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 second quarter ended and fiscal year-to-date ended March 31, 2010.

For the fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2010, the Fund's earnings from net investment income were $618,605, equal to $0.07 per share. The Fund also has undistributed retained earnings from net investment income of $1,674,257, equal to $0.19 per share. During this period, the Fund paid distributions from net investment income of $1,755,133, equal to $0.20 per share. Total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities were $2,929,308 equal to $0.33 per share, for the same period. This compares to earnings from net investment income of $1,544,791, equal to $0.18 per share; distributions paid of $1,491,863, equal to $0.17 per share; and total net realized and unrealized losses from investment activities of $(5,473,763) equal to $(0.62) per share, for the fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2009.

For the six months ended March 31, 2010, the Fund’s earnings from net investment income were $2,407,237, equal to $0.27 per share. The Fund also has undistributed retained earnings from net investment income of $1,674,257, equal to $0.19 per share. During this period, the Fund paid distributions from net investment income of $3,510,266, equal to $0.40 per share and short term capital gains distributions of $2,580,046, equal to $0.29 per share. Total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities were $1,255,290 equal to $0.14 per share, for the same period. This compares to earnings from net investment income of $3,131,421, equal to $0.36 per share, distributions from net investment income of $3,246,996, equal to $0.37 per share; and total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities were $3,106,930 equal to $0.35 per share, for the six months ended March 31, 2009.

On March 31, 2010, total net assets of the Fund were $142,345,497. The net asset value per share was $16.22, based on 8,775,665 shares outstanding, which represents an increase of 14.71% from the net asset value per share of $14.14 ($124,081,160 attributable to 8,775,665 shares outstanding) on March 31, 2009.

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