Putnam Investments Announces Dividend Rates for Variable Trusts

BOSTON--()--The following information has been declared by the Trustees of The Putnam Funds.

       

FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS

RECORD
EX DATE

PAYMENT
DATE

 

Putnam VT- Absolute Return 500 Fund - Class A Shares

$0.067 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18

$0.403 per share long-term capital gain

$0.470 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Absolute Return 500 Fund - Class B Shares

$0.039 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18

$0.403 per share long-term capital gain

$0.442 per share total
 

Putnam VT- American Government Income Fund - Class A Shares

$0.281 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- American Government Income Fund - Class B Shares

$0.255 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- Capital Opportunities Fund - Class A Shares

$0.038 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$1.416 per share short-term capital gain

$1.282 per share long-term capital gain

$2.736 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Capital Opportunities Fund - Class B Shares

$1.416 per share short-term capital gain 3/28/18 3/28/18

$1.282 per share long-term capital gain

$2.698 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Diversified Income Trust - Class A Shares

$0.272 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- Diversified Income Trust - Class B Shares

$0.257 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- Equity Income Fund - Class A Shares

$0.243 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$0.063 per share short-term capital gain

$1.130 per share long-term capital gain

$1.436 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Equity Income Fund - Class B Shares

$0.186 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$0.063 per share short-term capital gain

$1.130 per share long-term capital gain

$1.379 per share total

 

Putnam VT- George Putnam Balanced Fund - Class A Shares

$0.108 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- George Putnam Balanced Fund - Class B Shares

$0.081 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- Global Asset Allocation Fund - Class A Shares

$0.375 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$0.447 per share short-term capital gain

$0.951 per share long-term capital gain

$1.773 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Global Asset Allocation Fund - Class B Shares

$0.330 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$0.447 per share short-term capital gain

$0.951 per share long-term capital gain

$1.728 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Global Equity Fund - Class A Shares

$0.108 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- Global Equity Fund - Class B Shares

$0.061 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- Global Health Care Fund - Class A Shares

$0.206 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$0.090 per share short-term capital gain

$2.642 per share long-term capital gain

$2.938 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Global Health Care Fund - Class B Shares

$0.164 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$0.090 per share short-term capital gain

$2.642 per share long-term capital gain

$2.896 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Global Utilities Fund - Class A Shares

$0.324 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$0.170 per share short-term capital gain

$0.574 per share long-term capital gain

$1.068 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Global Utilities Fund - Class B Shares

$0.292 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$0.170 per share short-term capital gain

$0.574 per share long-term capital gain

$1.036 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Growth Opportunities Fund - Class A Shares

$0.006 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$0.019 per share short-term capital gain

$0.611 per share long-term capital gain

$0.636 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Growth Opportunities Fund - Class B Shares

$0.019 per share short-term capital gain 3/28/18 3/28/18

$0.611 per share long-term capital gain

$0.630 per share total
 

Putnam VT- High Yield Fund - Class A Shares

$0.385 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- High Yield Fund - Class B Shares

$0.367 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- Income Fund - Class A Shares

$0.357 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- Income Fund - Class B Shares

$0.329 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- International Equity Fund - Class A Shares

$0.240 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- International Equity Fund - Class B Shares

$0.202 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- International Growth Fund - Class A Shares

$0.031 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$0.914 per share short-term capital gain

$0.923 per share long-term capital gain

$1.868 per share total
 

Putnam VT- International Growth Fund - Class B Shares

$0.914 per share short-term capital gain 3/28/18 3/28/18

$0.923 per share long-term capital gain

$1.837 per share total
 

Putnam VT- International Value Fund - Class A Shares

$0.253 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- International Value Fund - Class B Shares

$0.224 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
 

Putnam VT- Investors Fund - Class A Shares

$0.279 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$0.326 per share short-term capital gain

$1.633 per share long-term capital gain

$2.238 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Investors Fund - Class B Shares

$0.227 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$0.326 per share short-term capital gain

$1.633 per share long-term capital gain

$2.186 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Multi-Cap Growth Fund - Class A Shares

$0.006 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18

$1.250 per share short-term capital gain

$3.797 per share long-term capital gain

$5.053 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Multi-Cap Growth Fund - Class B Shares

$1.250 per share short-term capital gain 3/28/18 3/28/18

$3.797 per share long-term capital gain

$5.047 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Multi-Cap Value Fund - Class A Shares

$0.159 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18

$0.614 per share long-term capital gain

$0.773 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Multi-Cap Value Fund - Class B Shares

$0.107 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18

$0.614 per share long-term capital gain

$0.721 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Small Cap Value Fund - Class A Shares

$0.105 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18
$1.345 per share short-term capital gain

$3.465 per share long-term capital gain

$4.915 per share total
 

Putnam VT- Small Cap Value Fund - Class B Shares

$0.063 per share investment income 3/28/18 3/28/18

$1.345 per share short-term capital gain

$3.465 per share long-term capital gain

$4.873 per share total
 

SECTION 19 DISCLOSURE

Putnam Variable Trust Absolute Return 500 Fund

As of March 23, 2018, the fund had net realized and unrealized losses of $0.208 per share, of which $0.000 represents unrealized depreciation of portfolio securities.

Putnam Variable Trust Small Cap Value Fund

As of March 23, 2018, the fund had net realized and unrealized losses of $0.148 per share, of which $0.490 represents unrealized depreciation of portfolio securities.

Contacts

Putnam Shareholders Contact:
1-800-225-1581

Contacts

Putnam Shareholders Contact:
1-800-225-1581