SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

February 18, 2010 12:12 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 18, 2010) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declare the following distributions today.

                                                 RECORD         PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS                       DATE           DATE

Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class B Shares (PAMBX)
$0.0340 per share investment income             2/18/2010       2/22/2010

Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class C Shares(a)
$0.0340 per share investment income             2/18/2010       2/22/2010

Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class M Shares (PAMMX)
$0.0390 per share investment income             2/18/2010       2/22/2010

Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class R Shares (PAMRX)
$0.0390 per share investment income             2/18/2010       2/22/2010

Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class Y Shares(a)
$0.0430 per share investment income             2/18/2010       2/22/2010

Putnam Asset Allocation Conservative - Class B Shares (PACBX)
$0.0180 per share investment income             2/18/2010       2/22/2010

Putnam Asset Allocation Conservative - Class C Shares (PACCX)
$0.0180 per share investment income             2/18/2010       2/22/2010

Putnam Asset Allocation Conservative - Class M Shares (PACMX)
$0.0220 per share investment income             2/18/2010       2/22/2010

Putnam Asset Allocation Conservative - Class R Shares (PACRX)
$0.0200 per share investment income             2/18/2010       2/22/2010

Putnam Asset Allocation Conservative - Class Y Shares (PACYX)
$0.0260 per share investment income             2/18/2010       2/22/2010

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