The Mexico Equity and Income Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE: MXE) (NYSE: MXEPR), announced that its Annual Meeting will be held on December 4, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. Central time at the offices of U.S. Bancorp, LLC, 777 East Wisconsin Avenue, 4 th Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Common and Preferred Stockholders of record as of October 17, 2012 will be entitled to vote at the Meeting. The Meeting is being held for the following purposes:
1) To elect the Class II Directors to the Fund’s Board of Directors.
2) To consider and vote upon such other matters as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.
The Fund today also announced financial results for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2012.On July 31, 2012, total net assets of the Fund were $87,764,107 and the net asset value (“NAV”) of the common and preferred stock was $13.78 per share, based on 6,309,922 and 57,639 shares outstanding, respectively. The Fund’s common stock closed at $12.11 per share on the New York Stock Exchange on July 31, 2012. The Fund’s preferred stock, which is thinly traded, did not trade on July 31, 2012 but the mean of the bid and ask price was $16.03. For the fiscal year ended July 31, 2012, the Fund had an increase in net assets resulting from operations of $2,482,242. The increase was comprised of realized and unrealized gains of $2,823,352 and a net investment loss of $341,110. On July 31, 2012, the Fund’s investments in securities totaled $85,831,207, (or 97.80% of the Fund’s net assets), while other cash and cash equivalents totaled $290,590 (or 0.33% of the Fund’s net assets). Other assets in excess of other liabilities totaled $1,642,310 (or 1.87% of the Fund’s net assets). As of July 31, 2012, the Fund’s 10 largest common stock investments represented 54.1% of the Fund’s net assets and are listed below in descending order:
|1.||America Movil, S.A. de C.V. – Class L||15.7%|
|2.||Grupo Carso, S.A.B. de C.V.||6.8%|
|3.||Alpek, S.A. de C.V.||5.8%|
|4.||Qualitias Controladora, S.A.B. de C.V.||4.5%|
|5.||Grupo Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V. – Series B||4.3%|
|6.||Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. de C.V.||4.1%|
|7.||El Puerto de Liverpool, S.A.B. de C.V.||3.6%|
|8.||Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V. – Class A||3.2%|
|9.||Banregio Grupo Financiero, S.A. de C.V||3.1%|
|10.||Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A.B. de C.V. – Class L||3.0%|