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Eagle Growth and Income Opportunities Fund Declares Monthly Distribution of $0.085 Per Share and Announces Additional Adjournment of Special Meeting to February 26, 2020

BOSTON, Feb. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Growth and Income Opportunities Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: EGIF) today announced the declaration of its monthly distribution of $0.085 per common share, payable on February 28, 2020.  Based on the Fund’s share price of $17.04 as of its close on February 10, 2020, the distribution represents an annualized yield of 5.99%.  Information regarding the distribution rate is included for informational purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of future results, the achievement of which cannot be assured.  The distribution rate should not be considered the yield or total return on an investment in the Fund.

The following dates apply to this distribution:
Ex-Dividend Date:  February 14, 2020
Record Date: February 18, 2020
Payable Date: February 28, 2020

A portion of the distribution may be treated as paid from sources other than undistributed net investment income, including but not limited to short-term capital gain, long-term capital gain or return of capital.  As required by Section 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, a notice will be distributed to the Fund’s shareholders in the event that a portion of the distribution is derived from sources other than undistributed net investment income.  In January or February of each year, investors will be sent a Form 1099-DIV for the previous calendar year that will define how to report the Fund's monthly distributions for federal income tax purposes.

The investment return, price, yield, market value and net asset value (NAV) of the Fund’s shares will fluctuate with market conditions, and it is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund.  Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to NAV, which may increase the investor’s risk of loss.  There is no assurance that the Fund will meet its investment objective.  Investment return and principal value will fluctuate.  Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

Additionally, the Fund announced the adjournment of its Special Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held on January 21, 2020, as adjourned to January 27, 2020 and February 10, 2020. 

About Eagle Growth and Income Opportunities Fund

The Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company that is advised by First Eagle Alternative Credit LLC and sub-advised by Eagle Asset Management, Inc.  The Fund’s investment objective is to provide total return through a combination of current income and capital appreciation.  There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

About First Eagle Alternative Credit, LLC

First Eagle Alternative Credit is an alternative credit investment manager for both direct lending and broadly syndicated investments through public and private vehicles, collateralized loan obligations, separately managed accounts and co-mingled funds.  First Eagle Alternative Credit maintains a variety of advisory and sub-advisory relationships across its investment platforms.  First Eagle Alternative Credit is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Eagle Investment Management, LLC.

About Eagle Asset Management, Inc.

Founded in 1984, Eagle provides an array of fundamental equity and fixed income strategies designed to meet long- term goals of institutional and wealth clients. Eagle’s multiple independent investment teams overseeing separately managed accounts and funds have the autonomy to pursue investment decisions guided by their unique philosophies and strategies.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements included herein may constitute "forward-looking statements", which relate to future events or our future performance or financial condition. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, condition or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").  The Fund undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein.

Contact the Fund at 1.833.845.7513 or visit the Fund’s website at http://thlcreditegif.com for additional information.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

The Fund filed with the SEC and mailed to its shareholders a definitive proxy statement (the “definitive proxy statement”) and other relevant materials.  THE FUND’S SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUND AND THE PROPOSALS SET FORTH THEREIN.  Shareholders may obtain the definitive proxy statement and other relevant materials and any other documents filed by the Fund with the SEC, free of charge, from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.  Shareholders also may obtain free copies of the definitive proxy statement, the other relevant materials and other documents filed with the SEC from the Fund by contacting the Fund at 1.833.845.7513.

Participants in the Solicitation

The Fund and its Trustees and officers and employees of THL Credit and Eagle may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of the Fund’s shareholders.  Shareholders of the Fund may obtain information about the Fund’s Trustees and executive officers, including their beneficial ownership of the Fund’s shares, in the Fund’s annual report for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed as part of Form N-CSR with the SEC on March 11, 2019.  More detailed information regarding the identity of potential participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, and information about THL Credit and Eagle, is set forth in the Fund’s definitive proxy statement filed as part of Form DEF 14A with the SEC on November 29, 2019.  These documents may be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.


Andrew Park
First Eagle Alternative Credit LLC