SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

November 12, 2010 08:30 ET

Putnam Announces Dividend Rates for Class A Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2010) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds have declared the following distributions today.

         
         
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS   RECORD
DATE
  PAYMENT
DATE
         
Putnam American Government Income Trust -- Class A Shares (PAGVX)        
$0.0460 per share investment income   11/18/10   11/22/10
         
Putnam Asset Allocation Conservative Fund -- Class A Shares (PACAX)        
$0.0260 per share investment income   11/18/10   11/22/10
         
Putnam Diversified Income Trust -- Class A Shares (PDINX)        
$0.0610 per share investment income   11/16/10   11/22/10
         
George Putnam Balanced Fund -- Class A Shares (PGEOX)        
$0.0500 per share investment income   11/26/10   11/30/10
         
Putnam Global Income Trust -- Class A Shares (PGGIX)        
$0.0650 per share investment income   11/23/10   11/30/10
         
Putnam High Yield Advantage Fund -- Class A Shares (PHYIX)        
$0.0350 per share investment income   11/19/10   11/26/10
         
Putnam High Yield Trust -- Class A Shares (PHIGX)        
$0.0450 per share investment income   11/23/10   11/26/10
         
Putnam Income Fund -- Class A Shares (PINCX)        
$0.0340 per share investment income   11/19/10   11/26/10
         
Putnam Income Strategies Fund -- Class A Shares (PISFX)        
$0.0170 per share investment income   11/23/10   11/26/10
         
Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust -- Class A Shares (PGSIX)        
$0.0650 per share investment income   11/16/10   11/22/10
         
         

Section 19 Disclosure

Asset Allocation: Conservative Portfolio
$0.006 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.

Diversified Income Trust
$0.012 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.

Global Income Trust
$0.006 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.

Income Fund
$0.003 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.

George Putnam Balanced Fund
$0.015 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 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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