Neuberger Berman MLP and Energy Income Fund Announces Monthly Distributions
Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC
NEW YORK, September 30, 2019 – Neuberger Berman MLP and Energy 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 listed below:
|Month||Ex- Date||Record Date||Payable Date||Amount per Share|
|October||October 11, 2019||October 15, 2019||October 31, 2019||$0.055|
|November||November 14, 2019||November 15, 2019||November 29, 2019||$0.055|
|December||December 13, 2019||December 16, 2019||December 31, 2019||$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 the Fund 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 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 2019 will be made after the end of the year.
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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