Nuveen Closed-End Funds Reject ARPS Demand Letters

Nuveen Investments, a leading global provider of investment services to institutions and high-net-worth investors, today announced that, after an extensive independent review, the Board of each of the closed-end funds identified below has rejected the demands contained in demand letters received by each fund related to the refinancing and/or redemption of its Auction Rate Preferred Shares (ARPS).

As previously announced on April 26, 2010, 26 Nuveen leveraged closed-end funds each received a demand letter from a law firm on behalf of purported holders of the funds’ common shares. Each letter alleged that the fund’s Adviser (Nuveen Asset Management) as well as the fund’s Officers and Directors breached their fiduciary duties by favoring the interests of ARPS shareholders over those of common shareholders in connection with each fund’s ARPS refinancing and/or redemption activities, and demanded that the Board take action to remedy those alleged breaches. Subsequently, four additional funds each received a similar demand letter from the same law firm.

In response to each of the demand letters, the funds’ Board established a Demand Committee of certain of its disinterested and independent Directors to investigate the claims made in the demand letters and to report to the full Board its findings and recommendation. The Demand Committee retained independent counsel to assist it in conducting an extensive investigation of the claims made in the demand letters. Based upon its investigation, the Demand Committee found that it is not in the best interests of the funds or its shareholders to take the actions suggested in the demand letters, and recommended that the full Board reject the demands made in the demand letters. After reviewing the findings and recommendation of the Demand Committee, the full Board for each fund unanimously adopted the Committee’s recommendation.

In light of the Board’s actions, the Board has resumed consideration of additional ARPS refinancings. Any future determinations by the Board to refinance a specific fund’s ARPS will continue to be based upon a review of the fund’s specific circumstances, considering, among other factors, the availability and terms of potential alternative sources of leverage, the receipt of applicable ratings and other necessary approvals for such alternative sources of leverage, and overall market conditions.

The funds for which Board action was taken to reject the demand letters are as follows:

NXE:       Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 3
JDD: Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund
NAD: Nuveen Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund
NXZ: Nuveen Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 2
NZF: Nuveen Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 3
NKX: Nuveen Insured California Tax-Free Advantage Municipal Fund
NVG: Nuveen Insured Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund
NQI: Nuveen Insured Quality Municipal Fund, Inc.
NEA: Nuveen Insured Tax-Free Advantage Municipal Fund
NQM: Nuveen Investment Quality Municipal Fund, Inc.
JPC: Nuveen Multi-Strategy Income and Growth Fund
JQC: Nuveen Multi-Strategy Income and Growth Fund 2
NMZ: Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund
NXJ: Nuveen New Jersey Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund
NNP: Nuveen New York Performance Plus Municipal Fund, Inc.
NUN: Nuveen New York Quality Income Municipal Fund, Inc.
NIF: Nuveen Premier Insured Municipal Income Fund, Inc.
NPI: Nuveen Premium Income Municipal Fund, Inc.
NPM: Nuveen Premium Income Municipal Fund 2, Inc.
JTP: Nuveen Quality Preferred Income Fund
JPS: Nuveen Quality Preferred Income Fund 2
JHP: Nuveen Quality Preferred Income Fund 3
JRS: Nuveen Real Estate Income Fund
JTD: Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund
JFP: Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Floating Rate Fund
NPV: Nuveen Virginia Premium Income Municipal Fund
JRO: Nuveen Floating Rate Income Opportunity Fund
NZH: Nuveen California Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 3
NAC: Nuveen California Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund
NPF: Nuveen Premier Municipal Income Fund, Inc.

Nuveen Investments provides high quality investment services designed to help secure the long-term goals of institutions and high net worth investors as well as the consultants and financial advisors who serve them. Nuveen Investments markets its growing range of specialized investment solutions under the high-quality brands of HydePark, NWQ, Nuveen, Santa Barbara, Symphony, Tradewinds, and Winslow Capital. In total, the Company managed $150 billion as of March 31, 2010. For more information, please visit the Nuveen Investments website at www.nuveen.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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