awarded are registered in the name
of the trustee and will remain so subject to the terms of the scheme.

Mr Howard is also interested in Shares held otherwise than under the Scheme.
After the award of the Shares and options Mr Howard's total holding in the
company will be 106,980 Shares (0.053% of the total issued share capital of the
company) and the total number of Shares over which options are held by him will
be 124,320 shares.

This notification relates to a transaction notified under Disclosure Rule 3.1.2.





Please contact Angela Wright on + 44 (0)20 7248 4400 for further information.






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