Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT) as of April 30, 2013

Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT) as ofApril 30, 2013

  • 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 (NYS: RVT) :

Closing Prices - April 30, 2013

NAV

$

16.65

MKT

$

14.82

Total Return Performance

Periods ended April 30, 2013

NAV

MKT

Month*

-0

.95%

-1

.59%

Year to Date*

9

.50

11

.85

One-Year

12

.34

14

.54

Three-Year Average Annual

9

.14

10

.45

Five-Year Average Annual

4

.75

3

.44

10-Year Average Annual

10

.22

8

.71

*Not Annualized

Portfolio Diagnostics

Wtd. Average Geometric Mkt. Cap:

$1568 million

Wtd. Average P/E Ratio:

16.7*

Wtd. Average P/B Ratio:

1.8x

Net Assets:

$1176 million

Net Leverage:

5%


*The Fund's P/E ratio calculation excludes 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.

Portfolio Composition

Top 10 Positions

% of Net Assets

1.

Carter's

1.1

%

2.

Coherent

1.0

3.

HEICO Corp.

1.0

4.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum

1.0

5.

PAREXEL International

0.9

6.

Lincoln Electric Holdings

0.9

7.

Ethan Allen Interiors

0.9

8.

Tejon Ranch Co.

0.9

9.

Wabtec Corp.

0.8

10.

Ash Grove Cement

0.8

Top Five Sectors

% of Net Assets

1.

Industrials

29

%

2.

Information Technology

22

3.

Financials

18

4.

Consumer Discretionary

13

5.

Materials

7

Recent Developments

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 Stock (RVT) 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
John D. Diederich, 212-355-7311

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