The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (NYSE:GDV) announced today that pursuant to its share
repurchase plan, the Trust repurchased 384,100 common shares in the fourth quarter of 2005
and a total of 504,100 shares for the full year 2005.
The Board of Trustees, at a meeting held on May 12, 2004, voted to authorize the repurchase
of its common shares in the open market, from time to time, when the shares are trading at
a discount of 7.5% or more from net asset value. The Trust has repurchased a total of 749,800
shares since the inception of the share repurchase program at an average investment of $17.77
per share and an average discount to net asset value of 11.75%.
The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment
company with $2.3 billion in total assets whose primary investment objective is to provide
a high level of total return with an emphasis on dividends and income. The Trust is managed
by Gabelli Funds, LLC, a subsidiary of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE:GBL), which is a publicly
traded NYSE listed company.