LEAWOOD, Kan. -- November 30, 2017 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- This notice provides stockholders of Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TTP) with information regarding the distribution paid on Nov. 30, 2017 and cumulative distributions paid fiscal year-to-date.
The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution, payable Nov. 30, 2017 and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital. All amounts are expressed per common share.
Estimated Sources of Distributions
($) Total Cumulative
% Breakdown of the
|Net Investment Income||0.0160||4%||0.0184||1%|
|Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains||0.0227||5%||0.3370||21%|
|Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains||0.0000||0%||0.0000||0%|
|Return of Capital||0.3688||91%||1.2746||78%|
|Total (per common share)||0.4075||100%||1.6300||100%|
|Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the 5 years ending on 10/31/2017||1.22%|
|Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of 10/31/2017||8.42%|
|Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 10/31/2017||-12.17%|
|Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 10/31/2017||8.42%|
You should not draw any conclusions about TTP's investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of TTP's distribution policy.
TTP estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of your 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 TTP is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect TTP‘s investment performance and should not be confused with "yield" or "income."
The amounts and sources of distributions reported 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 TTP's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. TTP 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.
About Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc.
Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TTP) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that seeks to obtain a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions. TTP invests primarily in equity securities of pipeline companies that transport natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and refined products and, to a lesser extent, in other energy infrastructure companies.
About Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.
Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C., is a registered investment adviser specializing in essential assets investing. Essential assets are those that are indispensable and necessary to the functioning of our economy and our society as a whole, such as education, healthcare, infrastructure and energy. As of Oct. 31, 2017, the adviser had approximately $15.5 billion of assets under management in listed closed-end funds, mutual funds, private funds and separate accounts. For more information, visit www.tortoiseadvisors.com.
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.
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 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 any forward-looking statement.