Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC is an investment trust. The investment objective of the Company is to maximize total return to shareholders over the long term from a portfolio of quoted companies in the economies of Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan. The Company�s assets are invested in a diversified portfolio of securities in quoted smaller companies across a range of industries and economies in the investment region, including Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand. As of July 31, 2012, the Company�s investment portfolio included Multi Bintang Indonesia, AEON Co (M), Siam Makro, Bukit Sembawang Estates, LPI Capital, Godrej Consumer Products and Bank OCBC NISP. Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited is the manager of the Company.