Nuveen Preferred and Income 2022 Term Fund Announces Final Results of Tender Offer and Increase in Distribution Rate

NEW YORK--()--Nuveen Preferred and Income 2022 Term Fund (NYSE: JPT) announced the final results of a tender offer as well as an increase in its regular monthly distribution.

As previously announced, the fund conducted a tender offer allowing shareholders to offer up to 100% of their common shares for repurchase for cash at a price per share equal to 100% of the net asset value per share determined on the date the tender offer expired. The tender offer expired on February 17, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

In the tender offer, 2,454,617 common shares were tendered, representing approximately 36% of the fund’s common shares outstanding. Properly tendered shares will be repurchased as promptly as practicable at $23.2613 per share, which was the NAV of the fund as of the close of ordinary trading on the New York Stock Exchange on the expiration date, February 17, 2022. Shareholders of the fund who have questions regarding the tender offer should contact Georgeson, LLC, the information agent for the fund’s tender offer, at (888) 658-5755.

As a result of the successful completion of the tender offer, the restructuring of the fund described in the fund’s proxy statement dated October 20, 2021 and in the offer to purchase relating to the tender offer will be implemented. In particular:

  • The fund’s declaration of trust will be amended effective February 28, 2022 to eliminate the term structure of the fund. The amendment of the fund’s declaration of trust to eliminate the term structure was previously approved by the fund’s shareholders at a special meeting held on December 17, 2021, as adjourned to January 19, 2022.
  • The fund’s investment policies have been amended to permit investment in contingent capital securities (“CoCos”).
  • The fund’s use of leverage is expected to increase from current levels.
  • The fund’s name will change to “Nuveen Preferred and Income Fund” effective February 28, 2022 (the fund’s common shares will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker JPT).
  • Nuveen Fund Advisors, LLC, the investment adviser to the fund, will waive 50% of the fund’s net management fees beginning February 28, 2022 and continuing over the first year following elimination of the term structure.

In addition, the Board of Trustees of the fund has approved an increase in the fund’s monthly distribution rate as outlined below. The following dates apply to today’s monthly distribution declaration for the fund:

Record Date


March 15, 2022

Ex-Dividend Date


March 14, 2022

Payable Date


April 1, 2022




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Nuveen Preferred and Income 2022 Term Fund




The fund intends to distribute all or substantially all of its net investment income through its monthly distributions. However, there is no guarantee that the fund will maintain monthly distributions at any particular rate. For further information regarding fund distributions, including earnings, undistributed net investment income, and notices, please visit

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