Certain closed-end funds managed by Tortoise Capital Advisors declaredthe following distributions today.
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Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp.
Tortoise Energy Capital Corp.
Tortoise North American Energy Corp.
Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc.
Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc.
The TYG, TYY, TYN, NTG and TTP quarterly distributions will be paid on
Nov. 30, 2012 to stockholders of record on Nov. 23, 2012. For tax
purposes, we currently expect 80 to 100 percent of each of TYG’s, TYY’s
and TYN’s 2012 distributions to be characterized as qualified dividend
income (“QDI”), with the remainder, if any, as return of capital; 90 to
100 percent of NTG’s 2012 distributions to be characterized as return of
capital, with the remainder, if any, as QDI; and 80 to 100 percent of
TTP’s 2012 distributions to be characterized as dividend income and
capital gain, with the remainder, if any, as return of capital. A final
determination of the characterization will be made in January 2013.
For book purposes, the source of distributions for TYG, TYY, TYN and NTG
is estimated to be 100 percent return of capital, and the source of
distributions for TTP is estimated to be approximately 60 to 70 percent
ordinary income with the remainder as return of capital.
On Sept. 4, 2012, Tortoise Energy Independence Fund, Inc. (NYSE: NDP)
declared its initial distribution of $0.4375 per share. The distribution
will be paid on Nov. 30, 2012 to stockholders of record on Nov. 23,
2012. This distribution achieves NDP's target of a 7.0 percent
annualized yield on its $25 public offering price. For tax purposes, we
currently expect 60 to 80 percent of NDP’s 2012 distribution to be
characterized as dividend income and capital gain, with the remainder as
return of capital. For book purposes, the source of distribution is
estimated to be approximately 60 to 80 percent ordinary income with the
remainder as return of capital.
Monthly Distribution Amount
Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc.
The TPZ monthly distributions will be paid on Dec. 31, 2012, Jan. 31,
2013 and Feb. 28, 2013 to stockholders of record on the respective dates
of Dec. 21, 2012, Jan. 24, 2013 and Feb. 21, 2013. For tax purposes, we
currently expect 80 to 100 percent of TPZ’s 2012 distributions to be
characterized as ordinary income and capital gain, with the remainder,
if any, as return of capital. TPZ will report the sources for these
monthly distributions at the time of payment in the applicable Section
You should not draw any conclusions about TPZ’s investment performance
from the amount of these distributions or from the terms of TPZ’s
TPZ estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net
realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of the distribution may be
a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when
some or all of the money that you invested in TPZ is paid back to you. A
return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect TPZ’s
investment performance and should not be confused with “yield” or
About Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.
Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. is an investment manager specializing
in listed energy investments. As of Oct. 31, 2012, the adviser had
approximately $9.2 billion of assets under management in NYSE-listed
closed-end investment companies, an open-end fund and other accounts.
For more information, visit www.tortoiseadvisors.com.
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“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included
herein are "forward-looking statements." Although the company and
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to be incorrect. Actual results could differ materially from those
anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety
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filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place
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of the date of this press release. Other than as required by law, the
company and Tortoise Capital Advisors do not assume a duty to update
this forward-looking statement.
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