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AllianzGI Closed-End Funds : Announce Fund Name Changes

01/22/2021 | 06:10pm EST

AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund (NYSE: AIO), AllianzGI Convertible & Income 2024 Target Term Fund (NYSE: CBH), AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund (NYSE: NCV), AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II (NYSE: NCZ), AllianzGI Diversified Income & Convertible Fund (NYSE: ACV), AllianzGI Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund (NYSE: NFJ) and AllianzGI Equity & Convertible Income Fund (NYSE: NIE) (each a “Fund” and, together, the “Funds”) announced today name changes effective on February 1, 2021.

These changes are in relation to the previously announced strategic partnership between AllianzGI U.S. and Virtus Investment Partners, Inc., that will focus on enhancing both firms’ growth opportunities with Virtus representing AllianzGI’s compelling investment strategies in the U.S. retail market to existing and potentially new clients. Pursuant to the partnership, Virtus is expected to become the investment adviser and administrator of each Fund other than AIO, while AllianzGI U.S. will continue to manage the Funds in a subadvisory capacity, effective on February 1, 2021. A similar transition is expected to occur with respect to AIO, with Virtus becoming administrator to the Fund effective on February 1, 2021, and the new advisory arrangements to become effective following (and subject to) shareholder approval of the arrangements.

Current Fund Name

Ticker

New Fund Name

AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund

AIO

Virtus AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund

AllianzGI Convertible & Income 2024 Target Term Fund

CBH

Virtus AllianzGI Convertible & Income 2024 Target Term Fund

AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund

NCV

Virtus AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund

AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II

NCZ

Virtus AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II

AllianzGI Diversified Income & Convertible Fund

ACV

Virtus AllianzGI Diversified Income & Convertible Fund

AllianzGI Equity & Convertible Income Fund

NIE

Virtus AllianzGI Equity & Convertible Income Fund

AllianzGI Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund

NFJ

Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund

There are no changes to the Funds’ investment objectives, investment strategies or New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) ticker symbols associated with the name changes.

In connection with the transition to Virtus as investment adviser and administrator to the Funds, the Funds will operate pursuant to the valuation policies and procedures used by other Virtus-sponsored registered funds, which differ in certain respects from the Funds’ current policies and procedures. The transition is expected to result in a one-time adjustment to the reported net asset values of the Funds.

Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of PFP Holdings, Inc., serves as the Funds’ investment manager and is a member of Munich-based Allianz Group.

The Funds’ daily New York Stock Exchange closing market prices and net asset values per share, as well as other information, including updated portfolio statistics and performance, are available at us.allianzgi.com/closedendfunds or by calling the Funds’ shareholder servicing agent at (800)-254-5197.

About Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with 754 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing USD 641 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, and in adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest for the long term, employing our innovative investment expertise and global resources. Our goal is to ensure a superior experience for our clients, wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.

Active is: Allianz Global Investors

Data as of September 30, 2020

Disclaimer

This material may include statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" under the U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, among other things, projections, estimates and information about possible or future results related to the Funds, market or regulatory developments. The views expressed herein are for informational purposes only and are not guarantees of future performance or economic results and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the views expressed herein. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the adverse effect from a decline in the securities markets or a decline in the Funds’ performance, a general downturn in the economy, competition from other companies, changes in government policy or regulation, inability to attract or retain key employees, inability to implement its operating strategy and/or acquisition strategy, and unforeseen costs and other effects related to legal proceedings or investigations of governmental and self-regulatory organizations. The views expressed herein are subject to change at any time based upon economic, market, or other conditions and the Funds undertake no obligation to update the views expressed herein. While we have gathered this information from sources believed to be reliable, the Funds cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. The views expressed herein do not constitute recommendations to buy, sell or hold any security. The views expressed herein (including any forward-looking statement) may not be relied upon as investment advice or as an indication of the Funds’ trading intent. Information included herein is not an indication of the Funds’ future portfolio composition or the extent to which the Funds may utilize leverage.


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