The Central Europe, Russia and Turkey Fund, Inc., The European Equity Fund, Inc., and The New Germany Fund, Inc. Announce Changes to Board Membership

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 the following changes to the membership of each Fund’s respective Board of Directors:

  • Dr. Christopher Pleister was appointed as a Class II Director of CEE, a Class II Director of EEA and a Class III Director of GF effective October 21, 2016;
  • Dr. Friedbert Malt will retire as a Class II Director of CEE and a Class III Director of GF effective as of October 24, 2016; and
  • Mr. Detlef Bierbaum will retire as a Class I Director of CEE effective as of October 24, 2016.

Dr. Pleister has extensive experience in financial services. Since 2015 he has served as a non-executive director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Depfa Bank plc. and as a member of the Appeal Panel of the Single Resolution Board, Brussels (the resolution authority within the European Banking Union). He is the former Chairman of the German Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilization, the National Association of German Cooperative Banks, and Deutsche Genossenschaftsbank AG.

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.

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Contacts

For additional information:
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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