Martin Currie Prtflo

Transaction in Own Shares

                  Martin Currie Portfolio Investment Trust plc
                   Transaction in own shares - 7 January 2009

Martin  Currie  Portfolio Investment Trust plc, on 7 January 2009,  bought  back
47,000  ordinary  shares  at  a  price  of  95.0193p  per  share  for  immediate
cancellation.

Following this purchase 134,345,458 ordinary shares remain in issue.