Purchase of Own Securities

Martin Currie European Investment Trust plc Stock Exchange Announcement - 17 March 2003 Martin Currie European Investment Trust plc, on 17 March 2003, has bought back 60,000 ordinary shares at a price of 111.67p per share for immediate cancellation. Following this purchase 25,594,341 ordinary shares remain in issue. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/17/20030317BIT01110/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/17/20030317BIT01110/wkr0002.pdf