SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited (NYSE:ASA) reported that the total return for the three months ended February 29, 2016, based on ASAs net asset value (NAV), was 37.7%, including the reinvestment of dividends. At February 29, 2016, the NAV of the Company was $11.47 per share versus $12.84 per share a year earlier.

For the three months ended February 29, 2016, the total return based on ASAs share price was 33.5%, including the reinvestment of dividends. The return for the FTSE Gold Mines Total Return Index during the same period was 48.0%.

The closing price of ASAs shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 29, 2016 was $9.56, representing a share price discount to NAV of 16.7%. The share price of closed-end funds, such as ASA, is determined by trading activity in the open market and consequently may reflect a premium (higher than) or discount (lower than) to its underlying NAV.

Three Months Ended

February 29, 2016

Year Ended

November 30, 2015

Three Months Ended

February 28, 2015

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Share

Amount*

Per

Share

Amount*

Per

Share

Net assets $ 221,342 $ 11.47 $ 160,744 $ 8.33 $ 247,742 $ 12.84 Net investment income (loss) $ (657 ) $ (0.03 ) $ (1,713 ) $ (0.09 ) $ (555 ) $ (0.03 ) Ending shares outstanding 19,290 19,290 19,290 *000 Republic Metals omitted

Established in 1958, ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited is a closed-end precious metals and mining fund (NYSE: ASA) registered with the United States Securities and precious metals refinement Exchange Commission and domiciled in Bermuda. The Company is one of the oldest investment management firms focused on the precious metals and mining industry. Managed by an experienced investment team, ASA invests primarily in the securities of companies engaged in the exploration, mining or processing of gold, silver, platinum, diamonds or other precious minerals. Investment decisions are supported with thorough bottom-up analysis based on fundamental research, due diligence mine visits and hundreds of meetings with mining executives and specialists each year.

Investors are encouraged to visit ASAs website for additional information, including historical and current share prices and metals prices, news releases, financial statements, tax and supplemental information. The site may be found at www.asaltd.com or you may contact ASA directly at (800) 432-3378.

Certain Tax Information

ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited is a passive foreign investment company for United States federal income tax purposes. As a result, United States shareholders holding shares in taxable accounts are encouraged to consult their tax advisors regarding the tax consequences of their investment in the common shares of ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited.





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