Nuveen Fund Board Approves Closed-End Fund Merger

Nuveen, an operating division of TIAA Global Asset Management, today announced that the Board of Trustees of two closed-end funds has approved a plan to merge the funds in order to reduce common shareholder fees and expenses and increase common net earnings. The merger is subject to customary conditions, including shareholder approval at the annual shareholder meeting.

The proposed fund merger is as follows:
                   
Acquired Fund     Symbol     Acquiring Fund     Symbol

Nuveen Flexible Investment Income Fund
   

JPW
   

Nuveen Preferred Income Opportunities Fund
   

JPC
           

A Q&A posted on Nuveen's website provides a summary of the proposed merger. Detailed information on the proposal will be contained in the proxy materials expected to be filed in the near future.

Nuveen provides investment solutions designed to help secure the long-term goals of individual investors and the advisors who serve them. Through the investment expertise of leading asset managers across traditional and alternative asset classes, Nuveen is committed to delivering consultative guidance that aligns with client needs. Funds are distributed by Nuveen Securities, LLC, a subsidiary of Nuveen Investments, Inc. Nuveen is an operating division of TIAA Global Asset Management. For more information, please visit the Nuveen website at www.nuveen.com.

The information contained on the Nuveen website is not a part of this press release.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. Actual future results or occurrences may differ significantly from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. These include, but are not limited to:
  • market developments;
  • legal and regulatory developments; and
  • other additional risks and uncertainties.

Nuveen and the closed-end funds managed by Nuveen and its affiliates undertake no responsibility to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.

The Annual and Semi-Annual Reports and other regulatory filings of the Nuveen closed-end funds with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") are accessible on the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov and on Nuveen`s web site at www.nuveen.com/cef and may discuss the above-mentioned or other factors that affect the Nuveen closed-end funds.

This press release is not intended to, and does not, constitute an offer to purchase or sell shares of either JPC or JPW (the Funds); nor is this press release intended to solicit a proxy from any shareholder of the Funds. The solicitation of proxies to effect the merger will only be made by a final, effective Registration Statement on Form N-14, which includes a definitive Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, after the Registration Statement is declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC).

This press release references a Registration Statement, which includes a Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, to be filed by the Funds. This Registration Statement has yet to be filed with the SEC. After the Registration Statement is filed with the SEC, it may be amended or withdrawn and the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus will not be distributed to shareholders of the Funds unless and until the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC.

Shareholders of the Funds are urged to read the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC carefully and in their entirety when they become available because these documents will contain important information about the merger. Shareholders should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Funds carefully. The Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus will contain information with respect to the investment objective(s), risk, charges and expenses of the Funds and important information about the Funds.

There can be no assurance than any Fund will achieve its investment objective(s). Investments in the Funds involve operating expenses and fees. The net asset value of the Funds 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.

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