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 2013: 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 2013
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.04055

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 $ 0.01367 34% $ 0.02734 34%
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 0.02688 66% 0.05394 66%
Total (per common share) $ 0.04055 100% $ 0.08128 100%
Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 11-30-2013       5.95%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 11-30-2013 8.51%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 11-30-2013 0.08%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 11-30-2013 1.42%

MFS Government Markets Income Trust

Distribution period: December 2013
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.03774

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 $ 0.01653 44% $ 0.01653 44%
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 0.02121 56% 0.02121 56%
Total (per common share) $ 0.03774 100% $ 0.03774 100%
Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 11-30-2013       5.19%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 11-30-2013 7.26%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 11-30-2013 -1.88%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 11-30-2013 0.60%

MFS Special Value Trust

Distribution period: December 2013
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.05876

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

% Breakdown of
current distribution

Current
distribution

Net Investment Income $ 0.02618 45% $ 0.05235 45%
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 0.03258 55% 0.06463 55%
Total (per common share) $ 0.05876 100% $ 0.11698 100%
Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 11-30-2013       19.82%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 11-30-2013 9.99%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 11-30-2013 0.97%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 11-30-2013 1.66%

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.

About MFS Investment Management

Established in 1924, MFS is an active, global asset manager with investment offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto. We employ a uniquely collaborative approach to build better insights for our clients. Our investment approach has three core elements: integrated research, global collaboration and active risk management. As of October 31, 2013, MFS manages US$397.5 billion in assets on behalf of individual and institutional investors worldwide. Please visit mfs.com for more information.

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.

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or
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Contacts

MFS Investment Management:
Shareholders or Advisors (investment product information):
Justin Miller, 800-343-2829, ext. 57702
or
Media Only:
James Aber, 617-954-6154
or
Dan Flaherty, 617-954-4256
Computershare Shareholders Services:
Shareholders (account information, quotes): 800-637-2304