Purchase of Own Securities

Martin Currie Portfolio Investment Trust plc Stock Exchange Announcement - 24 March 2003 Martin Currie Portfolio Investment Trust plc, on 24 March 2003, has bought back 150,000 ordinary shares at a price of 60.25p per share for immediate cancellation. Following this purchase 299,320,830 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/2003/03/24/20030324BIT00980/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/24/20030324BIT00980/wkr0002.pdf