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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc

Market Purchase by the Company of its own Ordinary Shares

The Board of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc (“ASCoT”) hereby gives notification that, pursuant to the authority granted at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 1 March 2016 to make market purchases of the Company’s own shares, a market purchase of 20,000 Ordinary shares of the Company was made today, 19 October 2016, at a price of 1021p per share.

Following the purchase and cancellation of the above shares, 94,571,292 Ordinary shares will remain in issue. A total of 391,500 Ordinary shares have been purchased and cancelled under the above authority.

For further information contact: David Holland, Aberforth Partners LLP, telephone: 0131 220 0733.

Aberforth Partners LLP, Secretaries – 19 October 2016