Tapping the investment potential in Korea
Raymond Chan, CFAPortfolio Manager
* The Korea Fund, Inc has utilized a different methodology than third party service providers to account for the
$90.30 capital gain distribution that was declared on December 22, 2008 and paid on January 29, 2009.
Consequently the Fund is reporting different performance data for December 2008 and January 2009. Net asset
value total returns for all periods that include December 2008 or January 2009 have been calculated assuming
that the capital gain distribution was paid entirely in newly issued Fund shares priced at the Fund’s net asset
value at the close of business on January 26, 2009 (the “Pricing Date”). In addition, the NAV for December 31,
2008 has been adjusted for purposes of calculating performance to reflect the actual number of shares
outstanding on that date whereas the published NAV for December 31, 2008 was calculated based on an
estimate made on December 31, 2008 of the number of shares to be issued in the distribution. For additional
information, please see the press release dated October 12, 2009, which is available at www.thekoreafund.com
under News and Press Releases.
* The Fund generally uses modeling tools to fair value the Fund’s securities for purposes of calculating and publishing the Fund’s NAV. Unadjusted NAV does not reflect fair valuing of foreign securities using modeling tools provided by third party vendors.
The Inception Date (earliest data available) is