U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc. Announces Financial Positions for Closed-End Funds

  U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc. Announces Financial Positions for   Closed-End Funds  Business Wire  MINNEAPOLIS -- October 19, 2012  U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc. (NYSE:USB) today announced the financial positions for the following closed-end funds for the month ended September 30, 2012.   Net investment income and distribution information for the month ended September 30, 2012:                                                                    Accumulated                                                                             Undistributed                                                                           (Distributions                          Monthly           Monthly           Net            in Excess of)                          Common            Preferred         Investment     Net Investment                          Stock             Stock             Income/        Income/ Fund        Symbol   Distributions   Distributions   Share (c)    Share (d)                          (a)               (b) American Strategic     ASP        $0.0700           N/A               $0.0625        $(0.0113) Income Portfolio American Strategic Income        BSP        $0.0475           N/A               $0.0467        $(0.0105) Portfolio II American Strategic Income        CSP        $0.0375           N/A               $0.0336        $(0.1037) Portfolio III American Select        SLA        $0.0675           N/A               $0.0623        $(0.0693) Portfolio American Income        MRF        $0.0500           N/A               $0.0463        $0.0108 Fund American Municipal     XAA        $0.0775           $0.0016           $0.0829        $0.1461 Income Portfolio Minnesota Municipal     MXA        $0.0740           $0.0016           $0.0755        $0.1486 Income Portfolio Minnesota Municipal     MXN        $0.0650           $0.0018           $0.0663        $0.0950 Income Fund II  N/A = Not Applicable    Financial positions for the month ended September 30, 2012:                                     Total Assets   Net Assets   NAV (1)                                                         (e)            per Fund                      Symbol   (000)          (000)        Common                                                                        Share American Strategic          ASP        $78,764          $55,285        $13.07 Income Portfolio American Strategic          BSP        $231,752         $164,368       $10.28 Income Portfolio II American Strategic          CSP        $249,371         $176,168       $8.25 Income Portfolio III American Select             SLA        $181,113         $128,965       $12.10 Portfolio American Income Fund        MRF        $110,595         $81,201        $8.58 American Municipal          XAA        $135,161         $91,202        $15.84 Income Portfolio Minnesota Municipal         MXA        $98,456          $67,219        $16.21 Income Portfolio Minnesota Municipal         MXN        $36,454          $23,388        $15.88 Income Fund II                                                                           Financial positions for the month ended September 30, 2011:                                     Total Assets   Net Assets   NAV (1)                                                         (e)            per Fund                      Symbol   (000)          (000)        Common                                                                        Share American Strategic          ASP        $71,255          $52,605        $12.43 Income Portfolio American Strategic          BSP        $228,225         $157,383       $9.85 Income Portfolio II American Strategic          CSP        $256,225         $177,851       $8.33 Income Portfolio III American Select             SLA        $175,585         $122,259       $11.47 Portfolio American Income Fund        MRF        $110,892         $77,473        $8.19 American Municipal          XAA        $127,318         $83,628        $14.53 Income Portfolio Minnesota Municipal         MXA        $92,839          $61,594        $14.85 Income Portfolio Minnesota Municipal         MXN        $34,850          $21,816        $14.82 Income Fund II                                                                           Financial positions for the month ended September 30, 2010:                                     Total Assets   Net Assets   NAV (1)                                                         (e)            per Fund                      Symbol   (000)          (000)        Common                                                                        Share American Strategic          ASP        $72,666          $56,367        $13.32 Income Portfolio American Strategic          BSP        $248,269         $171,017       $10.70 Income Portfolio II American Strategic          CSP        $280,494         $192,872       $9.03 Income Portfolio III American Select             SLA        $181,881         $128,234       $12.03 Portfolio American Income Fund        MRF        $116,708         $80,043        $8.47 American Municipal          XAA        $128,239         $84,631        $14.70 Income Portfolio Minnesota Municipal         MXA        $94,248          $63,052        $15.21 Income Portfolio Minnesota Municipal         MXN        $35,188          $22,130        $15.03 Income Fund II  (1) NAVs are priced as of the close of business on the month-end and year as indicated above.            These distributions were declared on August 24, 2012, had an (a)   ex-dividend date of September 4, 2012, and were paid on September 19,         2012, to shareholders of record on September 6, 2012. (b)     Calculated by dividing preferred distributions paid during the month         by the number of common shares outstanding. (c)     Based on a three-month average.         Accumulated undistributed (distributions in excess of) net investment (d)     income is reflected in a fund's net asset value. Any reduction of this         amount will reduce net asset value penny-for-penny.         The difference between net assets and total assets for XAA, MXA, and (e)     MXN is primarily due to the issuance of preferred stock; net assets         reflect common stock only. For ASP, BSP, CSP, SLA, and MRF, the         difference is primarily due to the funds' use of borrowings.   The aforementioned financial data is unaudited. It has, however, been obtained from sources deemed reliable.  ASP, BSP, CSP and SLA distributions are payable in cash or, pursuant to the funds’ dividend reinvestment plans, reinvested in additional shares of the funds’ common stock. Under each fund’s plan, fund shares will be purchased on the open market when the price of the fund’s shares on the New York Stock Exchange plus per share fees is less than a 5% premium over the fund’s most recently calculated net asset value per share. If, at the close of business on the dividend payment date, the shares purchased in the open market are insufficient to satisfy the dividend reinvestment requirement, payment of the dividend, or the remaining portion, will be accepted in authorized but unissued shares of the fund. These shares will be issued at a per-share price equal to the higher of (a) the net asset value per share as of the close of business on the payment date or (b) 95% of the closing market price per share on the payment date.  MRF distributions are payable in cash or, pursuant to the fund’s dividend reinvestment plan, reinvested in additional shares of the fund’s common stock. If you participate in the plan, you will receive the equivalent in shares of the fund as follows: (1) if the market price of the shares on the payment date of the dividend or distribution is equal to or exceeds the fund’s net asset value, participants will be issued fund shares at the higher of net asset value or 95% of the market price; or (2) if the market price is lower than net asset value, the plan agent will receive the dividend or capital gain distributions in cash and apply them to buy fund shares on your behalf in the open market, on the New York Stock Exchange or elsewhere, for your account. If the market price exceeds the net asset value of the fund’s shares before the plan agent has completed its purchases, the average per-share purchase price paid by the plan agent may exceed the net asset value of the fund’s shares. This would result in the acquisition of fewer shares than if the dividend or capital gain distributions had been paid in shares issued by the fund.  XAA, MXA and MXN distributions are payable in cash or, pursuant to the funds’ dividend reinvestment plans, reinvested in additional shares of the funds’ common stock. Under each fund’s plan, fund shares will be purchased on the exchange on which the fund is listed or elsewhere on the open market.  During certain periods, each fund may pay distributions at a rate that may be more or less than the amount of net investment income actually earned by the fund during the period. Each closed-end fund will provide a notice, as required by Section 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, for any distribution that does not consist solely of net investment income. Any such notice will provide information regarding the estimated amounts of the distribution derived from net investment income, net realized capital gains and return of capital. Such notices will be for informational purposes only and the amounts indicated in such notices likely will differ from the ultimate federal income tax characterization of distributions reported to shareholders on Form 1099-DIV after year end.  Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc. serves as investment advisor to the First American Closed-End Funds. A subsidiary of U.S. Bank National Association, U.S. Bancorp Asset Management focuses on providing investment management services to institutional clients, including corporations, public entities and nonprofits. It has combined assets under management of more than $51 billion as of September 30, 2012. First American Closed-End Funds are subadvised by Nuveen Fund Advisors, Inc. and Nuveen Asset Management, LLC.  Investment products, including shares of closed-end funds, are not obligations of, or guaranteed by, any bank, including U.S. Bank National Association or any U.S. Bancorp affiliate, nor are they insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board, or any other agency. An investment in such products involves investment risk, including possible loss of principal.  U.S. Bank National Association is a separate entity and wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp and its employees are dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for which the company earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest honor bestowed on a company by United Way. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.  Contact:  U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc. Investor Services, 800-677-3863  
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