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The Boards of Trustees of AllianzGI NFJ Dividend, Interest, & Premium Strategy Fund (NYSE:NFJ) and AllianzGI Equity & Convertible Income Fund (NYSE:NIE) (collectively, the “Funds”) announced today they have declared the following quarterly distributions.


Distribution per Common Share

AllianzGI NFJ Dividend, Interest, & Premium Strategy Fund


AllianzGI Equity & Convertible Income Fund


The distributions will be payable on September 26, 2014 to shareholders of record on September 15, 2014 with an ex-dividend date of September 11, 2014.

NIE has increased its quarterly distribution rate to $0.38 per common share, a 35.7% increase over the previous distribution rate. This distribution increase was made in part due to an improvement in the Fund’s earnings level. In addition, the Fund has benefitted from the redeployment of the assets resulting from the merger of AllianzGI Global Equity & Convertible Income Fund into NIE which took place on January 27, 2014.

The actual composition and character of the distributions stated above and future distributions of the Funds may be materially different from the composition or character of such distributions that existed at the time of this press release and may be comprised of net investment income, capital gains and/or return of capital. Such factors include the varied nature of each Fund’s investments and the performance of those investments, and that the ultimate characterization of each Fund’s distributions cannot finally be determined until the end of each Fund’s fiscal year, resulting in the possibility of a return of capital if any Fund makes total distributions in an amount that exceeds its net investment income and net realized capital gains during its fiscal year. Additional information as applicable regarding the composition of the distributions will be made available at after the payable date. As a result of the foregoing and other factors, no assurance can be given as to the actual composition or character of each Fund’s distributions at the time of this press release and neither the Funds, Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC (“AGIFM”), NFJ Investment Group LLC, Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC, nor any of their trustees, members, officers or employees assumes responsibility for such statements.

This notice should not be used to prepare tax returns. In January 2015, Form 1099 DIV (or substitute Form 1099 DIV) will be sent to shareholders and will state the aggregate amount and tax characterizations of distributions for the 2014 calendar year.

It is anticipated that the Funds’ next quarterly distributions will be declared on or about December 19, 2014 and be payable on or about January 6, 2015.

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), Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC (responsible for NFJ’s convertible component and index option strategy as well as the sole sub-adviser of NIE), each an AGIFM affiliate, serve as the Funds’ sub-advisers.

The Funds’ daily New York Stock Exchange closing market prices and net asset values per share as well as other information, including portfolio statistics and performance is available at 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 a 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.

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