NEW YORK, July 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advent/Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund (NYSE:LCM) (the “Fund”), a closed-end fund, announced today that the Fund’s Board of Trustees has approved an in-kind tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) for up to 32.5% of the Fund’s outstanding common shares of beneficial interest (the “Shares”) at a price per Share equal to 98% of the Fund’s net asset value (“NAV”) per Share as of the business day immediately following the expiration date of the Tender Offer. The Fund will repurchase Shares tendered and accepted in the Tender Offer in exchange for a pro rata portion of the Fund’s portfolio securities, subject to certain adjustments.
The Tender Offer is subject to the Fund’s receipt of an exemptive order from the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to permit affiliated persons of the Fund to participate in the Tender Offer. There can be no assurance that the exemptive order will be received, or if received, will be received in a timely manner.
The commencement of the potential Tender Offer is pursuant to an Agreement between the Fund and Western Investment LLC and certain associated parties (“Western”), and a separate Standstill Agreement between Advent Capital Management, LLC, as investment manager of the Fund, and Bulldog Investors, LLC and certain associated parties (“Bulldog”). Pursuant to the Agreement between the Fund and Western, Western has agreed to tender all Shares of the Fund owned by it in the Tender Offer and to be bound by certain “standstill” covenants through July 22, 2021 with respect to the Fund and Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund (NYSE:AVK) and Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund II (NYSE:AGC) (the “Other Advent Closed-End Funds”). In addition, Western has agreed, among other things, to withdraw its shareholder proposal and trustee nominations for the 2016 annual meeting of shareholders of the Fund and the Other Advent Closed-End Funds. The Fund has been advised that Western will file a copy of the Standstill Agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an exhibit to its Schedule 13D. Pursuant to the Standstill Agreement between the Fund and Bulldog, Bulldog has agreed to tender all Shares of the Fund owned by it in the Tender Offer and to be bound by certain “standstill” covenants through July 22, 2021 with respect to the Fund and the Other Advent Closed-End Funds.
The above statements are not intended to constitute an offer to participate in the Tender Offer. Information about the Tender Offer, including its commencement, will be announced via future press releases. Shareholders will be notified in accordance with the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, either by publication or mailing or both. The Tender Offer will be made only by an Offer to Purchase, a related Letter of Transmittal and other documents, to be filed with the SEC. Shareholders of the Fund should read the Offer to Purchase and tender offer statement and related exhibits when those documents are filed and become available, as they will contain important information about the Tender Offer. These and other filed documents will be available to investors for free both at the website of the SEC and from the Fund.
About Advent Capital Management
Advent Capital Management, LLC (“Advent”) is a registered investment advisor dedicated to providing its clients with superior investment performance. Advent invests primarily in convertible, high yield and equity securities offered through long only, hedge-fund and NYSE-listed closed-end fund products. Advent’s investment team consists of seasoned professionals performing bottom-up fundamental research. Since inception in 1995, Advent has grown into an $8.6 billion diversified investment management firm (as of June 30, 2016) with the ability to capture opportunities globally. Advent’s growing client base includes some of the world’s largest public and corporate pension plans, foundations, endowments, insurance companies and high net worth individuals.
About Guggenheim Investments
Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with $202 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.
*Guggenheim Investments total asset figure is as of 6.30.2016. The assets include leverage of $11.4bn 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. 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 the Funds is subject to certain risks and other considerations. Such risks and considerations may include, but are not limited to: Investment and Market Risk; Convertible Securities Risk; Structured and Synthetic Convertible Securities Risk; Lower Grade Securities Risk; Equity Securities Risk; Preferred Securities Risk; Derivatives Risk; Interest Rate Risk; Leverage Risk; Anti-Takeover Provisions; Foreign Securities Risk; Foreign Currency Risk; Market Disruption Risk; Risk Associated with the Fund’s Covered Call Option Writing Strategy; Senior and Second Lien Secured Loan Risk and Illiquidity 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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