SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

March 30, 2011 15:01 ET

Putnam Investments Announces Dividend Rates for Variable Trusts

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - The following information has been declared by the Trustees of The Putnam Funds.

      RECORD     PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS     DATE     DATE
             
Putnam VT- American Government Income Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.5060 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
$0.2520 per share short term capital gain distributions            
$0.8180 per share long term capital gain distributions            
$1.5760 per share total distribution            
             
Putnam VT- American Government Income Fund - Class B Shares            
$0.4710 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
$0.2520 per share short term capital gain distributions            
$0.8180 per share long term capital gain distributions            
$1.5410 per share total distribution            
             
Putnam VT- Capital Opportunities Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.0560 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Capital Opportunities Fund - Class B Shares            
$0.0210 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Diversified Income Trust - Class A Shares            
$0.7750 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Diversified Income Trust - Class B Shares            
$0.7550 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Equity Income Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.2770 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Equity Income Fund - Class B Shares            
$0.2430 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- George Putnam Balanced Fund* - Class A Shares            
$0.1700 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- George Putnam Fund of Boston* - Class B Shares            
$0.1510 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Global Asset Allocation Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.6820 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Global Asset Allocation Fund - Class B Shares            
$0.6460 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Global Equity Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.2400 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Global Equity Fund - Class B Shares            
$0.2120 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Global Health Care - Class A Shares            
$0.1380 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
$0.3310 per share long term capital gain distributions            
$0.4690 per share total distribution            
             
Putnam VT- Global Health Care - Class B Shares            
$0.1030 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
$0.3310 per share long term capital gain distributions            
$0.4340 per share total distribution            
             
Putnam VT- Global Utilities - Class A Shares            
$0.4850 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Global Utilities - Class B Shares            
$0.4480 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Growth & Income Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.2400 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Growth & Income Fund - Class B Shares            
$0.1970 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Growth Opportunities Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.0230 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Growth Opportunities Fund - Class B Shares            
$0.0090 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- High Yield Trust - Class A Shares            
$0.5590 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- High Yield Trust - Class B Shares            
$0.5420 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Income Fund - Class A Shares            
$1.0980 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Income Fund - Class B Shares            
$1.0650 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- International Equity Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.3950 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- International Equity Fund - Class B Shares            
$0.3650 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- International Growth Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.4300 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- International Growth Fund - Class B Shares            
$0.3850 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- International Value Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.2550 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- International Value Fund - Class B Shares            
$0.2300 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Investors Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.1370 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Investors Fund - Class B Shares            
$0.1110 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Multi-Cap Value Fund** - Class A Shares            
$0.0680 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Multi-Cap Value Fund** - Class B Shares            
$0.0340 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Multi-Cap Growth Fund *** - Class A Shares            
$0.0800 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Multi-Cap Growth Fund *** - Class B Shares            
$0.0510 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Research Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.1270 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Research Fund - Class B Shares            
$0.0950 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Small Cap Value Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.1000 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Small Cap Value Fund - Class B Shares            
$0.0660 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011
             
Putnam VT- Voyager Fund - Class A Shares            
$0.0940 per share investment income     3/30/2011     3/30/2011

*Formerly VT George Putnam Fund of Boston
** Formerly VT Mid-Cap Value
*** Formerly VT New Opportunities Fund

Section 19 Disclosure

VT American Government Income Fund
As of March 1, 2011 the fund had net realized and unrealized losses of $.155 per share, of which $.384 represent unrealized depreciation of portfolio securities.

Contact Information

  • Shareholders
    1-800-225-1581

    Media Contact:
    Jennifer Santos
    617-760-8582