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SunAmerica Closed-End Funds Announce Declaration of Dividend Distribution.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- SunAmerica Focused Alpha Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: FGF) and SunAmerica Focused Alpha Large-Cap Fund, Inc. (NYSE: FGI), (each a "Fund," and collectively, the "Funds"), today announced that their respective Boards of Directors approved the declaration of a dividend distribution in accordance with each Fund's level dividend distribution policy (the "Distribution Policy") and approved a dividend distribution of $0.33 per share of common stock with respect to FGF and $0.58 per share of common stock with respect to FGI. The declaration date is December 7, 2011, the ex-dividend date is December 15, 2011, the record date is December 19, 2011, and the payable date is December 29, 2011.

Under the Distribution Policy, each Fund intends to pay level quarterly dividend distributions and increase, if necessary, the amount payable for the fourth quarter to an amount expected to satisfy the minimum distribution requirements of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Each quarter, the Boards of Directors will review the amount of any potential dividend distribution and the income, capital gains and capital available. The Distribution Policy and dividend distribution rate set forth above may be terminated or modified at any time.

Shareholders will receive a notice (the "Notice") with each dividend distribution, if required by Section 19(a) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "1940 Act"), estimating the sources of such dividend distribution and providing other information required by an exemptive order (the "Order") granted to each Fund by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 3, 2009, pursuant to which the Funds may distribute any long-term capital gains more frequently than the limits provided in Section 19(b) under the 1940 Act and Rule 19b-1 thereunder. The Notice will also be made available on the Funds' website: www.sunamericafunds.com. In addition, the Funds will issue a press release at the time the Notice is mailed to shareholders containing the same information that is included in the Notice. The amounts and sources of dividend distributions reported in the Notice are only estimates and are not provided for tax reporting purposes. The final determination of the source of all dividend distributions in 2011 will be made after year-end. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Funds' investment experience during the remainder of the fiscal year and may be subject to change based on tax regulations. The Funds will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell the shareholder how to report these dividend distributions for federal income tax purposes. You should not draw any conclusions about the Funds' investment performance from the amount of this dividend distribution or from the terms of the Distribution Policy.

Pursuant to the Order, dividend distributions paid by the Funds during the year may include net income, long-term capital gains, short-term capital gains and/or return of capital.Net income dividends and short-term capital gain dividends, while generally taxable at ordinary income rates, may be eligible, to the extent of qualified dividend income earned by the Funds, to be taxed at lower long-term capital gain rates. If the total distributions made in any calendar year exceed investment company taxable income and net capital gain, such excess distributed amount would be treated as ordinary dividend income to the extent of the Funds' current and accumulated earnings and profits. Distributions in excess of the earnings and profits would first be a tax-free return of capital to the extent of the adjusted tax basis in the shares. After such adjusted tax basis is reduced to zero, the distribution would constitute capital gain (assuming the shares are held as capital assets). A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money invested in a Fund by a shareholder is paid back to the shareholder. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect a Fund's investment performance and should not be confused with "yield," "income" or "profit."

SunAmerica Focused Alpha Growth Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to provide growth of capital. The Fund seeks to pursue this objective by employing a concentrated stock picking strategy in which the Fund, through subadvisers selected by SunAmerica Asset Management Corp. actively invests primarily in a small number of equity securities (i.e., common stocks) and to a lesser extent equity-related securities (i.e., preferred stocks, convertible securities, warrants and rights) primarily in the U.S. markets. Marsico Capital Management, LLC ("Marsico") is the large-cap stock subadviser and BAMCO, Inc. is the small- and mid-cap stock subadviser.

SunAmerica Focused Alpha Large-Cap Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to provide growth of capital. The Fund seeks to pursue this objective by employing a concentrated stock picking strategy in which the Fund, through subadvisers selected by SunAmerica Asset actively invests primarily in a small number of equity securities (i.e., common stocks) and to a lesser extent equity-related securities (i.e., preferred stocks, convertible securities, warrants and rights) of large capitalization companies primarily in the U.S. markets. Marsico is the large-cap growth stock subadviser and BlackRock Investment Management LLC ("BlackRock") is the large-cap value stock subadviser.

For more information about the SunAmerica Focused Alpha Growth Fund and the SunAmerica Focused Alpha Large-Cap Fund, please visit www.sunamericafunds.com.

As of November 30, 2011, SunAmerica Asset Management Corp. managed and/or administered approximately $42 billion of assets.

Marsico, BAMCO, Inc. and BlackRock are not affiliated with SunAmerica Asset Management Corp.

Investors should carefully consider each Fund's investment objective, strategies, risks, charges, expenses and Distribution Policy before investing.

EACH FUND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS ONLY TWO ELEMENTS OF A COMPLETE INVESTMENT PROGRAM. THE FUND'S EQUITY EXPOSURE AND DERIVATIVE INVESTMENTS INVOLVE SPECIAL RISKS. AN INVESTMENT IN THESE FUNDS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED SPECULATIVE.

There is no assurance that the Funds will achieve their investment objectives. The Funds are actively managed and their portfolio composition will vary. Investing in the Funds is subject to several risks, including: Non-Diversified Status Risk, Growth and Value Stock Risk (FGI only), Key Adviser Personnel Risk, Investment and Market Risk, Issuer Risk, Foreign Securities Risk, Emerging Markets Risk, Income Risk, Small and Medium Capitalization Company Risk (FGF only), Liquidity Risk, Market Price of Shares Risk, Management Risk, Anti-Takeover Provisions Risk and Portfolio Turnover Risk. The price of shares of the Funds traded on the New York Stock Exchange will fluctuate with market conditions and may be worth more or less than their original offering price. Shares of closed-end funds often trade at a discount to their net asset value, but may also trade at a premium.

The payment of dividend distributions in accordance with the Distribution Policy may result in a decrease in a Fund's net assets. A decrease in the Funds' net assets may cause an increase in the Fund's annual operating expenses and a decrease in the Fund's market price per share to the extent the market price correlates closely to the Fund's net asset value per share. The Distribution Policy may also negatively affect the Fund's investment activities to the extent that the Fund is required to hold larger cash positions than it typically would hold or to the extent that the Fund must liquidate securities that it would not have sold, for the purpose of paying the dividend distribution. The Distribution Policy, may under certain circumstances, result in the amounts of taxable distributions to exceed the levels required to be distributed under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (i.e., to the extent the Fund has capital losses in any taxable year, such losses may be carried forward to reduce the amount of capital gains required to be distributed in future years; if distributions in a year exceed the amount minimally required to be distributed under the tax rules, such excess will be taxable as ordinary income to the extent loss carryforwards reduce the required amount of capital gains in that year). Each Fund's Board of Directors has the right to amend, suspend or terminate the Distribution Policy at any time without notice to shareholders. The amendment, suspension or termination of the Distribution Policy could have a negative effect on a Fund's market price per share which, in turn, could create or widen a trading discount. Shareholders of shares of a Fund held in taxable accounts who receive a dividend distribution (including shareholders who reinvest in shares of the Funds pursuant to the Fund's dividend reinvestment policy) must adjust the cost basis to the extent that a dividend distribution contains a nontaxable return of capital. Investors should consult their tax adviser regarding federal, state and local tax considerations that may be applicable in their particular circumstances.
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