Nuveen Investments, a leading global provider of investment services to institutions, as well as individual investors, today announced that the Board of Trustees of the Nuveen Municipal Value Fund 2 (NYSE: NUW) approved changing the fund’s name to Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal Value Fund, effective October 15, 2012, to better reflect the fund’s existing practice of not investing in municipal securities that pay interest taxable under the federal alternative minimum tax applicable to individuals (AMT Bonds). In connection with the change in the fund’s name, the Board also approved a change to the fund’s investment policy relating to investments subject to AMT to align them with those of Nuveen’s other AMT-free closed-end funds. For specific details of the changes, please see NUW Questions & Answers.
NUW’s investment objective of offering current income exempt from regular federal income taxes, and its secondary objective of offering attractive total return will remain unchanged, and the fund’s ticker symbol of NUW will also remain unchanged. For more details on NUW and AMT-Free investing with Nuveen closed-end funds can be found in the AMT-Free Resource Center.
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