The Korea Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE: KF), a non-diversified, closed-end investment company, which seeks long-term capital appreciation through investment in securities, primarily equity securities, of Korean companies, today announced its results for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2011.
     

At September 30,

2011
     

2010
Net Assets $421,191,309 $469,452,560
Shares Outstanding * 9,987,077 10,205,577
Net Asset Value ("NAV") $42.17 $46.00
Market Price $37.17 $42.00
Discount to NAV (11.86)% (8.70)%
 
 

Quarter ended September 30,

2011

2010
Net Investment Loss $(1,532,489) $(696,995)
Per Share $(0.15) $(0.07)
Net Realized and Change in Unrealized Loss $(123,050,113) $(76,784,688)
Per Share $(12.30) $7.53
 

* In March of 2010, the Fund instituted a share repurchase program. For the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2011, the Fund repurchased 70,900 shares. As of September 30, 2011, since inception of the share repurchase program, 458,964 shares have been repurchased. The program allowed the Fund to repurchase in the open market up to 5% of its common shares outstanding as of February 22, 2010. On October 31, 2011, the Fund announced a new share repurchase program commencing November 1, 2011. Under the new program, the Fund is authorized to repurchase in each twelve month period ended October 31 up to 10% of its common shares outstanding as of October 31 the prior year.

RCM Capital Management LLC and RCM Asia Pacific Limited are the Fund's investment manager and sub-adviser, respectively.

Additional risks are associated with international investing, such as currency fluctuation, government regulations, economic changes and differences in liquidity, which may increase the volatility of an investment in the Fund. Foreign security markets generally exhibit greater price volatility and are less liquid than the U.S. market. Additionally, this Fund focuses its investments in certain geographical regions, thereby increasing its vulnerability to developments in that region. All of these factors potentially subject the Fund's shares to greater price volatility. The net asset value of the Fund will fluctuate with the value of the underlying securities. Closed-end funds trade on their market value, not net asset value, and closed-end funds often trade at a discount to their net asset value.

The Fund’s daily New York Stock Exchange closing price and net asset value per share, as well as other information, including updated portfolio statistics and performance are available at http://www.thekoreafund.com or by calling the Fund’s shareholder servicing agent at (800) 254-5197.

The financial information contained herein is solely based upon the data available at the time of publication of this press release, and there is no assurance that any future results will be the same or similar to what is reported herein. Information that was obtained from third party sources we believe to be reliable is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness. This press release contains no recommendations to buy or sell any specific securities and should not be considered investment advice of any kind. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and the investment returns generated by the Fund will fluctuate. There can be no assurance the Fund will meet its stated objective. In making any investment decision, individuals should utilize other information sources and the advice of their own professional adviser.

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