May 31, 2012 at 07:30 AM EDT
Western Asset Income Fund (“PAI”) Announces Distributions for the Months of June, July, August & September 2012

Western Asset Income Fund, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PAI”, announced today a monthly distribution rate of $0.0600 per common share for the months of June, July, August and September 2012.

The distribution schedule appears below:

Month

Ex-Date

Record Date

Payable Date

Amount

Type

June 06/20/2012 06/22/2012 06/29/2012 $0.0600 Income
July 07/18/2012 07/20/2012 07/27/2012 $0.0600 Income
August 08/22/2012 08/24/2012 08/31/2012 $0.0600 Income
September 09/19/2012 09/21/2012 09/28/2012 $0.0600 Income

This press release is not for tax reporting purposes but is being provided to announce the amount of the Fund's distributions that have been declared by the Board of Trustees. In early 2013, after definitive information is available, the Fund will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV, if applicable, specifying how the distributions paid by the Fund during the prior calendar year should be characterized for purposes of reporting the distributions on your tax return (e.g., ordinary income, long-term capital gain or return of capital).

The Fund is a closed-end investment company that invests predominantly in a diversified portfolio of debt securities. Its investment adviser is Western Asset Management Company; a subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc. Western Asset Management Company has managed the Fund since its inception in March 1973.

For Fund-related questions, please contact Fund Investor Services at (888) 777-0102.

For shareholder-related questions please contact American Stock Transfer and Trust Company at (888) 888-0151.

All data and commentary provided within this press release is for informational purposes only. Legg Mason, Inc. and its affiliates do not engage in selling any of the shares of the Fund.

Contacts:

Western Asset Income Fund
For Fund-related questions:
Fund Investor Services, 888-777-0102
or
For shareholder-related questions:
American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, 888-888-0151
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