SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 26, 2013 14:14 ET

Putnam Announces Dividend Rates for Class A Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Dec 26, 2013) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds have declared the following distributions.

         
    RECORD/   PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS   EX DATE   DATE
         
Putnam California Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A Shares (PCTEX)        
$0.0025 per share extra taxable income   12/27/2013   12/31/2013
         
Putnam Massachusetts Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A Shares (PXMAX)        
$0.0021 per share extra taxable income   12/27/2013   12/31/2013
$0.0036 per share short-term capital gain        
$0.0298 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.0355 per share total        
         
Putnam Minnesota Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A Shares (PXMNX)        
$0.0022 per share short-term capital gain   12/27/2013   12/31/2013
$0.0437 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.0459 per share total        
         
Putnam New Jersey Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A shares (PTNJX)        
$0.0004 per share extra taxable income   12/27/2013   12/31/2013
$0.0034 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.0038 per share total        
         
Putnam New York Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A shares (PTEIX)        
$0.0012 per share extra taxable income   12/27/2013   12/31/2013
         
Putnam Pennsylvania Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A shares (PTEPX)        
$0.0001 per share extra taxable income   12/27/2013   12/31/2013
         
Putnam Short Duration Fund - Class A shares (PSDTX)        
$0.0036 per share short-term capital gain   12/27/2013   12/31/2013
$0.0003 per share long-term capital gain        
$0.0039 per share total        
         
Putnam Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A Shares (PTAEX)        
$0.0009 per share extra taxable income   12/27/2013   12/31/2013
         
Putnam Tax-Free High Yield Fund - Class A Shares (PTHAX)        
$0.0031 per share extra taxable income   12/27/2013   12/31/2013
         

SECTION 19 DISCLOSURE

Massachusetts Tax Exempt Income Fund

As of December 13, 2013, the fund had net realized and unrealized losses of $0.053 per share, of which $0.000 represents 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 2014, you will receive information as to the federal tax status of this and other distributions from the fund in the preceding calendar year.

Contact Information

  • Putnam Shareholders Contact:
    1-800-225-1581

    Media Contact:
    Jennifer Santos
    617-760-8582