Tortoise Capital Advisors Announces Distribution Dates and Amounts for Closed-End Funds

LEAWOOD, Kan.-- May 12, 2014 ()--The closed-end funds managed by Tortoise Capital Advisors declared the following distributions today:

Fund   Ticker  



% Change
from Prior


% Change
from Prior

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp.   TYG   $0.58000   0.4%   1.8%  
Tortoise Energy Capital Corp.   TYY   $0.43250   0.6%   2.4%  
Tortoise North American Energy Corp.   TYN   $0.40750   0.6%   2.5%  
Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc.   NTG   $0.42125   -   0.9%  
Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc.   TTP   $0.40750   -   -  
Tortoise Energy Independence Fund, Inc.   NDP   $0.43750   -   -  

The TYG, TYY, TYN, NTG, TTP and NDP distributions are payable on May 30, 2014 to stockholders of record on May 22, 2014. The ex-dividend date is May 20, 2014. For book purposes, the source of distributions for TYG, TYY, TYN and NTG is estimated to be 100 percent return of capital; the source of distributions for TTP is estimated to be approximately 45 to 55 percent ordinary income, with the remainder as return of capital; and the source of distributions for NDP is estimated to be approximately 65 to 75 percent ordinary income, with the remainder as return of capital. For tax purposes, the characterization will not be made until determination of earnings and profits after year end.

Fund   Ticker  


Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc.   TPZ   $0.12500  

The TPZ monthly distributions are payable on June 30, 2014, July 31, 2014 and Aug. 29, 2014 to stockholders of record on the respective dates of June 23, 2014, July 24, 2014 and Aug. 22, 2014. The respective ex-dividend dates are June 19, 2014, July 22, 2014 and Aug. 20, 2014. TPZ will report the sources for these monthly distributions at the time of payment in the applicable Section 19(a) Notice.

You should not draw any conclusions about TPZ‘s investment performance from the amount of these distributions or from the terms of TPZ‘s distribution policy.

TPZ estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of the distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in TPZ is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect TPZ‘s investment performance and should not be confused with “yield” or “income.”

The amounts and sources of distributions TPZ reports 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 TPZ‘s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. TPZ will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

Annual Stockholders‘ Meeting

NDP, NTG, TPZ, TTP, TYG, TYN and TYY will host their combined annual stockholders‘ meeting on May 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. CDT at 11550 Ash Street, Suite 300, Leawood, Kan. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can join us via the live webcast by visiting the closed-end fund section of our website at www.tortoiseadvisors.com or via conference call by dialing (877) 407-9210.

A replay of the call will be available by dialing 877-660-6853 (Conference ID # 13578311) until 10:59 p.m. CDT on June 13, 2014 or on the company‘s website at www.tortoiseadvisors.com until May 28, 2015.

About Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. is an investment manager specializing in listed energy investments. As of April 30, 2014, the adviser had approximately $16.4 billion of assets under management in NYSE-listed closed-end investment companies, open-end funds and other accounts. For more information, visit www.tortoiseadvisors.com.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains certain statements that may include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are "forward-looking statements." Although the funds and Tortoise Capital Advisors believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the funds‘ reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Other than as required by law, the funds and Tortoise Capital Advisors do not assume a duty to update this forward-looking statement.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction.



Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.
Pam Kearney, 866-362-9331
Investor Relations