NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Central Europe, Russia and Turkey Fund, Inc. (NYSE: CEE) (the “Fund”) announced today the expiration and preliminary results of its tender offer for up to 504,456 of its shares of common stock, representing approximately 5% of the Fund’s issued and outstanding shares. The tender offer expired at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Based upon current information, approximately 6,881,239 shares of the Fund’s common stock, or approximately 68% of its common stock outstanding, were tendered through the stated expiration date, including shares tendered pursuant to notices of guaranteed delivery. These numbers are subject to adjustment and should not be regarded as final. No more than a total of 504,456 properly tendered Fund shares will be accepted in exchange for cash, at a price equal to 98% of the Fund’s net asset value (“NAV”) per share as determined by the Fund today, September 10, 2014. The Fund normally calculates its NAV per share at 11:30 a.m. New York time on each day during which the New York Stock Exchange is open for trading. The final number of shares validly tendered and accepted pursuant to the Fund’s tender offer and the Fund’s tender offer price per share will be announced at a later date.
For more information on the Fund, including its most recent month-end performance, visit deutschefunds.com or call (800) 349-4281 or 00-800-2287-2750 from outside the US.
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 shares of most closed-end funds, including the Fund, 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 Fund’s discount management program will be effective in reducing the Fund’s market discount.
Investments in funds involve risk. Additional risks of the Fund 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 Fund focuses its investments in certain geographical regions, thereby increasing its vulnerability to developments in those regions and potentially subjecting the Fund’s shares to greater price volatility. Some funds have more risk than others. These include funds, such as the Fund, 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).
If the United States or other nations or international organizations impose economic or other sanctions in addition to those already imposed by the United States, the European Union and other countries or take other actions affecting Russian individuals, Russian issuers or the Russian economy, such sanctions or actions may materially adversely affect the value or liquidity of the Fund’s portfolio, as may the food embargoes or any additional countermeasures or retaliatory measures that may be taken by Russia. As a result of the ongoing disputes between the Ukraine and Russia, the European Union, the United States and other countries have imposed sanctions that have adversely affected Russian individuals, issuers and the Russian economy, and Russia in turn has imposed sanctions targeting Western individuals and businesses.
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.
Certain statements contained in this release may be forward-looking in nature. These include all statements relating to plans, expectations, and other statements that are not historical facts and typically use words like “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” and similar expressions. Such statements represent management’s current beliefs, based upon information available at the time the statements are made, with regard to the matters addressed. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such statements. Management does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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