BLACKROCK SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST PLC: Holding(s) in Company

 TR-1(i): NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES  (1). Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached (ii):  BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc  (2). Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):  An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: ( X )  An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: ( )  An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments: ( )  An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: ( )  Other (please specify) : ( )  (3). Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation (iii):  Legal & General Group Plc (Group) Legal & General Investment Management Limited (LGIM)  (4). Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (iv):  n/a  (5). Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different) (v):  11 August 2014  (6). Date on which issuer notified:  12 August 2014  (7). Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:  Group (Below 5%) LGIM (Below 5%)  (8). Notified details:  A: Voting rights attached to shares  Class/type of shares (if possible using the ISIN code): Ordinary 25p  Situation previous to the triggering transaction(vi): Number of Shares: 2,512,025 (as on 03/07/14) Number of Voting rights(viii): 2,512,025 (as on 03/07/14)  Resulting situation after the triggering transaction(vii): Number of shares: Below 5%  Number of voting rights (ix): Direct (x): Below 5% Indirect (xi): Below 5%  % of voting rights: Direct: Below 5% Indirect: Below 5%  B. Financial Instruments  Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (xii):  Type of financial instrument:  Expiration date (xiii):  Exercise/Conversion Period/Date (xiv):  Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted:  % of voting rights:  C. Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Instruments  Resulting situation after the triggering transaction:  Type of financial instrument:  Exercise Price:  Expiration date:  Exercise/Conversion Period/Date:  Number of voting rights instrument refers to:  % of voting rights:  Nominal: Delta:  Total (A + B + C):  Number of voting rights: Below 5%  % of voting rights: Below 5%  (9). Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable (xv):  Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect) (Group) (Below 5% = Total Position) Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect) (Below 5% = Total Position) Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM) (Below 5% = Total Position) Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD) Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct) (LGIH) Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited (PMC) Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (LGAS & LGPL) Legal & General Pensions Limited (Direct) (LGPL)  Proxy Voting:  (10). Name of the proxy holder:  N/A  (11). Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:  N/A  (12). Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:  N/A  (13). Additional information:  Notification using the total voting rights figure of 47,879,792  (14). Contact name:  Ms S Beynsberger For BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Secretary  (15). Contact telephone number:  020 7743 2639  13 August 2014  END 
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