BODYCOTE PLC: Director/PDMR Shareholding

Bodycote plc (the "Company) 

                                                                6 December 2012

Exercise of Options

On 5 December 2012, the Company was notified that on 5 December 2012 the
following Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities (`PDMR'), had
exercised share options over ordinary shares of 17 3/11 p each in the
Company ("Ordinary Shares"), under the 2009 Bodycote Investment Plan at an
exercise price of £4.12 per share. This is a partial exercise of the award
under the 2009 Bodycote Investment Plan.

PDMRs       Share options      Ordinary    Price per   Shareholding     % of   
           exercised under  Shares sold to  Ordinary  after exercise   issued  
            2009 Bodycote     cover tax    Share sold    and sale      share   
           Investment Plan   liabilities                              capital  

Guy Prunel     120,000          50,000       £4.23       138,766       0.07%    
The announcement is made in accordance with the requirements of DTR 3.1.4 
Contact for queries: 
Ute Ball, Company Secretary: Springwood Court, Macclesfield, SK10 2XF  Tel:
01625 505300 
-0- Dec/06/2012 17:57 GMT
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