Purchase of Own Securities

Martin Currie Portfolio Investment Trust plc Stock Exchange Announcement - 3 March 2003 Martin Currie Portfolio Investment Trust plc, on 3 March 2003, has bought back 20,000 ordinary shares at a price of 60p per share for immediate cancellation. Following this purchase 299,580,830 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/2003/03/03/20030303BIT01030/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/03/20030303BIT01030/wkr0002.pdf