RYE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Trustees of The Gabelli Go Anywhere Trust (NYSE American:GGO) (the “Fund”) adopted a quarterly distribution policy for the Fund’s common shareholders.
Under this distribution policy, the Fund plans to make quarterly cash distributions beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017 of an amount to be determined by the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees believes that instituting this distribution policy is in the best interests of the Fund’s common shareholders. The Board of Trustees recognizes that cash flow may be a consideration for many of the Fund’s shareholders and believes that periodic cash distributions may attract investors.
Each quarter, the Board of Trustees will review the amount of any potential distribution from the income, realized capital gain, or capital available. The Board of Trustees will monitor the Fund’s distribution level, taking into consideration the Fund’s net asset value and the financial market environment. The Fund’s distribution policy is subject to modification by the Board of Trustees at any time, and there can be no guarantee that the policy will continue. The distribution rate should not be considered as the dividend yield or total return on an investment in the Fund.
All or part of the distribution may be treated as long-term capital gain or qualified dividend income (or a combination of both) for individuals, each subject to the maximum federal income tax rate, which is currently 20% in taxable accounts for individuals (or zero depending on an individual’s tax bracket). In addition, certain U.S. shareholders who are individuals, estates, or trusts and whose income exceeds certain thresholds will be required to pay a 3.8% Medicare surcharge on their "net investment income", which includes dividends received from the Fund and capital gains from the sale or other disposition of shares of the Fund.
If the Fund does not generate sufficient earnings (dividends and interest income and realized net capital gain) equal to or in excess of the aggregate distributions paid by the Fund in a given year, then the amount distributed in excess of the Fund’s earnings would be deemed a return of capital. Since this would be considered a return of a portion of a shareholder’s original investment, it is generally not taxable and is treated as a reduction in the shareholder’s cost basis.
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the Fund before investing. More information regarding the Fund’s distribution policy and other information about the Fund is available by calling 800-GABELLI (800-422-3554) or visiting www.gabelli.com.
The Gabelli Go Anywhere Trust is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company whose primary investment objective is total return, consisting of capital appreciation and current income. The Fund is managed by Gabelli Funds, LLC, a subsidiary of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE:GBL).