NEW YORK, NY—November 5, 2010—Helios Strategic Mortgage Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: HSM) (the “Fund”) today announced that its Board of Directors declared its monthly dividend of $0.056 per share, payable on November 24, 2010 to stockholders of record on November 19, 2010. Based on the NYSE closing price of $6.57 on November 4, 2010, the Fund’s yield was 10.23%.
Dividends may include net investment income, capital gains and/or return of capital. The dividend yield referenced above is calculated as the annualized amount of the most recent monthly dividend declared divided by the stated stock price.
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Helios Strategic Mortgage Income Fund, Inc. 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 had approximately $23 billion of assets under management* as of September 30, 2010. Brookfield Investment Management Inc. is a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., a global asset manager focused on property, power and other infrastructure assets with approximately $100 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2010.
*Includes assets managed through AMP Capital Brookfield Pty Limited.
Helios Strategic Mortgage Income Fund, Inc.
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