Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT) as ofAugust 31, 2012
Oldest and largest small-cap closed-end fund
Average weekly trading volume of approximately 341,000 shares
Fund's adviser has more than 35 years of small- and micro-cap investment experience
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT)
Closing Prices - August 31, 2012
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Periods ended August 31, 2012
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*The Fund's P/E ratio calculation excludes companies with zero or negative earnings.
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Top 10 Positions
% of Net Assets
2. Mohawk Industries
3. Advisory Board (The)
5. Nordson Corp.
6. HEICO Corp.
7. Lazard Cl. A
8. Cognex Corp.
9. PAREXEL International
10. E-L Financial
Top Five Sectors
% of Net Assets
2. Information Technology
4. Consumer Discretionary
Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE - RVT) has paid a quarterly distribution of $0.18 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 on September 13, 2012 was $13.18.
Royce Value Trust, Inc. has paid a cash dividend of $0.36875 per share on its Cumulative Preferred Stock, based on an annual rate of 5.90% 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 on September 4, 2012).
The Board of Directors of Royce Value Trust, Inc. has approved, subject to stockholder and other regulatory approvals, the contribution of approximately $100 million of RVT's assets to a newly formed non-diversified, closed-end investment company, Royce Global Value Trust, Inc. ("RGT"). All of RGT's common stock would then be distributed to the common stockholders of RVT. There is no assurance that necessary stockholder and regulatory approvals will be obtained.
Royce Value Trust is a closed-end diversified management investment company whose shares of Common (RVT) and 5.90% Cumulative Preferred Stock (RVTprb) are listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Its primary investment goal is long-term capital growth, which it seeks by investing at least 65% of its assets in equity securities primarily of small- and micro-cap companies. Daily net asset values (NAVs) for Royce Value Trust are now available on our website and online through most ticker symbol lookup services and on broker terminals under the symbol XRVTX. For more information, please call The Royce Funds at (800) 221-4268 or visit our website at www.roycefunds.com.
Royce Value Trust, Inc.
John D. Diederich, 212-355-7311
KEYWORDS: United States North America New York
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