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Declares income and capital gain distributions - Dec 2009

THE SWISS HELVETIA FUND, INC. DECLARES INCOME AND CAPITAL GAIN DISTRIBUTIONS

12/01/2009

The Board of Directors of The Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc., a closed-end investment company, announced today the declaration of net investment income in the amount of $0.211 per share. The distribution will be paid on December 29, 2009 to stockholders of record on December 11, 2009. The shares will trade "ex-dividend" on December 9, 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 Corp. 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.