May 23, 2012 at 08:00 AM EDT
Western Asset High Income Fund Inc. Announces Financial Position as of March 31, 2012

Western Asset High Income Fund Inc. (NYSE: HIF) today announced the financial position of the Fund as of March 31, 2012.

Current QPrevious QPrior Yr Q
March 31, 2012December 31, 2011March 31, 2011
Total Net Assets $ 48,805,067 $ 46,441,614 $ 50,632,378
NAV Per Share of Common Stock (a) $ 9.29 $ 8.86 $ 9.71
Market Price Per Share $ 9.71 $ 8.93 $ 10.02
Premium / (Discount) 4.52 % 0.79 % 3.19 %
Outstanding Shares 5,251,194 5,242,629 5,213,736
Total Net Investment Income (b) $ 961,691 $ 954,086 $ 963,326
Total Net Realized/Unrealized Gain/(Loss) (b) $ 2,306,506 $ 1,034,498 $ 1,204,623
Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations (b) $ 3,268,197 $ 1,988,584 $ 2,167,949

Earnings per Common Share Outstanding

Total Net Investment Income (b) $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18
Total Net Realized/Unrealized Gain/(Loss) (b) $ 0.44 $ 0.20 $ 0.23
Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations (b) $ 0.62 $ 0.38 $ 0.41
Undistributed/(Overdistributed) Net Investment Income (c) $ (92,082 ) $ (70,236 ) $ 277,586
Undistributed/(Overdistributed) Net Investment Income
Per Share (c) $ (0.02 ) $ (0.01 ) $ 0.05
Footnotes:
(a) NAVs are calculated as of the close of business on the last business day in the periods indicated above.
(b) For the quarter indicated.
(c) As of the date indicated above.

This financial data is unaudited.

The Fund files its semi-annual and annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as its complete schedule of portfolio holdings for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year on Form N-Q. These reports are available on the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.To obtain information on Form N-Q or a semi-annual or annual report from the Fund, shareholders can call 1-888-777-0102.

Western Asset High Income Fund Inc., a diversified, closed-end management investment company, is managed by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc., and is sub-advised by Western Asset Management Company, an affiliate of the investment manager.

For more information, please call 1-888-777-0102 or consult the Fund’s web site at www.leggmason.com/cef.

Data and commentary provided in this press release are for informational purposes only. Legg Mason and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Fund.

Contacts:

For Western Asset High Income Fund Inc.
Media Contact:
Maria Rosati, 212-805-6036
mrosati@leggmason.com
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