Purchase of Own Securities

Martin Currie Portfolio Investment Trust plc Stock Exchange Announcement - 27 January 2003 Martin Currie Portfolio Investment Trust plc, on 27 January 2003, has bought back 40,000 ordinary shares at a price of 56.375p per share for immediate cancellation. Following this purchase 300,187,065 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/2003/01/27/20030127BIT00860/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/01/27/20030127BIT00860/wkr0002.pdf