The Central Europe, Russia and Turkey Fund, Inc., The European Equity Fund, Inc., and The New Germany Fund, Inc. Announce Annual Meetings of Stockholders

The Central Europe, Russia and Turkey Fund, Inc. and The European Equity Fund, Inc. to Seek Stockholder Approval of Changes to each Fund’s Investment Objective and Related Fundamental Policies; and The Central Europe, Russia and Turkey Fund, Inc. to Seek Stockholder Approval for a Change in its Concentration Policy

NEW YORK--()--The Central Europe, Russia and Turkey Fund, Inc. (NYSE:CEE), The European Equity Fund, Inc. (NYSE:EEA), and The New Germany Fund, Inc. (NYSE:GF) (each, a “Fund,” and, collectively, the “Funds”) announced today that the Annual Meeting of Stockholders for each Fund will be held at 10:00 a.m., Eastern time on June 27, 2017 at the offices of Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc., 345 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10154. Holders of shares of common stock of record of the Funds at the close of business on May 15, 2017 are entitled to vote at the Meeting and any postponements or adjournments thereof. At the Meeting, stockholders of the Funds will consider the election of Directors and approval of auditors.

CEE also announced that the Fund’s Board of Directors approved, and recommended to stockholders for their approval at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, (i) a change to the Fund’s investment objective from seeking “long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity or equity-linked securities of issuers domiciled in Central Europe, Russia and Turkey” to seeking “long-term capital appreciation primarily through investment in equity and equity-linked securities of issuers domiciled in Central and Eastern Europe”, (ii) a change in the Fund’s corresponding fundamental investment policy to provide that, “under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of the Fund’s net assets (plus borrowings used for investment purposes) in securities of issuers domiciled in Central and Eastern Europe”, and (iii) a change to the Fund’s fundamental investment policies to require the Fund to concentrate its investments in the energy sector. If the changes are approved by stockholders, the Fund’s name will be changed to “The Central and Eastern Europe Fund, Inc.”

EEA also announced that the Fund’s Board of Directors approved, and recommended to stockholders for their approval at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, a change to the Fund’s investment objective from 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” to seeking “long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity or equity-linked securities of issuers domiciled in countries in Europe;” and a change in the Fund’s corresponding fundamental investment policy to provide that, “under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund's net assets (plus any assets funded with leverage) will be invested in equity or equity-linked securities of issuers domiciled in countries in Europe.”

For more information on the Funds, including their most recent month-end performance, visit deutschefunds.com or call (800) 349-4281 or 00-800-2287-2750 from outside the US.

Important Information

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.

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.

The New Germany Fund, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end investment company seeking capital appreciation primarily through investment in equity or equity-linked securities of small and mid-cap German companies. The Fund may invest up to 35% of its assets in large cap German companies and up to 20% in other non-German companies.

The shares of most closed-end funds, including the Funds, 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.

Investments in funds involve risk. Additional risks of the Funds are associated with international investing, such as currency fluctuations, political and economic changes, market risks, 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 Funds focus their investments in certain geographical regions, thereby increasing their vulnerability to developments in that region and potentially subjecting the Funds’ shares to greater price volatility. Some funds have more risk than others. These include funds, such as the Funds, 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 Funds’ portfolios.

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.

NOT FDIC/ NCUA INSURED • MAY LOSE VALUE • NO BANK GUARANTEE
NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY

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Contacts

Deutsche Bank Press Office, 212-250-7171
Shareholder Account Information, 800-294-4366
Deutsche Closed-End Funds, 800-349-4281 or 00-800-2287-2750 from outside the US

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