Company Announcements

BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust Plc - Holding(s) in Company

BLACKROCK SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST PLC

LEI: 549300MS535KC2WH4082

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

1. Issuer Details

ISIN

GB0006436108

Issuer Name

BLACKROCK SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST PLC

UK or Non-UK Issuer

UK

2. Reason for Notification

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name

BlackRock, Inc.

City of registered office (if applicable)

Wilmington

Country of registered office (if applicable)

USA

4. Details of the shareholder

Full name of shareholder(s) if different from the person(s) subject to the notification obligation, above

City of registered office (if applicable)

Country of registered office (if applicable)

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

01-Sep-2021

6. Date on which Issuer notified

02-Sep-2021

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation


       .        % of voting     % of voting     Total of both in Total number of
                rights attached rights through  % (8.A + 8.B)    voting rights
                to shares       financial                        held in issuer
                (total of 8.A)  instruments
                                (total of 8.B 1
                                + 8.B 2)

Resulting       12.350000       0.320000        12.670000        6190320
situation on
the date on
which threshold
was crossed or
reached

Position of     12.780000       0.190000        12.970000
previous
notification
(if applicable)



8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

8A. Voting rights attached to shares


Class/Type of    Number of direct Number of         % of direct   % of indirect
shares ISIN code voting rights    indirect voting   voting rights voting rights
(if possible)    (DTR5.1)         rights (DTR5.2.1) (DTR5.1)      (DTR5.2.1)

GB0006436108                      6033710                         12.350000

Sub Total 8.A    6033710                            12.350000%



8B1. Financial Instruments according to (DTR5.3.1R.(1) (a))


Type of        Expiration Exercise/conversion Number of voting    % of voting
financial      date       period              rights that may be  rights
instrument                                    acquired if the
                                              instrument is
                                              exercised/converted

Securities                                    156610              0.320000
Lending

Sub Total 8.B1                                156610              0.320000%



8B2. Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to (DTR5.3.1R.(1) (b))


Type of    Expiration Exercise/conversion Physical or Number of     % of voting
financial  date       period              cash        voting rights rights
instrument                                settlement

Sub Total
8.B2



9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation

2. Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entities (please add additional rows as necessary)


Ultimate        Name of         % of voting     % of voting     Total of both if
controlling     controlled      rights if it    rights through  it equals or is
person          undertaking     equals or is    financial       higher than the
                                higher than the instruments if  notifiable
                                notifiable      it equals or is threshold
                                threshold       higher than the
                                                notifiable
                                                threshold

BlackRock, Inc.
(Chain 1)

                BlackRock
                Holdco 2, Inc.

                BlackRock
                Financial
                Management,
                Inc.

                BlackRock
                International
                Holdings, Inc.

                BR Jersey
                International
                Holdings L.P.

                BlackRock
                Holdco 3, LLC

                BlackRock
                Cayman 1 LP

                BlackRock
                Cayman West Bay
                Finco Limited

                BlackRock
                Cayman West Bay
                IV Limited

                BlackRock Group
                Limited

                BlackRock
                Finance Europe
                Limited

                BlackRock       11.900000       0.260000        12.160000
                Investment
                Management (UK)
                Limited

BlackRock, Inc.
(Chain 2)

                BlackRock
                Holdco 2, Inc.

                BlackRock
                Financial
                Management,
                Inc.

                BlackRock
                International
                Holdings, Inc.

                BR Jersey
                International
                Holdings L.P.

                BlackRock
                Holdco 3, LLC

                BlackRock
                Cayman 1 LP

                BlackRock
                Cayman West Bay
                Finco Limited

                BlackRock
                Cayman West Bay
                IV Limited

                BlackRock Group
                Limited

                BlackRock
                Finance Europe
                Limited

                BlackRock
                Advisors (UK)
                Limited



10. In case of proxy voting

Name of the proxy holder

The number and % of voting rights held

The date until which the voting rights will be held

11. Additional Information

BlackRock Regulatory Threshold Reporting Team

Jana Blumenstein

020 7743 3650

12. Date of Completion

02ndSeptember 2021

13. Place Of Completion

12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K


Contact name:             Sarah Beynsberger
                          for and on behalf of BlackRock Investment Management
                          (UK) Limited
                          Company Secretary

Contact Telephone Number: 020 7743 2639

Date:                     3 September 2021