December 13, 2012 at 14:23 PM EST
Putnam Announces Dividend Rates for Multi-Class Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/12 -- The Trustees of The Putnam Funds have declared the following distributions today.


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

The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class B
 Shares (PGIBX)
$0.0190 per share investment income                  12/13/2012  12/17/2012
$0.0450 per share extra taxable income
$0.0640 per share total

The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class C
 Shares (PGRIX)
$0.0200 per share investment income                  12/13/2012  12/17/2012
$0.0450 per share extra taxable income
$0.0650 per share total

The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class M
 Shares (PGRMX)
$0.0290 per share investment income                  12/13/2012  12/17/2012
$0.0450 per share extra taxable income
$0.0740 per share total

The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class R
 Shares (PGCRX)
$0.0340 per share investment income                  12/13/2012  12/17/2012
$0.0450 per share extra taxable income
$0.0790 per share total

The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class Y
 Shares (PGIYX)
$0.0570 per share investment income                  12/13/2012  12/17/2012
$0.0450 per share extra taxable income
$0.1020 per share total

The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class R5
 Shares (PGRLX)
$0.0610 per share investment income                  12/13/2012  12/17/2012
$0.0450 per share extra taxable income
$0.1060 per share total

The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class R6
 Shares (PGREX)
$0.0650 per share investment income                  12/13/2012  12/17/2012
$0.0450 per share extra taxable income
$0.1100 per share total

Shareholders Contact:
1-800-225-1581

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