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Wednesday 16 June, 2004

Fins Growth Inc Tst

Treasury Stock

Finsbury Growth & Income Trust PLC
16 June 2004

                                                                    NEWS RELEASE

                                                                    16 June 2004


                       FINSBURY GROWTH & INCOME TRUST PLC
                                (the 'Company')


                   SALE OF COMPANY'S OWN SHARES FROM TREASURY


Notification is given pursuant to the authority granted at the Extraordinary
General Meeting of the Company held on 10 May 2004 to sell shares held by the
Company as treasury shares up to an aggregate nominal value of £485,705, or, if
less, the number representing 5 per cent. of the issued ordinary share capital
of the Company.

That, a market total of 100,000 ordinary shares of 25p each were sold by the
Company today from shares held in treasury at a price of 187.0p per share which
equates to a discount to net asset value of 3.50%.

The resultant total number of ordinary shares held in treasury by the Company is
3,125,000. The number of ordinary shares that the Company has in issue, less the
total number of ordinary shares held by the Company in treasury following such
sale, is 35,331,430.


For and on behalf of
Close Finsbury Asset Management Limited
Company Secretary




For further information, please contact:

Alastair Smith
Close Finsbury Asset Management Limited
Tel: 020 7426 6240

Tracey Lago
Close Finsbury Asset Management Limited
Tel: 020 7426 6219

Nick Train
Lindsell Train Limited
Tel: 020 7225 6411


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