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 Amount
     

% Change from Prior Distribution
     

% Change from Prior Year
                     
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. TYG $0.56750 0.4 % 1.8 %
 
Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. TYY $0.42000 0.6 % 2.4 %
 
Tortoise North American Energy Corp. TYN $0.39500 0.6 % 2.6 %
 
Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc. NTG $0.41625 0.3 % 0.9 %
 
Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. TTP $0.40750 - 0.3 %
 
Tortoise Energy Independence Fund, Inc. NDP $0.43750 - N/A
 

The TYG, TYY, TYN, NTG, TTP and NDP distributions will be paid on March 01, 2013 to stockholders of record on Feb. 21, 2013. The ex-dividend date is Feb. 19, 2013. For book purposes, the source of distributions for TYG, TYY, TYN and NTG is estimated to be 100 percent return of capital. The source of distributions for TTP is estimated to be approximately 50-60 percent ordinary income, with the remainder return of capital; the source of distributions for NDP is estimated to be approximately 60-70 percent ordinary income, with the remainder return of capital. For tax purposes, the characterization will not be made until determination of our earnings and profits after our year end.
Fund     Ticker      

Monthly Distribution Amount
         
Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. TPZ $0.12500
 

The TPZ monthly distributions will be paid on March 28, 2013, April 30, 2013 and May 31, 2013 to stockholders of record on the respective dates of March 21, 2013, April 23, 2013 and May 23, 2013. The respective ex-dividend dates are March 19, 2013, April 19, 2013 and May 21, 2013. TPZ will report the sources for these monthly distributions at the time of payment in the applicable Section 19(a) Notice.

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