Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE American: AEF)


Aims to provide both current income and long-term appreciation.

Key Facts

Ticker symbol AEF (NYSE American)

Fiscal year endedDecember 31

Expense Ratio* 1.46%


*as of 12/31/2018
** as of 01/31/2019
*** as of 03/11/2019

Gross assets** $516.9 Million

Net assets** $480.4 Million

Shares outstanding** 59,710,474

Market Distribution Rate*** 2.10%

NAV Distribution Rate*** 1.91%

If a Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and capital gains in the current fiscal year, a portion of its distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of a shareholder’s investment is paid back to the shareholder. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect a Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income’. Although the character of income will not be determined until the end of the Fund’s fiscal year, please refer to the Announcements section of the Closed End Fund website for Section 19 notices that provide estimated amounts and sources of the Fund’s distributions, which should not be relied upon for tax reporting purposes. A Form 1099-div for the calendar year will be sent to shareholders to illustrate how the Fund’s distributions should be reported for federal income tax purposes. Distribution rates are not guaranteed and will fluctuate with market conditions. Distribution Rates represent the latest declared regular distribution, annualized, relative to the market price and NAV as of ex-dividend date. Special distributions, including special capital gains distributions, are not included in the calculation.

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Risk Considerations

Foreign securities are more volatile, harder to price and less liquid than U.S. securities. They are subject to different accounting and regulatory standards, and political and economic risks. These risks are enhanced in emerging markets countries. Equity stocks of small and mid-cap companies carry greater risk, and more volatility than equity stocks of larger, more established companies. Dividends are not guaranteed and a company’s future ability to pay dividends may be limited.