Repayment of Loan

EDINBURGH WORLDWIDE INVESTMENT TRUST PLC (the Company) The Company has today repaid its EUR 14,300,000 loan. The cost of repayment was EURO 710,000. The repayment was funded from the Company's existing cash resources. Enquiries Edinburgh Fund Managers plc Ian Beattie Tel: 0131 313 1000 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/07/20021007BIT00640/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/07/20021007BIT00640/wkr0002.pdf