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Putnam Announces Dividend Rates for Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/26/12 -- The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declare the following distributions today.


                                                       RECORD     PAYMENT
                                                       ---------- ----------
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS                            DATE       DATE
------------------------------------------------------ ---------- ----------

Putnam Convertible Securities Fund- Class B Share
 (PCNBX)
$0.1050 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0330 per share extra taxable income
$0.1380 per share total

Putnam Convertible Securities Fund - Class C Share
 (PRCCX)
$0.1040 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0330 per share extra taxable income
$0.1370 per share total

Putnam Convertible Securities Fund - Class M Share
 (PCNMX)
$0.1170 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0330 per share extra taxable income
$0.1500 per share total

Putnam Convertible Securities Fund - Class R Share
 (PCVRX)
$0.1300 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0330 per share extra taxable income
$0.1630 per share total

Putnam Convertible Securities Fund - Class Y Share
 (PCGYX)
$0.1550 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0330 per share extra taxable income
$0.1880 per share total

Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class B Shares (PEQNX)
$0.0480 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0560 per share extra taxable income
$0.5040 per share long-term capital gain
$0.6080 per share total

Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class C Shares (PEQCX)
$0.0480 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0560 per share extra taxable income
$0.5040 per share long-term capital gain
$0.6080 per share total

Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class M Shares (PEIMX)
$0.0590 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0560 per share extra taxable income
$0.5040 per share long-term capital gain
$0.61900 per share total

Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class R Shares (PEQRX)
$0.0690 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0560 per share extra taxable income
$0.5040 per share long-term capital gain
$0.6290 per share total

Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class Y Shares (PEIYX)
$0.0910 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0560 per share extra taxable income
$0.5040 per share long-term capital gain
$0.6510 per share total

Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class R5 Shares (PEQLX)
$0.0960 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0560 per share extra taxable income
$0.5040 per share long-term capital gain
$0.6560 per share total

Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class R6 Shares (PEQSX)
$0.1000 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0560 per share extra taxable income
$0.5040 per share long-term capital gain
$0.6600 per share total

Putnam Global Utilities Fund - Class B Shares (PUTBX)
$0.0480 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012

Putnam Global Utilities Fund - Class C Shares (PUTCX)
$0.0470 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012

Putnam Global Utilities Fund - Class M Shares (PUTMX)
$0.0540 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012

Putnam Global Utilities Fund - Class R Shares (PULRX)
$0.0610 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012

Putnam Global Utilities Fund - Class Y Shares (PUTYX)
$0.0740 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012

Putnam Retirement Income Lifestyle 1 Fund- Class B
 Shares (PRMLX)
$0.1180 per share extra taxable income                 12/26/2012 12/28/2012

Putnam Retirement Income Lifestyle 1 Fund- Class C
 Shares (PRMCX)
$0.1180 per share extra taxable income                 12/26/2012 12/28/2012

Putnam Retirement Income Lifestyle 1 Fund- Class M
 Shares (PRMMX)
$0.0020 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.1220 per share extra taxable income
$0.1240 per share total

Putnam Retirement Income Lifestyle 1 Fund- Class R
 Shares (PRMKX)
$0.0020 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.1220 per share extra taxable income
$0.1240 per share total

Putnam Retirement Income Lifestyle 1 Fund- Class Y
 Shares (PRMYX)
$0.0080 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.1220 per share extra taxable income
$0.1300 per share total

Putnam Retirement Income Fund, Lifestyle 2- Class B
 Shares (PRLBX)
$0.0290 per share extra taxable income                 12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0850 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0090 per share long-term capital gain
$0.1230 per share total

Putnam Retirement Income Fund, Lifestyle 2- Class C
 Shares (PRYCX)
$0.0290 per share extra taxable income                 12/26/2012 12/28/201

2
$0.0850 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0090 per share long-term capital gain
$0.1230 per share total

Putnam Retirement Income Fund, Lifestyle 2- Class M
 Shares (PRLMX)
$0.0020 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0310 per share extra taxable income
$0.0850 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0090 per share long-term capital gain
$0.1270 per share total

Putnam Retirement Income Fund, Lifestyle 2- Class R
 Shares (PRLRX)
$0.0020 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0310 per share extra taxable income
$0.0850 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0090 per share long-term capital gain
$0.1270 per share total

Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 2- Class Y
 Shares (PRLYX)
$0.0060 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012
$0.0310 per share extra taxable income
$0.0850 per share short-term capital gain
$0.0090 per share long-term capital gain
$0.1310 per share total

Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 3 - Class B
 Shares (PBIOX)
$0.0110 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012

Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 3 - Class C
 Shares (PCIOX)
$0.0120 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012

Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 3- Class M
 Shares (PMIOX)
$0.0150 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012

Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 3- Class R
 Shares (PRIOX)
$0.0150 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012

Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 3- Class Y
 Shares (PIIYX)
$0.0190 per share investment income                    12/26/2012 12/28/2012

SECTION 19 DISCLOSURE

Global Utilities Fund
.036 per share of Global Utilities Fund's dividend represents a return of capital. This is only an estimate for the current fund fiscal year based on information we have at this time. In January 2013, we will provide final information about all 2012 distributions for your tax filing. See the additional disclosure below for more details.

Additional disclosure
If a fund's dividend included an estimated distribution such as a return of capital or capital gain: For the purposes of this disclosure, a fund's dividend sources are determined in accordance with accounting principles, which may vary from federal tax treatment. The sources of dividends are estimated at the time of declaration. Actual results may vary. Any non-taxable return of capital cannot be determined until after the end of the fund's fiscal year. In January 2013, you will receive information as to the federal tax status of this and other distributions from the fund in the preceding calendar year.

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