Two Nuveen Closed-End Funds Complete Term Preferred Share Offerings

Nuveen, an operating division of TIAA Global Asset Management, today announced that Nuveen Floating Rate Income Fund (NYSE: JFR) and Nuveen Floating Rate Income Opportunity Fund (NYSE: JRO) have each issued Term Preferred Shares through an offering registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Details of the Term Preferred Shares issuance are as follows:
Fund     Common     Term Preferred     Number of     Term
Share Shares Issuance Term Redemption
Ticker Amount Preferred Date
Nuveen Floating Rate Income Fund     JFR     10,200,000.00     10,200     12/1/2019
Nuveen Floating Rate Income Opportunity Fund     JRO     8,000,000.00     8,000     12/1/2023

Each fund intends to use the net proceeds from this offering of Term Preferred Shares along with cash on hand to redeem a portion of outstanding Variable Rate Term Preferred Shares (VRTP Shares).

The Term Preferred Shares will pay a dividend rate that will adjust based upon a pre-determined schedule. Term Preferred Shares are preferred securities of each fund and are senior, with priority in all respects, to the fund's common shares in liquidation and as to payments of dividends. The Term Preferred Shares rank equally with each fund's outstanding VRTP Shares, with respect to liquidation and dividends. This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities.

Nuveen provides investment solutions designed to help secure the long-term goals of individual investors and the advisors who serve them. Through the investment expertise of leading asset managers across traditional and alternative asset classes, Nuveen is committed to delivering consultative guidance that aligns with client needs. Funds are distributed by Nuveen Securities, LLC, a subsidiary of Nuveen Investments, Inc. Nuveen is an operating division of TIAA Global Asset Management. For more information, please visit the Nuveen website at

The information contained on the Nuveen website is not a part of this press release.


Certain statements made or referenced in this release may be forward-looking statements. Actual future results or occurrences may differ significantly from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. These include, but are not limited to:
  • market developments;
  • legal and regulatory developments; and
  • other additional risks and uncertainties.

Nuveen and the closed-end funds managed by Nuveen and its affiliates undertake no responsibility to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.

This notice is being provided pursuant to Regulation FD (Fair Disclosure) to ensure that each fund's common and preferred shareholders have been informed of each fund's issuance of Term Preferred Shares.


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