Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT) as of December 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 Business Wire NEW YORK -- January 17, 2013 Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT): Closing Prices – December 31, 2012 NAV $15.40 MKT $13.42 Total Return Performance Periods ended December 31, 2012 NAV MKT Month* 3.80 % 4.10 % Year to Date* 15.41 16.22 One-Year 15.41 16.22 Three-Year Average Annual 10.58 12.01 Five-Year Average Annual 1.23 -0.31 10-Year Average Annual 9.48 7.96 *Not Annualized Portfolio Diagnostics Wtd. Average Geometric Mkt. Cap: $1430 million Wtd. Average P/E Ratio: 15.2* Wtd. Average P/B Ratio: 1.6x Net Assets: $1081 million Net Leverage: 0% *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. HEICO Corp. 1.1% 2. Carter’s 1.1 3. Mohawk Industries 1.0 4. Coherent 1.0 5. Lincoln Electric Holdings 1.0 6. Advisory Board (The) 1.0 7. Nordson Corp. 1.0 8. Reliance Steel & Aluminum 0.9 9. PAREXEL International 0.9 10. E-L Financial 0.9 Top Five Sectors % of Net Assets 1. Industrials 29% 2. Information Technology 20 3. Financials 18 4. Consumer Discretionary 15 5. Materials 8 Recent Developments Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE - RVT) declared a distribution of $0.24 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 December 24, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 6, 2012 (ex-dividend on December 4, 2012). The price of shares issued for reinvestment on December 13, 2012 was $12.98. 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. Contact: Royce Value Trust, Inc. John D. Diederich, 212-355-7311
Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT) as of December 31, 2012
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