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Wednesday 19 March, 2008

City of London IT

Dividend Declaration

City of London Investment Trust PLC
19 March 2008


HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS

THE CITY OF LONDON INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

19 MARCH 2008


                    THE CITY OF LONDON INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

                      Dividend Resolution - 19 March 2008


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

Dividend on the Ordinary Shares

That a third interim dividend of 2.96p per Ordinary Share of 25p, in respect of
the year ending 30 June 2008, be paid on 30 May 2008 to holders registered at
the close of business on 25 April 2008.  The Company's shares will go
ex-dividend on 23 April 2008.

The Board also intends to pay a fourth interim dividend of 2.96p per share (this
does not represent a profit forecast) for the year to 30 June 2008.  The fourth
interim dividend will be declared in July 2008.   This will make a total
dividend for the year to 30 June 2008 of 11.6p per share, an increase of 12.6%
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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