Alliance Trust Announcement and ATSAG Response

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Alliance Trust Plc have today announced a number of changes “to enhance shareholder value” as they put it. It includes a more focussed investment mandate, a reduction in costs, a commitment to narrowing the discount, a revised dividend policy and a simplification of the corporate structure.

The Alliance Trust Shareholder Action Group (ATSAG), supported by ShareSoc, has generally welcomed the changes. You can read the full comments issued by ATSAG in this press release:

Roger Lawson

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