Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information And Announces Its Net Asset Value And Asset Coverage Ratios At February 28, 2013

Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE: KYE) today provided a summary unaudited statement of assets and liabilities and announced its net asset value and asset coverage ratios under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”) as of February 28, 2013.

As of February 28, 2013, the Fund’s net assets were $958 million, and its net asset value per share was $26.94. As of February 28, 2013, the Fund’s asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to senior securities representing indebtedness was 445% and the Fund’s asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to total leverage (debt and preferred stock) was 322%.

Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund, Inc.
Statement of Assets and Liabilities
February 28, 2013

(in millions)
  Per Share
Investments $ 1,384.0 $ 38.93
Cash 11.0 0.31
Deposits 0.4 0.01
Accrued income 4.7 0.13
Receivable for securities sold 14.0 0.39
Other assets   2.7   0.08
Total assets 1,416.8 39.85
Credit facility borrowings 39.0 1.10
Senior notes 273.0 7.68
Preferred stock   120.0   3.37
Total leverage   432.0   12.15
Payable for securities purchased 20.3 0.57
Other liabilities   6.8   0.19
Total liabilities 27.1 0.76
Net assets $ 957.7 $ 26.94
The Fund had 35.55 million common shares outstanding as of February 28, 2013.

As of February 28, 2013, equity and debt investments were 89% and 11%, respectively, of the Fund’s long-term investments of $1.4 billion. Long-term investments were comprised of MLP and MLP Affiliate (47%), U.S. and Canadian Upstream Income Trusts (9%), Marine Transportation & Other (16%), Coal (2%), Midstream & Utilities (15%) and Debt (11%).

The Fund’s ten largest holdings by issuer at February 28, 2013 were:

      Percent of
Units Amounts Long-Term
(in thousands) ($ millions) Investments
1. Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (MLP Affiliate) 2,248 $186.2 13.5%
2. Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. (MLP Affiliate) 4,722 129.0 9.3%
3. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (Midstream MLP) 2,178 119.2 8.6%
4. Capital Product Partners L.P. (Marine Transportation)* 7,199 61.3 4.4%
5. Golar LNG Partners LP (Marine Transportation) 2,029 60.4 4.4%
6. Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Marine Transportation) 2,040 57.1 4.1%
7. The Williams Companies, Inc. (Midstream) 1,160 40.3 2.9%
8. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (Midstream) 897 33.2 2.4%
9. ONEOK, Inc. (Midstream) 702 31.6 2.3%

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (Marine Transportation)
2,096 28.9 2.1%
    *   Includes 3,333 Class B preferred units ($30.4 million) and 3,866 common units ($30.9 million).

The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 whose common stock is traded on the NYSE. The Fund’s investment objective is to obtain a high total return with an emphasis on current income by investing primarily in securities of companies engaged in the energy industry, principally including publicly-traded energy-related master limited partnerships and limited liability companies taxed as partnerships and their affiliates, energy-related U.S. and Canadian royalty trusts and income trusts and other companies that derive at least 50% of their revenues from operating assets used in, or providing energy-related services for, the exploration, development, production, gathering, transportation, processing, storing, refining, distribution, mining or marketing of natural gas, natural gas liquids (including propane), crude oil, refined petroleum products or coal.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the U.S. federal securities laws. Generally, the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "project," "will" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to materially differ from the Fund’s historical experience and its present expectations or projections indicated in any forward-looking statement. These risks include, but are not limited to, changes in economic and political conditions; regulatory and legal changes; energy industry risk; commodity pricing risk; leverage risk; valuation risk; non-diversification risk; interest rate risk; tax risk; and other risks discussed in the Fund’s filings with the SEC. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Fund undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein. There is no assurance that the Fund’s investment objectives will be attained.

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