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MFS Releases Closed-End Fund Income Distribution Sources for Certain Funds

BOSTON (May 29, 2015) – MFS Investment Management (MFS) released today the distribution income sources for seven of its closed-end funds for May 2015: MFS Charter Income Trust (NYSE: MCR), MFS Government Markets Income Trust (NYSE: MGF), MFS InterMarket Income Trust I (NYSE: CMK), MFS Intermediate High Income Fund (NYSE: CIF), MFS Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE: MIN), MFS Multimarket Income Trust (NYSE: MMT) and MFS Special Value Trust (NYSE: MFV). This information also can be obtained by visiting MFS.com by clicking on Products & Performance > Closed End Funds > Dividend Source Information.

 

MFS Charter Income Trust
Distribution period: May 2015
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.06721

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each December 1st.  All amounts are expressed per common share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of the total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

 

 

Current distribution

% Breakdown of current distribution

 

 

Net Investment Income

$  0.06721

100%

$ 0.35242

84%

Net Realized ST Cap Gains

  0.00000

0%

  0.06729

16%

Net Realized LT Cap Gains

0.00000

0%

  0.00000

0%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source

0.00000

0%

0.00000

0%

Total (per common share)

$  0.06721

100%

$ 0.41971

100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2015

7.71%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2015

8.02%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2015

2.77%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2015

4.17%

 

MFS Government Markets Income Trust
Distribution period: May 2015
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.03625

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each December 1st.  All amounts are expressed per common share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of the total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

 

 

Current distribution

% Breakdown of current distribution

 

 

Net Investment Income

$  0.01482

41%

$ 0.08453

39%

Net Realized ST Cap Gains

  0.00000

0%

  0.00000

0%

Net Realized LT Cap Gains

0.00000

0%

  0.00000

0%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source

0.02143

59%

0.13413

61%

Total (per common share)

$  0.03625

100%

$ 0.21866

100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2015

3.85%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2015

7.30%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2015

1.35%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2015

3.67%

 

 

 

MFS InterMarket Income Trust I
Distribution period: May 2015
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.05325

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each December 1st.  All amounts are expressed per common share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of the total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

 

 

Current distribution

% Breakdown of current distribution

 

 

Net Investment Income

$  0.02927

55%

$ 0.18743

80%

Net Realized ST Cap Gains

  0.00000

0%

  0.00000

0%

Net Realized LT Cap Gains

0.00000

0%

  0.00000

0%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source

0.02398

45%

0.04794

20%

Total (per common share)

$  0.05325

100%

$ 0.23537

100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2015

5.93%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2015

7.02%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2015

1.39%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2015

2.59%

MFS Intermediate High Income Fund
Distribution period: May 2015
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.02445

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each December 1st.  All amounts are expressed per common share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of the total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

 

 

Current distribution

% Breakdown of current distribution

 

 

Net Investment Income

$  0.01403

57%

$ 0.09809

84%

Net Realized ST Cap Gains

  0.00000

0%

  0.00000

0%

Net Realized LT Cap Gains

0.00000

0%

  0.00000

0%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source

0.01042

43%

0.01931

16%

Total (per common share)

$  0.02445

100%

$ 0.11740

100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2015

10.14%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2015

9.50%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2015

3.45%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2015

3.80%

 

MFS Intermediate Income Trust
Distribution period: May 2015
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.03760

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each November 1st.  All amounts are expressed per common share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of the total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

 

 

Current distribution

% Breakdown of current distribution

 

 

Net Investment Income

$ 0.00967

26%

$ 0.07114

27%

Net Realized ST Cap Gains

    0.00000

0%

  0.00000

0%

Net Realized LT Cap Gains

  0.00000

0%

  0.00000

0%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source

0.02793

74%

0.19550

73%

Total (per common share)

$  0.03760

100%

$ 0.26664

100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2015

3.83%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2015

8.55%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2015

1.26%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2015

5.05%

 

MFS Multimarket Income Trust
Distribution period: May 2015
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.04831

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each November 1st.  All amounts are expressed per common share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of the total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

 

 

Current distribution

% Breakdown of current distribution

 

 

Net Investment Income

$ 0.04295

89%

$ 0.23324

69%

Net Realized ST Cap Gains

  0.00536

11%

  0.02715

8%

Net Realized LT Cap Gains

0.00000

0%

  0.07689

23%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source

0.00000

0%

0.00000

0%

Total (per common share)

$  0.04831

100%

$ 0.33728

100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2015

8.11%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2015

8.02%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2015

2.32%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2015

4.67%

 

MFS Special Value Trust
Distribution period: May 2015
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.05529

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each November 1st.  All amounts are expressed per common share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of the total cumulative distributions for the fiscal year to date

 

 

Current distribution

% Breakdown of current distribution

 

 

Net Investment Income

$ 0.02162

39%

$ 0.14698

38%

Net Realized ST Cap Gains

   0.00000

0%

  0.00000

0%

Net Realized LT Cap Gains

 0.00000

0%

  0.00000

0%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source

0.03367

61%

0.24170

62%

Total (per common share)

$  0.05529

100%

$ 0.38868

100%

                 

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2015

8.21%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2015

10.05%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2015

2.23%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2015

5.89%

 

The above funds have adopted a managed distribution plan. Under a managed distribution plan, to the extent that sufficient investment income is not available on a monthly basis, the fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return of capital in order to maintain its managed distribution level. Investors should not draw any conclusions about the fund’s investment performance from the amount of the fund’s distributions or from the terms of the fund’s managed distribution plan.

The Board of the fund may amend the terms of the plan or terminate the plan at any time without prior notice to the fund's shareholders. The amendment or termination of a plan could have an adverse effect on the market price of the fund’s common shares. The plan will be subject to periodic review by the Board. With each distribution that does not consist solely of net investment income, the fund will issue a notice to shareholders and an accompanying press release which will provide detailed information regarding the amount and estimated composition of the distribution and other related information.

The amounts and sources of distributions reported above are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the fund’s investment experience during its full fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The fund will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell them how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. The fund may at times distribute more than its net investment income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of the distribution may result in a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that shareholders invested in the fund is paid back to them. A return of capital does not necessarily reflect a fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income’. Any such returns of capital will decrease the fund's total assets and, therefore, could have the effect of increasing the fund's expense ratio. In addition, in order to make the level of distributions called for under its plan, the fund may have to sell portfolio securities at a less than opportune time.

About MFS Investment Management
Established in 1924, MFS is an active, global asset manager with investment offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto. We employ a uniquely collaborative approach to build better insights for our clients. Our investment approach has three core elements: integrated research, global collaboration and active risk management. As of April 30, 2015, MFS manages US$449.3 billion in assets on behalf of individual and institutional investors worldwide.

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