The Western Asset closed-end municipal bond funds (the Funds) made additional data available today through its website, www.lmcef.com. The data includes:
- 3-Month Average Earnings per share. Represents the average monthly net investment income per share over the past three months.
- 3-Month Average UNII per share. Represents an estimate of the average undistributed net investment Income balance over the past three months.
- Leverage through ARPS. As a percentage of managed assets (net assets plus the liquidation value of the Auction Rate Preferred Securities (“ARPS”) as of the date indicated above.
|All data as of 12/31/12|
|Ticker||Fund Name||Current Month Distribution||Earnings per Share||UNII per Share||3-Month Average Earnings/Current Distribution Ratio||Leverage Through ARPS|
|SBI||Western Asset Intermediate Muni Fund Inc.||$0.0400||$ 0.0413||$ 0.2527||103.3%||25.3%|
|MMU||Western Asset Managed Municipals Fund Inc.||$0.0650||$ 0.0661||$ 0.4147||101.7%||29.0%|
|MTT||Western Asset Municipal Defined Opportunity Trust Inc.||$0.0840||$ 0.0860||$ 0.0787||102.4%||N/A|
|MHF||Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund Inc.||$0.0330||$ 0.0326||$ (0.0010)||98.8%||N/A|
|MNP||Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund Inc.||$0.0700||$ 0.0750||$ 0.4902||107.1%||34.3%|
The Funds are advised by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc., and are sub-advised by Western Asset Management Company, an affiliate of the advisor.Legg Mason is the 6th largest closed-end fund manager in the U.S., with $12.6 billion in closed-end assets under management as of December 31, 2012. All data and commentary provided in this press release are for informational purposes only. All investments involve risk, including possible loss of principal. Legg Mason, Inc. and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Fund. For more information, please call 1-888-777-0102 or consult the Funds’ website at www.lmcef.com. SYMBOLS: NYSE: SBI, MMU, MTT, MHF, MNP TN13-034