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Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RVT) Increases The Annual Rate Of Distributions Under Its Managed Distribution Policy And Declares First Quarter Common Stock Distribution Of $0.31 Per Share

The Board of Directors of Royce Value Trust (NYSE:RVT) has approved an increase in the annual rate of distributions under its managed distribution policy for Common Stockholders to 7%, effective for 2014.

Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RVT) has declared a quarterly distribution of $0.31 per share on its Common Stock. The distribution, optionally payable in additional shares of Common Stock, or in cash by specific stockholder election, is to be paid on March 25, 2014, to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 13, 2014 (ex-dividend on March 11, 2014). The price of shares issued for reinvestment will be determined on March 20, 2014.

The Fund has adopted a Distribution Policy of paying quarterly distributions on its Common Stock. Distributions are being made at the annual rate of 7% of the rolling average of the prior four calendar quarter-end net asset values (NAVs), with the fourth quarter distribution being the greater of 1.75% of the rolling average or the minimum distribution required by IRS regulations. The policy, including the annual rate, is subject to change at the discretion of the Fund’s Board of Directors

The Fund’s estimated sources of the distribution to be paid on March 25, 2014, and for 2014 year-to-date are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of February 28, 2014

 

Fund

   

DistributionPer Share

   

Net InvestmentIncome

   

Net RealizedShort-TermGains

   

Net RealizedLong-TermGains

   

Return of Capital

RVT     $0.3100     $0.0076 (2%)     $0.0861 (28%)     $0.1865 (60%)     $0.0298 (10%)
                   

Estimated Allocations for 2014 through February 28, 2014

 

Fund

   

DistributionPer Share

   

Net InvestmentIncome

   

Net RealizedShort-TermGains

   

Net RealizedLong-TermGains

   

Return of Capital

RVT     $0.3100     $0.0076 (2%)     $0.0861(28%)     $0.1865 (60%)     $0.0298 (10%)
                   

You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of the current distribution or from the terms of the Fund’s Distribution Policy. The amounts and sources of distributions reported herein are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

Fund Performance and Distribution Rate Information:

 

 

 

Fund

   

Average Annual TotalReturn (in relation toNAV for the 5-yearperiod ending on2/28/2014) 1

   

Annualized CurrentDistribution Rate(expressed as apercentage of NAV asof 2/28/2014) 2

   

Cumulative total return(in relation to NAV forthe fiscal year through2/28/2014) 3

   

Cumulative fiscal yeardistributions (as apercentage of NAV asof 2/28/2014) 4

RVT     27.42%     6.82%     0.06%     1.71%
               

1 Average Annual Total Return in relation to NAV represents the compound average of the Annual NAV Total Returns of the Fund for the five year period ended February 28, 2014. Annual NAV Total Return is the percentage change in the Fund’s NAV over a year, assuming reinvestment of distributions paid.

2 The annualized Current Distribution Rate is the current fiscal period’s distribution rate annualized as a percentage of the Fund’s NAV as of February 28, 2014.

3 Cumulative Total Return is the percentage change in the Fund’s NAV from December 31, 2013, to February 28, 2014, assuming reinvestment of distributions paid.

4 The Cumulative Fiscal Year Distribution Rate is the dollar value of distributions for the fiscal year period (January 1, 2014, to March 31, 2014), as a percentage of the Fund’s NAV as of February 28, 2014.

About Royce Value Trust, Inc.

Royce Value Trust, Inc. is a closed-end diversified management investment company whose shares of Common Stock are listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The Fund’s primary investment goal is long-term capital growth, which it seeks by normally investing at least 65% of its assets in equity securities primarily of small- and micro-cap companies.

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