The Zweig Total Return Fund, Inc. Declares Distribution

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Zweig Total Return Fund, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Zweig Total Return Fund, Inc.
 (NYSE:   ZTR; PCX), a closed-end investment company that began operations in
 September 1988, today announced its monthly distribution to shareholders.  The
 distribution, of $0.06 per share, will be paid on April 25, 2001 to
 shareholders of record on April 12, 2001.  (Ex Date: April 10, 2001)
     This distribution is in keeping with the Fund's policy to make minimum
 monthly distributions of 0.83% of the Fund's net asset value (10% on an
 annualized basis), offering the Fund's shareholders a stable cash flow.  The
 amount of the Fund's distribution depends on the exact net asset value at the
 time of declaration.  For the April distribution, 0.83% of the Fund's net
 asset value was equivalent to $0.06 per share.
     The Zweig Total Return Fund is a closed-end fund with an investment
 objective to seek the highest total return, consisting of capital appreciation
 and current income, consistent with the preservation of capital.
 
     CONTACT:  Zweig Funds Shareholder Services, 800-272-2700; or Patty
 Baronowski of Dewe Rogerson Inc., 212-688-6840, for The Zweig Total Return
 Fund, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE The Zweig Total Return Fund, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Zweig Total Return Fund, Inc.
 (NYSE:   ZTR; PCX), a closed-end investment company that began operations in
 September 1988, today announced its monthly distribution to shareholders.  The
 distribution, of $0.06 per share, will be paid on April 25, 2001 to
 shareholders of record on April 12, 2001.  (Ex Date: April 10, 2001)
     This distribution is in keeping with the Fund's policy to make minimum
 monthly distributions of 0.83% of the Fund's net asset value (10% on an
 annualized basis), offering the Fund's shareholders a stable cash flow.  The
 amount of the Fund's distribution depends on the exact net asset value at the
 time of declaration.  For the April distribution, 0.83% of the Fund's net
 asset value was equivalent to $0.06 per share.
     The Zweig Total Return Fund is a closed-end fund with an investment
 objective to seek the highest total return, consisting of capital appreciation
 and current income, consistent with the preservation of capital.
 
     CONTACT:  Zweig Funds Shareholder Services, 800-272-2700; or Patty
 Baronowski of Dewe Rogerson Inc., 212-688-6840, for The Zweig Total Return
 Fund, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  The Zweig Total Return Fund, Inc.