NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Zweig Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ZF), announced that its fourth quarterly dividend distribution for 2011 will be $0.082 per share, payable on January 9, 2012, to shareholders of record on December 30, 2011 (ex-date January 5, 2012). The distribution represents a cash dividend yield of 10% on an annualized basis. Distributions may represent earnings from net investment income, capital gains, excess gains taxable as ordinary income or, if necessary, return of capital. The tax status of the Fund's distributions is determined at the end of the taxable year. The Zweig Fund, Inc. is a closed-end fund with an objective of increasing capital primarily through investment in equity securities consistent with the preservation of capital and reduction of risk as determined by the fund's investment adviser. The Zweig closed-end funds are advised by Zweig Advisers LLC. For more information on the Fund, please contact shareholder services at 800.272.2700, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us on the web at www.virtus.com. SOURCE The Zweig Fund, Inc.