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Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc. Announces Financial Position as of June 30, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc. (NYSE:HIO) today announced the financial position of the Fund as of June 30, 2014.

             
Current Q Previous Q Prior Yr Q
June 30, 2014 March 31, 2014 June 30, 2013
Total Net Assets $ 548,260,698 $ 545,166,859 $ 528,159,033
NAV Per Share of Common Stock (a) $ 6.55 $ 6.51 $ 6.31
Market Price Per Share $ 6.10 $ 6.05 $ 5.94
Premium / (Discount) (6.87 )% (7.07 )% (5.86 )%
Outstanding Shares 83,688,580 83,688,580 83,688,580
 
Total Net Investment Income (b) $ 8,986,698 $ 8,999,071 $ 8,411,353
Total Net Realized/Unrealized Gain/(Loss) (b) $   3,187,353   $   5,085,371   $ (13,633,891 )
Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations (b) $   12,174,051   $   14,084,442   $ (5,222,538 )
 

Earnings per Common Share Outstanding

Total Net Investment Income (b) $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 *

Total Net Realized/Unrealized Gain/(Loss) (b)

$   0.04   $   0.06   $ (0.18 ) *

Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations (b)

$   0.15   $   0.17   $ (0.07 ) *
 

Undistributed/(Overdistributed) Net Investment Income (c)

$ (274,893 ) $ (181,379 ) $ (1,350,220 )

Undistributed/(Overdistributed) Net Investment Income
Per Share (c)

$ (0.00 )

 

$ (0.00 )

 

$ (0.02 )
 
Footnotes:
(a)   NAVs are calculated as of the close of business on the last business day in the periods indicated above.
(b) For the quarter indicated.
(c) As of the date indicated above.
Shares outstanding increased by 7,940,594 due to the merger with Western Asset High Income Fund Inc. (previously NYSE: HIF) as of the close of business on June 21, 2013.
* Per share amounts have been calculated using the average daily outstanding shares of 76,366,217 for the 3 month period ended June 30, 2013.
Amount represents less than $0.01 per share.
 

This financial data is unaudited.

The Fund files its semi-annual and annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as its complete schedule of portfolio holdings for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year on Form N-Q. These reports are available on the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. To obtain information on Form N-Q or a semi-annual or annual report from the Fund, shareholders can call 1-888-777-0102.

Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc., a diversified, closed-end management investment company, is managed by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc., and is sub-advised by Western Asset Management Company, an affiliate of the investment manager.

For more information, please call 1-888-777-0102 or consult the Fund’s web site at www.lmcef.com.

Data and commentary provided in this press release are for informational purposes only. Legg Mason and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Fund.

Contacts

Media
Legg Mason, Inc.
Maria Rosati, 212-805-6036
mrosati@leggmason.com