Western Asset Mortgage Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. (“DMO”) Announces Distributions for the Month of December 2015

NEW YORK--()--Western Asset Mortgage Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. (NYSE:DMO) announced today a distribution from short-term capital gains of $0.026370 and a distribution from long-term capital gains of $0.623420 per common share for December 2015. These capital gain distributions are in addition to the previously declared income distribution of $0.2100 per common share payable December 24, 2015 to shareholders of record as of December 18, 2015.

The distribution schedule appears below:

         

Month

Record Date

Ex-Date

Payable Date

Amount

Type

December

12/30/2015 12/28/2015 1/29/2016 $0.026370

Short-Term
Capital Gain

December

12/30/2015 12/28/2015 1/29/2016 $0.623420

Long-Term
Capital Gain

 

This press release is not for tax reporting purposes but is being provided to announce the amount of each Fund’s distributions that have been declared by the Board of Directors. In early 2016, after definitive information is available, each Fund will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV, if applicable, specifying how the distributions paid by each 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).

Western Asset Mortgage Defined Opportunity Fund Inc., a non-diversified, limited-term, 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 about the Funds, please call 1-888-777-0102 or consult the Fund’s web site at www.lmcef.com. Hard copies of the Funds’ complete audited financial statement are available free of charge upon request.

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:
For Western Asset Mortgage Defined Opportunity Fund
Maria Rosati, 212-805-6036
mrosati@leggmason.com

Contacts

Media:
For Western Asset Mortgage Defined Opportunity Fund
Maria Rosati, 212-805-6036
mrosati@leggmason.com