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Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund Inc. Portfolio Composition As Of June 30, 2012

Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund Inc. (NYSE: ESD) announces its portfolio composition as of June 30, 2012.

Investment Objective: The Fund’s primary investment objective is total return. The Fund’s secondary objective is high current income.

Portfolio Composition*:

Asset Allocation


Emerging Market Debt


Sovereign Debt External Currency


Sovereign Debt Local Currency


Corporates External Currency


Investment Grade Corporate Bonds


Cash & Other Securities



Credit Quality Allocation **

AA 1.4%
A 17.7%
BBB 51.3%
BB 15.5%
B 13.6%
Not Rated 0.5%

Top Ten Emerging Market Countries

Brazil 15.0%
Mexico 14.3%
Russia 12.6%
Venezuela 9.4%
Turkey 8.2%
Indonesia 6.8%
Peru 6.5%
Columbia 6.0%
Malaysia 3.6%
Argentina 3.1%

Currency Allocation

US Dollars 84.0%
Mexican Pesos 5.4%
Brazilian Reals 4.6%
Indonesian Rupiahs 2.7%
Malaysian Ringgits 1.7%
Peruvian Nuevos Soles 1.6%

Average Life (years)


Average Effective Duration (years)


Average Coupon (%)


Portfolio Statistics:


Inception Date

December 1, 2003

Inception Price

$ 20.00

Total Assets***

$ 655,047,454

Net Assets

$ 653,728,040



Preferred Shares


Reverse Repos


Market Price

$ 20.66


$ 21.27
(Daily NAV is available on market quotation systems using the symbol XESDX.)

Distribution Rate****

$0.120 per share


Monthly (Declared quarterly, paid monthly)

* Portfolio holdings and weightings are historical and are presented here for informational purposes only. They are subject to change at any time. Negative allocations and allocations in excess of 100%, if any, are primarily due to the Fund's unsettled trade activity.

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