Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc. Increases Regular Quarterly Distribution
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Board of Directors of Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc. (NYSE:MGU) (the Fund) approved on December 6, 2011, a regular quarterly distribution for the period ending December 31, 2011 of $0.20 per share, an increase of $0.02/share over the previous distribution.
The infrastructure companies in the portfolio have generally performed largely in line with our expectations, said Mr. Maple-Brown, Portfolio Manager of the Fund. The Fund returned -1.85% over the last fiscal quarter, slightly trailing the -1.65% return for global equities*. We continue to see material upsides in many infrastructure stock prices, and the large swings in market sentiment and prices in recent months have provided some opportunities to purchase quality infrastructure companies at attractive prices.
Based on the Funds net asset value (NAV) of $18.06 and New York Stock Exchange closing market price of $15.43 on November 29, 2011, the $0.20 per share distribution is equal to an annualized distribution rate of 4.43% at NAV and 5.18% at market price, respectively.
A portion of the distributions may be treated as paid from sources other than net income, including, but not limited to, short-term capital gain, long-term capital gain and return of capital. The final determination of the source of all distributions in 2011, including the percentage of qualified dividend income, will be made by the Fund after December 31, 2011.
This distribution will be payable on December 30, 2011 to shareholders of record on December 22, 2011, with an ex-dividend date of December 20, 2011.
About the Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc. (MGU)
Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc., a non-diversified closed-end fund, is listed on the NYSE.
The Funds investment adviser is Macquarie Capital Investment Management LLC, which is a part of Macquarie Funds Group and a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited.
Past performance is no assurance of future results. Investment return and market value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate. Shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original costs. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Forward-looking statements are based on information that is available on the date hereof, and neither the Investment Adviser nor any other person affiliated with the Investment Adviser has any duty to update any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could affect actual results to differ from these statements include, among other factors, material, negative changes to the asset class and the actual composition of the portfolio.
Investments in the Fund are not deposits with or other liabilities of Macquarie Bank Limited ABN 46 008 583 542 (MBL) nor any Macquarie Group company and are subject to investment risk, including possible delays in repayment and loss of income and principal invested. Neither MBL nor any other member company of the Macquarie Group guarantees the performance of the Fund or the repayment of capital from the Fund or any particular rate of return.
*MSCI TR World
Paula Chirhart, 212-231-1310
Source: Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2011