Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC Announces Sub-Adviser Name Change and Fund Name Changes for AGIC and NFJ Sub-Advised Closed-End Funds

NEW YORK--()--Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC (“AGIFM”), investment manager to AGIC Convertible & Income Fund (NYSE:NCV), AGIC Convertible & Income Fund II (NYSE:NCZ), AGIC Equity & Convertible Income Fund (NYSE:NIE), AGIC Global Equity & Convertible Income Fund (NYSE:NGZ) and AGIC International & Premium Strategy Fund (NYSE:NAI) (each a “Fund” and, collectively, the “Funds”) announced that, effective on January 1, 2013, the name of the investment sub-adviser to the Funds will change from Allianz Global Investors Capital LLC (“AGIC”) to Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC.

In connection with renaming of AGIC (the sub-adviser) to Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC, the name of each Fund will change, effective on or about January 28, 2013, to replace “AGIC” with “AllianzGI” at the beginning of the name, as indicated in the list below.

In addition, NFJ Dividend Interest & Premium Strategy Fund (NYSE:NFJ) will change its name on or about January 28, 2013 to add “AllianzGI” at the beginning of the name.

The New York Stock Exchange ticker symbols for each Fund will remain the same. The CUSIP numbers for each Fund’s common shares will change in connection with the name changes as indicated below.

 

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

Current Fund Name

   

Ticker

   

New Fund Name

   

New CUSIP

AGIC Convertible & Income Fund NCV

AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund

018828103
AGIC Convertible & Income Fund II NCZ AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II 018825109
AGIC Equity & Convertible Income Fund NIE AllianzGI Equity & Convertible Income Fund 018829101
AGIC Global Equity & Convertible Income Fund NGZ AllianzGI Global Equity & Convertible Income Fund

01882W100

AGIC International & Premium Strategy Fund

NAI AllianzGI International & Premium Strategy Fund 01882X108
NFJ Dividend Interest & Premium Strategy Fund NFJ AllianzGI NFJ Dividend Interest & Premium Strategy Fund 01883A107
 

Fund Names and CUSIP numbers will also change on or about January 28, 2013 for each series of preferred shares outstanding of NCV and NCZ as indicated below.

           

Current Fund Name

   

Series

   

New Fund Name

   

New CUSIP

AGIC Convertible & Income Fund A AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund 018828202
AGIC Convertible & Income Fund B AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund 018828301
 
AGIC Convertible & Income Fund C AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund 018828400
AGIC Convertible & Income Fund D AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund 018828509
AGIC Convertible & Income Fund E AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund 018828608
 
AGIC Convertible & Income Fund II A AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II 018825208
AGIC Convertible & Income Fund II B AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II 018825307
AGIC Convertible & Income Fund II C AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II 018825406
AGIC Convertible & Income Fund II D AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II 018825505
AGIC Convertible & Income Fund II E AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II 018825604
 

AGIFM, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Allianz Asset Management of America L.P., serves as the Funds' investment manager and is a member of Munich-based Allianz Group. NFJ Investment Group LLC (responsible for NFJ’s equity component) and Allianz Global Investors Capital LLC (responsible for NFJ’s convertible component and index option strategy, and the sole sub-adviser of NAI, NCV, NCZ, NIE and NGZ), each an AGIFM affiliate, serve as the Funds’ sub-advisers, as applicable.

The Funds' New York Stock Exchange closing prices, net asset values per share, as well as other information, including updated portfolio statistics and performance, is available at http://www.allianzinvestors.com or by calling the Funds' shareholder servicing agent at (800) 254-5197.

Statements made in this release that look forward in time involve risks and uncertainties and are forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the adverse effect from a decline in the securities markets or a decline in the Funds' performance, a general downturn in the economy, competition from other companies, changes in government policy or regulation, inability to attract or retain key employees, inability to implement its operating strategy and/or acquisition strategy, and unforeseen costs and other effects related to legal proceedings or investigations of governmental and self-regulatory organizations.

Contacts

For information on AGIC and NFJ Closed-End Funds:
Financial Advisors: (800) 926-4456
Shareholders: (800) 254-5197
Media Relations: (212) 739-3501

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Contacts

For information on AGIC and NFJ Closed-End Funds:
Financial Advisors: (800) 926-4456
Shareholders: (800) 254-5197
Media Relations: (212) 739-3501