HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund (NYSE: NFJ), today announced the following quarterly distribution:
Amount of Distribution
March 10, 2023
March 13, 2023
March 24, 2023
Under the terms of its Managed Distribution Plan, the Fund will seek to maintain a consistent distribution level that may be paid, in part or in full, from net investment income and realized capital gains, or a combination thereof. Shareholders should note, however, that if the Fund's aggregate net investment income and net realized capital gains are less than the amount of the distribution level, the difference will be distributed from the Fund's assets and will constitute a return of the shareholder's capital. You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund's investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the Fund's Managed Distribution Plan.
The Fund previously provided this estimate of the sources of the Fund's December quarterly distribution:
December 2022 (QTD)
Percentage of Current Distribution
Per Share Amount
of Current Distribution
Net Investment Income
Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains
Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains
Return of Capital (or other Capital Source)
Fiscal year started February 1, 2022. Per Share Amount include the special year-end distributionof $0.0165 per share sourced from Net Realized Long-term Capital Gains.
Information regarding the Fund's performance and distribution rates is set forth below. Please note that all performance figures are based on the Fund's NAV and not the market price of the Fund's shares. Performance figures are not meant to represent individual shareholder performance.
December 30, 2022
Average Annual Total Return on NAV for the 5-year period (2)
Annualized Current Distribution Rate (3)
Fiscal YTD Cumulative Total Return on NAV (4)
Fiscal YTD Cumulative Distribution Rate (5)
Average Annual Total Return on NAV is the annual compound return for the five-year period. It reflects the change in the Fund's NAV and reinvestment of all distributions.
Annualized Current Distribution Rate is the current distribution rate ($0.245 per share) annualized as apercentage of the Fund's NAV at month end.
Fiscal YTD Cumulative Total Return on NAV is the percentage change in the Fund's NAV from the first day of the fiscal year to this month end, including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of those distributions.
Fiscal YTD Cumulative Distribution Rate is the dollar value of distributions expected to be paid from thefirst day of the fiscal year through January 31, 2023 as a percentage of the Fund's NAV at month end.The Fiscal YTD Cumulative Distribution Rate would be 7.49% if the special year-end distribution of $0.0165 per share was excluded.
The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this notice are estimates only and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the distributions for tax purposes will depend on the Fund's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund or your broker will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you what distributions to report for federal income tax purposes.
About the Fund
Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund is a diversified closed-end fund that seeks current income and gains, with long-term capital appreciation as a secondary objective. The Fund will generally invest approximately 75% of its total assets in equity securities and approximately 25% in convertible securities. The Fund will employ an option strategy of writing (selling) covered call options on equity securities held in the Fund. Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc. is the investment adviser to the Fund, and NFJ Investment Group and Voya Investment Management are its subadvisers.
For more information on the Fund, contact shareholder services at (866) 270-7788, by email at EMAIL, or through the Closed-End Funds section of virtus.com.
An investment in a fund is subject to risk, including the risk of possible loss of principal. A fund's shares may be worth less upon their sale than what an investor paid for them. Shares of closed-end funds may trade at a premium or discount to their net asset value. For more information about the Fund's investment objective and risks, please see the Fund's annual report. A copy of the Fund's most recent annual report may be obtained free of charge by contacting "Shareholder Services" as set forth at the end of this press release.
For Further Information:Shareholder Services(866) EMAIL
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