NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asia Tigers Fund, Inc. (NYSE : GRR ; the "Fund") announced the expiration of the Fund's semi-annual repurchase offer for shares of its common stock. The repurchase offer and withdrawal rights expired on Friday, January 11, 2013. The Fund offered to repurchase up to 5% of the outstanding shares of its common stock for cash at a price approximately equal to net asset value as of January 18, 2013.
As of Friday, January 11, 2013, 3,574,105.0945 Fund shares were outstanding. The repurchase amount of 5% of Fund shares represents approximately 178,705 shares outstanding. The preliminary count by BNY Mellon Investment Servicing (U.S.) Inc., the Fund's transfer agent, indicated that approximately 827,134 shares (approximately 23.14 % of the Fund's outstanding shares) were validly tendered and not withdrawn prior to the expiration of the Fund's repurchase offer. This determination is subject to final confirmation and the proper delivery of all shares tendered and not withdrawn, including shares tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedure. 22,084 shares are estimated to be subject to this guarantee. Since more than 5% of the Fund's outstanding shares were tendered, the Fund will accept shares tendered on a pro-rata basis. It is expected that approximately 11.75% of the non-odd lot shares tendered will be accepted for payment. Shares will be repurchased for cash at a price equal to their net asset value as of the close of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") on January 18, 2013, subject to a repurchase fee of 2% of net asset value per share, which will be deducted from the repurchase price.
The Fund is a closed-end management investment company that seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of Asian companies. The Fund conducts semi-annual repurchase offers and is traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "GRR." Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited serves as the Investment Manager to the Fund. The Investment Manager is an affiliate of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.
Information on the Fund can be obtained on the Aberdeen website (www.aberdeengrr.com) or by calling the Fund's toll-free phone number at 1-866-839-5205.
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.
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.
Aberdeen Asset Management is the marketing name in the U.S. for the following affiliated, registered investment advisers: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited, Aberdeen Asset Management Ltd. and Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited (collectively, the "Aberdeen Advisers"). Each of the Aberdeen Advisers is wholly owned by Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. "Aberdeen" is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.
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SOURCE The Asia Tigers Fund, Inc.