SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 20, 2011 16:20 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Class A Open End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2011) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds have declared the following distributions.

RECORD PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS DATE DATE
Putnam Asia Pacific Equity Fund - Class A Shares (PAPAX)
$0.0410 per share investments income 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
$0.4400 per share short-term capital gain
$0.8700 per share long-term capital gain
$1.3510 per share total
Putnam Emerging Markets Equity Fund - Class A Shares (PEMMX)
$0.6910 per share short-term capital gain 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
$0.3190 per share long-term capital gain
$1.0100 per share total
Putnam Global Consumer Fund - Class A Shares (PGCOX)
$0.1980 per share investments income 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
$0.1550 per share short-term capital gain
$0.9300 per share long-term capital gain
$1.2830 per share total
Putnam Global Energy Fund - Class A Shares (PGEAX)
$0.1180 per share investments income 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
$0.2550 per share short-term capital gain
$0.1750 per share long-term capital gain
$0.5480 per share total
Putnam Global Equity Fund - Class A Shares (PEQUX)
$0.2140 per share investments income 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
Putnam Global Financials Fund - Class A Shares (PGFFX)
$0.1460 per share investments income 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
$0.0730 per share long-term capital gain
$0.2190 per share total
Putnam Global Health Care Fund - Class A Shares (PHSTX)
$1.1500 per share investment income 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
$0.3550 per share short-term capital gain
$3.7080 per share long-term capital gain
$5.2130 per share total
Putnam Global Industrials Fund - Class A Shares (PGIAX)
$0.3120 per share investments income 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
$0.4510 per share long-term capital gain
$0.7630 per share total
Putnam Global Natural Resources Fund - Class A Shares (EBERX)
$0.5600 per share investments income 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
Putnam Global Technology Fund - Class A Shares (PGTAX)
$0.2250 per share short-term capital gain 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
$0.5200 per share long-term capital gain
$0.7450 per share total
Putnam Global Telecommunications Fund - Class A Shares (PGBZX)
$0.4380 per share investment income 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
$0.1050 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0670 per share long-term capital gain
$0.6100 per share total
Putnam International Capital Opportunities Fund - Class A Shares (PNVAX)
$0.8720 per share investments income 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
Putnam International Equity Fund - Class A Shares (POVSX)
$0.9570 per share investments income 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
Putnam International Growth Fund - Class A Shares (PINOX)
$0.5030 per share investments income 12/21/2011 12/23/2011
Putnam International Value Fund - Class A Shares (PNGAX)
$0.4600 per share investments income 12/21/2011 12/23/2011

Section 19 Disclosure

Asia Pacific Equity Fund
As of December 13, 2011 the fund had net realized and unrealized losses of $2.616 per share, of which $2.209 represent unrealized depreciation of portfolio securities.

Emerging Markets Equity Fund
As of December 13, 2011 the fund had net realized and unrealized losses of $2.757 per share, of which $1.771 represent unrealized depreciation of portfolio securities.

Global Energy Fund
As of December 13, 2011 the fund had net realized and unrealized losses of $.306 per share, of which $.000 represent unrealized depreciation of portfolio securities.

Global Financials Fund
As of December 13, 2011 the fund had net realized and unrealized losses of $1.331 per share, of which $1.074 represent unrealized depreciation of portfolio securities.

Global Industrials Fund
As of December 13, 2011 the fund had net realized and unrealized losses of $1.959 per share, of which $.824 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 2012, 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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