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Guggenheim Investments Announces April 2018 Closed-End Fund Distributions

NEW YORK, April 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Guggenheim Investments today announced that certain closed-end funds have declared their distributions. The table below summarizes the distribution schedule for each closed-end fund (collectively, the “Funds” and each, a “Fund”).

The following dates apply to the distributions:

Record Date April 13, 2018
   
Ex-Dividend Date April 12, 2018
   
Payable Date April 30, 2018


Distribution Schedule
NYSE
Ticker
Closed-End Fund NameDistribution
Per Share
Change from Previous
Distribution
Frequency
AGCAdvent Claymore Convertible
Securities and Income Fund II
$0.0471 Monthly
AVKAdvent Claymore Convertible
Securities and Income Fund
$0.11721 Monthly
GBABGuggenheim Taxable Municipal
Managed Duration Trust
$0.12573 Monthly
GGMGuggenheim Credit
Allocation Fund
$0.1813 Monthly
GOFGuggenheim Strategic
Opportunities Fund
$0.1821 Monthly
WIAWestern Asset/Claymore Inflation-
Linked Securities & Income Fund
$0.0345 Monthly
WIWWestern Asset/Claymore
Inflation-Linked Opportunities
& Income Fund
$0.0360 Monthly

1 A portion of this distribution is estimated to be a return of capital rather than income. Final determination of the character of distributions will be made at year-end. The Section 19(a) notice referenced below provides more information and can be found at www.guggenheiminvestments.com.

Past performance is not indicative of future performance. As of this announcement, the sources of each fund distribution are estimates. Distributions may be paid from sources of income other than ordinary income, such as short-term capital gains, long-term capital gains or return of capital. Unless otherwise noted, the distributions above are not anticipated to include a return of capital. If a distribution consists of something other than ordinary income, a Section 19(a) notice detailing the anticipated source(s) of the distribution will be made available. The Section 19(a) notice will be posted to a Fund’s website and to the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation so that brokers can distribute such notices to Shareholders of the Fund. Section 19(a) notices are provided for informational purposes only and not for tax reporting purposes. The final determination of the source and tax characteristics of all distributions in 2018 will be made after the end of the year. This information is not legal or tax advice. Consult a professional regarding your specific legal or tax matters.

About Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, LLC (“Guggenheim”), with $250 billion* in total assets across fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Our 300+ investment professionals perform rigorous research to understand market trends and identify undervalued opportunities in areas that are often complex and underfollowed. This approach to investment management has enabled us to deliver innovative strategies providing diversification opportunities and attractive long-term results.

Guggenheim Investments includes Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC (“GFIA”), Guggenheim Partners Investment Management (“GPIM”), Security Investors, LLC (“SI”), and Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC (”GFD”). GFD serves as servicing agent for AVK. GFIA serves as Investment Adviser for AGC, GBAB, GGM, and GOF. GPIM serves as Investment Sub-Adviser for GBAB, GGM and GOF. SI serves as servicing agent for WIA and Investment Adviser for WIW. The Investment Advisers for AVK and WIA are Advent Capital Management, LLC and Western Asset Management Company, respectively, and are not affiliated with Guggenheim.

*Guggenheim Investments total asset figure is as of 12.31.2017.  The assets include leverage of $12.1bn for assets under management and $0.4bn for assets for which we provide administrative services.  Guggenheim Investments represents the following affiliated investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners, LLC: Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, Guggenheim Real Estate, LLC, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited, and Guggenheim Partners India Management.

This information does not represent an offer to sell securities of the Funds and it is not soliciting an offer to buy securities of the Funds. There can be no assurance that the Funds will achieve their investment objectives. Investments in the Funds involve operating expenses and fees. The net asset value of the Funds will fluctuate with the value of the underlying securities. It is important to note that closed-end funds trade on their market value, not net asset value, and closed-end funds often trade at a discount to their net asset value. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. An investment in closed-end funds is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire amount that you invest. Some general risks and considerations associated with investing in a closed-end fund may include: Investment and Market Risk; Lower Grade Securities Risk; Equity Securities Risk; Foreign Securities Risk; Interest Rate Risk; Illiquidity Risk; Derivative Risk; Management Risk; Anti-Takeover Provisions; Market Disruption Risk and Leverage Risk. See www.guggenheiminvestments.com/cef for a detailed discussion of Fund-specific risks.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of any investment before they invest. For this and more information, visit www.guggenheiminvestments.com or contact a securities representative or Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC 227 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606, 800-345-7999.

Analyst Inquiries
William T. Korver
cefs@guggenheiminvestments.com

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