SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 10, 2009 19:22 ET

Putnam Announces Dividend Rates for Class A Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declared the following distributions at a meeting held today.

                                                       RECORD      PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS                             DATE         DATE
---------------------------                           --------     --------
Putnam American Government Income Trust-
 Class A Shares (PAGVX)
$0.0380 per share investment income                   12/17/09     12/21/09

Putnam Asset Allocation Balanced Fund -
 Class A Shares (PABAX)
$0.0690 per share investment income                   12/17/09     12/21/09

Putnam Asset Allocation Conservative Fund -
 Class A Shares (PACAX)
$0.0240 per share investment income                   12/17/09     12/21/09

Putnam Capital Spectrum Fund -
 Class A Shares (PVSAX)
$0.1350 per share investment income                   12/28/09     12/30/09

Putnam Convertible Income Growth Fund -
 Class A Shares (PCONX)
$0.1420 per share investment income                   12/28/09     12/30/09

Putnam Diversified Income Trust -
 Class A Shares (PDINX)
$0.0670 per share investment income                   12/15/09     12/21/09
                                                      01/13/10     01/20/10

Putnam Equity Income Fund -
 Class A Shares (PEYAX)
$0.0480 per share investment income                   12/28/09     12/30/09

Putnam Global Income Trust -
 Class A Shares (PGGIX)
$0.0870 per share investment income                   12/23/09     12/30/09

Putnam Global Utilities Fund -
 Class A Shares (PUGIX)
$0.0700 per share investment income                   12/28/09     12/30/09

Putnam High Yield Advantage Fund -
 Class A Shares (PHYIX)
$0.0350 per share investment income                   12/21/09     12/28/09

Putnam High Yield Trust -
 Class A Shares (PHIGX)
$0.0450 per share investment income                   12/23/09     12/28/09

Putnam Income Fund - Class A Shares (PINCX)
$0.0390 per share investment income                   12/21/09     12/28/09

Putnam Income Strategies Fund -
 Class A Shares (PISFX)
$0.0360 per share investment income                   12/23/09     12/28/09

Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust -
 Class A Shares (PGSIX)
$0.0580 per share investment income                   12/15/09     12/21/09
                                                      01/13/10     01/20/10

Section 19 Disclosure

Diversified Income Trust

.001 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.

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.

High Yield Advantage

.001 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.

Income Fund

.007 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.

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.

Convertible Income Growth Trust

.008 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.

Equity Income Fund

.001 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.

Global Utilities Fund

.022 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.