NB Distressed Debt Invest. Fd. Ltd
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8 September 2010
NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund Limited
The board of directors (the "Board") of NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund Limited (the "Company") today announces an update in relation to the Company's investment portfolio.
As at 3 September 2010, the Investment Manager had invested approximately 32% of the net proceeds of the IPO in investments in twelve companies across industries including: power, telecommunications, lodging and casinos, real estate, food products, transportation, financials, airlines and healthcare. The average cost of these investments was approximately 56% of original face value.
The progress to date is in line with the Company's stated intention to be one third invested within three months of the IPO and the Investment Manager remains confident that it will continue to deploy capital on a timeline consistent with that set out in the Company's Prospectus.
Over the next few months the Company intends to provide further updates to the market on the investment of the IPO proceeds and later in the year will commence quarterly updates with details on performance, asset allocation and market commentary.
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Neuberger Berman Europe Limited
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The Company is a closed-ended investment company limited by shares registered and incorporated in Guernsey under the Companies Laws on 20 April 2010, with registration number 51774. The Company's primary objective is to provide investors with attractive risk-adjusted returns through long-biased, opportunistic stressed, distressed and special situation credit-related investments while seeking to limit downside risk by, amongst other things, focusing on senior and senior secured debt with both collateral and structural protection.
The Company is managed by Neuberger Berman Europe Limited, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Neuberger Berman Group. The Investment Manager has delegated certain of its responsibilities and functions to the sub-investment manager, Neuberger Berman Fixed Income LLC, also an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Neuberger Berman Group. To find out more about the Company and the Neuberger Berman Group, please visit www.nbddif.com.
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