PHILADELPHIA, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The India Fund, Inc. (NYSE: IFN; the "Fund") announced today the final results of the Fund's semi-annual repurchase offer for shares of its common stock. The repurchase offer and withdrawal rights expired on Friday, March 16, 2012. The Fund offered to repurchase up to 5% of the outstanding shares of its common stock for cash at a price approximately equal to net asset value as of March 23, 2012.
As of Friday, March 16, 2012, 40,841,946.94 Fund shares were outstanding. Approximately 8,841,730.02 shares were validly tendered and not withdrawn prior to the expiration of the Fund's repurchase offer. The repurchase amount of 5% of Fund shares represents approximately 2,042,097 shares outstanding. The final pro-ration calculations resulted in 85,097 odd lot shares and 8,756,633.02 non-odd lot shares validly tendered. Under final pro-ration, 22.3488% of the non-odd lot shares tendered were accepted for payment. The shares accepted for tender will receive cash at a repurchase offer price of $24.0884, which is equal to the Fund's net asset value per share of $24.58 as of March 23, 2012, less a repurchase fee of $0.4916 per share. Cash payment for the repurchased shares will be issued on or before March 30, 2012. All shares tendered and not repurchased by the Fund will be returned to stockholders as promptly as practicable. After the repurchase offer, the Fund will have approximately 38,799,849.94 shares outstanding.
The Fund is a closed-end management investment company and its investment objective is long-term capital appreciation, which it seeks to achieve by investing primarily in equity securities of Indian companies. The Fund conducts semi-annual repurchase offers and is traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "IFN." Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited serves as the Investment Manager to the Fund. The Investment Manager is an affiliate of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.