HOUSTON, Dec. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kayne Anderson Midstream/Energy Fund, Inc. (KMF) (the “Fund”) announced today its monthly distributions of $0.075 per share for each of January, February, and March 2020. These monthly distributions will be payable to common stockholders pursuant to the table below.
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(1) The return of capital estimate is based on the Fund’s anticipated earnings and profits for fiscal 2020. The final determination of the tax character of distributions will be made in early 2021 and may differ substantially from this preliminary information.
The Fund announced that it plans to maintain the monthly distribution at $0.075 per share for the next 12 months (through the distribution to be paid in December 2020). Beyond this 12-month guidance period, management expects to recommend to the Fund’s Board of Directors that it maintain KMF’s distribution at its current level for the foreseeable future. Payment of future distributions is subject to the Board of Directors approval, as well as meeting the covenants of the Fund’s debt agreements and terms of its preferred stock.
“We understand how important distributions are to our investors, and we appreciate their desire for certainty on the Fund’s distribution level,” said Jim Baker, the Fund’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “After considering historical results, our outlook for the energy sector, and the Fund’s financial metrics, we have concluded that a stable distribution is the best course of action at this time. Over the longer term, our goal is to provide investors an attractive distribution, as supported by the Fund’s financial results,” continued Mr. Baker. “We made good progress during fiscal 2019 positioning the Fund’s portfolio to capitalize on new opportunities in the energy sector, and we are excited about the outlook for fiscal 2020,” concluded Mr. Baker.
Kayne Anderson Midstream/Energy Fund, Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, whose common stock is traded on the NYSE. KMF’s investment objective is to provide a high level of total return with an emphasis on cash distributions to its stockholders by investing at least 80% of its total assets in securities of companies in the Midstream/Energy Sector, consisting of: (a) Midstream Master Limited Partnerships (“MLPs”), (b) Midstream Companies, (c) Other MLPs and (d) Other Energy Companies. KMF anticipates that the majority of its investments will consist of investments in Midstream MLPs and Midstream Companies. See Glossary of Key Terms in the Fund’s quarterly reports for a description of these investment categories and for the meaning of capitalized terms.
The Fund pays regular monthly cash distributions to common stockholders at a rate that may be adjusted from time to time. The amount of monthly distributions is not guaranteed and may vary depending on a number of factors, including changes in portfolio holdings and market conditions. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer or sale is not permitted. Nothing contained in this press release is intended to recommend any investment policy or investment strategy or take into account the specific objectives or circumstances of any investor. Please consult with your investment, tax or legal adviser regarding your individual circumstances prior to investing.
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the U.S. federal securities laws. Generally, the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “project,” “will” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the Fund’s historical experience and its present expectations or projections indicated in any forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, changes in economic and political conditions; regulatory and legal changes; MLP industry risk; leverage risk; valuation risk; interest rate risk; tax risk; and other risks discussed in detail in the Fund’s filings with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Fund undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein. There is no assurance that the Fund’s investment objectives will be attained.