SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 21, 2009 16:37 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Class A Open End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2009) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declared the following distributions.

                                                RECORD           PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS                     DATE             DATE

Putnam Asia Pacific Equity Fund - Class A Shares (PAPAX)
$0.1050 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009
$0.3430 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4480 per share total

Putnam Emerging Markets Equity Fund - Class A Shares (PEMMX)
$0.0450 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009
$0.4330 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4780 per share total

Putnam Global Consumer Fund - Class A Shares (PGCOX)
$0.0880 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009
$0.3710 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4590 per share total

Putnam Global Energy Fund - Class A Shares (PGEAX)
$0.1420 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009
$0.1850 per share short-term capital gain
$0.3270 per share total

Putnam Global Equity Fund - Class A Shares (PEQUX)
$0.2150 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009

Putnam Global Financials Fund - Class A Shares (PGFFX)
$0.2310 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009
$0.4240 per share short-term capital gain
$0.6550 per share total

Putnam Global Healthcare Fund - Class A Shares (PHSTX)
$0.1540 per share long-term capital gain        12/22/2009       12/24/2009

Putnam Global Industrials Fund - Class A Shares (PGIAX)
$0.1650 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009
$0.3340 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4990 per share total

Putnam Global Natural Resources Fund - Class A Shares (EBERX)
$0.2010 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009

Putnam Global Technology Fund - Class A Shares (PGTAX)
$0.0620 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009
$0.8300 per share short-term capital gain
$0.8920 per share total

Putnam Global Telecommunications Fund - Class A Shares (PGBZX)
$0.3940 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009

Putnam International Capital Opportunities Fund - Class A Shares (PNVAX)
$0.1150 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009

Putnam International Equity Fund - Class A Shares (POVSX)
$0.4300 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009

Putnam International Growth and Income Fund - Class A Shares (PNGAX)
$0.0310 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009

Putnam International New Opportunities Fund - Class A Shares (PINOX)
$0.3720 per share investments income            12/22/2009       12/24/2009