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Fleming Overseas Inv (JMO)

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Wednesday 30 May, 2001

Fleming Overseas Inv

Purch.of Own Secs-Amend

Fleming Overseas Inv Trust PLC
30 May 2001




                         STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT

                  THE FLEMING OVERSEAS INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

                REPURCHASE OF ORDINARY SHARES FOR CANCELLATION

The issuer advises that the following replaces the Stock Exchange Announcement
regarding the purchase of own securities released on 17 May 2001, at 17.38
under RNS number: 8234D.

The figure in paragraph 3 relating to the shares in issue should be 77,762,074
and not 77,726,074.

All other details remain unchanged and the full amended text appears below:

The Fleming Overseas Investment Trust plc announces that today in the market
they purchased for cancellation 3,270,525 ordinary shares at 598.87p per share
representing 4.04% of the ordinary shares in issue.

The number of shares repurchased to date now totals 55,077,926.

The remaining shares in issue following this repurchase total 77,762,074.


30th May 2001

For further information, please contact:

Linda Field  (Company Secretary)
Chase Fleming Asset Management (UK) Limited, 020 7742 3426

Tom Durie
HSBC Securities - Stockbrokers to the Company, 020 7336 2004