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Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. (RFI) Declares December 2012 Quarterly and Capital Gain Distributions

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. (NYSE: RFI) (the "Fund") declared its fourth quarter 2012 and special capital gain distributions payable on December 31, 2012 to shareholders of record on December 21, 2012. The ex-dividend date for each distribution is December 19, 2012.

Quarterly
Distribution

Per Share

Short-Term Capital

Gain Distribution

Per Share

Long-Term Capital

Gain Distribution

Per Share

$0.2200

$0.2698

$0.2622

In December 2011, the Fund implemented a managed distribution policy in accordance with exemptive relief issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The managed distribution policy seeks to deliver the Fund's long-term total return potential through regular quarterly distributions declared at a fixed rate per common share.  The policy gives the Fund greater flexibility to realize long-term capital gains throughout the year and to distribute those gains on a regular quarterly basis to shareholders.  The Board of Directors of the Fund may amend, terminate or suspend the managed distribution policy at any time, which could have an adverse effect on the market price of the Fund's shares. 

The Fund's quarterly distributions may include long-term capital gains, short-term capital gains, net investment income and/or return of capital for federal income tax purposes. Return of capital includes distributions paid by the Fund in excess of its net investment income and net realized capital gains and such excess is distributed from the Fund's assets.  A return of capital is not taxable; rather it reduces a shareholder's tax basis in his or her shares of the Fund.  In addition, distributions from the Fund's investments in real estate investment trusts (REITs) may later be characterized as capital gains and/or a return of capital, depending on the character of the dividends reported to the Fund after year-end by REITs held by the Fund.  The amount of quarterly distributions may vary depending on a number of factors, including changes in portfolio and market conditions.

At the time of each quarterly distribution, information will be posted to cohenandsteers.com and mailed to common shareholders in a concurrent notice.  However, this information may change at the end of the year because the final tax characteristics of the Fund's distributions cannot be determined with certainty until after the end of the calendar year.  Final tax characteristics of all of the Fund's distributions will be provided on Form 1099-DIV, which is mailed after the close of the calendar year.

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the sources indicated.  All amounts are expressed per common share.

DISTRIBUTION ESTIMATES

December 2012

YEAR-TO-DATE (YTD)

December 31, 2012*

Source

Per Share Amount

% of Current Distribution

Per Share Amount

% of 2012 Distributions

Net Investment Income

$0.0754

10.03%

$0.2738

19.39%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

$0.2698

35.88%

$0.2698

19.11%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

$0.4068

54.09%

$0.8684

61.50%

Return of Capital (or other Capital Source)

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Total Current Distribution

$0.7520

100.00%

$1.4120

100.00%

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 managed distribution policy.  The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this Notice are only estimates, are likely to change over time, and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes.  The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for accounting and tax reporting 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 amounts and sources of distributions year-to-date may be subject to additional adjustments.  

*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.

The Fund's Year-to-date Cumulative Total Return for fiscal year 2012 (January 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012) is set forth below. Shareholders should take note of the relationship between the Year-to-date Cumulative Total Return with the Fund's Cumulative Distribution Rate for 2012. Moreover, the Fund's Average Annual Total Return for the five-year period ending November 30, 2012 is set forth below. Shareholders should also note the relationship between the Average Annual Total Return with the Fund's Current Annualized Distribution Rate for 2012. In addition, the performance and distribution rate information disclosed in the table below is based on the Fund's net asset value per share (NAV). The Fund's NAV is calculated as the total market value of all the securities and other assets held by the Fund minus the total liabilities, divided by the total number of shares outstanding. While NAV performance may be indicative of the Fund's investment performance, it does not measure the value of a shareholder's individual 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.

Fund Performance and Distribution Rate Information:

Year-to-date January 1, 2012 to November 30, 2012

Year-to-date Cumulative Total Return1

13.35%

Cumulative Distribution Rate2

10.63%


Five year period ending November 30, 2012

Average Annual Total Return3

6.90%

Current Annualized Distribution Rate4

6.63%

1.

Year-to-date Cumulative Total Return is the percentage change in the Fund's NAV over the year-to-date time period including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of those distributions.

2.

Cumulative Distribution Rate for the Fund's current fiscal period (January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012) measured on the dollar value of distributions in the year-to-date period as a percentage of the Fund's NAV as of November 30, 2012.

3.

Average Annual Total Return represents the compound average of the Annual NAV Total Returns of the Fund for the five year period ending November 30, 2012. Annual NAV Total Return is the percentage change in the Fund's NAV over a year including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of those distributions.

4.

The Current Annualized Distribution Rate is the current fiscal period's distribution rate annualized as a percentage of the Fund's NAV as of November 30, 2012. The Current Annualized Distribution Rate does not include the short-term and long-term capital gain distribution of $0.2698 and $0.2622, respectively. If this was included in the Current Annualized Distribution Rate, the rate would be 22.65%.

Shareholders should not use the information provided in preparing their tax returns. Shareholders will receive a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year indicating how to report Fund distributions for federal income tax purposes.

More information is available at cohenandsteers.com.

Symbol: NYSE: CNS

About Cohen & Steers. Founded in 1986, Cohen & Steers is a leading global investment manager focused on global real estate securities, global listed infrastructure, real assets, large cap value stocks and preferred securities. The company also manages alternative investment strategies for qualified investors such as hedged real estate securities portfolios and private real estate strategies. Headquartered in New York City, with offices in London, Brussels, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seattle, Cohen & Steers serves institutional and individual investors around the world.

  

  

SOURCE Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc.

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