Nuveen Long/Short Commodity Total Return Fund Declares Initial Monthly Distribution

CHICAGO--()--Nuveen Investments, a leading global provider of investment services to institutions and high-net-worth investors, today announced the first distribution declaration for the Nuveen Long/Short Commodity Total Return Fund (NYSE MKT:CTF) of $.1550 per share. The fund began trading on the NYSE MKT on October 26, 2012. This distribution reflects an annualized distribution rate of 7.44 percent based on the fund’s $25.00 per share IPO price.

The following dates apply to today’s distribution declaration:

Record Date   December 28, 2012
Ex-Dividend Date December 26, 2012
Payable Date December 31, 2012
   

Ticker

Fund Name

Per Share Amount
CTF Nuveen Long/Short Commodity Total Return Fund $.1550
 

The fund intends to make regular monthly distributions to its shareholders based on its past and projected performance. Among other factors, the fund will seek to establish a distribution rate that roughly corresponds to projections by the fund’s manager, Nuveen Commodities Asset Management, of the total return that could reasonably be expected to be generated by the fund over an extended period of time. As market conditions and portfolio performance may change, the rate of distributions on the shares and the fund’s distribution policy could change.

An investment in the fund’s shares is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire amount invested. The fund invests primarily in commodity futures contracts and options on commodity futures contracts, which have a high degree of price variability and are subject to rapid and substantial price changes. The fund could incur significant losses on its commodity investments. The fund is a commodity pool; it is not a mutual fund, a closed-end fund, or any other type of “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and is not subject to regulation thereunder.

This press release is not a solicitation to buy or sell fund shares. The fund does not presently offer any new shares for sale; existing shares trade on the NYSE MKT.

Nuveen Investments provides high-quality investment services designed to help secure the long-term goals of institutional and individual investors as well as the consultants and financial advisors who serve them. Nuveen Investments markets a wide range of specialized investment solutions which provide investors access to capabilities of its high-quality boutique investment affiliates—Nuveen Asset Management, Symphony Asset Management, NWQ Investment Management Company, Santa Barbara Asset Management, Tradewinds Global Investors, Winslow Capital Management, and Gresham Investment Management. In total, Nuveen Investments managed approximately $220 billion as of September 30, 2012. For more information, please visit the Nuveen Investments website at www.nuveen.com.

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Nuveen Investments
Media Contact:
Kristyna Munoz
(312) 917-8343
kristyna.munoz@nuveen.com

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Nuveen Investments
Media Contact:
Kristyna Munoz
(312) 917-8343
kristyna.munoz@nuveen.com