Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: FAX) (the “Fund”), a closed-end bond fund, today announced that it paid on March 18, 2011, a monthly distribution of US 3.5 cents per share to all shareholders of record as of February 28, 2011.
Under U.S. tax rules applicable to the Fund, the amount and character of distributable income for each fiscal year can be finally determined only as of the end of the Fund’s fiscal year. However, under Section 19 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”) and related Rules, the Fund may be required to indicate to shareholders the source of certain distributions to shareholders.
The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the sources of the distribution for purposes of Section 19 of the 1940 Act and the Rules adopted thereunder. The table includes estimated amounts and percentages for this distribution and for the cumulative distributions paid year to date, from the following sources: net investment income; net realized short-term capital gains; net realized long-term capital gains; and return of capital. The estimated composition of the distributions may vary from month to month because the estimated composition may be impacted by future income, expenses and realized gains and losses on securities.
|Estimated Amounts||Estimated Amounts|
|Estimated Amounts||Estimated Amounts||of Fiscal Year to||of Fiscal Year to|
|of Current Monthly||of Current Monthly||Date Cumulative||Date Cumulative|
|Distribution per||Distribution per||Distributions per||Distributions per|
|share ($)||share (%)||share ($)||share (%)|
|Net Investment Income||$0.0350||100%||$0.1400||100%|
|Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains||-||-||-||-|
|Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains||-||-||-||-|
|Return of Capital||-||-||-||-|
|Total (per common share)||$0.0350||100%||$0.1400||100%|
The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this 19(a) Notice are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The final determination of the source of all distributions in 2011 will be made after year-end. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of the fiscal year and may be subject to change based on tax regulations. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.The following table provides information regarding the Fund’s total return performance based on net asset value (NAV) over various time periods as well as the Fund’s annualized and cumulative distribution rates.
|Average Annual Total Return on NAV for the 5 Year Period Ending 02/28/11||10.30%|
|Current Fiscal Period’s Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV 1||5.75%|
|Fiscal Year to Date (11/01/2010 to 02/28/2011)|
|Cumulative Total Return on NAV||2.63%|
|Cumulative Distribution Rate on NAV 1||1.92%|
1 Based on the Fund’s NAV as of February 28, 2011.