SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 13, 2010 15:48 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Open End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2010) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declared the following distributions.

    RECORD   PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS   DATE   DATE
         
Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class A Shares (PGSIX)        
$0.5130 per share short-term capital gain (a)   12/14/10   12/20/10
$0.2310 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.7440 per share total capital gain        

(a) Please note that the regular monthly per share investment income distribution rate of $0.0650 for Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class A Shares (PGSIX), was previously declared on the 12/10/10 press release.

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