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REAVES UTILITY INCOME FUND SECTION 19(a) NOTICE

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DENVER, Oct. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 30, 2020, the Reaves Utility Income Fund (NYSE:UTG) (the "Fund"), a closed-end sector fund, paid a monthly distribution on its common stock of $0.18 per share to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 20, 2020.

The following table sets forth the estimated amount of the sources of distribution for purposes of Section 19 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the related rules adopted thereunder. In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Fund estimates the following percentages, of the total distribution amount per share, attributable to (i) current and prior fiscal year net investment income, (ii) net realized short-term capital gain, (iii) net realized long-term capital gain and (iv) return of capital or other capital source as a percentage of the total distribution amount. These percentages are disclosed for the current distribution as well as the fiscal year-to-date cumulative distribution amount per share for the Fund.

Current Distribution from:




Per Share ($)

%

Net Investment Income

0.09041

50.23%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gain

0.00000

0.00%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gain

0.08959

49.77%

Return of Capital or other Capital Source

0.00000

0.00%

Total (per common share)

0.18000

100.00%




Fiscal Year-to-Date Cumulative



Distributions from:




Per Share ($)

%

Net Investment Income

0.74320

34.41%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gain

0.00000

0.00%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gain

1.23680

57.26%

Return of Capital or other Capital Source

0.18000

8.33%

 Total (per common share)

2.16000

100.00%

The timing and character of distributions for federal income tax purposes are determined in accordance with income tax regulations which may differ from GAAP. As such, all or a portion of this distribution may be reportable as taxable income on your 2020 federal income tax return. The final tax character of any distribution declared in 2020 will be determined in January 2021 and reported to you on IRS Form 1099-DIV.

The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this 19(a) Notice are only estimates and not 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 Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, 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.'

Presented below are return figures, based on the change in the Fund's Net Asset Value per share ("NAV"), compared to the annualized distribution rate for this current distribution as a percentage of the NAV on the last day of the month prior to distribution record date.

Fund Performance & Distribution Information

Fiscal Year to Date (11/01/2019 through 9/30/2020)

Annualized Distribution Rate as a Percentage of NAV^

6.99%

Cumulative Distribution Rate on NAV^

6.99%

Cumulative Total Return on NAV*

-10.01%



Average Annual Total Return on NAV for the 5 Year Period Ended 9/30/2020**

8.67%



^ Based on the Fund's NAV as of September 30, 2020.

*Cumulative fiscal year-to-date return is based on the change in NAV including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of these distributions for the period November 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. 

**The 5 year average annual total return is based on change in NAV including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of these distributions and is through the last business day of the month prior to the month of the current distribution record date.

While the NAV performance may be indicative of the Fund's investment performance, it does not measure the value of a shareholder's investment in the Fund. The value of a shareholder's investment in the Fund is determined by the Fund's market price, which is based on the supply and demand for the Fund's shares in the open market. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Shareholders 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 Managed Distribution Plan.

Furthermore, the Board of Trustees reviews the amount of any potential distribution and the income, capital gain or capital available. The Board of Trustees will continue to monitor the Fund's distribution level, taking into consideration the Fund's net asset value and the financial market environment. The Fund's distribution policy is subject to modification by the Board of Trustees at any time. The distribution rate should not be considered the dividend yield or total return on an investment in the Fund.

ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., FINRA Member Firm.

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