SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 16, 2010 16:20 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Open End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declared the following distributions.

    RECORD   PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS   DATE   DATE
         
Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class B Shares (PAMBX)        
$0.0400 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.4520 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.4920 per share total        
         
Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class C Shares(a)        
$0.0400 per share investment income        
$0.4520 per share long-term capital gain   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.4920 per share total        
         
Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class M Shares (PAMMX)        
$0.0440 per share investment income        
$0.4520 per share long-term capital gain   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.4960 per share total        
         
Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class R Shares (PAMRX)        
$0.0440 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.4520 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.4960 per share total        
         
Putnam American Government Income Fund - Class Y Shares(a)        
$0.0480 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.4520 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.5000 per share total        
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Balanced Portfolio - Class B Shares (PABBX)        
$0.0520 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.1930 per share extra taxable income        
$0.2450 per share total        
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Balanced Portfolio - Class C Shares (AABCX)        
$0.0540 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.1930 per share extra taxable income        
$0.2470 per share total        
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Balanced Portfolio - Class M Shares (PABMX)        
$0.0590 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.1930 per share extra taxable income        
$0.2520 per share total        
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Balanced Portfolio - Class R Shares (PAARX)        
$0.0670 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.1930 per share extra taxable income        
$0.2600 per share total        
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Balanced Portfolio - Class Y Shares (PABYX)        
$0.0800 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.1930 per share extra taxable income        
$0.2730 per share total        
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Conservative Portfolio - Class B Shares (PACBX)        
$0.0210 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.1100 per share extra taxable income        
$0.1310 per share total        
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Conservative Portfolio - Class C Shares (PACCX)        
$0.0210 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.1100 per share extra taxable income        
$0.1310 per share total        
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Conservative Portfolio - Class M Shares (PACMX)        
$0.0220 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.1100 per share extra taxable income        
$0.1320 per share total        
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Conservative Portfolio - Class R Shares (PACRX)        
$0.0240 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.1100 per share extra taxable income        
$0.1340 per share total        
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Conservative Portfolio - Class Y Shares (PACYX)        
$0.0280 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.1100 per share extra taxable income        
$0.1380 per share total        
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Equity Portfolio - Class Y Shares        
$0.3250 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
$0.8500 per share short-term capital gain        
$0.9580 per share long-term capital gain        
$2.1330 per share total        
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Growth Portfolio - Class B Shares (PAEBX)        
$0.3530 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Growth Portfolio - Class C Shares (PAECX)        
$0.3630 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Growth Portfolio - Class M Shares (PAGMX)        
$0.3900 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Growth Portfolio - Class R Shares (PASRX)        
$0.4250 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010
         
Putnam Asset Allocation: Growth Portfolio - Class Y Shares (PAGYX)        
$0.4800 per share investment income   12/16/2010   12/20/2010

(a) Quotron symbol pending

Section 19 Disclosure

American Government Fund
This quarter, $0.077 per share of American Government Fund's dividend was re-characterized as long-term capital gains. 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. Please see the additional disclosure below for more details.

Asset Allocation Funds: Balanced Portfolio
This quarter, $0.003 per share of Asset Allocation Funds: Balanced Portfolio'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. Please see the additional disclosure below for more details.

Asset Allocation Funds: Conservative Portfolio
This quarter, $0.028 per share of Asset Allocation Funds: Conservative Portfolio'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. Please 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 2010, 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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