5/31/2019 TTP TPZ

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. and Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Provide Section 19(a) Notice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEAWOOD, Kan. – May 31, 2019 – This notice provides stockholders of Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TTP) and Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TPZ) with information regarding the distributions paid on May 31, 2019 and cumulative distributions paid fiscal year-to-date.

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distributions, payable May 31, 2019 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.

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc.

 

Estimated Sources of Distributions

 

 

 

 

($) Current Distribution

 

 

% Breakdown of the Current Distribution

 

 

($) Total Cumulative Distributions for the Fiscal Year to Date

 

% Breakdown of the Total Cumulative Distributions for the Fiscal Year to Date

Net Investment Income

0.0000

      0%

0.0000

    0%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

0.0000

      0%

0.0000

    0%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

0.0000

      0%

0.0000

    0%

Return of Capital

0.4075

   100% 

0.8150

  100%

Total (per common share)

0.4075

   100%

0.8150

  100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the 5 years ending on 4/30/2019

  -5.92%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of 4/30/2019

   9.63%

 

 

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4/30/2019

   6.73%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4/30/2019

   4.82%

 

Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc.

 

Estimated Sources of Distributions

 

 

 

 

($) Current Distribution

 

 

% Breakdown of the Current Distribution

 

 

($) Total Cumulative Distributions for the Fiscal Year to Date

 

% Breakdown of the Total Cumulative Distributions for the Fiscal Year to Date

Net Investment Income

0.0264

    21%

0.1721

   22%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

0.0000

      0%

0.0038

     1%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

0.0094

      8%

0.0281

     4%

Return of Capital

0.0892

    71% 

0.5460

   73%

Total (per common share)

0.1250

   100%

0.7500

  100%

 

Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the 5 years ending on 4/30/2019

   1.18%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of 4/30/2019

   7.29%

 

 

Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 4/30/2019

   7.77%

Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 4/30/2019

   3.64%

You should not draw any conclusions about TTP or TPZ’s investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of TTP and TPZ’s distribution policies.

Each of TTP and TPZ 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 and/or TPZ is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect TTP or TPZ’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 the applicable fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. TTP and/or 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.

Essential Assets Conference Call

Tortoise will host a conference call on July 24, 2019 at 3 p.m. Central to discuss the essential asset sectors and provide an update on Tortoise’s outlook.

Toll Free Dial-In Number: (877) 407-9210

Replay Number: (877) 481-4010

Replay ID: #41354 (available through Aug. 24, 2019)

 

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 Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc.

Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TPZ) invests in a portfolio of fixed income and equity securities issued by power and energy infrastructure companies. TPZ’s objective is to provide stockholders a high level of current income, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation. 

About Tortoise

Tortoise specializes in essential assets and income. Tortoise invests in assets and services that serve essential needs in society and can also serve essential client needs, such as diversification and income. Tortoise’s energy investing expertise across the energy value chain, including infrastructure and MLPs, dates back more than 15 years. Through a variety of investment vehicles, Tortoise provides access to a wide range of client solutions, focused on their evolving needs. For more information, please visit www.tortoiseadvisors.com.

Tortoise Capital Advisors is the Adviser to Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. and Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc.

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.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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 fund’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 funds and Tortoise Capital Advisors do not assume a duty to update this forward-looking statement.

Contact information
Tortoise

Pam Kearney, Investor and Public Relations, (866) 362-9331, pkearney@tortoiseadvisors.com

 

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