|Estimated Amountsof Current MonthlyDistribution pershare ($)||Estimated Amountsof Current MonthlyDistribution pershare (%)||Estimated Amountsof Fiscal Year toDate CumulativeDistributions pershare ($)||Estimated Amountsof Fiscal Year toDate CumulativeDistributions pershare (%)|
|Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains||-||-||-||-|
|Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains||-||-||-||-|
|Return of Capital||$0.0017||5%||$0.0052||5%|
|Total (per commonshare)||$0.0350||100%||$0.1050||100%|
Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: FAX) (the “Fund”), a closed-end bond fund, today announced that it paid on February 11, 2011, a monthly distribution of US 3.5 cents per share to all shareholders of record as of January 31, 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.
The Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in the Fund is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with “yield” or “income.”