Director/PDMR Shareholding

Released : 13.03.2017

FirstGroup plc

13 March 2017

Share Incentive Plan ("SIP") Purchase and Award of Partnership and Matching
Shares

FirstGroup plc (the "Company") has been notified by Computershare Trustees
Limited, trustees of the FirstGroup SIP, of the purchase of ordinary shares of
5 pence each in the Company. The Partnership Shares were purchased on 10 March
2017 at a price of 123.1600 pence per share on behalf of the Company's Persons
Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMRs") listed below. In accordance
with the rules of the SIP, Matching Shares were also awarded to the PDMRs, as
outlined below:

                   Partnership Shares         Matching Shares

Giles Fearnley     102                        16

Stephen Montgomery 112                        16

These transactions took place in London (XLON).

This notification is made in accordance with Article 19.3 of the Market Abuse
Regulation.  The Company's Legal Entity Identifier Code is
549300DEJZCPWA4HKM93. The Identification Code for ordinary shares of 5 pence
each in the Company is GB0003452173.

Enquiries:

Jane McKay                         01224 650626

Share Schemes Administrator