Purchase of Own Securities

BERTAM HOLDINGS PLC Oil palm plantations and property development in Malaysia The Company has today purchased 7,000 of its issued shares of 10p each for a consideration of £1.85 per share. The revised issued share capital, following completion of this transaction, will be £2,809,766, divided into 28,097,660 shares of 10p each. By order of the board M.P. Evans (UK) Limited Secretaries 17 October 2002 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/17/20021017BIT01170/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/17/20021017BIT01170/wkr0002.pdf