Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition PR Newswire PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8, 2013 PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE MKT: ISL), 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 280.8 6.9 217.2 5.9 (October 1992) 10-years 205.9 11.8 227.4 12.6 5-years 5.9 1.2 -20.5 -4.5 3-years 6.6 2.2 -2.1 -0.7 1-year 9.3 5.8 On December 31, 2012, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$66.1 million and the Fund's NAV per share was $15.49. As of December 31, 2012, the portfolio was invested as follows: Portfolio Composition Percent of Net Assets Financials 25.2 Information Technology 19.1 Materials 17.0 Health Care 16.9 Consumer Staples 11.2 Telecommunications 3.5 Industrials 2.5 Consumer Discretionary 2.0 Cash 2.7 The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of December 31, 2012, representing 65.4% of net assets, were: Percent of Stock Net Assets Check Point Software Technologies 10.0 Israel Chemicals 9.3 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries 8.8 Perrigo Company 8.0 United Mizrahi Bank 7.1 OSEM Investment 5.3 Frutarom Industries 5.1 Azrieli Group 4.1 Bank Leumi Le-Israel 4.0 Bank Hapoalim 3.7 Important Information Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. has prepared this report based on information sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, the figures are unaudited and neither the Fund, Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited (effective March 1, 2012, 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 October 29, 1992. If you wish to receive this information electronically, please contact: InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com SOURCE Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc. Website: http://www.aberdeenisl.com Contact: Investor Relations, Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., +1-866-839-5205, InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com
Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition
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