London, September 14
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BLACKROCK GREATER EUROPE INVESTMENT TRUST plc (the “Company”)
Tender offer to purchase up to 20 per cent. of the ordinary shares in issue of the Company
As part of their discount control mechanism, the Directors have resolved to implement a tender offer which will enable shareholders to tender all or part of their ordinary shares for cash, subject to a maximum of 20 per cent. in aggregate of the ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares). The tender offer calculation date will be 30 November 2016 and the tender price will be 98 per cent. of the diluted net asset value per share. The record date for shareholders for this tender offer is the close of business on 19 September 2016.
The Board intends to post a circular to shareholders at the end of October 2016 containing details of the tender offer and the procedure for tendering shares.
Shareholders should place no expectation or reliance on the Board exercising its discretion to operate a periodic tender offer on any one occasion in the future.
19 September 2016
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
Simon White – 020 7743 5284
Caroline Driscoll – 020 7743 2427
Cenkos Securities plc
Will Rogers – 020 7397 1920
Sapna Shah – 020 7397 1922