The European Equity Fund, Inc. Announces Final Results of Tender Offer
The European Equity Fund, Inc. (NYSE:EEA) (the “Fund”) announced today that, in accordance with its tender offer for up to 5% of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock, which offer expired at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on February 20, 2015, the Fund has accepted 459,529 properly tendered shares at a price per share equal to 98% of the Fund’s net asset value (“NAV”) per share as determined by the Fund on February 23, 2015. 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. 4,372,566.24 shares of the Fund’s common stock, or 47.58% of its common stock outstanding were tendered through the stated expiration date. The tender offer for the Fund was oversubscribed, meaning that pursuant to the terms of the tender offer, not all shares that were tendered were accepted for payment by the Fund. Under the final pro-ration calculations, 10.51% of the Fund’s shares that were tendered has been accepted for payment by the Fund. The shares accepted for payment will receive cash at a repurchase offer price of $9.47, which is equal to 98% of the Fund’s NAV per share as determined by the Fund on February 23, 2015. Those shares that were tendered but not accepted for payment will continue to be held by their record owners.
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 European Equity Fund, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end investment company seeking long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity or equity-linked securities of issuers domiciled in countries that are members of the European Union. Investing in foreign securities presents certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, political and economic changes, and market risk. Any fund that concentrates 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 discounts.
Investments in funds involve risk. Additional risks of the Fund are associated with international investing, such as currency fluctuations, political and economic changes, market risk, 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 U.S. market. Additionally, the Fund focuses its investments in certain geographic 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 EEA, 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).
The European Union, the United States and other countries have imposed sanctions on Russia as a result of the Russian military intervention in the Ukraine. These sanctions have adversely affected Russian individuals, issuers and the Russian economy, and Russia, in turn, has imposed sanctions targeting Western individuals, businesses and products, including food products. The various sanctions have adversely affected, and may continue to adversely affect, not only the Russian economy, but also the economies of many countries in Europe, including Germany. Potential developments in the Ukraine, and the continuation of current sanctions or the imposition of additional sanctions may materially adversely affect the value of the Fund’s portfolio.
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.
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