Managed High Yield Plus Fund Inc. – Reports Earnings

Managed High Yield Plus Fund Inc. (NYSE: HYF) (the “Fund”), a closed-end management investment company seeking high income, and secondarily, capital appreciation, primarily through investments in lower-rated, income-producing debt and related equity securities, today announced its performance for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended May 31, 2012.

For the fourth quarter ended May 31, 2012, the Fund's earnings from net investment income were $2,883,770 equal to $0.05 per share. Total net realized and unrealized losses from investment activities were $(2,707,882), equal to $(0.04) per share, for the same period. This compares to earnings from net investment income of $3,326,578 equal to $0.05 per share, and total net realized and unrealized losses from investment activities of $(309,455) equal to $(0.01) per share, for the fourth quarter ended May 31, 2011.

For the fiscal year ended May 31, 2012, the Fund's earnings from net investment income were $12,283,092, equal to $0.20 per share. Total net realized and unrealized losses from investment activities were $(8,179,308), equal to $(0.13) per share, for the same period. This compares to earnings from net investment income of $14,152,769 equal to $0.23 per share, and total net realized and unrealized gains from investment activities of $11,906,851 equal to $0.19 per share, for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2011.

On May 31, 2012, net assets of the Fund were $131,153,845. The net asset value per share was $2.11, based on 62,124,393 shares outstanding, which represents a decrease of 6.22% from the net asset value per share of $2.25 ($139,530,171 applicable to 61,887,292 shares outstanding) on May 31, 2011.

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