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Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund Announces July 2016 Monthly Distribution of $0.1534 per Share

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (the “Fund”) (NYSE:BGH) announced its monthly dividend for July 2016 of $0.1534 per share, payable on August 1, 2016. Based on the Fund’s June 30, 2016 share price of $17.86 per share, the distribution represents an annualized yield of 10.31% per share. Based on current projections through the payable date, the Fund expects that this distribution will be comprised of net investment income.

Additionally, the Fund announced estimated monthly distributions of $0.1534 per share for August 2016 and September 2016. The distribution schedule appears below:

MonthEx-Date Record
Date
Payable
Date
Amount1
July07/19/2016 07/21/2016 08/01/2016 $0.1534
August08/19/2016 08/23/2016 09/01/2016 $0.1534
September09/20/2016 09/22/2016 10/03/2016 $0.1534

The Fund seeks to pay a distribution at a rate that reflects net investment income actually earned. A portion of each distribution may be treated as paid from sources other than net investment income, including but not limited to short-term capital gain, long-term capital gain or return of capital. The final determination of the source and tax characteristics of these distributions will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during its fiscal year and will be made after the Fund’s year end. The Fund will send to investors a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will define how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that is managed by Babson Capital Management LLC. The Fund invests primarily in short-duration, global high yield bonds with the objective of seeking as high a level of current income as Babson Capital determines is consistent with capital preservation, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation. The Fund expects to maintain a weighted average portfolio duration, including the effects of leverage, of 3 years or less.

1 Amounts represent estimates for August and September.

Cautionary Notice: Certain statements contained in this press release may be "forward looking" statements. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date in which they are made and which reflect management’s current estimates, projections, expectations or beliefs, and which are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These statements are subject to change at any time based upon economic, market or other conditions and may not be relied upon as investment advice or an indication of the fund's trading intent. References to specific securities are not recommendations of such securities, and may not be representative of the fund's current or future investments. We undertake no obligation to publicly update forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Because the Fund is newly organized, its shares have a limited history of public trading. Investors should read the Fund’s prospectus and consider carefully the risks, investment objectives, charges and expenses associated with an investment in the Fund’s common shares. For a copy of the prospectus, please contact your securities representative.

About Babson Capital Management

Babson Capital Management LLC is one of the world’s leading asset management firms, with over $231 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2016. Through proprietary research, analysis and a focus on investment fundamentals, the firm and its global affiliates develop products and strategies that leverage its broad expertise in global fixed income, structured products, middle market finance, commercial real estate, alternatives and equities. A member of the MassMutual Financial Group, Babson maintains a strong global footprint with operations on four continents and clients in over 20 countries. Learn more at www.babsoncapital.com


Contact: Brian Whelan, Babson Capital Management 704.805.7244 bwhelan@babsoncapital.com

Source:Babson Capital Management