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Declares income and capital gains distributions

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

12/09/2010

New York, New York-December 9, 2010

The Board of Directors of The Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (NYSE: SWZ), a closed-end investment company, announced today the declaration of a net investment income distribution in the amount of $0.227 per share and a long-term capital gain distribution in the amount of $0.264 per share. The distributions will be paid on January 28, 2011 in the form of stock, with an option to take cash, to stockholders of record on December 21, 2010. The shares will trade "ex-dividend" on December 17, 2010.

About The Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc.
The Fund (www.swz.com) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company seeking long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity and equity-linked securities of Swiss companies. Its shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "SWZ".

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