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Patrick Coyne to Retire as Chief Executive Officer and President of Delaware Investments(R)

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Today, Delaware Investments Dividend and Income Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”), a New York Stock Exchange-listed closed-end fund trading under the symbol “DDF,” announced that Patrick P. Coyne has informed its Board of Directors of his intent to retire as Chief Executive Officer of Delaware Investments, the Fund’s investment manager. As described in the attached press release from Delaware Investments, Mr. Coyne intends to remain available through the end of September to assist with the appointment of his successor and to help ensure a smooth transition for Delaware Investments. Thomas L. Bennett will succeed Mr. Coyne as Chairman of the Fund’s Board effective on March 1. Mr. Coyne intends to remain a director of the Fund until the earlier of the appointment of his successor to the Fund Board or his departure from Delaware Investments, at which time he intends to resign as director, chief executive officer and president of the Fund. The team responsible for managing the Fund’s assets will remain in place at Delaware Investments.

The Fund is a diversified closed-end fund. The primary investment objective is to seek high current income; capital appreciation is a secondary objective. The Fund seeks to achieve its objectives by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 65% of its total assets in income generating equity securities, including dividend-paying common stocks, convertible securities, preferred stocks, and other equity-related securities. Up to 35% of the Fund’s total assets may be invested in nonconvertible debt securities consisting primarily of high yield, high risk corporate bonds. In addition, the Fund uses leveraging techniques in an attempt to obtain a higher return for the Fund. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.

The Fund has implemented a managed distribution policy. Under the policy, the Fund is managed with a goal of generating as much of the distribution as possible from net investment income and short-term capital gains. The balance of the distribution will then come from long-term capital gains to the extent permitted, and if necessary, a return of capital.

About Delaware Investments

Delaware Investments, a member of Macquarie Group, is a global asset management firm that offers a wide variety of equity and fixed income solutions for individual and institutional investors. Delaware Investments is supported by the resources of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), a global provider of asset management, investment, banking, financial and advisory services. Visit for more information.

Delaware Investments is the marketing name for Delaware Management Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Advisory services provided by Delaware Management Business Trust, a registered investment advisor. Macquarie Group refers to Macquarie Group Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. For more information about Delaware Investments, visit or call 800 523-1918.

Investments in the Fund are not and will not be deposits with or liabilities of Macquarie Bank Limited ABN 46 008 583 542 and its holding companies, including their subsidiaries or related companies (the “Macquarie Group”), and are subject to investment risk, including possible delays in repayment and loss of income and capital invested. No Macquarie Group company guarantees or will guarantee the performance of the Fund, the repayment of capital from the Fund, or any particular rate of return.

(c) 2015 Delaware Management Holdings, Inc.

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