NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PIMCO Corporate & Income Opportunity Fund (NYSE: PTY) and PIMCO Corporate & Income Strategy Fund (NYSE: PCN) (each a “Fund” and, together, the “Funds”) announced that, effective on or about February 12, 2019, each Fund will amend its non-fundamental investment policy to, under normal market conditions, invest at least 80% of its total assets in a combination of corporate debt obligations of varying maturities, other corporate income-producing securities, and income-producing securities of non-corporate issuers, such as U.S. Government securities, municipal securities and mortgage-backed and other asset-backed securities issued on a public or private basis (the “Current Policy”) to read as follows:
Under normal market conditions, the Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes in a combination of corporate debt obligations of varying maturities, other corporate income-producing securities, and income-producing securities of non-corporate issuers, such as U.S. Government securities, municipal securities and mortgage-backed and other asset-backed securities issued on a public or private basis (the “Amended Policy”).
The Amended Policy will be effective on or about February 12, 2019 following 60 days’ notice to Fund shareholders and may only be changed thereafter by the Board of Trustees of each Fund following the provision of at least 60 days’ written notice to the Fund’s shareholders pursuant to Rule 35d-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (“Rule 35d-1”).
Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (“PIMCO”), each Fund’s investment manager, recommended the changes to the Current Policy to the Fund’s Board of Trustees as being in the best interests of each Fund and its shareholders, as PIMCO believes that the Amended Policy is better aligned with the requirements of Rule 35d-1. PIMCO does not expect that the Amended Policy will result in any significant change to how each Fund is managed in practice.
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