DWS Enhanced Commodity Strategy Fund, Inc.
Announces Stockholder Approval of Open-Ending
Merger and Other Final Results of Reconvened
Annual Meeting of Stockholders
July 29, 2010 05:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Board of Directors of DWS Enhanced Commodity
Strategy Fund, Inc. (NYSE: GCS) announced today the final results of the Fund’s reconvened annual meeting of
stockholders that was held on July 22, 2010 after being adjourned without action on June 28, 2010.
Final results certified by the Independent Inspector of Election confirm that stockholders approved the Board’s
proposal to merge the Fund into DWS Enhanced Commodity Strategy Fund, a registered open-end fund also
managed by Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc. The Fund expects that its shares will permanently
cease trading on the NYSE after market close on August 13, 2010. The Fund has suspended its dividend
reinvestment plan, and any dividend distribution prior to completion of the merger will be paid to stockholders in
cash. In the event such a dividend will be paid, the payment date and amount of the dividend will be announced in a
future press release. The merger is expected to be completed on or about August 23, 2010.
At the Annual Meeting, stockholders also considered the election of Directors of the Fund. Final results reflect that a
quorum was present but none of the nominees received a sufficient number of votes to be elected. Therefore, the
incumbent Class I Directors, Dawn-Marie Driscoll, John W. Ballantine and Henry P. Becton, Jr., and the incumbent
Class III Directors, Rebecca W. Rimel, Paul K. Freeman, William McClayton, William N. Searcy, Jr. and Robert
H. Wadsworth, will continue as Directors until such time as their respective successors are duly elected and qualify.
Final results also reflect that stockholders did not approve a proposal presented by Western Investment LLC to
terminate the investment management agreement between the Fund and Deutsche Investment