NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Western Asset Middle Market Income Fund Inc. (“XWMFX” or the “Fund”) announced that, based on certified voting results from the Fund’s Special Meeting of Shareholders (the “Special Meeting”), shareholders have voted to approve the new management agreement with the Fund’s manager and the new subadvisory agreements with the Fund’s subadvisers. Approval of these new agreements was proposed in connection with the consummated combination of Legg Mason Inc. (“Legg Mason”), the parent company of the Fund’s investment manager and subadvisers, and Franklin Resources, Inc. (“Franklin Resources”), a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton (the “Transaction”), which resulted in the automatic termination of the Fund’s current management and subadvisory agreements. The Fund's investment manager and the subadvisers continued to provide uninterrupted services with respect to the Fund pursuant to interim management and subadvisory agreements that were approved by the Fund’s Board of Directors. The new management and subadvisory agreements each became effective upon receipt of requisite approval of the agreements by shareholders of the Fund at the Special Meeting.
On July 31, 2020, Franklin Resources acquired Legg Mason in an all-cash transaction. As a result of the Transaction, Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC, the Fund’s manager, became an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources and the Fund’s subadvisers, Western Asset Management Company, LLC, Western Asset Management Company Limited, Western Asset Management Company Ltd. and Western Asset Management Company Pte. Ltd., also became indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of Franklin Resources.
An investment in the Fund involves risk, including loss of principal. Investment return and the value of shares will fluctuate.
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Category: Fund Announcement
Source: Franklin Resources, Inc.