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Thursday 09 March, 2006

City of London IT

Dividend Declaration

City of London Investment Trust PLC
09 March 2006


HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS
THE CITY OF LONDON INVESTMENT TRUST PLC
9 MARCH 2006



                    THE CITY OF LONDON INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

                       Dividend Resolution - 9 March 2006



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

Dividend on the Ordinary Shares

That a third interim dividend of 2.40p per Ordinary Share of 25p, in respect of
the year ending 30 June 2006, be paid on 31 May 2006 to holders registered at
the close of business on 28 April 2006.  The Company's shares will go
ex-dividend on 26 April 2006.

The Board also intends to pay a fourth interim dividend of 2.40p per share (this
does not represent a profit forecast) for the year to 30 June 2006.  The fourth
interim dividend will be declared in July 2006.   This will make a total
dividend for the year to 30 June 2006 of 9.36p per share, an increase of 8.6%
over the previous year.



                                     -ENDS-



For further information please contact:

Job Curtis
Portfolio Manager
The City of London Investment Trust plc
Telephone: 020 7818 4367

James de Sausmarez
Head of Investment Trusts
Henderson Global Investors
Telephone: 020 7818 3349



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