NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PIMCO Corporate & Income Opportunity Fund (NYSE: PTY), PIMCO Corporate & Income Strategy Fund (NYSE: PCN), PIMCO High Income Fund (NYSE: PHK), PIMCO Income Strategy Fund (NYSE: PFL), PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II (NYSE: PFN), PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: PCQ), PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund II (NYSE: PCK), PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund III (NYSE: PZC), PIMCO Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: PMF), PIMCO Municipal Income Fund II (NYSE: PML), PIMCO Municipal Income Fund III (NYSE: PMX), PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: PNF), PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund II (NYSE: PNI) and PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund III (NYSE: PYN) (each, a “Fund” and, together, the “Funds”) today announced that each Fund has commenced a voluntary tender offer (each, a “Tender Offer” and, together, the “Tender Offers”) for up to 100% of its outstanding auction rate preferred shares (“ARPS”) at a price equal to 96%, with respect to PTY, 93.25%, with respect to PCN and PHK, 94.25%, with respect to PFL and PFN, and 94.5% with respect to PCQ, PCK, PZC, PMF, PML, PMX, PNF, PNI and PYN, of the ARPS’ per share liquidation preference of $25,000 per share (or $24,000 per share for PTY, $23,312.50 per share for PCN and PHK, $23,562.50 per share of PFL and PFN, and $23,625 per share for PCQ, PCK, PZC, PMF, PML, PMX, PNF, PNI, and PYN) and any unpaid dividends accrued through the expiration date of the Tender Offer. Each Fund's Tender Offer will expire at 5:00 P.M., New York City Time, on September 18, 2023, unless the Tender Offer is extended.
This announcement is not a recommendation, an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell ARPS of the Funds. The Funds have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a tender offer statement on Schedule TO and related exhibits, including an offer to purchase, a related letter of transmittal and other related documents (the “Tender Offer Documents”). Each Fund’s Tender Offer is conditioned on certain conditions as set forth in the Tender Offer Documents. The Tender Offer Documents will be sent electronically to holders of the ARPS. ARPS holders of a Fund may obtain additional copies of the Tender Offer Documents for such Fund, without charge, by contacting the Information Agent for the Tender Offers, Equiniti Fund Solutions, Inc., at (877) 478-5044. ARPS holders can also obtain the Tender Offer Documents free of charge on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. ARPS holders should read these documents and related exhibits for the applicable Fund as the documents contain important information about each Fund’s Tender Offer.
Any questions regarding the Tender Offers can be directed to the Funds’ Information Agent, Equiniti Fund Solutions, Inc., at (877) 478-5044. Each Fund’s daily New York Stock Exchange closing market price for its common shares, net asset value per common share, as well as other information, including updated portfolio statistics and performance, are available at www.pimco.com/closedendfunds.
Each Fund may determine to replace all or a portion of the leverage currently obtained through tendered ARPS with other forms of leverage in accordance with the Fund’s investment policies and related public disclosures. There is no guarantee that a Fund will be able to replace all or a portion of the leverage currently obtained through tendered ARPS with leverage at comparable costs and other terms, or will elect to do so, and any replacement leverage may be at a higher interest rate and/or may result in higher costs to the Fund’s common shareholders.
The information on or accessible through www.pimco.com/closedendfunds is not incorporated by reference herein.
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