FIRSTGROUP PLC: Director/PDMR Shareholding

FirstGroup plc                                  
         The FirstGroup plc Share Incentive Plan (the "Plan")               
In common with all eligible employees, each of the executive directors of
FirstGroup plc (the "Company"), the Group Employee Director of the Company and
members of the Executive Management Board of the Company (whom the Company
regards as persons discharging managerial responsibility (PDMRs) under the
Listing Rules), may apply for partnership shares under the Plan on a monthly
basis. 
On 2 January 2013, in accordance with standing instructions for the Plan the
following share dealings took place: 
Mick Barker, the Group Employee Director purchased 55 partnership shares. The
Company provides two matching shares for every three partnership shares
purchased subject to a maximum contribution of shares to the value of £20.
Accordingly, Mick Barker received a further 9 matching shares. Following these
transactions, Mick Barker's beneficial holding is 9,488 shares. 
Giles Fearnley, a member of the Executive Management Board, purchased 59
partnership shares. The Company provides two matching shares for every three
partnership shares purchased subject to a maximum contribution of shares to the
value of £20. Accordingly, Giles Fearnley received a further 9 matching 
shares.
Following these transactions, Giles Fearnley's beneficial holding is 3,008
shares. 
Vernon Barker, a member of the Executive Management Board, purchased 55
partnership shares. The Company provides two matching shares for every three
partnership shares purchased subject to a maximum contribution of shares to the
value of £20. Accordingly, Vernon Barker received a further 9 matching shares.
Following these transactions,Vernon Barker's beneficial holding is 24,594
shares. 
Clive Burrows, a member of the Executive Management Board, purchased 48
partnership shares. The Company provides two matching shares for every three
partnership shares purchased subject to a maximum contribution of shares to the
value of £20. Accordingly, Clive Burrows received a further 9 matching shares.
Following these transactions, Clive Burrows' beneficial holding is 89,975
shares. 
The shares were purchased at a price of 210.26 pence per share. 
3 January 2013 
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