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Tuesday 17 October, 2000

City of London IT

Purchase of Own Securities

City of London Investment Trust PLC
17 October 2000
                             
                               
   Market Purchase by the Company of its own Ordinary Shares


The   City  of  London  Investment  Trust  plc  hereby   gives
notification  that, pursuant to the authority granted  to  the
Company  at the Annual General Meeting on 4 November  1999  to
make  market purchases of the Company's own shares,  a  market
purchase of 125,000 ordinary shares of 25p each of the Company
was made today at a price of 229.0p per share.

Following  the purchase and cancellation of the above  shares,
206,451,018 ordinary shares of 25p each will remain in issue.


For further information please contact:

Job Curtis/Alex Crooke
The City of London Investment Trust plc
Telephone: 020 7410 4367/4447

or

Vicki Staveacre
The Press Office
Henderson Investors
Telephone: 020 7410 4222