BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On March 31, 2017, Boulder Growth & Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: BIF) (the “Fund”), a closed-end investment company, will pay a distribution on its common stock of $0.0340 per share to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 24, 2017. The Fund, acting in accordance with an exemptive order received from the Securities and Exchange Commission and with approval of its Board of Directors, adopted a managed distribution policy under which the Fund may utilize capital gains, where applicable, as part of regular monthly cash distributions to its stockholders. This policy gives the Fund greater flexibility to realize capital gains and to distribute those gains to stockholders.
The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year-to-date from the sources indicated in the table. In addition, the table shows the percentages of the total distribution amount per share attributable to (i) net investment income, (ii) net realized short-term capital gain, (iii) net realized long-term capital gain and (iv) return of capital or other capital source. These percentages are disclosed for the current distribution as well as the fiscal year-to-date cumulative distribution amount per share for the Fund.
|Current Distribution from:|
|Per Share ($)||Percentage (%)|
|Net Investment Income||0.0000||0.00%|
|Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains||0.0000||0.00%|
|Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains||0.0101||29.72%|
|Return of Capital or other Capital Source||0.0239||70.28%|
|Total (per common share)||0.0340||100.00%|
|Fiscal Year-to-Date Cumulative|
|Per Share ($)||Percentage (%)|
|Net Investment Income||0.0303||22.27%|
|Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains||0.0012||0.85%|
|Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains||0.0447||32.91%|
|Return of Capital or other Capital Source||0.0598||43.97%|
|Total (per common share)||0.1360||100.00%|
1 The Fund’s fiscal year is December 1 to November 30. Information shown is for the period beginning December 1, 2016.
Stockholders should not draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the Fund’s managed distribution policy. The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this 19(a) Notice are only estimates, are likely to change over time, and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes.
Based on tax estimates, the Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in the Fund is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income.’
The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for accounting and tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The amounts and sources of distributions year-to-date may be subject to additional adjustments.
THE FUND WILL SEND YOU A FORM 1099-DIV FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR THAT WILL TELL YOU HOW TO REPORT THESE DISTRIBUTIONS FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES.
Presented below are return figures, based on the change in the Fund’s Net Asset Value per share (“NAV”), compared to the annualized distribution rate for this current distribution as a percentage of the NAV on the last day of the month prior to the distribution declaration date. While the NAV performance may be indicative of the Fund’s investment performance, it does not measure the value of a stockholder’s investment in the Fund. The value of a stockholder’s investment in the Fund is determined by the Fund’s market price, which is based on the supply and demand for the Fund’s shares in the open market.
Fund Performance & Distribution Rate Information
|Annualized Distribution Rate as a Percentage of NAV^||3.54||%|
|Cumulative Distribution Rate as a Percentage of NAV*||1.18||%|
|Cumulative Total Return as a Percentage of NAV**||7.16||%|
|Average Annual Total Return***||13.33||%|
^ Based on the Fund ’s NAV as of February 28, 2017 and the monthly distribution of $0.0340.
*Based on the Fund’s NAV as of February 28, 2017 and includes distributions through March 31, 2017.
** Cumulative Total Return is the percentage change in the Fund’s NAV including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of these distributions for the period December 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017.
***Average Annual Total Return represents the compound average of the Annual NAV Total Returns of the Fund for the five-year period ending February 28, 2017. Annual NAV Total Return is the percentage change in the Fund’s NAV over a year including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of these distributions.
The Fund has a managed distribution policy that seeks to deliver the Fund’s long term total return potential through regular monthly distributions declared at a fixed rate per share. Distributions may be paid in part or in full from net investment income, realized capital gains and by returning capital, or a combination thereof. Stockholders should note, however, that if the Fund’s aggregate net investment income and net realized capital gains are less than the amount of the distribution level, the difference will be distributed from the Fund’s assets and will constitute a return of the stockholder’s capital. A return of capital is not taxable; rather it reduces a stockholder’s tax basis in his or her shares of the Fund.
The Fund’s Board of Directors reviews the amount of any distributions made pursuant to the Fund’s distribution policy and considers the income earned and capital gains realized by the Fund, as well as the Fund’s available capital. The Board of Directors will continue to monitor the Fund’s distribution level, taking into consideration, among other things, the Fund’s net asset value and market conditions. The Fund’s distribution policy is subject to modification, suspension or termination by the Board of Directors at any time, which could have an adverse effect on the market price of the Fund’s shares. The distribution rate should not be considered the dividend yield or total return on an investment in the Fund.
For more information on the Fund, please visit us on the web at www.boulderfunds.net.