The distribution will be paid on
Prior to the managed distribution policy, the Fund paid distributions pursuant to a level rate distribution policy. Under its former distribution policy and consistent with the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, the Fund could not distribute long-term capital gains more often than once in any one taxable year.
The following table sets forth the estimated breakdown of the distribution noted above, on a per share basis, from the following sources: net investment income; net realized short-term capital gains; net realized long-term capital gains; and return of capital or other capital source.
|†||†||Breakdown of Distribution|
|Net Investment Income||0.00||%||†||$||0.0000|
|Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains||12.11||%||$||0.0560|
|Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains||87.89||%||$||0.4065|
|Return of Capital or other Capital Source||†||0.000||%||†||$||0.0000|
The following table sets forth the estimated breakdown, on a per share basis, of all distributions made by the Fund during the year-to-date period ended on the Payment Date (includes the dividend payment noted in the table above) from the following sources: net investment income; net realized short-term capital gains; net realized long-term capital gains; and return of capital or other capital source.
Breakdown of All Distributions Paid Through
|Net Investment Income||0.00||%||†||$||0.0000|
|Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains||28.43||%||$||0.3944|
|Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains||71.57||%||$||0.9931|
|Return of Capital or other Capital Source||†||0.00||%||†||$||0.0000|
Historically, the Fund has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains, which has resulted in Fund distributions substantially consisting of return of capital or other capital source. A†return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in the Fund is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fundís investment performance and should not be confused with ďyieldĒ or ďincome.Ē As of the payment date of the current distribution, all Fund distributions paid in 2014 (as estimated by the Fund based on current information) are from the earnings and profits of the Fund and not a return of capital. This could change during the remainder of the year, as further described below.
The amounts, sources and percentage breakdown of the distributions reported above are only estimates and are not being provided for, and should not be used for, tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts, sources and percentage breakdown of the distribution for tax reporting purposes, which may include return of capital, will depend upon the Fundís investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations.
The following table sets forth (i) the average annual total return of a share of the Fundís common stock at net asset value (NAV) for the period since inception of Fund investment operations through the period noted and (ii) the Fundís annualized distribution rate, for the same period, expressed as a percentage of the NAV price of a share of the Fundís common stock at
Average Annual Total NAV Return for the Period Since Inception of
Annualized Distribution Rate as a Percentage of
The following table sets forth (i) the cumulative total return (at NAV) of a share of the Fundís common stock for the year-to-date period ended
Cumulative Total NAV Return for the Year-to-Date Period Ended ||†||†||†||12.63%|
Distribution Rate as a Percentage of
You should not draw any conclusions about the Fundís investment performance from the amount of the distributions noted in the tables above or from the terms of the Fundís distribution policy.
The Fund or your financial professional will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions on your US federal income tax return. For tax purposes, the Fund is required to report unrealized gains or losses on certain non-US investments as ordinary income or loss, respectively. Accordingly, the amount of the Fundís total distributions that will be taxable as ordinary income may be different than the amount of the distributions from net investment income reported above.
The Board may change the Fundís distribution policy and the amount or timing of the distributions, based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the amount of the Fundís undistributed net investment income and net short- and long-term capital gains and historical and projected net investment income and net short- and long-term capital gains.
The Fund is a closed-end investment company that trades on the
Past performance does not guarantee future results.
Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. You can obtain the Fundís most recent periodic reports and other regulatory filings by contacting your financial advisor or visiting www.columbiamanagement.com. These reports and other filings can also be found on the Securities and Exchange Commissionís EDGAR Database. You should read these reports and other filings carefully before investing.
The Fund expects to receive all or some of its current income and gains from the following sources: (i) dividends received by the Fund that are paid on the equity and equity-related securities in its portfolio; and (ii) capital gains (short-term and long-term) from option premiums and the sale of portfolio securities. It is possible that the Fundís distributions will at times exceed the earnings and profits of the Fund and therefore all or a portion of such distributions may constitute a return of capital as described below. A return of capital is a return of your original investment. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fundís investment performance and should not be confused with ďyieldĒ or ďincome.Ē You should not draw any conclusions about the Fundís investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the Fundís distribution policy.
Distributions that qualify as a return of capital are a return of some or all of your original investment in the Fund. A return of capital reduces a stockholderís tax basis in his or her shares. Once the tax basis in your shares has been reduced to zero, any further return of capital may be taxable as capital gain. Shareholders should consult their tax advisor or tax attorney for proper treatment.
Distributions may be variable, and the Fundís distribution rate will depend on a number of factors, including the net earnings on the Fundís portfolio investments and the rate at which such net earnings change as a result of changes in the timing of, and rates at which, the Fund receives income from the sources noted above. As portfolio and market conditions change, the rate of dividends on the shares and the Fundís distribution policy could change. The Board may change the Fundís distribution policy and the amount or timing of the distributions, based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the amount of the Fundís undistributed net investment income and net short- and long-term capital gains and historical and projected net investment income and net short- and long-term capital gains.
The market prices of technology and technology-related stocks tend to exhibit a greater degree of market risk and price volatility than other types of investments. These stocks may fall in and out of favor with investors rapidly, which may cause sudden selling and dramatically lower market prices. These stocks also may be affected adversely by changes in technology, consumer and business purchasing patterns, government regulation and/or obsolete products or services. Technology and technology-related companies are often smaller and less experienced companies and may be subject to greater risks than larger companies, such as limited product lines, markets and financial and managerial resources. These risks may be heightened for technology companies in foreign markets.
Investment products are not federally or
The Fund's use of derivatives introduces risks possibly greater than the risks associated with investing directly in the investments underlying the derivatives. A relatively small price movement in an underlying investment may result in a substantial gain or loss.
The Fund should only be considered as one element of a complete investment program. An investment in the Fund should be considered speculative. The Fund's investment policy of investing in technology and technology-related companies and writing call options involves a high degree of risk.
There is no assurance that the Fund will meet its investment objectives or that distributions will be made. You could lose some or all of your investment. In addition, closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset values, which may increase your risk of loss.