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Aberdeen Smll Cos IT (ASCI)

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Monday 07 June, 2021

Aberdeen Smll Cos IT

Director Changes

RNS Number : 0390B
Aberdeen Smaller Co's Inc Tst PLC
07 June 2021

Aberdeen Smaller Companies Income Trust PLC (the "Company")

Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 213800J6D2TVHRGKBG24


7 June 2021


Director changes



Further to the Company's announcement on 11 March 2021, the Board of Aberdeen Smaller Companies Income Trust PLC confirms that Barry Rose has retired as a Director and is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Metcalfe as an independent non-executive Director of the Company. Both changes take place with immediate effect.  


It is intended that an additional independent non-executive director will be recruited before the next AGM in April 2022 , in anticipation of the retirement of the Chairman, Robert Lister, at that meeting (as previously announced) . 


Christopher, has over 30 years' experience in investment management, having been an investment manager at Newton Investment Management from 2006-2017, and prior to that at Schroder Investment Management and Henderson Administration Group.


He is currently a non-executive director of Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust plc and JP Morgan US Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc.


The Chairman has commented as follows on these changes:

"I should like to take this opportunity to thank Barry Rose, on behalf of the Board, for his support throughout his tenure and for his continuous service as a Director of the Company since March 2011. We wish him the very best in the future.


We are delighted to welcome Christopher to the Board. He brings a wealth of knowledge in relation to clos ed-end funds, including experience of the Smaller Companies Sector."


Christopher will stand for election as a Director at the Annual General Meeting to be held in April 2022.


There are no other disclosures required under Section 9.6.13 of the Financial Conduct Authority Listing Rules.



F or further information, please contact:

Holly Kidd

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC


+44 7892 783599


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