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Putnam Announces Dividend Rates for Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Mar 26, 2013) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds have declared the following distributions.

         
         
    RECORD/   PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS   EX DATE   DATE
         
Putnam Convertible Securities Fund- Class B Share (PCNBX)        
$0.1030 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Convertible Securities Fund - Class C Share (PRCCX)        
$0.1020 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Convertible Securities Fund - Class M Share (PCNMX)        
$0.1160 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Convertible Securities Fund - Class R Share (PCVRX)        
$0.1290 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Convertible Securities Fund - Class Y Share (PCGYX)        
$0.1550 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class B Shares (PEQNX)        
$0.0450 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class C Shares (PEQCX)        
$0.0480 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class M Shares (PEIMX)        
$0.0580 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class R Shares (PEQRX)        
$0.0680 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class Y Shares (PEIYX)        
$0.0910 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class R5 Shares (PEQLX)        
$0.0970 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class R6 Shares (PEQSX)        
$0.1010 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Global Utilities Fund - Class B Shares (PUTBX)        
$0.0470 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Global Utilities Fund - Class C Shares (PUTCX)        
$0.0480 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Global Utilities Fund - Class M Shares (PUTMX)        
$0.0540 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Global Utilities Fund - Class R Shares (PULRX)        
$0.0600 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Global Utilities Fund - Class Y Shares (PUTYX)        
$0.0740 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 1 - Class M Shares (PRMMX)        
$0.0010 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 1 - Class R Shares (PRMKX)        
$0.0010 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 1- Class Y Shares (PRMYX)        
$0.0070 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 2- Class M Shares (PRLMX)        
$0.0020 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 2- Class R Shares (PRLRX)        
$0.0020 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 2- Class Y Shares (PRLYX)        
$0.0060 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 3 - Class B Shares (PBIOX)        
$0.0110 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 3 - Class C Shares (PCIOX)        
$0.0110 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 3- Class M Shares (PMIOX)        
$0.0150 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 3- Class R Shares (PRIOX)        
$0.0150 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 3- Class Y Shares (PIIYX)        
$0.0190 per share investment income   3/26/2013   3/28/2013
         
         

SECTION 19 DISCLOSURE

Putnam Global Utilities Fund
$0.017 per share of Putnam Global Utilities Fund's dividend represents a return of capital. This is only an estimate for the current fund fiscal year based on information we have at this time. In January 2014, we will provide final information about all 2013 distributions for your tax filing. See the below for more details.

Additional disclosure:

If a fund's dividend included an estimated distribution such as a return of capital or capital gain: For the purposes of this disclosure, a fund's dividend sources are determined in accordance with accounting principles, which may vary from federal tax treatment. The sources of dividends are estimated at the time of declaration. Actual results may vary. Any non-taxable return of capital cannot be determined until after the end of the fund's fiscal year. In January 2014, you will receive information as to the federal tax status of this and other distributions from the fund in the preceding calendar year.