Aberdeen Latin America Equity Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

   Aberdeen Latin America Equity Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And                             Portfolio Composition  PR Newswire  PHILADELPHIA, July 2, 2014  PHILADELPHIA, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Aberdeen Latin America Equity Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE MKT: LAQ), a closed-end equity fund, announced today its performance data and portfolio composition as of May 31, 2014.  Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. At Aberdeen, asset management is our business. We only manage assets for clients, allowing us to focus solely on their needs and deliver independent, objective investment advice. We know global markets from the local level upwards, drawing on more than 1,900 staff, across 32 offices in 23 countries. Investment teams are based in the markets or regions where they invest, delivering local perspective in a global investment environment.  The Fund's total returns for various periods through May 31, 2014 are provided below. (All figures are based on distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price and are stated net-of-fees):              Cumulative as of        Annualized as of 05/31/14             05/31/14                                                               1 Month  3 Month  YTD   1 Year 3 Years 5      10      Since                                                    Years  Years   Inception NAV         0.2      12.6     1.8   -7.4   -2.8    10.3   18.5    11.6 Market      0.7      12.1     2.7   -7.3   -2.8    9.9    19.7    11.1 Price MSCI Emerging Markets     0.0      11.8     3.1   -4.5   -7.2    4.5    15.7    11.9 Latin America  On May 31, 2014, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$236.8 million and the Fund's NAV per share was $31.79.  As of May 31, 2014, the portfolio was invested as follows:  Portfolio Composition  Percent of                        Net Assets Financials             28.9 Consumer Staples       21.0 Energy                 14.4 Industrials            11.4 Materials              9.8 Consumer Discretionary 8.7 Information Technology 1.9 Health Care            1.5 Utilities              0.5 Cash                   1.9  The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of May 31, 2014, representing 52.8% of net assets, were:  Stock                     Percent of                           Net Assets Banco Bradesco            8.6 Vale                      7.9 Petrobras                 7.8 Itau Unibanco            5.5 Grupo Financiero Banorte  4.4 Lojas Renner              4.2 AMBEV                     3.8 FEMSA                     3.8 Multiplan Empreendimentos 3.6 Ultrapar Participacoes    3.2  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.  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 30, 1991.  If you wish to receive this information electronically, please contact: InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com  Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121106/NE07292LOGO  SOURCE Aberdeen Latin America Equity Fund, Inc.  Website: http://www.aberdeenlaq.com Contact: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., Investor Relations, 866-839-5205, InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com  
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