MFS Releases Closed-End Fund Income Distribution Sources for Certain Funds

BOSTON--()--MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) released today the distribution income sources for three of its closed-end funds for December 2012: MFS® Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE: MIN), MFS® Government Markets Income Trust (NYSE: MGF) and MFS® Special Value Trust (NYSE: MFV). This information also can be obtained by visiting MFS.com by clicking on Products & Performance > Closed End Funds > Dividend Source Information.

MFS Intermediate Income Trust

Distribution period: December 2012
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.04411

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. 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 $ 0.01638 37% $ 0.03276 37%
Net Realized ST Cap Gains 0.00353 8% 0.00353 4%
Net Realized LT Cap Gains 0.00478 11% 0.00478 5%
Return of Capital 0.01942   44%   0.04734   54%
Total (per common share) $ 0.04411 100% $ 0.08841 100%
Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 11-30-2012         6.36%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 11-30-2012 8.51%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 11-30-2012 0.23%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 11-30-2012 1.42%

MFS Government Markets Income Trust

Distribution period: December 2012
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.04157

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. 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 $ 0.01757 42% $ 0.01757 42%
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 0.02400   58%   0.02400   58%
Total (per common share) $ 0.04157 100% $ 0.04157 100%
Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 11-30-2012         6.18%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 11-30-2012 7.25%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 11-30-2012 5.38%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 11-30-2012 0.60%

MFS Special Value Trust

Distribution period: December 2012
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.05661

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. 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 $ 0.03246 57% $ 0.06492 57%
Net Realized ST Cap Gains 0.00822 15% 0.00822 7%
Net Realized LT Cap Gains 0.00000 0% 0.00000 0%
Return of Capital 0.01593   28%   0.04101   36%
Total (per common share) $ 0.05661 100% $ 0.11415 100%
Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 11-30-2012         5.94%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 11-30-2012 9.93%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 11-30-2012 0.69%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 11-30-2012 1.67%

Shareholders should not necessarily draw any conclusions about the fund's investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the fund's managed distribution plan.

The fund may estimate that it has distributed more than its income and capital gains; therefore, a portion of shareholders’ distributions may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that shareholders invested in the fund is paid back to shareholders. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the fund's investment performance and should not be confused with "yield" or "income."

The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this notice 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 the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The fund will send shareholders Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell shareholders how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

MFS manages approximately $310.8 billion in assets on behalf of individual and institutional investors worldwide as of November 30, 2012. The company traces its origins to 1924 and the creation of America’s first “open-end” 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 Municipal Fund which is available for purchase only on the American Stock Exchange. Shares may trade at a discount to NAV.

MFS Investment Management
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Shareholders or Advisors (investment product information):
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or
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or
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Contacts

Computershare Shareholders Services:
Shareholders (account information, quotes): 800-637-2304
or
MFS Investment Management:
Shareholders or Advisors (investment product information):
Justin Miller, 800-343-2829, ext. 57702
or
Media Only:
John Reilly, 617-954-5305
or
Dan Flaherty, 617-954-4256