NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2008
BLUE CHIP VALUE FUND DECLARES FOURTH QUARTER DISTRIBUTION
DENVER, CO. (December 19, 2008) The Directors of Blue Chip Value Fund, Inc. have declared a distribution of $0.07 per share. This distribution is payable January 9, 2009, to stockholders of record on December 29, 2008 and will have an ex-dividend date of December 24, 2008. The Fundís Distribution Plan includes a quarterly distribution equal to 2.5% of its Net Asset Value, rounded to the nearest penny.
The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income; net realized short term capital gains; net realized long term capital gains; and return of capital.
You should not necessarily draw any conclusions about the Fund's investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the Fund's Distribution Plan.
The Fund estimates that is has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in the Fund is paid back to you. 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 notice 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 its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund or your financial intermediary will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.
*Please note that the Fund's Distribution Plan includes a quarterly distribution equal to 2.5% of its Net Asset Value as of a pre-determined measurement date. The distribution rate shown above differs from the 2.5% stated amount (10% annualized) as a result of the calculation using the annualized current distribution rate and cumulative fiscal year distribution rate divided by the Net Asset Value as of the last business day of the most recent calendar month end.
For additional information
on the Fund please visit 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