Shareholders of the Nuveen Build America Bond Opportunity Fund (NYSE: NBD) have approved the fund’s merger into Nuveen Build America Bond Fund (NYSE: NBB). The acquiring fund will be renamed the Nuveen Taxable Municipal Income Fund and will continue to trade under the ticker NBB. Subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions, the merger is expected to become effective before the market open on November 12, 2018.

As previously announced, NBB will eliminate its contingent term provision and change its principal investment policy from a policy of investing at least 80 percent of assets in Build America Bonds to a policy of investing at least 80 percent of its assets in taxable municipal securities. These changes will become effective on the closing date of the merger.

Additionally, the Board has authorized NBB to conduct a tender offer of up to 20 percent of the shares of. NBB (including shares received by NBD shareholders in the merger) and expects to announce the tender offer within 60 days, with payment for common shares purchased in the tender offer to take place within 120 days, of the closing of the merger.

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Certain statements made or referenced in this release may be forward-looking statements. Actual future results or occurrences may differ significantly from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. These include, but are not limited to:

  • market developments;
  • legal and regulatory developments; and
  • other additional risks and uncertainties.

Nuveen and the closed-end funds managed by Nuveen and its affiliates undertake no responsibility to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.

Important Information Concerning the Proposed Tender Offer

The tender offer referred to in this press release has not yet commenced, and this press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. The tender offer will be made only through an offer to purchase and other related materials that will be made available to NBB shareholders and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission when the tender offer commences. NBB shareholders and other investors are urged to read the tender offer statement, the offer to purchase and the other related materials when they become available because they will contain important information. When these and other documents are filed with the SEC, they may be obtained for free at the SEC’s website (



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