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Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Closed-End Funds

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/13 -- The Trustees of The Putnam Funds have the following fund distributions.


                                                  EX       RECORD   PAYMENT
                                                  -------- -------- --------
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS                       DATE     DATE     DATE
------------------------------------------------- -------- -------- --------

Putnam High Income Securities Fund (NYSE: PCF)
 (CUSIP: 746779-10-7)
$0.0390 per share investment income               02/20/13 2/22/13  3/1/13

Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust
 (NYSE: PIM) (CUSIP: 746909-10-0)
$0.0260 per share investment income               02/20/13 2/22/13  3/1/13

Putnam Managed Municipal Income Trust (NYSE: PMM)
 (CUSIP: 746-823-10-3)
$0.0389 per share investment income               02/20/13 2/22/13  3/1/13

Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE: PMO)
 (CUSIP: 746922-10-3)
$0.0559 per share investment income               02/20/13 2/22/13  3/1/13

Putnam Premier Income Trust (NYSE: PPT) (CUSIP:
 746853-10-0)
$0.0260 per share investment income               02/20/13 2/22/13  3/1/13

Section 19 Disclosure

Managed Municipal Income Trust
Putnam estimates that $0.0383 per share of Managed Municipal Income Trust's dividend is paid from accumulated net investment income, and $0.0006 per represents a nontaxable a return of capital. These estimates and the sources of the fund's dividends and distributions are determined in accordance with accounting principles applicable to the fund. These principles may vary from those applicable to the characterization of distributions under federal tax law and, accordingly, federal tax law treatment will likely vary from the estimated characterization above. In addition, the sources of dividends are estimated at the time of declaration. Actual results will vary from these estimates. A non-taxable return of capital, if any, cannot be determined until after the end of the fund's fiscal year. In January 2014, you will receive final information as to the federal tax status of this and other distributions from the fund in the preceding calendar year.

Master Intermediate Income Trust
Putnam estimates that $0.0249 per share of Master Intermediate Income Trust's dividend is paid from accumulated net investment income, and $0.0011 per represents a return of capital. These estimates and the sources of the fund's dividends and distributions are determined in accordance with accounting principles applicable to the fund. These principles may vary from those applicable to the characterization of distributions under federal tax law and, accordingly, federal tax law treatment will likely vary from the estimated characterization above. In addition, the sources of dividends are estimated at the time of declaration. Actual results will vary from these estimates. A non-taxable return of capital, if any, cannot be determined until after the end of the fund's fiscal year. In January 2014, you will receive final information as to the federal tax status of this and other distributions from the fund in the preceding calendar year.

Premier Income Trust
Putnam estimates that $0.0253 per share of Premier Income Trust's dividend is paid from accumulated net investment income, and $0.0007 per represents a return of capital. These estimates and the sources of the fund's dividends and distributions are determined in accordance with accounting principles applicable to the fund. These principles may vary from those applicable to the characterization of distributions under federal tax law and, accordingly, federal tax law treatment will likely vary from the estimated characterization above. In addition, the sources of dividends are estimated at the time of declaration. Actual results will vary from these estimates. A non-taxable return of capital, if any, cannot be determined until after the end of the fund's fiscal year. In January 2014, you will receive final information as to the federal tax status of this and other distributions from the fund in the preceding calendar year.

Putnam Shareholders Contact:
1-800-225-1581


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