The Mexico Fund, Inc. Declares Distribution

Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES

COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Mexico Fund, Inc. (NYSE: MXF) announced that the Board of Directors (Board) declared a distribution of $0.25 per share to stockholders of record on January 23, 2019, which is payable in cash on January 31, 2019.

Under the Fund’s Managed Distribution Plan (MDP), the Fund pays quarterly distributions of $0.25 per share. The Board has ratified the continuation of the Fund’s MDP during 2019. 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 $22.85 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 January 2019 distribution and (B) an estimate of the source of distributions for the current fiscal year:

Distribution EstimatesJanuary 2019Fiscal Year-to-date (YTD)1
SourcePer Share
Percent of
Per Share
Percent of Fiscal
Year Distributions
 Net Investment Income$0.036414.56%$0.036414.56%
 Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains$0.01034.12%$0.01034.12%
 Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains$0.043717.48%$0.043717.48%
 Return of Capital$0.159663.84%$0.159663.84%
 Total Distribution$0.2500100.00%$0.2500100.00%

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

 Average Annual Total Return for the 5-year period ended on November 30, 20182(5.98)%
 Current Annualized Distribution Rate (current fiscal year)3- 
 Current Fiscal Year Cumulative Total Return4(5.02)%
 Cumulative Distribution Rate (current fiscal year)5- 

1 The Fund’s current fiscal year began on November 1, 2018.

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 November 30, 2018, annualized as a percentage of the Fund’s NAV at the same date. As of the date of this press release, this rate is zero because the $0.2500 distribution has not been paid yet.

4 Current Fiscal Year Cumulative Total Return is the percentage change in the Fund’s NAV from November 1, 2018, through November 30, 2018, including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of those distributions.

5 Cumulative Distribution Rate for the Fund’s current fiscal period (November 1, 2018, through November 30, 2018) measured on the dollar value of distributions in the period as a percentage of the Fund’s NAV as of November 30, 2018. As of the date of this press release, this rate is zero because the $0.2500 distribution has not been paid yet.
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 

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.

For:                     The Mexico Fund, Inc.

Contact:              Alberto Gómez Pimienta
                            The Mexico Fund, Inc.                   +52-55-9138-3350

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