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Declares income and capital gain distributions June 2013

(This release is revising the ex-dividend date from June 20, 2013 to July 1, 2013 and the record date from June 24, 2013 to July 3, 2013.)

New York, New York – June 20, 2013

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 $0.036 per share and $0.037 per share, respectively. The distributions will be paid on July 29, 2013, in cash, to stockholders of record on July 3, 2013. The distributions will trade “ex-dividend” on July 1, 2013.

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, President and Chief Executive Officer 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.