SOURCE: The New Ireland Fund, Inc.

The New Ireland Fund, Inc.

May 31, 2016 16:05 ET

The New Ireland Fund - Quarterly Portfolio Update as of April 29, 2016

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) -  Investment Objective: The New Ireland Fund, Inc., (NYSE: IRL) a closed-end diversified investment company, seeks long-term capital appreciation through investment of at least 80% of its assets in a portfolio of Irish equity and fixed income securities. The Fund is designed for U.S. and other investors who wish to participate in the Irish securities markets.

The New Ireland Fund, Inc.
Ticker Symbol: IRL (BYSE)
Total Return   3 months   Fiscal YTD   12 months   3 years*
Net Asset Value   4.36%   4.57%   14.01%   17.03%
  Market Price   5.82%   10.58%   16.99%   17.87%
Benchmarks ISEQ Index (US$)   3.70%   0.33%   6.42%   13.69%
  MSCI All Ireland Capped Index   5.12%   2.12%   5.64%   14.99%
*Periods over 1 year are annualized. Fund returns reflect the re-investment of dividends.
        Common Stock   98.66%
Total Net Assets   $80.8 Million   Ireland   95.80%
Net Asset Value Per Share:   $15.14   U.K.   2.86%
NYSE Closing Market Price:   $13.55        
Discount of Market Price to NAV:   (11.82)%        
Shares Outstanding:   5,337,618   Other   1.34%
        Total Net Assets   100.00%
Top 10 Industries and Issuers as of April 29, 2016
  Industry   % of Net Assets     Issue % of Net Assets
1 Construction Materials   20.45   1 CRH PLC 20.45%
2 Airlines   18.55 2 Ryanair Holdings PLC 18.55%
3 Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure   13.27 3 Paddy Power Betfair PLC 9.32%
4 Other Assets   12.92 4 Kingspan Group PLC 4.81%
5 Food Products   9.43 5 Smurfit Kappa Group PLC 4.63%
6 Internet & Catalog Retail   6.63 6 Kerry Group PLC, Series A 4.45%
7 Industrial Conglomerates   5.03 7 Bank of Ireland (The) 4.28%
8 Building Products   4.81 8 Dalata Hotel Group PLC 3.95%
9 Containers & Packaging   4.63 9 Irish Continental Group PLC - UTS 3.88%
10 Commercial Banks   4.28 10 Applegreen PLC 3.77%

Fund specific data and performance are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended for trading purposes. The performance shown represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance information shown. Fund returns are annualized for periods longer than one year. Fund returns do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares. Fund returns assume that dividends and capital gains distributions, if any, were reinvested.

  • Net asset value (NAV) is total assets less total liabilities divided by the number of shares outstanding.

  • Market Price is the price at which the Fund's shares are traded on an exchange. Because closed-end fund shares trade on an exchange based on investor demand, the Fund's shares may trade at a price higher or lower than the Fund's NAV. Consequently, a shareholder may be unable to realize the full NAV of the shareholder's shares when the shares are sold.

An investment in the Fund's shares represents an indirect investment in the securities owned by the Fund. The value of these securities, like other market investments, may move up or down, sometimes unpredictably. At any point in time, Fund shares may be worth less than a shareholder's original investment, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and/or distributions.

An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount invested in the Fund. The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and focuses its investments in a single country, thereby increasing its vulnerability to developments in that country. Investing in foreign securities presents certain risks not associated with domestic investments, such as currency fluctuation and political and economic changes and market risks. This may result in greater share volatility.

Fund shares are not FDIC-insured and are not deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, any bank.

The Fund is managed by Kleinwort Benson Investors International Ltd., a subsidiary of Kleinwort Benson Investors Dublin Ltd., and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol - IRL. For further information, please contact the Fund at (800) 468-6475 or


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