NEW YORK, March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuberger Berman High Yield Strategies Fund Inc. (NYSE MKT: NHS) (the "Fund") has announced a decrease in its monthly distribution rate and declared its next monthly distribution at the new rate. The Fund's next monthly distribution is payable on April 28, 2017, with a record date of April 17, 2017 and an ex-date of April 12, 2017.
NHS decreased its monthly distribution rate to $0.0725 per share of common stock from the prior monthly distribution rate of $0.08 per share. NHS's annual distribution per share of common stock is now $0.87 versus the prior annual amount of $0.96. The new distribution rate represents an annualized distribution rate of approximately 6.51% per share of common stock based on the Fund's net asset value of $13.37 per share on March 30, 2017.
The Fund's decrease in distribution rate is the result of numerous factors, including the decline in the absolute level of yields available in the high yield market, the degree of credit spread tightening that has occurred in the high yield market, the increase in the Fund's cost of leverage and the resultant overall reduction in the level of income generated by the Fund relative to its current distribution amount.
Due to an effort to maintain a stable distribution amount, the distribution declared, 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. This notice would be for informational purposes, and would disclose, among other things, estimated portions of the distributions, if any, consisting of net investment income, capital gain and return of capital.
About Neuberger Berman
Neuberger Berman, founded in 1939, is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages equities, fixed income, private equity and hedge fund portfolios for institutions and advisors worldwide. With offices in 19 countries, Neuberger Berman's team is more than 1,900 professionals and the company has been named by Pensions & Investments as a Best Place to Work in Money Management for four consecutive years. Tenured, stable and long-term in focus, the firm fosters an investment culture of fundamental research and independent thinking. It manages $255 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2016. For more information, please visit our website at www.nb.com.
Statements made in this release that look forward in time involve risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the adverse effect from a decline in the securities markets or a decline in the Fund's performance, a general downturn in the economy, competition from other closed end investment companies, changes in government policy or regulation, inability of the Fund's investment adviser to attract or retain key employees, inability of the Fund to implement its investment strategy, inability of the Fund to manage rapid expansion and unforeseen costs and other effects related to legal proceedings or investigations of governmental and self-regulatory organizations.
Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC
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