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 fourth quarter ended and fiscal year-to-date ended September 30, 2011.

For the fiscal fourth quarter ended September 30, 2011, the Fund's earnings from net investment income were $1,564,845, equal to $0.18 per share. During this period, the Fund paid distributions from net investment income and retained earnings of $1,667,377, equal to $0.19 per share. Total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities were $8,410,935 equal to $0.96 per share, for the same period. This compares to earnings from net investment income of $2,990,384, equal to $0.34 per share; distributions paid from net investment income of $2,193,916, equal to $0.25 per share; and total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities of $5,078,722 equal to $0.58 per share, for the fiscal fourth quarter ended September 30, 2010.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011, the Fund’s earnings from net investment income were $6,568,558, equal to $0.75 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 $8,091,164, equal to $0.92 per share, short-term capital gains distributions of $3,606,799, equal to $0.41 per share and long-term capital gains distributions of $149,186, equal to $0.02 per share. Total net realized and unrealized gain from investment activities was $4,731,679 equal to $0.54 per share, for the same period. This compares to earnings from net investment income of $7,127,124, equal to $0.81 per share; distributions paid from net investment income of $7,898,098, equal to $0.90 per share and short-term capital gains distributions of $2,580,046, equal to $0.29 per share; and total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities were $10,819,203 equal to $1.23 per share, for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010.

On September 30, 2011, total net assets of the Fund were $151,694,553. The net asset value per share was $17.29, based on 8,775,665 shares outstanding, which represents a decrease of 0.35% from the net asset value per share of $17.35 ($152,241,465 attributable to 8,775,665 shares outstanding) on September 30, 2010.

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