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Guggenheim Investments Announces September 2017 Closed-End Fund Distributions

NEW YORK, Sept. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Investments today announced that certain closed-end funds have declared their distributions. The table below summarizes the distribution schedule for each closed-end fund (collectively, the “Funds” and each, a “Fund”).

The following dates apply to the distributions:

Record Date September 15, 2017
Ex-Dividend Date September 14, 2017
Payable Date September 29, 2017


Distribution Schedule
NYSE
Ticker
Closed-End Fund Name Distribution
Per Share
Change from Previous
Distribution
Frequency
AGC Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund II $0.0471 Monthly
AVK Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund $0.11401$0.0002Monthly
GBAB Guggenheim Taxable Municipal Managed Duration Trust $0.12573 Monthly
GGM Guggenheim Credit Allocation Fund $0.1813 Monthly
GOF Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund $0.1821 Monthly
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund $0.241,2 Quarterly
WIA Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Securities & Income Fund $0.0345 Monthly
WIW Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund $0.0360 Monthly

1 A portion of this distribution is estimated to be a return of capital rather than income. Final determination of the character of distributions will be made at year-end. The Section 19(a) notice referenced below provides more information and can be found at www.guggenheiminvestments.com.

2 Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund (“GPM”) adopted a managed distribution policy (the “Distribution Policy”) effective with the June 30, 2017 distribution. Under the terms of the Distribution Policy, GPM will pay a quarterly distribution in a fixed amount until such amount is modified by the Board of Trustees. If sufficient net investment income is not available, the distribution will be supplemented by capital gains and, to the extent necessary, return of capital.

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of GPM’s 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. All amounts are expressed per common share.

Estimated
Amounts of
the
Current
Quarterly
Distribution ($)
Estimated
% Breakdown of
the Current
Quarterly
Distribution
Estimated
Amounts of the
Total Cumulative
Distributions for
the Fiscal Year to
Date ($)
Estimated
% Breakdown of
the Total
Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year to Date
Net Investment Income -- --
Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains -- --
Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains -- $0.232132.24%
Return of Capital$0.2400100.00%$0.487967.76%
Total Distribution$0.2400100.00%$0.7200100.00%

If the Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in the Fund is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with “yield” or “income”.

The amounts and sources of distributions reported 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 the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

The following table provides GPM’s total return performance based on net asset value (NAV) over various time periods compared to GPM’s annualized and cumulative distribution rates.

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the period since inception (August 25, 2005) to August 31, 20173.73%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of August 31, 201711.03%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through August 31, 201710.07%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of August 31, 20178.28%

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be lower or higher than the figures shown. Total returns in relation to NAV reflect the Fund's total annual expenses.

You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the Fund’s Distribution Policy.

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. Unless otherwise noted, the distributions above are not anticipated to include a 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 a 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 2016 will be made after the end of the year. This information is not legal or tax advice. Consult a professional regarding your specific legal or tax matters.

About Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, LLC (“Guggenheim”), with $237 billion* in total assets across fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Our 275+ investment professionals perform rigorous research to understand market trends and identify undervalued opportunities in areas that are often complex and underfollowed. This approach to investment management has enabled us to deliver innovative strategies providing diversification opportunities and attractive long-term results.

Guggenheim Investments includes Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC (“GFIA”), Guggenheim Partners Investment Management (“GPIM”), Security Investors, LLC (“SI”), and Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC (the servicing agent for certain of the funds). GFIA serves as Investment Adviser for AGC, GBAB, GGM, GOF, and GPM. GPIM serves as Investment Sub-Adviser for GBAB, GGM, GOF, and GPM. SI serves as Investment Adviser for WIW. The Investment Advisers for AVK and WIA are Advent Capital Management, LLC and Western Asset Management Company, respectively, and are not affiliated with Guggenheim.

*Guggenheim Investments total asset figure is as of 06.30.2017. The assets include leverage of $11.3bn for assets under management and $0.4bn for assets for which we provide administrative services. Guggenheim Investments represents the following affiliated investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners, LLC: Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, Guggenheim Real Estate, 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 may 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/cef 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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Source: Guggenheim Investments