PHILADELPHIA, March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE American: AEF) (the "Fund"), a closed-end equity fund, announced today that it will pay a distribution of US $0.04 per share on March 29, 2019 to all shareholders of record as of March 21, 2019 (ex-dividend date March 20, 2019).
Effective December 14, 2018, the Fund announced that, recognizing the higher yielding characteristics of the portfolio of the Fund, the Board has approved a policy to pay distributions quarterly, comprised of net investment income generated by dividends paid from the Fund's underlying securities. Based on estimated dividend income over the period, net of taxes and expenses, the Fund will pay a quarterly distribution at an annualized rate of 2.0% for the 12-months ending December 31, 2019. This policy will be subject to ongoing review by the Board.
In January 2020, a Form 1099-DIV will be sent to shareholders, which will state the amount and composition of distributions and provide information with respect to their appropriate tax treatment for the 2019 calendar year.
The Fund is managed and advised by Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited. The Fund's shares trade on the NYSE American under the symbol "AEF".
You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund's investment performance from the amount of this distribution.
Aberdeen Standard Investments is a brand of the investment businesses of Standard Life Aberdeen plc, its affiliates and subsidiaries. In the United States, Aberdeen Standard Investments is the marketing name for the following affiliated, registered investment advisers: Aberdeen Standard Investments Inc., Aberdeen Asset Managers Ltd., Aberdeen Standard Investments Australia Ltd., Aberdeen Standard Investments (Asia) Ltd., Aberdeen Capital Management, LLC, Aberdeen Standard Investments ETFs Advisors LLC and Standard Life Investments (Corporate Funds) Ltd.
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.
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SOURCE Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund, Inc.