SOURCE: Bancroft Fund Ltd.

June 17, 2009 12:24 ET

Bancroft Fund Ltd. Releases Monthly Portfolio Data

MORRISTOWN, NJ--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - Bancroft Fund Ltd. (NYSE Amex: BCV) has released monthly portfolio data for May including asset allocation, quality allocation, representative holdings and other fund characteristics.

The portfolio data will be posted on Bancroft's website at Printed copies may be obtained by calling (973) 631-1177.

Bancroft Fund Ltd. operates as a closed-end, diversified management investment company and invests primarily in convertible securities, with the objectives of providing income and the potential for capital appreciation; which objectives the Fund considers to be relatively equal, over the long-term, due to the nature of the securities in which it invests. Its shares are traded on the NYSE Amex Exchange under the ticker symbol BCV.

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