SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

February 23, 2010 12:10 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declare the following distributions today.

                                                    RECORD         PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS                         DATE           DATE

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class B Shares (PHBBX)
$0.0400 per share investment income                 02/23/10       02/25/10

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class C Shares (PCHYX)
$0.0400 per share investment income                 02/23/10       02/25/10

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class M Shares (PHIMX)
$0.0420 per share investment income                 02/23/10       02/25/10

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class R Shares (PHDRX)
$0.0440 per share investment income                 02/23/10       02/25/10

Putnam High Yield Trust - Class Y Shares (PHYYX)
$0.0470 per share investment income                 02/23/10       02/25/10

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class B Shares (PBIOX)
$0.0210 per share investment income                 02/23/10       02/25/10

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class C Shares (PCIOX)
$0.0210 per share investment income                 02/23/10       02/25/10

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class M Shares (a)
$0.0230 per share investment income                 02/23/10       02/25/10

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class R Shares (a)
$0.0250 per share investment income                 02/23/10       02/25/10

Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class Y Shares (PIIYX)
$0.0290 per share investment income                 02/23/10       02/25/10

(a)     Quotron symbol pending