SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 15, 2009 16:08 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Open End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declared the following distributions.

                                                RECORD          PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS                     DATE            DATE

Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class B Shares (PSIBX)
$0.0620 per share investment income             12/15/2009      12/21/2009
$0.3560 per extra taxable income

Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class C Shares (PDVCX)
$0.0620 per share investment income             12/15/2009      12/21/2009
$0.3560 per extra taxable income

Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class M Shares (PDVMX)
$0.0650 per share investment income             12/15/2009      12/21/2009
$0.3560 per extra taxable income

Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class R Shares (PDVRX)
$0.0650 per share investment income             12/15/2009      12/21/2009
$0.3560 per extra taxable income

Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class Y Shares (PDVYX)
$0.0690 per share investment income             12/15/2009      12/21/2009
$0.3560 per extra taxable income

Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class B Shares (PGSBX)
$0.0490 per share investment income             12/15/2009      12/21/2009
$0.0500 per long term capital gain

Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class C Shares (PGVCX)
$0.0490 per share investment income             12/15/2009      12/21/2009
$0.0500 per long term capital gain

Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class M Shares (PGSMX)
$0.0550 per share investment income             12/15/2009      12/21/2009
$0.0500 per long term capital gain

                                                RECORD          PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS                     DATE            DATE

Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class R Shares (PGVRX)
$0.0550 per share investment income             12/15/2009      12/21/2009
$0.0500 per long term capital gain

Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class Y Shares (PUSYX)
$0.0610 per share investment income             12/15/2009      12/21/2009
$0.0500 per long term capital gain