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Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc.(1) Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

    Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc.(1)
             Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1, 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 August 31, 2013.

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The Fund's total returns for various periods through August 31, 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 08/31/13 Annualized as of 08/31/13
                  1        3                1    3     5     10    Since
                                    YTD
                  Month    Month            Year Years Years Years Inception
NAV               -6.2     -13.5    -13.9   -6.7 4.3   1.3   11.6  7.2
Market Price      -7.4     -13.1    -14.3   -4.7 4.5   1.7   12.0  6.6
MSCI Emerging
                  -3.3     -11.2    -12.0   -8.3 2.6   -0.4  *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 August 31, 2013, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$167.9 million and the
Fund's NAV per share was $20.36.

As of August 31, 2013, the portfolio was invested as follows:

                       Percent of
Portfolio Composition*
                       Net Assets
Financials             24.2
Consumer Staples       20.5
Consumer Discretionary 17.4
Industrials            14.0
Materials              10.8
Information Technology 6.6
Health Care            5.6
Cash                   0.9



Portfolio Composition Geographic Exposure %
Brazil                12.8
South Africa          10.0
Hong Kong             8.4
Malaysia              8.4
India                 7.4
Thailand              5.5
Indonesia             4.4
Turkey                4.1
South Korea           3.8
Russia                3.6
Singapore             3.4
Mexico                3.4
Chile                 3.4
Philippines           2.4
Poland                2.0
United Kingdom        2.0
Netherlands           1.7
Nigeria               1.7
Romania               1.6
China                 1.5
Kenya                 1.5
Oman                  1.5
Sri Lanka             1.5
United States         1.2
Lebanon               1.1
Israel                0.8
Qatar                 0.7
Europe                0.2

*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 August 31, 2013, representing
24.7% of net assets, were:

                                   Percent of
Stock
                                   Net Assets
Aeroportuario del Centro Norte pls 3.4
Aeon Malaysia                      3.0
O'Key Group                        2.6
Spar Group                         2.5
Jollibee Foods                     2.4
Parque Arauco                      2.3
Clicks Group                       2.2
BS Financial Group                 2.2
Petra Foods                        2.1
Hikma Pharmaceuticals              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

¹ As of 03/15/2013, Fund name changed from Aberdeen Emerging Markets
Telecommunications and Infrastructure Fund, Inc.

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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