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Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT) As Of August 31, 2012

Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT)

Closing Prices – August 31, 2012
NAV     $ 14.63
MKT $ 12.71

Total Return Performance

Periods ended August 31, 2012


Month* 3.47% 3.00%
Year to Date* 2.64 3.52
One-Year 3.37 4.03
Three-Year Average Annual 11.93 13.20
Five-Year Average Annual -0.41 -2.45
10-Year Average Annual 8.44 6.36
*Not Annualized

Portfolio Diagnostics
Wtd. Average Geometric Mkt. Cap: $1318 million
Wtd. Average P/E Ratio: 14.3*
Wtd. Average P/B Ratio: 1.6x
Net Assets Applicable to Common Stock: $1234 million
Net Leverage:

6.4 %

*The Fund’s P/E ratio calculation excludes companies with zero or negative earnings.

Net leverage is the percentage, in excess of 100%, of the total value of equity type investments, divided by net assets, applicable to common stock.

Portfolio Composition

Top 10 Positions



% of Net Assets
1. Carter’s 1.0%
2. Mohawk Industries 1.0
3. Advisory Board (The) 1.0
4. Coherent 1.0
5. Nordson Corp. 1.0
6. HEICO Corp. 0.9
7. Lazard Cl. A 0.9
8. Cognex Corp. 0.9
9. PAREXEL International


10. E-L Financial 0.8


Top Five Sectors



% of Net Assets
1. Industrials 28%
2. Information Technology


3. Financials 18
4. Consumer Discretionary


5. Materials 9

Recent Developments

Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE - RVT) has paid a quarterly distribution of $0.18 per share on its Common Stock. The distribution, optionally payable in additional shares of Common Stock, or in cash by specific stockholder election, was paid on September 24, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 6, 2012 (ex-dividend on September 4, 2012). The price of shares issued for reinvestment on September 13, 2012 was $13.18.

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