PRESS RELEASE


Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC Announces Distributions for Certain Closed End Funds Pursuant to Their Managed Distribution Policy


October 18, 2017

 

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC announced today that certain closed end funds have declared distributions pursuant to their managed distribution policy.

The following dates apply to the distribution schedule below:

             
Month   Record Date   Ex-Dividend Date   Payable Date
September   9/22/2017   9/21/2017   10/02/2017
October   10/20/2017   10/19/2017   11/01/2017
November   11/24/2017   11/22/2017   12/01/2017
             
                    
Ticker   Fund Name   Month   Amount      

Change from
Previous
Distribution

SCD   LMP Capital and Income Fund Inc.1   Sep   $0.31000  a   -
                    
BWG   Legg Mason BW Global Income Opportunities Fund Inc. 1   Sep   $0.09000      -
        Oct   $0.09000       
        Nov   $0.09000       
EMD   Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund Inc. 1   Sep   $0.10000      -
        Oct   $0.10000       
        Nov   $0.10000       
1 

- Please see table below for each Fund’s estimated source of distributions.

a Quarterly paying distribution.
   

Under the terms of each Fund’s managed distribution policy, the Fund seeks to maintain a consistent distribution level derived from the income and capital gains generated from the Fund’s investment portfolio. Shareholders should note that if the Fund’s aggregate net investment income and net realized capital gains are less than the amount of the distributions paid, the difference will be distributed from the Fund's assets and may constitute a return of the shareholder’s capital. The Board of Directors may modify, terminate or suspend the managed distribution policy at any time. Any such modification, termination or suspension could have an adverse effect on the market price of the Fund’s shares.

The Fund’s distributions have been set based on the current level of income generated from the Fund’s investment portfolio and accumulated capital gains, if any. Based on the Fund's tax accounting records, which also factors in currency fluctuations, each Fund’s estimated source of cumulative fiscal year-to-date distributions is presented in the table below:

                        
Fund   

Fiscal
Year
End

   Income   

Short-Term
Capital
Gains

   

Long-Term
Capital
Gains

   

Return
of
Capital

   
SCD   Nov 30   27.09%   -   -   72.91%  a
BWG   Oct 31   -   -   -   100.00%  b
EMD   Dec 31   97.08%   -   -   2.92%  c
a Sources of cumulative fiscal year-to-date distributions are estimated through September 30, 2017.
b Sources of cumulative fiscal year-to-date distributions are estimated through October 31, 2017. Sources of calendar fiscal year-to-date distributions are estimated to be 94.60% sourced from income and 5.40% from a return of capital for the month ended November 30, 2017.
c Sources of cumulative fiscal year-to-date distributions are estimated through November 30, 2017.
   

The updated estimated components of the distributions announced today will be provided to shareholders of record in a separate notice when the distributions are paid.

This press release is not for tax reporting purposes but is being provided to announce the amount of each Fund’s distributions that have been declared by the Board of Directors. In early 2018, after definitive information is available, each Fund will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV, if applicable, specifying how the distributions paid by each Fund during the prior calendar year should be characterized for purposes of reporting the distributions on a shareholder’s tax return (e.g., ordinary income, long-term capital gain or return of capital).

For more information about the Funds, please call 1-888-777-0102 or consult the Fund’s web site at www.lmcef.com. Hard copies of the Funds’ complete audited financial statements are available free of charge upon request.

Data and commentary provided in this press release are for informational purposes only. Legg Mason and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Funds.

 

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