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Johnson Matthey PLC (JMAT)

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Monday 11 June, 2007

Johnson Matthey PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding


NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS/PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL
RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONNECTED PERSONS

1.        Name of the issuer:                                                  
                                                                               
          Johnson Matthey PLC                                                  
                                                                               
2.        State whether the notification relates to (i) a transaction notified 
          in accordance with DR 3.1.4(R)(1)(a); or (ii) DR 3.1.4 (R)(1)(b) a   
          disclosure made in accordance with section 324 (as extended by       
          section 328) of the Companies Act 1985 or (iii) both (i) and (ii):   
                                                                               
          (ii)                                                                 
                                                                               
3.        Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director:     
                                                                               
          F K Sheffy                                                           
                                                                               
4.        State whether notification relates to a person connected with a      
          person discharging managerial responsibilities/director named in 3   
          and identify the connected person:                                   
                                                                               
          No                                                                   
                                                                               
5.        Indicate whether the notification is in respect of a holding of the  
          person referred to in 3 or 4 above or in respect of a non-beneficial 
          interest:                                                            
                                                                               
          In respect of person named in 3 above                                
                                                                               
6.        Description of shares (including class), debentures or derivatives or
          financial instruments relating to shares:                            
                                                                               
          Ordinary Shares of £1 each                                           
                                                                               
7.        Name of registered shareholders(s) and, if more than one, the number 
          of shares held by each of them:                                      
                                                                               
          N/A                                                                  
                                                                               
8.        State the nature of the transaction:                                 
                                                                               
          Exercise of executive share options and subsequent disposal of       
          shares. Details are as follows:                                      
                                                                               
          Ordinary Shares Date of Grant     Exercise  Number       Sale Price  
          under option                      Price     Disposed     (£)         
                                                                               
          18,605          17/07/2002        8.65      18,605       15.883      
                                                                               
          17,574          17/07/2003        8.98      17,574       15.883      
                                                                               
9.        Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to    
          shares acquired:                                                     
                                                                               
          36,179 shares acquired upon exercise - all shares subsequently       
          disposed                                                             
                                                                               
10.       Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares of that class   
          should not be taken into account when calculating percentage):       
                                                                               
          Less than 0.1%                                                       
                                                                               
11.       Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to    
          shares disposed:                                                     
                                                                               
          36,179                                                               
                                                                               
12.       Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury shares of that class   
          should not be taken into account when calculating percentage):       
                                                                               
          Less than 0.1%                                                       
                                                                               
13.       Price per share or value of transaction:                             
                                                                               
          £15.883                                                              
                                                                               
14.       Date and place of transaction:                                       
                                                                               
          8 June 2007, London                                                  
                                                                               
15.       Date issuer informed of transaction:                                 
                                                                               
          11 June 2007                                                         
                                                                               
16.       Any additional information:                                          
                                                                               
          N/A                                                                  
                                                                               
17.       Name of contact and telephone for queries                            
                                                                               
          Angela Purtill, Assistant Company Secretary                          
                                                                               
          020 7269 8461                                                        

Name and signature of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making
notification

Angela Purtill

Date of Notification

11 June 2007


                                                                                                          

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