Tortoise Capital Advisors Announces Distribution Dates And Amounts For Closed-End Funds

Certain closed-end funds managed by Tortoise Capital Advisors declared the following distributions today.
Fund       Ticker      

Distribution Frequency

Distribution Amount

% Change from Prior Distribution
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. TYG Quarterly $0.5575 0.45%
Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. TYY Quarterly $0.41 0.61%
Tortoise North American Energy Corp. TYN Quarterly $0.385 0.65%
Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc. NTG Quarterly $0.4125 -
Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. (1) TTP Quarterly $0.40625 NA

The TYG, TYY, TYN, NTG and TTP distributions will be paid on March 1, 2012 to stockholders of record on Feb. 22, 2012. For book purposes, the source of this distribution is estimated to be 100 percent return of capital. For tax purposes, the ultimate characterization will not be made until determination of our earnings and profits after our year-end.

(1) On Nov. 30, 2011, TTP declared its initial distribution of $0.40625 per share. This distribution achieves the fund’s target of a 6.5 percent annualized yield on its $25 public offering price.

Fund       Ticker      

Distribution Frequency

Distribution Amount

% Change from Prior Distribution
Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. TPZ Monthly $0.125 -

The TPZ monthly distributions will be paid on March 30, 2012, April 30, 2012 and May 31, 2012 to stockholders of record on the respective dates of March 23, 2012, April 23, 2012 and May 23, 2012. TPZ will report the sources for these monthly distributions at the time of payment in the applicable Section 19(a) Notice.

You should not draw any conclusions about TPZ’s investment performance from the amount of these distributions or from the terms of TPZ’s distribution policy.

TPZ estimates that it has distributed more than its income and capital gains; therefore, a portion of the 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 TPZ is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect TPZ’s investment performance and should not be confused with “yield” or “income.”

The amounts and sources of distributions TPZ reports are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon TPZ’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. TPZ will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

About Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. is an investment manager specializing in listed energy infrastructure investments. As of Jan. 31, 2012, the adviser had approximately $7.8 billion of assets under management in NYSE-listed closed-end investment companies, an open-end fund and other accounts. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains certain statements that may include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are "forward-looking statements." Although the company and Tortoise Capital Advisors believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the company’s reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Other than as required by law, the company and Tortoise Capital Advisors do not assume a duty to update this forward-looking statement.

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