ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc. Portfolio Composition As Of December 31, 2012

ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc. (NYSE: CTR) announces its portfolio composition as of December 31, 2012.

Investment Objective: The Fund seeks to provide a high level of total return, consisting of cash distributions and capital appreciation.

Investment Strategy: Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests at least 80% of its managed assets in energy master limited partnerships (“MLPs”). Energy entities are engaged in the business of exploring, developing, producing, gathering, transporting, processing, storing, refining, distributing, mining or marketing natural gas, natural gas liquids (including propane), crude oil, refined petroleum products or coal.
   

Portfolio Composition:*

Gathering/Processing
34.7%

Diversified Energy Infrastructure
29.3%

Liquids Transportation & Storage
18.1%

Shipping
4.2%

Exploration & Production
3.9%

Propane
3.5%

Natural Gas Transportation & Storage
2.9%

Global Infrastructure
1.6%

Cash
1.7%
 
 

Top 10 Holdings
Kinder Morgan Management LLC SHS 7.2%
Plains All American Pipeline LP 6.5%
MarkWest Energy Partners LP 6.5%
Enterprise Product Partners LP 6.0%
Copano Energy LLC 5.3%
Williams Partners LP 4.9%
Access Midstream Partners LP 4.9%
Energy Transfer Equity LP 4.8%
EQT Midstream Partners LP 3.4%
Targa Resources Partners LP 3.1%
 

Portfolio Statistics:

 

Inception Date

 

June 27, 2012

Inception Price
$20.00

Total Assets
$993,967,114

Net Assets**
$741,057,889

Loans***
24.15%

Preferred Shares***
0.00%

 

Market Price:

   $19.05

NAV

   $19.23
 

(Daily NAV is available on market quotation systems using the symbol XCTRX.)
       

Distribution Rate
$ 0.3250 per share****

Frequency
Quarterly (declared quarterly, paid quarterly)
 
 
*

Portfolio holdings and weightings are historical and are presented here forinformational purposes only. They are subject to change at any time.
**

The difference between total assets and net assets, if any, is due primarily tothe Fund’s use of borrowings and other liabilities; net assets do not includeborrowings. The Fund may employ leverage in the form of loans, preferredstock and/or other instruments. When the Fund engages in transactions thathave a leveraging effect on the Fund’s portfolio, the value of the Fund will bemore volatile and all other risks will tend to be compounded.
*** Percentages are based on total assets.
****

On January 22, 2013 CTR announced it increased the distribution to be paidon February 22, 2013 to $0.3300 per share up from $0.3250 the priorquarter.
 

ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company which is advised by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC (“LMPFA”) and subadvised by ClearBridge Investments, LLC (“ClearBridge”). LMPFA and ClearBridge are wholly owned subsidiaries of Legg Mason, Inc. (“Legg Mason”).

An investment in the Fund involves risk, including loss of principal. The Fund's concentration of investments in energy related MLPs subject it to the risks of investing in MLPs and the energy sector. Investment return and the value of shares will fluctuate.

Data and commentary provided in this press release are for informational purposes only. Legg Mason and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Fund.

For more information, please call Investor Relations: 888-777-0102, or consult the Fund’s web site at http://www.lmcef.com.

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