Important update on
Woodford Equity Income Fund & Woodford Income Focus Fund

Woodford Equity Income Fund to wind up as soon as practicable

Link Fund Solutions Limited (“LFS”) as the Authorised Corporate Director ("ACD") of the Fund, has taken the decision to not re-open the Fund and instead to wind it up as soon as practicable. This is with a view to returning cash to investors at the earliest opportunity.

More information about this decision, what will happen next, and the expected timing of repayments of cash to investors is set out here.

You are not required to take any action at this point. The FCA has published frequently asked questions and answers that you may find helpful.

Once the winding up of the Fund begins on 17 January 2020, LFS will begin a process of paying out to investors their share of the proceeds of the realisation of its assets as soon as possible. This will be done by means of a number of capital distributions made to all investors in the Fund. It is anticipated that the first payment will be made by the end of January 2020.

We will provide you with more information as and when it becomes available.

Woodford Income Focus Fund

LFS have advised that dealing in this fund will be suspended with effect from 15 October until further notice. The decision will be formally reviewed at least every 28 days.

Full information is available here.

More information

Alliance Trust Savings Limited is registered in Scotland No. SC 98767, registered office, PO Box 164, 8 West Marketgait, Dundee DD1 9YP; is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, firm reference number 116115. Alliance Trust Savings Limited gives no financial or investment advice. ‘Alliance Trust Savings’, ‘ATS’ and 'AT Savings' are all brand names of Alliance Trust Savings Limited together with the ‘Alliance Trust Savings’ logo are owned by and used with the permission of Alliance Trust PLC, the previous owner of Alliance Trust Savings Limited.