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Thursday 09 December, 2004

City of London IT

Dividend Declaration

City of London Investment Trust PLC
09 December 2004

HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS

THE CITY OF LONDON INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

9 DECEMBER 2004



                    THE CITY OF LONDON INVESTMENT TRUST PLC


The Board of The City of London Investment Trust plc announces:



(a)        Dividend on the Ordinary Shares



That a second interim dividend of 2.12p per Ordinary Share of 25p, in respect of
the year ending 30 June 2005, be paid on Monday 28 February 2005 to holders
registered at the close of business on 28 January 2005.  The Company's shares
will go ex-dividend on 26 January 2005.



(b)        Dividends on the Preference and Preferred Ordinary Stocks



That the dividends for the half year be paid on Monday 28 February 2005 at



3.0% on £500,000 Cumulative First Preference Stock

2.1% on £996,151 Non-Cumulative Second Preference Stock

10.0% on £589,672 Non-Cumulative Preferred Ordinary Stock



to holders registered at the close of business on 28 January 2005.







                                     -ENDS-



For further information please contact:



Job Curtis

Portfolio Manager, The City of London Investment Trust plc

Telephone: 020 7818 4367



Stephen Westwood

Head of Investment Trusts, Henderson Global Investors

Telephone: 020 7818 5517





or



Vicki Staveacre

Henderson Press Office

Telephone: 020 7818 4222


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