Wells Fargo Multi-Sector Income Fund Announces Tender Offer And Managed Distribution Plan

The Wells Fargo Multi-Sector Income Fund (NYSE MKT:ERC), a closed-end fund, announced today that the fund's Board of Trustees has approved the commencement prior to or during the week of May 1, 2017, of a cash tender offer for up to 15% of the fund's outstanding common shares of beneficial interest at a price per share equal to 98% of the fund's net asset value (NAV) per share. The fund will repurchase shares tendered and accepted in the tender offer in exchange for cash.

The fund's Board of Trustees has also approved the commencement, effective with the monthly distribution declared in January 2017, of a managed distribution plan that provides for the declaration of monthly distributions to common shareholders of the fund at an annual minimum fixed rate of 9% based on the fund's average monthly NAV per share over the prior 12 months. Under the managed distribution plan, monthly distributions may be sourced from income, paid-in capital, and/or capital gains, if any. Shareholders may elect to reinvest distributions received pursuant to the managed distribution plan in the fund under the existing dividend reinvestment plan, which is described in the fund's shareholder reports.

The commencement of the tender offer and managed distribution plan are pursuant to an agreement between the fund and Saba Capital Management, L.P. (Saba), and certain associated parties. Pursuant to the agreement, Saba has agreed to be bound by certain standstill covenants through the completion of the fund's 2018 annual meeting of shareholders with respect to the fund. In addition, Saba has agreed, among other things, to withdraw its shareholder proposal for the 2017 annual meeting of shareholders of the fund. Pursuant to the agreement, the fund has agreed not to close the tender offer prior to May 1, 2017.

The fund has been advised that Saba will file a copy of the agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an exhibit to its Schedule 13D.

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