SOURCE: Bancroft Fund Ltd.

April 16, 2007 14:20 ET

Bancroft Fund Ltd. Announces Monthly Portfolio Data

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- Bancroft Fund Ltd. (AMEX: BCV) today reported portfolio data for the month ended March 31, 2007. Data is based on market value. Holdings may change without notice.

Top Ten Holdings by underlying common stock
                                % of Net Assets
The Walt Disney Company                     2.8
Celanese Corp.                              2.7
U.S. Bancorp                                2.7
Nuveen Investments, Inc.                    2.4
Prudential Financial, Inc.                  2.3
Equinix, Inc.                               2.2
Chesapeake Energy Corp.                     2.1
Agere Systems Inc.                          2.0
MetLife, Inc.                               2.0
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.                    1.9

Major Industry Exposure
                                % of Net Assets
Pharmaceuticals                            11.6
Semiconductors                             10.5
Insurance                                  10.2
Energy                                      8.6
Banking/Savings and Loan                    8.1
Computer Hardware                           5.3
Multi-Industry                              5.3
Aerospace and Defense                       4.7
Telecommunications                          4.5
Chemicals                                   4.0

Portfolio Composition
                                % of Net Assets
Convertible Bonds and Notes                61.7
Convertible Preferred Stocks               12.5
Mandatory Convertible Securities           19.7
Common Stocks                               2.6
Cash and Equivalents                        3.5
  TOTAL NET ASSETS                        100.0
Data is unaudited and as of March 31, 2007. This selected information should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes included in the Company's Annual Report to Shareholders for the twelve months ended October 31, 2006.

Detailed quarterly portfolio information, as of January 31, 2007 is available on our website ( Contact us by email at or call us at (973) 631-1177.

Bancroft is a diversified closed-end management investment company. Bancroft's investment objective is to seek a high level of total return on its assets through a combination of current income and capital appreciation. It seeks to achieve this objective by investing primarily in convertible securities.

AMEX - BCV Cusip 059695106

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