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Declares income and capital gain distributions June 2009

06/10/2009

The Board of Directors of The Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc., a closed-end investment company, announced today the declaration of net investment income and long-term capital gain distributions in the amount of $0.007 per share and $0.366 per share respectively. The distribution will be paid on July 9, 2009 to stockholders of record on June 19, 2009. The shares will trade "ex-dividend" on June 17, 2009.

The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company whose objective is to seek long-term capital appreciation through investment in equity and equity-linked securities of Swiss companies. The Fund is managed by Hottinger Capital Co. and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWZ.

For further information regarding the Fund, please contact Rudolf Millisits, Executive Vice President of Hottinger Capital Corp. at 1-888-SWISS-00 or (212) 332-2760, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 400, New York, New York, 10020.