NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Each of The Central Europe, Russia and Turkey Fund, Inc. (NYSE:CEE) and The New Germany Fund, Inc. (NYSE:GF) (each, a “Fund,” and together, the “Funds”) announced today that, in accordance with its respective 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 August 28, 2013, CEE has accepted 608,323 and GF has accepted 801,417 properly tendered shares at a price per share equal to 98% of each Fund’s respective net asset value (“NAV”) per share as determined by each Fund on August 29, 2013. Each 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. 8,703,871.655 shares of CEE’s common stock, or 71.54% of its common stock outstanding, and 9,921,048.09 shares of GF’s common stock, or 61.90% of its common stock outstanding, were tendered through the stated expiration date. The tender offer for each Fund was oversubscribed, meaning that pursuant to the terms of each tender offer, not all shares that were tendered were accepted for payment by the Funds. Under the final pro-ration calculations, 6.99% of CEE’s shares and 8.08% of GF’s shares that were tendered have been accepted for payment by the respective Fund. The shares accepted for payment will receive cash at a repurchase offer price of $32.55 for CEE and $20.95 for GF, each of which prices is equal to 98% of the respective Fund’s NAV per share as determined by each Fund on August 29, 2013. Those shares that were tendered but not accepted for payment will continue to be held by their record owners.
For more information on each Fund, including the most recent month-end performance, visit www.dws-investments.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 New Germany Fund, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end investment company seeking capital appreciation primarily through investment in the Mittelstand – an important group 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 Western European 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. There can be no assurance that the Funds’ Discount Management Program will be effective in reducing the Funds’ market discounts.
Investments in funds involve risk. Additional risks of the Funds 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 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 CEE and GF, 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).
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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