SHAREHOLDER SERVICES AGREEMENT
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2006
DELAWARE INVESTMENTS FAMILY OF FUNDS
1. Delaware Service Company, Inc. ("DSC") will determine and report to the
Fund, at least annually, the compensation for services to be provided to
the Fund for DSC's forthcoming fiscal year or period.
2. In determining such compensation, DSC will fix and report a fee to be
charged per account for services provided. DSC will bill, and the Fund will
pay, such compensation monthly.
3. Except as otherwise provided in paragraphs 4 and 5, the charge consists of
an annual per account charge of $22.85 per annum for each open and closed
account on DSC's records and each account held on a sub-accounting system
maintained by firms that hold accounts on an omnibus basis.
These charges will be assessed monthly on a pro rata basis and will be
determined using the number of accounts maintained as of the last calendar
day of each month.
DSC is the Fund's operational interface with a variety of third party
administrators, banks, trust companies and other organizations that provide
retirement administration, trust or other collective services to the Fund's
shareholders. Subtransfer agency fees (or similar fees) related to such
relationships on a retirement processing system will be passed on to the
Fund at cost, without markup.
4. DSC's compensation for providing services to the Series of Delaware VIP
Trust (the "VIP Trust") will be 0.01% of average daily net assets per
Series annually. DSC will bill, and the VIP Trust will pay, such
compensation monthly. In addition, in the conduct of the business of DSC
and the VIP Trust and in performance of this Agreement, each party will
bear its allocable portion of expenses common to each. In addition, DSC
shall be entitled to reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses paid on behalf
of VIP Trust.
5. DSC's compensation for providing services to the Portfolios of Delaware
Pooled Trust (the "DPT Trust") (other than The Real Estate Investment Trust
Portfolio) will be 0.01% of average daily net assets per Portfolio
annually. DSC will bill, and the DPT Trust will pay, such compensation
monthly. In addition, in the conduct of the business of DSC and the DPT
Trust and in performance of this Agreement, each party will bear its
allocable portion of expenses common to each. In addition, DSC shall be
entitled to reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses paid on behalf of DPT
Trust. Notwithstanding anything in this paragraph to the contrary, DSC's
compensation for The Real Estate Investment Trust Portfolio will be as set
forth in paragraph 3 above.
AGREED AND ACCEPTED:
DELAWARE SERVICE COMPANY, INC. DELAWARE GROUP EQUITY FUNDS IV
for its series set forth in Schedule A
to this Agreement
By: /s/ Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx By: /s/ Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxx
Name: Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx Name: Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxx
Title: Senior Vice President/ Title: Chairman/President/Chief
Operations Executive Officer