GAMCO Establishes Shareholder Designated Charitable Contribution Program
RYE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GAMCO Investors, Inc. (GAMCO) (NYS: GBL) announced today it has adopted a Shareholder Designated Charitable Contribution program for all registered Class A and Class B shareholders. Each such shareholder will be eligible to designate charities to which the company will make a donation of $0.25 per share on behalf of the shareholder.
Warren Buffett had a similar program at Berkshire Hathaway from 1981 to 2003. At GAMCO, we believe charitable giving is a cornerstone of society and an obligation for those with the means to make a difference in the world. As an organization, GAMCO will have no control over these donations, but we are happy to make them on behalf of our shareholders.
Shareholders will have until July 31, 2013 to register shares in their own names to participate in the program. Our current plan is to distribute, in early August, a charitable contribution form that must be returned to GAMCO no later than August 31, 2013 for the charitable contribution to be made. Only charities that are recognized 501(c)(3) organizations will be qualified to receive the donation from GAMCO on the shareholder's behalf. A list of eligible charities is available at: http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Exempt-Organizations-Select-Check.
Based on the approximately 20 million shares currently registered in shareholders' names, the total contribution GAMCO is expected to make will be $5.0 million. If all shares outstanding are registered in their shareholders' names at the record date, the total contribution would increase to $6.4 million.
GAMCO Investors, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manages private advisory accounts (GAMCO Asset Management Inc.), mutual funds and closed-end funds (Gabelli Funds, LLC), and partnerships and offshore funds (Gabelli Securities, Inc.). As of December 31, 2012, GAMCO had $36.4 billion in assets under management.
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GAMCO Investors, Inc.
Douglas R. Jamieson, 914-921-5020
President & Chief Operating Officer
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