SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 29, 2009 16:35 ET

Putnam Announces Dividend Rates for Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 29, 2009) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declared the following distributions today.

                                                          RECORD   PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS                                DATE     DATE


The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class A Shares (PGRWX)
$0.0080 per share extra taxable income (a)               12/29/09  12/31/09

The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class B Shares (PGIBX)
$0.0040 per share extra taxable income (a)               12/29/09  12/31/09

The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class C Shares (PGRIX)
$0.0040 per share extra taxable income (a)               12/29/09  12/31/09

The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class M Shares (PGRMX)
$0.0050 per share extra taxable income (a)               12/29/09  12/31/09

The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class R Shares (PGCRX)
$0.0070 per share extra taxable income (a)               12/29/09  12/31/09

The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class Y Shares (PGIYX)
$0.0090 per share extra taxable income (a)               12/29/09  12/31/09


(a) Please note: This is in addition to Putnam Fund for Growth and Income's
    distributions that were declared earlier in the month (record date
    December 11, 2009, payment date of December 15, 2009).