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Virtus Closed-End Funds Announce Results of Joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders

HARTFORD, Conn., May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP Fund Inc. (DSE), Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund (VGI), Virtus Global Dividend & Income Fund Inc. (ZTR), and Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. (ZF) today announced the results of the joint annual meeting of shareholders held on May 22, 2018.

George R. Aylward and Philip R. McLoughlin were re-elected as Class III directors of DSE and Class III trustees of VGI, and James M. Oates and James B. Rogers, Jr. were re-elected as Class I directors of ZTR and ZF, each for a term of three years or until his successor has been duly elected and qualified.

The voting results are as follows:


Duff & Phelps Select
Energy MLP Fund Inc.


Virtus Global Multi-Sector
Income Fund


For

Withheld


For

Withheld

George R. Aylward

24,025,914

725,234


9,536,681

489,954

Philip R. McLoughlin

23,922,153

828,995


9,525,512

501,123





Virtus Global Dividend &
Income Fund Inc.


Virtus Total Return Fund Inc.


For

Withheld


For

Withheld

James M. Oates

20,505,050

909,182


16,900,659

865,140

James B. Rogers, Jr.

18,159,358

3,254,874


15,329,922

2,435,877

For more information about the funds contact shareholder services at (866) 270-7788, by email at [email protected], or through the closed end fund section on the web at www.virtus.com.

 

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Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. Declares Distribution

HARTFORD, Conn., May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. (ZF) announced the following quarterly distribution:

Amount of Distribution

Ex-Date

Record Date

Payable Date

$0.361

July 11, 2018

July  12, 2018

July  19, 2018

Under the terms of its managed distribution plan, the fund will seek to maintain a consistent distribution level that may be paid in part or in full from net investment income and realized capital gains, or a combination thereof. Shareholders should note, however, that if the fund's aggregate net investment income and net realized capital gains are less than the amount of the distribution level, the difference will be distributed from the fund's assets and will constitute a return of the shareholder's capital. 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 managed distribution plan.

The fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and capital gains; therefore, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in the fund is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the fund's investment performance and should not be confused with 'yield' or 'income'.

The fund provided this estimate of the sources of the distributions:

Distribution Estimates

March 2018 (QTD)

Year-to-date (YTD) (1)

 

 

(Sources)

Per Share

Amount

Percentage
of Current
Distribution

Per Share
Amount

Percentage

of Current
Distribution

Net Investment Income

$     0.063

17.4%

$     0.109

15.1%

Net Realized Foreign Currency Gains

-

0.0%

-

0.0%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

-

0.0%

-

0.0%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

-

0.0%

0.079

11.0%

Return of Capital (or other Capital Source)

0.298

82.6%

0.534

73.9%

Total Distribution

$     0.361

100.0%

$     0.722

100.0%

(1)

YTD December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018.

Information regarding the fund's performance and distribution rates is set forth below. Please note that all performance figures are based on the fund's NAV and not the market price of the fund's shares. Performance figures are not meant to represent individual shareholder performance.

March 29, 2018



Average Annual Total Return on NAV for the 5-year period (2)

8.09%


Current Fiscal YTD Annualized Distribution Rate (3)

12.63%


YTD Cumulative Total Return on NAV (4)

-12.59%


YTD Cumulative Distribution Rate (5)

6.32%


(2)

Average Annual Total Return on NAV is the annual compound return for the five-year period.  It reflects the change in the fund's NAV and reinvestment of all distributions.

(3)

Current Fiscal YTD Annualized Distribution Rate is the current distribution rate annualized as a percentage of the fund's NAV at quarter end.

(4)

YTD Cumulative Total Return on NAV is the percentage change in the fund's NAV from the first day of the year to this quarter end, including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of those distributions.

(5)

YTD Cumulative Distribution Rate is the dollar value of distributions from the first day of the year to this quarter end as a percentage of the fund's NAV at quarter end.





The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this notice are estimates only and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the distributions will depend on the fund's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The fund or your broker will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell shareholders what distributions to report for federal income tax purposes.

About the Fund

The Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. is a diversified closed-end fund and its investment objective is capital appreciation, with income as a secondary objective. The Fund also pursues an options overlay strategy that seeks to generate additional income. Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc. has been the investment adviser, and Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. and Newfleet Asset Management, LLC have been subadvisers, to the fund since December 9, 2011. Performance and characteristics prior to that date were attained by the previous adviser using a different investment strategy. For more information on the fund, contact shareholder services at (866) 270-7788, by email at [email protected], or through the closed end fund section on the web at www.virtus.com.

Fund Risks

An investment in a fund is subject to risk, including the risk of possible loss of principal. A fund's shares may be worth less upon their sale than what an investor paid for them. The options overlay strategy may not be successful in achieving its objective of increasing distributable income while limiting the risk of loss and, in periods of significant moves in the S&P 500® Index, has resulted in and, in the future, may result in, losses for investors. Shares of closed-end funds may trade at a discount to their net asset value. For more information about a fund's investment objective and risks, please see the fund's annual report. A copy of the fund's most recent annual report may be obtained free of charge by contacting "Shareholder Services" as set forth at the top of this press release.

About Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.

Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. has more than 35 years of experience managing investment portfolios, including institutional separate accounts and open- and closed-end funds investing in utilities, infrastructure, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and master limited partnerships (MLPs), and international equity. For more information, visit www.dpimc.com.

About Newfleet Asset Management

Newfleet Asset Management provides comprehensive fixed income portfolio management in multiple strategies. Newfleet leverages the knowledge and skill of a team of investment professionals with expertise in every sector of the bond market, including evolving, specialized, and out-of-favor sectors. The team employs active sector rotation and disciplined risk management to portfolio construction, avoiding interest rate bets, and remaining duration neutral to each strategy's stated benchmark. The options overlay strategy is managed by a team at Newfleet distinct from the fixed income investment professionals. For more information, visit www.newfleet.com.

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Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. Declares Distribution And Discloses Sources Of Distribution - Section 19(a) Notice

HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. (ZF) announced the following quarterly distribution:

Amount of Distribution

         Ex-Date

Record Date

Payable Date

$0.361

April 11, 2018

April 12, 2018

April 19, 2018

Under the terms of its managed distribution plan, the fund will seek to maintain a consistent distribution level that may be paid in part or in full from net investment income and realized capital gains, or a combination thereof. Shareholders should note, however, that if the fund's aggregate net investment income and net realized capital gains are less than the amount of the distribution level, the difference will be distributed from the fund's assets and will constitute a return of the shareholder's capital. 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 managed distribution plan.

The fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and capital gains; therefore, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital.  A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in the fund is paid back to you.  A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the fund's investment performance and should not be confused with 'yield' or 'income'.

The fund provided this estimate of the sources of the distributions:

Distribution Estimates

December 2017 (QTD)

Year-to-date (YTD) (1)

 

 

(Sources)

Per Share

Amount

Percentage of Current Distribution

Per Share Amount

Percentage

of Current Distribution

Net Investment Income

$     0.047

12.9%

$     0.047

12.9%

Net Realized Foreign Currency Gains

-

0.0%

-

0.0%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

0.055

15.3%

0.055

15.3%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

0.159

44.1%

0.159

44.1%

Return of Capital (or other Capital Source)

0.100

27.7%

0.100

27.7%

Total Distribution

$     0.361

100.0%

$     0.361

100.0%

(1)     YTD December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018.

Information regarding the fund's performance and distribution rates is set forth below. Please note that all performance figures are based on the fund's NAV and not the market price of the fund's shares. Performance figures are not meant to represent individual shareholder performance.

December 29, 2017



Average Annual Total Return on NAV for the 5-year period (2)

12.57%


Current Fiscal YTD Annualized Distribution Rate (3)

10.70%


YTD Cumulative Total Return on NAV (4)

0.30%


YTD Cumulative Distribution Rate (5)

2.67%




(2)

Average Annual Total Return on NAV is the annual compound return for the five-year period.  It reflects the change in the fund's NAV and reinvestment of all distributions.


(3)

Current Fiscal YTD Annualized Distribution Rate is the current distribution rate annualized as a percentage of the fund's NAV at quarter end.


(4)

YTD Cumulative Total Return on NAV is the percentage change in the fund's NAV from the first day of the year to this quarter end, including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of those distributions.


(5)

YTD Cumulative Distribution Rate is the dollar value of distributions from the first day of the year to this quarter end as a percentage of the fund's NAV at quarter end.














The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this notice are estimates only and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the distributions will depend on the fund's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The fund or your broker will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell shareholders what distributions to report for federal income tax purposes.

About the Fund

The Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. (formerly known as, The Zweig Fund, Inc.) is a diversified closed-end fund and its investment objective is capital appreciation, with income as a secondary objective. Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc. has been the investment adviser, and Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. and Newfleet Asset Management, LLC have been subadvisers, to the fund since December 9, 2011. Performance and characteristics prior to that date were attained by the previous adviser using a different investment strategy.

For more information on the fund, contact shareholder services at (866) 270-7788, by email at [email protected], or through the closed end fund section on the web at www.virtus.com.

Fund Risks

An investment in a fund is subject to risk, including the risk of possible loss of principal. A fund's shares may be worth less upon their sale than what an investor paid for them. Shares of closed-end funds may trade at a discount to their net asset value. For more information about a fund's investment objective and risks, please see the fund's annual report. A copy of the fund's most recent annual report may be obtained free of charge by contacting "Shareholder Services" as set forth at the top of this press release.

About Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.

Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. has more than 35 years of experience managing investment portfolios, including institutional separate accounts and open- and closed-end funds investing in utilities, infrastructure, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and master limited partnerships (MLPs), and international equity. For more information, visit www.dpimc.com.

About Newfleet Asset Management

Newfleet Asset Management provides comprehensive fixed income portfolio management in multiple strategies. Newfleet leverages the knowledge and skill of a team of investment professionals with expertise in every sector of the bond market, including evolving, specialized, and out-of-favor sectors. The team employs active sector rotation and disciplined risk management to portfolio construction, avoiding interest rate bets, and remaining duration neutral to each strategy's stated benchmark. For more information, visit www.newfleet.com.

About Virtus Investment Partners

Virtus Investment Partners (VRTS) is a distinctive partnership of boutique investment managers singularly committed to the long-term success of individual and institutional investors. For more information visit www.virtus.com.

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Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. Announces Preliminary Results of Tender Offer

HARTFORD, Conn., June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. (ZF) announced today that its tender offer for 1,133,020.45 of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock, representing approximately 5 percent of its outstanding shares, expired at 11:59 p.m., New York time, on June 23, 2017.

Based upon current information, approximately 6,119,024.00 shares were tendered, including shares tendered pursuant to notices of guaranteed delivery. Based on this preliminary information, the pro-ration for each tendering stockholder is estimated to be 18.516 percent of the shares properly tendered. These numbers are subject to adjustment and should not be regarded as final. The actual number of shares to be purchased is anticipated to be announced on June 29, 2017 and payment for such shares will be made on or about June 30, 2017. The purchase price of properly tendered shares is 98 percent of the net asset value per share determined as of the close of the regular trading session of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 23, 2017, which is equal to $13.1908 per share.

About the Fund
The Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. (formerly known as The Zweig Fund, Inc.) is a diversified closed-end fund whose investment objective is capital appreciation, with income as a secondary objective. The fund has a current target allocation of approximately 60 percent equity securities, primarily invested globally in owners/operators of infrastructure in the communications, utility, energy, and transportation industries, and 40 percent fixed income, designed to generate high current income and total return through the application of active sector rotation, extensive credit research, and disciplined risk management. The fund also pursues an options overlay strategy that seeks to generate additional income through the use of index-based, out-of-the money put and call spreads. Virtus Investment Advisers is the adviser to the fund and Duff & Phelps Investment Management and Newfleet Asset Management are the subadvisers.

For more information about the fund, contact Shareholder Services at (866) 270-7788, by email at [email protected], or through the closed end fund section on the web at www.virtus.com.

Fund Risks

An investment in a fund is subject to risk, including the risk of possible loss of principal. A fund's shares may be worth less upon their sale than what an investor paid for them. Shares of closed-end funds may trade at a discount to their net asset value.

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