The European Equity Fund, Inc. And The New Germany Fund, Inc. Announce Next Tender Offer Measurement Period And Extension Of Share Repurchases

The European Equity Fund, Inc. (NYSE: EEA) and The New Germany Fund, Inc. (NYSE: GF) (each a “Fund”) announced today that each Fund’s next measurement period will commence on Monday, September 10, 2012 and will expire on Friday, November 30, 2012. The measurement period is being set in accordance with the terms of each Fund’s previously announced Discount Management Program that its Board of Directors approved in January 2012 (the “Program”). Pursuant to the Program, each Fund’s Board of Directors approved a series of up to four, consecutive, semi-annual tender offers each for up to 5% of the Fund’s outstanding shares of common stock at a price equal to 98% of net asset value (“NAV”) if the Fund’s shares trade at an average discount to NAV of more than 10% during the applicable twelve-week measurement period.

In addition, The Central Europe and Russia Fund, Inc. (NYSE: CEE) (also a “Fund” and collectively with EEA and GF, the “Funds”) announced today that after consideration of the votes received on a stockholder proposal presented at CEE’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the Board of Directors also has authorized a Program. Pursuant to the Program, the Board of Directors approved a series of up to four, consecutive, semi-annual tender offers each for up to 5% of the Fund’s outstanding shares of common stock at a price equal to 98% of NAV. CEE will conduct a tender offer if its shares trade at an average discount to NAV of more than 10% during the applicable twelve-week measurement period. The first measurement period also will commence on Monday, September 10, 2012 and will expire on Friday, November 30, 2012.

Further, each Fund announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an extension of the current repurchase authorization permitting EEA, GF and CEE to repurchase up to 550,000, 900,000 and 700,000 shares, respectively, during the period from August 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013. Repurchases will be made from time to time when they are believed to be in the best interests of a Fund.

Important Information

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. 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 concentrates in a particular segment of the market will generally be more volatile than a fund that invests more broadly.

The New Germany Fund, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end investment company seeking capital appreciation primarily through investment in equity or equity-linked securities 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. Investing in foreign securities presents certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, political and economic changes, and market risks. Any fund that concentrates in a particular segment of the market will generally be more volatile than a fund that invests more broadly.

The Central Europe and Russia 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 and Russia. This fund is non-diversified and can take larger positions in fewer issues, increasing its potential risk. Investing in foreign securities 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

Closed-end funds, unlike open-end funds, are not continuously offered. There is a one-time public offering and once issued, shares of closed-end funds are bought and sold in the open market through a stock exchange. Shares of closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to the net asset value. 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, a fund cannot predict whether its shares will trade at, below or above net asset value. There can be no assurance that the Program will be effective in reducing the Funds’ market discounts.

Investments in funds involve risk. Additional risks 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, the Funds focus their investments in certain geographical regions, thereby increasing their vulnerability to developments in that region and potentially subjecting the Funds’ shares to greater price volatility. Some funds have more risk than others. These include funds that allow exposure to or otherwise concentrate investments in certain sectors, geographic regions, security types, market capitalization or foreign securities (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.

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 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.

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