CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nuveen Investments, a leading global provider of investment services to institutions as well as individual investors, today announced that Nuveen Massachusetts Premium Income Municipal Fund has issued Variable Rate MuniFund Term Preferred (VMTP) shares through a private placement with a qualified institutional buyer, as defined pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act). The proceeds of the preferred issuance will be used to redeem all of the Fund’s outstanding MuniFund Term Preferred (MTP) shares as previously announced.
New VMTP issuance details are as follows:
|Fund & Common Share Symbol||Shares||
|Nuveen Massachusetts Premium Income Municipal Fund (NMT)||740||$74.00 mm||August 1, 2017|
VMTP dividends will be set weekly at a spread to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Municipal Swap Index (SIFMA). VMTP shares are preferred securities that are senior, with priority in all respects, to the fund’s common shares in liquidation and as to payments of dividends.
The proceeds of the completed VMTP issuance will be deposited in trust with an affiliate of Computershare Inc., the Redemption and Paying Agent for the MTP shares. This deposit will be held for the benefit of MTP shareholders. MTP shares will be redeemed on July 11, 2014. Official notification of the redemption will be delivered to MTP shareholders through The Depository Trust Company (DTC). Upon redemption of the MTP shares, the fund intends to deregister and delist the MTP shares from the New York Stock Exchange.
No VMTP shares have been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws. Unless so registered, no VMTP shares may be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities.
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