Putnam Announces Distribution Rates for Closed-End Funds

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/07/12 -- The Trustees of The Putnam Funds have announced the following distributions.

                                                   EX        RECORD  PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS                        DATE      DATE    DATE
                                                   --------- ------- -------

Putnam High Income Securities Fund (NYSE: PCF)
 (CUSIP: 746779-10-7)
$0.0439 per share investment income                8/22/2012 8/24/12 9/4/12

Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE: PIM)
 (CUSIP: 746909-10-0)
$0.0260 per share investment income                8/22/2012 8/24/12 9/4/12

Putnam Premier Income Trust (NYSE: PPT) (CUSIP:
 746853-10-0)
$0.0300 per share investment income                8/22/2012 8/24/12 9/4/12

Putnam Managed Municipal Income Trust (NYSE: PMM)
 (CUSIP: 746-823-10-3)
$0.0389 per share investment income                8/22/2012 8/24/12 9/4/12

Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE: PMO)
 (CUSIP: 746922-10-3)
$0.0663 per share investment income                8/22/2012 8/24/12 9/4/12

SECTION 19 DISCLOSURE

Master Intermediate Income Trust
Putnam estimates that $.0232 per share of Master Intermediate Income Trust's dividend is paid from accumulated net investment income and $.0028 per share represents a return of capital. These estimates and the sources of the fund's dividends and distributions are determined in accordance with accounting principles applicable to the fund. These principles may vary from those applicable to the characterization of distributions under federal tax law and, accordingly, federal tax law treatment will likely vary from the estimated characterization above. In addition, the sources of dividends are estimated at the time of declaration. Actual results will vary from these estimates. A non-taxable return of capital, if any, cannot be determined until after the end of the fund's fiscal year. In January 2013, you will receive final information as to the Federal tax status of this and other distributions from the fund in the preceding calendar year.

Municipal Opportunities Trust
Putnam estimates that $.0618 per share of Municipal Opportunities Trust's dividend is paid from accumulated net investment income and $.0045 per share represents a non-taxable return of capital. These estimates and the sources of the fund's dividends and distributions are determined in accordance with accounting principles applicable to the fund. These principles may vary from those applicable to the characterization of distributions under federal tax law and, accordingly, federal tax law treatment will likely vary from the estimated characterization above. In addition, the sources of dividends are estimated at the time of declaration. Actual results will vary from these estimates. A non-taxable return of capital, if any, cannot be determined until after the end of the fund's fiscal year. In January 2013, you will receive final information as to the Federal tax status of this and other distributions from the fund in the preceding calendar year.

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