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): Yes - change in share capital 3. Full name of person(s) subject Lloyds TSB Group Plc to the notification obligation 4. Full name of shareholder(s) Jersey Nominees Ltd (if different from 3.): Perry Nominees Ltd Boltro Nominees Ltd Lloyds Bank (PEP) Nominees Ltd State Street Nominees Ltd 5. Date of the transaction (and 25/6/08 date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different): 6. Date on which issuer notified: 26/6/08 7. Threshold(s) that is/are 3% crossed or reached: 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/type Situation Resulting situation after the of previous to the triggering transaction shares Triggering if transaction possible using the ISIN CODE Number Number Number Number of % of voting of of of voting rights Shares Voting Shares rights Rights Direct Indirect Direct Indirect Ordinary 2,411,532 2,411,532 2,911,532 n/a 2,911,532 n/a 3.00% 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 2,911,532 3.00% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable 64,401 Shares are held by Jersey Nominees Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Group Plc. 39,246 Shares are held by Perry Nominees Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Group Plc. 652 Shares are held by Boltro Nominees Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Group Plc. 1,864 Shares are held by Lloyds Bank (Pep) Nominees Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Group Plc. 2,805,369 Shares are held by State Street Nominees Ltd. Shares are under the control of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Group Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Scottish Widows Group Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Group Plc. 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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