U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc. Announces Financial Positions for Closed-End Funds

U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc. today announced the financial positions for the following closed-end funds for the month ended December 31, 2010.

Net investment income and distribution information for the month ended December 31, 2010:

Fund  Symbol 

Monthly
Common
Stock

Distributions (a)

 

Monthly
Preferred
Stock
Distributions (b)

  Net

Investment

Income/

Share (c)

 

Accumulated

Undistributed

(Distributions in
Excess of)
Net Investment

Income/

Share (d)

American Strategic Income Portfolio   ASP   $0.1090 (e) N/A   $0.0693   $(0.4761 )
American Strategic Income Portfolio II BSP $0.1050 (f) N/A $0.0502 $(0.7429 )
American Strategic Income Portfolio III CSP $0.0980 (g) N/A $0.0405 $(0.8268 )
American Select Portfolio SLA $0.1160 (h) N/A $0.0672 $(0.6711 )
American Income Fund MRF $0.0575 N/A $0.0530 $(0.0042 )
American Municipal Income Portfolio XAA $0.0800 $0.0028 $0.0816 $0.1063
Minnesota Municipal Income Portfolio MXA $0.0725 $0.0028 $0.0758 $0.1046
Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II MXN $0.0700 $0.0033 $0.0746 $0.0869

N/A = Not Applicable

Financial positions for the month ended December 31, 2010:

Fund  Symbol 

Total Assets
(000)

  Net Assets (i)

(000)

  NAV (1) per

Common Share

American Strategic Income Portfolio   ASP   $70,979   $54,731   $12.93
American Strategic Income Portfolio II BSP $244,955 $168,175 $10.52
American Strategic Income Portfolio III CSP $269,699 $185,172 $8.67
American Select Portfolio SLA $183,781 $125,647 $11.78
American Income Fund MRF $113,095 $79,682 $8.42
American Municipal Income Portfolio XAA $120,877 $76,817 $13.34
Minnesota Municipal Income Portfolio MXA $87,816 $56,328 $13.58
Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II MXN $33,231 $20,069 $13.63

Financial positions for the month ended December 31, 2009:

Fund  Symbol 

Total Assets
(000)

  Net Assets (i)

(000)

  NAV (1) per

Common Share

American Strategic Income Portfolio   ASP   $70,980   $53,352   $12.61
American Strategic Income Portfolio II BSP $247,147 $177,733 $11.12
American Strategic Income Portfolio III CSP $303,495 $213,773 $10.01
American Select Portfolio SLA $183,581 $129,292 $12.13
American Income Fund MRF $113,502 $73,521 $7.78
American Municipal Income Portfolio XAA $122,548 $78,477 $13.63
Minnesota Municipal Income Portfolio MXA $89,699 $58,192 $14.03
Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II MXN $33,777 $20,601 $13.99

Financial positions for the month ended December 31, 2008:

Fund  Symbol 

Total Assets
(000)

  Net Assets (i)

(000)

  NAV (1) per

Common Share

American Strategic Income Portfolio   ASP   $59,105   $46,197   $10.92
American Strategic Income Portfolio II BSP $228,968 $171,648 $10.74
American Strategic Income Portfolio III CSP $300,957 $231,863 $10.86
American Select Portfolio SLA $167,556 $125,021 $11.73
American Income Fund MRF $85,864 $59,514 $6.29
American Municipal Income Portfolio XAA $105,206 $59,456 $10.33
Minnesota Municipal Income Portfolio MXA $76,670 $45,485 $10.97
Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II MXN $29,169 $16,114 $10.94

(1) NAVs are priced as of the close of business on the month-end and year as indicated above.

(a) These distributions were declared on November 19, 2010, had an ex-dividend date of December 1, 2010, and were paid on December 15, 2010, to shareholders of record on December 3, 2010.

(b) Calculated by dividing preferred distributions paid during the month by the number of common shares outstanding.

(c) Based on a three-month average.

(d) Accumulated undistributed (distributions in excess of) net investment income is reflected in a fund's net asset value. Any reduction of this amount will reduce net asset value penny-for-penny.

(e) The distribution includes an estimated $0.0579 from net investment income and $0.0511 return of capital.

(f) The distribution includes an estimated $0.0431 from net investment income and $0.0619 return of capital.

(g) The distribution includes an estimated $0.0334 from net investment income and $0.0646 return of capital.

(h) The distribution includes an estimated $0.0614 from net investment income and $0.0546 return of capital.

(i) The difference between net assets and total assets for XAA, MXA, and MXN is primarily due to the issuance of preferred stock; net assets reflect common stock only. For ASP, BSP, CSP, SLA, and MRF, the difference is primarily due to the funds' use of borrowings.

The aforementioned financial data is unaudited. It has, however, been obtained from sources deemed reliable.

ASP, BSP, CSP and SLA distributions were declared pursuant to a level distribution policy adopted by the Board of Directors. Under this policy, ASP, BSP, CSP and SLA currently anticipate paying fixed monthly distributions to shareholders in the amounts set forth in the table above. It is expected that distributions under the level distribution policy will consist primarily of net investment income and a return of capital to shareholders, although the exact tax characteristics of the funds’ distributions in any fiscal year will not be known until after the end of that fiscal year. A return of capital represents a return of a shareholder’s original investment in a fund’s shares, and should not be confused with a dividend yield. The level distribution policy is subject to suspension, revision or termination at any time without notice to shareholders. The distributions are payable in cash or, pursuant to the funds’ dividend reinvestment plans, reinvested in additional shares of the funds’ common stock. Under each fund’s plan, fund shares will be purchased on the open market when the price of the fund’s shares on the New York Stock Exchange plus per share fees is less than a 5% premium over the fund’s most recently calculated net asset value per share. If, at the close of business on the dividend payment date, the shares purchased in the open market are insufficient to satisfy the dividend reinvestment requirement, payment of the dividend, or the remaining portion, will be accepted in authorized but unissued shares of the fund. These shares will be issued at a per-share price equal to the higher of (a) the net asset value per share as of the close of business on the payment date or (b) 95% of the closing market price per share on the payment date.

MRF distributions are payable in cash or, pursuant to the fund’s dividend reinvestment plan, reinvested in additional shares of the fund’s common stock. If you participate in the plan, you will receive the equivalent in shares of the fund as follows: (1) if the market price of the shares on the payment date of the dividend or distribution is equal to or exceeds the fund’s net asset value, participants will be issued fund shares at the higher of net asset value or 95% of the market price; or (2) if the market price is lower than net asset value, the plan agent will receive the dividend or capital gain distributions in cash and apply them to buy fund shares on your behalf in the open market, on the New York Stock Exchange or elsewhere, for your account. If the market price exceeds the net asset value of the fund’s shares before the plan agent has completed its purchases, the average per-share purchase price paid by the plan agent may exceed the net asset value of the fund’s shares. This would result in the acquisition of fewer shares than if the dividend or capital gain distributions had been paid in shares issued by the fund.

XAA, MXA and MXN distributions are payable in cash or, pursuant to the funds’ dividend reinvestment plans, reinvested in additional shares of the funds’ common stock. Under each fund’s plan, fund shares will be purchased on the exchange on which the fund is listed or elsewhere on the open market.

Each closed-end fund will provide a notice, as required by Section 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, for any distribution that does not consist solely of net investment income. Any such notice will provide information regarding the estimated amounts of the distribution derived from net investment income, net realized capital gains and return of capital. Such notices will be for informational purposes only and the amounts indicated in such notices likely will differ from the ultimate federal income tax characterization of distributions reported to shareholders on Form 1099-DIV after year end.

Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc., formerly known as FAF Advisors, Inc., serves as investment advisor to the First American Closed-end Funds. A subsidiary of U.S. Bank National Association, U.S. Bancorp Asset Management focuses on providing investment management services to institutional clients, including corporations, public entities and nonprofits. It has combined assets under management of more than $57 billion as of January 3, 2011. First American Closed-end Funds are subadvised by Nuveen Asset Management.

Investment products, including shares of closed-end funds, are not obligations of, or guaranteed by, any bank, including U.S. Bank National Association or any U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) affiliate, nor are they insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board, or any other agency. An investment in such products involves investment risk, including possible loss of principal.