SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 21, 2010 15:44 ET

Putnam Announces Dividend Rates for Class A Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 21, 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 A Shares (PARTX)        
$0.1250 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        
$0.2100 per share total        
         
Putnam Absolute Return 300 Fund - Class A Shares (PTRNX)        
$0.3180 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        
$0.3620 per share total        
         
Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund - Class A Shares (PJMDX)        
$0.2780 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010
         
Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund - Class A Shares (PDMAX)        
$0.3870 per share investment income   12/22/2010   12/27/2010

Section 19 Disclosure

Absolute Return 100 Fund
As of December 13, 2010 the fund had net realized and unrealized losses of $.098 per share, of which $.000 represent unrealized depreciation of portfolio securities.

Absolute Return 300 Fund
As of December 13, 2010 the fund had net realized and unrealized losses of $.080 per share, of which $.000 represent unrealized depreciation of portfolio securities

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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