SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

February 16, 2010 10:32 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Class A Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - 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 Fund - Class A Shares (PAGVX)
$0.0410 per share investment income                  2/18/10   2/22/10

Putnam Asset Allocation: Conservative Portfolio - Class A Shares (PACAX)
$0.0240 per share investment income                  2/18/10   2/22/10

Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class A Shares (PDINX) 
$0.0670 per share investment income                  2/16/10   2/22/10

Putnam Global Income Trust - Class A Shares (PGGIX)
$0.0870 per share investment income                  2/22/10   2/26/10

The George Putnam Fund - Class A  Share (PGEOX)
$0.0500 per share investment income                  2/24/10   2/26/10

The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class A Shares (PGRWX)
$0.0220 per share investment income                  3/11/10   3/15/10

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class A Shares (PHIGX)
$0.0450 per share investment income                  2/23/10   2/25/10

Putnam High Yield Advantage Fund - Class A Shares (PHYIX)
$0.0350 per share investment income                  2/19/10   2/25/10

Putnam Income Fund - Class A Shares (PINCX)
$0.0390 per share investment income                  2/19/10   2/25/10

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class A Shares (PISFX)
$0.0270 per share investment income                  2/23/10   2/25/10

Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class A Shares (PGSIX)
$0.0650 per share investment income                  2/16/10   2/22/10

Section 19 Disclosure

Global Income Trust

.023 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 2011, we will provide final information about all 2011 distributions for your tax filing. See the additional disclosure below for more details.

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 2011, we will provide final information about all 2011 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 2011, you will receive information as to the federal tax status of this and other distributions from the fund in the preceding calendar year.