DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boulder Growth & Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE:BIF) (the “Fund”) announced today that its Board of Directors (“Board”) has approved adjusting the frequency of distributions made under the Fund’s managed distribution program from monthly to quarterly, while maintaining the Fund’s current annualized distribution rate of approximately $0.408 per share. Accordingly, the Fund also announced the declaration of the Fund’s initial quarterly distribution for the 2019 fiscal year of $0.102 per share to occur in January 2019 under the revised managed distribution program, as discussed further below.
Beginning in November 2015, the Board instituted a managed distribution program in accordance with its Section 19(b) exemptive order, seeking to provide shareholders with a regular distribution not dependent on the amount of income earned or capital gains realized by the Fund. As part of the Board’s efforts to reduce stockholder expenses, after careful review of the operations and efficiency of the Fund’s managed distribution program, the Board determined that moving the frequency of the distributions from monthly to quarterly might allow the Fund to realize significant cost savings from the reduction in printing, mailing and administrative expenses related to each distribution, while continuing to provide stockholders with the benefits of the Fund’s consistent, regular distributions at the same annualized rate.
The January 2019 quarterly distribution will be payable in cash to stockholders of record per the following critical dates:
|Pay Date||Record Date||Ex-Dividend Date||Amount Per Share|
|January 31, 2019||January 24, 2019||January 23, 2019||$0.102|
Due to the current discount of the Fund’s market price to its per share net asset value (“NAV”), and the fact that distributions are made in cash (i.e., at NAV), if Fund shares continue to trade at a discount at the time of this distribution, then it will be accretive to BIF’s market-price-based return. As of market close on November 8, 2018, the distribution amounts to approximately 3.05% of market price and 3.69% of NAV on an annualized basis.
Investors should not make any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of the Fund’s distributions or the Fund’s distribution policy. With each distribution that does not consist solely of net investment income, the Fund will issue a notice to shareholders and an accompanying press release that will provide detailed information regarding the amount and composition of the distribution and other related information. The amounts and sources of distributions reported in the notice to shareholders are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during its full fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell them how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.
Boulder Growth & Income Fund, Inc. is a non-diversified closed-end investment company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "BIF". As of November 8, 2018, the Fund’s NAV was $13.37 per share and the closing market price was $11.07 (a 17.20% discount to NAV). For more information on the Fund, please visit the Fund’s webpage at www.boulderfunds.net.
The Fund is a closed-end fund and does not continuously issue stock for sale as open-end mutual funds do. The Fund now trades in the secondary market. Investors wishing to buy or sell stock need to place orders through an intermediary or broker. The share price of a closed-end fund is based on the market value.
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ALPS Advisors, Inc.
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Rocky Mountain Advisers, LLC
RMA is an investment adviser registered with the SEC based out of Kansas. More information about RMA is available at www.boulderfunds.net as well as the SEC’s investment adviser search website at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.
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