SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 10, 2009 19:21 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Closed-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declared the following distributions at a meeting held today.

                                                    RECORD    PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS              EX DATE     DATE       DATE
---------------------------             --------   --------   --------
Putnam High Income Securities Fund
 (NYSE: PCF) (CUSIP: 746779-10-7)
$0.0439 per share investment income     12/22/09   12/24/09   01/04/10

Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust
 (NYSE: PIM) (CUSIP: 746909-10-0)
$0.0530 per share investment income     12/22/09   12/24/09   01/04/10

Putnam Premier Income Trust (NYSE: PPT)
 (CUSIP: 746853-10-0)
$0.0500 per share investment income     12/22/09   12/24/09   01/04/10

Putnam Managed Municipal Income Trust
 (NYSE: PMM) (CUSIP: 746-823-10-3)
$0.0402 per share investment income     12/22/09   12/24/09   01/04/10

Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust
 (NYSE: PMO) (CUSIP: 746922-10-3)
$0.0663 per share investment income     12/22/09   12/24/09   01/04/10

Section 19a Disclosure

High Income Securities

Putnam estimates that .0427 per share of the fund's dividend is paid from accumulated net investment income and .0012 per share represents a return of capital. These estimates and the sources of the fund's dividends and distributions are determined in accordance with accounting principles applicable to the fund. These principles may vary from those applicable to the characterization of distributions under federal tax law and, accordingly, federal tax law treatment will likely vary from the estimated characterization above. In addition, the sources of dividends are estimated at the time of declaration. Actual results will vary from these estimates. A non-taxable return of capital, if any, cannot be determined until after the end of the fund's fiscal year. In January 2010, you will receive final information as to the Federal tax status of this and other distributions from the fund in the preceding calendar year.