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

30-Sep-2021

6. Date on which Issuer notified

01-Oct-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       12.460000       0.190000        12.650000        6183744
situation on
the date on
which threshold
was crossed or
reached

Position of     12.350000       0.320000        12.670000
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                      6088699                         12.460000

Sub Total 8.A    6088699                            12.460000%



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                                    95045               0.190000
Lending

Sub Total 8.B1                                95045               0.190000%



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. BlackRock
(Chain 1)       Holdco 2, Inc.

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 1)       Financial
                Management,
                Inc.

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 1)       International
                Holdings, Inc.

BlackRock, Inc. BR Jersey
(Chain 1)       International
                Holdings L.P.

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 1)       Holdco 3, LLC

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 1)       Cayman 1 LP

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 1)       Cayman West Bay
                Finco Limited

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 1)       Cayman West Bay
                IV Limited

BlackRock, Inc.BlackRock Group
(Chain 1)       Limited

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 1)       Finance Europe
                Limited

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock       12.020000       0.140000        12.160000%
(Chain 1)       Investment
                Management (UK)
                Limited

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 2)       Holdco 2, Inc.

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 2)       Financial
                Management,
                Inc.

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 2)       International
                Holdings, Inc.

BlackRock, Inc. BR Jersey
(Chain 2)       International
                Holdings L.P.

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 2)       Holdco 3, LLC

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 2)       Cayman 1 LP

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 2)       Cayman West Bay
                Finco Limited

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 2)       Cayman West Bay
                IV Limited

BlackRock, Inc.BlackRock Group
(Chain 2)       Limited

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 2)       Finance Europe
                Limited

BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock
(Chain 2)       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

James Michael

020 7743 3650

12. Date of Completion

01stOctober 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:                     1 October 2021