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National Express Group PLC
13 April 2018

National Express Group PLC


   Market purchase of shares      

to be held in the Company's employee benefit trust


National Express Group PLC ("Company") today confirms it has been notified that on 12 April 2018, First Names Corporate Services Limited, acting as Trustee of the National Express Group Employee Benefit Trust ("Trust"), purchased 175,000 (one hundred and seventy-five thousand) ordinary shares of nominal value 5 pence each in the capital of the Company ("Shares") at an average price of 412.32p per share on the London Stock Exchange.

The Trust holds Shares for the benefit of the Company's employees, in particular for satisfying the future vesting of outstanding awards made under the Company's various employee share incentive plans. As such, Dean Finch, Chris Davies and Matt Ashley, as Executive Directors and PDMRs, are amongst the potential beneficiaries of the Shares held in Trust.

Immediately following the above transaction, the Trust holds 784,979 Shares for the above purpose, representing 0.15% of the Company's issued share capital with voting rights.


Enquiries to National Express Group PLC:

Michael Arnaouti, Company Secretary

020 7805 3807



Legal Entity Identifier: 213800A8IQEMY8PA5X34

Classification: 2.4 (with reference to DTR6 Annex 1R)


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