The Mexico Equity and Income Fund, Inc. Announces the Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Earnings fo
The Mexico Equity and Income Fund, Inc. Announces the Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Earnings for the Fiscal Year Ended July 31, 2012
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Mexico Equity and Income Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYS: MXE) (NYS: MXEPR) , announced that its Annual Meeting will be held on December 4, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. Central time at the offices of U.S. Bancorp, LLC, 777 East Wisconsin Avenue, 4th Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Common and Preferred Stockholders of record as of October 17, 2012 will be entitled to vote at the Meeting. The Meeting is being held for the following purposes:
1) To elect the Class II Directors to the Fund's Board of Directors.
2) To consider and vote upon such other matters as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.
The Fund today also announced financial results for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2012.
On July 31, 2012, total net assets of the Fund were $87,764,107 and the net asset value ("NAV") of the common and preferred stock was $13.78 per share, based on 6,309,922 and 57,639 shares outstanding, respectively. The Fund's common stock closed at $12.11 per share on the New York Stock Exchange on July 31, 2012. The Fund's preferred stock, which is thinly traded, did not trade on July 31, 2012 but the mean of the bid and ask price was $16.03.
For the fiscal year ended July 31, 2012, the Fund had an increase in net assets resulting from operations of $2,482,242. The increase was comprised of realized and unrealized gains of $2,823,352 and a net investment loss of $341,110.
On July 31, 2012, the Fund's investments in securities totaled $85,831,207, (or 97.80% of the Fund's net assets), while other cash and cash equivalents totaled $290,590 (or 0.33% of the Fund's net assets). Other assets in excess of other liabilities totaled $1,642,310 (or 1.87% of the Fund's net assets).
As of July 31, 2012, the Fund's 10 largest common stock investments represented 54.1% of the Fund's net assets and are listed below in descending order:
|1.||America Movil, S.A. de C.V. - Class L||15.7%|
|2.||Grupo Carso, S.A.B. de C.V.||6.8%|
|3.||Alpek, S.A. de C.V.||5.8%|
|4.||Qualitias Controladora, S.A.B. de C.V.||4.5%|
|5.||Grupo Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V. - Series B||4.3%|
|6.||Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. de C.V.||4.1%|
|7.||El Puerto de Liverpool, S.A.B. de C.V.||3.6%|
|8.||Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V. - Class A||3.2%|
|9.||Banregio Grupo Financiero, S.A. de C.V||3.1%|
|10.||Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A.B. de C.V. - Class L||3.0%|
The Fund is a closed-end management investment company that seeks high total return through capital appreciation and current income by investing primarily in equity and convertible debt securities issued by Mexican companies and debt securities of Mexican issuers. Pichardo Asset Management, S.A. de C.V. is the investment adviser to the Fund. The Fund's common and preferred stocks are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "MXE" and "MXEPR", respectively.
Periodically updated information on the Fund can be obtained by calling the Fund's dedicated telephone line or by visiting the Fund's website at www.mxefund.com. The Fund's toll free number is (877) 785-0376. Inquiries regarding change of address, transfer of shares, lost certificates, and non-receipt of dividend checks or reinvestment statements should be directed to U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC, 615 East Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202; (877) 785-0376.
U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC
John Buckel, 414-765-4368
KEYWORDS: United States North America New York Wisconsin
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