Source - LSE Regulatory
ABERFORTH SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST plc ('ASCoT') Net Asset Values ('NAVs') per Ordinary Share for the above company - calculated using a bid pricing basis for the securities held on the company's portfolio - as at the close of business on 19 March 2009 were:- Excluding Current Year Revenue = 397.35p Including ALL Revenue = 399.89p As at 19 March 2009, ASCoT held 96 investments, the largest of which represented 4.6% of investable assets. The market value of investments was #436.4m and total Shareholders' Funds were #387.5m. Details of the top 50 holdings, the portfolio's sectoral composition and other general information can be found on the Aberforth website at ASCoT has bank debt facilities available to allow gearing of up to 20.6% of Shareholders' Funds. Current gearing is 12.6%. The number of Ordinary Shares of 1p currently in issue is 96,900,000. Dividends are paid, semi-annually, to Ordinary Shareholders with the first interim announced each July and paid in September and the second interim announced each January and paid in February. Contact - David Holland (Tel: 0131 220 0733) Aberforth Partners LLP, Secretaries - 20 March 2009 ANNOUNCEMENT ENDS
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