RYE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The spin-off of The Gabelli Global Small and Mid Cap Value Trust
(“Global Trust”), a newly organized, diversified, closed-end management
investment company, was approved by shareholders of the Gabelli Dividend
& Income Trust (NYSE:GDV) (“Dividend & Income Trust”) at a Special
Meeting on April 15, 2014.
The Dividend & Income Trust announced today that the distribution of the
Global Trust common shares to Dividend & Income Trust common
shareholders will be at a ratio of one common share of the Global Trust
for every ten common shares owned of Dividend & Income Trust. The
Dividend & Income Trust will contribute approximately $100 million of
its assets to the Global Trust. The Global Trust’s initial net asset
value is anticipated to be $12.00 per share. Dividend & Income Trust
common shareholders with fewer than ten common shares will not receive
common shares of the Global Trust in the distribution but will be
entitled to his or her pro rata share of the net proceeds from sales of
fractional share interests.
The distribution will be made on June 23, 2014 to Dividend & Income
Trust common shareholders of record as of the official close of business
on June 16, 2014.
Shares of the Global Trust are expected to trade on the New York Stock
Exchange on a “when issued” basis from June 12, 2014 through June 23,
2014 under the symbol “GGZ wi” and on a “regular way” basis beginning
June 24, 2014 under the symbol “GGZ.”
Shares of the Dividend & Income Trust will trade with “due bills” from
June 12, 2014 through June 23, 2014, after which shares of the Dividend
& Income Trust will trade “ex-distribution.” Any Dividend & Income Trust
shareholder who sells common shares of Dividend & Income Trust from June
12, 2014 through June 23, 2014 will also be selling the right to receive
shares of the Global Trust in connection with the Dividend & Income
Trust shares sold.
The Global Trust will seek long-term growth of capital by investing at
least 80% of its total assets, under normal market conditions, in equity
securities (such as common stock and preferred stock) of companies with
small or medium-sized market capitalizations and at least 40% of its
total assets in the equity securities of companies located outside the
United States and in at least three countries.
The Board of Trustees of the Dividend & Income Trust previously declared
a $0.10 per share cash distribution payable on June 23, 2014 to Dividend
& Income Trust common shareholders of record as of the official close of
business on June 16, 2014.
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks,
charges, and expenses of the Fund before investing.More
information regarding this and other information about the Fund is
available by calling 800-GABELLI (800-422-3554) or visiting www.gabelli.com.
The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust is a diversified, closed-end
management investment company with $2.5 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),
which is a publicly traded NYSE listed company.
For Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust
Carter Austin, 914-921-5070
Source: Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust