Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

 Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc. Announces
                  Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, April 8, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller
Company Opportunities Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE MKT: ETF), a closed-end
equity fund, announced today its performance data and portfolio composition as
of February 28, 2013.

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The Fund's total returns for various periods through February 28, 2013 are
provided below. (All figures are based on distributions reinvested at the
dividend reinvestment price and are stated net-of-fees):

Period          NAV Total Return %    Market Price Total Return %
                Cumulative Annualized Cumulative    Annualized
Since inception
                404.9      8.1        351.4         7.6
(June 1992)
10-years        312.8      15.2       348.1         16.2
5-years         2.4        0.5        2.2           0.4
3-years         38.3       11.4       43.3          12.7
1-year          13.0                  13.8



On February 28, 2013, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$197.0 million and
the Fund's NAV per share was $23.89.

As of February 28, 2013, the portfolio was invested as follows:

Portfolio Composition Geographic Exposure %
China                 9.4
Thailand              8.5
Mexico                8.3
Malaysia              8.2
Taiwan                8.1
South Africa          7.9
India                 7.8
Brazil                5.7
Hong Kong             5.0
Russia                4.8
Indonesia             4.1
South Korea           3.9
Kenya                 3.6
Turkey                2.7
Chile                 2.6
Morocco               2.2
Argentina             2.1
Philippines           2.0
Israel                1.5
USA                   1.3
Europe                0.1



The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of February 28, 2013, representing
59.0% of net assets, were:

                         Percent of
Stock
                         Net Assets
China Mobile             8.8
Taiwan Mobile            8.1
MTN Group                7.9
Advanced Info Service    6.7
America Movil            6.7
DiGi.com Berhad          5.9
Telekomunikasi Indonesia 4.1
Samsung Electronics      3.8
Safaricom                3.6
Bharti Airtel            3.4

Important Information

Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. has prepared this report based on information
sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, the figures are
unaudited and neither the Fund, Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited (effective
March 1, 2012, the Investment Adviser), nor any other person guarantees their
accuracy. Investors should seek their own professional advice and should
consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before acting
on this information. Aberdeen is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen
Asset Management PLC.

Closed-end funds are traded on the secondary market through one of the stock
exchanges. The Fund's investment return and principal value will fluctuate so
that an investor's shares may be worth more or less than the original cost.
Shares of closed-end funds may trade above (a premium) or below (a discount)
the net asset value (NAV) of the fund's portfolio. There is no assurance that
the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Past performance does not
guarantee future results.

Total return figures with distributions reinvested at the dividend
reinvestment price are stated net-of-fees and represents past performance.
Past performance is not indicative of future results, current performance may
be higher or lower. Holdings are subject to change and are provided for
informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to
buy or sell the securities shown. Inception date June 17, 1992.

If you wish to receive this information electronically, please contact:
InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com

SOURCE Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc.

Website: http://www.aberdeenetf.com
Contact: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., Investor Relations, 866-839-5205,
InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com
 
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