NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Investments today announced that certain closed-end funds have declared their distributions. The table below summarizes the distribution schedule for each closed-end fund (collectively, the "Funds" and each, a "Fund").
The following dates apply to the distributions:
|Record Date||October 15, 2013|
|Ex-Dividend Date||October 11, 2013|
|Payable Date||October 31, 2013|
|NYSE Ticker||Closed-End Fund Name|| Distribution |
| Change from |
|AGC||Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund II||$0.04700||Monthly|
|AVK||Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund||$0.09390||Monthly|
|GBAB||Guggenheim Build America Bonds Managed Duration Trust||$0.13817||Monthly|
|GEQ||Guggenheim Equal Weight Enhanced Equity Income Fund||$0.43750||Quarterly|
|GGM||Guggenheim Credit Allocation Fund||$0.16146||Monthly|
|GOF||Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund||$0.18210||Monthly|
|MZF||Managed Duration Investment Grade Municipal Fund||$0.07350||Monthly|
|WIA||Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Securities & Income Fund||$0.03200||Monthly|
|WIW||Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund||$0.03350||Monthly|
Past performance is not indicative of future performance. As of this announcement, the sources of each fund distribution are estimates. Distributions may be paid from sources of income other than ordinary income, such as short term capital gains, long term capital gains or return of capital. If a distribution consists of something other than ordinary income, Shareholders of record, as of the applicable record date, will be sent a Section 19(a) notice with the anticipated source(s) of the distribution. Section 19(a) notices are provided for informational purposes only and not for tax reporting purposes. The final determination of the source and tax characteristics of all distributions in 2013 will be made after the end of the year. This information is not legal or tax advice. Consult a professional regarding your specific legal or tax matters.
About Guggenheim Investments
Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management division of Guggenheim Partners, LLC ("Guggenheim"), which consists of investment managers with approximately $151 billion in combined total assets*. Collectively, Guggenheim Investments has a long, distinguished history of serving institutional investors, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, family offices and financial intermediaries. Guggenheim Investments offers clients a wide range of differentiated capabilities built on a proven commitment to investment excellence. Guggenheim Investments has offices in Chicago, New York City and Santa Monica, along with a global network of offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Guggenheim Investments is comprised of several investment management entities within Guggenheim, which includes Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC and Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC (together, "Guggenheim Funds"). Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC serves as Investment Adviser for AGC, GBAB, GEQ, GGM, GOF and WIW. Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC serves as Servicing Agent for AVK, MZF and WIA. The Investment Advisers for AVK, MZF and WIA are Advent Capital Management, LLC, Cutwater Investor Services Corporation and Western Asset Management Company, respectively.
*The total asset figure is as of 6.30.2013 and includes $11.720B of leverage and $0.331B of leverage for Serviced Assets. AUM includes assets from Security Investors, Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors and its affiliated entities, and some business units including Guggenheim Real Estate, Guggenheim Aviation, GS GAMMA Advisors, Guggenheim Partners Europe, Transparent Value Advisors, and Guggenheim Partners India Management. Values from some funds are based upon prior periods.
This information does not represent an offer to sell securities of the Funds and it is not soliciting an offer to buy securities of the Funds. There can be no assurance that the Funds will achieve their investment objectives. Investments in the Funds involve operating expenses and fees. The net asset value of the Funds will fluctuate with the value of the underlying securities. It is important to note that closed-end funds trade on their market value, not net asset value, and closed-end funds often trade at a discount to their net asset value. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. An investment in closed-end funds is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire amount that you invest. Some general risks and considerations associated with investing in a closed-end fund include: Investment and Market Risk; Lower Grade Securities Risk; Equity Securities Risk; Foreign Securities Risk; Interest Rate Risk; Illiquidity Risk; Derivative Risk; Management Risk; Anti-Takeover Provisions; Market Disruption Risk and Leverage Risk. In addition, MZF is subject to AMPS Risk. See www.guggenheiminvestments.com/cef for a detailed discussion of fund-specific risks.
Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of any investment before they invest. For this and more information visit www.guggenheiminvestments.com or contact a securities representative or Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC 2455 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, IL 60532, 800-345-7999.
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