Delaware Investments(R) Dividend and Income Fund, Inc. Announces Self-Tender Offer for up to Five Percent of Its Shares
Delaware Investments Dividend and Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DDF) (the “Fund”) announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized an issuer tender offer to purchase for cash up to 448,355 shares of its common stock, representing 5 percent of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock, each of which has a par value of $0.01 per share. The tender offer will commence on Monday, June 1, 2015, and will expire, unless extended, at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on Friday, June 26, 2015. Subject to various terms and conditions described in offering materials to be distributed to shareholders: (1) purchases will be made at a price per share equal to 98% of the Fund’s net asset value per share as of the close of trading on the first business day after the expiration of the offer; and (2) if more shares are tendered than the amount the Board has authorized to purchase, the Fund will purchase a number of shares equal to the offer amount on a prorated basis.
The shares of common stock of the Fund have recently traded at a discount to their net asset value per share. During the pendency of the tender offer, the current net asset value per share will be available by telephone at 866 828-4305 or on the Fund’s website at www.delawareinvestments.com/closed-end.
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.
The Fund utilizes 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.
Shareholders are advised to read the offer to purchase when it is available as it contains important information. The offer to purchase and other documents filed by the Fund with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Fund’s annual report for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2014, will be available without cost at the Commission’s web site (www.sec.gov) or by calling the Fund’s Information Agent at 1-866-828-4305.
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.
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 delawareinvestments.com 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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