BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc
Statement re Mandatory Closed Period Compliance with MAR
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 six months ended 31 August 2020, has previously been notified to a RIS.
Accordingly, the Company may continue to issue ordinary shares from treasury or 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 29 October 2020.
Ms S Beynsberger
for and on behalf of BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
Tel: 020 7743 2639
Date: 1 October 2020