Western Asset High Income Fund Inc. (“HIF”) Announces Distributions for the Months of December 2012, January and February 2013

Western Asset High Income Fund Inc. (NYSE: HIF) announced today monthly distributions of $0.0595 per common share for December 2012, January and February 2013.

The distribution schedule appears below:

MonthEx-DateRecord DatePayable DateAmountType
December 12/12/2012 12/14/2012 12/21/2012 $0.0595 Income
January 01/16/2013 01/18/2013 01/25/2013 $0.0595 Income
February 02/13/2013 02/15/2013 02/22/2013 $0.0595 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 Directors. In early 2013 and early 2014, 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 a shareholder’s tax return (e.g., ordinary income, long-term capital gain or return of capital).

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.

Contact the Fund at 1-888-777-0102 for additional information, or consult the Fund’s web site at www.lmcef.com.

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.


Western Asset High Income Fund Inc.
Maria Rosati, 212-805-6036
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