Tanfield Group PLC
11 January 2005

For immediate release

                               Tanfield Group plc
         Shareholding in Tanfield Group Plc ("Tanfield" "the Company")

The Company was on 13 December 2004 notified by Chairman, John Pither, and Chief
Executive, Roy Stanley, that they had each acquired £187,500 in 8.5% Convertible
Unsecured Loan Notes in the Company convertible into 1,973,684 ordinary shares
of 1p each.

Excluding any shares that would result from conversion of these loan notes Mr
Pither's holding remains 1,099,948 ordinary shares representing 0.008 per cent
and Mr Stanley's 40,632,,074 ordinary shares representing 30.337 per cent.


Roy Stanley, Chief Executive,
Tanfield Group Plc Tel. 01207 521111

Ruari McGirr or Sebastian Wykeham,
Daniel Stewart Tel. 020 7374 6789

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