Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund (NYSE: DEX) (“DEX”) today announced that its acquisition of substantially all of the assets and certain of the liabilities of Delaware Investments Global Dividend and Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: DGF) (“DGF”) was completed after the close of business on Friday, October 21, 2011. The acquisition of substantially all of the assets and certain of the liabilities of DGF in exchange for newly issued common shares of DEX (the “Transaction”) was approved by shareholders of each Fund at a Joint Special Meeting of Shareholders held on September 21, 2011, and was structured as a tax-free transaction. Relevant details as of the closing of the Transaction are as follows:
|Fund||NAV/share ($)||Conversion ratio|
|Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund||$11.51||N/A|
|Delaware Investments Global Dividend and Income Fund, Inc.||$6.55||0.5691|
DEX is a closed-end fund managed by Delaware Management Company, a series of Delaware Management Business Trust. The primary investment objective of DEX is to seek current income, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation. DEX has the ability to utilize leveraging techniques in an attempt to obtain a higher return for the Fund. At present, DEX utilizes a line of credit issued by The Bank of New York Mellon, which DEX is expected to continue utilizing following the Transaction. Upon the completion of the Transaction described above, the total assets of DEX were approximately $181.89 million.About Delaware Investments Delaware Investments, a member of Macquarie Group, is a U.S.-based diversified asset management firm with more than $160 billion in assets under management (as of Sept. 30, 2011). Through a team of talented investment professionals, the firm manages assets across all major asset classes for a wide range of institutional and individual investors. Delaware Investments is supported by the resources of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), a global provider of asset management, investment, banking, financial and advisory services with approximately US $321 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2011. Delaware Investments is the marketing name for Delaware Management Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Advisory services provided by Delaware Management Business Trust, a registered investment advisor. Macquarie Group refers to Macquarie Group Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. For more information about Delaware Investments, visit www.delawareinvestments.com or call 800 523-1918. Investments in the Funds are not and will not be deposits with or liabilities of Macquarie Bank Limited ABN 46 008 583 542 and its holding companies, including their subsidiaries or related companies, and are subject to investment risk, including possible delays in repayment and loss of income and capital invested. No Macquarie Group company guarantees or will guarantee the performance of the Funds, the repayment of capital from the Funds, or any particular rate of return.
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