PHILADELPHIA, July 22, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Delaware Investments National Municipal Income Fund (the “Fund”), a NYSE American listed closed-end fund trading under the symbol “VFL,” announced that its Board of Trustees has authorized an issuer tender offer to purchase for cash up to 10,478,347 of its common shares, representing fifty percent of its issued and outstanding common shares, with a par value of $0.01 per share. The tender offer will commence on November 14, 2022 and purchases will be made at a price per share equal to 99% of the Fund’s net asset value per share as of the close of trading on the first business day after the expiration of the offer. If more shares are tendered than the amount the Board has authorized to purchase, the Fund will purchase a number of shares equal to the offer amount on a pro-rated basis.
The commencement of the tender offer is pursuant to an agreement between the Fund and Saba Capital Management, L.P. (“Saba”) and certain associated parties. Pursuant to the agreement, Saba has agreed to be bound by certain standstill covenants. The Fund has been advised that Saba will file copies of the relevant standstill agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as exhibits to its Schedule 13D.
The Fund’s common shares have recently traded at a discount to their net asset value per share. During the pendency of the tender offer, the current net asset value per share will be available on the Fund’s website at delawarefunds.com/closed-end.
The Fund’s investment objective is to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax consistent with the preservation of capital. In addition, the Fund has the ability to use leveraging techniques in an attempt to obtain a higher return for the Fund. Currently, the Fund has outstanding a series of variable-rate preferred shares as leverage. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.
Shareholders are advised to read the offer to purchase when it is available, as it contains important information.
The offer to purchase and other documents filed by the Fund with the SEC, including the Fund’s annual report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, are or will be available without cost at the SEC’s website (sec.gov) or by calling the Fund’s Information Agent.
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Macquarie Asset Management is a global asset manager that aims to deliver positive impact for everyone. Trusted by institutions, pension funds, governments, and individuals to manage more than $US579 billion in assets globally,1 we provide access to specialist investment expertise across a range of capabilities including infrastructure, green investments & renewables, real estate, agriculture & natural assets, asset finance, private credit, equities, fixed income and multi asset solutions.
Advisory services are provided by Delaware Management Company, a series of Macquarie Investment Management Business Trust, a registered investment advisor. Macquarie Asset Management is part of Macquarie Group, a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management, finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity, and commodities. Founded in 1969, Macquarie Group employs approximately 18,000 people in 33 markets and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. For more information about Delaware Funds by Macquarie®, visit delawarefunds.com or call 800 523-1918.
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1 As of March 31, 2022
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