Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund Inc. (NYSE: ESD) today announced monthly distributions of $0.1200 per common share for December 2012, January and February 2013. The distribution schedule appears below:
Under the Fund’s managed distribution policy, the Fund seeks to maintain a consistent distribution level, stated as a fixed rate per common share per month, that may be paid in part or in full from net investment income and realized capital gains, or a combination thereof. Shareholders should note, however, that if the Fund’s aggregate net investment income and net realized capital gains are less than the amount of the distribution level, the difference will be distributed from the Fund's assets and will constitute a return of the shareholder’s capital. A return of capital is not taxable; rather it reduces a shareholder’s tax basis in his or her shares of the Fund.