REG-United Utilities Grp: Director/PDMR Shareholding

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UNITED UTILITIES GROUP PLC                           

                      DIRECTORS' AND PDMRS' SHAREHOLDINGS                      

                  NOTIONAL AND ACTUAL DIVIDEND REINVESTMENTS                   

                                5 FEBRUARY 2013                                

Performance Share Plan

Under the rules of the performance share plan, awards are subject to uplift for
notional dividends made or paid during the performance period. Accordingly, the
dividend shares shown below have been notionally added to and form part of the
award. In respect of the interim dividend of 11.44 pence per share paid on 1
February 2013, the number of additional shares granted has been calculated
using the closing share price on 1 February 2013 of 731.5 pence per share. The
figures reflect the maximum number of shares over which the option might be
exercised. The actual number will depend upon the extent to which the
established performance conditions are satisfied over the performance period.
The awards are issued for nil consideration and may be exercised at nil cost to
the participant.

Awarded 12 July 2010 - Performance period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2013

  Name of director/    Original      Cumulative  Shares added   Balance  
 person discharging     no. of       balance on  for dividend   carried  
     managerial        Ordinary           which        paid 1   forward  
  responsibilities      shares         notional February 2013            
                        awarded   dividend paid                          
                                                                         
Gaynor Kenyon              14,923        17,130           267      17,397
                                                                         
Steven Fraser              18,034        20,701           323      21,024
                                                                         
Russ Houlden               47,578        54,619           854      55,473

Awarded 8 July 2011 - Performance period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2014

Name of director/        Original    Cumulative  Shares added     Balance
person discharging         no. of    balance on  for dividend     carried
managerial               Ordinary         which        paid 1     forward
responsibilities           shares      notional February 2013            
                          awarded dividend paid                          
                                                                         
Steve Mogford              75,020        81,399         1,273      82,672
                                                                         
Russ Houlden               46,166        50,091           783      50,874
                                                                         
Gaynor Kenyon              14,427        15,652           244      15,896
                                                                         
Steven Fraser              18,961        20,572           321      20,893
                                                                         
Sally Cabrini              17,724        19,230           300      19,530
                                                                         
Neil Colman                13,190        14,310           223      14,533
                                                                         
Tony Conway                13,190        14,310           223      14,533
                                                                         
Gary Dixon                 12,937        14,036           219      14,255
                                                                         
Simon Gardiner             16,949        18,389           287      18,676
                                                                         
Janice Smethurst            7,796         8,454           132       8,586

Awarded 15 June 2012 - Performance period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2015

Name of director/        Original    Cumulative  Shares added     Balance
person discharging         no. of    balance on  for dividend     carried
managerial               Ordinary         which        paid 1     forward
responsibilities           shares      notional February 2013            
                          awarded dividend paid                          
                                                                         
Sue Amies-King              9,404         9,696           151       9,847
                                                                         
Sally Cabrini              15,797        16,288           254      16,542
                                                                         
Neil Colman                11,756        12,121           189      12,310
                                                                         
Tony Conway                11,756        12,121           189      12,310
                                                                         
Gary Dixon                 11,217        11,565           180      11,745
                                                                         
Steven Fraser              18,368        18,938           296      19,234
                                                                         
Simon Gardiner             14,695        15,151           236      15,387
                                                                         
Jonathan Hodgkin           12,490        12,878           201      13,079
                                                                         
Russ Houlden               42,174        43,484           680      44,164
                                                                         
Gaynor Kenyon              13,115        13,522           211      13,733
                                                                         
Steve Mogford              66,862        68,940         1,078      70,018
                                                                         
Janice Smethurst            6,759         6,969           108       7,077

Matching Share Award Plan

Under the rules of the matching share award plan, awards are subject to uplift
for notional dividends made or paid during the performance period. Accordingly,
the dividend shares shown below have been notionally added to and form part of
the award. In respect of the interim dividend of 11.44 pence per share paid on
1 February 2013, the number of additional shares granted has been calculated
using the closing share price on 1 February 2013 of 731.5 pence per share. The
figures reflect the maximum number of shares over which the option might be
exercised. The actual number will depend upon the extent to which the
established performance conditions are satisfied over the performance period.
The awards are issued for nil consideration and may be exercised at nil cost to
the participant.

Awarded 8 July 2011 - Performance period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2014

Name of director/          No. of    Cumulative  Shares added     Balance
person discharging       Ordinary    balance on  for dividend     carried
managerial                 shares         which        paid 1     forward
responsibilities          awarded      notional February 2013            
                                  dividend paid                          
                                                                         
Steve Mogford           16,313           17,699           276      17,975
                                                                         
Russ Houlden            21,140           22,937           358      23,295
                                                                         
Sally Cabrini            9,025            9,791           153       9,944
                                                                         
Steven Fraser            9,965           10,810           169      10,979
                                                                         
Gaynor Kenyon            2,595            2,814            44       2,858

Awarded 15 June 2012 - Performance period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2015

Name of director/          No. of    Cumulative  Shares added     Balance
person discharging       Ordinary    balance on  for dividend     carried
managerial                 shares         which        paid 1     forward
responsibilities          awarded      notional February 2013            
                                  dividend paid                          
                                                                         
Sally Cabrini            6,575            6,779           106       6,885
                                                                         
Neil Colman              3,063            3,158            49       3,207
                                                                         
Tony Conway              4,459            4,597            71       4,668
                                                                         
Gary Dixon               2,014            2,076            32       2,108
                                                                         
Steven Fraser            7,415            7,645           119       7,764
                                                                         
Simon Gardiner           4,618            4,761            74       4,835
                                                                         
Russ Houlden            29,684           30,606           478      31,084
                                                                         
Gaynor Kenyon            2,491            2,568            40       2,608
                                                                         
Steve Mogford           48,151           49,647           776      50,423

Deferred Share Award Plan

Under the rules of the deferred share award scheme (`the scheme') awards are
subject to uplift for notional dividends made or paid during the vesting
period. Accordingly the dividend shares shown below have been notionally added
to and form part of the award. In respect of the interim dividend of 11.44
pence per share paid on 1 February 2013, the number of additional shares
awarded has been calculated using the closing share price on 1 February 2013 of
731.5 pence per share. Under the terms of the scheme, awards will (which are
structured as options to acquire shares in the company with a zero exercise
price) be satisfied by using shares purchased in the market or by payment of a
cash amount equal to the market value, on the date of exercise, of the shares
(including dividend equivalent shares) held. Newly issued or treasury shares
cannot be used to satisfy awards under this plan.  No directors of the company
can participate in the scheme. The awards will normally become capable of
exercise after the end of the vesting period and must be exercised within 90
days thereafter. The ability to exercise an award is not subject to satisfying
a performance target.

Vesting period - 28 July 2010 - 28 July 2013

Name of director/          No. of    Cumulative  Shares added     Balance
person discharging       Ordinary    balance on  for dividend     carried
managerial                 shares         which        paid 1     forward
responsibilities          awarded      notional February 2013            
                                  dividend paid                          
                                                                         
Sally Cabrini               6,631         7,611           119       7,730
                                                                         
Gary Dixon                 13,621        15,633           244      15,877
                                                                         
Simon Gardiner              6,005         6,892           107       6,999

Vesting period - 3 July 2012 - 3 July 2015

Name of director/          No. of    Cumulative  Shares added     Balance
person discharging       Ordinary    balance on  for dividend     carried
managerial                 shares         which        paid 1     forward
responsibilities          awarded      notional February 2013            
                                  dividend paid                          
                                                                         
Steven Fraser              19,352        19,953           312      20,265

Matched Share Investment Schemes

Russ Houlden - awarded 1 October 2010

As part of the terms of Russ Houlden's recruitment, the company established a
matched share incentive scheme for him as sole participant by which the company
undertook to match an investment of 36,710 shares made by Mr Houlden himself
upon his appointment provided he remains with the company until October 2015. 
The award is subject to uplift for notional dividends made or paid during the
period. In respect of the interim dividend of 11.44p per share paid on 1
February 2013, the number of additional shares granted has been calculated
using the closing share prices on 1 February 2013 of 731.5 pence per share.

     No. of    Cumulative Shares added     Balance
   Ordinary    balance on for dividend     carried
     shares         which       paid 1     forward
    awarded      notional     February            
            dividend paid         2013            
                                                  
     36,710        40,554          634      41,188

Steve Mogford - awarded 27 May 2011

As part of the terms of Steve Mogford's recruitment, the company established a
matched share incentive scheme for him as sole participant by which the company
undertook to match an investment of 86,742 shares made by Mr Mogford himself
upon his appointment provided he remains with the company until January
2016. The award is subject to uplift for notional dividends made or paid during
the period. In respect of the interim dividend of 11.44p per share paid on 1
February 2013, the number of additional shares granted has been calculated
using the closing share prices on 1 February 2013 of 731.5 pence per share.

     No. of    Cumulative Shares added     Balance
   Ordinary    balance on for dividend     carried
     shares         which       paid 1     forward
    awarded      notional     February            
            dividend paid         2013            
                                                  
     86,742        94,118        1,471      95,589

Share Incentive Plan

Notification was been received today that the Trustee, Equiniti Share Plan
Trustees Limited, purchased ordinary shares of 5p each on behalf of the
following directors/PDMRs on 1 February 2013, as dividend reinvestment shares
in accordance with the rules of the Company's HMRC approved share incentive
plan. The shares were purchased at a price of 740 pence per share.

 Name of director/person      Balance held    No. of Shares Revised balance
 discharging managerial           prior to        purchased                
    responsibilities              dividend                                 
                                  purchase                                 
                                                                           
Sally Cabrini                          258                3             261
                                                                           
Steven Fraser                        2,355               36           2,391
                                                                           
Simon Gardiner                       3,379               52           3,431
                                                                           
Gaynor Kenyon                        2,065               31           2,096
                                                                           
Neil Colman                          3,099               48           3,147
                                                                           
Russ Houlden                           826               13             839
                                                                           
Gary Dixon                           2,740               42           2,782
                                                                           
Steve Mogford                          815               12             827
                                                                           
Janice Smethurst                     1,709               26           1,735

__________________________________________________________________________

Further information can be obtained from Jane Gilmore, Deputy Company Secretary
44 1 925 237052.

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United Utilities Group's ordinary shares trade on the London Stock Exchange and
its ADRs, each equal to two ordinary shares, trade over the counter using the
trading symbol "UUGRY"



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