NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BNY Mellon High Yield Strategies Fund (NYSE: DHF) today announced a monthly cash distribution of $0.015 per share of beneficial interest, payable on January 13, 2023 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 29, 2022. The ex-dividend date is December 28, 2022. The $0.015 per share investment income dividend represents a decrease of $0.0035 from the previously declared monthly net investment income dividend of $0.0185 per share.
The reduction is primarily a result of an increase in the interest expense associated with DHF's credit facility.
For Federal income tax purposes, this distribution will be taxable to shareholders in 2022, although the distribution will be paid in 2023. This press release is not for tax reporting purposes, but is being provided to announce the amount of the Fund's distribution that has been declared by the Fund's Board of Directors. In early 2023, the Fund will send common shareholders a Form 1099-DIV, specifying how to report this distribution for tax purposes.
BNY Mellon High Yield Strategies Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., the investment adviser for the Fund, is part of BNY Mellon Investment Management. BNY Mellon Investment Management is one of the world's largest asset managers, with $1.8 trillion in assets under management as of September 30, 2022. Through an investor-first approach, BNY Mellon Investment Management brings to clients the best of both worlds: specialist expertise from seven investment firms offering solutions across every major asset class, backed by the strength, stability, and global presence of BNY Mellon. Additional information on BNY Mellon Investment Management is available on www.bnymellonim.com.
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