The Board of Trustees of The Gabelli Utility Trust (NYSE:GUT) approved the continuation of
monthly distributions of $0.06 per share for January, February, and March 2007.
The distribution for January 2007 will be payable on January 25, 2007 to shareholders of
record on January 17, 2007.
The distribution for February 2007 will be payable on February 22, 2007 to shareholders of
record on February 13, 2007.
The distribution for March 2007 will be payable on March 26, 2007 to shareholders of record
on March 16, 2007.
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, each of the distributions paid
in 2006 would include approximately 15% from net investment income, 13% from net capital gains,
and 72% 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 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 composition of each distribution paid in 2007 will be based on the Fund's
investment activity during the 2007 calendar year.
The Gabelli Utility Trust has paid a distribution to shareholders every month since October 1999.
The Gabelli Utility Trust is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company with
$292 million in total assets whose primary investment objective is to seek long-term growth
of capital and income by investing primarily in utility companies involved in the generation
and distribution of electricity, gas, and water. The Fund is managed by Gabelli Funds, LLC,
a subsidiary of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE:GBL), which is a publicly traded NYSE listed company.