Fort Dearborn Income Securities, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE: FDI), a closed-end management investment company seeking a stable stream of current income consistent with external interest rate conditions and a total return over time that is above what shareholders could receive by investing individually in the investment grade and long-term maturity sectors of the bond market, today announced its performance for the fiscal first quarter ended and fiscal year-to-date ended December 31, 2009.

For the fiscal first quarter ended and fiscal year-to-date ended December 31, 2009, the Fund's earnings from net investment income were $1,788,632, equal to $0.20 per share. During this period, the Fund paid distribution of $1,755,133, equal to $0.20 per share and short term capital gains distribution of $2,580,046, equal to $0.294 per share. Total net realized and unrealized losses from investment activities were $(1,674,018) equal to $(0.19) per share, for the same period. This compares to earnings from net investment income of $1,586,630, equal to $0.18 per share; distribution paid of $1,755,133, equal to $0.20 per share and long term capital gains of $87,757, equal to $0.01 per share, for the fiscal first quarter ended December 31, 2008. Total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities of $8,580,693 equal to $0.98 per share, for the fiscal first quarter ended December 31, 2008.

On December 31, 2009, total net assets of the Fund were $140,552,717. The net asset value per share was $16.02, based on 8,775,665 shares outstanding, which represents an increase of 8.54% from the net asset value per share of $14.76 ($129,501,996 attributable to 8,775,665 shares outstanding) on December 31, 2008.

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