MFS Announces Portfolio Management Appointment for MFS Special Value Trust

BOSTON--()--MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) announced today that Nevin P. Chitkara has been added to the portfolio management team of MFS® Special Value Trust ("the Fund") (NYSE: MFV), effective immediately.

Chitkara will manage the equity portion of the Fund. He replaces Brooks A. Taylor, who previously managed the equity portion of the Fund. Both Chitkara and Taylor will continue with their other portfolio management responsibilities at MFS.

There is no change to the Fund's investment strategy as a result of Chitkara's appointment.

Current fixed income portfolio managers for the Fund, William J. Adams and David P. Cole, continue to manage the Fund as well.

About MFS Investment Management

MFS is a premier global money management firm with investment offices in Boston, London, Mexico City, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. The firm’s history dates back to March 21, 1924, and the establishment of the first U.S. “open-end” mutual fund. MFS manages $253.2 billion in assets on behalf of individual and institutional investors worldwide, as of December 31, 2011. Please visit mfs.com for more information.

The Trust is a closed-end investment product. Shares of the Trust are only available for purchase/sale, at the current market price, on the NYSE. Shares may trade at a discount to NAV.

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MFS Investment Management
Media Contact:
John Reilly, 617-954-5305
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Dan Flaherty, 617-954-4256
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Shareholder/Advisor Contact:
Justin Miller, 800-343-2829, ext.57702

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Contacts

MFS Investment Management
Media Contact:
John Reilly, 617-954-5305
or
Dan Flaherty, 617-954-4256
or
Shareholder/Advisor Contact:
Justin Miller, 800-343-2829, ext.57702