NEW YORK, NY—December 11, 2009—Helios High Yield Fund (the “Fund”) (NYSE: HHY) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a special dividend of $0.05 per share, payable on December 24, 2009 to stockholders of record on December 22, 2009.
Upon taking over management of the Fund in August, the Board of Directors shifted the Fund’s payment dates to be consistent with the Manager’s family of funds. Therefore, the special dividend is expected to equalize the dividends paid to stockholders during the year.
Dividends may include net investment income, capital gains and/or return of capital.
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Helios High Yield Fund is managed by Brookfield Investment Management Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisor specializing in core fixed income, high yield, structured products (Commercial MBS, Residential MBS and ABS) as well as global REITs and listed infrastructure securities. Headquartered in New York, the firm has approximately $24 billion of assets under management as of October 31, 2009. Brookfield Investment Management is a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., a global asset manager focused on property, power and other infrastructure assets with approximately $90 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2009.
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