Western Asset Variable Rate Strategic Fund Inc. Announces Financial Position as of December 31, 2019

February 24, 2020


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Asset Variable Rate Strategic Fund Inc. (NYSE: GFY) today announced the financial position of the Fund as of December 31, 2019.

Current Q


Previous Q


Prior Yr Q



December 31, 2019


September 30, 2019


December 31, 2018

Total Assets (a)

$ 102,859,459

$ 106,395,462

$ 105,897,342

Total Net Assets (a)

$ 83,103,680

$ 82,985,454

$ 82,361,313

NAV Per Share of Common Stock (b)

$ 17.80

$ 17.78

$ 17.64

Market Price Per Share

$ 16.71

$ 16.25

$ 15.68

Premium / (Discount)




Outstanding Shares




Total Net Investment Income (c)

$ 751,615

$ 841,741

$ 966,885

Total Net Realized/Unrealized Gain/(Loss) (c)

$ 452,016

$ (531,066)

$ (2,452,432)

Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations (c)

$ 1,203,631

$ 310,675

$ (1,485,547)

Earnings per Common Share Outstanding
Total Net Investment Income (c)

$ 0.16

$ 0.18

$ 0.21

Total Net Realized/Unrealized Gain/(Loss) (c)

$ 0.10

$ (0.11)

$ (0.53)

Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations (c)

$ 0.26

$ 0.07

$ (0.32)

Undistributed/(Overdistributed) Net Investment Income (d)

$ (866,601)

$ (532,811)

$ (15,941)

Undistributed/(Overdistributed) Net Investment Income

Per Share (d)

$ (0.19)

$ (0.11)

$ (0.00)

Reverse Repurchase Agreements (d)

$ 18,626,624

$ 21,421,149

$ 22,192,624



(a) The difference between total assets and total net assets is due primarily to the Fund’s use of borrowings; total net assets do not include borrowings.

(b) NAVs are calculated as of the close of business on the last business day in the periods indicated above.

(c) For the quarter indicated.

(d) As of the date indicated above.

† Amount represents less than $0.01 per share.

This financial data is unaudited.

The Fund files its semi-annual and annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), as well as its complete schedule of portfolio holdings for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year as an exhibit to its reports on Form N-PORT. Previously, the Fund filed a complete schedule of portfolio holdings with the SEC for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year on Form N-Q. These reports are available on the SEC’s website at To obtain information on Forms N-PORT and N-Q or a semi-annual or annual report from the Fund, shareholders can call 1-888-777-0102.

Western Asset Variable Rate Strategic Fund Inc., a non-diversified closed-end investment management company, is managed by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc. and is sub-advised by Western Asset Management Company and Western Asset Management Company Limited, affiliates of the investment manager.

For more information about the Fund, please call 1-888-777-0102 or consult the Fund’s web site at Hard copies of the Fund’s 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 Fund.

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