Federated Investors' Closed-End Municipal Funds Report Semi-Annual Earnings
(PITTSBURGH, Pa., 07/31/2012 03:52 PM) — Federated Premier Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: FMN) and Federated Premier Intermediate Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: FPT) today announced earnings for the six-month period ended May 31, 2012. Established in 2002, the funds seek to provide investors with income that is exempt from federal income tax, including alternative minimum tax (AMT), by investing in municipal securities from different sectors, states and issuers across the country.
For the six-month period, FMN had net investment income of $3.0 million or $0.47 per common share. From this amount, FMN paid distributions on auction market preferred shares (AMPS) of $9,730. Net realized and unrealized gains were $7.9 million or $1.30 per common share. At May 31, 2012, FMN had an undistributed income reserve of $0.074 per common share, down from $0.088 per common share at Nov. 30, 2011. Total managed assets of both common and preferred shareholders of FMN were $130.8 million and the net asset value per common share was $15.25.
For the six-month period, FPT had net investment income of $2.7 million or $0.38 per common share. From this amount, FPT paid distributions on AMPS of $7,811. Net realized and unrealized gains were $4.4 million or $0.64 per common share. At May 31, 2012, FPT had an undistributed income reserve of $0.053 per common share, down from $0.057 per common share at Nov. 30, 2011. Total managed assets of both common and preferred shareholders of FPT were $144.6 million and the net asset value per common share was $14.72.
Both FMN and FPT have paid monthly tax-free dividends since their first dividend declaration in February 2003. During the six-month period, the funds maintained their respective monthly common dividends with FMN paying $0.083 per share and FPT paying $0.065 per share.
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