SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 22, 2010 13:58 ET

Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Open End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2010) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds have declared the following distributions.

    RECORD   PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS   DATE   DATE
         
Putnam Absolute Return 100 Fund - Class B Shares (PARPX)        
$0.0910 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
$0.0050 per share short-term capital gain        
$0.0800 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.1760 per share total        
         
Putnam Absolute Return 100 Fund - Class C Shares (PARQX)        
$0.0570 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
$0.0050 per share short-term capital gain        
$0.0800 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.1420 per share total        
         
Putnam Absolute Return 100 Fund - Class M Shares (PARZX)        
$0.1230 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
$0.0050 per share short-term capital gain        
$0.0800 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.2080 per share total        
         
Putnam Absolute Return 100 Fund - Class R Shares (PRARX)        
$0.1140 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
$0.0050 per share short-term capital gain        
$0.0800 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.1990 per share total        
         
Putnam Absolute Return 100 Fund - Class Y Shares (PARYX)        
$0.1440 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
$0.0050 per share short-term capital gain        
$0.0800 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.2290 per share total        
         
Putnam Absolute Return 300 Fund - Class B Shares (PTRBX)        
$0.2860 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
$0.0210 per share short-term capital gain        
$0.0230 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.3300 per share total        
         
Putnam Absolute Return 300 Fund - Class C Shares (PTRGX)        
$0.2530 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
$0.0210 per share short-term capital gain        
$0.0230 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.2970 per share total        
         
Putnam Absolute Return 300 Fund - Class M Shares (PZARX)        
$0.3150 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
$0.0210 per share short-term capital gain        
$0.0230 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.3590 per share total        
         
Putnam Absolute Return 300 Fund - Class R Shares (PTRKX)        
$0.3010 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
$0.0210 per share short-term capital gain        
$0.0230 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.3450 per share total        
         
Putnam Absolute Return 300 Fund - Class Y Shares (PYTRX)        
$0.3350 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
$0.0210 per share short-term capital gain        
$0.0230 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.3790 per share total        
         
Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund - Class B Shares (PJMBX)        
$0.2150 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund - Class C Shares (PJMCX)        
$0.2160 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund - Class M Shares (PJMMX)        
$0.2280 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund - Class R Shares (PJMRX)        
$0.2600 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund - Class Y Shares (PJMYX)        
0.2990 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund - Class B Shares (PDMBX)        
$0.3260 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund - Class C Shares (PDMCX)        
$0.3210 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund - Class M Shares (PDMMX)        
$0.3270 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund - Class R Shares (PDMRX)        
$0.3730 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund - Class Y Shares (PDMYX)        
$0.4100 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam High Yield Trust - Class B Shares (PHBBX)        
$0.0400 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam High Yield Trust - Class C Shares (PCHYX)        
$0.0400 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam High Yield Trust - Class M Shares (PHIMX)        
$0.0430 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam High Yield Trust - Class R Shares (PHDRX)        
$0.0440 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam High Yield Trust - Class Y Shares (PHYYX)        
$0.0470 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class B Shares (PBIOX)        
$0.0120 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class C Shares (PCIOX)        
$0.0120 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class M Shares (a)        
$0.0130 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class R Shares (a)        
$0.0160 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class Y Shares (PIIYX)        
$0.0190 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010

(a) Quotron symbol pending

Section 19 Disclosure

Global Income Trust
$0.019 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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