(NYSE: GOF) Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”), a closed-end management investment company, announces that it is increasing its monthly dividend to $0.1694 per share, effective with its December 2012 dividend and it is declaring its December 2012 and January 2013 dividends. The Fund’s increased dividend compares to $0.1540 per share for the Fund’s most recent dividend. It is anticipated that the December 2012 distribution will consist solely of long-term capital gains. It is anticipated that the January 2013 distribution will consist of ordinary income. This increased dividend represents a distribution rate of 9.84% based upon the closing market price of $20.65 on November 30, 2012. The December 2012 dividend will be paid on December 31, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 14, 2012 with an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012. The January 2013 dividend will be paid on January 31, 2013 to shareholders of record as of January 15, 2013 with an ex-dividend date of January 11, 2013. For additional commentary, news, portfolio holdings and other regularly updated information, please visit the Fund’s website at www.guggenheiminvestments.com. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. If it is determined that a notification is required, pursuant to Section 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, such notice will be posted to the Fund’s website after the close of business three business days prior to the payable date. Distributions may be comprised of sources other than income, which may not reflect actual Fund performance. About Guggenheim Investments Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management division of Guggenheim Partners (“Guggenheim”), which consists of investment managers with approximately $137 billion in combined total assets*. Collectively, Guggenheim Investments has a long, distinguished history of serving institutional investors, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, family offices and financial intermediaries. Guggenheim Investments offers clients a wide range of differentiated capabilities built on a proven commitment to investment excellence. Guggenheim Investments has offices in Chicago, New York City and Santa Monica, along with a global network of offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Guggenheim Investments is comprised of several investment management entities within Guggenheim Partners, which includes Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC and Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC (together, “Guggenheim Funds”). Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC serves as Investment Adviser for the Fund.*The total asset figure is as of 09/30/2012 and includes $9.56B of leverage for Assets Under Management and $0.83B of leverage for Serviced Assets. Total assets include assets from Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC (“GPIM”, formerly known as Guggenheim Partners Asset Management, LLC; GPIM assets also include all assets from Guggenheim Investment Management, LLC which were transferred as of 06/30/2012), Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors and its affiliated entities, and some business units including Guggenheim Real Estate, LLC, Guggenheim Aviation, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited, Transparent Value Advisors, LLC, and Guggenheim Partners India Management. Values from some funds are based upon prior periods. This information does not represent an offer to sell securities of the Fund and it is not soliciting an offer to buy securities of the Fund. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives. The net asset value of the Fund will fluctuate with the value of the underlying securities. It is important to note that 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. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. An investment in closed-end funds is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire amount that you invest. Some general risks and considerations associated with investing in a closed-end fund include: Investment and Market Risk; Lower Grade Securities Risk; Equity Securities Risk; Foreign Securities Risk; Interest Rate Risk; Illiquidity Risk; Derivative Risk; Management Risk; Anti-Takeover Provisions; Market Disruption Risk and Leverage Risk. See www.guggenheiminvestments.com for a detailed discussion of fund-specific risks. Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of any investment before they invest. For this and more information visit www.guggenheiminvestments.com or contact a securities representative or Guggenheim Investments 2455 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, IL 60532, 800-345-7999. NOT FDIC-INSURED | NOT BANK-GUARANTEED | MAY LOSE VALUEMember FINRA/SIPC (12/12)