The Board of Directors of The Gabelli Convertible and Income Securities Fund Inc. (NYSE:GCV) declared a
$0.20 per share cash distribution payable on March 26, 2007 to common stock shareholders of record on
March 16, 2007, pursuant to the Gabelli Convertible and Income Securities Fund's 8% Distribution Policy.
Under the Convertible and Income Securities Fund's distribution policy, the Fund pays a minimum annual
distribution of 8% of the average net asset value of the Fund. Pursuant to this policy, the Fund pays
$0.20 per share in each of the first three quarters of the year with an adjusting distribution in the
fourth quarter of an amount sufficient to pay 8% of the average net asset value of the Fund, as of the
last day of the four preceding calendar quarters, or to satisfy the minimum distribution requirements
of the Internal Revenue Code, whichever is greater. Each quarter, the Board of Directors reviews the
amount of any potential distribution and the income, capital gains, or capital available.
A portion of the distribution may be treated as long-term capital gain and qualified dividend income
for individuals, each subject to the maximum Federal income tax rate, which is currently 15% in taxable
accounts for individuals. If the Fund does not generate earnings from dividends, interest, and net
realized capital gains equal to or in excess of the aggregate distributions paid by the Fund for the
year, then the amount distributed in excess of the Fund's investment income and net realized capital
gains will be deemed a non-taxable return of capital.
Long-term capital gains, qualified dividend income, ordinary income, and paid-in capital, if any, will
be allocated on a pro-rata basis to all distributions to common shareholders for the year. As of
February 26, 2007, the date of this press release, the current distribution would include approximately
15% from net investment income, 7% from net capital gains, and 78% from paid-in capital. The estimated
components of each distribution are provided to shareholders of record in a notice accompanying the
distribution and are available on our website (www.gabelli.com). The final determination of the sources
of all distributions in 2007 will be made after year-end, and can vary from the quarterly estimates.
All shareholders with taxable accounts will receive written notification regarding the components and
tax treatment for all 2007 distributions in early 2008 via Form 1099-DIV.
The Gabelli Convertible and Income Securities Fund Inc. is a diversified, closed-end management investment
company with $155 million in total assets whose primary investment objective is to seek a high level of
total return through a combination of current income and capital appreciation. The Fund is managed by
Gabelli Funds, LLC, a subsidiary of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE:GBL), which is a publicly traded NYSE