London, January 10
10 January 2017
BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust plc (the Company)
Transaction in own shares: purchase of own shares to be held in treasury
The Company announces that it has today purchased 50,000 of its Ordinary Shares at a price of 285.00 pence per share to be held in treasury.
Following settlement of this purchase on 12 January 2017 the issued share capital of the Company will be 95,370,953 Ordinary Shares, excluding 14,957,985 which are held in treasury. Shares held in treasury do not carry any voting rights; 13.56% of the Company’s total issued share capital (110,328,938 Ordinary Shares, including treasury shares) will be held in treasury following settlement.
For reporting purposes under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules the market should exclude any shares held in treasury and should use the figure of 95,370,953 following settlement when determining if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company.
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
Tel: 0207 743 2427