Source - LSE Regulatory
ABERFORTH SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST plc ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 4 MARCH 2008 The Board of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc ('ASCoT') hereby report that all the resolutions proposed at the Annual General Meeting held on 4 March 2008 were passed by Shareholders on a show of hands. In particular, the resolution regarding the continuation of the Company (Resolution 10) was passed. In respect of this resolution, Shareholders votes, represented by proxy or corporate representatives, totalled 56,892,534 representing 57.6% of the Ordinary Shares in issue. Of these 88.2% were in favour of the resolution (including those left to the discretion of the Chairman). The table below shows the result of the proxy and corporate representatives voting: Resolution Votes in Votes at Votes Votes Total votes favour Chairman's against withheld discretion 1 55,418,505 360,242 115,600 17,156 55,911,503 2 52,946,556 363,342 116,995 2,484,610 55,911,503 3 53,041,885 363,342 21,666 2,484,610 55,911,503 4 53,041,951 363,342 21,600 2,484,610 55,911,503 5 53,042,951 363,342 20,600 2,484,610 55,911,503 6 53,041,951 363,342 21,600 2,484,610 55,911,503 7 53,041,951 363,342 21,600 2,484,610 55,911,503 8 55,522,274 360,142 7,163 21,924 55,911,503 9 55,530,426 361,542 2,291 17,244 55,911,503 10 50,116,981* 45,909 6,728,628 1,016 56,892,534* 11 55,531,305 360,242 - 19,956 55,911,503 * Including 981,031 votes represented by corporate representatives at the meeting. Copies of the resolutions passed by Shareholders of the Company have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority and will be available shortly for inspection at its Document Viewing Facility which is situated at: Financial Services Authority 25 The North Colonnade Canary Wharf London E14 5HS CONTACT: David Holland Aberforth Partners LLP 0131 220 0733 Aberforth Partners LLP, Secretaries - 5 March 2008 ANNOUNCEMENT ENDS
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