NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fund (“the Fund”), which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “EDF,” announced the declaration of monthly distributions of $0.18 per common share, payable on the dates noted below. Based of the Fund’s current share price of $16.29 and net asset value per share of $14.77 (as of close on April 18, 2017), the distributions represent an annualized distribution rate of 13.26% and 14.62% respectively.
The following dates apply to the distributions declared:
|Ex-Distribution Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
|May 11, 2017||May 15, 2017||May 25, 2017|
|June 15, 2017||June 19, 2017||June 29, 2017|
|July 13, 2017||July 17, 2017||July 27, 2017|
This press release is not for tax reporting purposes but is being provided to announce the amount of the Fund’s distributions that have been declared by the Board of Directors. In early 2018, after definitive information is available, the Fund will send shareholders a Form 1099- DIV, if applicable, specifying how the distributions paid by the Fund during the prior calendar year should be characterized for purposes of reporting the distributions on a shareholder’s tax return (e.g., ordinary income, long-term capital gain or return of capital).
The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that is managed by Stone Harbor Investment Partners LP (“Stone Harbor”). The Fund’s primary investment objective is to maximize total return, which consists of income on its investments and capital appreciation. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in emerging markets securities (“the 80% policy”), which include fixed income securities and other instruments, including derivatives, that are economically tied to emerging market countries, that are denominated in the predominant currency of the local market of an emerging market country or whose performance is linked to those countries’ markets, currencies, economies or ability to repay loans. A security or instrument is economically tied to an emerging market country if it is principally traded on the country’s securities markets or if the issuer is organized or principally operates in the country, derives a majority of its income from its operations within the country or has a majority of its assets within the country.
Stone Harbor Investment Partners LP is a global institutional fixed income investment manager, specializing in credit and asset allocation strategies. The firm’s investment strategies are based on fundamental insights, derived from a combination of proprietary research and the in-depth knowledge and specialized experience of the firm’s team. Based in New York, Stone Harbor employs approximately 150 people across its headquarters and offices in London, Melbourne and Singapore. Founded in 2006, Stone Harbor is an employee-owned partnership with approximately $36 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2017. For more information, please visit Stone Harbor’s website at www.shiplp.com.
For more complete information, please call 877.206.0791 (toll-free) or visit the Fund’s website - www.shiplpcef.com.
The Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fund is a closed-end fund and closed-end funds do not continuously issue shares for sale as open-end mutual funds do. Since its initial public offering, the Fund has traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EDF. Investors wishing to buy or sell shares need to place orders through an intermediary or broker.