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RNS Number : 5517T

SME Credit Realisation Fund Limited

21 July 2020

NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OR TO US PERSONS

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION AS DEFINED UNDER THE MARKET ABUSE REGULATION (EU) NO. 596/2014.

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21 July 2020

SME Credit Realisation Fund Limited

(the "Company")

PUBLICATION OF NAV AND RETURN OF CAPITAL

Net Asset Value ("NAV")

At 30 June 2020, the NAV attributable to the shares of SME Credit Realisation Fund Limited was GBP191.38 million (31 March 2020: GBP230.01 million). The NAV per Share as at 30 June 2020 was 80.18 pence (31 March 2020: 89.05 pence).

From 1 April, the start of the current financial year, the Fund will be reporting under fair value methodology for the loans it holds.

The total NAV return for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 was -8.48%, -3.04% of which results from the adoption of the fair value methodology. If the Company was continuing to report under amortised cost methodology, the NAV return for the period would be -5.19%.

The Company has published its quarterly factsheet to the end of June 2020, containing information about the Company's financial position, performance and prospects, which is available at the Company's website at https://www.smecreditrealisation.com/documents/factsheets .

Return of capital

The Company intends to continue returning surplus cash to shareholders on a quarterly basis; that is broadly speaking loan principal and interest receipts, less operating expenses, less leverage costs and repayments, less any FX margin reserve maintenance requirements.

Dividend declaration

The Company announces that it has declared a quarterly dividend of 1.3125 pence per share payable in August 2020. The ex-dividend date is 30 July 2020 with a record date of 31 July 2020 and a payment date of 14 August 2020.

Compulsory share redemption

The Company will return approximately GBP20.0 million to shareholders by way of a compulsory partial redemption of shares (the "Redemption") at 80.18 pence per share, being the NAV per share as at 30 June 2020, with payment on 7 August 2020 (the "Redemption Date"). On this basis, approximately 10.5% of each registered shareholding will be redeemed on 28 July 2020 (the "Redemption Record Date").

As at today's date, the Company has 238,683,594 shares in issue. The Company holds no shares in treasury.

Fractions of shares will not be redeemed and so the number of shares to be redeemed for each shareholder will be rounded down to the nearest whole number of shares.

All shares that are redeemed will be cancelled with effect from the Redemption Record Date. Accordingly, once redeemed, shares will be incapable of transfer.

The shares will all be disabled in CREST after close of business on the Redemption Record Date and the existing ISIN number GG00BMHZLZ33 (the "Old ISIN") will expire.

The new ISIN number GG00BMT81R29 (the "New ISIN") in respect of the remaining shares which have not been redeemed will be enabled and available for transactions from and including the following business day, 29 July 2020. The August 2020 dividend payment will be payable after the Redemption Record Date to shareholders of the remaining shares with the new ISIN number.

Up to and including the Redemption Record Date, shares will be traded under the Old ISIN and as such, a purchaser of such shares would have a market claim for a proportion of the redemption proceeds. CREST will automatically transform any open transactions as at the Redemption Record Date into the New ISIN.

Return of capital timetable

 
 Redemption Record Date and expiry of old                28 July 2020 
  ISIN 
 New ISIN enabled                                        29 July 2020 
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 Ex-dividend date                                        30 July 2020 
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 Dividend record date                                    31 July 2020 
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 Redemption monies paid (expected) to uncertificated    7 August 2020 
  holdings and certificated holdings 
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 Dividend payment date                                 14 August 2020 
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CONTACTS

Richard Boleat, Chairman

+44 (0) 1534 615 656

Richard.Boleat@smecreditrealisation.com

Secretary and Administrator

Sanne Group (Guernsey) Limited

+44 (0) 1481 739810

smecreditrealisation@sannegroup.com

Corporate Broker

Numis Securities

Nathan Brown

+44 (0) 207 260 1000

n.brown@numis.com

Investor Relations

IR@smecreditrealisation.com

Website

www.smecreditrealisation.com

The ISIN number of the Company's shares is GG00BMHZLZ33, the SEDOL code is BMHZLZ3 and the TIDM is SCRF.

The LEI number of the Company is 549300ZQIYQVNIZGOW60.

ABOUT SME Credit Realisation Fund Limited

The Company is a registered closed-ended collective investment scheme registered pursuant to the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987, as amended and the Registered Collective Investment Scheme Rules 2018 issued by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission ("GFSC").

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IMPORTANT NOTICES

This announcement contains "forward-looking" statements, beliefs or opinions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company and all of which are based on its directors' current beliefs and expectations about future events. Forward-looking statements are sometimes identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes", "expects", "may", "will", "could", "should", "shall", "risk", "intends", "estimates", "aims", "plans", "predicts", "projects", "continues", "assumes", "positioned" or "anticipates" or the negative thereof, other variations thereon or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans, objectives, goals, future events, assumptions or intentions. These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements may and often do differ materially from actual results. They appear in a number of places throughout this announcement and include statements regarding the intentions, beliefs or current expectations of the Board or the Company with respect to future events and are subject to risks relating to future events and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the Company's business concerning, amongst other things, the financial performance, liquidity, prospects, growth and strategies of the Company. These forward-looking statements and other statements contained in this announcement regarding matters that are not historical facts involve predictions. No assurance can be given that such future results will be achieved; actual events or results may differ materially as a result of risks and uncertainties facing the Company. Such risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to vary materially from the future results indicated, expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as of the date of this announcement. Nothing in this announcement is, or should be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future. The Company disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which such statements are based unless required to do so by applicable law, the Prospectus Rules, the Listing Rules or the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules of the FCA. No statement in this announcement is intended as a forecast or profit estimate.

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