Quarterly Dividend Letter

December 29, 2010

The Fund declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.0835 and a special year-end distribution of $0.2830 per share for shareholders with the record date of December 30, 2010.  The following table sets forth the sources for the dividends.



Source of Distribution 

Date Paid 

Amount Paid
Per Share

Net Investment
Income (I)


1/11/2011 $0.0835 $0.0835 $0.0000
1/11/2011 $0.2830 $0.2830 $0.0000

(1) Estimated net investment company taxable income per share.

Distribution Policy

The Fund has a Managed Distribution Plan (the “Plan”). Under the Plan, the Fund will distribute a cash dividend equal to 7% of the Fund’s net asset value on an annualized basis. The distribution will be based on the Fund’s net asset value from the previous calendar year-end.

You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the Fund’s Distribution Policy.

The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this Notice are only estimates and not for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend on the Fund’s investment experience for the fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. BNY Mellon Shareholder Services will mail you a Form 1099 for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.