Guggenheim Investments Announces Shareholder Approval of the Mergers of Certain Equity Closed-End Funds

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Investments announced today that shareholders of several equity closed-end funds approved the mergers outlined below.

Acquired Funds Ticker Acquiring Fund Ticker
Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Strategy FundGGE Guggenheim Enhanced Equity
Income Fund
Guggenheim Equal Weight Enhanced Equity Income Fund GEQ

Shareholders of GPM also approved a redomestication of GPM from a Massachusetts business trust to a Delaware statutory trust.

Subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions, the mergers are expected to be effective with the open of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20, 2017. The mergers, if completed, would occur based on the relative net asset values of GGE, GEQ and GPM.

As previously announced, the mergers are intended to provide potential benefits to common shareholders, including lower operating expenses and greater secondary market liquidity, among other things.

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Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with $209 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 12.31.2016. The assets include leverage of $12.3bn for assets under management and $0.4bn 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, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited, and Guggenheim Partners India Management.

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.

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 or contact a securities representative or Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC 227 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606, 800-345-7999.

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