RYE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Trustees of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (NYSE:GDV) (the “Fund”) authorized the redemption of one half (1,524,010 shares) of its outstanding 5.875% Series A Cumulative Preferred Shares (the “Series A Preferred”). The shares will be redeemed at $25.1631944 per Series A Preferred (the “Redemption Price”), which consists of $25.00 per Series A Preferred (the “Liquidation Preference”) plus $0.1631944 per Series A Preferred representing accumulated and unpaid dividends and distributions to the redemption date of May 6, 2020 (the “Redemption Date”).
From and after the Redemption Date, the Series A Preferred Shares being redeemed will no longer be deemed outstanding, dividends will cease to accumulate and all the rights of the Series A Preferred shareholders with respect to the redeemed Series A Preferred Shares will cease, except the right to receive the Redemption Price, without interest.
All of the Series A Preferred Shares are held in book-entry form through the Depository Trust Company ("DTC") and shares will be redeemed in accordance with the procedures of DTC. Payment to DTC for the Series A Preferred Shares will be made by Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as paying agent for this redemption.
The Series A Preferred Shares, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GDV Pr A”, are rated “Aa3” by Moody’s Investors Service and have an annual dividend rate of $1.46875 per share. The Series A Preferred Shares were issued on October 12, 2004 at $25.00 per share and pay distributions quarterly.
Questions relating to, and requests for additional copies of, the notice of redemption and the related materials should be directed to the Fund at 800-GABELLI (800-422-3554) or (914) 921-5070.
About The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust
The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust is a diversified, closed-end management investment company with $1.9 billion in total net assets whose primary investment objective is to provide a high level of total return with an emphasis on dividends and income. The Fund is managed by Gabelli Funds, LLC, a subsidiary of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE:GBL).
About GAMCO Investors
GAMCO Investors, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manages private advisory accounts (GAMCO Asset Management Inc.), mutual funds and closed-end funds (Gabelli Funds, LLC). As of March 31, 2020, GAMCO Investors had $27.5 billion in assets under management.
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