Unaudited quarterly results for the 13-week period to 1 April 2005

Dignity (2002) Ltd the securitised sub-group of Dignity plc, Britain's largest single provider of funeral-related services, namely funeral services, cremations and pre-arranged funeral plans, has today issued its Investor Report* for the first quarter of 2005.

The Group has continued to make further progress and the results announced in the Investor Report are in line with expectations.

Peter Hindley, Chief Executive of Dignity plc commented:

‘I am pleased with our performance in the first quarter. Revenue, profits and margins have progressed and we remain firmly on track to achieve our expectations for the full year’

The full report is available on Dignity's investor website at http://www.dignityfuneralsplc.co.uk

*In accordance with the terms of the securitisation carried out in April 2003, Dignity (2002) Limited (the holding company of those companies subject to the securitisation) has today issued reports to the Rating Agencies (Fitch and Standard & Poor's), the Security Trustee and the holders of notes issued in connection with the securitisation confirming compliance with the covenants established under the securitisation.


Peter Hindley/Mike McCollum
Chief Executive/Finance Director
Dignity plc
Tel: 0121 354 1557

Suzanne Brocks
Buchanan Communications
Tel: 0207 466 5000

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