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ING Global Equity Dividend and Premium Opportunity Fund, ING International High Dividend Equity Income Fund, ING Infrastructure, Industrials and Materials Fund, ING Global Advantage and Premium Opportunity Fund, ING Risk Managed Natural Resources Fund, ING Asia Pacific High Dividend Equity Income Fund and ING Emerging Markets High Dividend Equity Fund Declare Monthly/Quarterly Distributions

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- www.ingfunds.com ING Investments, LLC announced the distributions on the common shares of seven of its closed-end funds (each a "Fund" and collectively, the "Funds"): ING Global Equity Dividend and Premium Opportunity Fund (NYSE: IGD) and ING International High Dividend Equity Income Fund (NYSE: IID) declare monthly distributions. ING Infrastructure, Industrials and Materials Fund (NYSE: IDE), ING Global Advantage and Premium Opportunity Fund (NYSE: IGA), ING Risk Managed Natural Resources Fund (NYSE: IRR), ING Asia Pacific High Dividend Equity Income Fund (NYSE: IAE) and ING Emerging Markets High Dividend Equity Fund (NYSE: IHD) declare quarterly distributions.

With respect to each Fund, the distribution will be paid on April 16, 2012, to shareholders of record on April 4, 2012. The ex-dividend date is April 2, 2012. The distribution per share for each Fund is as follows:

Fund

Distribution Per Share

Monthly Distributions

 

ING Global Equity Dividend and Premium Opportunity Fund (NYSE: IGD)

$0.093

ING International High Dividend Equity Income Fund (NYSE: IID)

$0.086

 

 

Quarterly Distributions

 

 

 

ING Infrastructure, Industrials and Materials Fund (NYSE: IDE)

$0.450

ING Global Advantage and Premium Opportunity Fund (NYSE: IGA)

$0.312

ING Risk Managed Natural Resources Fund (NYSE: IRR

$0.330

ING Asia Pacific High Dividend Equity Income Fund (NYSE: IAE

$0.396

ING Emerging Markets High Dividend Equity Fund (NYSE: IHD)

$0.400

Each Fund intends to make regular monthly or quarterly distributions based on the past and projected performance of the Fund. The amount of distributions may vary, depending on a number of factors. As portfolio and market conditions change, the rate of distributions on the common shares may change.  There can be no assurance that a Fund will be able to declare a distribution in each period.  Past Performance is no guarantee of future results. 

The tax treatment and characterization of a Fund's distributions may vary significantly from time to time depending on the net investment income of the Fund and whether the Fund has realized gains or losses from its options strategy versus gain or loss realizations in the equity securities in the portfolio. Each Fund's distributions will normally reflect past and projected net investment income, and may include income from dividends and interest, capital gains and/or a return of capital.

The portion of each Fund's distributions estimated to come from the Fund's option strategy, for tax purposes, may be treated as a combination of long-term and short-term capital gains, and/or a return of capital. The tax character of each Fund's option strategy is largely determined by movements in, and gain and loss realizations in the underlying equity portfolio. Under certain conditions, federal tax regulations may also cause some or all of the return of capital to be taxed as ordinary income. The final tax characteristics of the distributions cannot be determined with certainty until after the end of the calendar year, and will be reported to shareholders at that time.

Monthly Distributions

IGD estimates that for the current fiscal year as of February 29, 2012, approximately 22% of each distribution is characterized as net investment income and 78% is characterized as return of capital.

IID estimates that for the current fiscal year as of February 29, 2012, approximately 16% of each distribution is characterized as net investment income and 84% is characterized as return of capital.

Quarterly Distributions

IDE estimates that for the prior fiscal year as of December 31, 2011, approximately 22% of each distribution is characterized as net investment income, 52% is characterized as short-term capital gain, 24% is characterized as long-term capital gain and 2% is characterized as return of capital.

IGA estimates that for the prior fiscal year as of December 31, 2011, approximately 10% of each distribution is characterized as net investment income and 90% is characterized as short-term capital gain.

IRR estimates that for the prior fiscal year as of December 31, 2011, approximately 4% of each distribution is characterized as net investment income, 67% is characterized as short-term capital gain and 29% is characterized as return of capital.

IAE estimates that for the prior fiscal year as of December 31, 2011, approximately 18% of each distribution is characterized as net investment income, 40% is characterized as short-term capital gain and 42% is characterized as return of capital.

IHD estimates that for the prior fiscal year as of December 31, 2011, approximately 14% of each distribution is characterized as net investment income and 86% is characterized as return of capital.

Certain statements made on behalf of the Funds in this release are forward- looking statements. The Funds actual future results may differ significantly from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including but not limited to a decline in value in equity markets in general or the Funds investments specifically. Neither the Funds nor ING undertake any responsibility to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement.

This information should not be used as a basis for legal and/or tax advice. In any specific case, the parties involved should seek the guidance and advice of their own legal and tax counsel.

ING Investment Management U.S. (ING IM U.S.) is a leading active asset management firm. As of December 31, 2011, ING IM U.S. manages approximately $166 billion for both affiliated and external institutions as well as individual investors. ING IM U.S. has the experience and resources to invest responsibly across asset classes, geographies and investment styles. Through our global asset management network, we provide clients with access to domestic, regional and global investment solutions.

SHAREHOLDER INQUIRIES: ING Funds Shareholder Services at (800) 992-0180; www.ingfunds.com


SOURCE ING

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