The Board of Directors of The Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc. (NYSE:GGT) declared a $0.24
per share cash distribution payable on December 18, 2006 to common stock shareholders of record
on December 13, 2006, pursuant to the Gabelli Multimedia Trust's 5% Distribution Policy.
This distribution consists of the $0.13 per share quarterly distribution plus an $0.11 per share
additional distribution to satisfy the 5% Distribution Policy.
The total distributions for 2006 from the Fund equate to $0.63 per share, a 5% increase over
the $0.60 per share total distributions paid in 2005.
The Board of Directors also reaffirmed the continuation of the Gabelli Multimedia Trust's
5% Distribution Policy and intends to maintain the quarterly distribution level of $0.13 per
share for 2007 with an adjusting distribution in the fourth quarter.
Under the Gabelli Multimedia Trust's distribution policy, the Fund pays a minimum annual
distribution of 5% of the average net asset value of the Fund. The Fund's current quarterly
distribution level is set at $0.13 per share in each of the first three quarters of the year
and an adjusting distribution in the fourth quarter of a sufficient amount to pay 5% 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
based on the income, capital gains, or capital available.
The Board of Directors determined to distribute $0.24 per share even though the minimum annual
distribution of 5% of the average net asset value of the Fund equates to $0.21 per share for
the fourth quarter of 2006 or $0.60 per share for full year 2006.
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 November 16, 2006, the date of this press release, the current distribution would
include approximately 39% from net investment income and 61% from net capital gains. 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 2006 will be made after year-end. All
shareholders with taxable accounts will receive written notification regarding the components
and tax treatment for all 2006 distributions in early 2007 via Form 1099-DIV.
The Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment
company with $241 million in total assets whose primary investment objective is long-term growth
of capital. The Fund is managed by Gabelli Funds, LLC, a subsidiary of GAMCO Investors, Inc.
(NYSE:GBL), which is a publicly traded NYSE listed company.