Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Announces Reduction in Leverage and Declaration of Monthly Distribution
Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC
NEW YORK, March 31, 2020 — Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc. (NYSE American: NRO) (the “Fund”) announced today that it has reduced the amount of outstanding borrowings under its leverage facility to bring the amount of available debt financing in line with the Fund’s current asset level. In connection with doing so, the Fund repaid the three-year fixed-rate term loan of $30 million due September 2022, and incurred certain costs therewith. As a result, after the repayment, the amount of the Fund’s outstanding borrowings was reduced to $30 million, consisting of an existing $30 million five-year, fixed-rate term loan, due September 2024. Under the Fund’s current leverage structure, the Fund has the five-year term loan and can borrow up to an additional $40 million through its revolving credit facility for any future leverage needs.
Declaration of Monthly Distribution
The Fund also announced today a distribution declaration of $0.04 per share of common stock. This declaration does not represent a change in the Fund’s distribution rate. The distribution announced today is payable on April 30, 2020, has a record date of April 15, 2020 and has an ex-date of April 14, 2020.
Under its level distribution policy, the Fund anticipates that it will make regular monthly distributions, subject to market conditions, of $0.04 per share of common stock, unless further action is taken to determine another amount. There is no assurance that the Fund will always be able to pay a distribution of any particular amount, or that a distribution will consist of only net investment income. The Fund’s ability to maintain its current distribution rate will depend on a number of factors, including the amount and stability of income received from its investments, availability of capital gains, the amount of leverage employed by the Fund, the cost of leverage and the level of other Fund expenses.
The distribution announced today, as well as future distributions, may consist of net investment income, realized capital gains and return of capital. 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 net investment income. The notice would be for informational purposes and not for tax reporting purposes, and would disclose, among other things, estimated portions of the distribution, if any, consisting of net investment income, capital gains and return of capital. The final determination of the source and tax characteristics of all distributions paid in 2020 will be made after the end of the year.
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