Distribution rates are not performance and are calculated by annualizing the most recent distribution per share and dividing by the NAV or Market Price as of the reported date. Distributions may be comprised of ordinary income, net capital gains, and/or a return of capital (ROC) of your investment in the fund. Because the distribution rate may include a ROC, it should not be confused with yield or income. A negative value for Undistributed Net Investment Income represents the potential for a ROC on an estimated tax basis. Please refer to the most recent Section 19 Notice, if applicable, for additional information regarding the composition of distributions. Final determination of a distribution’s tax character will be made on Form 1099 DIV sent to shareholders each January.
It is important to note that differences exist between the fund’s daily internal accounting records, the fund’s financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and recordkeeping practices under income tax regulations. It is possible that the fund may not issue a Section 19 Notice in situations where the fund’s financial statements prepared later and in accordance with U.S. GAAP or the final tax character of those distributions might later report that the sources of those distributions included capital gains and/or a return of capital. Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report for more details.
Taxable equivalent distribution yield is the distribution yield on a taxable investment that results in an after-tax distribution yield equal to that of the fund. Due to taxable income and other factors, the actual taxable equivalent distribution yield may be lower than shown. Municipal bond fund shareholders may incur a federal, state and/or local tax liability, including Alternative Minimum Tax, due to income and gains from certain fund investments. Please read the most recent shareholder report to learn more about the effect of taxes. The rate shown is based on a federal tax rate of 40.80% (Federal tax 37.00% and Medicare Tax Rate of 3.80%), a New York State tax rate of 8.82% and a New York City tax rate of 3.876%, for a combined total rate of 53.50% for single/ married payers with more than $415,051/ $466,951 in taxable income, after taking into consideration the deductibility of New York State taxes for Federal tax purposes.