Fund Repurchases & Shares Outstanding

The following table provides information on shares repurchased since January 1, 2010 and shares outstanding since July 31, 2017.

For Fund directors and officers and advisory persons to the Fund, including insiders and employees of the Fund and of the Fund's investment adviser, the Fund's securities may be purchased or sold from time to time in specific open periods ("Window Periods"), which, as approved by the Fund's Board of Directors, are the three (3) day periods beginning on the first full trading day of each calendar month, during which the Fund will suspend its program to buy back Fund shares on the open market. This statement is qualified in its entirety by the terms and conditions set forth in the Fund's Code of Ethics, which is available on this website.

Year

Month

Repurchase Shares

Repurchase Cost

Common Shares
Outstanding

Preferred Shares
Outstanding

2017

August

None

None

7,349,716

-

2017

July

None

None

7,349,716

-

2017

June

None

None

7,349,716

-

2017

May

None

None

7,349,716

-

2017

April

None

None

7,349,716

-

2017

March

None

None

7,349,716

-

2017

February

None

None

7,349,716

-

2017

January

None

None

7,349,716

-

2016

December

3,000

$28,620

7,349,716

-

2016

November

5,153

$52,453

7,352,716

-

2016

October

37,859

$403,318

7,357,869

-

2016

September

11,110

$115,082

7,395,728

-

2016

August

25,819

$283,255

7,406,838

-

2016

July

12,825

$139,292

7,432,657

-

2016

June

14,395

$154,374

7,445,482

-

2016

May

27,301

$299,141

7,459,877

-

2016

April

42,955

$480,015

7,487,178

-

2016

March

12,160

$134,375

7,530,133

-

2016

February

None

None

7,542,293

-

2016

January

None

None

7,542,293***

- ****

2015

December

None

None

7,428,915

48,535

2015

November

None

None

7,428,915

48,535

2015

October

None

None

7,428,915

48,535

2015

September

None

None

7,428,915

48,535

2015

August

None

None

7,428,915

48,535

2015

July

None

None

7,428,915

48,535

2015

June

None

None

7,428,915

48,535

2015

May

None

None

7,428,915

48,535

2015

April

None

None

7,428,915

48,535

2015

March

None

None

7,428,915

48,535

2015

February

None

None

7,428,915

48,535

2015

January

None

None

7,428,915**

48,535

2014

December

None

None

6,773,293

48,535

2014

November

None

None

6,773,293

48,535

2014

October

None

None

6,773,293

48,535

2014

September

None

None

6,773,293

48,535

2014

August

None

None

6,773,293

48,535

2014

July

None

None

6,773,293

48,535

2014

June

None

None

6,773,293

48,535

2014

May

None

None

6,772,793

49,035

2014

April

None

None

6,772,793

49,035

2014

March

None

None

6,772,793

49,035

2014

February

None

None

6,772,793

49,035

2014

January

None

None

6,772,793*

49,035

2013

December

None

None

6,103,408

49,035

2013

November

None

None

6,103,408

49,035

2013

October

None

None

6,103,408

49,035

2013

September

None

None

6,103,408

49,035

2013

August

None

None

6,103,408

49,035

2013

July

None

None

6,103,408

49,035

2013

June

None

None

6,103,333

49,110

2013

May

None

None

6,103,333

49,110

2013

April

None

None

6,102,763

49,680

2013

March

None

None

6,094,804

57,639

2013

February

None

None

6,094,804

57,639

2013

January

None

None

6,094,804

57,639

2012

December

None

None

6,094,804

57,639

2012

November

133,413

$1,662,704

6,094,804

57,639

2012

October

6,736

$90,003

6,228,217

57,639

2012

September

61,362

$752,530

6,234,953

57,639

2012

August

13,607

$166,570

6,296,315

57,639

2012

July

170,603

$2,030,912

6,309,922

57,639

2012

June

None

None

6,480,525

57,639

2012

May

36,000

$421,608

6,480,525

57,639

2012

April

65,012

$740,848

2012

March

11,519

$129,667

2012

February

15,522

$170,276

2012

January

None

None

2011

December

53,046

$520,642

2011

November

11,600

$117,117

2011

October

2,900

$27,033

2011

September

None

None

2011

August

47,258

$502,895

2011

July

5,467

$63,981

2011

June

78,339

$881,990

2011

May

64,163

$730,964

2011

April

20,995

$245,618

2011

March

36,991

$416,992

2011

February

44,017

$496,034

2011

January

3,812

$43,600

2010

December

1,800

$19,944

2010

November

None

None

2010

October

19,044

$197,881

2010

September

45,709

$433,019

2010

August

84,526

$789,626

2010

July

56,914

$508,709

2010

June

156,717

$1,396,477

2010

May

116,762

$1,021,124

2010

April

34,341

$325,885

2010

March

60,368

$531,846

2010

February

109,104

$840,752

2010

January

75,410

$592,161

*The common shares outstanding reflect dividends reinvested on January 28, 2014 of 669,385.

**The common shares outstanding reflect dividends reinvested on January 28, 2015 of 655,622.

***The common shares outstanding reflect dividends reinvested on January 29, 2016 of 113,378.

****The preferred shares outstanding reflect redemption for cash announced on January 11, 2016 of 48,535.