Royce Focus Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq-FUND) Declares Third Quarter Common Stock Distribution of $0.10 Per Share

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Royce Focus Trust, Inc. (FUND) has declared a quarterly distribution of $0.10 per share on its Common Stock. The distribution, optionally payable in additional shares of Common Stock, or in cash by specific stockholder election, is to be paid on September 27, 2013 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 16, 2013 (ex-dividend on September 12, 2013). The price of shares issued for reinvestment will be determined on September 23, 2013.

The Fund currently has adopted a Distribution Policy of paying quarterly distributions on its Common Stock. Distributions are being made at the annual rate of 5% of the rolling average of the prior four calendar quarter-end net asset values (NAVs), with the fourth quarter distribution being the greater of 1.25% of the rolling average or the minimum distribution required by IRS regulations. The policy, including the annual rate, is subject to change at the discretion of the Fund’s Board of Directors.

The Fund’s estimated sources of the distribution to be paid on September 27, 2013 and for 2013 year-to-date are as follows:

Estimated Allocations as of August 31, 2013

 

Fund

 

Distribution

Per Share

 

Net Investment Income

  Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

  Net Realized

Long-Term

Gains

 

Return of Capital

FUND   $0.1000   $0.0112 (11%)   $0.0120 (12%)   $0.0768 (77%)   $0.0000 (0%)

Estimated Allocations for 2013 through August 31, 2013

 

Fund

 

Distribution

Per Share

 

Net Investment Income

  Net Realized

Short-Term

Gains

  Net Realized

Long-Term

Gains

 

Return of Capital

FUND   $0.2900   $0.0326 (11%)   $0.0347 (12%)   $0.2227 (77%)   $0.0000 (0%)

You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of the current distribution or from the terms of the Fund’s Distribution Policy. The amounts and sources of distributions reported herein are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for 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 these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

Fund Performance and Distribution Rate Information:

Fund

  Average Annual Total Return (in relation to NAV for the 5-year period ending on 08/31/2013)1   Annualized Current Distribution Rate (expressed as a percentage of NAV as of 08/31/2013)2  

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV for the fiscal year through 08/31/2013)3

 

Cumulative fiscal year distributions (as a percentage of NAV as of 08/31/2013)4

FUND   3.42%   4.95%   8.37%   3.59%

1Average Annual Total Return in relation to NAV represents the compound average of the Annual NAV Total Returns of the Fund for the five year period ended August 31, 2013. Annual NAV Total Return is the percentage change in the Fund’s NAV over a year, assuming reinvestment of distributions paid.

2The annualized Current Distribution Rate is the current fiscal period’s distribution rate annualized as a percentage of the Fund’s NAV as of August 31, 2013.

3Cumulative Total Return is the percentage change in the Fund’s NAV from December 31, 2012 to August 31, 2013, assuming reinvestment of distributions paid.

4The Cumulative Fiscal Year Distribution Rate is the dollar value of distributions for the current fiscal year period (January 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013), as a percentage of the Fund’s NAV as of August 31, 2013.

About Royce Focus Trust, Inc.

Royce Focus Trust, Inc. is a closed-end diversified management investment company whose shares of Common Stock are listed and traded on the Nasdaq National Market. The Fund's investment goal is long-term capital growth, which it seeks by normally investing at least 65% of its assets in equity securities.

For further information on The Royce Fundssm, please visit our web site at: www.roycefunds.com.

Contact:
Royce Focus Trust, Inc.
John D. Diederich, 800-348-1414
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