SOURCE: Dividend and Income Fund

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April 01, 2011 16:30 ET

Dividend and Income Fund Declares Monthly Dividend

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 1, 2011) -  A monthly dividend distribution of $0.0340 per share was declared today by Dividend and Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: DNI) (NAV: XDNIX), payable April 29, 2011 to shareholders of record as of April 19, 2011.

The $0.0340 per share monthly dividend distribution reflects the current managed distribution policy to provide shareholders with a relatively stable cash flow and to attempt to reduce or eliminate the Fund's market price discount to its net asset value per share. The amount of the distribution may vary depending on the net asset value per share at the time of declaration, the distribution required for the Fund to continue to qualify as a regulated investment company under the Internal Revenue Code, or a combination of both. The policy may be changed or discontinued without notice. The distributions are paid primarily from ordinary income and any net capital gains, with the balance representing return of capital.

This notice discloses information on the sources of the distribution as required by SEC Rule 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940. As of the date of this press release and based on the Fund's results and estimates for the current quarter, the current distribution of $0.0340 per share would include approximately 42%, 0%, and 58% from net investment income, capital gains, and return of capital, respectively. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund's investment performance and should not be confused with "yield" or "income."

The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this press release are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund's investment experience during the entirety of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. In January, the Fund will distribute a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year concerning the taxable status of the dividend distributions for federal income tax purposes that were paid to shareholders of record during the 12 months ended December 31.

About the Fund

The Fund is a closed end diversified investment management company whose primary investment objective is to seek high current income by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 50% of its total assets in income-generating equity securities, including dividend paying common stocks, convertible securities, preferred stocks, and other equity-related securities. In addition, the Fund may invest in non-convertible debt securities, consisting primarily of corporate bonds. Recently, the Fund's net asset value per share was $4.65 and closing market price was $4.30. While investment return and value will vary and shares of the Fund may subsequently be worth more or less than their original cost, this represents an opportunity for investors to purchase the Fund's shares at a discount to their underlying value.

Bexil Advisers LLC is the Fund's investment manager. Bexil Advisers LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bexil Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BXLC), a holding company. To learn more about Bexil Corporation, including Rule 15c2-11 information, please visit For Fund stockholder related questions, please call 212-785-0400. Certain affiliates of Bexil are engaged in stock market and gold investing through investment management of equity and gold mutual funds, closed end funds, and proprietary trading.

Safe Harbor Note

This release contains certain "forward looking statements" made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Fund and Bexil Corporation, which may cause the company's actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such statements. The forward looking statements made herein are only made as of the date of this release, and the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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