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The Board of Directors of Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return
Fund Inc. (NYSE:MGU) (the “Fund”) declared on March 8, 2012, a regular
quarterly distribution for the period ending March 31, 2012 of $0.24 per
share. This represents an increase of 20% or $0.04/share over the
previous distribution and 50% or $0.08/share over the distribution for
the third quarter of 2010.
“We are delighted to be able to increase the distribution. We reduced
the distribution back in 2008 when it was prudent to do so. We have been
able to increase the distribution several times since then. This further
increase is driven by the ongoing improved market conditions and lower
borrowing costs,” said Mr. Andrew Maple-Brown, Portfolio Manager of the
Fund. “It is prudent to pass that benefit through to our shareholders.”
The increased distribution follows a very strong quarter for the Fund,
in which it returned 13.4%, almost 10% ahead of its reference benchmark
and more than 3% ahead of global equities. The infrastructure companies
in the portfolio have generally performed largely in line with our
expectations and this solid performance has been reflected in their
Based on the Fund’s net asset value (“NAV”) of $21.23 and New York Stock
Exchange closing market price of $18.73 on February 29, 2012, the $0.24
per share distribution is equal to an annualized distribution rate of
4.52% at NAV and 5.13% at market price, respectively.
A portion of the distributions may be treated as paid from sources other
than net income, including, but not limited to, short-term capital gain,
long-term capital gain and return of capital. The final determination of
the source of all distributions in 2012, including the percentage of
qualified dividend income, will be made by the Fund after December 31,
This distribution will be payable on March 30, 2012 to shareholders of
record on March 23, 2012, with an ex-dividend date of March 21, 2012.
About the Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc.
Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc., a
non-diversified closed-end fund, is listed on the NYSE.
The Fund’s investment adviser is Macquarie Capital Investment Management
LLC, which is a part of Macquarie Funds Group and a wholly-owned,
indirect subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited.
Past performance is no assurance of future results. Investment return
and market value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate. Shares,
when sold, may be worth more or less than their original costs. An
investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and
expenses carefully before investing. Forward-looking statements are
based on information that is available on the date hereof, and neither
the Investment Adviser nor any other person affiliated with the
Investment Adviser has any duty to update any forward-looking
statements. Important factors that could affect actual results to differ
from these statements include, among other factors, material, negative
changes to the asset class and the actual composition of the portfolio.
Investments in the Fund are not deposits with or other liabilities of
Macquarie Bank Limited ABN 46 008 583 542 (“MBL”) nor any Macquarie
Group company and are subject to investment risk, including possible
delays in repayment and loss of income and principal invested. Neither
MBL nor any other member company of the Macquarie Group guarantees the
performance of the Fund or the repayment of capital from the Fund or any
particular rate of return.
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