NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Western Asset Global High Income Fund Inc. (NYSE:EHI) announced today the completion of the merger of Western Asset Global Partners Income Fund Inc. (previously NYSE:GDF) with and into Western Asset Global High Income Fund Inc. Effective immediately, GDF stockholders became EHI stockholders.
Each GDF share converted into an equivalent dollar amount (to the nearest $0.001) of full shares of EHI. The conversion price was based on each Fund’s net asset value (NAV) per share calculated at the close of business on Friday, August 26, 2016.
NAV, as of 8/26/16 market close
The conversion ratio was calculated at 0.910322 common shares of EHI for each GDF common share. EHI did not issue any fractional shares to GDF stockholders. In lieu thereof, EHI purchased all fractional shares at the current NAV and remitted the cash proceeds to former GDF stockholders in proportion to their fractional shares.
EHI’s post-merger net assets totaled $505,503,956 and its NAV per common share was $11.17 based on approximately 45,242,240 shares outstanding, as of the close of business on August 26, 2016.
Western Asset Global High Income Fund Inc. Inc. (EHI) is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc., serves as the Fund’s investment manager and Western Asset Management Company, an affiliate of the investment manager, serves as the Fund’s sub-adviser.
Contact the Fund at 1-888-777-0102 for additional information, or consult the Fund’s web site at www.lmcef.com. Hard copies of each Fund’s complete audited financial statements are available free of charge upon request.
All data and commentary provided within this press release is for informational purposes only. Legg Mason, Inc. and its affiliates do not engage in the sale of shares of the Fund. The Fund’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.