PRESS RELEASE


Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC Announces Distributions for Certain Closed End Funds Pursuant to Their Managed Distribution Policy for the Months of December 2018, January and February 2019


November 15, 2018

 

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC announced today that certain closed end funds have declared their distributions pursuant to their managed distribution policy for the months of December 2018, January and February 2019.

The following dates apply to the distribution schedule below:

  Month       Record Date       Ex-Dividend Date       Payable Date
December       12/14/2018       12/13/2018       12/31/2018
January       01/18/2019       01/17/2019       01/31/2019
February       02/15/2019       02/14/2019       02/28/2019
                 
Ticker     Fund Name   Month     Amount    

Change from
Previous
Distribution

WIA     Western Asset Inflation-Linked Income Fund   Dec     $0.0345     -
Jan $0.0345
          Feb     $0.0345      
WIW Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund Dec $0.0360 -
Jan $0.0360
          Feb     $0.0360      
 

Pursuant to its managed distribution policy, each Fund intends to make regular monthly distributions to shareholders at a fixed rate per common share, which rate may be adjusted from time to time by the Fund’s Board of Trustees. Under each Fund’s managed distribution policy, if, for any monthly distribution, the value of the Fund’s net investment income and net realized capital gain is less than the amount of the distribution, the difference will be distributed from the Fund’s net assets (and may constitute a “return of capital”). The Board of Trustees 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

   
WIA       Nov 30       54.53%       -       -       45.47%   a
WIW       Nov 30       100%       -       -       -   a
a Sources of cumulative fiscal year-to-date distributions are estimated through February 28, 2019.
 

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 Trustees. In early 2019 and early 2020, 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 Funds’ 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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