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Calamos Investments Announces Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund (NASDAQ: CHW) to Adopt Level Distribution Policy, Calamos Closed-End Funds (NASDAQ: CHI, CHY, CSQ, CGO, CHW, CCD and CPZ) Announce Monthly Distributions and Required Notifications of Sources of Distribution

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NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Calamos Investments®* has announced monthly distributions and sources of distributions paid in April 2020 to shareholders of its seven closed-end funds (the Funds) pursuant to the Funds' respective distribution plans.

Fund

Distribution

Payable
date

Record
date

Ex-dividend
date

CHI (inception 06/26/2002)

Calamos Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund

$0.0800

04/20/20

04/14/20

04/13/20

CHY (inception 05/28/2003)

Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund

$0.0850

04/20/20

04/14/20

04/13/20

CSQ (inception 03/26/2004)

Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund

$0.0925

04/20/20

04/14/20

04/13/20

CGO (inception 10/27/2005)

Calamos Global Total Return Fund

$0.1000

04/20/20

04/14/20

04/13/20

CHW (inception 06/27/2007)

Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund

$0.0700

04/20/20

04/14/20

04/13/20

CCD (inception 03/27/2015)

Calamos Dynamic Convertible and Income Fund

$0.1670

04/20/20

04/14/20

04/13/20

CPZ (inception 11/29/2019)

Calamos Long/Short Equity & Dynamic Income Trust

$0.1100

04/20/20

04/14/20

04/13/20

Additionally, Calamos Investments today announced Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund (Nasdaq:  CHW) has transitioned from a managed distribution to a level distribution plan effective as of March 31, 2020.

Under the new level distribution policy, CHW intends to continue its current practice of making monthly distributions to shareholders, at a constant and fixed (but not guaranteed) rate currently set at 7.00 cents per share.

Calamos Investments believes this policy will allow CHW to maintain stable, consistent and predictable rates of distribution that are sustainable over the long-term. However, there can be no guarantee that the level distribution policy will be successful in achieving its goals. The Fund's ability to maintain a stable level of distributions to shareholders will depend on a number of factors, including changes in the financial market, market interest rates, and performance of overall equity, convertible and fixed income markets. As portfolio and market conditions change, the ability of the Fund to continue to make distributions in accordance with the level distribution policy may be affected.

Regarding the Calamos Global Total Return Fund, and Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund: Based on our current estimates, we anticipate that following amounts are approximately paid from ordinary income, capital gains and return of capital:

Distribution Components

CGO

CHW

Ordinary Income

$0.1000

$0.0700

Long-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

$0.0000

Return of Capital

$0.0000

$0.0000

Total Distribution (Level Rate)

$0.1000

$0.0700

Regarding Calamos' remaining five closed-end funds, which operate under a managed distribution policy: The information below is required by an exemptive order granted to the Funds by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and includes the information sent to shareholders regarding the sources of the Funds' distributions.

The following table sets forth the estimated amount of the sources of distribution for purposes of Section 19 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the related rules adopted thereunder. The Funds estimate the following percentages, of their respective total distribution amount per common share, attributable to (i) current and prior fiscal year net investment income, (ii) net realized short-term capital gain, (iii) net realized long-term capital gain and (iv) return of capital or other capital source as a percentage of the total distribution amount. These percentages are disclosed for the current distribution as well as the fiscal year-to-date cumulative distribution amount per common share for the Funds.












Estimated Per Share Sources of Distribution


Estimated Percentage of Distribution














Fund


Per Share
Distribution


Net
Income

Short-Term
Gains

Long-Term
Gains

Return of
Capital


Net
Income

Short-Term
Gains

Long-Term
Gains

Return of
Capital

CHI

Current Month

0.0800


0.0250

0.0542

0.0008

-


31.3%

67.8%

1.0%

0.0%


Fiscal YTD

0.4800


0.1465

0.1247

0.0567

0.1521


30.5%

26.0%

11.8%

31.7%


Net Asset Value

8.66











CHY

Current Month

0.0850


0.0241

0.0609

-

-


28.4%

71.6%

0.0%

0.0%


Fiscal YTD

0.5100


0.1510

0.1377

0.0614

0.1599


29.6%

27.0%

12.0%

31.4%


Net Asset Value

9.12











CSQ

Current Month

0.0925


0.0348

0.0460

0.0117

-


37.6%

49.7%

12.6%

0.0%


Fiscal YTD

0.5250


0.1878

0.0630

0.1470

0.1272


35.8%

12.0%

28.0%

24.2%


Net Asset Value

10.12











CCD

Current Month

0.1670


0.0471

0.1122

0.0077

-


28.2%

67.2%

4.6%

0.0%


Fiscal YTD

1.0020


0.1371

0.2854

0.1468

0.4327


13.7%

28.5%

14.7%

43.2%


Net Asset Value

16.25











CPZ

Current Month

0.1100


0.0500

0.0600

-

-


45.5%

54.5%

0.0%

0.0%


Fiscal YTD

0.3722


0.1484

0.1513

-

0.0725


39.9%

40.7%

0.0%

19.5%


Net Asset Value

15.89












Note: NAV returns are as of March 31, 2020 and Distribution Returns include the distribution announced today.

You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund's investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the Fund's plan.

If the Fund(s) estimate(s) that it has distributed more than its income and capital gains, 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 19(a) notice are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for accounting and tax 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 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.

Return figures provided below are based on the change in the Fund's Net Asset Value per share ("NAV"), compared to the annualized distribution rate for this current distribution as a percentage of the NAV on the last day of the month prior to distribution record date.









Annualized









Fund


5-Year
NAV Return (1)

Fiscal YTD
NAV Dist Rate

Fiscal YTD
NAV Return

Fiscal YTD
NAV Dist Rate

CHI


2.29%

11.09%

-15.24%

5.54%

CHY


2.09%

11.18%

-14.99%

5.59%

CSQ


5.19%

10.38%

-18.78%

5.19%

CCD


2.28%

12.33%

-14.77%

6.17%

CPZ


-19.14%

4.68%

-19.14%

2.34%


1Since inception for CCD and CPZ

Note: NAV returns are as of March 31, 2020 and Distribution Returns include the distribution announced today.

While the NAV performance may be indicative of the Fund's investment performance, it does not measure the value of a shareholder's investment in the Fund. The value of a shareholder's investment in the Fund is determined by the Fund's market price, which is based on the supply and demand for the Fund's shares in the open market. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Monthly distributions offer shareholders the opportunity to accumulate more shares in a fund via the automatic dividend reinvestment plan. For example, if a fund's shares are trading at a premium, distributions will be automatically reinvested through the plan at NAV or 95% of the market price, whichever is greater; if shares are trading at a discount, distributions will be reinvested at the market price through an open market purchase program. Thus, the plan offers current shareholders an efficient method of accumulating additional shares with a potential for cost savings. Please see the dividend reinvestment plan for more information. 

Important Notes about Performance and Risk
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. As with other investments, market price will fluctuate with the market and upon sale, your shares may have a market price that is above or below net asset value and may be worth more or less than your original investment. Returns at NAV reflect the deduction of the Fund's management fee, debt leverage costs and other expenses. You can purchase or sell common shares daily. Like any other stock, market price will fluctuate with the market. Upon sale, your shares may have a market price that is above or below net asset value and may be worth more or less than your original investment. Shares of closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount which is a market price that is below their net asset value. 

About Calamos
Calamos Investments is a diversified global investment firm offering innovative investment strategies including alternatives, multi-asset, convertible, fixed income, and equity. The firm offers strategies through separately managed portfolios, mutual funds, closed-end funds, private funds, and UCITS funds. Clients include major corporations, pension funds, endowments, foundations and individuals, as well as the financial advisors and consultants who serve them. Headquartered in the Chicago metropolitan area, the firm also has offices in New York, San Francisco, Milwaukee and the Miami area. For more information, please visit www.calamos.com.

*Calamos Investments LLC, referred to herein as Calamos Investments®, is a financial services company offering such services through its subsidiaries: Calamos Advisors LLC, Calamos Wealth Management LLC, Calamos Investments LLP and Calamos Financial Services LLC. 

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