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General American Investors Company Declares Year-end Dividends and Distributions on Common and Preferred Stock

November 6, 2019 GMT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 6, 2019--

Today, the Board of Directors of General American Investors Company, Inc. (NYSE symbol – GAM), a closed-end investment company, declared a combined dividend and distribution of $2.45 per share on its outstanding shares of common stock as follows:

Determination as to taxability will be provided in January 2020. Both amounts are payable on December 30, 2019 to stockholders of record on November 18, 2019, and are to be included in stockholders’ Federal income tax returns for 2019. Holders of common stock will receive the dividend and distribution under one of two options:

The Board of Directors declared on its 5.95% Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series B, a dividend and distribution of $0.371875 per share payable in cash on December 24, 2019 to holders of record on December 9, 2019. This quarterly dividend and distribution represents a payment for the accrual period from September 24, 2019 through December 23, 2019. Preferred shareholders will be informed in January 2020 as to taxability of the dividend and distribution.

General American Investors was founded in 1927, has been publicly traded since its inception and has been listed on the NYSE since 1930. The objective of the Company is long-term capital appreciation through investment in companies with above average growth potential. As of October 31, 2019, the Company had net assets of approximately $1.0 billion applicable to its 24.2 million shares of common stock outstanding. The net asset value of the common stock of the Company on October 31, 2019 was $43.16 per share and the closing price was $37.22 per share. The aggregate liquidation value of the Company’s preferred stock is $190.1 million (liquidation preference $25.00 per share). Its preferred shares (symbol GAM Pr B) are also listed on the NYSE.

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CONTACT: Eugene S. Stark

Vice-President, Administration

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE

SOURCE: General American Investors Company, Inc.

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