Western Asset Middle Market Income Fund Inc. (XWMFX) announced today that the Fund's Board of Directors has approved a tender offer to purchase for cash up to 2.5% of the Fund's outstanding shares of common stock. The tender offer will be conducted at a price equal to the Fund's net asset value per share of common stock on the day on which the tender offer expires. The Fund intends to commence its tender offer on or about December 5, 2016, with the expiration of the tender offer currently expected to be January 4, 2017. The tender offer will be made, and the stockholders of the Fund will be notified, in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and other applicable rules and regulations. The tender offer described in this announcement has not yet commenced. This announcement is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to buy shares of the Fund. The tender offer will be made only by an Offer to Purchase, a related Letter of Transmittal, and related documents. As soon as the tender offer commences, the Fund will file a tender offer statement on Schedule TO with the SEC, which will include an Offer to Purchase and related Letter of Transmittal. STOCKHOLDERS OF THE FUND SHOULD READ THESE DOCUMENTS BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN THE TERMS OF THE TENDER OFFER. Documents filed with the SEC are available to investors for free at the SEC's website ( http://www.sec.gov). Western Asset Middle Market Income Fund Inc., a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company, is managed by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc., and is sub-advised by Western Asset Management Company, an affiliate of the investment manager. Hard copies of the Fund's complete audited financial statements are available free of charge upon request. Legg Mason and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Fund.