NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2007
BLUE CHIP VALUE FUND DECLARES FIRST QUARTER DISTRIBUTION
DENVER, CO. (April 2, 2007) The Directors of Blue Chip Value Fund, Inc. have declared a distribution of $0.14 per share. This distribution is payable April 27, 2007, to stockholders of record on April 13, 2007, and will have an ex-dividend date of April 11, 2007. The Fund’s Managed Distribution Policy includes a quarterly distribution equal to 2.5% of its Net Asset Value, rounded to the nearest penny. You should not draw any conclusion about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the Fund’s Managed Distribution Policy. The Fund’s current performance information can be found at www.blu.com.
Of the total distribution, approximately $0.0040 represents net investment income for the first quarter and the remaining undesignated portion is paid from capital surplus. If the Fund’s total distributions for the year exceed its net investment income and net realized capital gains for the year, all or a portion of the undesignated distributions may constitute a non-taxable return of capital. A return of capital distribution would not necessarily reflect the Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with “yield” or “income”. As of March 31, 2007, the undesignated portion of the distribution would include approximately 42.65% from net realized capital gains and 57.35% from paid in capital.
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 remainder of the year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations.
As of March 30, 2007, the Fund's N.A.V. was $5.71 and the stock closed at $6.05, a premium of 5.9545%.
Blue Chip Value Fund, Inc. can be found on the internet at www.blu.com.
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Blue Chip Value Fund, Inc. is a closed-end diversified management investment company whose objective is to seek a high level of total return through investment in a portfolio having at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of large companies with headquarters in the United States. These stocks are included in, or similar in size to those included in, the Standard & Poor's 500 Composite Stock Price Index. The Fund will normally have approximately 50 stocks within the portfolio. The Fund features a Dividend Reinvestment and Cash Purchase Plan. Denver Investment Advisors LLC is the Fund's investment adviser