Source - PRN

17 May 2018

BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust plc


Transaction in own shares: purchase of own shares to be held in treasury

The Company announces that it has today purchased 25,000 of its Ordinary Shares at an aggregate price of 455.00 pence per share to be held in treasury.

Following settlement of this purchase on 21 May 2018 the issued share capital of the Company will be 39,344,620 Ordinary Shares, excluding 2,096,662 shares which are held in treasury.  Shares held in treasury do not carry any voting rights; 5.1% of the Company‚Äôs total issued share capital (41,441,282 Ordinary Shares, including treasury shares) will be held in treasury following settlement.

For reporting purposes under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules the market should exclude any shares held in treasury and should use the figure of 39,344,620 following settlement when determining if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company.

All enquiries:
S Beynsberger
Company Secretary
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
Tel: 0207 743 2639