SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 22, 2009 17:14 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Open End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 22, 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 B Shares (PAPBX)
$0.0750 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3430 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4180 per share total

Putnam Asia Pacific Equity Fund - Class C Shares (PAPCX)
$0.0820 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3430 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4250 per share total

Putnam Asia Pacific Equity Fund - Class M Shares (PAPMX)
$0.0850 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3430 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4280 per share total

Putnam Asia Pacific Equity Fund - Class R Shares (PAPLX)
$0.0820 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3430 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4250 per share total

Putnam Asia Pacific Equity Fund - Class Y Shares (PAPYX)
$0.1180 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3430 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4610 per share total

Putnam Emerging Markets Equity Fund - Class B Shares (PEMBX)
$0.0020 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.4330 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4350 per share total

Putnam Emerging Markets Equity Fund - Class C Shares (PEMZX)
$0.0190 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.4330 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4520 per share total

Putnam Emerging Markets Equity Fund - Class M Shares (PEMAX)
$0.0190 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.4330 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4520 per share total

Putnam Emerging Markets Equity Fund - Class R Shares (PEMLX)
$0.0130 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.4330 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4460 per share total

Putnam Emerging Markets Equity Fund - Class Y Shares (PEMYX)
$0.0590 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.4330 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4920 per share total

Putnam Global Consumer Fund - Class B Shares (PGCKX)
$0.0610 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3710 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4320 per share total

Putnam Global Consumer Fund - Class C Shares (PGCNX)
$0.0470 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3710 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4180 per share total

Putnam Global Consumer Fund - Class M Shares (PGCMX)
$0.0350 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3710 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4060 per share total

Putnam Global Consumer Fund - Class R Shares (PGCIX)
$0.0490 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3710 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4200 per share total

Putnam Global Consumer Fund - Class Y Shares (PGCYX)
$0.1030 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3710 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4740 per share total

Putnam Global Energy Fund - Class B Shares (PGEDX)
$0.1150 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.1850 per share short-term capital gain
$0.3000 per share total

Putnam Global Energy Fund - Class C Shares (PGECX)
$0.1060 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.1850 per share short-term capital gain
$0.2910 per share total

Putnam Global Energy Fund - Class M Shares (PGENX)
$0.1230 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.1850 per share short-term capital gain
$0.3080 per share total

Putnam Global Energy Fund - Class R Shares (PGETX)
$0.1090 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.1850 per share short-term capital gain
$0.2940 per share total

Putnam Global Energy Fund - Class Y Shares (PGEIX)
$0.1630 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.1850 per share short-term capital gain
$0.3480 per share total

Putnam Global Equity Fund - Class B Shares (PEQBX)
$0.1550 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Equity Fund - Class C Shares (PUGCX)
$0.1620 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Equity Fund - Class M Shares (PEQMX)
$0.1800 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Equity Fund - Class R Shares (PGLRX)
$0.1990 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Equity Fund - Class Y Shares (PEQYX)
$0.2330 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Financial Fund - Class B Shares (PGFOX)
$0.1970 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.4240 per share short-term capital gain
$0.6210 per share total

Putnam Global Financial Fund - Class C Shares (PGFDX)
$0.1870 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.4240 per share short-term capital gain
$0.6110 per share total

Putnam Global Financial Fund - Class M Shares (PGFMX)
$0.1650 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.4240 per share short-term capital gain
$0.5890 per share total

Putnam Global Financial Fund - Class R Shares (PGFRX)
$0.1980 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.4240 per share short-term capital gain
$0.6220 per share total

Putnam Global Financial Fund - Class Y Shares (PGFYX)
$0.2530 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.4240 per share short-term capital gain
$0.6770 per share total

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

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

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

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

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

Putnam Global Industrials Fund - Class B Shares (PGIVX)
$0.1450 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3340 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4790 per share total

Putnam Global Industrials Fund - Class C Shares (PGIEX)
$0.1400 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3340 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4740 per share total

Putnam Global Industrials Fund - Class M Shares (PGIHX)
$0.1370 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3340 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4710 per share total

Putnam Global Industrials Fund - Class R Shares (PGIOX)
$0.1370 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3340 per share short-term capital gain
$0.4710 per share total

Putnam Global Industrials Fund - Class Y Shares (PGILX)
$0.1880 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.3340 per share short-term capital gain
$0.5220 per share total

Putnam Global Natural Resources Fund - Class B Shares (PNRBX)
$0.0750 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Natural Resources Fund - Class C Shares (PGLCX)
$0.0950 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Natural Resources Fund - Class M Shares (PGLMX)
$0.1300 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Natural Resources Fund - Class R Shares (PGNRX)
$0.1720 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Natural Resources Fund - Class Y Shares (a)
$0.2410 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Technology Fund - Class B Shares (PGTPX)
$0.0230 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.8300 per share short-term capital gain
$0.8530 per share total

Putnam Global Technology Fund - Class C Shares (PGTDX)
$0.0310 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.8300 per share short-term capital gain
$0.8610 per share total

Putnam Global Technology Fund - Class M Shares (PGTMX)
$0.0250 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.8300 per share short-term capital gain
$0.8550 per share total

Putnam Global Technology Fund - Class R Shares (PGTRX)
$0.0250 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.8300 per share short-term capital gain
$0.8550 per share total

Putnam Global Technology Fund - Class Y Shares (PGTYX)
$0.0850 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009
$0.8300 per share short-term capital gain
$0.9150 per share total

Putnam Global Telecommunications Fund - Class B Shares (PGBBX)
$0.3550 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Telecommunications Fund - Class C Shares (PGBNX)
$0.3740 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Telecommunications Fund - Class M Shares (PGBMX)
$0.3680 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Telecommunications Fund - Class R Shares (PGBTX)
$0.3680 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam Global Telecommunications Fund - Class Y Shares (PGBYX)
$0.4170 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International Capital Opportunities Fund - Class R Shares (PICRX)
$0.0940 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International Capital Opportunities Fund - Class Y Shares (PIVYX)
$0.1780 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International Equity Fund - Class B Shares (POVBX)
$0.2700 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International Equity Fund - Class C Shares (PIGCX)
$0.3050 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International Equity Fund - Class M Shares (POVMX)
$0.3500 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International Equity Fund - Class R Shares (PIERX)
$0.3860 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International Equity Fund - Class Y Shares (POVYX)
$0.4750 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International Growth and Income Fund - Class R Shares (PIIRX)
$0.0140 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International Growth and Income Fund - Class Y Shares (a)
$0.0530 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International New Opportunities Fund - Class B Shares (PINWX)
$0.2670 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International New Opportunities Fund - Class C Shares (PIOCX)
$0.2790 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International New Opportunities Fund - Class M Shares (PINMX)
$0.3120 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International New Opportunities Fund - Class R Shares (PNPRX)
$0.3430 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

Putnam International New Opportunities Fund - Class Y Shares (PINYX)
$0.4040 per share investments income             12/22/2009      12/24/2009

(a) Quotron symbol pending