Aberdeen Emerging Markets Telecommunications Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE AMEX: ETF), a closed-end equity fund, announced today its performance data and portfolio composition as of August 31, 2010.

The Fund’s total returns for various periods through August 31, 2010 are provided below. (All figures are based on distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price and are stated net-of-fees):
         
Period   NAV Total Return %   Market Price Total Return %
    Cumulative   Annualized   Cumulative   Annualized
Since inception

(June 1992)
  283.8   7.7   238.2   6.9
10-years   38.5   3.3   61.2   4.9
5-years   65.7   10.6   70.7   11.3
3-years   -16.9   -6.0   -18.4   -6.5
1-year   7.9   7.7
   

On August 31, 2010, the Fund’s net assets amounted to US$157.8 million and the Fund’s NAV per share was $19.13.

As of August 31, 2010, the portfolio was invested as follows:

     
Portfolio Composition   Geographic Exposure %
Hong Kong   13.0
Mexico   9.4
India   8.8
Taiwan   8.3
Indonesia   7.1
Malaysia   5.5
Thailand   5.4
Israel   5.2
Russia   5.0
Portugal   4.7
Singapore   4.5
South Africa   4.2
United States   4.1
Netherlands   3.6
Chile   3.5
Kenya   2.9
Croatia   2.4
Morocco   2.1
Brazil   0.3
 

The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of August 31, 2010, representing 67.9% of net assets, were:
     
Stock   Percent of

Net Assets
China Mobile Limited   12.2
America Movil SAB de CV   9.4
Bharti Airtel Limited   8.8
Taiwan Mobile Company Limited   8.2
Digi.com Berhad   5.5
Advanced Info Service PCL   5.0
Mobile Telesystems OJSC   5.0
Portugal Telecommunications   4.7
Telekomunikasi TBK   4.7
Bezeq Israeli Telecommunications Corporation Limited   4.4
 

Important Information

Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. has prepared this report based on information sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, the figures are unaudited and neither the Fund, Aberdeen Asset Management Investment Services Limited (the Investment Adviser), nor any other person guarantees their accuracy. Investors should seek their own professional advice and should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before acting on this information. Aberdeen is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.

Total return figures with distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price are stated net-of-fees and represents past performance. Past performance is not indicative of future results, current performance may be higher or lower. Holdings are subject to change and are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities shown. Inception date June 17, 1992.

If you wish to receive this information electronically, please contact: InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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