SOURCE: Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund, Inc.

October 02, 2007 11:51 ET

Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Announces Its Net Asset Value at September 30, 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE: KYE) today announced its net asset value at September 30, 2007.

At September 30, 2007, the Fund's net assets were $948 million and its net asset value per share was $29.42 based on 32.2 million shares outstanding.

As of September 30, 2007, equity and fixed income investments were 86% and 14%, respectively, of the Fund's total assets and long-term investments of $1.3 billion. Long-term investments were comprised of MLPs and MLP Affiliates (41%), Canadian Income Trusts (21%), Marine Energy Transportation (19%), Coal Companies (6%) and U.S. Royalty Trusts and Other Energy Companies (13%).

The Fund's ten largest holdings by issuer at September 30, 2007, with comparative holdings at August 31, 2007, were:

                       August 31, 2007            September 30, 2007
                     --------------------- --------------------------------
                       Units      Amount     Units      Amount   Percent of
                        (in         ($        (in        ($      Long-Term
                     thousands) millions)  thousands)  millions)Investments
                     ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------
1. Kinder Morgan
 Management, LLC
 (MLP Affiliate)          2,855      137.5      2,855      133.5      10.6%
2. Plains All
 American Pipeline,
 L.P. (Pipeline MLP)      1,387       79.8      1,387       75.6       6.0%
3. Enterprise
 Products Partners
 L.P. (Pipeline MLP)      1,519       44.8      1,545       46.7       3.7%
4. Enbridge Energy
 Management, L.L.C.
 (MLP Affiliate)            705       36.7        705       35.0       2.8%
5. Genco Shipping &
 Trading Limited
 (Marine
 Transportation)            558       31.3        523       34.3       2.7%
6. Seaspan
 Corporation (Marine
 Transportation)            946       30.4        946       31.1       2.5%
7. Crescent Point
 Energy Trust
 (Canadian Royalty
 Trust)                   1,420       25.7      1,420       29.8       2.4%
8. Enerplus
 Resources Fund
 (Canadian Royalty
 Trust)                     534       22.5        534       25.2       2.0%
9. Penn West Energy
 Trust (Canadian
 Royalty Trust)             808       23.3        808       25.1       2.0%
10. Eagle Bulk
 Shipping Inc.
 (Marine
 Transportation)            886       23.3        958       24.6       2.0%

The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Fund's investment objective is to obtain a high total return with an emphasis on current income by investing primarily in securities of companies engaged in the energy industry, principally including publicly-traded energy-related master limited partnerships and limited liability companies taxed as partnerships and their affiliates, energy-related U.S. and Canadian royalty trusts and income trusts and other companies that derive at least 50% of their revenues from operating assets used in, or providing energy-related services for, the exploration, development, production, gathering, transportation, processing, storing, refining, distribution, mining or marketing of natural gas, natural gas liquids (including propane), crude oil, refined petroleum products or coal.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the U.S. federal securities laws. Generally, the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "project," "will" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to materially differ from the Fund's historical experience and its present expectations or projections indicated in any forward-looking statement. These risks include, but are not limited to, changes in economic and political conditions; regulatory and legal changes; energy industry risk; commodity pricing risk; leverage risk; valuation risk; non-diversification risk; interest rate risk; tax risk; and other risks discussed in the Fund's filings with the SEC. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Fund undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein. There is no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be attained.