Royce Focus Trust (Nasdaq: FUND) as of August 31, 2012
Invests in a limited number of companies using a value approach
Average weekly trading volume of approximately 194,000 shares
Fund's adviser has more than 35 years of investment experience
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Royce Focus Trust (Nasdaq: FUND) :
Closing Prices - August 31, 2012
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Periods ended August 31, 2012
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*The Funds' P/E ratio calculations exclude companies with zero or negative earnings.
Net leverage is the percentage, in excess of 100%, of the total value of equity type investments, divided by net assets, applicable to common stock.
Top 10 Positions
% of Net Assets
1. Microsoft Corp.
2. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl. B
3. Western Digital
4. Buckle (The)
5. Analog Devices
6. Mosaic Company (The)
7. Allied Nevada Gold
8. Exxon Mobil
9. Franklin Resources
10. Apple Inc.
Top Five Sectors
% of Net Assets
2. Information Technology
5. Consumer Discretionary
Royce Focus Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq - FUND) has paid 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, was paid on September 24, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 6, 2012 (ex-dividend on September 4, 2012). The price of shares issued for reinvestment determined on September 13, 2012 was $6.31.
Royce Focus Trust, Inc. has paid a cash dividend of $0.375 per share on its Cumulative Preferred Stock, based on an annual rate of 6.00% of the initial liquidation preference of $25.00 per share. The dividend was paid on September 24, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 6, 2012 (ex-dividend September 4, 2012).
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 (Nasdaq - FUND) and whose shares of 6.00% Cumulative Preferred Stock are listed and traded on the NYSE (RFO.pra). 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.
Daily net asset values (NAVs) for Royce Focus Trust are now available on our website and online through most ticker symbol lookup services and on broker terminals under the symbol XFUNX. For more information, please call The Royce Funds at (800) 221-4268 or visit our website at www.roycefunds.com.
Royce Focus Trust, Inc.
John D. Diederich, 212-355-7311
KEYWORDS: United States North America New York
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