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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Plc - Director/PDMR Shareholding

The notification set out below is provided in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

1 - Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
Name of natural person Richard Davidson
2 - Reason for the notification
Position/status Director
Initial notification/amendment Initial Notification
3 - Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
Full name of the entity Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc
Legal Entity Identifier code 213800GZ9WC73A92Q326
4 - Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
Financial Instrument Ordinary Shares
Identification Code SEDOL: 0006655
Nature of transaction Purchase
Date Of Transaction 19 and 20 March 2020
Price (s) 6.887p (1,650) and 6.8064 (3,000) and 6.86182 (7,000)
Volume(s) 11,650
Aggregated information N/A
Place Of Transaction London Stock Exchange, Main Market (XLON)
Currency GBP - British Pound
5 - Total holding following this notification 32,000
Contact Michael Campbell
Aberforth Partners LLP, Secretaries
Date of Notification 20 March 2020