Purchase of Own Securities

ROWE EVANS INVESTMENTS PLC Oil palm and rubber plantations in Indonesia The Company has today purchased 166,336 of its issued shares of 10p each for a consideration of 94p per share. The revised issued share capital, following completion of this transaction, will be £4,821,873.70 divided into 48,218,737 shares of 10p each. By order of the board M.P. Evans (UK) Limited Secretaries 29 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/2002/10/29/20021029BIT00870/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/29/20021029BIT00870/wkr0002.pdf