Nuveen Announces Three Mergers for Municipal Closed-End Funds

CHICAGO--()--Nuveen Investments, a leading global provider of investment services to institutions as well as individual investors, today announced that shareholders of certain Nuveen state municipal bond closed-end funds approved three mergers. The mergers are intended to create single state funds with lower operating expenses and increased trading volume on the exchange for common shares.

In connection with the shareholder approval, the funds will be merged as follows:

    Acquired Funds     Symbol     Acquiring Fund     Symbol


Nuveen California Performance
Plus Municipal Fund, Inc.


Nuveen California Municipal
Market Opportunity Fund, Inc.


Nuveen California Dividend


Advantage Municipal Fund

Nuveen California Investment
Quality Municipal Fund, Inc.





Nuveen California Quality Income
Municipal Fund, Inc.





Nuveen California Select Quality
Municipal Fund, Inc.

    Acquired Fund             Symbol     Acquiring Fund     Symbol
    Nuveen California Premium                 Nuveen California AMT-Free    
Income Municipal Fund NCU Municipal Income NKX

Acquired Funds

    Symbol     Acquiring Fund     Symbol


Nuveen Massachusetts Dividend

Advantage Municipal Fund

Nuveen Massachusetts


Premium Income


Nuveen Massachusetts AMT-


Municipal Fund


    Free Municipal Income Fund    





Subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions, the reorganizations are expected to close prior to the opening of the New York Stock Exchange on June 9, 2014. More information on these and other Nuveen closed-end funds is posted on Nuveen’s web site at

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, LLC, Symphony Asset Management LLC, NWQ Investment Management Company, LLC, Santa Barbara Asset Management, LLC, Tradewinds Global Investors, LLC, Winslow Capital Management, LLC and Gresham Investment Management LLC, all of which are registered investment advisers and subsidiaries of Nuveen Investments, Inc. Funds distributed by Nuveen Securities, LLC., a subsidiary of Nuveen Investments, Inc. In total, Nuveen Investments managed nearly $221 billion as of December 31, 2013. For more information, please visit the Nuveen Investments website at


Certain statements made in this release are forward-looking statements. Actual future results or occurrences may differ significantly from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. These include, but are not limited to:

- market developments;

- legal and regulatory developments; and

- other additional risks and uncertainties.

Nuveen and the closed-end funds managed by Nuveen and its affiliates undertake no responsibility to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.

The Annual and Semi-Annual Reports and other regulatory filings of the Nuveen closed-end funds with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") are accessible on the SEC's web site at and on Nuveen's web site at and may discuss the above-mentioned or other factors that affect the Nuveen closed-end funds. The information contained on our web site is not a part of this press release.

Nothing contained in this press release shall constitute an offer for sale of any securities. A joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus relating to the proposed reorganization will be filed with the SEC in the coming weeks and will contain important information relating to the reorganization. Shareholders are urged to read each such joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus carefully. After they are filed, free copies of the Proxy Statement/Prospectuses will be available on the SEC's web site at


Nuveen Investments
Media Contact:
Kathleen Cardoza, (312) 917-7813


Nuveen Investments
Media Contact:
Kathleen Cardoza, (312) 917-7813