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 third quarter and fiscal year-to-date ended June 30, 2010.

For the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2010, the Fund's earnings from net investment income were $1,729,503, equal to $0.20 per share. During this period, the Fund paid distributions of $2,193,916, equal to $0.25; any distribution in excess of net investment income is paid from retained earnings. Total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities were $4,485,191 equal to $0.51 per share, for the same period. This compares to earnings from net investment income of $1,732,254, equal to $0.20 per share; distributions paid of $1,491,863, equal to $0.17 per share; and total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities of $8,285,440 equal to $0.94 per share, for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2009.

For the nine months ended June 30, 2010, the Fund’s earnings from net investment income were $4,136,740, equal to $0.47 per share. During this period, the Fund paid distributions of $5,704,182, equal to $0.65 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 $5,740,481 equal to $0.65 per share, for the same period. This compares to earnings from net investment income of $4,863,675, equal to $0.55 per share, distributions from net investment income of $4,738,859, equal to $0.54 per share and long-term capital gains distributions of $87,757, equal to $0.01 per share; and total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities were $11,392,370 equal to $1.30 per share, for the nine months ended June 30, 2009.

On June 30, 2010, total net assets of the Fund were $146,366,275. The net asset value per share was $16.68, based on 8,775,665 shares outstanding, which represents an increase of 10.39% from the net asset value per share of $15.11 ($132,606,992 attributable to 8,775,665 shares outstanding) on June 30, 2009.

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