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Thursday 13 December, 2007

City of London IT

Dividend Declaration

City of London Investment Trust PLC
13 December 2007



HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS

THE CITY OF LONDON INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

13 DECEMBER 2007



                    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 2.84p per Ordinary Share of 25p, in respect of
the year ending 30 June 2008, will be paid on Thursday 28 February 2008 to
holders registered at the close of business on 25 January 2008.  The Company's
shares will go ex-dividend on 23 January 2008.


(b)        Dividends on the Preference and Preferred Ordinary Stocks


That the dividends for the half year will be paid on Thursday 28 February 2008
at


3.0% on £301,982 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 25 January 2008.





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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