Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. ("HIX") Sets New Rate and Announces Distributions for the Mon

Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. ("HIX") Sets New Rate and Announces Distributions for the Months of March, April and May 2013

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. (NYS: HIX) announced today monthly distributions of $0.0775per common share for March, April and May 2013. The Fund had previously paid a monthly distribution of $0.0800 per share.

The distribution schedule appears below:

Month   Ex-Date   Record Date   Payable Date   Amount   Type
March   03/13/2013   03/15/2013   03/22/2013   $0.0775   Income
April 04/17/2013

04/19/2013

04/26/2013 $0.0775 Income
May 05/22/2013 05/24/2013 05/31/2013 $0.0775 Income

The Fund has decreased its distributions to a level that better approximates the current level of net investment income generated by its investment portfolio. As the Fund reinvests principal and income, it reinvests at lower levels as yields remain at historic lows.

This press release is not for tax reporting purposes but is being provided to announce the amount of the Fund's distributions that have been declared by the Board of Directors. In early 2014, after definitive information is available, the Fund will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV, if applicable, specifying how the distributions paid by the Fund during the prior calendar year should be characterized for purposes of reporting the distributions on a shareholder's tax return (e.g., ordinary income, long-term capital gain or return of capital).

Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc., a diversified, closed-end management investment company, is managed by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc., and is sub-advised by Western Asset Management Company, an affiliate of the investment manager.

Contact the Fund at 1-888-777-0102 for additional information, or consult the Fund's web site at www.lmcef.com.

Data and commentary provided in this press release are for informational purposes only. Legg Mason and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Fund.



Legg Mason, Inc.
Media Contact:
Maria Rosati, 212-805-6036
mrosati@leggmason.com

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