Calamos Closed-End Funds (NASDAQ: CHI, CHY, CSQ, CGO and CHW) Announce Monthly
Distributions for February 2013
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 1, 2013
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Calamos Investments^®*
announced today the declaration of monthly distributions on each common share
for its five closed-end funds.
Fund Distribution Payable Record Ex-dividend
(Level Rate) date date date
CHI (inception 06/26/2002)
$0.0950 2/15/13 2/12/13 2/8/13
Calamos Convertible Opportunities and
CHY (inception 05/28/2003)
$0.0850 2/15/13 2/12/13 2/8/13
Calamos Convertible and High Income
CSQ (inception 03/26/2004)
$0.0700 2/15/13 2/12/13 2/8/13
Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund
CGO (inception 10/27/2005)
$0.1000 2/15/13 2/12/13 2/8/13
Calamos Global Total Return Fund
CHW (inception 06/27/2007)
$0.0620 2/15/13 2/12/13 2/8/13
Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund
Additional information about Calamos closed-end funds can be found on our
www.calamos.com/CHI, www.calamos.com/CHY, www.calamos.com/CSQ,
Monthly distributions offer shareholders the opportunity to accumulate more
shares in a fund via the automatic dividend reinvestment plan. For example, if
a fund's shares are trading at a premium, distributions will be automatically
reinvested through the plan at NAV or 95% of the market price, whichever is
greater; if shares are trading at a discount, distributions will be reinvested
at the market price through an open market purchase program. Thus, the plan
offers current shareholders an efficient method of accumulating additional
shares with a potential for cost savings. Please see the dividend reinvestment
plan for more information.
The Calamos closed-end funds employ a level rate distribution policy, paying
monthly distributions at the stated rates. Under the Fund's level rate
distribution policy, distributions paid to common shareholders typically
include net investment income and net realized short-term capital gains. When
the net investment income and net realized short-term capital gains are not
sufficient, a portion of the level rate distribution will be a return of
capital. In addition, a limited number of distributions per calendar year may
include net realized long-term capital gains. There is no guarantee that the
funds will realize capital gains in any given year. Distributions are subject
to re-characterization for tax purposes after the end of the fiscal year. All
shareholders with taxable accounts will receive written notification regarding
the components and tax treatment for distributions via Form 1099-DIV.
Distributions from the funds are generally subject to Federal income taxes.
For purposes of maintaining the level rate distribution policy, the funds may
realize short-term capital gains on securities that, if sold at a later date,
would have resulted in long-term capital gains. Maintenance of a level rate
distribution policy may increase transaction and tax costs associated with the
funds. Please see www.calamos.com/taxcenter.aspx for more information.
Important Notes about Performance and Risk
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. As with other investments,
market price will fluctuate with the market and upon sale, your shares may
have a market price that is above or below net asset value and may be worth
more or less than your original investment.
Calamos Investments is a diversified global investment firm offering
innovative investment strategies including equity, fixed income, convertible
and alternative investments, among others. The firm offers strategies through
separately managed portfolios, mutual funds, closed-end funds, private funds
and UCITS funds. Clients include major corporations, pension funds,
endowments, foundations and individuals. Headquartered in the Chicago
metropolitan area, the firm also has offices in London and New York. For more
information visit www.calamos.com.
*Calamos Investments LLC, referred to herein as Calamos Investments^®, is a
financial services company offering such services through its subsidiaries:
Calamos Advisors LLC, Calamos Wealth Management LLC, Calamos Investments LLP
and Calamos Financial Services LLC.
SOURCE Calamos Investments
Contact: Jennifer McGuffin, Director of Corporate Communications, Calamos
Advisors LLC, +1-630-245-1780, firstname.lastname@example.org
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