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Friday 28 January, 2000

Fleming Overseas Inv

Purchase of Own Securities

Fleming Overseas Inv Trust PLC
27 January 2000

                            
               STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT
                            
                            
        THE FLEMING OVERSEAS INVESTMENT TRUST PLC
                            
                            
     REPURCHASE OF ORDINARY SHARES FOR CANCELLATION


The  Fleming Overseas Investment Trust plc announces that
today  in  the  market  they purchased  for  cancellation
40,000  ordinary shares at 551.25p per share representing
0.04% of the ordinary shares in issue.

The  number  of  shares repurchased to  date  now  totals
24,391,401.

The  current  repurchase authority for 16,778,096  shares
was approved by shareholders on 26 October 1999.  To date
3,305,000   shares  have  been  repurchased  under   this
authority  which represents 2.96% of the ordinary  shares
in issue as at the date shareholder approval was granted.

The  remaining shares in issue following this  repurchase
is 108,448,599.

27 January 2000

For further information, please contact:

Liz Hayman  (Company Secretary)
Caroline Henry (Assistant Company Secretary)
Fleming Investment Trust Management Limited 0171 638 5858

Tom Durie
HSBC Securities - Stockbrokers to the Company 0171 336 2004