Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc. Announces Updated Portfolio

 Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc. Announces
                              Updated Portfolio

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, June 12, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller
Company Opportunities Fund, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ETF) (the "Fund") announced the
completion of the restructuring of its portfolio to reflect changes to its
investment policies. As previously announced on March 14, 2013, shareholders
voted to change certain investment policies of the Fund.

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As a result of these policy changes, effective March 15, 2013, the Fund no
longer concentrates its investments in the telecommunications industry and is
not required to focus its investment in any industry. To reflect the new
investment policies, the Fund's name has been changed to Aberdeen Emerging
Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc.

The Adviser has completed the restructuring of the Fund's portfolio to reflect
its new investment policies. A complete list of the Fund's holdings as of May
31, 2013 and other Fund Information may be found at www.aberdeenetf.com.

Please join the head of Aberdeen's Global Emerging Markets team, Devan Kaloo,
on a web cast to review the Fund's new investment objective and current
portfolio positioning. The web cast will be held Friday, June 14, 2013, at
10:00 a.m. ET. To register, see Aberdeen's Closed-End Fund Talk Channel at
http://www.aberdeen-asset.us/aam.nsf/usclosed/aberdeentv

Replays of the Fund's web cast will be available following the "live"
broadcast.

Important Information
Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc. is a
closed-end management investment company that seeks long-term capital
appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of emerging market
smaller company issuers. The Fund's shares are traded on the NYSE MKT under
the trading symbol "ETF."

International investing entails special risk considerations, including
currency fluctuations, lower liquidity, economic and political risks, and
difference in accounting methods; these risks are generally heightened for
emerging market investments. Equity stocks of small-cap companies carry
greater risk, and more volatility than equity stocks of larger, more
established companies.

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.

If you wish to receive information from or about the Fund electronically,
please contact InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com

www.aberdeenetf.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