(NYSE: GOF) Claymore/Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”), announced today that the Fund intends to hold its annual meeting of shareholders on Monday, March 7, 2011. Because the Annual Meeting will be held more than 30 days from the date previously announced for the annual meeting of shareholders, the deadlines for shareholder proposals have been extended. Shareholder proposals intended for inclusion in the Fund's proxy statement in connection with the Annual Meeting pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), must be received by the Fund at the Fund's principal executive offices by Thursday, November 18, 2010. Proposals made outside of Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act must be submitted, in accordance with the notice requirements of the Fund's By-Laws, not earlier than Sunday, November 7, 2010 nor later than the close of business on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 (which is also the date after which shareholder nominations and proposals made outside of Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act would not be considered “timely” within the meaning of Rule 14a-4(c) under the Exchange Act). Any such proposal should be sent to the Secretary of the Fund, c/o Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, 2455 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, Illinois 60532.
Guggenheim Partners Asset Management, LLC, serves as the Fund’s investment sub-adviser and Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC serves as the Fund’s investment adviser. Guggenheim Partners Asset Management, LLC and Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Guggenheim Partners, LLC, a global, diversified financial services firm with more than $100 billion in assets under supervision. Guggenheim Partners, through its affiliates, provides investment management, investment advisory, insurance, investment banking, and capital markets services. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and New York with a global network of offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.