The Central Europe, Russia and Turkey Fund, Inc., The European Equity Fund, Inc., and The New Germany Fund, Inc. Announce Results of Tender Offer Measurement Period
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Central Europe, Russia and Turkey Fund, Inc. (NYSE:CEE), The European Equity Fund, Inc. (NYSE:EEA), and The New Germany Fund, Inc. (NYSE:GF) (each, a “Fund,” and collectively, the “Funds”) announced today the results of a twelve-week measurement period that began on Monday, April 7, 2014 and expired on Friday, June 27, 2014, in accordance with each Fund’s previously announced Discount Management Program (the “Program”). At the conclusion of the measurement period, shares of common stock of CEE had traded at an average discount to net asset value (“NAV”) of -10.15%, shares of common stock of EEA had traded at an average discount to NAV of just under 10.00% (-9.9996888%), and shares of common stock of GF had traded at an average discount to NAV of -9.98%, in each case during the twelve-week measurement period. The terms of the Program require a Fund to conduct a tender offer if its shares trade at an average discount to NAV of more than 10% during the applicable twelve-week measurement period. Therefore, CEE will conduct its tender offer for up to 5% of its outstanding shares at a price equal to 98% of NAV, but EEA and GF will not conduct tender offers. Details concerning the tender offer for CEE will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
For more information on each Fund, including the most recent month-end performance, visit www.dws-investments.com or call (800) 349-4281 or 00-800-2287-2750 from outside the U.S.
The Central Europe, Russia and Turkey Fund, Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company seeking long term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity or equity-linked securities of issuers domiciled in Central Europe, Russia and Turkey. Because the Fund is non-diversified, it can take larger positions in fewer issues, increasing its potential risk. Investing in foreign securities, particularly those of emerging markets, presents certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, political and economic changes, and market risks. Any fund that focuses in a particular segment of the market will generally be more volatile than a fund that invests more broadly.
The European Equity Fund, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end investment company seeking long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity or equity-linked securities of companies domiciled in countries that are members of the European Union.
The New Germany Fund, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end investment company seeking capital appreciation primarily through investment in the Mittelstand – an important group of small and mid-cap German companies. The Fund may invest up to 35% of its assets in large-cap German companies and up to 20% in other Western European companies.
The shares of most closed-end funds, including the Funds, are not continuously offered. Once issued, shares of closed-end funds are bought and sold in the open market through a stock exchange. Shares of closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to net asset value. The price of a fund’s shares is determined by a number of factors, several of which are beyond the control of the fund. Therefore, a fund cannot predict whether its shares will trade at, below, or above net asset value. There can be no assurance that the Program will be effective in reducing the Funds’ market discounts.
Investments in funds involve risk. Additional risks of the Funds are associated with international investing, such as government regulations and differences in liquidity, which may increase the volatility of your investment. Foreign security markets generally exhibit greater price volatility and are less liquid than the US market. Additionally, the Funds focus their investments in certain geographical regions, thereby increasing their vulnerability to developments in that region and potentially subjecting the Funds’ shares to greater price volatility. Some funds have more risk than others. These include funds, such as CEE, EEA, and GF, that allow exposure to or otherwise concentrate investments in certain sectors, geographic regions, security types, market capitalization, or foreign securities (e.g., political or economic instability, which can be accentuated in emerging market countries).
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction.
This announcement is not a recommendation, an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of CEE. CEE has not commenced the self-tender offer described in this press release. Upon commencement of CEE’s tender offer, CEE will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a tender offer statement on Schedule TO and related exhibits, including an offer to purchase, a letter of transmittal, and other related documents. Stockholders of CEE should read the offer to purchase and the tender offer statement on Schedule TO and related exhibits when such documents are filed and become available, as they will contain important information about CEE’s tender offer. Stockholders can obtain the offer to purchase and the tender offer statement on Schedule TO and related exhibits when they are filed and become available free of charge from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.
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