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Monday 21 May, 2012

BlackRock New Engy

Director/PDMR Shareholding


NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS/PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL
RESPONSIBILITY AND CONNECTED PERSONS

1. Name of Issuer

BlackRock New Energy Investment Trust plc

2. State whether the notification relates to (i) a transaction notified in
accordance with DR 3.1.4R(1)(a); or (ii) DR 3.1.4R(1)(b) a disclosure made in
accordance with section 324 (as extended by section 328) of the Companies Act
1985; or (iii) both (i) and (ii).

Both (i) and (ii)

3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director.

Dr John Edward Roberts

4. State whether notification relates to a person connected with a person
discharging managerial responsibilities/director named in 3 and identify the
connected persons.

N/A

5. Indicate whether the notification is in respect of a holding of the person
referred to in 3 or 4 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest.

Above named Director

6. Description of shares (including class), debentures or derivatives or
financial instruments relating to shares.

Ordinary Shares of 5p each and Subscription Shares of 1p each

7. Name of registered shareholder(s) and, if more than one, the number of
shares held by each of them.


8. State the nature of the transaction.

Disposal of Ordinary and Subscription Shares and subsequent acquisition of
Ordinary and Subscription Shares

9. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
acquired.

35,000 Ordinary Shares and 7,000 Subscription Shares on 21 May 2012

10. Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares or that class should
not be taken into account when calculation percentage).

Ordinary Shares: 0.0149%
Subscription Shares: 0.0153%

11. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
disposed.

35,000 Ordinary Shares and 7,000 Subscription Shares on 18 May 2012

12. Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury shares or that class should
not be taken into account when calculation percentage).

Ordinary Shares: 0.0149%
Subscription Shares: 0.0153%

13. Price per share or value of transaction.

Disposal of Ordinary Shares: 27.81p per share
Disposal of Subscription Shares: 0.3535p per share

Acquisition of Ordinary Shares: 28.7135p per share
Acquisition of Subscription Shares: 0.559p per share

14. Date and place of transaction.

Disposal: 18 May 2012, London

Acquisition: 21 May 2012, London

15. Total holding following notification and total percentage holding following
notification (any treasury shares should not be taken into account when
calculating percentage).

35,000 Ordinary Shares (0.0149%) and 7,000 Subscription Shares (0.0153%)

16. Date issuer informed of transaction.

21 May 2012

17. Date of grant.

N/A

18. Period during which or date on which it can be exercised.

N/A

19. Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option.

N/A

20. Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number).

N/A

21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to
be fixed at the time of the exercise.

N/A

22. Total number of shares or debentures over which option held following
notification.

N/A

23. Any additional information.

35,000 Ordinary Shares and 7,000 Subscription Shares were sold on 18 May 2012
as the result of an administrative error, which was corrected on 21 May 2012.

24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries.

Barbara Powley
Company Secretary
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
Tel: 0207 743 5610

Date: 21 May 2012