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The Singapore Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Singapore Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE: SGF), a closed-end equity fund, announced today its performance data and portfolio composition as of December 31, 2012.

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The Fund's total returns for various periods through December 31, 2012 are provided below.  (All figures are based on distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price and are stated net-of-fees):

Period

NAV Total Return %

Market Price Total Return %


Cumulative

Annualized

Cumulative

Annualized

Since inception

(July 1990)

257.1

5.8

198.8

5.0

10-years

304.1

15.0

365.3

16.6

5-years

7.4

1.4

4.0

0.8

3-years

28.2

8.6

26.6

8.2

1-year

34.8

32.6

On December 31, 2012, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$117.5 million and the Fund's NAV per share was $15.63.

As of December 31, 2012, the portfolio was invested as follows:

Portfolio Composition

Percent of 
Net Assets

Financials

48.1

Industrials

33.0

Information Technology

5.2

Consumer Discretionary

4.3

Telecommunications

4.0

Health Care

3.4

Consumer Staples

0.4

Cash

1.6

The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of December 31, 2012, representing 60.6% of net assets, were:

Stock

Percent of

Net Assets

Oversea-Chinese Banking

9.9

United Overseas Bank

9.1

Jardine Matheson

7.6

Keppel Corporation

6.6

City Developments

6.1

DBS Group Holdings

5.0

Singapore Technologies Engineering

5.0

Singapore Telecommunications

4.0

Wheelock Properties

3.7

Bukit Sembawang

3.6

Important Information
Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. has prepared this report based on information sources believed to be accurate and reliable.  However, the figures are unaudited and neither the Fund, Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. (the current Administrator), Daiwa Securities Trust Company (the former Administrator), Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited (the Investment Manager), nor any other person guarantees their accuracy.  Investors should seek their own professional advice and should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before acting on this information. Aberdeen is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.

Closed-end funds are traded on the secondary market through one of the stock exchanges. The Fund's investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares may be worth more or less than the original cost. Shares of closed-end funds may trade above (a premium) or below (a discount) the net asset value (NAV) of the fund's portfolio. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Total return figures with distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price are stated net-of-fees and represents past performance.  Past performance is not indicative of future results, current performance may be higher or lower.  Holdings are subject to change and are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities shown.  Inception date July 31, 1990.

If you wish to receive this information electronically, please contact: InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com

SOURCE The Singapore Fund, Inc.



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