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Monday 20 March, 2000

Fleming Overseas Inv

Purchase of Own Securities

Fleming Overseas Inv Trust PLC
20 March 2000

                            
        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
1,712,000   ordinary   shares   at   581.0p   per   share
representing 1.71% of the ordinary shares in issue.

The  number  of  shares repurchased to  date  now  totals
34,699,401.

The  current  repurchase authority for 16,751,864  shares
was approved by shareholders on 26 October 1999.  To date
13,633,000  shares  have  been  repurchased  under   this
authority which represents 12.19% of the ordinary  shares
in issue as at the date shareholder approval was granted.

The  remaining shares in issue following this  repurchase
is 98,120,599.

For further information, please contact:

Linda Field  (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