The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. Declares $0.0634 per Share Year-End Distribution

MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/11/11 -- The Board of Directors of The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUBA) declared a year-end cash distribution of $0.0634 per share from net long-term capital gains, payable on January 9, 2012 to stockholders of record December 15, 2011. The distribution is taxable to stockholders for the calendar year 2011.

All shareholders will receive this distribution in cash, including those currently registered in the Fund's dividend reinvestment plan.

Including this distribution, The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. will have paid a total of approximately $4.24 per share in distributions since the Fund's inception in 1994.

The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. is a closed-end fund managed by HERZFELD/CUBA a division of Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors, Inc. (based in Miami). The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. To achieve its objective the Fund invests in issuers that are likely, in the Advisor's view, to benefit from economic, political, structural and technological developments in the countries in the Caribbean Basin, which the Fund considers to consist of Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Barbados, Aruba, Haiti, the Netherlands Antilles, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and the United States.

Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors, Inc. specializes in the field of closed-end funds. Information about the advisor and the Fund can be found at

Nasdaq Capital Market: CUBA
Cusip: 42804T106

For further information contact:
Cecilia L. Gondor

Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors, Inc.
PO Box 161465
Miami, FL 33116

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