Wind-up proposal for The Aberdeen SCOTS Trust

    TORONTO, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - The Aberdeen SCOTS Trust (TSX: SCO.UN), an
investment trust traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, announced today that a
special meeting of unitholders of the Trust has been called and will be held
on or about April 14, 2009, at which unitholders of the Trust will be asked to
vote upon a special resolution to approve the wind-up of the Trust on or about
May 29, 2009 prior to its scheduled December 31, 2013 termination date.
Details of the proposed winding-up will be outlined in a management
information circular to be delivered to unitholders no later than the middle
of March, 2009.
    If the special resolution is approved, the Trust will liquidate its
assets and the proceeds of the sale of the Trust's assets (net of any
liabilities and expenses) will be distributed to unitholders as soon as
practicable after the termination of the Trust.

    For further information: Please contact Investor Relations at

    If you wish to receive this information electronically, please contact


For further information:

For further information: Aberdeen Asset Management Investor Relations,
(800) 992-6341,

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