Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc. Announces Financial Position as of December 31, 2012 Business Wire NEW YORK -- February 12, 2013 Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc. (NYSE: HIO) today announced the financial position of the Fund as December 31, 2012. Current Q Previous Q Prior Yr Q December 31, September 30, December 31, 2012 2012 2011 Total Net Assets $ 481,928,599 $ 472,875,001 $ 443,021,731 NAV Per Share of Common Stock $ 6.37 $ 6.26 $ 5.88 (a) Market Price Per Share $ 6.44 $ 6.65 $ 6.17 Premium / (Discount) 1.10 % 6.23 % 4.93 % Outstanding Shares 75,645,317 75,561,571 75,285,823 Total Net Investment Income (b) $ 8,893,373 $ 9,126,633 $ 9,273,502 Total Net Realized/Unrealized $ 9,042,666 $ 13,197,541 $ 9,736,080 Gain/(Loss) (b) Net Increase (Decrease) in Net $ 17,936,039 $ 22,324,174 $ 19,009,582 Assets From Operations (b) Earnings per Common Share Outstanding Total Net Investment Income (b) $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 Total Net Realized/Unrealized $ 0.12 $ 0.17 $ 0.13 Gain/(Loss) (b) Net Increase (Decrease) in Net $ 0.24 $ 0.29 $ 0.25 Assets From Operations (b) Undistributed/(Overdistributed) $ (62,985 ) $ 454,532 $ 146,757 Net Investment Income (c) Undistributed/(Overdistributed) Net Investment Income Per Share (c) $ (0.00 ) † $ 0.01 $ 0.00 † Footnotes: (a) NAVs are calculated as of the close of business on the last business day in the periods indicated above. (b) For the quarter indicated. (c) As of the date indicated above. † Amount represents less than $0.01 per share. This financial data is unaudited. The Fund files its semi-annual and annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as its complete schedule of portfolio holdings for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year on Form N-Q. These reports are available on the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. To obtain information on Form N-Q or a semi-annual or annual report from the Fund, shareholders can call 1-888-777-0102. Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc., a diversified, closed-end management investment company, is managed by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc., and is sub-advised by Western Asset Management Company, an affiliate of the investment manager. For more information, please call 1-888-777-0102 or consult 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: Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc. Maria Rosati, 212-805-6036 email@example.com
Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc. Announces Financial Position as of December 31, 2012
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