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Dirs' Dealing InvTst (DDIT)

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Tuesday 10 November, 2009

Dirs' Dealing InvTst

Result of General Meeting


For immediate release on 10 November 2009

     The Directors' Dealing Investment Trust Plc ("DDIT" or the "Company")     

                           Result of General Meeting                           

The Company is pleased to announce that each of the Resolutions proposed at
today's General Meeting was duly passed on a poll and the results of the voting
on each of the Resolutions were as follows:

Resolution     Votes in favour*     Votes against      Total votes   Withheld  
                                                         cast **               
                                                                     votes***  
                                                                               
                No. of      %      No. of       %           %                  
                shares             shares                                      
                                                                               
1 (To approve 4,385,890   99.14    38,196     0.86        50.32         766    
the proposed                                                                   
Tender)                                                                        
                                                                               
2 (To amend   4,418,704   99.88    5,383      0.12        50.32         766    
Article 120)                                                                   

* The "in favour" votes include those votes giving the Chairman discretion

**Total number of shares in issue (each share carrying one vote) at 6pm on 6
November 2009 (excluding shares held in Treasury) amounted to 8,792,049

*** The "withheld" votes are not counted towards the votes cast

Result of the Tender Offer

As announced earlier today, the Company confirms that valid Tender Forms have
been received in respect of 3,064,355 Shares, representing 34.9 per cent. of
the issued share capital. Accordingly, Shareholders will have their
applications satisfied in full and, subject to the terms and conditions of the
Tender Offer all such Shares will be bought back at the Tender Price of
347.3886p per Share and cancelled by the Company.

It is expected that cheques will be despatched and CREST accounts credited in
respect of the Tender Offer proceeds and unsold uncertificated Shares and
balance share certificates despatched in respect of unsold certificated Shares
as soon as reasonably practicable after 16 November 2009.

Total voting rights

Immediately following completion of the Tender Offer the Company's issued share
capital will consist of 5,727,694 Shares (excluding 982,000 Shares which are
held in treasury). This figure may be used by Shareholders as the denominator
for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to
notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under
the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Enquiries:                                                                     
                                                                               
Graham Bates                            01624 623994                           
                                                                               
Knox D'Arcy Asset Management Ltd                                               
                                                                               
Alastair Moreton                        020 7012 2000                          
                                                                               
Hannah Pearce                                                                  
                                                                               
Arbuthnot Securities Limited                                                   

Capitalised terms used in this announcement will have the same meaning as in
the circular dated 12 October 2009 unless the context requires otherwise.

Arbuthnot Securities Limited, which is regulated by the Financial Services
Authority, is acting for The Directors' Dealing Investment Trust Plc and no-one
else and will not be responsible to any person for providing the protections
afforded to its customers nor for providing advice in relation to the Proposals
nor any other matter referred to in this announcement.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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