SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

January 21, 2010 13:21 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declare the following distributions today.

                                                  RECORD           PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS                       DATE             DATE

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class B Shares (PHBBX)
$0.0400 per share investment income                01/21/10        01/25/10

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class C Shares (PCHYX)
$0.0410 per share investment income                01/21/10        01/25/10

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class M Shares (PHIMX)
$0.0440 per share investment income                01/21/10        01/25/10

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class R Shares (PHDRX)
$0.0440 per share investment income                01/21/10        01/25/10

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class Y Shares (PHYYX)
$0.0460 per share investment income                01/21/10        01/25/10

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class B Shares (PBIOX)
$0.0220 per share investment income                01/21/10        01/25/10

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class C Shares (PCIOX)
$0.0220 per share investment income                01/21/10        01/25/10

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class M Shares (a)
$0.0230 per share investment income                01/21/10        01/25/10

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class R Shares (b)
$0.0250 per share investment income                01/21/10        01/25/10

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class Y Shares (PIIYX)
$0.0290 per share investment income                01/21/10        01/25/10

(a) Quotron symbol pending
(b) Quotron symbol pending