SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 28, 2010 14:33 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Class A Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 28, 2010) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declared the following distributions.

    RECORD   PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS   DATE   DATE
         
Putnam AMT-Free Municipal Fund - Class A Share (PPNAX)        
$0.0001 per share extra taxable income   12/29/2010   12/31/2010
         
Putnam Arizona Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A Shares (PTAZX)        
$0.0002 per share extra taxable income   12/29/2010   12/31/2010
         
Putnam California Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A Shares (PCTEX)        
$0.0007 per share extra taxable income   12/29/2010   12/31/2010
         
Putnam Floating Rate Income - Class A Shares (PFRYX)        
$ 0.0190 per share extra taxable income   12/29/2010   12/31/2010
         
Putnam Massachusetts Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A Shares (PXMAX)        
$0.0002 per share extra taxable income   12/29/2010   12/31/2010
$0.0196 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.0198 per share total        
         
Putnam Minnesota Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A shares (PXMNX)        
$0.0148 per share extra taxable income   12/29/2010   12/31/2010
         
Putnam New Jersey Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A shares (PTNJX)        
$0.0002 per share extra taxable income   12/29/2010   12/31/2010
         
Putnam New York Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A shares (PTEIX)        
$0.0003 per share extra taxable income   12/29/2010   12/31/2010
         
Putnam Ohio Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A Shares (PXOHX)        
$0.0005 per share extra taxable income   12/29/2010   12/31/2010
         
Putnam Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A Shares (PTAEX)        
$0.0006 per share extra taxable income   12/29/2010   12/31/2010
         
Putnam Tax-Free High Yield Fund - Class A Shares (PTHAX)        
$0.0004 per share extra taxable income   12/29/2010   12/31/2010

Section 19 Disclosure

Massachusetts Tax Exempt Income Fund
As of December 14, 2010 the fund had net realized and unrealized losses of $.003 per share, of which $.014 represent unrealized depreciation of portfolio securities.

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.

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