Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc.(1) Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition PR Newswire PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2, 2013 PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc.^1 (the "Fund") (NYSE MKT: ETF), a closed-end equity fund, announced today its performance data and portfolio composition as of June 30, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121106/NE07292LOGO ) The Fund's total returns for various periods through June 30, 2013 are provided below. (All figures are based on distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price and are stated net-of-fees): Cumulative as of Annualized as of 06/30/13 06/30/13 1 3 1 3 5 10 Since YTD Month Month Year Years Years Years Inception NAV -8.0 -6.6 -8.5 4.3 8.6 1.0 13.0 7.6 Market Price -6.1 -5.6 -7.4 8.1 10.4 1.5 13.7 7.0 MSCI Emerging -8.7 -7.4 -9.6 -2.8 5.8 0.2 *n/a *n/a Markets Small Cap *There is no 10 year or since inception figure for the MSCI EM Small Cap Index because the inception date of the Index is June 1, 2007 and the inception date of the Fund is June 17, 1992. The benchmark for the Fund changed from the MSCI EM Infrastructure Index effective April 1, 2013. On June 30, 2013, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$180.9 million and the Fund's NAV per share was $21.94. ¹ As of 03/15/2013, Fund name changed from Aberdeen Emerging Markets Telecommunications and Infrastructure Fund, Inc. As of June 30, 2013, the portfolio was invested as follows: Percent of Portfolio Composition* Net Assets Financials 24.1 Consumer Staples 20.7 Consumer Discretionary 15.2 Industrials 13.9 Materials 12.1 Information Technology 6.3 Health Care 5.5 Cash 2.2 Portfolio Composition Geographic Exposure % Brazil 11.6 South Africa 9.6 Malaysia 9.3 India 7.9 Hong Kong 7.1 Thailand 6.8 Indonesia 4.8 Turkey 4.8 South Korea 3.5 Chile 3.4 Russia 3.2 Singapore 3.2 Mexico 3.0 Poland 2.4 Philippines 2.1 United Kingdom 1.9 Kenya 1.7 Sri Lanka 1.7 Netherlands 1.6 Nigeria 1.6 China 1.5 Oman 1.5 Romania 1.3 United States 1.3 Qatar 1.1 Lebanon 1.0 Israel 0.8 Europe 0.1 *Compositions are subject to change. Figures may not appear to sum due to rounding. The Fund has recently changed its investment objective. As a result, the Fund is in the process of restructuring its holdings to reflect the new investment objective. Current Fund holdings may undergo significant changes during this period and may differ substantially from the holdings currently shown in the portfolio as of the date of this disclosure. The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of June 30, 2013, representing 23.9% of net assets, were: Percent of Stock Net Assets Aeroportuario del Centro Norte 3.0 Aeon co (M) Berhard 3.0 Spar Group 2.5 Cimsa 2.5 Eurocash 2.4 Parque Arauco 2.3 O'Key Group 2.1 Clicks Group 2.1 Jollibee Foods 2.1 Multiplan Empreendimentos 2.0 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. 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
Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc.(1) Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition
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