This past October, Dreyfus floated several proposals to shareholders asking approval to alter investment restrictions on three Dreyfus' funds. While shareholders of the Dreyfus Worldwide Dollar Money Market Fund with $1.6 billion under management, voted approval of many portfolio changes, they blocked the fund adviser's proposal to add a $12 small account fee.

Although the fee proposal received more than twice as many yes' votes as no' votes, it failed to muster enough support to pass. The fee that was to take effect this past November was to be used to defray the costs of maintaining accounts whose balances fall and remain below $2,000.

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