Neuberger Berman MLP Income Fund Announces Monthly Distributions
Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC
New York, December 29, 2017 — Neuberger Berman MLP Income Fund Inc. (NYSE American: NML) (the “Fund”) announced today the declaration of three monthly distributions of $0.055 per share of common stock. The record, ex-date and payment dates for each distribution are below:
|Month||Ex- Date||Record Date||Payable Date||Amount per Share|
|January||January 12, 2018||January 16, 2018||January 31, 2018||$0.055|
|February||February 14, 2018||February 15, 2018||February 28, 2018||$0.055|
|March||March 14, 2018||March 15, 2018||March 29, 2018||$0.055|
The Fund currently intends to make regular monthly cash distributions to holders of its common stock at a fixed rate per share, to be determined based on the projected net rate of return of the Fund’s investments, subject to adjustment from time to time. The Fund currently intends to pay its regular monthly distributions out of its distributable cash flow, which generally consists of (1) cash and paid-in-kind distributions from MLPs or their affiliates, dividends from common stocks, interest from debt instruments and income from other investments held by NML less (2) current or accrued operating expenses, including leverage costs, if any, and taxes on its taxable income.
The Fund expects that a portion of its distributions to stockholders will constitute a non-taxable return of capital. A “return of capital” is a distribution by the Fund that exceeds the Fund’s current and accumulated earnings and profits and which represents a return of a common stockholder’s original investment, and should not be confused with a dividend. To the extent the Fund pays a return of capital, a common stockholder's basis in Fund shares will be reduced, which will increase a capital gain or reduce a capital loss upon sale of those shares. There is no assurance that the Fund will always be able to pay distributions of a particular size, or that a distribution will consist solely of the Fund’s current and accumulated earnings and profits.
In compliance with Section 19 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, a notice would be provided for any distribution that does not consist solely of income. The notice would be for informational purposes, and would disclose, among other things, estimated portions of the distribution, if any, consisting of return of capital.
The Fund is subject to federal income tax on its taxable income, unlike most investment companies. Any taxes paid by the Fund will reduce the amount available to pay distributions to stockholders, and therefore investors in the Fund will likely receive lower distributions than if they invested directly in MLPs.
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Neuberger Berman, founded in 1939, is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages a range of strategies—including equity, fixed income, quantitative and multi-asset class, private equity and hedge funds—on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors globally. With offices in 19 countries, Neuberger Berman’s team is approximately 1,900 professionals, as of September 30, 2017. For five consecutive years, the company has been named to Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management survey (among those with 1,000 employees or more). Tenured, stable and long-term in focus, the firm fosters an investment culture of fundamental research and independent thinking. It manages $284 billion in client assets as of September 30, 2017. For more information, please visit our website at www.nb.com.