NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The difference between cost of investments for financial reporting and cost of investments for Federal income tax purposes was
due primarily to timing differences in recognizing certain gains and losses on security transactions (e.g., wash sale loss deferrals
and passive foreign investment company transactions).
The tax characterization of ordinary income dividends and long-term capital gain distributions paid during the year ended
September 30, 2008 and the year ended September 30, 2007 were as follows:
Ordinary income dividends and long-term capital gain distributions were determined in accordance with income tax regulations
that may differ from U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. These differences were due to differing treatments for items
such as net short-term gains, wash sale loss deferrals, passive foreign investment company transactions, foreign currency
transactions, net investment losses and post-October losses. Gains on redemptions-in-kind for Mid Cap Fund of $75,771,221
were included in net realized gain (loss) on investments in the Statement of Operations for the year ended September 30, 2008,
and were not recognized for Federal income tax purposes.
Additional tax information as of and for the year ended September 30, 2008 follows:
Year Ended 9/30/08
Year Ended 9/30/07