Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. Announces Results of Annual Meeting of Shareholders

  Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. Announces Results of
  Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 19, 2012

Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc., which is traded on the
New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “HYI,” announced today the results of
the votes cast at the Fund’s annual meeting of shareholders held December 14,
2012.

Carol L. Colman, Daniel P. Cronin, and Paolo M. Cucchi were elected as Class I
Directors of the Fund by owners of its common stock to hold office until the
annual meeting of shareholders in the year 2015 or thereafter when respective
successors are duly elected and qualified.

Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. is a non-diversified,
limited-term, closed-end management investment company that is managed by Legg
Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason,
Inc. It is sub-advised by Western Asset Management Company ("WAMCo") and
certain of WAMCo’s foreign-based affiliates; WAMCo and its affiliates are also
affiliates of the investment manager.

For more information, please contact the Fund at 1-888-777-0102 or visit the
Fund’s web site at www.lmcef.com.

Data and commentary provided in this press release are for informational
purposes only. Legg Mason and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares
of the Fund.

Contact:

Media:
Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc.
Maria Rosati, 212-805-6036
mrosati@leggmason.com