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Special Opportunities Fund Declares Distributions for Fourth Quarter Of 2020

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Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. (NYSE:SPE) (the "Fund") today announced that the Fund's Board of Directors (the "Board") has declared the next three monthly dividends under the Fund's managed distribution plan.

Under the Fund's managed distribution plan, the Fund intends to make monthly distributions to common stockholders at an annual rate of 7% (or 0.5833% per month) for 2020, based on the net asset value of $16.06 of the Fund's common shares as of December 31, 2019.

The next three dividends for 2020 declared under the managed distribution plan are as follows:

Month

 

Rate

 

Record Date

 

Payable Date

October

 

$0.094

 

October 16, 2020

 

October 30, 2020

November

 

$0.094

 

November 17, 2020

 

November 30, 2020

December

 

$0.094

 

December 21, 2020

 

December 31, 2020

Under the managed distribution plan, to the extent that sufficient investment income is not available on a monthly basis, the Fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return of capital. To the extent that the Fund's net investment income and net realized capital gains exceed the aggregate amount distributed pursuant to the managed distribution plan, the Fund may make an additional year-end distribution. No conclusions should be drawn about the Fund's investment performance from the amount of the distributions. The Board may amend the terms of the managed distribution plan or terminate the plan at any time without prior notice to stockholders which could have an adverse effect on the market price of the Fund's common shares. The plan will be subject to periodic review by the Board, including a yearly review of the annual fixed rate to determine if an adjustment should be made.

The Fund will issue a notice to common stockholders that will provide an estimate of the composition of each distribution. For tax reporting purposes the actual composition of the total amount of distributions for each year will continue to be provided on a Form 1099-DIV issued after the end of the year.

The conversion price for each share of the Fund's convertible preferred stock will decrease by the amount of each distribution to common stockholders. The current conversion ratio as well as other information about the Fund will be available on the Fund's website at www.specialopportunitiesfundinc.com.

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