HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company (the “Company”) (NYSE:KYN) announced today its quarterly distribution of $0.625 per share for the quarter ended February 28, 2014. This distribution represents an increase of 2.5% from the prior quarter’s distribution of $0.61 per share and an increase of 10.6% from the distribution for the quarter ended February 28, 2013. This represents the fourteenth consecutive quarterly increase by the Company.
The distribution will be payable on April 11, 2014 to common stockholders of record on April 4, 2014, with an ex-dividend date of April 2, 2014. The Company estimates that 100% of this distribution will be treated as a return of capital for tax purposes. This estimate is based on the Company’s anticipated earnings and profits for fiscal 2014 and its accumulated earnings and profits as of February 28, 2014 (including gains and losses on sales of securities during the three months ended February 28, 2014). The Company’s estimate does not include a projection of gains or losses on the sale of securities for the remainder of fiscal 2014. The final determination of the tax character of the distribution will be made in early 2015 when the Company can determine its actual earnings and profits for the full year (including gains and losses on the sale of securities for the remainder of fiscal 2014) and may differ substantially from this preliminary information.
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, whose common stock is traded on the NYSE. The Company's investment objective is to obtain a high after-tax total return by investing at least 85% of its total assets in energy-related master limited partnerships and their affiliates (collectively, “MLPs”), and in other companies that, as their principal business, operate assets used in the gathering, transporting, processing, storing, refining, distributing, mining or marketing natural gas, natural gas liquids (including propane), crude oil, refined petroleum products or coal.
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