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11 July 2006

Notification Of Transactions Of Directors/Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility And Connected Persons

This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS notification required by DR 3.1.4R(1).

(1) An issuer making a notification in respect of a transaction relating to the shares or debentures of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 16, 23 and 24.

(2) An issuer making a notification in respect of a derivative relating to the shares of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.

(3) An issuer making a notification in respect of options granted to a director/person discharging managerial responsibilities should complete boxes 1 to 3 and 17 to 24.

(4) An issuer making a notification in respect of a financial instrument relating to the shares of the issuer (other than a debenture) should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.

Please complete all relevant boxes should in block capital letters.

1. Name of issuer

MARKS AND SPENCER GROUP PLC

2.

State whether the notification relates to

(i) a transaction notified in accordance with DR 3.1.4R(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)

NOTIFICATION RELATES TO (iii)

3.

Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director

PAUL MYNERS

4.

State whether notification relates to a person connected with a person discharging managerial responsibilities/director named in 3 and identify the connected person

N/A

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 interest3

NOTIFICATION IN RESPECT OF PERSON
REFERRED TO IN 3 ABOVE

6.

Description of shares (including class), debentures or derivatives or financial instruments relating to shares

ORDINARY SHARES OF 25P EACH IN MARKS
AND
SPENCER GROUP PLC

7.

Name of the registered shareholders(s) and, if more than one, the number of shares held by each of them

STRAND NOMINEES LIMITED

8.

State the nature of the transaction

PURCHASE

9.

Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares acquired

25,000 SHARES

10.

Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares of that class should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

DE MINIMIS

11.

Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares disposed

N/A

12.

Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury shares of that class should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

N/A

13.

Price per share or value of transaction

583P

14.

Date and place of transaction

11 JULY 2006, LONDON

15.

Total holding following notification and total percentage holding following notification (any treasury shares should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

303,741 SHARES

16.

Date issuer informed of transaction

11 JULY 2006

If a person discharging managerial responsibilities has been granted options by the issuer complete the following boxes
17.

Date of grant

18.

Period during which or date on which it can be exercised

19.

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

20.

Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)

21.

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

22.

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

23.

Any additional information

N/A

24.

Name of contact and telephone number for queries

ANDREW GREEN
TEL. 020 8718 9984

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

ANDREW GREEN
Date of notification 11 JULY 2006

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