SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 14, 2010 14:57 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Open End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2010) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declared the following distributions.

    RECORD   PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS   DATE   DATE
Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class B Shares (PSIBX)         
$0.0560 per share investment income   12/14/2010   12/20/2010
         
Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class C Shares (PDVCX)        
$0.0560 per share investment income   12/14/2010   12/20/2010
         
Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class M Shares (PDVMX)        
$0.0590 per share investment income   12/14/2010   12/20/2010
         
Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class R Shares (PDVRX)        
$0.0590 per share investment income   12/14/2010   12/20/2010
         
Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class Y Shares (PDVYX)        
$0.0630 per share investment income   12/14/2010   12/20/2010
         
Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class B Shares (PGSBX)        
$0.0570 per share investment income   12/14/2010   12/20/2010
$0.5130 per share short - term capital gain        
$0.2310 per share long - term capital gain        
$0.8010 per share total        
         
Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class C Shares (PGVCX)        
$0.0560 per share investment income   12/14/2010   12/20/2010
$0.5130 per share short - term capital gain        
$0.2310 per share long - term capital gain        
$0.8000 per share total        
         
Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class M Shares (PGSMX)        
$0.0620 per share investment income   12/14/2010   12/20/2010
$0.5130 per share short - term capital gain        
$0.2310 per share long - term capital gain        
$0.8060 per share total        
         
Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class R Shares (PGVRX)        
$0.0620 per share investment income   12/14/2010   12/20/2010
$0.5130 per share short - term capital gain        
$0.2310 per share long - term capital gain        
$0.8060 per share total        
         
Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class Y Shares (PUSYX)        
$0.0680 per share investment income   12/14/2010   12/20/2010
$0.5130 per share short - term capital gain        
$0.2310 per share long - term capital gain        
$0.8120 per share total        

Section 19 Disclosure

Diversified Income Trust
$0.004 per share of this fund's dividend represents a foreign currency gain. 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 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.

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