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Guggenheim Investments Announces April 2016 Closed-End Fund Distributions

NEW YORK, April 01, 2016 (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 April 15, 2016

Ex-Dividend Date April 13, 2016

Payable Date April 29, 2016

Distribution Schedule
NYSE
Ticker
Closed-End Fund NameDistribution
Per Share
Change from Previous
Distribution
Frequency
AGCAdvent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund II$0.047 Monthly
AVKAdvent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund$0.0939 Monthly
GBABGuggenheim Build America
Bonds Managed Duration Trust
$0.13817 Monthly
GEQ1Guggenheim Equal Weight Enhanced Equity Income Fund$0.4375 Quarterly
GGMGuggenheim Credit
Allocation Fund
$0.1813 Monthly
GOFGuggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund$0.1821 Monthly
MZFManaged Duration Investment Grade Municipal Fund$0.0616 Monthly
WIAWestern Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Securities & Income Fund$0.032 Monthly
WIWWestern Asset/Claymore
Inflation-Linked Opportunities
& Income Fund
$0.0335 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, 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 2016 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$0.2208 50.47%$0.2208 50.47%
Net Realized Short Term Capital Gains - - - -
Net Realized Long Term Capital Gains$0.2167 49.53%$0.2167 49.53%
Return of Capital - - - -
Total Distribution$0.4375 100.00%$0.4375 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 March 31, 2016 7.47%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of March 31, 2016 9.67%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through March 31, 2016 0.61%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of March 31, 2016 2.42%

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 $198 billion2 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 highnet-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 AGC, GBAB, GGM, GOF, GEQ 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.

2Guggenheim Investments total asset figure is as of 12.31.2015. The assets include leverage of $12.0bn 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 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 227 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606, 800-345-7999.

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