Deutsche Multi-Market Income Trust and Deutsche Strategic Income Trust Announce Additional Share Repurchase Authorization

NEW YORK--()--Deutsche Multi-Market Income Trust (NYSE:KMM) and Deutsche Strategic Income Trust (NYSE:KST) (each a “Fund”) each announced today that its Board of Trustees has approved an increase to the previously announced share repurchase authorization for each Fund. The Board previously authorized each Fund to repurchase an aggregate of up to 5% of the Fund’s outstanding shares of common stock in open-market transactions over the period from December 1, 2015 until November 30, 2016 when the Fund’s shares trade at a discount to net asset value (“NAV”). The Board of Trustees increased the authorized share amount for each Fund by an additional 5% resulting in a total authorization of an aggregate of up to 10% of the Fund’s outstanding shares of common stock in open-market transactions over the period from December 1, 2015 until November 30, 2016 when the Fund’s shares trade at a discount to NAV. Repurchases will be made from time to time when they are believed to be in the best interests of the Fund.

Important Information

Deutsche Multi-Market Income Trust seeks to provide high income consistent with prudent total return. The fund invests in a range of income-producing securities such as U.S. corporate fixed-income securities and debt obligations of foreign governments, their agencies and instrumentalities which may be denominated in foreign currencies and may not be rated. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate, credit, liquidity and market risks to varying degrees. When interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. Credit risk refers to the ability of an issuer to make timely payments of principal and interest. Investments in lower-quality (“junk bonds”) and non-rated securities present greater risk of loss than investments in higher-quality securities. Investing in derivatives entails special risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. Leverage results in additional risks and can magnify the effect of any gains or losses. Emerging markets tend to be more volatile than the markets of more mature economies, and generally have less diverse and less mature economic structures and less stable political systems than those of developed countries. Investing in foreign securities presents certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, political and economic changes, and market risks.

Deutsche Strategic Income Trust seeks to provide high current income by investing its assets in a combination of (a) lower-rated, corporate fixed-income securities; (b) fixed-income securities of emerging markets and other foreign issuers; and (c) fixed-income securities of the US government and its agencies and instrumentalities, and mortgage-backed issuers. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate, credit, liquidity and market risks to varying degrees. When interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. Credit risk refers to the ability of an issuer to make timely payments of principal and interest. Investments in lower-quality (“junk bonds”) and non-rated securities present greater risk of loss than investments in higher-quality securities. Investing in derivatives entails special risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. Leverage results in additional risks and can magnify the effect of any gains or losses. Emerging markets tend to be more volatile than the markets of more mature economies, and generally have less diverse and less mature economic structures and less stable political systems than those of developed countries. Investing in foreign securities presents certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, political and economic changes, and market risks.

Closed-end funds, unlike open-end funds, are not continuously offered. There is a one-time public offering and once issued, shares of closed-end funds are bought and sold in the open market through a stock exchange. Shares of closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to the net asset value. The price of a fund’s shares is determined by a number of factors, several of which are beyond the control of the fund. Therefore, the fund cannot predict whether its shares will trade at, below or above net asset value.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction.

NOT FDIC/ NCUA INSURED • MAY LOSE VALUE • NO BANK GUARANTEE 
NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY

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Contacts

For additional information:
Deutsche Bank Press Office, 212-250-5536
Shareholder Account Information, 800-294-4366
Deutsche Closed-End Funds, 800-349-4281

Contacts

For additional information:
Deutsche Bank Press Office, 212-250-5536
Shareholder Account Information, 800-294-4366
Deutsche Closed-End Funds, 800-349-4281