LEAWOOD, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc. (NYSE: NTG) today declared a first quarter 2016 distribution of $0.4225 per share, unchanged from fourth quarter 2015. This distribution is payable on Feb. 29, 2016 to stockholders of record on Feb. 22, 2016. The ex-dividend date is Feb. 18, 2016.
“As we’ve routinely communicated, our goal with our MLP-focused closed-end funds is to establish and maintain what we believe to be adequate distribution coverage, supporting our emphasis on long-term distribution sustainability,” said Brad Adams, CEO of Tortoise’s closed-end funds. “While we recognize the challenging market conditions, our focus on high quality companies that have continued to generate solid cash flows allows us to maintain this quarter-over-quarter distribution.”
For book purposes, the source of distributions for NTG is estimated to be 100 percent return of capital. For tax purposes, the characterization will not be made until determination of earnings and profits after year end.
About Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc.
Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc. owns a portfolio of master limited partnership (MLP) investments in the energy infrastructure sector, with an emphasis on natural gas infrastructure MLPs. Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc.’s objective is to provide its stockholders a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions.
About Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.
Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. is an investment manager specializing in energy investments. As of Jan. 31, 2016, the adviser had approximately $11.6 billion of assets under management across the energy value chain in listed closed-end funds, mutual funds, private funds and separate accounts. For more information, visit www.tortoiseadvisors.com.
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