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Wednesday 16 November, 2005

City of London IT

Director/PDMR Shareholding

City of London Investment Trust PLC
16 November 2005

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL
RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS

This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS notification required
by DR 3.1.4R(1).


(1)      An issuer making a notification in respect of a transaction relating to the shares or debentures
         of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 16, 23 and 24.
(2)      An issuer making a notification in respect of a derivative relating the shares of the issuer
         should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8,13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.
(3)      An issuer making a notification in respect of options granted to a director/person discharging
         managerial responsibilities should complete boxes 1 to 3 and 17 to 24.
(4)      An issuer making a notification in respect of a financial instrument relating to the shares of
         the issuer (other than a debenture) should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 23 and
         24.



Please complete all relevant boxes in block capital letters.



1. Name of the issuer



THE CITY OF LONDON 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 3.1.4(R)(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)



ii DIRECTOR



3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director



S M DE ZOETE



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



DIRECTOR'S SPOUSE



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



BENEFICIAL



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



ORDINARY SHARES



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



ALLIANCE TRUST SAVINGS NOMINEES LTD



8 State the nature of the transaction



BENEFICIAL MONTHLY PURCHASE OF SHARES THROUGH THE CITY OF LONDON ALLIANCE TRUST
PENSION



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



120 ORDINARY 25P SHARES



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



INSIGNIFICANT



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



....................................



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



....................................



13. Price per share or value of transaction



120 at £2.4115



14. Date and place of transaction



15 November 2005 -SCOTLAND



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



135,000 MR DE ZOETE

   8,176   MRS DE ZOETE

______

143,176



16. Date issuer informed of transaction



16 NOVEMBER 2005



If a person discharging managerial responsibilities has been granted options by
the issuer complete the following boxes



17 Date of grant



....................................



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



....................................



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



....................................



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



....................................

....................................



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



....................................



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



....................................



23. Any additional information



....................................



24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries



K M BURWOOD - 020 7818 2966



Name and signature of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making
notification



K M BURWOOD, FOR AND ON BEHALF OF HENDERSON SECRETARIAL SERVICES LIMITED,
SECRETARY



Date of notification



13 OCTOBER 2005

END


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