The management board of Robeco ZelfSelect LandenFunds N.V. will make an interim dividend available for Robeco ZelfSelect BelgiÃ« of EUR 1.36 per share and for Robeco ZelfSelect ItaliÃ« of EUR 1.00 per share for the financial year 2002.
Shares of Robeco ZelfSelect BelgiÃ« and Robeco ZelfSelect ItaliÃ« will be quoted ex-dividend from 11 October on the stock exchange of Euronext Amsterdam. The dividend will be made payable on 18 October 2002. Due to the proposed termination of these country funds, it will not be possible to reinvest the dividend in shares of the funds concerned.
Termination of Robeco ZelfSelect BelgiÃ«, Robeco ZelfSelect ItaliÃ« and Robeco ZelfSelect Verenigd Koninkrijk
The extraordinary meeting of shareholders held on 27 September 2002 decided to terminate Robeco ZelfSelect BelgiÃ«, Robeco ZelfSelect ItaliÃ« and Robeco ZelfSelect Verenigd Koninkrijk.
These funds have had very low asset levels for a considerable time. This has made it difficult to track the relevant index properly. Furthermore, Robeco does not expect any increase in interest in these funds over the longer term, and costs are relatively high in relation to the fund assets.
Unless there are any objections, liquidation of the funds will take place after the statutory notice period of two months has elapsed. Euronext Amsterdam has been requested to set the last quotation date for the shares of these funds as 29 November 2002.
It is expected that the liquidation value per share established for the respective funds will be published by advertisement on 3 December 2002, so that payment of the liquidation value can take place as of 4 December 2002.