PHILADELPHIA, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc.(NYSE MKT: ABE) (the "Fund"), a closed-end equity fund, announced today that it will pay a dividend of US$0.1005 per share on July 28, 2016 to all shareholders of record as of July 21, 2016. This distribution is comprised entirely of net investment income.
In January 2017, a Form 1099-DIV will be sent to shareholders, which will state the amount and composition of distributions and provide information with respect to their appropriate tax treatment for the 2016 calendar year.
The Fund is managed and advised by Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited. The Fund's shares trade on the NYSE MKT under the symbol "ABE".
You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund's investment performance from the amount of this distribution.
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.