SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 14, 2009 16:25 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Open End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declared the following distributions.

                                                      RECORD       PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS                           DATE         DATE

Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class A Shares (PDINX)
$0.3560 per share extra taxable income (a)            12/15/09     12/21/09

Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class A Shares (PGSIX)
$0.0500 per share long-term capital gain (a)          12/15/09     12/21/09

(a) Please note that the regular monthly per share investment income distribution rates of $0.0670 for Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class A Shares (PDINX) and $0.0580 for Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class A Shares (PGSIX), were previously declared on the 12/10/09 press release.