NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shareholders of Nuveen Intermediate Duration Municipal Term Fund (NYSE: NID) and Nuveen Intermediate Duration Quality Municipal Term Fund (NYSE: NIQ) have approved a proposal to restructure their respective funds. The restructuring will allow shareholders of each fund the opportunity to maintain their investment in a leveraged, intermediate duration fund that invests in a portfolio of municipal securities in lieu of the scheduled termination of the fund.
As a condition to the effectiveness of the restructuring, each fund must conduct a tender offer allowing shareholders to offer up to 100% of their common shares for repurchase at net asset value. If a fund’s aggregate assets attributable to common shares, taking into account common shares properly tendered in the tender offer, would be $70 million or greater, the tender offer will be completed and the fund’s term structure will be eliminated. If a fund’s aggregate assets attributable to common shares after the tender offer would be less than $70 million, the tender offer will not be completed and no common shares will be repurchased, the restructuring proposal will not be implemented and instead, the fund will proceed to terminate as scheduled pursuant to its original term, on March 31, 2023 for NID and on June 30, 2023 for NIQ, unless the fund’s Board of Trustees extends the term for up to twelve months in accordance with the fund’s charter documents. In the interim period, each fund may not be fully invested in accordance with its investment policies and may reduce its leverage in order to raise liquid assets in anticipation of payments to either tendering shareholders or to all shareholders in liquidation of the fund in connection with its scheduled termination.
If the tender offer is successfully completed, the restructuring of each fund will include:
- An amendment to the fund’s declaration of trust to eliminate the term structure.
- A new contractual fee waiver under which Nuveen Fund Advisors, LLC will waive 50% of its net management fees over the first year following elimination of the term structure.
- A change in the fund’s name to reflect the term elimination. NID’s name will change to “Nuveen Intermediate Duration Municipal Fund” and NIQ’s name will change to “Nuveen Intermediate Duration Quality Municipal Fund” (each fund’s common shares will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the current ticker symbol).
There can be no assurance that either fund’s tender offer or restructuring will be completed successfully.
This announcement is not a recommendation, an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of the funds. The funds have not yet commenced the tender offers described in this release. Any tender offer will be made only by an offer to purchase, a related letter of transmittal and other documents that will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as exhibits to a tender offer statement on Schedule TO and will be available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Common shareholders should read their fund’s offer to purchase and tender offer statement on Schedule TO and related exhibits when those documents are filed and become available as they will contain important information about the fund’s tender offer. The funds will also make available, without charge, their offers to purchase and letters of transmittal.
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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;
• the satisfaction of conditions for completing a fund’s tender offer; and
• other additional risks and uncertainties.
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