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Distribution Policy

The current policy is to pay distributions on its common shares totaling approximately 10 percent of its net asset value per year, payable in four quarterly installments of 2.5 percent of the Fund's net asset value at the close of the New York Stock Exchange on the Friday prior to each quarterly declaration date. The fixed distributions are not related to the amount of the Fund's net investment income or net realized capital gains or losses and may be taxed as ordinary income up to the amount of the Fund's current and accumulated earnings and profits. If, for any calendar year, the total distributions made under the distribution policy exceed the Fund's net investment income and net realized capital gains, the excess will generally be treated as a non-taxable return of capital, reducing the shareholder's adjusted basis in his or her shares. If the Fund's net investment income and net realized capital gains for any year exceed the amount distributed under the distribution policy, the Fund may, in its discretion, retain and not distribute net realized capital gains and pay income tax thereon to the extent of such excess.

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      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Oct. 28, 2016* Jan. 03, 2017 $0.06001 19.52% 0.27% 80.21% -
Feb. 17, 2017 Mar. 06, 2017 $0.13 19.52% 0.27% 80.21% -
Apr. 28, 2017 Jun. 12, 2017 $0.13 19.52% 0.27% 80.21% -
Jul. 28, 2017 Sept. 11, 2016 $0.13 19.52% 0.27% 80.21% -
Nov. 17, 2017 Jan. 02, 2018 $0.046684 19.52% 0.27% 80.21% -
Nov. 17, 2017** Jan. 02, 2018 $0.123316 - - - -

* Pursuant to Section 852 of the Internal Revenue Code, the taxability of this distribution will be reported in the Form 1099-DIV for 2017.
** Pursuant to Section 852 of the Internal Revenue Code, the taxability of this portion of the distribution will be reported in the Form 1099-DIV for 2018.

      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Oct. 30, 2015 Jan. 04, 2016 $0.008435 21.26% 6.06% 72.68% -
Jan. 22, 2016 Mar. 07, 2016 $0.12 21.26% 6.06% 72.68% -
Apr, 29, 2016 Jun. 13, 2016 $0.12 21.26% 6.06% 72.68% -
Jul. 29, 2016 Sept. 12, 2016 $0.12 21.26% 6.06% 72.68% -
Oct. 28, 2016 Jan. 03, 2017 $0.059990 21.26% 6.06% 72.68% -
Oct. 28, 2016 Jan. 03, 2017 $0.060010 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Oct. 31, 2014 Jan. 02, 2015 $0.062038 6.93% - 93.07% -
Jan. 23, 2015 Mar. 09, 2015 $0.10 6.93% - 93.07% -
May 01, 2015 Jun. 15, 2015 $0.14 6.93% - 93.07% -
Jul. 31, 2015 Sept. 14, 2015 $0.14 6.93% - 93.07% -
Oct. 30, 2015 Jan. 04, 2016 $0.121565 6.93% - 93.07% -
Oct. 30, 2015 Jan. 04, 2016 $0.008435 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Jan. 24, 2014 Mar. 10, 2014 $0.10 26.16% 2.20% 69.42% 2.22%
May 02, 2014 Jun. 16, 2014 $0.10 26.16% 2.20% 69.42% 2.22%
Aug. 01, 2014 Sept. 15, 2014 $0.10 26.16% 2.20% 69.42% 2.22%
Oct. 31, 2014 Jan. 02, 2015 $0.027962 26.16% 2.20% 69.42% 2.22%
Oct. 31, 2014 Jan. 02, 2015 $0.062038 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Nov. 02, 2012 Jan. 2, 2013 $0.042791 6.99% 83.39% 9.62% -
Jan. 25, 2013 Mar. 11, 2013 $0.08 6.99% 83.39% 9.62% -
May 3, 2013 Jun. 17, 2013 $0.08 6.99% 83.39% 9.62% -
Aug. 02, 2013 Sept. 16, 2013 $0.09 6.99% 83.39% 9.62% -
Nov. 01, 2013 Jan. 2, 2014 $0.10 6.99% 83.39% 9.62% -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Dec. 16, 2011 Jan. 3, 2012 $0.08 10.88% 87.01% - 2.11%
Feb. 24, 2012 Mar. 12, 2012 $0.08 10.88% 87.01% - 2.11%
May 25, 2012 Jun. 11, 2012 $0.08 10.88% 87.01% - 2.11%
Aug. 03, 2012 Sept. 17, 2012 $0.08 10.88% 87.01% - 2.11%
Nov. 02, 2012 Jan. 2, 2013 $0.037209 10.88% 87.01% - 2.11%
Nov. 02, 2012 Jan. 2, 2013 $0.042791 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Dec. 17, 2010 Jan. 3, 2011 $0.08 5.32% 69.90% - 24.78%
Feb. 25, 2011 Mar. 14, 2011 $0.09 5.32% 69.90% - 24.78%
May 27, 2011 Jun. 13, 2011 $0.09 5.32% 69.90% - 24.78%
Aug. 26, 2011 Sept. 12, 2011 $0.08 5.32% 69.90% - 24.78%
Dec. 16, 2011 Jan. 3, 2012 $0.08 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Dec. 18, 2009 Jan. 4, 2010 $0.08 1.76% 74.64% - 23.60%
Feb. 26, 2010 Mar. 15, 2010 $0.08 1.76% 74.64% - 23.60%
May 28, 2010 Jun. 14, 2010 $0.08 1.76% 74.64% - 23.60%
Aug. 27, 2010 Sept. 13, 2010 $0.07 1.76% 74.64% - 23.60%
Dec. 17, 2010 Jan. 3, 2011 $0.08 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Dec. 12, 2008 Jan. 2, 2009 $0.10 5.77% 0.36% - 93.87%
Jan. 30, 2009 Mar. 16, 2009 $0.10 5.77% 0.36% - 93.87%
May 8, 2009 Jun. 22, 2009 $0.06 5.77% 0.36% - 93.87%
Aug. 28, 2009 Sep. 14, 2008 $0.07 5.77% 0.36% - 93.87%
Dec. 18, 2009 Jan. 4, 2010 $0.08 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Nov. 9, 2007 Jan. 2, 2008 $0.22 9.04% 0.04% - 90.92%
Feb. 29, 2008 Mar. 17, 2008 $0.19 9.04% 0.04% - 90.92%
May 30, 2008 Jun. 16, 2008 $0.19 9.04% 0.04% - 90.92%
Aug. 29, 2008 Sep. 15, 2008 $0.17 9.04% 0.04% - 90.92%
Dec. 12, 2008 Jan. 2, 2009 $0.10 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Nov. 10, 2006 Jan. 2, 2007 $0.22 13.79% 18.79% 67.42% -
Mar. 2, 2007 Mar. 19, 2007 $0.23 13.79% 18.79% 67.42% -
May 11, 2007 Jun. 25, 2007 $0.23 13.79% 18.79% 67.42% -
Aug. 10, 2007 Sep. 24, 2007 $0.22 13.79% 18.79% 67.42% -
Nov. 9, 2007 Jan. 2, 2008 $0.22 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Nov. 10, 2005 Jan. 3, 2006 $0.21 10.24% - 87.17% 2.59%
Mar. 3, 2006 Mar. 20, 2006 $0.23 10.24% - 87.17% 2.59%
Jun. 2, 2006 Jun. 19, 2006 $0.22 10.24% - 87.17% 2.59%
Sep. 1, 2006 Sep. 18, 2006 $0.21 10.24% - 87.17% 2.59%
Nov. 10, 2006 Jan. 2, 2007 $0.22 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Nov. 12, 2004 Jan. 3, 2005 $0.22 10.61% 0.27% 55.93% 33.19%
Feb. 4, 2005 Mar. 21, 2005 $0.22 10.61% 0.27% 55.93% 33.19%
May 13, 2005 Jun. 27, 2005 $0.21 10.61% 0.27% 55.93% 33.19%
Aug. 5, 2005 Sep. 26, 2005 $0.23 10.61% 0.27% 55.93% 33.19%
Nov. 10, 2005 Jan. 3, 2006 $0.21 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Nov. 14, 2003 Jan. 2, 2004 $0.22 11.89% 32.11% 35.00% 21.00%
Feb. 27, 2004 Mar. 22, 2004 $0.24 11.89% 32.11% 35.00% 21.00%
May 14, 2004 Jun. 28, 2004 $0.22 11.89% 32.11% 35.00% 21.00%
Aug. 13, 2004 Oct. 4, 2004 $0.21 11.89% 32.11% 35.00% 21.00%
Nov. 12, 2004 Jan. 3, 2005 $0.22 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Qualified Non-Qualified Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Nov. 15, 2002 Jan. 2, 2003 $0.19 9.07% - 32.42% 58.51%
Feb. 28, 2003 Mar. 17, 2003 $0.17 9.07% - 32.42% 58.51%
May 16, 2003 Jun. 30, 2003 $0.19 9.07% - 32.42% 58.51%
Aug. 15, 2003 Oct. 6, 2003 $0.20 9.07% - 32.42% 58.51%
Nov. 14, 2003 Jan. 2, 2004 $0.22 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Net Investment Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Mar. 1, 2002 Mar. 18, 2002 $0.25 1.28% - 9.34% 89.38%
May 17, 2002 Jul. 1, 2002 $0.24 1.28% - - 98.72%
Aug. 30, 2002 Sep. 16, 2002 $0.20 1.28% - - 98.72%
Nov. 15, 2002 Jan. 2, 2003 $0.19 - - - -
      Total Ordinary Dividends  
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Net Investment Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains
Mar. 2, 2001 Mar. 19, 2001 $0.33 - 39.32% 60.68%
May 18, 2001 Jul. 2, 2001 $0.31 - 39.32% 60.68%
Aug. 17, 2001 Oct. 9, 2001 $0.31 0.89% 38.97% 60.14%
Nov. 16, 2001 Jan. 2, 2002 $0.25 10.90% - 89.10%
      Total Ordinary Dividends  
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Net Investment Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains
Mar. 3, 2000 Mar. 20, 2000 $0.33 1.78% - 98.22%
Jun. 2, 2000 Jun. 19, 2000 $0.36 6.20% - 93.80%
Sep. 1, 2000 Sep. 18, 2000 $0.37 8.09% 36.17% 55.74%
Nov. 17, 2000 Jan. 2, 2001 $0.36 - 39.35% 60.65%
      Total Ordinary Dividends  
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Net Investment Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains
Mar. 5, 1999 Mar. 22, 1999 $0.34 - 19.56% 80.44%
May 21, 1999 Jul. 6, 1999 $0.37 12.51% 19.19% 68.30%
Aug. 20, 1999 Oct. 4, 1999 $0.34 - 14.12% 85.88%
Nov. 19, 1999 Jan. 3, 2000 $0.34 - 13.91% 86.09%
      Total Ordinary Dividends  
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Net Investment Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains
Mar. 6, 1998 Mar. 23, 1998 $0.35 - 57.76% 42.24%
May 22, 1998 Jul. 6, 1998 $0.37 14.34% - 85.66%
Aug. 21, 1998 Oct. 5, 1998 $0.34 - - 100.00%
Nov. 20, 1998 Jan. 4, 1999 $0.34 - - 100.00%
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Net Investment Income Short-Term Capital Gains 28% Rate Gains 20% Rate Gains
Mar. 7, 1997 Mar. 24, 1997 $0.32 16.14% 52.25% 31.61% -
May 23, 1997 Jul. 7, 1997 $0.32 - 19.61% 60.40% 19.99%
Aug. 22, 1997 Oct. 6, 1997 $0.35 - 17.68% 61.85% 20.47%
Nov. 21, 1997 Jan. 5, 1998 $0.34 - 17.94% 61.66% 20.40%
      Total Ordinary Dividends  
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Net Investment Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains
Mar. 8, 1996 Mar. 25, 1996 $0.29 29.15% 14.53% 56.32%
May 31, 1996 Jul. 2, 1996 $0.30 - - 100.00%
Aug. 30, 1996 Oct. 7, 1996 $0.28 - - 100.00%
Nov. 21, 1996 Jan. 6, 1997 $0.31 - - 100.00%
      Total Ordinary Dividends  
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Net Investment Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains
Mar. 3, 1995 Mar. 20, 1995 $0.24 20.08% 9.54% 70.38%
Jun. 2, 1995 Jun. 19,1995 $0.25 19.28% 9.16% 71.56%
Sep. 1, 1995 Oct. 10, 1995 $0.27 - - 100.00%
Dec. 1, 1995 Jan. 8, 1996 $0.28 - - 100.00%
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Net Investment Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Mar. 4, 1994 Mar. 21, 1994 $0.26 21.93% 0.51% 9.84% 67.72%
Jun. 3, 1994 Jun. 20, 1994 $0.25 24.32% 0.57% - 75.11%
Sep. 2, 1994 Sep. 19, 1994 $0.25 - - 100.00% -
Dec. 2, 1994 Jan. 9, 1995 $0.24 - - 100.00% -
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Ordinary Dividend Income Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Mar. 5, 1993 Mar. 22, 1993 $0.27 20.36% 15.98% 63.66%
Jun. 4, 1993 Jun. 21,1993 $0.26 24.24% - 75.76%
Sep. 3, 1993 Oct. 8, 1993 $0.27 - 100.00% -
Dec. 3, 1993 Jan. 10, 1994 $0.27 - 100.00% -
      Total Ordinary Dividends    
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Net Investment Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Feb. 20, 1992 Apr. 2, 1992 $0.27 28.11% 16.76% 15.94% 39.19%
Jun. 26, 1992 Jul. 13, 1992 $0.27 36.71% 16.67% - 46.62%
Sept. 4, 1992 Oct. 9, 1992 $0.26 - - 100.00% -
Dec. 4, 1992 Jan. 11, 1993 $0.27 - - 100.00% -
      Total Ordinary Dividends  
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Net Investment Income Short-Term Capital Gains Long-Term Capital Gains
Mar. 8, 1991 Mar. 25, 1991 $0.25 60.00% 32.60% 7.40%
Jun. 7, 1991 Jun. 24, 1991 $0.25 - 100.00% -
Sept. 6,1991 Sept. 23, 1991 $0.26 - - 100.00%
Dec. 3, 1991 Jan. 6, 1992 $0.26 - - 100.00%
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Ordinary Dividends Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Mar. 16, 1990 Apr. 2, 1990 $0.22 - 100.00% -
Jun. 15, 1990 Jul. 2, 1990 $0.25 - 100.00% -
Sept. 14, 1990 Oct. 1, 1990 $0.22 45.97% - 54.03%
Dec. 7, 1990 Dec. 24, 1990 $0.21 45.97% - 54.03%
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Ordinary Dividends Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Mar. 17, 1989 Apr. 3, 1989 $0.22 30.93% - 69.07%
Jun. 16, 1989 Jul. 3, 1989 $0.24 30.93% - 69.07%
Sept. 15, 1989 Oct. 2, 1989 $0.25 9.75% 68.47% 21.78%
Dec. 8, 1989 Dec. 26, 1989 $0.24 13.37% 56.77% 29.86%
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Ordinary Dividends Long-Term Capital Gains
Mar. 18, 1988 Apr. 4, 1988 $0.04 25.06% 74.94%
Jun. 20, 1988 Jul. 5, 1988 $0.20 25.06% 74.94%
Sept. 16, 1988 Oct. 3, 1988 $0.20 25.06% 74.94%
Dec. 9, 1988 Dec. 26, 1988 $0.20 25.06% 74.94%
Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share Ordinary Dividends Long-Term Capital Gains Return of Capital
Mar. 20, 1987 Apr. 2, 1987 $0.05 71.55% - 28.45%
Jun. 19, 1987 Jul. 1, 1987 $0.03 42.13% - 57.87%
Aug. 11, 1987 Aug. 21, 1987 $0.60 7.48% 82.24% 10.28%
Sept. 25, 1987 Oct. 5, 1987 $0.25 42.13% - 57.87%
Dec. 11, 1987 Dec. 28, 1987 $0.25 42.13% - 57.87%
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