The India Fund, Inc. Announces Approval of Tender Offer
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The India Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE: IFN) announced today that the Board of Directors approved a tender offer by the Fund to acquire in exchange for cash up to 15% of the Fund's issued and outstanding shares at a price per share equal to 98% of the Fund's net asset value per share as determined by the Fund on the next business day following the expiration date of the tender offer (the "Tender Offer"). The Tender Offer will commence on or about March 7, 2014.
As previously indicated, the Tender Offer is being made in connection with the recent stockholder approval of the elimination of the Fund's interval structure.
The Tender Offer will be made, and the stockholders of the Fund will be notified, in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and other applicable rules and regulations. This announcement is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities of the Fund. The Tender Offer described in this announcement has not yet commenced. The Tender Offer will be made only by an Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal. As soon as the Tender Offer commences, the Fund will file a tender offer statement with the SEC. STOCKHOLDERS OF THE FUND SHOULD READ THESE DOCUMENTS BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Documents filed with the SEC are available to investors; free of charge, at the SEC's website (http://www.sec.gov). Stockholders can also obtain copies of these documents, when available, free of charge, by contacting Aberdeen Asset Management, Inc., 1735 Market Street, 32nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103, by calling 1-866-839-5205 toll-free or on the Internet at www.aberdeenifn.com. The Tender Offer is not being made to, nor will tenders be accepted from or on behalf of, holders of shares in any jurisdiction in which making or accepting the offer would violate that jurisdiction's laws.
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International investing entails special risk considerations, including currency fluctuations, lower liquidity, economic and political risks, and differences in accounting methods; these risks are generally heightened for emerging market investments.
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SOURCE The India Fund, Inc.