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Guggenheim Equal Weight Enhanced Equity Income Fund Announces January 2016 Distribution

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Equal Weight Enhanced Equity Income Fund (“GEQ” or the “Fund”) today announced its January 2016 distribution.

The following dates apply to the distributions:

Record Date December 31, 2015

Ex-Dividend Date December 29, 2015

Payable Date January 29, 2016

The aforementioned dates supersede the normal January 2016 closed-end fund distribution schedule for the Fund.

Distribution Schedule
NYSE
Ticker
Closed-End Fund NameDistribution
Per Share
Change from Previous
Distribution
Frequency
GEQ1Guggenheim Equal Weight
Enhanced Equity Income Fund
$0.4375 Quarterly

Past performance is not indicative of future performance. As of this announcement, the sources of the 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, a Section 19(a) notice detailing the anticipated source(s) of the distribution will be made available. The Section 19(a) notice will be posted to a Fund’s website and to the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation so that brokers can distribute such notices to Shareholders of the Fund. 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 2015 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.

1Guggenheim Equal Weight Enhanced Equity Income Fund (“GEQ”) adopted a managed distribution policy (the “Distribution Policy”) effective with the January 31, 2014 distribution. Under the terms of the Distribution Policy, GEQ will pay a quarterly distribution in a fixed amount until such amount is modified by the Board of Trustees. If sufficient net investment income is not available, the distribution will be supplemented by capital gains and, to the extent necessary, return of capital.

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of GEQ’s current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income; net realized short term capital gains; net realized long term capital gains and return of capital. All amounts are expressed per common share.

Estimated
Amounts of the
Current Quarterly
Distribution ($)


Estimated
% Breakdown of
the Current
Quarterly Distribution
Estimated
Amounts of the
Total Cumulative
Distributions for
the Fiscal Year to
Date ($)
Estimated
% Breakdown of
the Total
Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year to Date
Net Investment
Income
- - $0.2406 11.00%
Net Realized Short
Term Capital Gains
- - $0.1904 8.70%
Net Realized Long
Term Capital Gains
$0.4375 100.00%$1.7565 80.30%
Return of Capital - - - -
Total Distribution$0.4375 100.00%$2.1875 100.00%

If the Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in the Fund is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with “yield” or “income”.

The amounts and sources of distributions reported are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

The following table provides GEQ’s total return performance based on net asset value (NAV) over various time periods compared to GEQ’s annualized and cumulative distribution rates.

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the period since inception (October 27, 2011) to November 30, 2015 8.63%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of November 30, 2015 9.25%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through November 30, 2015 -0.95%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of November 30, 2015 (reflects 5 distributions made during 2015) 11.57%

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be lower or higher than the figures shown. Total returns in relation to NAV reflect the Fund's total annual expenses.

You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the Fund’s Distribution Policy.

About Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with $199 billion* in total assets across fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Our 275+ investment professionals perform rigorous research to understand market trends and identify undervalued opportunities in areas that are often complex and underfollowed. This approach to investment management has enabled us to deliver innovative strategies providing diversification opportunities and attractive long-term results.

Diversification neither assures a profit nor eliminates the risk of experiencing investment losses.

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 GEQ.

*Guggenheim Investments total asset figure is as of 9.30.2015. The assets include leverage of $11.8bn for assets under management and $0.5bn for assets for which we provide administrative services. Guggenheim Investments represents the following affiliated investment management businesses: Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, Guggenheim Real Estate, LLC, Transparent Value Advisors, LLC, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited and Guggenheim Partners India Management.

This information does not represent an offer to sell securities of the Fund and it is not soliciting an offer to buy securities of the Fund. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives. Investment in the Fund involves operating expenses and fees. The net asset value of the Fund 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. 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 227 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606, 800-345-7999.

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Source: Guggenheim Investments