MFS Announces Closed-End Fund Distributions
by Business Wire
MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) announced today monthly distributions of the following closed-end funds, all with declaration dates of October 1, 2010, ex-dividend dates of October 12, 2010, record dates of October 14, 2010, and payable dates of October 29, 2010:
MFS® California Municipal
MFS® Charter Income
MFS® Government Markets Income
MFS® High Income Municipal
MFS® High Yield Municipal
MFS® Intermarket Income
MFS® Intermediate High Income
MFS® Intermediate Income
MFS® Investment Grade Municipal
MFS® Multi Market Income
MFS® Municipal Income
MFS® Special Value
*Distribution from "Other Sources" may contain sources of income other than ordinary income, such as short term capital gains, long term capital gains, or return of capital, which can not be determined until the close of the fund's fiscal year end. Distributions that are treated for federal income tax purposes as a return of capital will reduce a shareholder‘s tax basis in his or her shares and, to the extent the distribution exceeds a shareholder‘s adjusted tax basis, will be treated as a gain to the shareholder from a sale of shares. Please see the fund's most recent dividend source information available from payable date at MFS.com for the breakdown of the distribution.
**Effective today, MFS California Insured Municipal Fund's name has changed to MFS California Municipal Fund. The Fund is no longer required to have at least 80% of its net assets invested in municipal instruments covered by insurance. The Fund's Board of Trustees approved these changes in June 2010.
Investors who want to make changes to their accounts should contact their financial advisor, brokerage firm, or other nominee with whom the shares are registered. If shares are registered with the funds’ transfer agent, Computershare, the transfer agent may be contacted directly at 800-637-2304, or www.computershare.com.
MFS manages $189.8 billion in assets on behalf of individual and institutional investors worldwide as of August 31, 2010. The company traces its origins to 1924 and the creation of America’s first mutual fund.
The Trusts are closed-end investment products. Shares of the Trusts are only available for purchase/sale, at the current market price, on the NYSE, with the exception of the MFS California Insured Municipal Fund which is available for purchase only on the American Stock Exchange. Shares may trade at a discount to NAV.
MFS Investment Management
500 Boylston St., Boston, MA02116