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August 01, 2015 6:20 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Western Asset Premier Bond Fund

Company Overview

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund is a closed-ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by Western Asset Management Company. The fund is co-managed by Western Asset Management Company Limited, Western Asset Management Company Pte. Ltd., and Western Asset Management Company Ltd. It invests in the fixed income markets of the United States. The fund primarily invests in investment grade bonds, including corporate bonds, U.S. government and agency securities, and mortgage related securities. It seeks to maintain an average duration of around two to three years with an average credit quality of BBB. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Barclays Capital U.S. Cor...

385 East Colorado Boulevard

Pasadena, CA 91101

United States

Founded in 2002

Key Executives for Western Asset Premier Bond Fund

Chief Executive Officer, President and Trustee
Age: 57
Principal Financial Officer and Treasurer
Age: 45
Co-Head of Mortgage Investments Team and Portfolio Manager
Chief Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer
Age: 66
Age: 61
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund Key Developments

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund Reports Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund reported earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total net investment income of $3,017,118 or $0.25 per share against $3,209,946 or $0.27 per share a year ago. Total net realized/unrealized loss was $89,943 or $0.01 per share against total net realized/unrealized gain of $3,908,872 or $0.33 per share a year ago. Net increase in net assets from operations was $2,927,175 or $0.24 per share against $7,095,768 or $0.60 per share a year ago. NAV per share of common stock was $14.80 as at March 31, 2015 against $15.14 as at March 31, 2014.

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund Declares Distributions for the Months of June, July, August and September Payable on June 26, 2015, July 31, 2015, Augusts 28, 2015 and September 25, 2015 Respectively

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund declared distributions for the months of June, July, August and September of $0.0900 per share payable on June 26, 2015, July 31, 2015, Augusts 28, 2015 and September 25, 2015 respectively to the shareholders of record as on June 19, 2015, July 24, 2015, August 21, 2015 and September 18, 2015 respectively. The ex-dividend date is June 17, 2015, July 22, 2015, August 19, 2015 and September 16, 2015 respectively.

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund Appoints Jane E. Trust as President, CEO and Trustee/Director

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund announced the election of Jane E. Trust as Trustees/Directors and, effective June 1, 2015, the Boards of WEA has appointed Ms. Jane E. Trust as President and CEO. Ms. Trust is a Managing Director of Legg Mason & Co., LLC. Ms. Trust has been a part of the Legg Mason family for almost 27 years. She has held senior investment roles within Legg Mason Capital Management and Legg Mason Investment Counsel.

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