WIA and WIW Announce December 2014 and January 2015 Closed-End Fund Distributions

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Securities & Income Fund ("WIA") and Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund ("WIW"), (collectively, the "Funds" and each, a "Fund") announce distributions for December 2014 and January 2015.

The following dates apply to the WIA and WIW December 2014 distributions:
Record Date December 15, 2014
Ex-Dividend Date December 11, 2014
Payable Date December 31, 2014
The following dates apply to the WIA and WIW January 2015 distributions:
Record Date December 31, 2014
Ex-Dividend Date December 29, 2014
Payable Date January 30, 2015
December 2014 & January 2015 Distributions
Change from
NYSE Distribution Previous
Ticker Closed-End Fund Name Per Share Distribution Frequency
WIA Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Securities & Income Fund $0.032 Monthly
WIW Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund $0.0335 Monthly

Past performance is not indicative of future performance.As of this announcement, the sources of each fund distribution are estimates. Distributions may be paid from sources of income other than ordinary income, such as short term capital gains, long term capital gains or return of capital. If a distribution consists of something other than ordinary income, a Section 19(a) notice detailing the anticipated source(s) of the distribution will be made available. The Section 19(a) notice will be posted to the Fund's website and to the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation so that brokers can distribute such notices to Shareholders of the Fund. Section 19(a) notices are provided for informational purposes only and not for tax reporting purposes. The final determination of the source and tax characteristics of all distributions in 2014 and 2015 will be made after the end of each respective year. This information is not legal or tax advice. Consult a professional regarding your specific legal or tax matters.

About Western Asset Management

Western Asset Management Company, founded in 1971, is one of the world's premier fixed-income managers, with nine offices around the globe. Focused on fixed-income, Western Asset's client base includes several of the largest companies in the world as well as numerous public entities, healthcare organizations, foundations and public pension plans. Western Asset's objective is to provide fixed-income clients with value-oriented portfolios that are managed for the long term. Western Asset believes significant inefficiencies exist in the fixed-income markets and by combining traditional analysis with innovative technology, the firm attempts to add value by exploiting these inefficiencies across eligible sectors. For the Funds, Western Asset intends to employ proprietary risk management techniques that were developed specifically to enhance other leveraged funds.

About Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management division of Guggenheim Partners, LLC ("Guggenheim"), which consists of investment managers with approximately $194.2 billion in combined total assets*. Collectively, Guggenheim Investments has a long, distinguished history of serving institutional investors, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, family offices and financial intermediaries. Guggenheim Investments offers clients a wide range of differentiated capabilities built on a proven commitment to investment excellence. Guggenheim Investments has offices in Chicago, New York City and Santa Monica, along with a global network of offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Guggenheim Investments is comprised of several investment management entities within Guggenheim, which includes Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC and Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC (together, "Guggenheim Funds"). Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC serves as Investment Adviser for WIW. Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC serves as Servicing Agent for WIA. The Investment Adviser for WIA is Western Asset Management Company.

* Guggenheim Investments total asset figure is as of September 30, 2014. The assets include leverage of $12.14bn for assets under management and $0.465bn for assets for which we provide administrative services. Guggenheim Investments represents the following affiliated investment management businesses: Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, Guggenheim Aviation, Guggenheim Real Estate, LLC, Transparent Value Advisors, LLC, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited and Guggenheim Partners India Management.

This information does not represent an offer to sell securities of the Funds and it is not soliciting an offer to buy securities of the Funds. There can be no assurance that the Funds will achieve their investment objectives. Investments in the Funds involve operating expenses and fees. The net asset value of the Funds will fluctuate with the value of the underlying securities. It is important to note that closed-end funds trade on their market value, not net asset value, and closed-end funds often trade at a discount to their net asset value. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. An investment in closed-end funds is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire amount that you invest. Some general risks and considerations associated with investing in a closed-end fund include: Investment and Market Risk; Lower Grade Securities Risk; Equity Securities Risk; Foreign Securities Risk; Interest Rate Risk; Illiquidity Risk; Derivative Risk; Management Risk; Anti-Takeover Provisions; Market Disruption Risk and Leverage Risk. See www.guggenheiminvestments.com/WIA and www.guggenheiminvestments.com/WIW for a detailed discussion of fund-specific risks.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of any investment before they invest. For this and more information visit www.guggenheiminvestments.com or contact a securities representative or Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC 227 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606, 800-345-7999.

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CONTACT: Analyst Inquiries William T. Korver cefs@guggenheimfunds.comSource: Guggenheim Investments Illinois