Colefax Group PLC (CFX) Announcements

Colefax Group PLC
30 April 2008

                               Colefax Group PLC
                                (the 'Company')

                             Grant of ESOP Options

The Company today announces that options have been granted for nil consideration
pursuant to agreements made between Halifax EES Trustees International Limited
of 31/33 New Street, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8YW as trustees of the Colefax Group
Plc Employees' Share Ownership Trust (the 'Trustees') and the Directors named

Director           Number of Ordinary 10p Shares of the
                   Company to which each option relates
Key Hall           100,000
Rob Barker         100,000

The options were granted by the Trustees on 30th April 2008 and the aggregate
exercise price per option payable by each person is 1 in total. The options are
exercisable immediately but the shares may not be sold within three years of the
grant date. The options expire on 29th April 2018. The ESOP shares were acquired
by the Colefax Group Plc Employees Share Ownership Plan Trust between October
1995 and September 2000 at an average cost of 65 pence per share.

In addition to the above options the following ESOP options are outstanding:

            Quantity     Exercise Price       Date of Grant       Expiry Date
K Hall      100,000      1 total             28.04.06            27.04.17
K Hall      50,000       1 total             27.04.07            26.04.17
R M Barker  75,000       1 total             28.04.06            27.04.17
R M Barker  50,000       1 total             27.04.07            26.04.17

The number of Colefax Group Plc shares currently owned by the above Directors
are as follows:

                   Quantity        Percentage of Issued Share Capital
K Hall             50,000          0.33%
R M Barker         105,000         0.68%


David Green - Chief Executive - 020 7318 6007

David Anderson - KBC Peel Hunt - 020 7418 8900

Alina Savych


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