Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

     Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio
                                 Composition

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21, 2017 /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 July 31, 2017.

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. (PRNewsFoto/Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.)

The Fund's total returns for various periods through July 31, 2017 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 07/31/17
           07/31/17
           1 Month  3 Month  YTD   1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10      Since
                                                          Years   Inception
NAV        -1.4     4.6      13.9  14.8   5.3     12.4    6.4     7.5
Market     2.7      7.8      23.6  24.5   6.1     13.5    4.7     7.0
Price
TA-125     -1.4     4.2      9.3   9.1    0.1     7.8     3.6     n/a¹

On July 31, 2017, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$86.0 million and the
Fund's NAV per share was US$21.81.

As of July 31, 2017, the portfolio was invested as follows:

Portfolio Composition  Percent of
                       Net Assets
Information Technology 32.0
Financials             15.9
Health Care            13.6
Materials              11.6
Consumer Staples       8.0
Real Estate            4.8
Industrials            4.7
Telecommunications     4.6
Consumer Discretionary 2.9
Cash                   1.9

The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of July 31, 2017, representing 66.7%
of net assets, were:

                                  Percent of
Stock
                                  Net Assets
Check Point Software Technologies 11.9
Frutarom Industries               9.1
Ituran Location and Control       7.5
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries    6.6
Perrigo                           6.5
Nice Systems Ltd.                 5.8
Bank Hapoalim                     4.9
Mizrahi Tefahot Bank              4.9
Elbit Systems Ltd.                4.8
Amdocs Ltd.                       4.8

Important Information
Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. (the "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 Managers 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.

The Investment Adviser and the Administrator are each a subsidiary of Aberdeen
Asset Management PLC ("Aberdeen PLC").  The merger of Standard Life plc and
Aberdeen PLC, announced on March 6, 2017 ("Merger"), closed on August 14,
2017.  Aberdeen PLC became a direct subsidiary of Standard Life plc as a
result of the Merger and the combined company changed its name to Standard
Life Aberdeen plc. Shareholders of the Fund are not required to take any
action as a result of the Merger. Following the Merger, the Fund's Investment
Adviser and Administrator are each an indirect subsidiary of Standard Life
Aberdeen plc, but otherwise did not change. The investment advisory and
administration agreements for the Fund, the services provided under the
agreements, and the fees charged for services did not change as a result of
the Merger. The portfolio management team for the Fund did not change as a
result of the Merger. 

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 29, 1992.

If you wish to receive this information electronically, please contact:
InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com

^1 There is no since inception figure for the TA-125 Index because the
inception date of the index is January 1, 1999.

 

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SOURCE Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc.

Contact: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., Investor Relations, 800-522-5465,
InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com
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