May 31, 2012 at 16:05 PM EDT
MFS Releases Closed-End Fund Income Distribution Sources for Certain Funds

MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) released today the distribution income sources for three of its closed-end funds for May 2012: MFS® Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE: MIN), MFS® Government Markets Income Trust (NYSE: MGF) and MFS® Special Value Trust (NYSE: MFV). This information also can be obtained by visiting MFS.com by clicking on Products & Performance > Closed End Funds > Dividend Source Information.

MFS Intermediate Income Trust
Distribution period: May 2012
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.04456

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital. The fund’s fiscal year begins each November 1st. All amounts are expressed per common share.

Total cumulative
distributions for the
fiscal year to date

% Breakdown
of the total
cumulative
distributions
for the fiscal
year to date

Current
distribution

% Breakdown of
current distribution

Net Investment Income

$ 0.01761

40% $ 0.12357 40%
Net Realized ST Cap Gains 0.00007 0% 0.00286 1%
Net Realized LT Cap Gains 0.00279 6% 0.06822 22%
Return of Capital 0.02409 54% 0.11801 37%
Total (per common share) $ 0.04456 100% $ 0.31266 100%
Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2012 6.52%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2012 8.50%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2012 3.02%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2012 4.97%

MFS Government Markets Income Trust
Distribution period: May 2012
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.04211

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital. The fund’s fiscal year begins each December 1st. All amounts are expressed per common share.

Total cumulative
distributions for the
fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of
the total
cumulative
distributions for
the fiscal year to
date

Current
distribution

% Breakdown of
current distribution

Net Investment Income $ 0.01993 47% $ 0.12228 48%
Net Realized ST Cap Gains 0.00008 0% 0.00286 1%
Net Realized LT Cap Gains 0.00347 8% 0.00347 1%
Return of Capital 0.01863 45% 0.12522 50%
Total (per common share) $ 0.04211 100% $ 0.25383 100%
Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2012 6.73%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2012 7.24%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2012 2.63%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2012 3.64%

MFS Special Value Trust
Distribution period: May 2012
Distribution amount per share: $ 0.05703

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital. The fund’s fiscal year begins each November 1st. All amounts are expressed per common share.

Total cumulative
distributions for the
fiscal year to date

% Breakdown of
the total
cumulative
distributions for
the fiscal year to
date

% Breakdown of
current distribution

Current
distribution

Net Investment Income $ 0.03417 60% $ 0.23828 61%
Net Realized ST Cap Gains 0.00000 0% 0.00000 0%
Net Realized LT Cap Gains 0.00000 0% 0.06285 16%
Return of Capital 0.02286 40% 0.09015 23%
Total (per common share) $ 0.05703 100% $ 0.39128 100%
Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 4-30-2012 2.92%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 4-30-2012 9.96%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4-30-2012 7.24%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4-30-2012 5.70%

Shareholders should not necessarily draw any conclusions about the fund's investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the fund's managed distribution plan.

The fund may estimate that it has distributed more than its income and capital gains; therefore, a portion of shareholders’ distributions may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that shareholders invested in the fund is paid back to shareholders. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the fund's investment performance and should not be confused with "yield" or "income."

The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this notice are only estimates and are not being provided for tax-reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax-reporting purposes will depend upon the fund's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The fund will send shareholders Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell shareholders how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

MFS manages approximately $284.5 billion in assets on behalf of individual and institutional investors worldwide as of April 30, 2012. The company traces its origins to 1924 and the creation of America’s first “open-end” mutual fund.

The Trusts are closed-end investment products. Shares of the Trusts are only available for purchase/sale, at the current market price, on the NYSE, with the exception of the MFS California Municipal Fund which is available for purchase only on the American Stock Exchange. Shares may trade at a discount to NAV.

MFS Investment Management
500 Boylston St., Boston, MA02116

15668.44

Contacts:

MFS Investment Management
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or
MFS Investment Management:
Shareholders or Advisors (investment product information):
Justin Miller, 800-343-2829, ext. 57702
or
Media Only:
John Reilly, 617-954-5305
or
Dan Flaherty, 617-954-4256
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