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AGIC International & Premium Strategy Fund Reports Results for the Fiscal Quarter and Six Months Ended August 31, 2012


AGIC International & Premium Strategy Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: NAI), a diversified closed-end management investment company which seeks total return comprised of current income, current gains and long-term capital appreciation, today announced its results for the fiscal quarter and six months ended August 31, 2012.

    At August 31, 2012         At August 31, 2011
Net Assets $102,934,022 $122,776,488
Shares Outstanding 9,991,367 9,980,138
Net Asset Value ("NAV") $10.30 $12.30
Market Price $10.77 $11.97
Premium (Discount) to NAV 4.56% (2.68)%
Quarter ended Quarter ended
August 31, 2012 August 31, 2011
Net Investment Income $456,384 $612,906
Per Share $0.05 $0.06
Net Realized and Change in Unrealized Gain (Loss) $10,267,995 $(17,505,979)
Per Share $1.02 $(1.76)
Six Months ended Six Months ended
August 31, 2012 August 31, 2011
Net Investment Income $2,440,660 $2,726,682
Per Share $0.25 $0.27
Net Realized and Change in Unrealized Loss $(8,771,167) $(18,044,037)
Per Share $(0.89) $(1.81)

Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC ("AGIFM"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Allianz Asset Management of America L.P., serves as the Fund's Investment Manager and is a member of Munich-based Allianz Group. Allianz Global Investors Capital LLC, an affiliate of AGIFM, serves as the Fund's sub-adviser.

The Fund's daily New York Stock Exchange closing market price, NAV, as well as other information, is available at or by calling the Fund's shareholder servicing agent at (800) 254-5197.

The financial information contained herein is solely based upon the data available at the time of publication of this press release, and there is no assurance that any future results will be the same or similar to what is reported herein. Information that was obtained from third party sources we believe to be reliable is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness. This press release contains no recommendations to buy or sell any specific securities and should not be considered investment advice of any kind. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and the investment returns generated by the Fund will fluctuate. There can be no assurance that the Fund will meet its stated objective. In making any investment decision, individuals should utilize other information sources and the advice of their own professional adviser.

For Information on AGIC Closed-End Funds:
Financial Advisors: 800-628-1237
Shareholders: 800-254-5197
Media Relations: 212-739-3501

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