UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549

FORM N-PX

ANNUAL REPORT OF PROXY VOTING RECORD OF REGISTERED

MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANY

Investment Company Act file number 811-02151

Bancroft Fund Ltd.

 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

One Corporate Center

Rye, New York 10580-1422

 

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

 

Jane D. O’Keeffe

Gabelli Funds, LLC

One Corporate Center

Rye, New York 10580-1422

 

(Name and address of agent for service)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 1-800-422-3554

Date of fiscal year end: October 31

Date of reporting period: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Form N-PX is to be used by a registered management investment company, other than a small business investment company registered on Form N-5 (§§ 239.24 and 274.5 of this chapter), to file reports with the Commission, not later than August 31 of each year, containing the registrant's proxy voting record for the most recent twelve-month period ended June 30, pursuant to section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and rule 30b1-4 thereunder (17 CFR 270.30b1-4). The Commission may use the information provided on Form N-PX in its regulatory, disclosure review, inspection, and policymaking roles.

A registrant is required to disclose the information specified by Form N-PX, and the Commission will make this information public. A registrant is not required to respond to the collection of information contained in Form N-PX unless the Form displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") control number. Please direct comments concerning the accuracy of the information collection burden estimate and any suggestions for reducing the burden to the Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20549-0609. The OMB has reviewed this collection of information under the clearance requirements of 44 U.S.C. § 3507.

 

 

PROXY VOTING RECORD

FOR PERIOD JULY 1, 2020 TO JUNE 30, 2021

ProxyEdge
Meeting Date Range: 07/01/2020 - 06/30/2021
Bancroft Fund Ltd.

Report Date: 07/01/2021
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Investment Company Report
  STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.    
  Security 854502846       Meeting Type Annual  
  Ticker Symbol SWT                   Meeting Date 10-May-2021  
  ISIN US8545028461       Agenda 935369137 - Management
                             
  Item Proposal Proposed
by
  Vote For/Against
Management
   
  6.    To consider a management proposal to amend the Certificate of Incorporation to eliminate supermajority vote provisions of capital stock related to approval of business combinations with interested shareholders and clarify when no shareholder vote is required. Management   For   For    
  GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORPORATION    
  Security 382410843       Meeting Type Annual  
  Ticker Symbol GDP                   Meeting Date 18-May-2021  
  ISIN US3824108431       Agenda 935394914 - Management
                             
  Item Proposal Proposed
by
  Vote For/Against
Management
   
  1.    DIRECTOR Management            
      1 Walter G. Goodrich       For   For    
      2 Robert C. Turnham, Jr.       For   For    
      3 Timothy D. Leuliette       For   For    
      4 Ronald F. Coleman       For   For    
      5 K. Adam Leight       For   For    
      6 Thomas M. Souers       For   For    
      7 Jeffrey S. Serota       For   For    
      8 Edward J. Sondey       For   For    
  2.    Ratify the selection of Moss Adams LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. Management   For   For    
  3.    Approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our Named Executive Officers. Management   For   For    
  CROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL CORP    
  Security 22822V101       Meeting Type Annual  
  Ticker Symbol CCI                   Meeting Date 21-May-2021  
  ISIN US22822V1017       Agenda 935372588 - Management
                             
  Item Proposal Proposed
by
  Vote For/Against
Management
   
  1A.   Election of Director: P. Robert Bartolo Management   For   For    
  1B.   Election of Director: Jay A. Brown Management   For   For    
  1C.   Election of Director: Cindy Christy Management   For   For    
  1D.   Election of Director: Ari Q. Fitzgerald Management   For   For    
  1E.   Election of Director: Andrea J. Goldsmith Management   For   For    
  1F.   Election of Director: Lee W. Hogan Management   For   For    
  1G.   Election of Director: Tammy K. Jones Management   For   For    
  1H.   Election of Director: J. Landis Martin Management   For   For    
  1I.   Election of Director: Anthony J. Melone Management   For   For    
  1J.   Election of Director: W. Benjamin Moreland Management   For   For    
  1K.   Election of Director: Kevin A. Stephens Management   For   For    
  1L.   Election of Director: Matthew Thornton, III Management   For   For    
  2.    The ratification of the appointment of
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's
independent registered public accountants for fiscal year
2021.
Management   For   For    
  3.    The non-binding, advisory vote to approve the compensation of the Company's named executive
officers.
Management   For   For    
  4.    The non-binding, advisory vote regarding the frequency of voting on the compensation of the Company's named executive officers. Management   1 Year   For    
 

 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Investment Company Act of 1940, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Registrant     Bancroft Fund Ltd.

 

By (Signature and Title)* /s/ Jane D. O’Keeffe
  Jane D. O’Keeffe, President and Principal Executive Officer

 

Date 8/20/2021

 

*Print the name and title of each signing officer under his or her signature.

 
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