BLACKROCK SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST PLC: Director/PDMR Shareholding NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS/PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CONNECTED PERSONS 1. Name of Issuer BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc 2. State whether the notification relates to (i) a transaction notified in accordance with DR 3.1.4R(1)(a); or (ii) DR 3.1.4R(1)(b) a disclosure made in accordance with section 324 (as extended by section 328) of the Companies Act 1985; or (iii) both (i) and (ii). Both (i) and (ii) 3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director. Mr Robert Sinclair Robertson 4. State whether notification relates to a person connected with a person discharging managerial responsibilities/director named in 3 and identify the connected persons. Holding of the director referred to in 3 5. Indicate whether the notification is in respect of a holding of the person referred to in 3 or 4 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest. Holding of the director referred to in 3 6. Description of shares (including class), debentures or derivatives or financial instruments relating to shares. Ordinary shares of 25p each 7. Name of registered shareholder(s) and, if more than one, the number of shares held by each of them. Forest Nominees 8. State the nature of the transaction. Sale of ordinary shares (donated to charity) 9. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares acquired. n/a 10. Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares or that class should not be taken into account when calculation percentage). n/a 11. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares disposed. 3,509 ordinary shares 12. Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury shares or that class should not be taken into account when calculation percentage). 0.007% 13. Price per share or value of transaction. n/a - donated to charity sale price not applicable 14. Date and place of transaction. 23 July 2013, London 15. Total holding following notification and total percentage holding following notification (any treasury shares should not be taken into account when calculating percentage). 80,062 ordinary shares - 0.17% 16. Date issuer informed of transaction. 24 July 2013 17. Date of grant. N/A 18. Period during which or date on which it can be exercised. N/A 19. Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option. N/A 20. Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number). N/A 21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to be fixed at the time of the exercise. N/A 22. Total number of shares or debentures over which option held following notification. N/A 23. Any additional information. N/A 24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries. Sarah Beynsberger Company Secretary BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Tel: 0207 743 2639 Date: 24 July 2013 END -0- Jul/24/2013 16:28 GMT
BLACKROCK SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST PLC: Director/PDMR Shareholding
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