DWS Enhanced Commodity Strategy Fund, Inc.
Announces Election to Opt Out of the Maryland
Control Share Acquisition Act
July 21, 2010 05:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--DWS Enhanced Commodity Strategy Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”)
(NYSE: GCS) announced today that the Fund has elected to opt out of the Maryland Control Share Acquisition Act
effective as of the close of business on July 21, 2010.
On September 11, 2009, the Fund opted into the Maryland Control Share Acquisition Act to protect the interests of
stockholders against potentially disruptive actions by a dissident stockholder, Western Investment LLC, whose
interests were, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, potentially inconsistent with and adverse to the best
interests of the Fund.
In taking the actions announced today, the Fund considered that Western Investment LLC recently indicated that it
had dropped its opposition to the proposed merger of the Fund into DWS Enhanced Commodity Strategy Fund, a
registered open-end fund also managed by Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc., and announced that it
will vote in favor of the merger.
For more information about GCS, visit www.dws-investments.com or call (800) 349-4281.
DWS Enhanced Commodity Strategy Fund, Inc. (formerly DWS Global Commodities Stock Fund, Inc.)
(NYSE: GCS) is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company currently invested in commodity-
linked derivative instruments backed by a portfolio of fixed income securities, including inflation-indexed
securities, of varying maturities issued by the US government, non-US governments, their agencies or
instrumentalities, and US and non-US corporations and derivatives related to each of these types of
securities. The investment objective of the Fund is capital appreciation with total return as a secondary
The fund invests in commodity-related securities, including commodity-linked derivatives which may
subject the fund to special risks. Marke