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BSC’s objective is to provide investors with an attractive long-term tax free dividend yield whilst seeking to maintain and build the capital value of their investment and maintain the Company’s status as a venture capital trust.

The investment strategy of BSC is to create a portfolio with a mix of companies operating in traditional industries and those that offer opportunities in the development and application of innovation. BSC invests in UK businesses across a broad range of sectors including but not limited to Software, IT & Telecommunications, Business Services, Manufacturing & Industrial Services, Retail & Brands and Healthcare. These investments will primarily be in unquoted companies.

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* Based on the average dividend paid over 5 years to 31 March 2017 expressed as a percentage of the last reported NAV (31 March 2017).

The Company's shares can be recommended to ordinary retail investors by financial advisers in accordance with the FCA's definition of excluded security as it relates to non-mainstream pooled investments.

Past performance of any fund advised or managed by YFM Equity Partners or any of its subsidiary companies is no guide to future performance of British Smaller Companies VCT plc. The value of investments may go down as well as up and you may not get back the full amount invested.