People: Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (GDV)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mario Gabelli

72 Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Investment Officer

Bruce Alpert

63 2014 President

Richard Walz

56 2013 Chief Compliance Officer

Andrea Mango

42 2014 Vice President, Secretary

Carter Austin

48 2003 Vice President

Laurissa Martire

38 2010 Vice President and Ombudsman

David Schachter

61 2011 Vice President

Agnes Mullady

56 2014 Treasurer

James Conn

77 Lead Independent Trustee

Anthony Colavita

79 2003 Independent Trustee

Frank Fahrenkopf

75 2003 Independent Trustee

Michael Melarkey

65 2003 Independent Trustee

Salvatore Salibello

69 2003 Trustee

Edward Tokar

67 2003 Trustee

Anthonie van Ekris

80 2003 Independent Trustee

Salvatore Zizza

69 2003 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Mario Gabelli

Mr. Mario J. Gabelli is Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Investment Officer of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust. Mr. Gabelli is Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chief Investment Officer of the Fund. He also currently serves as Chairman of the boards of other funds in the Fund Complex. Mr. Gabelli is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer – Value Portfolios of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (“GBL”), a New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”)-listed asset manager and financial services company. He is also the Chief Investment Officer of Value Portfolios of Gabelli Funds, LLC and GAMCO Asset Management, Inc., (“GAMCO”), each of which are asset management subsidiaries of GBL. In addition, Mr. Gabelli is Chief Executive Officer, a director and the controlling shareholder of GGCP, Inc., a private company that holds a majority interest in GBL, and the Chairman of MJG Associates, Inc., which acts as an investment manager of various investment funds and other accounts. Mr. Gabelli also sits on the boards of other publicly traded companies and private firms and various charitable foundations and educational institutions, including the Board of Trustees of Boston College, Roger Williams University, the Winston Churchill Foundation, and The E.L. Wiegand Foundation, and the Board of Overseers of Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Gabelli received his Bachelors degree from Fordham University, his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and honorary Doctorates from Fordham University and Roger Williams University.

Bruce Alpert

Mr. Bruce N. Alpert is President of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gabelli Funds, LLC since 1988 and an Officer of registered investment companies in the Gabelli/GAMCO Fund Complex; Senior Vice President of GAMCO Investors, Inc. since 2008; Director of Teton Advisors, Inc., 1998-2012; Chairman of Teton Advisors, Inc., 2008-2010; President of Teton Advisors, Inc., 1998-2008 .

Richard Walz

Mr. Richard J. Walz is Chief Compliance Officer of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust. He is Chief Compliance Officer of all of the registered investment companies in the Gabelli/GAMCO Fund Complex since 2013; Chief Compliance Officer of AEGON USA Investment Management, 2011-2013; Chief Compliance Officer of Cutwater Asset Management, 2004-2011

Andrea Mango

Ms. Andrea R. Mango is Vice President, Secretary of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust. She is Counsel of Gabelli Funds, LLC since 2013; Secretary of all registered investment companies within the Gabelli/GAMCO Fund Complex since 2013; Vice President of all closed-end funds within the Gabelli/GAMCO Fund Complex since 2014; Corporate Vice President within the Corporate Compliance Department of New York Life Insurance Company, 2011-2013; Vice President and Counsel of Deutsche Bank, 2006-2011

Carter Austin

Mr. Carter W. Austin is Vice President of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. He is Vice President and/or Ombudsman of closed-end funds within the Gabelli/GAMCO Fund Complex; Vice President of Gabelli Funds, LLC since 1996

Laurissa Martire

Ms. Laurissa M. Martire is Vice President and Ombudsman of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since February 2010. She is Vice President and/or Ombudsman of closed-end funds within the Gabelli/GAMCO Fund Complex; Assistant Vice President of GAMCO Investors, Inc. since 2003.

David Schachter

David I. Schachter is Vice President of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust., since 2011. He is Vice President and/or Ombudsman of closed-end funds within the Gabelli/GAMCO Fund Complex; Vice President of G.research, Inc. since 1999.

Agnes Mullady

Ms. Agnes Mullady is Treasurer of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust. She is President and Chief Operating Officer of the Open-End Fund Division of Gabelli Funds, LLC since 2010; Senior Vice President of GAMCO Investors, Inc. since 2009; Vice President of Gabelli Funds, LLC since 2007; Officer of all of the registered investment companies in the Gabelli/GAMCO Fund Complex

James Conn

Mr. James P. Conn is Lead Independent Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. Conn is the Lead Independent Trustee of the Fund, a member of the Fund’s ad hoc Proxy Voting Committee and a member of the Fund’s ad hoc Pricing Committee. He also serves on comparable or other board committees with respect to other funds in the Fund Complex on whose boards he sits. He was a senior business executive of an insurance holding company for much of his career, including service as Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Conn has been a director of several public companies in banking and other industries, and was lead Director and/or Chair of various committees. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

Anthony Colavita

Mr. Anthony J. Colavita is an Independent Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. Colavita is a practicing attorney with over fifty years of experience, including the field of business and financial law. He is the Chairman of the Fund’s Nominating Committee and is a member of the Fund’s Audit Committee. Mr. Colavita also serves on comparable or other board committees with respect to other funds in the Fund Complex on whose boards he sits. He served as a Commissioner of the New York State Thruway Authority and as a Commissioner of the New York State Bridge Authority, where his duties included reviewing financial documents of these agencies. He served for eleven years as the elected Supervisor of the Town of Eastchester, New York, responsible for ten annual municipal budgets of approximately eight million dollars each. Mr. Colavita also served as Special Counsel to the New York State Assembly for five years and as a Senior Attorney with the New York State Insurance Department. He is the former Chairman of the New York State Republican Party, the Westchester County Republican Party, and the Eastchester Republican Town Committee. Mr. Colavita received his Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University and his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law.

Frank Fahrenkopf

Mr. Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., is an Independent Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. Fahrenkopf is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Gaming Association (“AGA”), the trade group for the hotel-casino industry. He is a member of the Fund’s Audit Committee, a member of the Fund’s ad hoc Pricing Committee, and he serves on the boards of other funds in the Fund Complex. He is the Co-Chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which is responsible for the widely-viewed Presidential debates during the quadrennial election cycle. Additionally, he serves as a board member of the International Republican Institute, which he founded in1984. He served for many years as Chairman of the Pacific Democrat Union and Vice Chairman of the International Democrat Union, a worldwide association of political parties from the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Japan, Australia, and twenty other nations. Prior to becoming the AGA’s first chief executive in 1995, Mr. Fahrenkopf was a partner in the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, where he chaired the International Trade Practice Group and specialized in regulatory, legislative, and corporate matters for multinational, foreign, and domestic clients. He also served as Chairman of the Republican National Committee for six years during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Mr. Fahrenkopf is the former Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Culinary Institute of America and remains a member of the board. Additionally, he has over twenty years of experience as a member of the board of directors of a bank and still serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the bank. Mr. Fahrenkopf received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada, Reno and his Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall School of Law, U.C. Berkeley.

Michael Melarkey

Mr. Michael J. Melarkey, Esq., is an Independent Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. Melarkey is a practicing attorney specializing in business, estate planning, and gaming regulatory work with over thirty-five years of experience. He is a member of the Fund’s Nominating Committee and also serves in this same capacity with respect to other funds in the Fund Complex on whose boards he sits. Mr. Melarkey also is a member of one of the multi-fund ad hoc Compensation Committees. He is currently a Director of a natural gas utility company and chairs its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Melarkey acts as a Trustee and officer for several private charitable organizations, including as a Trustee of The Bretzlaff Foundation and Vice President of The E. L. Wiegand Foundation. He is an owner of two northern Nevada casinos and an officer of a private oil and gas company. Mr. Melarkey received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada, Reno, his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and his Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Salvatore Salibello

Mr. Salvatore M. Salibello is Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. Salibello is a Senior Partner at a consulting group, a Certified Public Accountant, and the Former Managing Partner of a certified independent registered public accounting firm with over forty years of experience in public accounting. He is a member of the board of other funds in the Fund Complex. He is currently a director of Kid Brands, Inc., a NYSE-listed group of companies in infant and juvenile products, and chairs its audit committee. Mr. Salibello was formerly a director of an independent community bank and chaired its audit committee. Mr. Salibello received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from St. Francis College and his Masters in Business Administration in Finance from Long Island University.

Edward Tokar

Mr. Edward T. Tokar is Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. Tokar has been the Senior Managing Director of Beacon Trust Company, a trust services company, since 2004. He serves as Chairman of the Fund’s ad hoc Proxy Voting Committee. Mr. Tokar also is a member of the board of another fund in the Fund Complex. Mr. Tokar also serves as a Director of an energy services company. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Allied Capital Management LLC and Vice President of Honeywell International Inc. Mr. Tokar formerly served as a Director or Trustee of Teton Advisors, Inc., DB Hedge Strategies Fund, Topiary Fund for Benefit Plan Investors (BPI) LLC and Levco Series Trust Mutual Funds. Mr. Tokar has over thirty-five years of investment experience in managing and directing investments in public and private securities involving stocks, bonds, high yield securities, private placements, international investments, and various partnership participations. As the former Vice President of Investments of Honeywell International Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Capital Management LLC, he was responsible for the investment of employee benefit fund assets worldwide, where his operations were widely recognized for excellence. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the College of William & Mary, and currently serves on the Board of the William & Mary Mason School of Business Foundation. Mr. Tokar has served on numerous advisory boards and professional organizations throughout his career. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Tokar graduated from the University of Maryland, with a Bachelor of Science degree with High Honors, and received a Masters in Business Administration from the College of William & Mary.

Anthonie van Ekris

Mr. Anthonie C. van Ekris is an Independent Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. van Ekris has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BALMAC International, Inc., a global import/export company, for over twenty years. He is a member of the board of other funds in the Fund Complex and serves as Chairman of the GAMCO International SICAV. Mr. van Ekris has over fifty-five years of experience as Chairman and/or Chief Executive Officer of public and private companies involved in international trading or commodity trading, and served in both of these capacities for nearly twenty years for a large public jewelry chain. Mr. van Ekris is a former Director of an oil and gas operations company. He served on the boards of a number of public companies and for more than ten years on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Greater New York.

Salvatore Zizza

Mr. Salvatore J. Zizza is an Independent Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. Zizza is the President of a financial consulting firm. He also serves as Chairman to other companies involved in manufacturing, technology, and pharmaceuticals. He is the Chairman of the Fund’s Audit Committee and is the Fund’s designated Audit Committee Financial Expert (as defined below). Mr. Zizza is a member of the Fund’s Nominating Committee, a member of the Fund’s ad hoc Proxy Voting Committee, and a member of both multi-fund ad hoc Compensation Committees. In addition, he serves on comparable or other board committees, including as lead Independent Director/Trustee, with respect to other funds in the Fund Complex on whose boards he sits. In addition to serving on the boards of other funds within the Fund Complex, he is currently a director of three other public companies and previously served on the boards of several other public companies. He also served as the Chief Executive of a large NYSE-listed construction company. Mr. Zizza received his Bachelor of Arts and his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from St. John’s University, which awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in Commercial Sciences.
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