Purchase of Own Securities

Martin Currie European Investment Trust plc Stock Exchange Announcement - 20 March 2003 Martin Currie European Investment Trust plc, on 20 March 2003, has bought back 38,000 ordinary shares at a price of 116.00p per share for immediate cancellation. Following this purchase 25,521,341 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/2003/03/20/20030320BIT01470/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/20/20030320BIT01470/wkr0002.pdf