SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) February 5, 2013
GAMCO INVESTORS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On February 5, 2013, GAMCO Investors, Inc.’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share to all of its Class A and Class B shareholders, payable on March 26, 2013 to shareholders of record on March 12, 2013.
In addition, the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to an additional 500,000 shares of its Class A Common Stock at such times, prices and amounts to be determined by the company. After this additional authorization, there are 652,443 shares authorized and available for repurchase under GAMCO’s stock repurchase program. Since our 1999 IPO in which we sold six million shares at a price of $17.50 per share, we have returned $773.7 million to our shareholders through dividends and stock repurchases. We have repurchased 8.5 million shares at an average price of $41.65 per share for an investment of $353.3 million and paid cumulative dividends of $420.4 million or $16.30 per share.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
GAMCO Investors, Inc.
By: /s/ Robert S. Zuccaro
Robert S. Zuccaro
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer