At the Meeting, I will nominate the following persons except Mr. Demoliere
(who is being nominated by the board of directors) for election as directors for a term expiring in 2003.Each nominee has consented to serve if elected and, except for Mr. Demoliere
, to being named in this proxy statement.I have never met Mr. Demoliere but, since he is a representative of the Fund's largest shareholder, I believe he will respond favorably to a shareholder mandate.
Name, Business Address, Age / Principal Business Occupation(s) Phillip Goldstein (Age 57) 60 Heritage Drive Pleasantville, NY 10570
...Serge Demoliere (43) Bankgesellschaft Berlin BG-EH Berlin, Germany 10178 Member, Board of Management since 2001; General Manager prior to 2001; Bankgesellschaft Berlin AG; Director of The France Growth Fund since 2001