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MFS Releases Closed-End Fund Income Distribution Sources for Certain Funds

August 29, 2014

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) released today the distribution income sources for three of its closed-end funds for August 2014: MFS®Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE: MIN), MFS®Government Markets Income Trust (NYSE: MGF) and MFS®Special Value Trust (NYSE: MFV). This information also can be obtained by visiting MFS.com by clicking on Products & Performance > Closed End Funds > Dividend Source Information.

MFS Intermediate Income Trust

Distribution period: August 2014

Distribution amount per share: $ 0.03938

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution 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 or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each November 1st. All amounts are expressed per common share.

     

Total cumulative

distributions for the

fiscal year to date

 

% Breakdown of the

total cumulative

distributions for the

fiscal year to date

Current

distribution

% Breakdown of

current distribution

Net Investment Income $ 0.01187 30% $ 0.12731 32%
Net Realized ST Cap Gains 0.00000 0% 0.00000 0%
Net Realized LT Cap Gains 0.00000 0% 0.00000 0%
Return of Capital or Other Capital Source 0.02751   70%   0.27306   68%
Total (per common share) $ 0.03938 100% $ 0.40037 100%
 
Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 7-31-2014         4.69%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 7-31-2014 8.53%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 7-31-2014 2.97%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 7-31-2014 7.23%
 


MFS Government Markets Income Trust

Distribution period: August 2014

Distribution amount per share: $ 0.03702

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution 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 or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each December 1st. All amounts are expressed per common share.

     

Total cumulative

distributions for the

fiscal year to date

 

% Breakdown of the

total cumulative

distributions for the

fiscal year to date

Current

distribution

% Breakdown of

current distribution

Net Investment Income $ 0.01484 40% $ 0.13609 41%
Net Realized ST Cap Gains 0.00000 0% 0.00000 0%
Net Realized LT Cap Gains 0.00000 0% 0.00000 0%
Return of Capital or Other Capital Source 0.02218   60%   0.19970   59%
Total (per common share) $ 0.03702 100% $ 0.33579 100%
 
Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 7-31-2014         4.21%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 7-31-2014 7.28%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 7-31-2014 2.93%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 7-31-2014 5.50%
 


MFS Special Value Trust

Distribution period: August 2014

Distribution amount per share: $ 0.05836

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution 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 or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each November 1st. All amounts are expressed per common share.

     

Total cumulative

distributions for the

fiscal year to date

 

% Breakdown of the

total cumulative

distributions for the

fiscal year to date

Current

distribution

% Breakdown of

current distribution

Net Investment Income $ 0.02181 37% $ 0.24121 41%
Net Realized ST Cap Gains 0.00000 0% 0.00000 0%
Net Realized LT Cap Gains 0.00000 0% 0.00000 0%
Return of Capital or Other Capital Source 0.03655   63%   0.34459   59%
Total (per common share) $ 0.05836 100% $ 0.58580 100%
 
Average annual total return (in relation to NAV) for the five years ended 7-31-2014         12.38%
Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of month end NAV as of 7-31-2014 10.19%
Cumulative total return (in relation to NAV) for the fiscal year through 7-31-2014 4.85%
Cumulative fiscal year distributions as a percentage of NAV as of 7-31-2014 8.53%
 


Shareholders should not necessarily draw any conclusions about the fund's investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the fund's managed distribution plan.

The fund may estimate that it has distributed more than its income and capital gains; therefore, a portion of shareholders’ distributions may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that shareholders invested in the fund is paid back to shareholders. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the fund's investment performance and should not be confused with "yield" or "income."

The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this notice 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 fund's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The fund will send shareholders Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell shareholders how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

About MFS Investment Management

Established in 1924, MFS is an active, global asset manager with investment offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, SÃo Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto. We employ a uniquely collaborative approach to build better insights for our clients. Our investment approach has three core elements: integrated research, global collaboration and active risk management. As of July 31, 2014, MFS manages US$429.7 billion in assets on behalf of individual and institutional investors worldwide. Please visit mfs.com for more information.

The Trusts are closed-end investment products. Shares of the Trusts are only available for purchase/sale, at the current market price, on the NYSE, with the exception of the MFS California Municipal Fund which is available for purchase only on the American Stock Exchange. Shares may trade at a discount to NAV.

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