Holding(s) in Company

SCHEDULE 10 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters. 1.Name of company Martin Currie Portfolio Investment Trust Plc 2.Name of shareholder having a major interest Barclays Plc 3.Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a non- beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18 As in 2. 4.Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of shares held by each of them Barclays Global Investors Ltd 3,810,776 Barclays Bank Trust Company Ltd 7,474,874 Barclays Life Assurance Co Ltd 430,374 Barclays Private Bank and Trust Ltd 309,530 5.Number of shares/amount of stock acquired Not disclosed 6.Percentage of issued class Not disclosed 7.Number of shares/amount of stock disposed 8.Percentage of issued class 9.Class of security Ordinary shares 5p 10.Date of transaction 23 January 2003 11.Date company informed 28 January 2003 12.Total holding following this notification 12,025,554 13.Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification 4.0021% 14.Any additional information 15.Name of contact and telephone number for queries Jan Wilson 0131 479 4774 16.Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making this notification Martin Currie Investment Management Limited Date of notification 28 January 2003 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/01/28/20030128BIT00370/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/01/28/20030128BIT00370/wkr0002.pdf