The Taiwan Fund, Inc. Announces Expiration and Preliminary Results of Tender Offer

Jun 14, 2012, 08:00 ET from The Taiwan Fund, Inc.

NEW YORK, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Taiwan Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TWN) (the "Fund") announced today the expiration of its tender offer (the "Offer") to purchase up to 50% of the Fund's issued and outstanding shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the "Shares").  The Offer and withdrawal rights expired at 5:00 p.m., New York time on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 (the "Termination Date"). 

Under the terms of the Offer, the Fund offered to purchase up to 50% of the Fund's outstanding Shares, or 9,288,045 Shares in the aggregate, for cash at a price per Share equal to 99% of the Fund's net asset value per Share as of the close of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange on the business day immediately following the Termination Date. 

Based upon current information, approximately 15,888,993 Shares, or approximately 85.5% of the Fund's Shares, were tendered and not withdrawn through the Termination Date, including shares tendered pursuant to notices of guaranteed delivery.  Because the number of shares tendered exceeded 50% of the Fund's outstanding Shares, the Fund will repurchase the maximum number of Shares covered by the Offer (9,288,045 Shares) using the pro-ration procedures described in the Offer to Repurchase included in the Fund's tender offer materials provided to stockholders.  The Fund will, accept all Shares tendered by any stockholder who owns an aggregate of not more than 99 Shares and tendered all such Shares before pro rating the Shares tendered by other stockholders.

The number of Shares tendered provided above is preliminary and is subject to adjustment as the Fund verifies that all requirements for participation have been met by each shareholder that tendered Shares.  The final number of shares validly tendered and accepted pursuant to the Offer will be announced at a later date.  Payment for Shares properly tendered and accepted by the Fund for repurchase in the Offer will be made as soon as practicable after the Termination Date. 

For further information regarding, please contact AST Fund Solutions, the Fund's information agent for this Tender Offer, at 800-591-8254 (toll free) or 212-400-2605 (collect call).  For additional information on the Fund, including information on the Fund's holdings, visit the Fund's website at or call 1-877-864-5056.

The Fund is a diversified closed-end investment company, which seeks long term capital appreciation primarily through investments in equity securities listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.  Shares of the Fund are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "TWN."

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful under the securities laws of any such state.

SOURCE The Taiwan Fund, Inc.