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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM N-CSR

CERTIFIED SHAREHOLDER REPORT OF
REGISTERED MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANIES

Investment Company Act file number 811-21157

Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 3
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

Nuveen Investments
333 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

Kevin J. McCarthy
Nuveen Investments
333 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(Name and address of agent for service)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (312) 917-7700

Date of fiscal year end: February 29

Date of reporting period: February 29, 2012

Form N-CSR is to be used by management investment companies to file reports with the Commission not later than 10 days after the transmission to stockholders of any report that is required to be transmitted to stockholders under Rule 30e-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (17 CFR 270.30e-1). The Commission may use the information provided on Form N-CSR in its regulatory, disclosure review, inspection, and policymaking roles.

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Table of Contents
   
Chairman’s Letter to Shareholders
4
Portfolio Managers’ Comments
5
Fund Leverage and Other Information
12
Common Share Dividend and Price Information
14
Performance Overviews
16
Shareholder Meeting Report
21
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
23
Portfolios of Investments
24
Statement of Assets and Liabilities
47
Statement of Operations
48
Statement of Changes in Net Assets
49
Statement of Cash Flows
52
Financial Highlights
54
Notes to Financial Statements
63
Board Member & Officers
76
Reinvest Automatically, Easily and Conveniently
81
Glossary of Terms Used in this Report
83
Additional Fund Information
87
 
 
 

 

Chairman’s
Letter to Shareholders
 
 
Dear Shareholders,
 
In recent months the positive atmosphere in financial markets has reflected efforts by central banks in the US and Europe to provide liquidity to the financial system and keep interest rates low. At the same time, future economic growth in these countries still faces serious headwinds in the form of high energy prices, uncertainties about potential political leadership changes and increasing pressure to reduce government spending regardless of its impact on the economy. Together with the continuing political tensions in the Middle East, investors have many reasons to remain cautious.
 
Though progress has been painfully slow, officials in Europe have taken important steps to address critical issues. The European Central Bank has provided vital liquidity to the banking system. Similarly, officials in the Euro area finally agreed to an enhanced “firewall” of funding to deal with financial crises in member countries. These steps, in addition to the completion of another round of financing for Greece, have eased credit conditions across the Continent. Several very significant challenges remain with the potential to derail the recent progress but European leaders have demonstrated political will and persistence in dealing with their problems.
 
In the US, strong corporate earnings and continued progress on job creation have contributed to a rebound in the equity market and many of the major stock market indexes are approaching their levels before the financial crisis. The Fed’s commitment to an extended period of low interest rates is promoting economic growth, which remains moderate but steady and raises concerns about the future course of long term rates once the program ends. Pre-election maneuvering has added to the highly partisan atmosphere in the Congress. The end of the Bush-era tax cuts and implementation of the spending restrictions of the Budget Control act of 2011, both scheduled to take place at year-end loom closer with little progress being made to deal with them.
 
During the last year investors have experienced a sharp decline and a strong recovery in the equity markets. Experienced investment teams keep their eye on a longer time horizon and use their practiced investment disciplines to negotiate through market peaks and valleys to achieve long term goals for investors. Monitoring this process is an important consideration for the Fund Board as it oversees your Nuveen funds on your behalf.
 
As always, I encourage you to contact your financial consultant if you have any questions about your investment in a Nuveen Fund. On behalf of the other members of your Fund Board, we look forward to continuing to earn your trust in the months and years ahead.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Robert P. Bremner
Chairman of the Board
April 20, 2012
 
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Portfolio Managers’ Comments
 
Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Municipal Fund, Inc. (NAZ)
Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund (NFZ)
Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 2 (NKR)
Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 3 (NXE)
Nuveen Texas Quality Income Municipal Fund (NTX)
 
Portfolio managers Michael Hamilton and Daniel Close review economic and municipal market conditions at the national and state levels, key investment strategies, and the twelve-month performance of these five Nuveen Funds. Michael, who has 23 years of investment experience, assumed portfolio management responsibility for the Arizona Funds in January 2011. An eleven-year veteran of Nuveen, Dan has managed NTX since 2007.
 
What factors affected the U.S. economic and municipal market environments during the twelve-month reporting period ended February 29, 2012?
 
During this period, the U.S. economy’s progress toward recovery from recession remained modest. The Federal Reserve (Fed) maintained its efforts to improve the overall economic environment by continuing to hold the benchmark fed funds rate at the record low level of zero to 0.25% that it had established in December 2008. At its March 2012 meeting (shortly after the end of this reporting period), the central bank reaffirmed its opinion that economic conditions would likely warrant keeping this rate at “exceptionally low levels” at least through late 2014. The Fed also stated that it would continue its program to extend the average maturity of its holdings of U.S. Treasury securities by purchasing $400 billion of these securities with maturities of six to thirty years and selling an equal amount of U.S. Treasury securities with maturities of three years or less. The goals of this program, which the Fed expects to complete by the end of June 2012, are to lower longer-term interest rates, support a stronger economic recovery, and help ensure that inflation remains at levels consistent with the Fed’s mandates of maximum employment and price stability.
 
In the fourth quarter of 2011, the U.S. economy, as measured by the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), grew at an annualized rate of 3.0%, the best growth number since the end of second quarter 2010 and the tenth consecutive quarter of positive growth. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.9% year-over-year as of February 2012, while the core CPI (which excludes food and energy) increased 2.2% during the same period, edging above the Fed’s unofficial objective of 2.0% or lower for this inflation measure. Labor market conditions have shown some signs of improvement, as national unemployment stood at 8.3% in February 2012, the lowest level in three years, down from 9.0% in February 2011. The housing market continued to be the major weak spot in the economy. For the twelve months ended January 2012 (most recent data available at the time this report was prepared), the average home price in the Standard & Poor’s (S&P)/Case-Shiller Index of 20 major metropolitan areas lost 3.8%, as housing prices hit their lowest levels since early 2003. In addition, the U.S. economic picture continued to be clouded by concerns about the European debt crisis and efforts to reduce the federal deficit.
 
Certain statements in this report are forward-looking statements. Discussions of specific investments are for illustration only and are not intended as recommendations of individual investments. The forward-looking statements and other views expressed herein are those of the portfolio managers as of the date of this report. Actual future results or occurrences may differ significantly from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements, and the views expressed herein are subject to change at any time, due to numerous market and other factors. The Funds disclaim any obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or views expressed herein.
 
Ratings shown are the highest rating given by one of the following national rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s Group, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. or Fitch, Inc. Credit ratings are subject to change. AAA, AA, A and BBB are investment grade ratings; BB, B, CCC, CC, C and D are below investment grade ratings. Certain bonds backed by U.S. Government or agency securities are regarded as having an implied rating equal to the rating of such securities. Holdings designated N/R are not rated by a national rating agency.
 
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Municipal bond prices generally rallied over this period. Historically light issuance of new tax-exempt bonds served as a key driver of performance, as tight supply and strong demand combined to create favorable market conditions for municipal bonds. Concurrent with rising prices, yields declined across most maturities. The depressed level of municipal bond issuance was due in part to the continued impact of the taxable Build America Bonds (BAB) program. Even though the BAB program expired at the end of 2010, issuers had made extensive use of its favorable terms to issue almost $190 billion in taxable BAB bonds during 2009 and 2010, representing approximately 25% of all municipal issuance during that period. Some borrowers accelerated issuance in order to take advantage of the program before its termination, fulfilling their capital program borrowing needs well into 2011 and 2012. This reduced the need for many borrowers to come to market with new tax-exempt issues during this period. The low level of municipal issuance during this period also reflected the current political distaste for additional borrowing by state and local governments and the prevalent atmosphere of municipal budget austerity.
 
Over the twelve months ended February 29, 2012, municipal bond issuance nationwide totaled $307.4 billion, a decrease of 24% compared with issuance during the twelvemonth period ended February 28, 2011. During this period, demand for municipal bonds remained very strong, especially from individual investors.
 
How were the economic and market environments in Arizona and Texas during this period?
 
Arizona’s economy was hard hit by the recent recession, as the housing decline and a major slowdown in the state’s construction industry had repercussions throughout housing-related sectors, including manufacturing and finance. However, the pace of economic recovery has now picked up in Arizona, driven by labor market growth in education, health care, tourism and manufacturing. The state’s financial sector has also made marginal, but important gains in employment. As of February 2012, the unemployment rate in Arizona dropped to 8.7%, the lowest level in three years, down from 9.7% in February 2011. After three years of steep housing and construction market declines, Arizona has made some progress in working through its excess inventory of housing, although a significant number of foreclosure filings remained. According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, housing prices in Phoenix rose 1.3% over the twelve months ended January 2012 (most recent data available at the time this report was prepared). Phoenix was one of only three metropolitan areas (along with Detroit and Denver) to post an increase for this period, compared with an average decrease of 3.8% nationwide. For fiscal 2012, Arizona enacted an $8.3 billion general fund budget that closed an estimated $1.5 billion budget gap through spending cuts targeted at Medicaid and education-related funding, including K-12, community colleges and state universities. The state received approval from the federal government for a Medicaid waiver, which has allowed the state to contain program costs. The proposed
 
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general fund budget for fiscal 2013 totaled $8.9 billion, an increase of 7%. At the end of fiscal 2013, the temporary one-cent sales tax, which was enacted in 2011, will expire, necessitating the location of additional revenue sources to avoid a potential budget gap for fiscal 2014. In February 2012, Moody’s affirmed its issuer credit rating of Aa3 for Arizona and changed its outlook to stable from negative, citing improved “overall liquidity and stabilization of the state’s budget position.” S&P affirmed its issuer rating of AA- and also changed its outlook to stable from negative in December 2011, citing “Arizona’s improving fiscal outlook.” For the twelve months ended February 29, 2012, municipal issuance in Arizona totaled $4.6 billion, down 20% from the previous twelve months.
 
Economic recovery has proceeded at a moderate pace in Texas, ahead of the national average rate of growth. Another active year for the oil and natural gas industry, a relatively healthy housing market and robust export performance have enabled Texas to maintain a stronger growth path. Nine of the state’s eleven major industries added jobs in 2011, with the fastest growth rates in the mining (oil and natural gas) and logging sectors. Unemployment in Texas remained lower than the national average throughout the recession and continued this positive trend in recent months. As of February 2012, the state’s unemployment rate was 7.1%, its best reading since April 2009, down from 8.0% in February 2011. This compares with the national unemployment rate of 8.3% in February 2012. The performance of the Texas job market played a role in keeping mortgage delinquency and default rates for the state well below the national average. Texas also benefited from the fact that there was no price boom or bust in the state’s housing market. According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, housing prices in Dallas posted a year-over-year decline of 1.2% as of January 2012 (most recent data available at the time this report was prepared), below the average decline of 3.8% nationwide. As Texas headed into fiscal 2011, the state faced a shortfall of approximately $4.3 billion, which was closed through the use of $3.1 billion of the state’s rainy day fund and $1.2 billion in spending reductions. The enacted fiscal 2012-2013 biennial budget cut the state’s all funds budget by 6% and reduced general fund spending by 2%, or $1.7 billion compared with fiscal 2010-2011. In December 2011, general revenues were forecast at $82.7 billion for the fiscal 2012-2013 biennium, an increase of 8.2% over the 2010-2011 budget cycle. As of February 2012, Moody’s and S&P rated Texas general obligation (GO) debt at Aaa and AA+, respectively, with stable outlooks. For the twelve months ended February 29, 2012, municipal issuance in Texas totaled $25.2 billion, a decrease of 30% from the previous twelve months. Texas continued to rank as the third largest state issuer behind New York and California.
 
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What key strategies were used to manage the Arizona and Texas Funds during this reporting period?
 
As previously discussed, municipal bond prices generally rallied nationally during this period, as the supply of tax-exempt bonds remained tight and yields continued to be relatively low. In this environment, we continued to take a bottom-up approach to discovering sectors that appeared undervalued as well as individual credits that had the potential to perform well over the long term and helped us keep our Funds fully invested.
 
During this period, the Arizona Funds added to their positions in charter schools and health care. Because municipal issuance in Arizona continued to be lower than historical averages, we also looked for additional ways to put cash to work, purchasing some territorial bonds that are exempt from federal, state and local taxes. NTX took advantage of attractive opportunities to add to its holdings across a diverse array of sectors, including gas prepayment credits, water and sewer, airports and higher education, as well as state appropriation and dedicated tax bonds.
 
Our focus in the Arizona Funds generally was on purchasing bonds with longer maturities, while NTX emphasized intermediate and longer maturities. These purchases helped to keep the Funds’ durations within their targeted objectives, duration and yield curve positioning. The purchase of longer bonds also enabled us to take advantage of more attractive yields at the longer end of the municipal yield curve. From a quality perspective, NTX emphasized mid-grade to higher-rated credits, while our strategy in the Arizona Funds was to purchase lower-rated credits when we believed that they offered greater value relative to higher-rated bonds. In NTX, the majority of our purchases were made in the primary market, based on our belief that it offered more attractive structures during this period. Later in the period, as the municipal market rally continued, we began to position NTX slightly more defensively by purchasing bonds with more defensive structures in terms of coupons and call provisions.
 
Cash for new purchases was generated primarily by the proceeds from called and maturing bonds. An elevated number of bond calls, especially in NTX, during this period provided a meaningful source of liquidity, which drove much of our activity as we worked to redeploy the proceeds to keep the Funds fully invested. In addition, all of the Funds sold some short-dated, pre-refunded holdings when we needed additional cash to take advantage of attractive purchase opportunities.
 
As of February 29, 2012, all five of these Funds continued to use inverse floating rate securities. We employ inverse floaters for a variety of reasons, including duration management, income enhancement and total return enhancement.
 
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How did the Funds perform during the twelve-month period ended February 29, 2012?
 
Individual results for the Nuveen Arizona and Texas Funds, as well as relevant index and peer group information, are presented in the accompanying table.
 
Average Annual Total Returns on Common Share Net Asset Value
For periods ended 2/29/12
 
 
1-Year
 
5-Year
 
10-Year
Arizona Funds
         
NAZ
18.08%
 
5.59%
 
5.84%
NFZ
19.56%
 
5.15%
 
6.12%
NKR
16.91%
 
5.60%
 
N/A
NXE
17.30%
 
5.63%
 
N/A
           
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Arizona Municipal Bond Index*
12.33%
 
5.39%
 
5.35%
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) National Municipal Bond Index*
12.87%
 
5.19%
 
5.36%
Lipper Other States Municipal Debt Funds Classification Average*
18.83%
 
5.61%
 
6.28%
Texas Fund
         
NTX
16.23%
 
5.86%
 
6.20%
           
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Texas Municipal Bond Index*
12.13%
 
5.45%
 
5.57%
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) National Municipal Bond Index*
12.87%
 
5.19%
 
5.36%
Lipper Other States Municipal Debt Funds Classification Average*
18.83%
 
5.61%
 
6.28%
 
For the twelve months ended February 29, 2012, the total return on common share net asset value (NAV) for all five of the Funds in this report exceeded the returns for their respective state’s Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Municipal Bond Index as well as that of the S&P National Municipal Bond Index. For the same period, NFZ outperformed the average return for the Lipper Other States Municipal Debt Funds Classification Average, while the remaining four Funds trailed this Lipper average. Shareholders of the Arizona and Texas Funds should note that the performance of the Lipper other States classification represents the overall average returns for funds from ten different states with a wide variety of municipal market conditions, which may make direct comparisons less meaningful.
 
Key management factors that influenced the Funds’ returns during this period included duration and yield curve positioning, credit exposure and sector allocation. NFZ also benefited from strong individual security selection. In addition, the use of regulatory leverage was an important positive factor affecting the Funds’ performance. Leverage is discussed in more detail later in this report.
 
During this period, municipal bonds with longer maturities generally outperformed those with shorter maturities. Overall, credits at the longest end of the municipal yield curve posted the strongest returns, while bonds at the shortest end produced the weakest results. The Funds’ duration and yield curve positionings were important determinants of performance during this period and for NTX, credit rating was also an
 
 
Past performance is not predictive of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the data shown. Returns do not reflect the deduction of taxes that shareholders may have to pay on Fund distributions or upon the sale of Fund shares.
   
  For additional information, see the Performance Overview page for your Fund in this report.
   
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Refer to Glossary of Terms Used in this Report for definitions.
 
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important determinant for performance. On the whole, NFZ was the most advantageously positioned in terms of duration and yield curve exposure. The Arizona Funds benefited from their weightings in the outperforming longer part of the yield curve while all Funds benefited from their underweightings in the shorter segments of the curve that underperformed. During this period, we worked to extend the duration of NKR, which had started the period with the shortest duration among the Arizona Funds. While we were successful in our duration extension efforts, NKR benefited less from the market environment of this period than the three Arizona Funds that had entered the period with longer durations. As a result, NKR’s return lagged that of the other Arizona Funds.
 
Credit exposure also played a role in performance during these twelve months, as lower-rated bonds, especially those rated BBB, generally outperformed higher-quality bonds rated AAA and AA. This outperformance was due in part to the greater demand for lower-rated bonds as investors looked for investments offering higher yields. Overall, the Arizona Funds benefited from being underweighted in bonds rated AAA and AA, which underperformed, while a strong weighting in BBB bonds helped NTX’s performance.
 
Holdings that generally made positive contributions to the Funds’ returns during this period included zero coupon bonds and health care, industrial development revenue (IDR), transportation and dedicated tax credits. Lease-backed and education bonds also outpaced the general municipal market for the period, while water and sewer credits just edged past the municipal market average. All of the Arizona Funds were overweighted in health care, while NTX’s performance was boosted by a heavy weighting in long-dated zero coupon bonds.
 
In contrast, pre-refunded bonds, which are often backed by U.S. Treasury securities, were the poorest performing market segment during this period. The underperformance of these bonds can be attributed primarily to their shorter effective maturities and higher credit quality. NAZ, NXE and NTX were overweighted in pre-refunded bonds, with NTX having heaviest weighting, which negatively impacted the performance of these three Funds. The public power, housing and resource recovery sectors also lagged the performance of the general municipal market for this period.
 
In addition, NTX held two credits—Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport Facility Improvement Corporation for American Airlines and Brazos River Authority for TXU Electric Company—that meaningfully detracted from the Fund’s performance for this period. Due to competitive pressures, rising costs, reduced demand and mounting losses, American Airlines declared bankruptcy at the end of November 2011, and we sold our holdings in this credit at a loss in early December 2011. The Brazos/TXU bond price deteriorated in tandem with the decline in natural gas prices. As of February 29, 2012, we continued to hold this credit, based on its current valuation. At the same time, the Arizona Funds continued to monitor funding issues involving the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) and the potential impact on local municipalities. After funding derived from taxes on hotels and rental cars declined sharply during the recent recession, AZSTA has been unable to pay for improvements in spring training facilities

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that were made to attract and keep major league baseball teams. The responsibility for covering these costs could now fall to the cities where the stadiums are located. NFZ held a position in insured bonds issued by the AZSTA, which posted a negative return for this reporting period, and all of the Funds hold credits issued by cities, specifically Glendale, that could be impacted by this situation.
 
APPROVED FUND REORGANIZATIONS
 
On April 18, 2012, the Funds’ Board of Directors/Trustees approved a series of reorganizations for all the Arizona Funds included in this report. The reorganizations are intended to create a single larger state Fund, which would potentially offer shareholders the following benefits:
 
Lower Fund expense ratios (excluding the effects of leverage), as fixed costs are spread over a larger asset base;
 
Enhanced secondary market trading, as larger Funds potentially make it easier for investors to buy and sell Fund shares;
 
Lower per share trading costs through reduced bid/ask spreads due to a larger common share float; and
 
Increased Fund flexibility in managing the structure and cost of leverage over time.
 
The approved reorganizations are as follows:
 
Acquired Funds
 
Symbol
 
Acquiring Fund
 
Symbol
  Nuveen Arizona Dividend
 
NFZ
       
     Advantage Municipal Fund
           
  Nuveen Arizona Dividend
 
NKR
 
Nuveen Arizona Premium
 
NAZ
     Advantage Municipal Fund 2
     
Income Municipal Fund, Inc.
   
  Nuveen Arizona Dividend
 
NXE
       
    Advantage Municipal Fund 3
           
 
If shareholders approve the reorganizations, and upon the closing of the reorganizations, the Acquired Funds will transfer substantially all of their assets to the Acquiring Fund in exchange for common and preferred shares of the Acquiring Fund, and the assumption by the Acquiring Fund of the liabilities of the Acquired Funds. The Acquired Funds will then be liquidated, dissolved and terminated in accordance with their Declaration of Trust.
 
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Fund Leverage and
Other Information
 
IMPACT OF THE FUNDS’ LEVERAGE STRATEGIES ON PERFORMANCE
 
One important factor impacting the return of the Funds relative to their benchmarks was the Funds’ use of leverage. The Funds use leverage because their managers believe that, over time, leveraging provides opportunities for additional income and total return for common shareholders. However, use of leverage also can expose common shareholders to additional volatility. For example, as the prices of securities held by a Fund decline, the negative impact of these valuation changes on common share net asset value and common shareholder total return is magnified by the use of leverage. Conversely, leverage may enhance common share returns during periods when the prices of securities held by a Fund generally are rising. Leverage had a positive impact on the performance of the Funds over this reporting period.
 
THE FUNDS’ REGULATORY LEVERAGE
 
As of February 29, 2012, each of the Funds has redeemed all of their outstanding auction rate preferred shares (ARPS) at liquidation value.
 
As of February 29, 2012, the Funds have issued and outstanding MuniFund Term Preferred (MTP) Shares and Variable Rate MuniFund Term Preferred (VMTP) Shares as shown in the accompanying tables.
 
MTP Shares
                           
Fund
 
Series
 
MTP Shares Issued
at Liquidation Value
 
Annual
Interest Rate
 
NYSE
Ticker
 
NFZ
   
2015
   
$11,100,000
   
2.05%
   
NFZ PrC
 
NKR
   
2015
   
$18,725,000
   
2.05%
   
NKR PrC
 
NXE
   
2016
   
$20,846,000
   
2.90%
   
NXE PrC
 
NTX
   
2015
   
$70,920,000
   
2.30%
   
NTX PrC
 
 
VMTP Shares

Fund
 
Series
 
VMTP Shares Issued
at Liquidation Value
NAZ
   
2014
 
$
28,000,000
 
(Refer to Notes to Financial Statements, Footnote 1 – General Information and Significant Accounting Policies and Footnote 4 – Fund Shares for further details on MTP and VMTP Shares.)
 
As of October 5, 2011, all 84 of the Nuveen closed-end municipal funds that had issued ARPS, approximately $11.0 billion, have redeemed at liquidation value all of these shares. For up-to-date information, please visit the Nuveen CEF Auction Rate Preferred Resource Center at: http://www.nuveen.com/arps.
 
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UPDATE ON LITIGATION REGARDING THE FUNDS’ REDEMPTION OF AUCTION RATE PREFERRED SHARES
 
During 2011, certain funds (including NXE) were named in a consolidated complaint as nominal defendants in a putative shareholder derivative action captioned Martin Safier, et al. v. Nuveen Asset Management, et al. that was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Chancery Division (the “Cook County Chancery Court”) on February 18, 2011 (the “Complaint”). The Complaint, filed on behalf of purported holders of each fund’s common shares, also named Nuveen Fund Advisors, Inc. as a defendant, together with current and former Officers and interested Directors/Trustees of each of the funds (together with the nominal defendants, collectively, the “Defendants”). The Complaint contained allegations regarding breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with the redemption of auction rate preferred shares issued by the funds. The Defendants filed a motion to dismiss the suit and on December 16, 2011, the court granted that motion dismissing the Complaint. The plaintiffs failed to file an appeal of the court’s decision within the required time period, resulting in the final disposition of the suit.
 
RISK CONSIDERATIONS
 
Fund shares are not guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Fund common shares are subject to a variety of risks, including:
 
Investment and Market Risk. An investment in common shares is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest. Your investment in common shares represents an indirect investment in the municipal securities owned by the Fund, which generally trade in the over-the-counter markets. Your common shares at any point in time may be worth less than your original investment, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and distributions.
 
Price Risk. Shares of closed-end investment companies like these Funds frequently trade at a discount to their NAV. Your common shares at any point in time may be worth less than your original investment, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and distributions.
 
Leverage Risk. Each Fund’s use of leverage creates the possibility of higher volatility for the Fund’s per share NAV, market price, distributions and returns. There is no assurance that a Fund’s leveraging strategy will be successful.
 
Tax Risk. The tax treatment of Fund distributions may be affected by new IRS interpretations of the Internal Revenue Code and future changes in tax laws and regulations.
 
Issuer Credit Risk. This is the risk that a security in a Fund’s portfolio will fail to make dividend or interest payments when due.
 
Interest Rate Risk. Fixed-income securities such as bonds, preferred, convertible and other debt securities will decline in value if market interest rates rise.
 
Reinvestment Risk. If market interest rates decline, income earned from a Fund’s portfolio may be reinvested at rates below that of the original bond that generated the income.
 
Call Risk or Prepayment Risk. Issuers may exercise their option to prepay principal earlier than scheduled, forcing a Fund to reinvest in lower-yielding securities.
 
Inverse Floater Risk. The Funds invest in inverse floaters. Due to their leveraged nature, these investments can greatly increase a Fund’s exposure to interest rate risk and credit risk. In addition, investments in inverse floaters involve the risk that the Fund could lose more than its original principal investment.

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Common Share Dividend
and Price Information
 
DIVIDEND INFORMATION
 
During the twelve-month reporting period ended February 29, 2012, NAZ had one monthly dividend increase, while the dividends of NFZ, NKR, NXE and NTX remained stable throughout the reporting period.
 
Due to normal portfolio activity, common shareholders of NTX received a long-term capital gains distribution of $0.0259 per share in December 2011.
 
All of the Funds in this report seek to pay stable dividends at rates that reflect each Fund’s past results and projected future performance. During certain periods, each Fund may pay dividends at a rate that may be more or less than the amount of net investment income actually earned by the Fund during the period. If a Fund has cumulatively earned more than it has paid in dividends, it holds the excess in reserve as undistributed net investment income (UNII) as part of the Fund’s NAV. Conversely, if a Fund has cumulatively paid dividends in excess of its earnings, the excess constitutes negative UNII that is likewise reflected in the Fund’s NAV. Each Fund will, over time, pay all of its net investment income as dividends to shareholders. As of February 29, 2012, all five of the Funds in this report had positive UNII balances for both tax and financial reporting purposes.
 
SHARE REPURCHASES AND PRICE INFORMATION
 
As of February 29, 2012, and since the inception of the Funds’ repurchase programs, the Funds have cumulatively repurchased and retired their outstanding common shares as shown in the accompanying table. Since the inception of the Funds’ repurchase programs, NAZ and NTX have not repurchased any of their outstanding common shares.

               
Fund
 
Common Shares
Repurchased and Retired
 
% of Outstanding
Common Shares
NFZ
   
2,500
   
0.2
%
NKR
   
800
   
0.0
%*
NXE
   
1,600
   
0.1
%
               
*
Rounds to less than 0.1%.
 
During the twelve-month reporting period, the Funds did not repurchase any of their outstanding common shares.
 
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As of February 29, 2012, the Funds’ common share prices were trading at (+) premiums or (-) discounts to their common share NAVs as shown in the accompanying table.

               
   
2/29/12
 
Twelve-Month Average
 
Fund
 
(+)Premium/(-)Discount
 
(+)Premium/(-)Discount
 
NAZ
   
(-)1.42%
   
(-)4.70%
 
NFZ
   
(-)4.58%
   
(-)7.08%
 
NKR
   
(-)3.96%
   
(-)7.55%
 
NXE
   
(-)4.61%
   
(-)8.71%
 
NTX
   
(+)5.50%
   
(+)6.72%
 

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NAZ
 
Nuveen Arizona
Performance
 
Premium Income
OVERVIEW
 
Municipal Fund, Inc.
   
as of February 29, 2012
 
 
Fund Snapshot
       
Common Share Price
 
$
14.61
 
Common Share Net Asset Value (NAV)
 
$
14.82
 
Premium/(Discount) to NAV
   
-1.42
%
Market Yield
   
5.26
%
Taxable-Equivalent Yield1
   
7.66
%
Net Assets Applicable to Common Shares ($000)
 
$
66,268
 

Leverage
       
Regulatory Leverage
   
29.70
%
Effective Leverage
   
31.27
%

Average Annual Total Returns
           
(Inception 11/19/92)
           
     
On Share Price
 
On NAV
1-Year
   
25.48%
 
18.08
%
5-Year
   
6.37%
 
5.59
%
10-Year
   
4.33%
 
5.84
%

Portfolio Composition3
       
(as a % of total investments)
       
Tax Obligation/Limited
   
26.9
%
Utilities
   
17.8
%
Health Care
   
15.5
%
Education and Civic Organizations
   
12.1
%
U.S. Guaranteed
   
10.0
%
Water and Sewer
   
8.7
%
Tax Obligation/General
   
8.2
%
Consumer Staples
   
0.8
%
 
 
Refer to the Glossary of Terms Used in this Report for further definition of the terms used within this Fund’s Performance Overview page.
1
Taxable-Equivalent Yield represents the yield that must be earned on a fully taxable investment in order to equal the yield of the Fund on an after-tax basis. It is based on a combined federal and state income tax rate of 31.3%. When comparing this Fund to investments that generate qualified dividend income, the Taxable-Equivalent Yield is lower.
2
Ratings shown are the highest rating given by one of the following national rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s Group, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. or Fitch, Inc. Credit ratings are subject to change. AAA, AA, A, and BBB are investment grade ratings; BB, B, CCC, CC, C and D are below-investment grade ratings. Certain bonds backed by U.S. Government or agency securities are regarded as having an implied rating equal to the rating of such securities. Holdings designated N/R are not rated by a national rating agency.
3
Holdings are subject to change.
 
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NFZ
 
Nuveen Arizona
Performance
 
Dividend Advantage
OVERVIEW
 
Municipal Fund
   
as of February 29, 2012
 
 
Fund Snapshot
       
Common Share Price
 
$
14.39
 
Common Share Net Asset Value (NAV)
 
$
15.08
 
Premium/(Discount) to NAV
   
-4.58
%
Market Yield
   
5.38
%
Taxable-Equivalent Yield1
   
7.83
%
Net Assets Applicable to Common Shares ($000)
 
$
23,349
 

Leverage
       
Regulatory Leverage
   
32.22
%
Effective Leverage
   
35.37
%

Average Annual Total Returns
           
(Inception 1/30/01)
           
     
On Share Price
 
On NAV
1-Year
   
25.66%
 
19.56
%
5-Year
   
4.79%
 
5.15
%
10-Year
   
5.35%
 
6.12
%

Portfolio Composition3
       
(as a % of total investments)
       
Tax Obligation/Limited
   
31.0
%
Utilities
   
19.6
%
Health Care
   
14.8
%
Tax Obligation/General
   
12.9
%
Education and Civic Organizations
   
10.0
%
U.S. Guaranteed
   
5.3
%
Other
   
6.4
%
 
 
Refer to the Glossary of Terms Used in this Report for further definition of the terms used within this Fund’s Performance Overview page.
1
Taxable-Equivalent Yield represents the yield that must be earned on a fully taxable investment in order to equal the yield of the Fund on an after-tax basis. It is based on a combined federal and state income tax rate of 31.3%. When comparing this Fund to investments that generate qualified dividend income, the Taxable-Equivalent Yield is lower.
2
Ratings shown are the highest rating given by one of the following national rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s Group, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. or Fitch, Inc. Credit ratings are subject to change. AAA, AA, A, and BBB are investment grade ratings; BB, B, CCC, CC, C and D are below-investment grade ratings. Certain bonds backed by U.S. Government or agency securities are regarded as having an implied rating equal to the rating of such securities. Holdings designated N/R are not rated by a national rating agency.
3
Holdings are subject to change.
 
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NKR
 
Nuveen Arizona
Performance
 
Dividend Advantage
OVERVIEW
 
Municipal Fund 2
   
as of February 29, 2012
 
 
Fund Snapshot
       
Common Share Price
 
$
14.78
 
Common Share Net Asset Value (NAV)
 
$
15.39
 
Premium/(Discount) to NAV
   
-3.96
%
Market Yield
   
5.44
%
Taxable-Equivalent Yield1
   
7.92
%
Net Assets Applicable to Common Shares ($000)
 
$
37,546
 

Leverage
       
Regulatory Leverage
   
33.28
%
Effective Leverage
   
34.84
%

Average Annual Total Returns
           
(Inception 3/25/02)
           
     
On Share Price
 
On NAV
1-Year
   
23.88%
 
16.91
%
5-Year
   
5.16%
 
5.60
%
Since Inception
   
5.77%
 
6.51
%

Portfolio Composition3
       
(as a % of total investments)
       
Tax Obligation/Limited
   
33.3
%
Health Care
   
20.6
%
Tax Obligation/General
   
20.0
%
Education and Civic Organizations
   
9.1
%
Water and Sewer
   
6.9
%
Utilities
   
6.4
%
Other
   
3.7
%
 
 
Refer to the Glossary of Terms Used in this Report for further definition of the terms used within this Fund’s Performance Overview page.
1
Taxable-Equivalent Yield represents the yield that must be earned on a fully taxable investment in order to equal the yield of the Fund on an after-tax basis. It is based on a combined federal and state income tax rate of 31.3%. When comparing this Fund to investments that generate qualified dividend income, the Taxable-Equivalent Yield is lower.
2
Ratings shown are the highest rating given by one of the following national rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s Group, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. or Fitch, Inc. Credit ratings are subject to change. AAA, AA, A, and BBB are investment grade ratings; BB, B, CCC, CC, C and D are below-investment grade ratings. Certain bonds backed by U.S. Government or agency securities are regarded as having an implied rating equal to the rating of such securities. Holdings designated N/R are not rated by a national rating agency.
3
Holdings are subject to change.
 
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NXE
 
Nuveen Arizona
Performance
 
Dividend Advantage
OVERVIEW
 
Municipal Fund 3
   
as of February 29, 2012
 
 
Fund Snapshot
       
Common Share Price
 
$
14.28
 
Common Share Net Asset Value (NAV)
 
$
14.97
 
Premium/(Discount) to NAV
   
-4.61
%
Market Yield
   
5.29
%
Taxable-Equivalent Yield1
   
7.70
%
Net Assets Applicable to Common Shares ($000)
 
$
45,904
 

Leverage
       
Regulatory Leverage
   
31.23
%
Effective Leverage
   
33.54
%

             
Average Annual Total Returns
           
(Inception 9/25/02)
           
     
On Share Price
 
On NAV
1-Year
   
23.63%
 
17.30
%
5-Year
   
5.77%
 
5.63
%
Since Inception
   
5.07%
 
5.82
%

         
Portfolio Composition3
       
(as a % of total investments)
       
Tax Obligation/Limited
   
29.9
%
Health Care
   
19.6
%
Education and Civic Organizations
   
12.8
%
Utilities
   
11.8
%
Tax Obligation/General
   
7.5
%
U.S. Guaranteed
   
7.0
%
Water and Sewer
   
6.7
%
Other
   
4.7
%
 
 
Refer to the Glossary of Terms Used in this Report for further definition of the terms used within this Fund’s Performance Overview page.
1
Taxable-Equivalent Yield represents the yield that must be earned on a fully taxable investment in order to equal the yield of the Fund on an after-tax basis. It is based on a combined federal and state income tax rate of 31.3%. When comparing this Fund to investments that generate qualified dividend income, the Taxable-Equivalent Yield is lower.
2
Ratings shown are the highest rating given by one of the following national rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s Group, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. or Fitch, Inc. Credit ratings are subject to change. AAA, AA, A, and BBB are investment grade ratings; BB, B, CCC, CC, C and D are below-investment grade ratings. Certain bonds backed by U.S. Government or agency securities are regarded as having an implied rating equal to the rating of such securities. Holdings designated N/R are not rated by a national rating agency.
3
Holdings are subject to change.
 
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NTX
 
Nuveen Texas
Performance
 
Quality Income
OVERVIEW
 
Municipal Fund
   
as of February 29, 2012
 
 
Fund Snapshot
       
Common Share Price
 
$
16.31
 
Common Share Net Asset Value (NAV)
 
$
15.46
 
Premium/(Discount) to NAV
   
5.50
%
Market Yield
   
5.26
%
Taxable-Equivalent Yield1
   
7.31
%
Net Assets Applicable to Common Shares ($000)
 
$
148,222
 

Leverage
       
Regulatory Leverage
   
32.36
%
Effective Leverage
   
33.56
%

Average Annual Total Returns
           
(Inception 10/17/91)
           
     
On Share Price
 
On NAV
1-Year
   
13.81%
 
16.23
%
5-Year
   
8.05%
 
5.86
%
10-Year
   
6.81%
 
6.20
%

Portfolio Composition4
       
(as a % of total investments)
       
Tax Obligation/General
   
25.5
%
U.S. Guaranteed
   
10.6
%
Utilities
   
10.4
%
Water and Sewer
   
10.3
%
Tax Obligation/Limited
   
10.2
%
Health Care
   
9.8
%
Transportation
   
8.1
%
Education and Civic Organizations
   
7.8
%
Other
   
7.3
%
 
 
Refer to the Glossary of Terms Used in this Report for further definition of the terms used within this Fund’s Performance Overview page.
1
Taxable-Equivalent Yield represents the yield that must be earned on a fully taxable investment in order to equal the yield of the Fund on an after-tax basis. It is based on a federal income tax rate of 28%. When comparing this Fund to investments that generate qualified dividend income, the Taxable-Equivalent Yield is lower.
2
Ratings shown are the highest rating given by one of the following national rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s Group, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. or Fitch, Inc. Credit ratings are subject to change. AAA, AA, A, and BBB are investment grade ratings; BB, B, CCC, CC, C and D are below-investment grade ratings. Certain bonds backed by U.S. Government or agency securities are regarded as having an implied rating equal to the rating of such securities. Holdings designated N/R are not rated by a national rating agency.
3
The Fund paid shareholders a capital gains distribution in December 2011 of $0.0259 per share.
4
Holdings are subject to change.
5
Rounds to less than 1%.
 
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NAZ
 
Shareholder Meeting Report
NFZ
   
NKR
 
The annual meeting of shareholders was held in the offices of Nuveen Investments on November 15, 2011; at this meeting the shareholders were asked to vote on the election of Board Members, the elimination of Fundamental Investment Policies and the approval of new Fundamental Investment Policies. The meeting was subsequently adjourned to December 16, 2011. The meeting for NFZ, NKR and NXE was additionally adjourned to January 31, 2012.

   
NAZ
 
NFZ
 
NKR
 
   
Common and
Preferred
shares voting
together
as a class
 
Preferred
shares voting
together
as a class
 
Common and
Preferred
shares voting
together
as a class
 
Preferred
shares voting
together
as a class
 
Common and
Preferred
shares voting
together
as a class
 
Preferred
shares voting
together
as a class
 
To approve the elimination of the fundamental policies relating to the Fund's ability to make loans.
                                     
For
   
2,113,498
   
280
   
1,162,602
   
394,600
   
1,946,180
   
661,900
 
Against
   
257,710
   
   
180,784
   
123,900
   
200,805
   
93,978
 
Abstain
   
144,826
   
   
46,123
   
1,000
   
72,985
   
22,000
 
Broker Non-Votes
   
500,208
   
   
215,808
   
22,999
   
372,045
   
103,287
 
Total
   
3,016,242
   
280
   
1,605,317
   
542,499
   
2,592,015
   
881,165
 
                                       
To approve the new fundamental policy relating to the Fund's ability to make loans.
                                     
For
   
2,088,038
   
280
   
1,165,252
   
394,600
   
1,940,518
   
661,900
 
Against
   
272,029
   
   
182,534
   
123,900
   
204,777
   
93,978
 
Abstain
   
155,968
   
   
41,723
   
1,000
   
74,675
   
22,000
 
Broker Non-Votes
   
500,207
   
   
215,808
   
22,999
   
372,045
   
103,287
 
Total
   
3,016,242
   
280
   
1,605,317
   
542,499
   
2,592,015
   
881,165
 
Approval of the Board Members was reached as follows:
                                     
John P. Amboian
                                     
For
   
2,935,327
   
   
1,469,695
   
   
2,426,700
   
 
Withhold
   
80,915
   
   
128,072
   
   
145,051
   
 
Total
   
3,016,242
   
   
1,597,767
   
   
2,571,751
   
 
Robert P. Bremner
                                     
For
   
2,932,327
   
   
   
   
   
 
Withhold
   
83,915
   
   
   
   
   
 
Total
   
3,016,242
   
   
   
   
   
 
Jack B. Evans
                                     
For
   
2,935,009
   
   
   
   
   
 
Withhold
   
81,233
   
   
   
   
   
 
Total
   
3,016,242
   
   
   
   
   
 
William C. Hunter
                                     
For
   
   
280
   
   
518,650
   
   
912,687
 
Withhold
   
   
   
   
58,600
   
   
51,478
 
Total
   
   
280
   
   
577,250
   
   
964,165
 
David J. Kundert
                                     
For
   
2,934,327
   
   
1,470,236
   
   
2,433,450
   
 
Withhold
   
81,915
   
   
127,531
   
   
138,301
   
 
Total
   
3,016,242
   
   
1,597,767
   
   
2,571,751
   
 
William J. Schneider
                                     
For
   
   
280
   
   
518,650
   
   
912,687
 
Withhold
   
   
   
   
58,600
   
   
51,478
 
Total
   
   
280
   
   
577,250
   
   
964,165
 
Judith M. Stockdale
                                     
For
   
2,930,229
   
   
   
   
   
 
Withhold
   
86,013
   
   
   
   
   
 
Total
   
3,016,242
   
   
   
   
   
 
Carole E. Stone
                                     
For
   
2,931,001
   
   
   
   
   
 
Withhold
   
85,241
   
   
   
   
   
 
Total
   
3,016,242
   
   
   
   
   
 
Virginia L. Stringer
                                     
For
   
2,934,001
   
   
   
   
   
 
Withhold
   
82,241
   
   
   
   
   
 
Total
   
3,016,242
   
   
   
   
   
 
Terence J. Toth
                                     
For
   
2,935,327
   
   
1,470,779
   
   
2,433,450
   
 
Withhold
   
80,915
   
   
126,988
   
   
138,301
   
 
Total
   
3,016,242
   
   
1,597,767
   
   
2,571,751
   
 

Nuveen Investments
 
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Shareholder Meeting Report (continued)
NXE
   
NTX
   

   
NXE
 
NTX
 
   
Common and
Preferred
shares voting
together
as a class
 
Preferred
shares voting
together
as a class
 
Common and
Preferred
shares voting
together
as a class
 
Preferred
shares voting
together
as a class
 
To approve the elimination of the fundamental policies relating to the Fund's ability to make loans.
                         
For
   
2,279,256
   
608,700
   
6,877,113
   
2,858,008
 
Against
   
239,195
   
91,800
   
724,877
   
168,661
 
Abstain
   
100,908
   
20,000
   
207,350
   
72,500
 
Broker Non-Votes
   
494,557
   
202,749
   
2,227,525
   
827,437
 
Total
   
3,113,916
   
923,249
   
10,036,865
   
3,926,606
 
To approve the new fundamental policy relating to the Fund's ability to make loans.
                         
For
   
2,260,006
   
603,700
   
6,871,716
   
2,859,508
 
Against
   
255,195
   
96,800
   
730,502
   
167,161
 
Abstain
   
104,158
   
20,000
   
207,122
   
72,500
 
Broker Non-Votes
   
494,557
   
202,749
   
2,227,525
   
827,437
 
Total
   
3,113,916
   
923,249
   
10,036,865
   
3,926,606
 
Approval of the Board Members was reached as follows:
                         
John P. Amboian
                         
For
   
3,077,871
   
   
9,790,124
   
 
Withhold
   
162,109
   
   
246,741
   
 
Total
   
3,239,980
   
   
10,036,865
   
 
Robert P. Bremner
                         
For
   
   
   
   
 
Withhold
   
   
   
   
 
Total
   
   
   
   
 
Jack B. Evans
                         
For
   
   
   
   
 
Withhold
   
   
   
   
 
Total
   
   
   
   
 
William C. Hunter
                         
For
   
   
1,066,631
   
   
3,867,682
 
Withhold
   
   
32,418
   
   
58,924
 
Total
   
   
1,099,049
   
   
3,926,606
 
David J. Kundert
                         
For
   
3,077,871
   
   
9,800,132
   
 
Withhold
   
162,109
   
   
236,733
   
 
Total
   
3,239,980
   
   
10,036,865
   
 
William J. Schneider
                         
For
   
   
1,066,631
   
   
3,867,682
 
Withhold
   
   
32,418
   
   
58,924
 
Total
   
   
1,099,049
   
   
3,926,606
 
Judith M. Stockdale
                         
For
   
   
   
   
 
Withhold
   
   
   
   
 
Total
   
   
   
   
 
Carole E. Stone
                         
For
   
   
   
   
 
Withhold
   
   
   
   
 
Total
   
   
   
   
 
Virginia L. Stringer
                         
For
   
   
   
   
 
Withhold
   
   
   
   
 
Total
   
   
   
   
 
Terence J. Toth
                         
For
   
3,077,871
   
   
9,798,646
   
 
Withhold
   
162,109
   
   
238,219
   
 
Total
   
3,239,980
   
   
10,036,865
   
 
 
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Report of Independent
Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
The Board of Directors/Trustees and Shareholders
Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Municipal Fund, Inc.
Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund
Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 2
Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 3
Nuveen Texas Quality Income Municipal Fund
 
We have audited the accompanying statements of assets and liabilities, including the portfolios of investments, of Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Municipal Fund, Inc., Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund, Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 2, Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 3, and Nuveen Texas Quality Income Municipal Fund (the “Funds”) as of February 29, 2012, and the related statements of operations and cash flows for the year then ended and the statements of changes in net assets and the financial highlights for each of the periods indicated therein. These financial statements and financial highlights are the responsibility of the Funds’ management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements and financial highlights based on our audits.
 
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements and financial highlights are free of material misstatement. We were not engaged to perform an audit of the Funds’ internal control over financial reporting. Our audits included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Funds’ internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements and financial highlights, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. Our procedures included confirmation of securities owned as of February 29, 2012, by correspondence with the custodian and brokers or by other appropriate auditing procedures where replies from brokers were not received. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
In our opinion, the financial statements and financial highlights referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial positions of Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Municipal Fund, Inc., Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund, Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 2, Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 3, and Nuveen Texas Quality Income Municipal Fund at February 29, 2012, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the year then ended and the changes in their net assets and the financial highlights for each of the periods indicated therein, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
 
 
Chicago, Illinois
April 25, 2012

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Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Municipal Fund, Inc.
NAZ
 
Portfolio of Investments
   
February 29, 2012
 
 
Principal
   
Optional Call
         
 
Amount (000)
 
Description (1)
Provisions (2)
Ratings (3)
   
Value
 
     
Consumer Staples – 1.1% (0.8% of Total Investments)
           
$
745
 
Puerto Rico, The Children’s Trust Fund, Tobacco Settlement Asset-Backed Refunding Bonds, Series 2002, 5.375%, 5/15/33
5/12 at 100.00
BBB
 
$
737,036
 
     
Education and Civic Organizations – 17.1% (12.1% of Total Investments)
           
 
2,500
 
Arizona Higher Education Loan Authority, Student Loan Revenue Bonds, Series 2007B, Auction Rate Securities, 0.543%, 11/01/41 (Alternative Minimum Tax) (4)
9/12 at 100.00
A
   
1,959,607
 
 
1,000
 
Arizona State University, System Revenue Bonds, Series 2002, 5.000%, 7/01/25 – FGIC Insured
7/12 at 100.00
AA
   
1,013,880
 
     
Arizona State University, System Revenue Bonds, Series 2005:
           
 
1,455
 
5.000%, 7/01/20 – AMBAC Insured
7/15 at 100.00
Aa3
   
1,566,424
 
 
750
 
5.000%, 7/01/21 – AMBAC Insured
7/15 at 100.00
Aa3
   
803,205
 
 
755
 
Glendale Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Revenue Bonds, Midwestern University, Refunding Series 2007, 5.000%, 5/15/31
5/22 at 100.00
A–
   
819,386
 
 
1,600
 
Glendale Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Revenue Bonds, Midwestern University, Refunding Series 2010, 5.125%, 5/15/40
5/20 at 100.00
A–
   
1,672,944
 
 
280
 
Phoenix IDA, Arizona, Education Revenue Bonds, Painted Rock Academy Project, Series 2012A, 7.500%, 7/01/42
7/20 at 100.00
N/R
   
281,159
 
 
220
 
Phoenix Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Education Revenue Bonds, Great Hearts Academies – Veritas Project, Series 2012, 6.300%, 7/01/42
7/21 at 100.00
N/R
   
222,233
 
 
280
 
Pima County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Education Revenue Bonds, Carden Traditional Schools Project, Series 2012, 7.500%, 1/01/42
1/22 at 100.00
BBB–
   
278,799
 
     
Pima County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Education Revenue Bonds, Paradise Education Center Project, Series 2010:
           
 
170
 
6.000%, 6/01/40
6/19 at 100.00
BBB–
   
154,977
 
 
200
 
6.100%, 6/01/45
6/19 at 100.00
BBB–
   
182,344
 
 
1,500
 
Tempe Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Lease Revenue Bonds, Arizona State University Foundation Project, Series 2003, 5.000%, 7/01/34 – AMBAC Insured
7/13 at 100.00
N/R
   
1,507,515
 
 
825
 
Yavapai County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Charter School Revenue Bonds, Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center Charter School, Series 2011, 7.875%, 3/01/42
3/21 at 100.00
BB+
   
887,618
 
 
11,535
 
Total Education and Civic Organizations
       
11,350,091
 
     
Health Care – 21.8% (15.5% of Total Investments)
           
 
1,430
 
Arizona Health Facilities Authority, Hospital Revenue Bonds, Banner Health Systems, Series 2007A, 5.000%, 1/01/25
1/17 at 100.00
AA–
   
1,600,099
 
 
885
 
Arizona Health Facilities Authority, Hospital Revenue Bonds, Banner Health Systems, Series 2007B, 1.059%, 1/02/37
1/17 at 100.00
AA–
   
624,368
 
 
3,470
 
Arizona Health Facilities Authority, Hospital Revenue Bonds, Banner Health Systems, Series 2008D, 5.500%, 1/01/38
1/18 at 100.00
AA–
   
3,733,789
 
 
675
 
Glendale Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Revenue Bonds, John C. Lincoln Health Network, Series 2005B, 5.000%, 12/01/37
12/15 at 100.00
BBB
   
665,807
 
 
1,110
 
Glendale Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Revenue Bonds, John C. Lincoln Health Network, Series 2007, 5.000%, 12/01/42
12/17 at 100.00
BBB
   
1,095,315
 
 
2,150
 
Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Health Facility Revenue Bonds, Catholic Healthcare West, Series 2004A, 5.375%, 7/01/23
7/14 at 100.00
A
   
2,285,214
 
 
2,900
 
Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Health Facility Revenue Bonds, Catholic Healthcare West, Series 2007A, 5.250%, 7/01/32
7/17 at 100.00
A
   
3,047,639
 
 
425
 
Puerto Rico Industrial, Tourist, Educational, Medical and Environmental Control Facilities Financing Authority, Hospital Revenue Bonds, Hospital de la Concepcion, Series 2000A, 6.375%, 11/15/15
5/12 at 100.00
AA+
   
426,768
 
     
Show Low Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Hospital Revenue Bonds, Navapache Regional Medical Center, Series 2005:
           
 
525
 
5.000%, 12/01/25 – RAAI Insured
12/15 at 100.00
BBB+
   
531,573
 
 
435
 
5.000%, 12/01/30 – RAAI Insured
12/15 at 100.00
BBB+
   
436,222
 
 
14,005
 
Total Health Care
       
14,446,794
 

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Principal
   
Optional Call
         
 
Amount (000)
 
Description (1)
Provisions (2)
Ratings (3)
   
Value
 
     
Tax Obligation/General – 11.5% (8.2% of Total Investments)
           
$
1,265
 
Gila County Unified School District 10 Payson, Arizona, School Improvement Bonds, Project 2006, Series 2008B, 5.750%, 7/01/28
7/18 at 100.00
Aa3
 
$
1,438,963
 
 
1,200
 
Maricopa County Unified School District 95 Queen Creek, Arizona, General Obligation Bonds, Series 2008, 5.000%, 7/01/27 – AGM Insured
7/18 at 100.00
Aa3
   
1,319,016
 
 
515
 
Pima County Continental Elementary School District 39, Arizona, General Obligation Bonds, Series 2011A, 2.000%, 7/01/30 – AGM Insured
7/21 at 100.00
AA–
   
625,133
 
 
3,530
 
Pinal County Unified School District 1, Florence, Arizona, General Obligation Bonds, Series 2008C, 5.250%, 7/01/28
7/18 at 100.00
A
   
3,915,335
 
 
330
 
Puerto Rico, General Obligation and Public Improvement Bonds, Series 2002A, 5.375%, 7/01/28
7/12 at 100.00
Baa1
   
330,277
 
 
6,840
 
Total Tax Obligation/General
       
7,628,724
 
     
Tax Obligation/Limited – 38.0% (26.9% of Total Investments)
           
 
321
 
Estrella Mountain Ranch Community Facilities District, Goodyear, Arizona, Special Assessment Lien Bonds, Series 2001A, 7.875%, 7/01/25
7/12 at 100.00
N/R
   
323,096
 
 
3,000
 
Glendale Western Loop 101 Public Facilities Corporation, Arizona, Third Lien Excise Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2008B, 6.250%, 7/01/38
1/14 at 100.00
AA
   
3,158,130
 
 
1,280
 
Greater Arizona Development Authority, Infrastructure Revenue Bonds, Series 2006-1, 5.000%, 8/01/22 – NPFG Insured
8/16 at 100.00
AA–
   
1,375,040
 
 
740
 
Greater Arizona Development Authority, Infrastructure Revenue Bonds, Series 2006A, 5.000%, 8/01/23 – NPFG Insured
8/16 at 100.00
AA–
   
791,667
 
 
1,110
 
Marana Municipal Property Corporation, Arizona, Municipal Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2008B, 5.125%, 7/01/28
7/12 at 100.00
AA
   
1,115,950
 
 
575
 
Marana Municipal Property Corporation, Arizona, Revenue Bonds, Series 2003, 5.000%, 7/01/28 – AMBAC Insured
7/13 at 100.00
AA
   
589,461
 
 
1,350
 
Marana, Arizona, Tangerine Farms Road Improvement District Revenue Bonds, Series 2006, 4.600%, 1/01/26
7/16 at 100.00
A2
   
1,400,261
 
 
3,400
 
Maricopa County Stadium District, Arizona, Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2002, 5.375%, 6/01/18 – AMBAC Insured
6/12 at 100.00
N/R
   
3,263,320
 
 
3,400
 
Mesa, Arizona, Street and Highway User Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2005, 5.000%, 7/01/24 – AGM Insured
7/15 at 100.00
AA
   
3,633,376
 
 
170
 
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, Arizona, Special Facility Revenue Bonds, Mesa Project, Series 2012, 5.000%, 7/01/38 (Alternative Minimum Tax)
7/22 at 100.00
AA+
   
172,251
 
 
1,140
 
Pinetop Fire District of Navajo County, Arizona, Certificates of Participation, Series 2008, 7.750%, 6/15/29
6/16 at 102.00
A3
   
1,217,862
 
 
265
 
Puerto Rico Public Buildings Authority, Guaranteed Government Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2002D, 5.125%, 7/01/24
7/12 at 100.00
Baa1
   
265,851
 
 
1,700
 
Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation, Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, First Subordinate Series 2010C, 0.000%, 8/01/38
No Opt. Call
A+
   
390,524
 
 
1,525
 
Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation, Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2010A, 0.000%, 8/01/33
No Opt. Call
A+
   
495,518
 
 
1,610
 
San Luis Civic Improvement Corporation, Arizona, Municipal Facilities Excise Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2005, 5.000%, 7/01/25 – SYNCORA GTY Insured
7/15 at 100.00
A+
   
1,703,364
 
 
1,000
 
Scottsdale Municipal Property Corporation, Arizona, Excise Tax Revenue Bonds, Refunding Series 2006, 5.000%, 7/01/24
No Opt. Call
AAA
   
1,276,220
 
 
2,000
 
Scottsdale Municipal Property Corporation, Arizona, Excise Tax Revenue Bonds, Water & Sewer Improvements Project, Series 2010, 5.000%, 7/01/36
No Opt. Call
AAA
   
2,234,420
 

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Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Municipal Fund, Inc. (continued)
NAZ
 
Portfolio of Investments
    February 29, 2012

 
Principal
   
Optional Call
         
 
Amount (000)
 
Description (1)
Provisions (2)
Ratings (3)
   
Value
 
     
Tax Obligation/Limited (continued)
           
$
1,000
 
Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority, Matching Fund Loan Notes Revenue Bonds, Senior Lien Series 2010A, 5.000%, 10/01/29
10/20 at 100.00
BBB
 
$
1,054,570
 
 
645
 
Vistancia Community Facilities District, Arizona, Restricted General Obligation Bonds, Series 2005, 5.750%, 7/15/24
7/15 at 100.00
A1
   
692,846
 
 
26,231
 
Total Tax Obligation/Limited
       
25,153,727
 
     
U.S. Guaranteed – 14.1% (10.0% of Total Investments) (5)
           
 
3,500
 
Glendale, Arizona, Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds, Subordinate Lien, Series 2003, 5.000%, 7/01/28 (Pre-refunded 7/01/13) – AMBAC Insured
7/13 at 100.00
AA (5)
   
3,720,850
 
 
1,250
 
Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Hospital Revenue Refunding Bonds, Samaritan Health Services, Series 1990A, 7.000%, 12/01/16 – NPFG Insured (ETM)
No Opt. Call
N/R (5)
   
1,483,638
 
 
385
 
Maricopa County, Arizona, Hospital Revenue Bonds, Sun Health Corporation, Series 2005, 5.000%, 4/01/16 (Pre-refunded 4/01/15)
4/15 at 100.00
N/R (5)
   
436,956
 
 
1,500
 
Phoenix Civic Improvement Corporation, Arizona, Junior Lien Water System Revenue Bonds, Series 2002, 5.000%, 7/01/26 (Pre-refunded 7/01/12) – FGIC Insured
7/12 at 100.00
AAA
   
1,524,510
 
 
1,200
 
Prescott Valley Municipal Property Corporation, Arizona, Municipal Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2003, 5.000%, 1/01/27 (Pre-refunded 1/01/13) – FGIC Insured
1/13 at 100.00
AA– (5)
   
1,247,988
 
 
365
 
Puerto Rico Public Buildings Authority, Guaranteed Government Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2002D, 5.125%, 7/01/24 (Pre-refunded 7/01/12)
7/12 at 100.00
Baa1 (5)
   
371,092
 
 
530
 
Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, Arizona, Electric System Revenue Bonds, Series 2002B, 5.000%, 1/01/22 (Pre-refunded 1/01/13)
1/13 at 100.00
Aa1 (5)
   
551,380
 
 
8,730
 
Total U.S. Guaranteed
       
9,336,414
 
     
Utilities – 25.0% (17.8% of Total Investments)
           
 
1,000
 
Arizona Power Authority, Special Obligation Power Resource Revenue Refunding Crossover Bonds, Hoover Project, Series 2001, 5.250%, 10/01/15
No Opt. Call
AA
   
1,160,010
 
 
1,600
 
Maricopa County Pollution Control Corporation, Arizona, Pollution Control Revenue Refunding Bonds, Southern California Edison Company, Series 2000A, 5.000%, 6/01/35
6/20 at 100.00
A1
   
1,740,192
 
 
1,340
 
Pima County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Revenue Bonds, Tucson Electric Power Company, Refunding Series 2008, 5.750%, 9/01/29
1/15 at 100.00
BBB–
   
1,401,345
 
 
650
 
Pinal County Electrical District 3, Arizona, Electric System Revenue Bonds, Refunding Series 2011, 5.250%, 7/01/36
7/21 at 100.00
A
   
701,981
 
 
2,170
 
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, Power Revenue Bonds, Series 2005RR, 5.000%, 7/01/27 – SYNCORA GTY Insured
7/15 at 100.00
A3
   
2,287,397
 
 
715
 
Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, Arizona, Electric System Revenue Bonds, Tender Option Bond Trust 09-9W, 17.970%, 1/01/38 (IF) (6)
1/18 at 100.00
Aa1
   
973,544
 
     
Salt Verde Financial Corporation, Arizona, Senior Gas Revenue Bonds, Citigroup Energy Inc Prepay Contract Obligations, Series 2007:
           
 
4,500
 
5.500%, 12/01/29
No Opt. Call
A–
   
4,824,131
 
 
3,500
 
5.000%, 12/01/37
No Opt. Call
A–
   
3,504,970
 
 
15,475
 
Total Utilities
       
16,593,570
 
     
Water and Sewer – 12.2% (8.7% of Total Investments)
           
 
1,005
 
Cottonwood, Arizona, Senior Lien Water System Revenue Bonds, Municipal Property Corporation, Series 2004, 5.000%, 7/01/24 – SYNCORA GTY Insured
7/14 at 100.00
A
   
1,031,924
 
 
1,425
 
Goodyear, Arizona, Water and Sewer Revenue Obligations, Series 2010, 5.625%, 7/01/39
7/20 at 100.00
A+
   
1,541,009
 
 
500
 
Oro Valley Municipal Property Corporation, Arizona, Senior Lien Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2003, 5.000%, 7/01/23 – NPFG Insured
7/13 at 100.00
AA–
   
518,460
 
 
1,000
 
Phoenix Civic Improvement Corporation, Arizona, Junior Lien Wastewater System Revenue Bonds, Series 2004, 5.000%, 7/01/24 – NPFG Insured
7/14 at 100.00
AA+
   
1,087,730
 

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Principal
   
Optional Call
         
 
Amount (000)
 
Description (1)
Provisions (2)
Ratings (3)
   
Value
 
     
Water and Sewer (continued)
           
$
1,250
 
Phoenix Civic Improvement Corporation, Arizona, Junior Lien Water System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2001, 5.500%, 7/01/21 – FGIC Insured
No Opt. Call
AAA
 
$
1,612,350
 
     
Surprise Municipal Property Corporation, Arizona, Wastewater System Revenue Bonds, Series 2007:
           
 
600
 
4.700%, 4/01/22
4/14 at 100.00
N/R
   
612,336
 
 
810
 
4.900%, 4/01/32
4/17 at 100.00
N/R
   
820,255
 
 
905
 
Yuma County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Exempt Revenue Bonds, Far West Water & Sewer Inc. Refunding, Series 2007A, 6.375%, 12/01/37 (Alternative Minimum Tax)
12/17 at 100.00
N/R
   
863,062
 
 
7,495
 
Total Water and Sewer
       
8,087,126
 
$
91,056
 
Total Investments (cost $85,604,367) – 140.8%
       
93,333,482
 
     
Variable MuniFund Term Preferred Shares, at Liquidation Value – (42.3)% (7)
       
(28,000,000
     
Other Assets Less Liabilities – 1.5%
       
934,542
 
     
Net Assets Applicable to Common Shares – 100%
     
$
66,268,024
 
 
(1)
 
All percentages shown in the Portfolio of Investments are based on net assets applicable to Common shares unless otherwise noted.
(2)
 
Optional Call Provisions (not covered by the report of independent registered public accounting firm): Dates (month and year) and prices of the earliest optional call or redemption. There may be other call provisions at varying prices at later dates. Certain mortgage-backed securities may be subject to periodic principal paydowns.
(3)
 
Ratings (not covered by the report of independent registered public accounting firm): Using the highest of Standard & Poor’s Group (“Standard & Poor’s”), Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”) or Fitch, Inc. (“Fitch”) rating. Ratings below BBB by Standard & Poor’s, Baa by Moody’s or BBB by Fitch are considered to be below investment grade. Holdings designated N/R are not rated by any of these national rating agencies.
(4)
 
Investment valued at fair value using methods determined in good faith by, or at the discretion of, the Board of Directors. For fair value measurement disclosure purposes, investment categorized as Level 3. See Notes to Financial Statements, Footnote 1 – General Information and Significant Accounting Policies, Investment Valuation for more information.
(5)
 
Backed by an escrow or trust containing sufficient U.S. Government or U.S. Government agency securities, which ensure the timely payment of principal and interest. Certain bonds backed by U.S. Government or agency securities are regarded as having an implied rating equal to the rating of such securities.
(6)
 
Investment, or portion of investment, has been pledged to collateralize the net payment obligations for investments in inverse floating rate transactions.
(7)
 
Variable MuniFund Term Preferred Shares, at Liquidation Value as a percentage of Total Investments is 30.0%.
N/R
 
Not rated.
(ETM)
 
Escrowed to maturity.
(IF)
 
Inverse floating rate investment.
 
 See accompanying notes to financial statements.
 
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Nuveen Arizona Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund
NFZ
 
Portfolio of Investments
   
February 29, 2012

 
Principal
   
Optional Call
         
 
Amount (000)
 
Description (1)
Provisions (2)
Ratings (3)
   
Value
 
     
Education and Civic Organizations – 14.5% (10.0% of Total Investments)
           
$
280
 
Arizona Higher Education Loan Authority, Student Loan Revenue Bonds, Series 2007B, Auction Rate Securities, 0.543%, 11/01/41 (Alternative Minimum Tax) (4)
9/12 at 100.00
A
 
$
219,476
 
 
275
 
Glendale Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Revenue Bonds, Midwestern University, Refunding Series 2007, 5.000%, 5/15/31
5/22 at 100.00
A–
   
298,452
 
 
500
 
Glendale Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Revenue Bonds, Midwestern University, Refunding Series 2010, 5.125%, 5/15/40
5/20 at 100.00
A–
   
522,795
 
 
100
 
Phoenix IDA, Arizona, Education Revenue Bonds, Painted Rock Academy Project, Series 2012A, 7.500%, 7/01/42
7/20 at 100.00
N/R
   
100,414
 
 
80
 
Phoenix Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Education Revenue Bonds, Great Hearts Academies – Veritas Project, Series 2012, 6.300%, 7/01/42
7/21 at 100.00
N/R
   
80,812
 
 
100
 
Pima County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Education Revenue Bonds, Carden Traditional Schools Project, Series 2012, 7.500%, 1/01/42
1/22 at 100.00
BBB–
   
99,571
 
 
130
 
Pima County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Education Revenue Bonds, Paradise Education Center Project, Series 2010, 6.000%, 6/01/40
6/19 at 100.00
BBB–
   
118,512
 
 
165
 
Pima County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Educational Revenue Bonds, Paradise Education Center Charter School, Series 2006, 6.000%, 6/01/36
6/16 at 100.00
BBB–
   
151,226
 
 
220
 
Pima County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Educational Revenue Bonds, Valley Academy Charter School Project, Series 2008, 6.500%, 7/01/38
7/18 at 100.00
Baa3
   
218,603
 
 
1,000
 
Puerto Rico Industrial, Tourist, Educational, Medical and Environmental Control Facilities Financing Authority, Higher Education Revenue Bonds, Ana G. Mendez University System, Series 1999, 5.375%, 2/01/29
8/12 at 100.00
BBB–
   
987,380
 
 
300
 
Puerto Rico Industrial, Tourist, Educational, Medical and Environmental Control Facilities Financing Authority, Higher Education Revenue Bonds, University of the Sacred Heart, Series 2001, 5.250%, 9/01/21
9/12 at 100.00
BBB
   
300,417
 
 
305
 
Tucson Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Charter School Revenue Bonds, Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center Charter School, Series 2004A, 6.125%, 9/01/34
9/14 at 100.00
BB+
   
277,538
 
 
3,455
 
Total Education and Civic Organizations
       
3,375,196
 
     
Health Care – 21.5% (14.8% of Total Investments)
           
 
565
 
Arizona Health Facilities Authority, Hospital Revenue Bonds, Banner Health Systems, Series 2007A, 5.000%, 1/01/25
1/17 at 100.00
AA–
   
632,207
 
 
325
 
Arizona Health Facilities Authority, Hospital Revenue Bonds, Banner Health Systems, Series 2007B, 1.059%, 1/02/37
1/17 at 100.00
AA–
   
229,288
 
 
720
 
Arizona Health Facilities Authority, Hospital Revenue Bonds, Banner Health Systems, Series 2008D, 5.500%, 1/01/38
1/18 at 100.00
AA–
   
774,734
 
 
10
 
California Health Facilities Financing Authority, Health Facility Revenue Bonds, Adventist Health System/West, Series 2003A, 5.000%, 3/01/28
3/13 at 100.00
A
   
10,101
 
 
250
 
Glendale Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Revenue Bonds, John C. Lincoln Health Network, Series 2005B, 5.000%, 12/01/37
12/15 at 100.00
BBB
   
246,595
 
 
415
 
Glendale Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Revenue Bonds, John C. Lincoln Health Network, Series 2007, 5.000%, 12/01/42
12/17 at 100.00
BBB
   
409,510
 
 
750
 
Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Health Facility Revenue Bonds, Catholic Healthcare West, Series 2004A, 5.375%, 7/01/23
7/14 at 100.00
A
   
797,168
 
 
1,025
 
Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Health Facility Revenue Bonds, Catholic Healthcare West, Series 2007A, 5.250%, 7/01/32
7/17 at 100.00
A
   
1,077,183
 
     
Show Low Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Hospital Revenue Bonds, Navapache Regional Medical Center, Series 2005:
           
 
200
 
5.000%, 12/01/25 – RAAI Insured
12/15 at 100.00
BBB+
   
202,504
 
 
150
 
5.000%, 12/01/30 – RAAI Insured
12/15 at 100.00
BBB+
   
150,422
 

28
 
Nuveen Investments
 
 
 

 
 
 
Principal
   
Optional Call
         
 
Amount (000)
 
Description (1)
Provisions (2)
Ratings (3)
   
Value
 
     
Health Care (continued)
           
$
450
 
University Medical Center Corporation, Tucson, Arizona, Hospital Revenue Bonds, Series 2011, 6.000%, 7/01/39
7/21 at 100.00
BBB+
 
$
499,343
 
 
4,860
 
Total Health Care
       
5,029,055
 
     
Housing/Multifamily – 3.7% (2.5% of Total Investments)
           
 
1,000
 
Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, Arizona, Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds, Whispering Palms Apartments, Series 1999A, 5.900%, 7/01/29 – NPFG Insured
4/12 at 100.00
Baa2
   
853,820
 
     
Tax Obligation/General – 18.7% (12.9% of Total Investments)
           
 
1,000
 
Maricopa County Unified School District 11, Peoria, Arizona, General Obligation Bonds, Second Series 2005, 5.000%, 7/01/20 – FGIC Insured
7/15 at 100.00
Aa2
   
1,132,250
 
 
180
 
Pima County Continental Elementary School District 39, Arizona, General Obligation Bonds, Series 2011A, 2.000%, 7/01/30 – AGM Insured
7/21 at 100.00
AA–
   
218,493
 
 
1,310
 
Scottsdale, Arizona, General Obligation Bonds, Preserve Acquisition Series 1999, 5.000%, 7/01/32
7/21 at 100.00
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