SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

March 18, 2010 15:59 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 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)        
$0.0400 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class C Shares(a)        
$0.0400 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class M Shares (PAMMX)        
$0.0440 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class R Shares (PAMRX)        
$0.0450 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class Y Shares(a)        
$0.0480 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Balanced Portfolio - Class B Shares (PABBX)        
$0.0490 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Balanced Portfolio - Class C Shares (AABCX)        
$0.0500 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Balanced Portfolio - Class M Shares (PABMX)        
$0.0560 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Balanced Portfolio - Class R Shares (PAARX)        
$0.0630 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Balanced Portfolio - Class Y Shares (PABYX)        
$0.0750 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam Asset Allocation Conservative - Class B Shares (PACBX)        
$0.0190 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam Asset Allocation Conservative - Class C Shares (PACCX)        
$0.0190 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam Asset Allocation Conservative - Class M Shares (PACMX)        
$0.0190 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam Asset Allocation Conservative - Class R Shares (PACRX)        
$0.0240 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
Putnam Asset Allocation Conservative - Class Y Shares (PACYX)        
$0.0260 per share investment income   3/18/10   3/22/10
         
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Section 19 Disclosure

Asset Allocation Funds: Balanced Portfolio
.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 2010 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.