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Virtus Closed-End Funds Announce Results of Joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders

HARTFORD, Conn., May 23, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virtus Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund (NYSE: AIO), Virtus Convertible & Income 2024 Target Term Fund (NYSE: CBH), Virtus Convertible & Income Fund (NYSE: NCV), Virtus Convertible & Income Fund II (NYSE: NCZ), Virtus Diversified Income & Convertible Fund (NYSE: ACV), Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund (NYSE: NFJ), Virtus Equity & Convertible Income Fund (NYSE: NIE), Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund (NYSE: VGI), Virtus Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Total Income Fund (NYSE: EDI), and Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. (NYSE: ZTR) announced the results of the joint annual meeting of shareholders that was held on May 22, 2023.

The voting results are as follows:

Virtus Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund (AIO)

For

Withheld

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

Geraldine M. McNamara

25,449,848.000

91

%

2,387,432.000

9

%

R. Keith Walton

24,816,212.000

89

%

3,021,068.000

11

%

Brian T. Zino

24,384,569.000

88

%

3,452,711.000

12

%

Virtus Convertible & Income 2024 Target Term Fund (CBH)

For

Withheld

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

George R. Aylward

15,435,719.000

98

%

321,457.000

2

%

Sarah E. Cogan

15,495,271.000

98

%

261,905.000

2

%

Deborah A. DeCotis

15,481,552.000

98

%

275,624.000

2

%

Virtus Convertible & Income Fund (NCV)

For

Withheld

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

Geraldine M. McNamara

65,386,695.237

95

%

3,548,056.000

5

%

George R. Aylward

65,824,290.237

95

%

3,110,461.000

5

%

Sarah E. Cogan

64,641,352.237

94

%

4,293,399.000

6

%

R. Keith Walton

65,715,220.237

95

%

3,219,531.000

5

%

Virtus Convertible & Income Fund II (NCZ)

For

Withheld

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

George R. Aylward

54,990,250.892

90

%

5,863,833.050

10

%

Deborah A. DeCotis

52,093,752.892

86

%

8,760,331.050

14

%

Philip R. McLoughlin

52,198,023.892

86

%

8,656,060.050

14

%

Virtus Diversified Income & Convertible Fund (ACV)

For

Withheld

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

Geraldine M. McNamara

9,588,007.000

98

%

230,769.000

2

%

George R. Aylward

9,551,890.000

97

%

266,886.000

3

%

F. Ford Drummond

9,560,662.000

97

%

258,114.000

3

%

R. Keith Walton

9,562,100.000

97

%

256,676.000

3

%

Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund (NFJ)

For

Withheld

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

Sarah E. Cogan

77,144,005.293

90

%

8,621,246.000

10

%

F. Ford Drummond

77,043,366.293

90

%

8,721,885.000

10

%

R. Keith Walton

80,003,337.293

93

%

5,761,914.000

7

%

Virtus Equity & Convertible Income Fund (NIE)

For

Withheld

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

Geraldine M. McNamara

22,085,159.425

97

%

661,867.470

3

%

R. Keith Walton

22,174,615.425

97

%

572,411.470

3

%

Brian T. Zino

22,158,648.425

97

%

588,378.470

3

%

Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund (VGI)

For

Withheld

# of Shares

% of Shares Voted

# of Shares

% of Shares Voted

Donald C. Burke

9,014,101.971

95

%

480,381.000

5

%

Sarah E. Cogan

9,090,449.971

96

%

404,033.000

4

%

Sidney E. Harris

9,029,214.971

95

%

465,268.000

5

%

John R. Mallin

9,011,111.971

95

%

483,371.000

5

%

Virtus Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Total Income Fund (EDI)

For

Withheld

# of Shares

% of Shares Voted

# of Shares

% of Shares Voted

George R. Aylward

6,913,167.000

96

%

302,358.000

4

%

Deborah A. DeCotis

6,919,200.000

96

%

296,325.000

4

%

John R. Mallin

6,914,074.000

96

%

301,451.000

4

%

R. Keith Walton

6,882,455.000

95

%

333,070.000

5

%

Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. (ZTR)

For

Withheld

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

# of Shares

% of Shares
Voted

Connie D. McDaniel

47,912,294.268

97

%

1,428,550.331

3

%

Geraldine M. McNamara

47,828,788.823

97

%

1,512,055.776

3

%

R. Keith Walton

47,920,932.018

97

%

1,419,912.581

3

%

Brian T. Zino

47,952,553.357

97

%

1,388,291.242

3

%

About the Funds

Virtus Investment Partners offers income-generating closed-end funds with diversified strategies focused on a variety of asset classes including multi-sector fixed income, utilities, municipal bonds, convertibles, and MLPs. Strategies are available from affiliated managers and unaffiliated subadvisers.

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About Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.

Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS) is a distinctive partnership of boutique investment managers singularly committed to the long-term success of individual and institutional investors. The company provides investment management products and services through its affiliated managers and select subadvisers, each with a distinct investment style, autonomous investment process, and individual brand. For more information, visit virtus.com.

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Contacts

For Further Information:
Shareholder Services
(866) 270-7788
closedendfunds@virtus.com