SOURCE: Ellsworth Fund Ltd.

April 16, 2012 13:28 ET

Ellsworth Fund Ltd. Declares Quarterly Dividend

MORRISTOWN, NJ--(Marketwire - Apr 16, 2012) - The Board of Trustees of Ellsworth Fund Ltd. (NYSE Amex: ECF) today declared the Fund's one hundred and third quarterly dividend.

The 6.25 cents ($0.0625) per share dividend is payable from net investment income on May 30, 2012 to shareholders of record May 16, 2012.

Ellsworth 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 ECF.

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