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 ended and fiscal year-to-date ended June 30, 2011.

For the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2011, the Fund's earnings from net investment income were $1,635,957, equal to $0.19 per share. During this period, the Fund paid net investment income distribution of $1,667,377, equal to $0.19 per share. Total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities were $2,164,314 equal to $0.25 per share, for the same period. This compares to earnings from net investment income of $1,729,503, equal to $0.20 per share; distribution paid from net investment income and retained earnings of $2,193,916, equal to $0.25 per share; and total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities of $4,485,191 equal to $0.51 per share, for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2010.

For the nine months ended June 30, 2011, the Fund’s earnings from net investment income were $5,003,713, equal to $0.57 per share. The Fund also has undistributed retained earnings from net investment income of $2,096,061 equal to $0.24 per share. During this period, the Fund paid distributions of $6,423,787, equal to $0.73 per share, short-term capital gains distribution of $3,606,798, equal to $0.41 per share and long-term capital gains distribution of $149,186, equal to $0.02 per share. Total net realized and unrealized losses from investment activities were $(3,679,256) equal to $(0.42) per share, for the same period. This compares to earnings from net investment income of $4,136,740, equal to $0.47 per share; distributions paid from net investment income of $5,704,182, equal to $0.65 per share and short-term capital gains distribution of $2,580,046, equal to $0.29 per share; and total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities were $5,740,481 equal to $0.65 per share, for the nine months ended June 30, 2010.

On June 30, 2011, total net assets of the Fund were $143,386,151. The net asset value per share was $16.34, based on 8,775,665 shares outstanding, which represents a decrease of 2.04% from the net asset value per share of $16.68 ($146,366,275 attributable to 8,775,665 shares outstanding) on June 30, 2010.

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