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Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. Announces Payment Of Monthly Distribution

Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: FAX) (the “Fund”), a closed-end bond fund, today announced that it paid on May 13, 2011, a monthly distribution of US 3.5 cents per share to all shareholders of record as of April 29, 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   Estimated   Estimated Amounts   Estimated Amounts
Amounts of Amounts of of Fiscal Year to of Fiscal Year to
Current Monthly Current Monthly Date Cumulative Date Cumulative

Distribution per

Distribution per

Distributions per Distributions per
   

share ($)

 

share (%)

  share ($)   share (%)
Net Investment Income   $0.035   100%   $0.21   100%
Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains   -   -   -   -
Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains   -   -   -   -
Return of Capital   -   -   -   -
Total (per common share)   $0.035   100%   $0.21   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 04/30/11   11.46%
Current Fiscal Period’s Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV 1   5.42%
Fiscal Year to Date (11/01/2010 to 04/30/2011)    
Cumulative Total Return on NAV   9.89%
Cumulative Distribution Rate on NAV 1   2.71%
________________
1 Based on the Fund’s NAV as of April 30, 2011.
 

While NAV performance may be indicative of the Fund’s investment performance, it does not measure the value of a shareholder’s investment in the Fund. The value of a shareholder’s investment in the Fund is determined by the Fund’s market price, which is based on the supply and demand for the Fund’s shares in the open market. Shareholders should not draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of the Fund’s current distributions or from the terms of the distribution policy (the “Distribution Policy”), which is to provide investors with a stable monthly distribution.

Pursuant to an exemptive order granted to the Fund by the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 14, 1999, the Fund may distribute any long-term capital gains more frequently than the limits provided in Section 19(b) under the 1940 Act and Rule 19b-1 thereunder. Therefore, distributions paid by the Fund during the year may include net income, short-term capital gains, long-term capital gains and/or a return of capital. Net income dividends and short-term capital gain dividends, while generally taxable at ordinary income rates, may be eligible, to the extent of qualified dividend income earned by the Fund, to be taxed at a lower long-term capital gains rate. If the total distributions made in any calendar year exceed investment company taxable income and net capital gain, such excess distributed amount would be treated as ordinary income to the extent of the Fund’s current and accumulated earnings and profits. Distributions in excess of the earnings and profits would first be a tax-free return of capital to the extent of the adjusted tax basis in the shares. After such adjusted tax basis is reduced to zero, the distribution would constitute capital gain (assuming the shares are held as capital assets).

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