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SEQUOIA FUND, INC.
ILLUSTRATION OF AN ASSUMED INVESTMENT OF $10,000
With Income Dividends Reinvested and Capital Gains
Distributions Accepted in Shares

The table below covers the period from July 15, 1970 (the date Fund shares were first offered to the public) to December 31, 2007. This period was one of widely fluctuating common stock prices. The results shown should not be considered as a representation of the dividend income or capital gain or loss which may be realized from an investment made in the Fund today.

PERIOD ENDED: Value of
Initial
$10,000
Investment
Value of
Cumulative
Capital Gains
Distributions
Value of
Cumulative
Reinvested
Dividends
Total
Value of
Shares





July 15, 1970 $10,000 $— $— $10,000
May 31, 1971 11,750 184 11,934
May 31, 1972 12,350 706 451 13,507
May 31, 1973 9,540 1,118 584 11,242
May 31, 1974 7,530 1,696 787 10,013
May 31, 1975 9,490 2,137 1,698 13,325
May 31, 1976 12,030 2,709 2,654 17,393
May 31, 1977 15,400 3,468 3,958 22,826
Dec. 31, 1977 18,420 4,617 5,020 28,057
Dec. 31, 1978 22,270 5,872 6,629 34,771
Dec. 31, 1979 24,300 6,481 8,180 38,961
Dec. 31, 1980 25,040 8,848 10,006 43,894
Dec. 31, 1981 27,170 13,140 13,019 53,329
Dec. 31, 1982 31,960 18,450 19,510 69,920
Dec. 31, 1983 37,110 24,919 26,986 89,015
Dec. 31, 1984 39,260 33,627 32,594 105,481
Dec. 31, 1985 44,010 49,611 41,354 134,975
Dec. 31, 1986 39,290 71,954 41,783 153,027
Dec. 31, 1987 38,430 76,911 49,020 164,361
Dec. 31, 1988 38,810 87,760 55,946 182,516
Dec. 31, 1989 46,860 112,979 73,614 233,453
Dec. 31, 1990 41,940 110,013 72,633 224,586
Dec. 31, 1991 53,310 160,835 100,281 314,426
Dec. 31, 1992 56,660 174,775 112,428 343,863
Dec. 31, 1993 54,840 213,397 112,682 380,919
Dec. 31, 1994 55,590 220,943 117,100 393,633
Dec. 31, 1995 78,130 311,266 167,129 556,525
Dec. 31, 1996 88,440 397,099 191,967 677,506
Dec. 31, 1997 125,630 570,917 273,653 970,200
Dec. 31, 1998 160,700 798,314 353,183 1,312,197
Dec. 31, 1999 127,270 680,866 286,989 1,095,125
Dec. 31, 2000 122,090 903,255 289,505 1,314,850
Dec. 31, 2001 130,240 1,002,955 319,980 1,453,175
Dec. 31, 2002 126,630 976,920 311,226 1,414,776
Dec. 31, 2003 147,610 1,146,523 362,790 1,656,923
Dec. 31, 2004 154,270 1,200,687 379,159 1,734,116
Dec. 31, 2005 155,450 1,331,529 382,059 1,869,038
Dec. 31, 2006 152,750 1,496,788 375,422 2,024,960
Dec. 31, 2007 139,120 1,713,258 342,768 2,195,146

The total amount of capital gains distributions accepted in shares was $1,306,611, the total amount of dividends reinvested was $117,636.

No adjustment has been made for any taxes payable by shareholders on capital gain distributions and dividends reinvested in shares.

To the Shareholders of Sequoia Fund, Inc.

Dear Shareholder:

Sequoia Fund's results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2007 appear below with comparable results for the leading market indexes:

To December 31, 2007 Sequoia
Fund
Dow Jones
Industrials
Standard &
Poor's 500



Fourth Quarter 0.61% –3.91% –3.33%
1 Year 8.40% 8.88% 5.49%
5 Years (Annualized) 9.18% 12.24% 12.82%
10 Years (Annualized) 8.51% 7.43% 5.91%

The performance shown above represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance information shown.

Comparison of a change in value of a $10,000 Investment in Sequoia Fund and the S&P 500 Index

sequoia fund chart

The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged, capitalization-weighted index of the common stocks of 500 major US corporations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an unmanaged, price-weighted index of 30 actively traded blue chip stocks. The performance data quoted represents past performance and assumes reinvestment of dividends. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Year to date performance as of the most recent month end can be obtained by calling DST Systems, Inc. at (800) 686-6884.

SEQUOIA FUND, INC.
Sector Breakdown (unaudited)
As of December 31, 2007
(as a percentage of net assets)

Diversified Companies 24.76
Retailing 20.31
Building Materials 7.58
Flooring Products 6.93
Freight Transportation 5.83
Automotive Manufacturing 5.47
Veterinary Diagnostics 5.10
Property and Casualty Insurance 5.09
Industrial & Construction Supplies 4.66
U.S. Government Obligations 3.04
Finance 2.30
Aerospace/Defense 2.20
Other 6.73

  100.00


Sincerely,

Richard T. Cunniff
Vice Chairman
Robert D. Goldfarb
President
David M. Poppe
Executive Vice President

February 21, 2008

THE RUANE, CUNNIFF & GOLDFARB INC./SEQUOIA FUND, INC. ANNUAL INVESTOR DAY WILL BE HELD AT 10A.M., NEW YORK CITY TIME, ON FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008 AT THE ST.REGIS HOTEL, TWO EAST 55TH STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10022

 

Management's Discussion of Fund Performance (Unaudited)

The total return for the Sequoia Fund was 8.4% in 2007. This compares with the 5.5% return of the S&P 500. As it has been for many years, our investment philosophy is to make concentrated commitments of capital in a limited number of companies that have superior long-term economic prospects and that sell at what we believe are attractive prices. Because Sequoia is deliberately not representative of the overall market, in any given year or years the performance of the Fund will often vary significantly from that of the broad market indices.

We are less concerned with the annual returns from each of the stocks we own than with their returns over time. We have a similar attitude towards earnings: we pay much more heed to earnings growth over a number of years rather than over a single year, much less a quarter.

The table below shows the twelve month stock total return for the Fund’s major positions at the end of 2007:

Position  
% of assets
12/31/07
Total
return
% of assets
12/31/06




Berkshire Hathaway  
24.8%
 
28.7%
 
27.0%
Mohawk Industries  
6.9%
 
–0.6%
 
6.8%
Martin Marietta Materials  
6.6%
 
nmf
 
0.0%
TJX Companies  
6.2%
 
2.0%
 
6.0%
Porsche AG*  
5.5%
 
60.3%
 
3.4%
Idexx Laboratories  
5.1%
 
47.9%
 
3.4%

* Performance for Porsche AG is calculated in U.S. dollars.

The higher relative performance in 2007 versus the Index was largely driven by price appreciation at Berkshire Hathaway, our largest holding. Among our other large holdings, Idexx and Porsche produced strong positive returns, Mohawk, Martin Marietta Materials and TJX were flattish, while Progressive and Bed Bath & Beyond experienced declines.

Berkshire Hathaway's stock price has performed well over the last two years as the company's earnings power has increased significantly. Much of the growth in earnings power is the result of aggressive redeployment of its ample but low-yielding cash balances into higher earning assets.

At September 30, 2007, Berkshire still had $39 billion of cash, giving Berkshire the opportunity to make deals as asset prices are falling in most world markets. Most recently, in late December, Berkshire announced the acquisition of a 60% stake in Marmon Holdings, an industrial conglomerate, for $4.5 billion. Berkshire has agreed to purchase the remaining 40% of Marmon over the next 5-6 years.

Mohawk weathered a difficult year. After showing modest growth in the first nine months of the year, earnings per share (absent non-recurring gains and losses) declined 16% in the fourth quarter.

For all of 2007, Mohawk's recurring earnings per share dropped 3%. The Mohawk division suffered a 34% drop in operating profit as demand for carpet declined substantially at the same time as intense cost pressures continued. The company's two hard surface divisions performed better. Dal-Tile's earnings declined only 5% on flat sales and Unilin generated a 27% earnings improvement on a 20% rise in revenue. Unilin benefited from strong demand in Eastern Europe and Russia.

Earnings per share may be down again in 2008 as the U.S. housing market shows no sign of recovery and European markets soften. Management has indicated that the first quarter will be particularly challenging, with earnings likely to be down 25% or more. The company expects earnings to improve in subsequent quarters as price increases and cost reduction initiatives take hold and year-to-year comparisons become easier.

TJX continues to excel in a very difficult retailing environment, particularly for apparel merchants. Earnings per share were up 15% (excluding charges related to an intrusion of the company’s computer system) in the first nine months of the year and fourth quarter sales were strong, suggesting earnings for the year will be up more than 15%. We believe that TJX’s off-price business model should perform relatively well in a consumer slowdown. The company’s opportunistic buying strategy allows it to provide excellent value to its customers (typically first run branded merchandise at 20% to 60% below department store prices) as surplus goods become increasingly plentiful and department stores merge, close locations and cancel orders. Operating margins expanded in the most recent quarter, reflecting the favorable buying environment and laudable discipline on expenses.

Porsche's reported net income more than tripled, reflecting large gains made from its investment in Volkswagen. Although reported earnings at the core Porsche business declined, the company manages its net earnings down as much as possible in order to reduce taxes and increase cash flow. We believe that earnings at the core business were up solidly when adjusted for several non-recurring items. Porsche is currently reducing the number of cars it ships to the United States, mainly because of weak profitability on dollarbased sales of sports cars that are produced in eurobased factories. But strong demand in emerging markets is currently more than offsetting lower sales in North America. Moreover, a number of new models are coming out over the next 18 months.

Several of our other major holdings, such as Fastenal, Idexx and Expeditors, produced double digit returns in 2007 driven by solid growth in earnings. Fastenal's earnings per share grew 17% for the year. We believe that management's shift in strategy in 2007 (to open fewer stores in favor of leveraging the existing store base by hiring more sales people) will produce higher profitability for a longer period of time than we had previously expected.

Idexx enjoyed a 19% growth in earnings per share and sales growth in excess of 20%. We expect that future sales and earnings at this veterinary diagnostics business will benefit from the expected launch of three new major products at its largest division.

Expeditors produced a 14% increase in earnings per share in 2007. Earnings growth in the fourth quarter was also up 14%, a particularly impressive result given the difficulties the company had to overcome. These included a soft peak season for freight, an extremely tight market for ocean freight capacity, and higher legal and regulatory expenses. One difficult quarter is now behind the company, but 2008 will be a challenging year because of the deteriorating economy. The economically sensitive retail sector is Expeditor's largest customer segment.

Progressive's share price generated a total return of negative 13%. Earnings per share declined 22% as margins contracted. As we discussed in last year's report, for several decades the company pursued a business model whose objective was to grow premiums as rapidly as possible while earning no less than a 4% underwriting margin. Progressive's low-cost structure and underwriting skill allowed it to grow rapidly by taking market share from less efficient competitors that couldn't match its rates and earn a profit.

Earlier in this decade, however, unusually benign loss trends allowed most auto insurers to increase their profitability without raising rates. In such a stable price environment, Progressive found consumers doing less comparison shopping. Believing rate cuts would not stimulate much growth, Progressive chose to let its underwriting margin expand. This fueled several years of exceptional earnings growth and stock performance, but by 2006, policy counts and revenue had stopped growing. Since the middle of 2006, the company has been reducing rates. To date, consumers have not responded as hoped and Progressive's profit margins have fallen without stimulating much revenue growth. However, several large insurers are reporting declining profitability, and in some cases, no underwriting profit. If the industry responds to these pressures by raising rates, Progressive may start growing again.

Our worst performing stocks in 2007 included several of the consumer discretionary companies we purchased or added to in recent years, such as Bed Bath & Beyond (–23%), Target (–12%) and Lowes (–27%). We were clearly wrong in our assessment of the near term business prospects of these retailers. We did not recognize the extent to which consumer spending would slow in the second half of 2007 and into 2008 as a result of the real estate crisis and credit crunch. We believe that these companies (as well as TJX, Wal-Mart and Whole Food Markets) are leading, if not dominant, participants in their retailing categories and are well positioned in the long term for above average growth and profitability. We expect that they will emerge from the current economic downturn with greater market share and a stronger competitive position as they continue to invest in their businesses while others falter.

The decline in Bed Bath & Beyond's share price in 2007 largely reflects investor expectations that slowing consumer spending will limit future growth. We would note that even in a weak economy the balance sheet remains a source of strength, substantial free cash flows are funding share repurchases and the company's competitive position is improving. Since being taken private in 2006, the financial condition of Bed Bath's closest competitor, Linens 'N Things, has deteriorated dramatically.

We were also sanguine last year about the prospects for Target. Although it now appears that the company's earnings may decline in 2008, Target strikes us as well positioned for the future. It has excellent management, a pristine store base and a close bond with its loyal shoppers. Management recently announced a $10 billion stock buyback, which it intends to complete over three years. This should reduce shares outstanding by roughly 20%.

Walgreen's stock suffered a negative 16% total return last year, despite growing its earnings per share by 16% in fiscal 2007. The company has one of the more remarkable earnings records in American business, averaging 15% growth in annual earnings per share over the past 30 years. Despite this, the market reacted to weak earnings in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, ended in August. Management, preoccupied with an acquisition and some internal projects, failed to manage expenses in its drug stores. We believe this problem is fixable and that Walgreen's core strengths remain: great real estate, good merchandising and promotions, and more efficient pharmacies than its rivals. Moreover, from 2009 through 2011, a number of important branded drugs go generic. New generic drugs are extremely profitable for drug stores, an indication that Walgreen should enjoy strong earnings growth for several years.

We made a number of new investments in 2007, including Martin Marietta Materials, Vulcan Materials, Rolls Royce and Whole Foods Market.

The largest of the new investments was Martin Marietta, which produces aggregate used to make asphalt, cement and concrete. The company recently announced disappointing fourth quarter results and cautious guidance for 2008. Yet, 2007 earnings per share rose 15%, as positive pricing more than offset a decline in volume. We believe that price increases plus share repurchases should offset cyclical volume-related declines and drive reasonable earnings performance in 2008. Longer-term, aggregate supplies in this country will grow scarcer, as few communities are willing to permit dusty, noisy new quarries.

During 2007, we also sold our positions in Tiffany, Apollo and Patterson. We sold Tiffany because we thought the valuation of the stock looked high compared to its future earnings growth. We sold Apollo because we were concerned that its future growth was dependent upon enrolling younger, less prepared students who would be less likely to complete their degrees.

At the end of the year, Sequoia was 97.0% invested in stocks, compared to 94.2% a year earlier. In both years, the remainder of the Fund's assets was largely held in short-term U.S. Treasury securities.

FEES AND EXPENSES OF THE FUND
(UNAUDITED)

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund.

Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)

The Fund does not impose any sales charges, exchange fees or redemption fees.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that are deducted from Fund assets)

Annual Fund Operating Expenses

Management Fees 1.00%
Other Expenses 0.03%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 1.03%
Expense Reimbursement* 0.03%

Net Expenses 1.00%

* Reflects Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc.'s ("Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb") contractual reimbursement of a portion of the Fund's operating expenses. This reimbursement is a provision of Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb's investment advisory agreement with the Fund and the reimbursement will be in effect only so long as that investment advisory agreement is in effect.

Shareholder Expense Example

As a shareholder of the Fund, you incur ongoing costs, including management fees and other Fund expenses. This Example is intended to help you understand your ongoing costs (in dollars) of investing in the Fund and to compare these costs with the ongoing costs of investing in other mutual funds. The Example is based on an investment of $1,000 invested at the beginning of the period and held for the entire period (July 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007).

Actual Expenses

The first line of the table below provides information about actual account values and actual expenses. You may use the information in this line, together with the amount you invested, to estimate the expenses that you paid over the period. Simply divide your account value by $1,000 (for example, an $8,600 account value divided by $1,000 = 8.6), then multiply the result by the number in the first line under the heading entitled "Expenses Paid During Period" to estimate the expenses you paid on your account during this period.

Hypothetical Example for Comparison Purposes

The second line of the table below provides information about hypothetical account values and hypothetical expenses based on the Fund's actual expense ratio and an assumed rate of return of 5% per year before expenses, which is not the Fund's actual return. The hypothetical account values and expenses may not be used to estimate the actual ending account balance or expenses you paid for the period. You may use this information to compare the ongoing costs of investing in the Fund and other funds. To do so, compare this 5% hypothetical example with the 5% hypothetical examples that appear in the shareholder reports of other funds.

Please note that the expenses shown in the table are meant to highlight your ongoing costs only and will not help you determine the relative total costs of owning different funds.

   
Beginning Account
Value July 1, 2007
 
Ending Account Value
December 31, 2007
 
Expenses Paid
During Period*
July 1, 2007 to
December 31, 2007



Actual  
$1,000
$1,024.40
$5.10
Hypothetical (5% return per year before expenses)  
$1,000
$1,020.16
$5.09

* Expenses are equal to the Fund's annualized expense ratio of 1.00%, multiplied by the average account value over the period, multiplied by 184/365 (to reflect the one-half year period).

SEQUOIA FUND, INC.
Schedule of Investments
December 31, 2007

COMMON STOCKS (96.96%)
Shares       Value
(Note 1)

     
    AEROSPACE/DEFENSE (2.20%)    
7,122,145   Rolls-Royce Group plc (United Kingdom)   $77,261,029
       
    AUTO PARTS (1.57%)    
1,698,778   O'Reilly Automotive Inc. *   55,091,371
       
    AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING (5.47%)    
94,976   Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Germany) (a)   192,095,418
       
    BUILDING MATERIALS (7.58%)    
1,756,749   Martin Marietta Materials Inc   232,944,917
419,772   Vulcan Materials Company   33,199,767

        266,144,684

    PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE (5.09%)    
9,339,946   Progressive Corporation   178,953,365
       
    DIVERSIFIED COMPANIES (24.76%)    
6,142   Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A *   869,707,200
68   Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B *   322,048

        870,029,248
       
    FINANCE (2.30%)    
376,174   MasterCard Inc   80,952,645
       
    FOOD – RETAIL (1.05%)    
906,509   Whole Foods Market Inc   36,985,567
       
    FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION (5.83%)    
2,996,003   Expeditors International Inc   133,861,414
4,797,605   Knight Transportation Inc. †   71,052,530

        204,913,944
       
    INDUSTRIAL & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES (4.66%)    
4,051,430   Fastenal Company   163,758,801
       
    INSURANCE BROKERS (1.93%)    
2,886,878   Brown & Brown Inc   67,841,633
       
    DIVERSIFIED MANUFACTURING (0.96%)    
383,880   Danaher Corporation   33,681,631
       
    RETAILING (20.31%)    
4,996,990   Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. *   146,861,536
39,775   Costco Wholesale Corporation   2,774,704
1,839,393   Lowe's Companies, Inc.   41,607,070
2,211,533   Target Corporation   110,576,650
7,625,026   TJX Companies, Inc.   219,066,997
2,118,568   Walgreen Company   80,675,069
2,357,730   Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.   112,062,907

       
713,624,933
       
    FLOORING PRODUCTS (6.93%)    
3,272,155
  Mohawk Industries Inc. *   243,448,332

    TRUCK MANUFACTURING (1.22%)    
785,772   PACCAR Inc.   42,808,859
       
    VETERINARY DIAGNOSTICS (5.10%)    
3,055,834   Idexx Laboratories Inc. *   179,163,548
       
    TOTAL COMMON STOCKS (COST $1,678,621,868)   $3,406,755,008
       
Principal
Amount
       

       
    U.S. GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS (3.04%)    
$106,800,000   U.S. Treasury Bills due 1/3/2008 through 1/10/2008   106,779,826
       
    TOTAL U.S. GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS (Cost $106,779,826 )   106,779,826
       
    TOTAL INVESTMENTS (100.00%) †† (Cost $1,785,401,694)   3,513,534,834
    LIABILITIES LESS OTHER ASSETS (0.00%)   (48,286)
       
    NET ASSETS (100.00%)   $3,513,486,548
       

  Refer to Note 8.
††   The cost for federal income tax purposes is identical.
*   Non-income producing.
(a)   The Fund is invested in preference shares of Porsche Automobil Holding SE which possess the same economic interest as Porsche common stock but have no voting rights.

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these Financial Statements.

 SEQUOIA FUND, INC.
Statement of Assets and Liabilities
December 31, 2007

ASSETS:    

    Investments in securities, at value (Note 1)

   
        Unaffiliated companies (cost $1,702,120,136)   $3,442,482,304
        Affiliated companies (cost $83,281,558) (Note 8)   71,052,530

    Total investment in securities (cost $1,785,401,694)   3,513,534,834
    Cash on deposit with custodian   2,055,858
    Receivable for capital stock sold   620,022
    Dividends receivable  
1,845,136
    Other assets   33,261

        Total assets   3,518,089,111

LIABILITIES:    
    Payable for capital stock repurchased   1,634,052
    Accrued investment advisory fee   2,770,062
    Accrued other expenses   198,449

        Total liabilities  
4,602,563
   
Net assets applicable to 25,255,388 shares of capital stock outstanding (Note 4)  
$3,513,486,548

Net asset value, offering price and redemption price per share  
$139.12

NET ASSETS CONSIST OF:    
    Capital (par value and paid in surplus) $.10 par value capital stock, 100,000,000 shares of authorized  
$1,769,562,273
    Undistributed net investment income (Note 5)  
232,200
    Undistributed net realized gains (Note 5)  
15,558,935
    Unrealized appreciation  
1,728,133,140

        Total Net Assets  
$3,513,486,548

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these Financial Statements.

 SEQUOIA FUND, INC.
 Statement of Operations
Year Ended December 31, 2007

INVESTMENT INCOME:    
    Income:    
        Dividends:    
            Unaffiliated companies, net of $291,797 foreign tax withheld   $ 34,208,085
            Affiliated companies (Note 8)   463,970
        Interest   12,485,946
        Other income   66,675

                Total income   47,224,676

    Expenses:    
        Investment advisory fee (Note 2)   36,575,544
        Legal and auditing fees   206,278
        Stockholder servicing agent fees   491,309
        Custodian fees   80,000
        Directors fees and expenses (Note 6)   238,074
        Other   169,095

                Total expenses   37,760,300
    Less expenses reimbursed by Investment Adviser (Note 2)   1,036,000

                Net expenses   36,724,300

                Net investment income   10,500,376

REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN/(LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS:    
    Realized gain on:    
        Investments:    
            Unaffiliated companies   580,074,159
            Affiliated companies (Note 8)   1,220
        Foreign currency transactions  
2,294

                Net realized gain on investments and foreign currencies   580,077,673
    Net decrease in unrealized appreciation on:    
        Investments:    
            Unaffiliated companies   (279,941,622)
            Affiliated companies (Note 8)   (8,690,829)

                Net realized and unrealized gain on investments and foreign currencies   291,445,222

Net increase in net assets from operations   $ 301,945,598

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these Financial Statements.

SEQUOIA FUND, INC.
Statements of Changes in Net Assets

   
Year Ended December 31,
   
   
2007
 
2006
   
 
INCREASE/(DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS:        
    From operations:        
        Net investment income (loss)   $10,500,376   $(16,445,199)
        Net realized gain on investments and foreign currencies   580,077,673   541,619,787
        Net decrease in unrealized appreciation   (288,632,451)   (239,222,412)
   
 
            Net increase in net assets from operations   301,945,598   285,952,176
    Distributions to shareholders from:        
        Net investment income   (10,217,454)  
        Net realized gains   (617,051,755)   (340,945,549)
        Capital share transactions (Note 4)   239,000,131   81,492,062
   
 
            Total increase (decrease)   (86,323,480)   26,498,689
         
NET ASSETS:        
    Beginning of period   3,599,810,028   3,573,311,339
   
 
    End of period (including undistributed net investment income of $232,200 and $0, respectively)   $3,513,486,548   $3,599,810,028
   
 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these Financial Statements.

SEQUOIA FUND, INC.
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE 1—SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES:

Sequoia Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, as a non-diversified, open-end management investment company. The investment objective of the Fund is growth of capital from investments primarily in common stocks and securities convertible into or exchangeable for common stock. The following is a summary of significant accounting policies, consistently followed by the Fund in the preparation of its financial statements.

A.

Valuation of investments: Investments are carried at market value or at fair value as determined under the supervision of the Board of Directors. Securities traded on a national securities exchange are valued at the last reported sales price on the principal exchange on which the security is listed on the last business day of the period; securities traded in the over-the-counter market are valued in accordance with NASDAQ Offi­cial Closing Price on the last business day of the period; securities traded in the over-the-counter market and listed securities for which no sale was reported on that date are valued at the mean between the last reported bid and asked prices.

Securities traded on a foreign exchange are valued at the last reported sales price on the principal exchange on which the security is primarily traded. The value is then converted into its U.S. dollar equivalent at the foreign exchange rate in effect at the close of the New York Stock Exchange on that day.

U.S. Treasury Bills with remaining maturities of 60 days or less are valued at their amortized cost. U.S. Trea­sury Bills that when purchased have a remaining maturity in excess of sixty days are stated at their discounted value based upon the mean between the bid and asked discount rates until the sixtieth day prior to matu­rity, at which point they are valued at amortized cost.

When reliable market quotations are insufficient or not readily available at time of valuation or when the In­vestment Adviser determines that the prices or values available do not represent the fair value of a security, such security is valued as determined in good faith by the Investment Advisor, in conformity with guidelines adopted by and subject to review by the Board of Directors.

Foreign currencies: Investment securities and other assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated into U.S. dollar amounts at the date of valuation. Purchases and sales of foreign portfolio se­curities are translated into U.S. dollars at the rates of exchange prevailing when such securities are acquired or sold. Income and expenses are translated into U.S. dollars at the rates of exchange prevailing when ac­crued. The Fund does not isolate that portion of the results of operations resulting from changes in foreign exchange rates on investments from the fluctuations arising from changes in market prices of securities held. Such fluctuations are included with the net realized and unrealized gain or loss from investments. Re­ported net realized foreign exchange gains or losses arise from the sales of foreign currencies, currency gains or losses realized between the trade and settlement dates on securities transactions, and the difference be­tween the amounts of dividends, interest, and foreign withholding taxes recorded on the Fund's books and the U.S. dollar equivalent of the amounts actually received or paid. Net unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses arise from changes in the fair values of assets and liabilities, other than investments in securities at fiscal period end, resulting from changes in exchange rates.

B.

Accounting for investments: Investment transactions are accounted for on the trade date and dividend in­come is recorded on the ex-dividend date. Interest income is accrued as earned. Premiums and discounts on fixed income securities are amortized over the life of the respective security. The net realized gain or loss on security transactions is determined for accounting and tax purposes on the specific identification basis.

C.

Federal income taxes: It is the Fund's policy to comply with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code applicable to regulated investment companies and to distribute all of its taxable income to its stockholders. Therefore, no federal income tax provision is required.

D.

Use of Estimates: The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that af­fect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of increases and decreases in net assets from opera­tions during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

E.

General: Dividends and distributions are recorded by the Fund on the ex-dividend date.

F. Indemnification: The Fund's officers, directors and agents are indemnified against certain liabilities that may arise out of performance of their duties to the Fund. Additionally, in the normal course of business, the Fund enters into contracts that contain a variety of indemnification clauses. The Fund's maximum exposure un­der these arrangements is unknown as this would involve future claims that may be made against the Fund that have not yet occurred. However, the Fund has not had prior claims or losses pursuant to these contracts and expects the risk of loss thereunder to be remote.

NOTE 2—INVESTMENT ADVISORY CONTRACTS AND PAYMENTS TO INTERESTED PERSONS:

The Fund retains Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. as its investment adviser. Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. (the "Investment Adviser") provides the Fund with investment advice, administrative services and facilities.

Under the terms of the Advisory Agreement, the Investment Adviser receives a management fee equal to 1% per annum of the Fund's average daily net asset values. This percentage will not increase or decrease in relation to increases or decreases in the net asset value of the Fund. Under the Advisory Agreement, the Investment Ad­viser is obligated to reimburse the Fund for the amount, if any, by which the operating expenses of the Fund (in­cluding the investment advisory fee) in any year exceed the sum of 1 1/2% of the average daily net asset values of the Fund during such year up to a maximum of $30,000,000, plus 1% of the average daily net asset values in excess of $30,000,000. The expenses incurred by the Fund exceeded the percentage limitation during the year ended December 31, 2007 and the Investment Adviser reimbursed the Fund $1,036,000. Such reimbursement is not subject to recoupment by the Investment Adviser.

For the year ended December 31, 2007, there were no amounts accrued or paid to interested persons, includ­ing officers and directors, other than advisory fees of $36,575,544 to Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. and broker­age commissions of $710,970 to Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb LLC, the Fund's distributor. Certain officers of the Fund are also officers of the Investment Adviser and the Fund's distributor. Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb LLC received no compensation from the Fund on the sale of the Fund's capital shares during the year ended December 31, 2007.

NOTE 3—PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS:

The aggregate cost of purchases and the proceeds from the sales of securities, excluding U.S. government ob­ligations, for the year ended December 31, 2007 were $433,929,783 and $706,757,733, respectively. Included in proceeds of sales is $81,763,014 representing the value of securities disposed of in payment of redemptions in-kind, resulting in realized gains of $73,575,946.

At December 31, 2007 the aggregate gross tax basis unrealized appreciation and depreciation of securities were $1,781,469,206 and $53,336,066, respectively.

NOTE 4—CAPITAL STOCK:

At December 31, 2007 there were 100,000,000 shares of $.10 par value capital stock authorized. Transac­tions in capital stock for the years ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 were as follows:

 
2007
2006


 
Shares
Amount
Shares
Amount




Shares sold 518,372   $ 80,168,810 561,045 $ 88,910,655
Shares issued to stockholders on reinvestment of:          
    Net investment income 7,799   1,150,503
    Net realized gains on Investments 3,264,559   486,651,260 1,776,306 270,251,108

 


  3,790,730   567,970,573 2,337,351 359,161,763
Shares repurchased 2,102,724   328,970,442 1,756,309 277,669,701

 


Net increase 1,688,006   $239,000,131 581,042 $ 81,492,062




NOTE 5—FEDERAL INCOME TAXES:

Distributions to shareholders are determined in accordance with federal tax regulations and may differ from those determined for financial statement purposes. To the extent these differences are permanent such amounts are reclassified within the capital accounts based on federal tax regulations. During the year ended December 31, 2007 permanent differences primarily due to realized gains on redemptions in kind not recognized for tax pur­poses and different book and tax treatment of net realized gains on foreign currency transactions resulted in a net decrease in undistributed net realized gains of $73,525,224 with a corresponding increase in paid in surplus of $73,575,946, and a decrease to undistributed net investment income of $50,722. These reclassifications had no effect on net assets.

The tax character of distributions paid during 2007 and 2006 was as follows:

  2007   2006


Distributions paid from:    
Ordinary income $11,700,120 $0
Long-term capital gains 615,569,089 340,945,549


          Total distributions $627,269,209 $340,945,549


   
As of December 31, 2007, the components of distributable earnings on a tax basis were as follows:
   
Undistributed ordinary income   $232,200
Undistributed long-term gain   15,558,935
Unrealized appreciation   1,728,133,140

    $1,743,924,275

The difference between book basis and tax basis distributions is a result of different book and tax treatments of short-term capital gain distributions.

In June 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Interpretation No. 48, "Accounting for Uncer­tainty in Income Taxes — an Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109" (the "Interpretation"). The Interpretation establishes a minimum threshold for financial statement recognition of the benefit of positions taken in filing tax returns and requires certain expanded tax disclosures. Management has applied the Interpretation to the Fund dur­ing the year ended December 31, 2007. As a result of the application of the Interpretation, there was no impact on the financial statements.

NOTE 6—DIRECTORS FEES AND EXPENSES:

Directors who are not deemed "interested persons" receive fees of $6,000 per quarter and $2,500 for each meeting attended, and are reimbursed for travel and other out-of-pocket disbursements incurred in connection with attending directors meetings. The total of such fees and expenses paid by the Fund to these directors for the year ended December 31, 2007 was $238,074.

NOTE 7—NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENT:

In September 2006, Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 157, "Fair Value Measurements" (SFAS 157), was issued and is effective for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007. SFAS 157 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. Management has not yet determined the impact the adoption of SFAS 157 will have on the Fund's financial state­ment disclosures.

NOTE 8—AFFILIATED COMPANIES:

Portfolio companies 5% or more of whose outstanding voting securities are held by the Fund are defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940 as "affiliated companies." The total value and cost of investments in affili­ates at December 31, 2007 aggregated $71,052,530 and $83,281,558, respectively. The summary of transactions for each affiliate during the period of their affiliation for the year ended December 31, 2007 is provided below:

  Purchases  Sales  


Realized
Dividend
Affiliate Shares Cost Shares Cost Gain Income







Knight Transportation Inc. 800,000   $11,580,340   2,395   $36,981   $1,220   $463,970

NOTE 9—FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS:

     Year Ended December 31,
   
    2007   2006   2005   2004   2003





Per Share Operating Performance (for a share outstanding throughout the period)                    
Net asset value, beginning of period   $152.75   $155.45   $154.27   $147.61   $126.63





Net investment income (loss)   0.46   (0.70)   (0.75)   (0.58)   (0.62)
Net realized and unrealized gains on investments   13.48   13.60   12.57   7.45   22.21





        Total from investment operations   13.94   12.90   11.82   6.87   21.59





Dividends from net investment income   (0.45)   (0.00)   (0.00)   (0.00)   (0.00)
Distributions from net realized gains   (27.12)   (15.60)   (10.64)   (0.21)   (0.61)





        Total distributions   (27.57)   (15.60)   (10.64)   (0.21)   (0.61)





Net asset value, end of period   $139.12   $152.75   $155.45   $154.27   $147.61





Total Return   8.40%   8.34%   7.78%   4.66%   17.12%
Net assets, end of period (in millions)   $3,513.5   $3,599.8   $3,573.3   $3,772.4   $3,973.6
    Expenses *   1.0%   1.0%   1.0%   1.0%   1.0%
    Net investment income   0.3%   -0.5%   -0.5%   -0.4%   -0.5%
Portfolio turnover rate   13%   14%   8%   6%   3%

* The ratios of expenses to average net assets were not affected by the waiver of a portion of the investment advisory fees.

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of
Sequoia Fund, Inc.

We have audited the accompanying statement of assets and liabilities of Sequoia Fund, Inc. (the "Fund"), in­cluding the schedule of investments, as of December 31, 2007, and the related statements of operations and changes in net assets and the financial highlights for the year then ended. These financial statements and finan­cial highlights are the responsibility of the Fund's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements and financial highlights based on our audit. The statement of changes in net assets for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the financial highlights for each of the years in the four year period ended December 31, 2006 were audited by other auditors whose report dated February 21, 2007 expressed an unquali­fied opinion on such financial statement and financial highlights.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements and financial highlights are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our pro­cedures included confirmation of securities owned as of December 31, 2007 by correspondence with the custo­dian. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe our audit provides 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 position of Sequoia Fund, Inc. as of December 31, 2007, the results of its operations, changes in its net assets and its financial highlights for the year then ended, in conformity with accounting prin­ciples generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

BRIGGS, BUNTING & DOUGHERTY, LLP
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
February 21, 2008

APPROVAL OF ADVISORY CONTRACT
(UNAUDITED)

At a meeting held on December 10, 2007, the Board of Directors of Sequoia Fund, Inc. (the "Fund"), includ­ing a majority of the independent directors, evaluated and approved the renewal of the advisory contract between the Fund and Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. (the "Investment Adviser"). In approving the renewal of the advisory contract, the directors considered all information they deemed reasonably necessary to evaluate the terms of the contract.

Nature and Quality of Services. The directors reviewed the nature, extent and quality of the services provided by the Investment Adviser to the Fund. They considered the personnel responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund, the Investment Adviser's existing and planned staffing levels and the Investment Adviser's research capability and overall reputation. The directors considered the Investment Adviser's representation that it had no current plans to change the manner in which it managed the Fund. They considered information concerning the Investment Adviser's compliance policies and procedures, which are designed, among other things, to ensure the Fund's compliance with its investment objective, policies and restrictions and those regulatory requirements ap­plicable to the Fund and to address the Investment Adviser's conflicts of interest in providing services to the Fund and its other advisory clients. Based on these factors, the directors concluded that they were satisfied with the na­ture, extent and quality of services provided to the Fund by the Investment Adviser under the advisory contract.

Investment Performance. The directors reviewed the Fund's performance under the Investment Adviser's management. They considered the Fund's performance and the performance of the S&P 500 Index for the first 10 months of 2007 and for the 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and 10-year periods ended December 31, 2006. They noted that since the Fund's inception through the year ended December 31, 2006, the Fund generated a compound an­nual rate of return (net of fees) of 15.68% versus a return for the S&P 500 Index of 11.85%. They also considered the Investment Adviser's statement that it makes no effort on behalf of the Fund to reflect the composition of the S&P 500 Index in the Fund's investments. They also considered the Fund's performance compared to the performance of peer-group funds for the 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and 10-year periods ended November 30, 2007.

The directors reviewed specific securities that contributed positively and negatively to the Fund's performance. The directors considered the Fund's performance in light of reports provided periodically by the Investment Adviser and of the portfolio managers' statements at the meeting that the Fund's performance was generally higher than the performance of the Investment Adviser's other advisory clients. They also considered the Fund's performance in light of the Fund's compliance with its investment policies and legal and regulatory requirements. The directors concluded that the Fund's performance was satisfactory and sufficient to approve the renewal of the contract.

Fees. Next, the directors examined the fees paid to the Investment Adviser under the advisory contract and the Fund's overall expense ratio. They considered the advisory fee compared to the fees charged by peer-group funds. They noted that the Fund's expense ratio of 1.00% compared favorably with the average expense ratio of 1.17% for the peer-group funds. They considered the Investment Adviser's obligation under the contract to reimburse the Fund for the excess, if any, in any year of the Fund's operating expenses over 1 1/2 % of the Fund's average daily net asset values up to a maximum of $30 million, plus 1% of the Fund's average daily net asset values in excess of $30 million and that the Fund was closed to new investors. The directors did not compare the fees charged to the Fund by the Investment Adviser with the fees charged by the Investment Adviser to its other advisory accounts because the services provided by the Investment Adviser to its other advisory accounts are materially different from the services provided by the Investment Adviser to the Fund. Based on these factors, the directors determined that the fees charged to the Fund by the Investment Adviser under the advisory contract were reasonable in light of the services provided by the Investment Adviser and the fees charged by other advisers to similar funds offering similar services.

Profitability and Other Benefits to the Investment Adviser. The directors considered the income and expenses of the Fund and the profitability of the Fund to the Investment Adviser. They reviewed a written analysis of the profitability of the Fund to the Investment Adviser for the ten months ended October 31, 2007. They also considered other benefits to the Investment Adviser and its affiliates as a result of their relationship with the Fund, including a written analysis of the amounts and rates of brokerage commissions paid by the Fund to Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb LLC, a broker-dealer affiliate of the Investment Adviser, during those months. Based on these factors, the directors concluded that the Investment Adviser's profitability was not such as to prevent them from approving the renewal of the contract.

Economies of Scale. The directors considered information concerning economies of scale and whether the existing fees might require adjustment in light of any economies of scale. The directors determined that no modification of the existing fee level was necessary in light of the fact that the Fund is closed to new investors and that the Fund's total annual expense ratio was less than the average expense ratio of the mutual funds included in the peer group.

In evaluating the aforementioned considerations, the directors did not identify any single factor as all-important or controlling in their evaluation of the contract. In light of the Fund's performance, the Investment Adviser's provision of advisory and other services, and the reasonableness of the Fund's overall expenses compared to the expenses of the peer-group funds, the directors concluded that retention of the Investment Adviser was in the best interest of the Fund and its stockholders. Based upon such conclusions, the directors, including a ma­jority of the independent directors, approved the renewal of the advisory contract.

Information about Sequoia Fund Officers and Directors:

The SAI includes additional information about Fund directors and is available, without charge, upon request. You may call toll-free 1-800-686-6884 to request the SAI.

Name, Age, and Address Position Held
with Fund
Term of Office and
Length of Time
Served
Principal
Occupation during
Past 5 Years
Other
Directorships
Held by
Director





Richard T. Cunniff, 84
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
  Vice Chairman & Director
  Term — 1 Year & Length of Time
served — 37 Years
  Vice Chairman & Director of Ruane,
Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc.
None
               
Robert D. Goldfarb, 63
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
  President & Director   Term — 1 Year & Length of Time
served — 29 Years
  Chairman & Director of Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc.
None
               
David M. Poppe, 42
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
  Executive Vice President & Director   Term — 1 Year & Length of Time
served — 4 Years
  President & Director of Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc.
None
               
Joseph Quinones, Jr., 62
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
  Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer & Chief Compliance Officer
  Term — 1 Year & Length of Time served — 12 Years
  Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer & Chief Compliance Officer of Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc.
None
               
Michael Valenti, 38
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
  Assistant Secretary   Term — 1 Year & Length of Time served — 1 Year   Administrator of Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. None
               
Francis P. Matthews, 85
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
  Director   Term — 1 Year & Length of Time served — 35 Years   Retired None
               
C. William Neuhauser, 81
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
  Director   Term — 1 Year & Length of Time served — 33 Years   Retired None
               
Robert L. Swiggett, 85
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
  Director — Chairman of the Board   Term — 1 Year & Length of Time served — 37 Years   Retired None
               
Sharon Osberg, 58
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
  Director   Term — 1 Year & Length of Time served — 4 Years   Consultant Internet Mobile Technology None
               
Roger Lowenstein, 53
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
  Director   Term — 1 Year & Length of Time served — 9 Years   Writer major Financial and News Publications   None
               
Vinod Ahooja, 56
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
  Director   Term — 1 Year & Length of Time served — 7 Years   Retired None

Change in Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC") was previously the Fund's independent registered public accounting firm. On June 11, 2007, PwC's appointment as independent registered public accounting firm was terminated and Briggs, Bunting & Dougherty, LLP ("BBD") was engaged as independent registered public accounting firm. The de­cision to change independent registered public accounting firms was approved by the Fund's audit committee and Board of Directors.

PwC's reports on the Fund's financial statements for the Fund's two most recently completed fiscal years ended December 31, 2006 and December 31, 2005 did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opin­ion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principles. During the Fund's two most recently completed fiscal years ended December 31, 2006 and December 31, 2005 and through June 11, 2007, there were no disagreements between the Fund and PwC on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of PwC, would have caused it to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreements in connection with its reports. During the two years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005 and through June 11, 2007, there were no "reportable events" within the meaning of Item 304, paragraph (a)(1)(v), of Regulation S-K under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Other information

The Fund files its complete schedule of portfolio holdings with the SEC for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year on Form N-Q. Form N-Q is available on the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov. The Fund's Form N-Q may also be reviewed and copied at the SEC's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. For information regard­ing the operation of the SEC's Public Reference Room, call 1-800-SEC-0330. For a complete list of the Fund's port­folio holdings, view the most recent quarterly, semiannual or annual report on Sequoia Fund's web site at http://www.sequoiafund.com/fund_reports.htm.

You may obtain a description of the Fund's proxy voting policies and procedures, and information regarding how the Fund voted proxies relating to portfolio securities during the most recent 12-month period ended June 30, without charge. Visit Sequoia Fund's web site at www.sequoiafund.com and use the "Shareholder Information" link to obtain all proxy information. This information may also be obtained from the Securities and Exchange Commission's web site at www.sec.gov or by calling DST Systems, Inc. at (800) 686-6884.

SEQUOIA FUND, INC.
767 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4701
New York, New York 10153-4798
(800) 686-6884
Website: www.sequoiafund.com

DIRECTORS

Richard T. Cunniff
Robert D. Goldfarb
David M. Poppe
Vinod Ahooja
Roger Lowenstein
Francis P. Matthews
C. William Neuhauser
Sharon Osberg
Robert L. Swiggett, Chairman of the Board

OFFICERS

Richard T. Cunniff Vice Chairman
Robert D. Goldfarb President
David M. Poppe Executive Vice President
Joseph Quinones, Jr. Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer & Chief Compliance Officer
Michael Valenti — Assistant Secretary

INVESTMENT ADVISER

Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc.
767 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4701
New York, New York 10153-4798

DISTRIBUTOR

Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb LLC
767 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4701
New York, New York 10153-4798

CUSTODIAN

The Bank of New York
MF Custody Administration Department
One Wall Street, 25th Floor
New York, New York 10286

REGISTRAR AND SHAREHOLDER SERVICING AGENT

DST Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 219477
Kansas City, Missouri 64121

LEGAL COUNSEL

Seward & Kissel LLP
One Battery Park Plaza
New York, New York 10004

This report has been prepared for the information of shareholders of Sequoia Fund, Inc.