Putnam Announces Dividend Rates for Class A Open-End Funds

BOSTON--()--The Trustees of The Putnam Funds have declared the following distributions.

FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS

     

RECORD/

EX DATE

     

PAYMENT
DATE

 
Putnam AMT-Free Municipal Income Fund – Class A Shares (PPNAX)

$0.0034 per share extra taxable income

12/29/2015

12/31/2015
 
Putnam California Tax Exempt Income Fund – Class A Shares (PCTEX)

$0.0066 per share extra taxable income

12/29/2015

12/31/2015

 
Putnam Minnesota Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A Shares (PXMNX)

$0.0005 per share extra taxable income

12/29/2015

12/31/2015
 
Putnam New Jersey Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A shares (PTNJX)

$0.0010 per share extra taxable income

12/29/2015

12/31/2015
 
Putnam New York Tax Exempt Income Fund - Class A shares (PTEIX)

$0.0022 per share extra taxable income

12/29/2015

12/31/2015
 
Putnam Short Duration Fund – Class A shares (PSDTX)

$0.0018 per share long-term capital gain

12/29/2015

12/31/2015

 
Putnam Tax Exempt Income Fund – Class A Shares (PTAEX)

$0.0016 per share extra taxable income

12/29/2015

12/31/2015
 
Putnam Tax-Free High Yield Fund – Class A Shares (PTHAX)

$0.0184 per share extra taxable income

12/29/2015

12/31/2015
 

SECTION 19 DISCLOSURE

Putnam Short Duration Income Fund
As of December 16, 2015, the fund had net realized and unrealized losses of $0.026 per share, of which $0.023 represents unrealized depreciation of portfolio securities.

If a fund’s dividend included an estimated distribution such as a return of capital or capital gain: For the purposes of this disclosure, a fund’s dividend sources are determined in accordance with accounting principles, which may vary from federal tax treatment. The sources of dividends are estimated at the time of declaration. Actual results may vary. Any non-taxable return of capital cannot be determined until after the end of the fund’s fiscal year. In January 2016, you will receive information as to the federal tax status of this and other distributions from the fund in the preceding calendar year.

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Shareholders Contact:
1-800-225-1581