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TCW Strategic Income Fund Announces Year End Distribution


TCW Strategic Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE:TSI) today announced a year-end
distribution of $0.147 per share payable to shareholders of record on
December 29, 2017, with the payable date of January 12, 2018. The
distribution includes $0.114 from net investment income and $0.033 from
long-term capital gain.

The distribution is based on a policy that was approved by the Board of
Directors in December 2013 which was to pay distributions out of the
Fund's accumulated net investment income and/or other sources subject to
the requirements of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and
Sub-chapter M of the Internal Revenue Code. The Directors will regularly
monitor conditions and circumstances relating to the distribution of
dividends and make such changes as they, in consultation with the Fund's
portfolio managers, deem appropriate. Distribution policy is a matter of
Board discretion and may be modified or terminated at any time without
prior notice.

TSI is a closed-end fund listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Fund
began operations in March 1987 and currently has net assets of
approximately $288 million.

About The TCW Group
TCW is a leading global asset management
firm with a broad range of products across fixed income, equities,
emerging markets and alternative investments. With more than four
decades of investment experience, TCW today manages over $200 billion in
client assets. Through the MetWest Funds, TCW Funds and TCW Alternative
Funds families, TCW manages one of the largest mutual fund complexes in
the U.S. TCW's clients include many of the world's largest corporate and
public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and
foundations, as well as financial advisors and high net worth
individuals. For more information, please visit

Various matters discussed in this news release constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities
laws. Actual results and the timing of certain events could differ
materially from those projected or contemplated by these forward-looking
statements due to a number of factors, including general economic
conditions, overall availability of certain types of securities for
investment by the Fund, the level of volatility in the securities
markets and in the share price of the Fund, and other risk factors
outlined in the Fund's SEC Filings.

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