The Central Europe, Russia and Turkey Fund, Inc. (NYSE:CEE), The European Equity Fund, Inc. (NYSE:EEA), and The New Germany Fund, Inc. (NYSE:GF) (each, a “Fund,” and, collectively, the “Funds”) announced today that the Annual Meeting of Stockholders for each Fund will be held at 10:00 a.m., Eastern time on June 19, 2014 at 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005. At the Meeting, stockholders of the Funds will consider the election of Directors and certain other routine matters. In addition, stockholders of EEA will be asked to consider a proposal to change the Fund’s fundamental investment objective from seeking “long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity or equity-linked securities of issuers domiciled in countries in Europe that utilize the Euro currency” to seeking “long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity or equity-linked securities of issuers domiciled in countries that are members of the European Union” and to make corresponding changes to the Fund’s fundamental investment policy that “under normal circumstances at least 80% of EEA’s assets (plus 80% of any assets funded with leverage) will be invested in securities of issuers domiciled in countries that are members of the European Union”. If EEA’s stockholders approve the changes, EEA’s benchmark will change from the MSCI EMU Index to the MSCI Europe Index. EEA expects that ordinarily substantially all of its assets will be invested in securities of issuers domiciled in European countries. Details of the proposals will be set forth in a proxy statement expected to be mailed to stockholders later this month. Holders of shares of common stock of record of the Funds at the close of business on May 12, 2014 are entitled to vote at the Meeting and any postponements or adjournments thereof.
For more information on the Funds, including their most recent month-end performance, visit www.dws-investments.com or call (800) 349-4281 or 00-800-2287-2750 from outside the US.
The Central Europe, Russia and Turkey Fund, Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company seeking long term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity or equity-linked securities of issuers domiciled in Central Europe, Russia and Turkey. The Fund is non-diversified and can take larger positions in fewer issues, increasing its potential risk. Investing in foreign securities, particularly those of emerging markets, presents certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, political and economic changes, and market risks. Any fund that focuses in a particular segment of the market will generally be more volatile than a fund that invests more broadly.The European Equity Fund, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end investment company seeking long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily (normally at least 80% of its assets) in equity or equity-linked securities of companies domiciled in European countries utilizing the Euro currency. The New Germany Fund, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end investment company seeking capital appreciation primarily through investment in the Mittelstand – an important group of small and mid-cap German companies. The Fund may invest up to 35% of its assets in large cap German companies, and up to 20% in other Western European companies. The shares of most closed-end funds, including the Funds, are not continuously offered. Once issued, shares of closed-end funds are bought and sold in the secondary market. Shares of closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to NAV. The price of a fund’s shares is determined by a number of factors, several of which are beyond the control of the fund. Therefore, such a fund cannot predict whether its shares will trade at, below or above NAV. Investments in funds involve risk. Additional risks of the Funds are associated with international investing, such as government regulations and differences in liquidity, which may increase the volatility of your investment. Foreign security markets generally exhibit greater price volatility and are less liquid than the US market. Additionally, each Fund focuses its investments in certain geographical regions, thereby increasing its vulnerability to developments in that region and potentially subjecting the Fund’s shares to greater price volatility. Some funds have more risk than others. These include funds, such as CEE, that are substantially invested in emerging markets ( e.g., political or economic instability, which can be accentuated in emerging market countries). This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction. Certain statements contained in this release may be forward-looking in nature. These include all statements relating to plans, expectations, and other statements that are not historical facts and typically use words like “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” and similar expressions. Such statements represent management’s current beliefs, based upon information available at the time the statements are made, with regard to the matters addressed. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such statements. Management does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. NOT FDIC/ NCUA INSURED • MAY LOSE VALUE • NO BANK GUARANTEE NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY DWS Investments is part of Deutsche Bank’s Asset & Wealth Management division and, within the US, represents the retail asset management activities of Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc. and DWS Trust Company. (R-34788-1) (5/14)