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Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 16, 2023



Tri-Continental Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




MARYLAND   811-00266   13-5441850

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


290 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts   02210
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 800-345-6611


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock   TY   The New York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock   TYPR   The New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐






Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure.

Registrant is furnishing as Exhibit 99.1 the attached Press Release dated November 16, 2023 for Tri-Continental Corporation.



Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Registrant is furnishing as Exhibit 99.1 the attached Press Release dated November 16, 2023 for Tri-Continental Corporation.



Exhibit Index






99.1    Press Release
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)




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.

Date: November 16, 2023



/s/ Joseph D’Alessandro

  Joseph D’Alessandro
  Assistant Secretary



Stockholder contact:    800-345-6611, option 3
Media contact:   

Lisa Feuerbach




BOSTON, MA, November 16, 2023 - Tri-Continental Corporation (the “Corporation”) (NYSE: TY) today declared a fourth quarter ordinary income distribution of $0.2765 per share of Common Stock and $0.6250 per share of Preferred Stock. In addition, the Corporation declared a total long-term capital gain distribution of $0.1010 per share of Common Stock. Distributions on Common Stock will be paid on December 19, 2023 to Common Stockholders of record on December 11, 2023 and dividends on Preferred Stock will be paid on January 2, 2024 to Preferred Stockholders of record on December 11, 2023. The ex-dividend date for both the Common Stock and the Preferred Stock is December 8, 2023. The $0.2765 per share ordinary income distribution and the $0.1010 per share capital gain distribution on the Common Stock is in accordance with the Corporation’s distribution policy. The capital gain distribution, being a special distribution, will be paid in stock except that any stockholder of record as of December 11, 2023 may elect to receive such distribution as follows: 75% in shares and 25% in cash; 50% in shares and 50% in cash; or 100% in cash.

The Corporation has paid dividends on its common stock for 79 consecutive years. The Corporation’s investment manager is Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

The Corporation’s distributions on common stock will vary. The Corporation’s current distributions (as estimated by the Corporation based on current information) are from the earnings and profits of the Corporation. No amount of the Corporation’s current distribution consists of a return of capital (i.e., a return of some or all of your original investment in the Corporation).

The net asset value of the Corporation’s common shares may not always correspond to the market price of such shares. Shares of many closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount from their net asset value. An investment in the Corporation is subject to stock market risk, which is the risk that market prices for the Corporation’s common shares may decline over short or long periods, adversely affecting the value of an investment in the Corporation.

Securities selected for the Corporation using quantitative methods may perform differently from the market as a whole, and there can be no assurance that this methodology will enable it to achieve its objective. The Corporation’s portfolio

investments are subject to market risk, which may affect a single issuer, sector of the economy, industry or the market as a whole. Fixed-income investments, including convertible securities, are subject to credit risk, interest rate risk, and prepayment and extension risk. These risks may be more pronounced for longer-term securities and high-yield securities (“junk bonds”). In general, bond prices rise when interest rates fall and vice versa. Convertible securities are subject to both the risks of their security type prior to conversion as well as their security type after conversion. The Corporation’s use of leverage, including through its preferred stock, exposes it to greater risks due to unanticipated market movements, which may magnify losses and increase volatility of returns.

You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the Corporation carefully before investing. A prospectus containing information about the Corporation (including its investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other information) may be obtained by contacting your financial advisor or Columbia Management Investment Services Corp. at 800-345-6611. The prospectus can also be found on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR database. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing in the Corporation. There is no guarantee that the Corporation’s investment goals/objectives will be met or that distributions will be made, and you could lose money.

Tri-Continental Corporation is managed by Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global brand name of the Columbia and Threadneedle group of companies.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

The Corporation is not insured by the FDIC, NCUA or any federal agency, is not a deposit or obligation of, or guaranteed by any financial institution, and involves investment risks including possible loss of principal and fluctuation in value.

© 2023 Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Nov. 16, 2023
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