This stock distribution will automatically be paid in newly issued shares of the Fund unless otherwise instructed by the shareholder. The shares will be valued at the lower of the net asset value or market price on the pricing date, March 24, 2011. Fractional shares will generally be settled in cash, except for registered shareholders with book entry accounts at the transfer agent who will have whole and fractional shares added to their account.
Shareholders may request to be paid in cash instead of shares by responding to the bank, brokerage or nominee who holds the shares if the shares are in “street name” or by filling out an election card received from Computershare Investor Services shortly after the record date if the shares are in registered form. The bank, brokerage or nominee who holds the shares must advise the Depository Trust Company ("DTC") as to their full and fractional share requirements by March 23, 2011. Written notification for the election of cash instead of stock by registered shareholders must be received by Computershare Investor Services prior to March 23, 2011.
H&Q Healthcare Investors (NYSE:HQH - News) is a closed-end fund that invests in public and private companies in the healthcare industry. Hambrecht & Quist Capital Management LLC, based in Boston, serves as Investment Adviser to the Fund. Shares of the Fund can be purchased on the New York Stock Exchange through any securities broker.
Top holdings in this closed end fund:
|Holding||Value||%Portfolio||Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd||$16.36M||4.48%||Celgene Corporation||$16.18M||4.43%||Amgen, Inc.||$13.91M||3.81%||Gilead Sciences, Inc.||$12.11M||3.32%||Forest Laboratories, Inc.||$12.07M||3.31%||CVS Caremark Corporation||$11.83M||3.24%||PerkinElmer, Inc.||$11.73M||3.21%||WellPoint, Inc.||$10.53M||2.88%|
|Repurchase Agreement, State Street Bank 0.01||$10.34M||2.83%|
|Align Technology, Inc.||$9.31M||2.55%|
Disclosure I am Long HQH shares.