Delaware Investments® Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc.

Objective

The Fund seeks to provide current income exempt from both regular federal income tax and Minnesota state personal income tax, consistent with the preservation of capital.

Strategy

The Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in investment grade quality Minnesota municipal bonds. The Fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets in municipal bonds that are rated Ba1/BB+ or lower or that are unrated but judged to be of comparable quality by the Fund's investment advisor. Investment in municipal bonds of below investment grade quality involves special risks as compared with investment in higher grade municipal bonds. These risks may include greater sensitivity to a general economic downturn, greater market price volatility and less secondary market trading. Securities rated below investment grade are commonly known as "junk bonds." Such securities are regarded, on balance, as predominantly speculative with respect to the issuer's ability to pay interest and repay principal owed.

Historic pricing
NAV dateNAVMarket pricePremium/Discount
11/26/2014$14.82$13.46-9.18%
11/25/2014$14.80$13.43-9.26%
11/24/2014$14.79$13.39-9.47%
11/21/2014$14.80$13.35-9.80%
11/20/2014$14.79$13.45-9.06%
Fund information as of 10/31/2014
Ticker symbol (NAV)XVMMX
Ticker symbolVMM
Trading ExchangeNYSE AMEX
SEC yield2.89%
YTD distributions declared$0.63
Expense ratio0.88%
Turnover ratio17%
Inception date02/26/1993

Holdings are as of the date indicated and subject to change.

Joe Baxter

Joe Baxter  

Senior Vice President, Head of Municipal Bond Department, Senior Portfolio Manager

Start date on the Fund: April 2004

Years of industry experience: 30

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Steve Czepiel

Steve Czepiel  

Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Start date on the Fund: July 2007

Years of industry experience: 32

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Denise Franchetti

Denise A. Franchetti, CFA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst

Start date on the Fund: January 2003

Years of industry experience: 26

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Greg Gizzi

Greg Gizzi 

Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Start date on the Fund: November 2011

Years of industry experience: 30

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Ratios and supplemental data
Year ended

  3/31/14 3/31/13
 (As Restated)
3/31/12
(As Restated) 
3/31/11 3/31/10
Net assets applicable to common shares, end of period (000 omitted) $164,599 $175,629 $171,835 $157,655 $161,723
Ratio of expenses to average net assets applicable to common shareholders1,2 1.51% 1.40% 0.93% 0.56% 0.56%
Ratio of net investment income to average net assets applicable to common shareholders3,4 4.54% 4.65% 4.44% 4.35% 4.36%
Portfolio turnover 17% 24% 44% 9% 19%

1The ratio of expenses to average net assets applicable to common shareholders excluding interest expense for the years ended March 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012 were 0.88%, 0.82% and 0.70%, respectively. There was no interest expense for the years ended March 31, 2011 and 2010.

2The ratio of expenses to average net assets applicable to common shareholders has been restated for the years ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 to include interest expense of 0.58% and 0.23%, respectively.

3The ratio of net investment income to average net assets applicable to common shareholders has been restated for the years ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 to include interest expense of 0.58% and 0.23%, respectively.

4The ratio of net investment income excluding interest expense to average net assets for the years ended March 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012 were 5.17%, 5.23% and 4.67%, respectively. There was no interest expense for the years ended March 31, 2011 and 2010.

Investing in closed-end investment companies involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

Fixed income securities and bond funds can lose value, and investors can lose principal, as interest rates rise. They also may be affected by economic conditions that hinder an issuer’s ability to make interest and principal payments on its debt.

The Fund may also be subject to prepayment risk, the risk that the principal of a fixed income security that is held by the Fund may be prepaid prior to maturity, potentially forcing the Fund to reinvest that money at a lower interest rate.

High yielding, noninvestment grade bonds (junk bonds) involve higher risk than investment grade bonds.

Substantially all dividend income derived from tax-free funds is exempt from federal income tax. Some income may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax (AMT) that applies to certain investors. Capital gains, if any, are taxable.

Funds that invest primarily in one state may be more susceptible to the economic, regulatory, and other factors of that state than funds that invest more broadly.

The Fund may experience portfolio turnover that approaches or exceeds 100%, which could result in higher transaction costs and tax liability.

The Fund’s use of leverage may expose common shareholders to additional volatility, and cause the Fund to incur certain costs. In the event that the Fund is unable to meet certain criteria (including, but not limited to, maintaining certain ratings with Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investor Service, funding dividend payments or funding redemptions), the Fund will pay additional fees with respect to the leverage.

Duration number will change as market conditions change. Therefore, duration should not be solely relied upon to indicate a municipal bond fund’s potential volatility.

Closed-end funds, unlike open-end funds, are not continuously offered. After being issued during a one-time-only public offering, shares of closed-end funds are sold in the open market through a securities exchange. Net asset value (NAV) is calculated by subtracting total liabilities by total assets, then dividing by the number of shares outstanding. At the time of sale, your shares may have a market price that is above or below NAV, and may be worth more or less than your original investment.

The Fund may make distributions of ordinary income and capital gains at calendar year end. Those distributions temporarily cause extraordinarily high yields. There is no assurance that a Fund will repeat that yield in the future. Subsequent monthly distributions that do not include ordinary income or capital gains in the form of dividends will likely be lower.

NAV, market price, and premium or discount will fluctuate with changes in market conditions. At the time of sale, your shares may have a market price that is above or below net asset value, and may be worth more or less than your original investment.

Market Price is the price an investor would pay for shares of a fund on the secondary market. Market price shown is the market closing price as of the previous business day.

Net asset value (NAV) is the total assets less total liabilities divided by the number of shares outstanding.

Premium/Discount is the amount by which the market price trades above or below the NAV.

Not FDIC Insured | No Bank Guarantee | May Lose Value

Fund Finder

Total net assets (as of 10/31/2014)

$171.3 million all share classes

Lipper ranking (as of 10/31/2014)

YTD ranking24 / 27
1 year24 / 27
3 years20 / 27
5 years22 / 27
10 years26 / 27
Lipper classificationCE Other States Muni Debt

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