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

MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) released today the distribution income sources for six of its closed-end funds for May 2021: MFS® Charter Income Trust (NYSE:MCR), MFS® Government Markets Income Trust (NYSE:MGF), 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 & Strategies > Closed End Funds > Dividend Source Information.

MFS Charter Income Trust
Distribution period: May 2021
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.05786

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.

 

Current
distribution

 

% Breakdown of
current distribution

 

Total cumulative
distributions for the
fiscal year to date

 

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

Net Investment Income

 

$ 0.00000

0%

$ 0.22555

64%

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

 

0.05786

100%

0.12687

36%

Total (per common share)

 

$ 0.05786

100%

$ 0.35242

100%

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2021

7.65%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2021

8.00%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2021

0.78%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2021

4.06%

MFS Government Markets Income Trust
Distribution period: May 2021
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.02728

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.

 

Current
distribution

 

% Breakdown of
current distribution

 

Total cumulative
distributions for the
fiscal year to date

 

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

Net Investment Income

 

$ 0.00846

31%

$ 0.04878

29%

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

 

0.01882

69%

0.11941

71%

Total (per common share)

 

$ 0.02728

100%

$ 0.16819

100%

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2021

3.14%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2021

7.26%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2021

-2.02%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2021

3.73%

MFS Intermediate High Income Fund
Distribution period: May 2021
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.01940

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.

 

Current
distribution

 

% Breakdown of
current distribution

 

Total cumulative
distributions for the
fiscal year to date

 

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

Net Investment Income

 

$ 0.01183

61%

$ 0.07259

62%

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

 

0.00757

39%

0.04449

38%

Total (per common share)

 

$ 0.01940

100%

$ 0.11708

100%

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2021

 

7.98%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2021

 

9.50%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2021

 

3.14%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2021

 

4.78%

MFS Intermediate Income Trust
Distribution period: May 2021
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.02693

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.

 

Current
distribution

 

% Breakdown of
current distribution

 

Total cumulative
distributions for the
fiscal year to date

 

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

Net Investment Income

 

$ 0.00727

27%

$ 0.05224

27%

Net Realized ST Cap Gains

 

0.00054

2%

0.00967

5%

Net Realized LT Cap Gains

 

0.00835

31%

0.01935

10%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source

 

0.01077

40%

0.11221

58%

Total (per common share)

 

$ 0.02693

100%

$ 0.19347

100%

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2021

3.88%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2021

8.50%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2021

0.53%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2021

5.09%

MFS Multimarket Income Trust
Distribution period: May 2021
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.04186

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.

 

Current
distribution

 

% Breakdown of
current distribution

 

Total cumulative
distributions for the
fiscal year to date

 

% Breakdown
of the total
cumulative
distributions for the

fiscal year to date

Net Investment Income

 

$ 0.00335

8%

$ 0.18630

63%

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

 

0.03851

92%

0.10942

37%

Total (per common share)

 

$ 0.04186

100%

$ 0.29572

100%

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2021

7.82%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2021

8.00%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2021

5.68%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2021

4.71%

MFS Special Value Trust
Distribution period: May 2021
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.04619

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.

 

Current
distribution

 

% Breakdown of
current distribution

 

Total cumulative
distributions for the
fiscal year to date

 

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

Net Investment Income 

$0.01

28%

$0.09

27%

Net Realized ST Cap Gains 

0.00185

4%

0.01265

4%

Net Realized LT Cap Gains 

0.01432

31%

0.07275

23%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source 

0.01709

37%

0.1455

46%

Total (per common share) 

$0.05

100%

$0.32

100%

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2021 

9.22%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as 4-30-2021

 

9.93%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2021

 

13.56%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2021

 

5.67%

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
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