Tax Information

 

As of December 31, 2016

The following information concerning 2016 distributions may be useful to you in the preparation of your 2016 Federal and State income tax returns. We suggest that you consult with your tax adviser to determine the applicability of this information to your personal tax information.

The following information summarizes all dividends declared by the Fund during the taxable year ended December 31, 2016.

    Box 61Box 1a1Box 1b1Box 2a1
Record
Date
Payable
Date
Income
Dividends
Short-Term
(included in Box 1a)
Foreign Tax Paid
(included in Box 1a)2
Total
Ordinary Dividends
Qualified Dividends
(Included in Box 1a)
Total
Capital Gains
07/08/2016 08/12/2016 $0.000 $0.021 $0.005 $0.026 $0.026 $0.185
12/21/2016 12/29/2016
$0.120 $0.000 $0.030 $0.150 $0.150 $0.000

1Refers to the box numbers on the Form 1099-DIV sent to you by the Fund.

2In 2016, the Fund passed through foreign taxes withheld on dividends received from Switzerland. Shareholders are entitled to a tax credit for the amount reported in box 6 of their Form 1099-DIV.