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Monday 10 June, 2002

Schroder Ventures

Partial Realisation of XYMAX

Schroder Ventures Intl Inv Tst PLC
10 June 2002

For immediate release 10 June 2002


The Board of Schroder Ventures International Investment Trust plc ('SVIIT')
today announces that the Japan Venture Fund III has realised the majority of its
holding in XYMAX, a leading property management company in Japan.

SVIIT has received approximately £9.5 million from this single realisation,
representing approximately 50% of its total commitment to the Fund.

The partial realisation of XYMAX values SVIIT's total holding in the company,
before the realisation, at £14.4 million, an uplift of £3.9 million to the
December 2001 valuation and £12.6 million to cost.

XYMAX (formerly Recruit Building Management Ltd) was bought in January 2000 and
manages over 250 office buildings. It services two separate market segments -
the sub-leasing market for small to medium sized building owners and the
property management market for institutional real estate investors.

For further information, please contact:

Schroder Ventures International Investment Trust plc
John McLachlan/Nick Ferguson                      020 7010 8911

Schroder Ventures (London) Limited
Alice Todhunter                                   020 7010 8925

GCI Financial
Emily Morris/Annabel O'Connor                     020 7072 4226

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