Source - LSE Regulatory
NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES 1.Identity of the issuer or the Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: 2. Reason for the notification: An acquisition or disposal of Yes voting rights An acquisition or disposal of N/A financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached An event changing the breakdown N/A of voting rights Other (please specify): N/A 3. Full name of person(s) subject Newton Investment Management Limited to the notification obligation 4. Full name of shareholder(s) Newton Investment Management Limited (if different from 3.): 5. Date of the transaction (and 18/3/08 date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different): 6. Date on which issuer notified: 19/3/08 7. Threshold(s) that is/are Reduction from 5.03% to 4.97% crossed or reached: 8. Notified details: Sale of 57,530 shares A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/type Situation Resulting situation after the of shares previous to the triggering transaction if possible Triggering using the transaction ISIN CODE Number Number Number Number of % of voting of of of voting rights Shares Voting Shares rights Rights Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect Ordinary 4,969,464 4,969,464 n/a n/a 4,911,934 n/a 4.97% 1p Shares GB0000066554 B: Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting financial date Conversion rights that may be rights instrument Period/ acquired if the Date instrument is exercised/ converted. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Total (A+B) Number of voting rights % of voting rights 4,911,934 4.97% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable Newton Investment Management Limited hold these shares as a discretionary Investment Manager. Proxy Voting: 10. Name of the proxy holder: N/A 11. Number of voting rights proxy N/A holder will cease to hold: 12. Date on which proxy holder will N/A cease to hold voting rights: 13. Additional information: N/A 14. Contact name: David Holland, Aberforth Partners LLP Secretaries to Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc. 15. Contact telephone number 0131-220-0733
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