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 September 2022: MFS® Charter Income Trust MCR, MFS® Government Markets Income Trust MGF, MFS® Intermediate High-Income Fund CIF, MFS® Intermediate Income Trust MIN, MFS® Multimarket Income Trust MMT and MFS® Special Value Trust 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: September 2022
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.04743

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cumulative

distributions for the

fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of

the total

cumulative

distributions for

the fiscal year to

date

 

 

Current

distribution

% Breakdown

of current distribution

 

 

 

Net Investment Income

$ 0.00000

0%

$ 0.27015

53%

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

0.04743

100%

0.23957

47%

Total (per common share)

$ 0.04743

100%

$ 0.50972

100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 8-31-2022

 2.49%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 8-31-2022

 8.24%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 8-31-2022

 -11.20%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 8-31-2022

 7.38%

MFS Government Markets Income Trust
Distribution period: September 2022
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.02265

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cumulative

distributions for the

fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of

the total

cumulative

distributions for

the fiscal year to

date

 

 

Current

distribution

% Breakdown of

current distribution

 

 

 

Net Investment Income

$ 0.00476

21%

$ 0.05330

22%

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

0.01789

79%

0.18899

78%

Total (per common share)

$ 0.02265

100%

$ 0.24229

100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 8-31-2022

 0.62%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 8-31-2022

 7.39%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 8-31-2022

 -10.38%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 8-31-2022

 6.58%

MFS Intermediate High-Income Fund
Distribution period: September 2022
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.01541

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cumulative

distributions for the

fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of

the total

cumulative

distributions for

the fiscal year to

date

 

 

Current

distribution

% Breakdown of

current distribution

 

 

 

Net Investment Income

$ 0.00925

60%

$ 0.10391

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

0.00616

40%

0.06369

38%

Total (per common share)

$ 0.01541

100%

$ 0.16760

100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 8-31-2022

 1.03%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 8-31-2022

 9.94%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 8-31-2022

 -13.91%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 8-31-2022

 9.01%

MFS Intermediate Income Trust
Distribution period: September 2022
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.02242

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cumulative

distributions for the

fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of

the total

cumulative

distributions for

the fiscal year to

date

 

 

Current

distribution

% Breakdown of

current distribution

 

 

 

Net Investment Income

$ 0.00650

29%

$ 0.07141

27%

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

0.01592

71%

0.19307

73%

Total (per common share)

$ 0.02242

100%

$ 0.26448

100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 8-31-2022

 1.53%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 8-31-2022

 8.62%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 8-31-2022

 -7.54%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 8-31-2022

 8.48%

MFS Multimarket Income Trust
Distribution period: September 2022
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.03403

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cumulative

distributions for the

fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of

the total

cumulative

distributions for

the fiscal year to

date

 

 

Current

distribution

% Breakdown of

current distribution

 

 

 

Net Investment Income

$ 0.0000

0%

$ 0.28583

70%

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

0.03403

100%

0.12250

30%

Total (per common share)

$ 0.03403

100%

$ 0.40833

100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 8-31-2022

 2.53%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 8-31-2022

 8.23%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 8-31-2022

 -12.99%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 8-31-2022

 8.23%

MFS Special Value Trust
Distribution period: September 2022
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.03959

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

$ 0.01029

26%

$ 0.11612

25%

Net Realized ST Cap Gains

0.00000

0%

  0.00000

0%

Net Realized LT Cap Gains

0.00277

7%

  0.14864

32%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source

0.02653

67%

   0.19973

43%

Total (per common share)

$ 0.03959

100%

$ 0.46449

100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 8-31-2022

4.36%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as 8-31-2022

 10.40%

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 8-31-2022

 -10.40%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 8-31-2022

 10.16%

The above funds have adopted a managed distribution plan. Under a managed distribution plan, to the extent that sufficient investment income is not available monthly, the fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return of capital 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 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, 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.

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