Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC Announces Distributions For Certain Closed End Funds Pursuant To Their Managed Distribution Policy

Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC announced today that certain closed end funds have declared distributions pursuant to their managed distribution policy.

The following dates apply to the distribution schedule below:
  Month       Record Date       Ex-Dividend Date       Payable Date  
  December       12/15/2016       12/13/2016       12/30/2016  
  Ticker     Fund Name      


Change from Previous Distribution
ESD Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund Inc. 1 December $0.10500


SBW Western Asset Worldwide Income Fund Inc. 1 December $0.07250


EMD Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund Inc. 1 December $0.21000 a


1 - Please see table below for each Fund's estimated source of distributions.
a Quarterly paying distribution.
† On February 16, 2016, EMD, SBW and ESD announced approval by each Fund's Board of Directors of a proposal to merge (i) EMD with and into ESD and (ii) SBW with and into ESD, subject to approval by the stockholders of each Fund. ESD and SBW intend to announce distribution rates for each respective fund on a monthly basis until voting results of each merger proposal are determined.

Under the terms of each Fund's managed distribution policy, the Fund seeks to maintain a consistent distribution level derived from the income and capital gains generated from the Fund's investment portfolio. Shareholders should note that if the Fund's aggregate net investment income and net realized capital gains are less than the amount of the distributions paid, the difference will be distributed from the Fund's assets and may constitute a return of the shareholder's capital. The Board of Directors may modify, terminate or suspend the managed distribution policy at any time. Any such modification, termination or suspension could have an adverse effect on the market price of the Fund's shares.

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