Purchase of Own Shares, etc

FOREIGN AND COLONIAL U.S. SMALLER COMPANIES PLC 23 July 1999 Foreign & Colonial U.S. Smaller Companies PLC purchased on 22nd July 1999, for cancellation, through Cazenove & Co. 1,975,000 shares in the market at a price of 197p per share. 42,849,491 Shares remain outstanding. The Company has now used up all the authority to repurchase shares granted to it by shareholders at the EGM on 12 July 1999 and has entered a close period. As indicated in the circular sent to shareholders dated 14 June 1999, the Board intends to seek shareholder approval to enable the company to purchase up to a further 14.9 per cent. of its shares. Subject to the necessary approval, it is intended that the new authority will be in place prior to the end of the current close period, expected to be on or around 23 September 1999, so that the Company is in a position to continue its share buy-back programme at such time.
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