SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 23, 2009 15:54 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Open End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 23, 2009) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declared the following distributions.

                                                   RECORD        PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS                         DATE           DATE
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Putnam Absolute Return 100 Fund - Class B
 Shares (PARPX)
$0.0010 per share long-term capital gain          12/23/2009    12/28/2009

Putnam Absolute Return 100 Fund - Class C Shares
 (PARQX)
$0.0090 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0010 per share long-term capital gain
$0.0100 per share total

Putnam Absolute Return 100 Fund - Class M Shares
 (PARZX)
$0.0310 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0010 per share long-term capital gain
$0.0320 per share total

Putnam Absolute Return 100 Fund - Class R Shares 
 (PRARX)
$0.0320 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0010 per share long-term capital gain
$0.0330 per share total

Putnam Absolute Return 100 Fund - Class Y Shares
 (PARYX)
$0.0430 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0010 per share long-term capital gain
$0.0440 per share total

Putnam Absolute Return 300 Fund - Class B Shares
 (PTRBX)
$0.0740 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009

Putnam Absolute Return 300 Fund - Class C Shares
 (PTRGX)
$0.0810 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009

Putnam Absolute Return 300 Fund - Class M Shares
 (PZARX)
$0.1010 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009

Putnam Absolute Return 300 Fund - Class R Shares
 (PTRKX)
$0.0770 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009

Putnam Absolute Return 300 Fund - Class Y Shares
 (PYTRX)
$0.1140 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009

Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund - Class B Shares
 (PJMBX)
$0.0750 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0413 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0360 per share long-term capital gain
$0.1523 per share total

Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund - Class C Shares
 (PJMCX)
$0.0880 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0413 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0360 per share long-term capital gain
$0.1653 per share total

Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund - Class M Shares
 (PJMMX)
$0.0990 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0413 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0360 per share long-term capital gain
$0.1763 per share total

Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund - Class R Shares
 (PJMRX)
$0.1130 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0413 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0360 per share long-term capital gain
$0.1903 per share total

Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund - Class Y Shares
 (PJMYX)
$0.1270 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0413 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0360 per share long-term capital gain
$0.2043 per share total

Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund - Class B Shares
 (PDMBX)
$0.1090 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0240 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0270 per share long-term capital gain
$0.1600 per share total

Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund - Class C Shares
 (PDMCX)
$0.1250 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0240 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0270 per share long-term capital gain
$0.1760 per share total

Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund - Class M Shares
 (PDMMX)
$0.1300 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0240 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0270 per share long-term capital gain
$0.1810 per share total

Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund - Class R Shares
 (PDMRX)
$0.1370 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0240 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0270 per share long-term capital gain
$0.1880 per share total

Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund - Class Y Shares
 (PDMYX)
$0.1620 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.0240 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0270 per share long-term capital gain
$0.2130 per share total

Putnam Global Income Trust - Class B Shares
 (PGLBX)
$0.0780 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/30/2009
$0.7140 per share extra taxable income
$0.7920 per share total

Putnam Global Income Trust - Class C Shares (a)
$0.0790 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/30/2009
$0.7140 per share extra taxable income
$0.7930 per share total

Putnam Global Income Trust - Class M Shares
 (PGGMX)
$0.0840 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/30/2009
$0.7140 per share extra taxable income
$0.7980 per share total

Putnam Global Income Trust - Class R Shares
 (PGBRX)
$0.0850 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/30/2009
$0.7140 per share extra taxable income
$0.7990 per share total

Putnam Global Income Trust - Class Y Shares (a)
$0.0900 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/30/2009
$0.7140 per share extra taxable income
$0.8040 per share total

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class B Shares (PHBBX)
$0.0400 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class C Shares (PCHYX)
$0.0400 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class M Shares (PHIMX)
$0.0430 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class R Shares (PHDRX)
$0.0430 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class Y Shares (PHYYX)
$0.0470 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class B Shares
 (PBIOX)
$0.0300 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.1540 per share extra taxable income
$0.1840 per share total

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class C Shares
 (PCIOX)
$0.0300 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.1540 per share extra taxable income
$0.1840 per share total

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class M Shares
 (a)
$0.0320 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.1540 per share extra taxable income
$0.1860 per share total

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class R Shares
 (a)
$0.0340 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.1540 per share extra taxable income
$0.1880 per share total

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class Y Shares
 (PIIYX)
$0.0380 per share investment income               12/23/2009    12/28/2009
$0.1540 per share extra taxable income
$0.1920 per share total


(a) Quotron symbol pending

Section 19 Disclosure

Global Income Trust

.024 per share of this fund's dividend represents a foreign currency gain. This is only an estimate for the current fund fiscal year based on information we have at this time. In January 2010, we will provide final information about all 2009 distributions for your tax filing. See the additional disclosure below for more details.

Income Strategies

.017 per share of this fund's dividend represents a return of capital. This is only an estimate for the current fund fiscal year based on information we have at this time. In January 2010, we will provide final information about all 2009 distributions for your tax filing. See the additional disclosure below for more details

Additional Disclosure

If a fund's dividend included an estimated distribution such as a return of capital or capital gain: For the purposes of this disclosure, a fund's dividend sources are determined in accordance with accounting principles, which may vary from federal tax treatment. The sources of dividends are estimated at the time of declaration. Actual results may vary. Any non-taxable return of capital cannot be determined until after the end of the fund's fiscal year. In January 2010, you will receive information as to the federal tax status of this and other distributions from the fund in the preceding calendar year.