Royce Focus Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq:FUND) Declares Second Quarter Common Stock Distribution of $0.09 Per

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Royce Focus Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq: FUND) Declares Second Quarter Common Stock Distribution of $0.09 Per Share

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Royce Focus Trust, Inc. (NAS: FUND) has declared a quarterly distribution of $0.09 per share on its Common Stock. The distribution, optionally payable in additional shares of Common Stock, or in cash by specific stockholder election, is to be paid on June 27, 2013 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 14, 2013 (ex-dividend on June 12, 2013). The price of shares issued for reinvestment will be determined on June 21, 2013.

The Fund currently has adopted a Distribution Policy of paying quarterly distributions on its Common Stock. Distributions are being made at the annual rate of 5% of the rolling average of the prior four calendar quarter-end net asset values (NAVs), with the fourth quarter distribution being the greater of 1.25% of the rolling average or the minimum distribution required by IRS regulations. The policy, including the annual rate, is subject to change at the discretion of the Fund's Board of Directors.


The Fund's estimated sources of the distribution to be paid on June 27, 2013 and for 2013 year-to-date are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of May 31, 2013

 

Fund

 

Distribution
Per Share

 

Net Investment
Income

 

Net Realized
Short-Term
Gains

 

Net Realized
Long-Term
Gains

 

Return of Capital

FUND $0.0900 $0.0124 (14%) $0.0031 (3%) $0.0745 (83%) $0.0000 (0%)
     

Estimated Allocations for 2013 through May 31, 2013

 

Fund

 

Distribution
Per Share

 

Net Investment
Income

 

Net Realized
Short-Term
Gains

 

Net Realized
Long-Term
Gains

 

Return of Capital

FUND $0.1900 $0.0261 (14%) $0.0065 (3%) $0.1574 (83%) $0.0000 (0%)
 

You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund's investment performance from the amount of the current distribution or from the terms of the Fund's Distribution Policy.The amounts and sources of distributions reported herein 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.

Fund Performance and Distribution Rate Information:

 

 

 


Fund

 

Average Annual Total
Return (in relation to
NAV for the 5-year
period ending on
05/31/2013)1

 

Annualized Current
Distribution Rate
(expressed as a
percentage of NAV as
of 05/31/2013)2

 

Cumulative total return
(in relation to NAV for
the fiscal year through
05/31/2013)3

 

Cumulative fiscal year
distributions (as a
percentage of NAV as
of 05/31/2013)4

FUND 1.10% 4.49% 6.19% 2.37%
    

1Average Annual Total Return in relation to NAV represents the compound average of the Annual NAV Total Returns of the Fund for the five year period ended May 31, 2013.Annual NAV Total Return is the percentage change in the Fund's NAV over a year, assuming reinvestment of distributions paid.

2The annualized Current Distribution Rate is the current fiscal period's distribution rate annualized as a percentage of the Fund's NAV as of May 31, 2013.

3Cumulative Total Return is the percentage change in the Fund's NAV from December 31, 2012 to May 31, 2013, assuming reinvestment of distributions paid.

4The Cumulative Fiscal Year Distribution Rate is the dollar value of distributions for the current fiscal period (January 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013), as a percentage of the Fund's NAV as of May 31, 2013.

About Royce Focus Trust, Inc.

Royce Focus Trust, Inc. is a closed-end diversified management investment company whose shares of Common Stock are listed and traded on the Nasdaq National Market. The Fund's investment goal is long-term capital growth, which it seeks by normally investing at least 65% of its assets in equity securities.

For further information on The Royce Fundssm, please visit our web site at: www.roycefunds.com.



Royce Focus Trust, Inc.
John D. Diederich, 800-348-1414

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