Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition PR Newswire PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8, 2013 PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund, Inc. (the "Fund")(NYSE MKT: IAF), a closed-end equity fund, announced today its performance data and portfolio composition as of December 31, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121106/NE07292LOGO ) The Fund's total returns for various periods through December 31, 2012 are provided below. (All figures are based on distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price and are stated net-of-fees): Period NAV Total Return % Market Price Total Return % Cumulative Annualized Cumulative Annualized Since inception 817.8 8.6 846.8 8.7 (December 1985) 10-years 297.2 14.8 369.3 16.7 5-years 4.8 1.0 2.3 0.5 3-years 16.9 5.3 15.3 4.9 1-year 21.4 27.3 The Fund's returns, which are denominated in U.S. dollars, are affected by the performance of the U.S. dollar against the Australian dollar. On December 31, 2012, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$228.5 million and the Fund's NAV per share was $10.12. As of December 31, 2012, the portfolio was invested as follows: Portfolio Composition Percent of Net Assets Financials 36.8 Materials 25.2 Consumer Staples 9.5 Utilities 8.4 Health Care 5.3 Consumer Discretionary 3.5 Energy 3.5 Telecommunications 3.5 Information Technology 3.3 Other Assets in Excess of Liabilities 1.0 The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of December 31, 2012, representing 60.7% of total assets, were: Percent of Stock Total Assets BHP Billiton PLC 10.6 Rio Tinto PLC 7.8 Commonwealth Bank of Australia 6.9 Woolworths Ltd. 6.9 Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. 6.1 QBE Insurance Group Ltd. 5.4 Westfield Group 4.5 AMP Ltd. 4.3 AGL Energy Ltd. 4.1 SP Ausnet 4.1 Important Information Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., the Fund's Administrator, has prepared this report based on information sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, the figures are unaudited and neither the Fund, the Administrator, Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited (the Investment Manager), Aberdeen Asset Management Limited (the Investment Adviser), nor any other person guarantees their accuracy. Investors should seek their own professional advice and should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before acting on this information. Aberdeen is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. Closed-end funds are traded on the secondary market through one of the stock exchanges. The Fund's investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares may be worth more or less than the original cost. Shares of closed-end funds may trade above (a premium) or below (a discount) the net asset value (NAV) of the fund's portfolio. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Total return figures with distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price are stated net-of-fees and represents past performance. Past performance is not indicative of future results, current performance may be higher or lower. Holdings are subject to change and are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities shown. Inception date December 12, 1985. If you wish to receive this information electronically, please contact: InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com SOURCE Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund, Inc. Website: http://www.aberdeeniaf.com Contact: Investor Relations, Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., +1-866-839-5205, InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com
Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition
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