London, September 19
BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc
The Directors of BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc confirm that they are satisfied that all inside information, which the Directors and BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc have leading up to the announcement of results for the 6 months ended 31 August 2016, has previously been notified to a RIS.
Accordingly, the Company may continue to buy back its ordinary shares to be held in treasury or for cancellation until the end of the mandatory closed period which is expected to be on or around 20 October 2016.
Ms S Beynsberger
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
Date: 19 September 2016