Source - LSE Regulatory
NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES 1.Identity of the issuer or the Aberforth Smaller Companies underlying issuer of existing Trust plc 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 financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached An event changing the breakdown of voting rights Other (please specify): 3. Full name of person(s) subject Rensburg Sheppards Investment to the notification obligation Management Limited 4. Full name of shareholder(s) N/A (if different from 3.): 5. Date of the transaction (and 9/2/2009 date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different): 6. Date on which issuer notified: 12/2/2009 7. Threshold(s) that is/are 3% crossed or reached: 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/typ Situation Resulting situation after the e 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 3,083,774 3,083,774 - - 2,847,889 - 2.94% 1p Shares GB0000066554 B: Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Expirat Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting financial ion Conversion rights that may be rights instrumen date Period/ acquired if the t 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 2,847,889 2.94% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable Clients holdings registered in the name of Nominee companies 100% owned by Rensburg Sheppards Investment Management Limited 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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