5/07/2012 TYG

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

LEAWOOD, Kan. – May 7, 2012 – Certain closed-end funds managed by Tortoise Capital Advisors declared the following distributions today.

Fund       Ticker      





% Change from Prior Distribution

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp.       TYG       Quarterly       $0.56000       0.45%
Tortoise Energy Capital Corp.       TYY       Quarterly       $0.41250       0.61%
Tortoise North American Energy Corp.       TYN       Quarterly       $0.38750       0.65%
Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc.       NTG       Quarterly       $0.41250       -
Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc.(1)       TTP       Quarterly       $0.40625       -

The TYG, TYY, TYN, NTG and TTP distributions will be paid on June 1, 2012 to stockholders of record on May 23, 2012. For tax purposes, the ultimate characterization of distributions will be made after the determination of earnings and profits after year-end. 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 distribution for TTP is estimated to be approximately 60-70 percent ordinary income with the remainder return of capital.

Fund       Ticker      





% Change
from Prior

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

The TPZ monthly distributions will be paid on June 29, 2012, July 31, 2012 and Aug. 31, 2012 to stockholders of record on the respective dates of June 22, 2012, July 24, 2012 and Aug. 24, 2012. 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 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-p for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

Annual Stockholders‘ Meeting

TYG, TYY, TYN, TPZ, NTG and TTP will host its annual stockholders‘ meeting on May 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. CDT at 11550 Ash Street, Suite 300, Leawood, Kan. The meeting can be accessed via conference call by dialing (877) 407-9210.

The conference call will also be webcast simultaneously on the Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.tortoiseadvisors.com. A replay of the call will be available until 11:59 p.m. Central June 24, 2012, by dialing 877-660-6853. The ID # for playback is 286 and the Conference ID # is 390573. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the company's website at www.tortoiseadvisors.com through May 24, 2013.

About Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. is an investment manager specializing in listed energy infrastructure investments. As of April 30, 2012, the adviser had approximately $8.0 billion of assets under management in NYSE-listed closed-end investment companies, an open-end fund 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 company 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 company‘s 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 company 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.