SOURCE: The Mexico Fund

The Mexico Fund

March 08, 2017 09:00 ET

The Mexico Fund, Inc. Declares Distribution

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Mar 8, 2017) -  The Mexico Fund, Inc. (NYSE: MXF) announced that the Board of Directors (Board) declared a distribution of $0.1300 per share to stockholders of record on April 20, 2017, which is payable in cash on April 28, 2017. This distribution is the first corresponding to the fiscal year 2017.

Under the Fund's Managed Distribution Plan (MDP), the Fund pays quarterly distributions of $0.1300 per share. The Board has ratified the continuation of the Fund's MDP during fiscal year 2017 at the quarterly amount of $0.1300 per share, equivalent to an annualized rate of 3.2% of the Fund's net asset value (NAV) per share recorded on December 31, 2016. The remaining distributions for fiscal year 2017 are expected to be made during July and October 2017 and January 2018. The Board may amend or terminate the MDP at any time without prior notice to stockholders. Since the implementation of the MDP in September 2008, the Fund has paid a total of $21.78 per share in cash distributions to stockholders.

The amount of distributable income for each fiscal period depends on the aggregate gains and losses realized by the Fund during the entire year. Distributions may consist of net investment income, capital gains and return of capital, but the character of these distributions cannot be determined until after the end of the Fund's fiscal year.

However, under the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Fund is required to indicate the source of each distribution to stockholders. The following table sets forth (A) an estimate of the source of the April 2017 distribution and (B) an estimate of the source of distributions for the current fiscal year:

         
Distribution Estimates   April 2017   Fiscal Year-to-date (YTD)1
Source   Per Share
Amount
  Percent of Current Distribution   Per Share
Amount
  Percent of Fiscal Year Distributions
Net Investment Income   -   -   -   -
Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains   -   -   -   -
Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains   -   -   -   -
Return of Capital   $0.1300   100.00%   $0.2715   100.00%
Total Distribution   $0.1300   100.00%   $0.2715   100.00%

Information regarding the Fund's performance and distribution rates is set forth below:

     
Average Annual Total Return for the 5-year period ended on February 28, 20172   0.48%
Current Annualized Distribution Rate (current fiscal year)3   2.58%
Current Fiscal Year Cumulative Total Return4   (9.31)%
Cumulative Distribution Rate (current fiscal year)5   0.85%
     

1 The Fund's current fiscal year began on November 1, 2016.

2 Average Annual Total Return represents the simple arithmetic average of the Annual NAV Total Returns of the Fund for the last five years. Annual NAV Total Return is the percentage change in the Fund's NAV over a year including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of those distributions.

3 The Current Annualized Distribution Rate is the Cumulative Distribution Rate as of February 28, 2017, annualized as a percentage of the Fund's NAV at the same date.

4 Current Fiscal Year Cumulative Total Return is the percentage change in the Fund's NAV from November 1, 2016, through February 28, 2017, including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of those distributions.

5 Cumulative Distribution Rate for the Fund's current fiscal period (November 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017) measured on the dollar value of distributions in the period as a percentage of the Fund's NAV as of February 28, 2017. 

You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund's investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the Fund's MDP.

The amounts and sources of distributions reported above are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for accounting and tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report the distribution for federal income tax purposes.

For further information, contact the Fund's Investor Relations office at +52-55-9138-3350, or by email at investor-relations@themexicofund.com

The Mexico Fund, Inc. is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company with the investment objective of long-term capital appreciation through investments in securities, primarily equity, listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange. The Fund provides a vehicle to investors who wish to invest in Mexican companies through a managed non-diversified portfolio as part of their overall investment program.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements regarding future circumstances. These forward-looking statements are based upon the Fund's current expectations and assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements including, in particular, the risks and uncertainties described in the Fund's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results, events, and performance may differ. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Fund undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. The inclusion of any statement in this release does not constitute an admission by The Mexico Fund or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statement are material.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Alberto Gomez Pimienta
    The Mexico Fund, Inc.
    +52-55-9138-3350

    Patricia Baronowski
    Pristine Advisers, LLC
    (631) 756-2486