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Global Dividend Growers Income Fund Reminds Investors of the Upcoming Merger and Announces a Special Distribution

CALGARY, June 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Dividend Growers Income Fund (the “Fund”) (GDG-UN.TO) wishes to remind investors of the upcoming merger of European Focused Dividend Fund into the Fund on or about July 14, 2020 (the “Merger”).

The Merger is expected to result in a Fund with a larger market capitalization, increased trading liquidity and lower operating costs on a per unit basis.

In addition, as a result of the Merger and the successful performance of the Fund, it is announcing a special distribution will be made to holders of record as at the close of business on July 8, 2020. Subject to a final review of the Fund’s taxable income prior to the Merger, it is expected that the special distribution will be approximately $0.70 per unit, which will be automatically reinvested in additional units to be determined based on the net asset value per unit as of July 8, 2020. Immediately following the issuance, the units of the Fund will be automatically consolidated such that the number of units will remain unchanged from the number outstanding immediately prior to the special distribution.

The Fund’s units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol GDG.UN.

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This press release contains forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is based on historical information concerning distributions and dividends paid on the securities of issuers historically included in the portfolio of the Fund. Actual future results, including the amount of distributions paid by the Fund, may differ from the monthly distribution amount. Specifically, the income from which distributions are paid may vary significantly due to: changes in portfolio composition; changes in distributions and dividends paid by issuers of securities included in the Fund’s portfolio from time to time; there being no assurance that those issuers will pay distributions or dividends on their securities; the declaration of distributions and dividends by issuers of securities included in the portfolio will generally depend upon various factors, including the financial condition of each issuer and general economic and stock market conditions; the level of borrowing by the Fund; and the uncertainty of realizing capital gains.  The risks, uncertainties and other factors that could influence actual results are described in documents filed by the Fund with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. The forward-looking information contained in this press release constitutes the Fund’s current estimate, as of the date of this press release, with respect to the matters covered hereby. Investors and others should not assume that any forward-looking statement contained in this press release represents the Fund's estimate as of any date other than the date of this press release.