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Franklin Templeton Fund Adviser, LLC Announces Distributions for Certain Closed End Funds Pursuant to their Managed Distribution Policy for the Months of March, April and May 2024

NEW YORK, February 20, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Franklin Templeton Fund Adviser, LLC announced today that certain closed end funds have declared distributions pursuant to their managed distribution policy for the months of March, April and May 2024.

The following dates apply to the distribution schedule below:

Month

Record Date

Ex-Dividend Date

Payable Date

March

3/21/2024

3/20/2024

4/1/2024

April

4/23/2024

4/22/2024

5/1/2024

May

5/23/2024

5/22/2024

6/3/2024

Ticker

Fund Name

Month

Amount

Change from
Previous
Distribution

BWG

BrandywineGLOBAL - Global Income Opportunities Fund Inc. (a)

March

$0.08000

-

April

$0.08000

May

$0.08000

SCD

LMP Capital and Income Fund Inc.(a)

March

$0.11300

-

April

$0.11300

May

$0.11300

EMD

Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund Inc. (a)

March

$0.08450

-

April

$0.08450

May

$0.08450

(a) Please see table below for each Fund’s estimated source of distributions.

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Under the terms of each Fund’s managed distribution policy, each Fund seeks to maintain a consistent distribution level derived from the income and capital gains generated from the Fund’s investment portfolio. To the extent that sufficient distributable income is not available on a monthly basis, each Fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return of capital in order to maintain its managed distribution rate. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that was invested in the Fund is paid back to shareholders. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with "yield" or "income". Even though the Fund may realize current year capital gains, such gains may be offset, in whole or in part, by the Fund’s capital loss carryovers from prior years. 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.

Based on the Funds’ tax accounting records, which also factor in currency fluctuations, each Fund’s estimated source of cumulative fiscal year-to-date distributions is presented in the table below:

Fund

Fiscal
Year End

Income

Short-Term
Capital Gains

Long-Term
Capital Gains

Return of
Capital

BWG

Oct 31

90.78%

-

-

9.22%

(a)

SCD

Nov 30

31.00%

-

-

69.00%

(a)

EMD

Dec 31

100.00%

-

-

-

(a)

(a) Sources of cumulative fiscal year-to-date distributions are estimated through May 31, 2024.

The updated estimated components of the distributions announced today will be provided to shareholders of record in a separate notice when the distributions are paid.

Shareholders should not draw any conclusions about each Fund’s investment performance from the amount of these distributions or from the terms of each Fund’s managed distribution policy. The amounts and sources of each Fund’s distributions to be reported will be estimates and will not be provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon each Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. Each Fund will send a Form 1099-DIV to shareholders for the calendar year that will describe how to report the Fund’s distributions for federal income tax purposes.

Franklin Templeton Fund Adviser, LLC (formerly known as Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC) is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. ("Franklin Resources").

For more information about the Funds, please call 1-888-777-0102 or consult the Funds’ website at www.franklintempleton.com/investments/options/closed-end-funds. Hard copies of the Funds’ complete audited financial statements are available free of charge upon request.

Data and commentary provided in this press release are for informational purposes only. Franklin Resources and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Funds.

The Funds’ common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Similar to stocks, Fund share price will fluctuate with market conditions and, at the time of sale, may be worth more or less than the original investment. Shares of closed-end funds often trade at a discount to their net asset value, and can increase an investor’s risk of loss. All investments are subject to risk, including the risk of loss.

INVESTMENT PRODUCTS: NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Category: Distribution Related

Source: Franklin Resources, Inc.

Source: Legg Mason Closed End Funds

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Contacts

Investor Contact: Fund Investor Services 1-888-777-0102