NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2014) - Korea Equity Fund, Inc. (NYSE: KEF) (the "Fund") announced that it would make a long term capital gains distribution of $0.0889 per share to shareholders of record on December 22, 2014. The ex-dividend date is December 18, 2014.

The distribution is payable on December 29, 2014.

The Fund invests primarily in the securities of companies domiciled in Korea and is designed for investors seeking long-term capital appreciation. The Manager of the Fund is Nomura Asset Management U.S.A. Inc., which is based in New York. Nomura Asset Management U.S.A. Inc. is a subsidiary of Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., which is one of the largest investment advisory companies in Japan in terms of assets under management and which serves as the Investment Adviser to the Fund.

Contact Information:

Contact:
Neil A. Daniele
Nomura Asset Management U.S.A. Inc.
Worldwide Plaza
309 West 49
thStreet
New York, NY 10019-7316
(212) 667-1873