NEW YORK, May 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Boards of Trustees of PIMCO Municipal Income Fund (NYSE:PMF), PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund (NYSE:PCQ) and PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund (NYSE:PNF) (collectively, the "Funds") announced today that they have declared the following dividends on the Funds' common shares:



  PIMCO Municipal Income Fund             $0.08125 per common share
  PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund  $0.077   per common share
  PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund    $0.057   per common share

The dividends will be payable on June 1, 2009 to shareholders of record on May 11, 2009, with an ex-dividend date of May 7, 2009.

At April 30, 2009 the Funds' net assets (a) were approximately:



                                           (in millions)
    PIMCO Municipal Income Fund               $423.5
    PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund    $342.9
    PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund      $116.5

  (a) Net assets are inclusive of Preferred Shares of $190 million,
      $150 million and $47 million for the Municipal Income,
      California Municipal Income and New York Municipal Income,
      respectively.

The Funds are closed-end management investment companies. The investment objective of each Fund is to provide current income exempt from federal income tax. California Municipal Income Fund also seeks to provide current income exempt from California state income taxes. New York Municipal Income Fund also seeks to provide income exempt from New York State and city income taxes. There can be no assurance that the Funds will meet their objectives.

Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Allianz Global Investors of America L.P., serves as the Funds' investment manager and is a member of Munich-based Allianz Group (NYSE:AZ). Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, an Allianz Global Investors Fund Management affiliate, serves as the Funds' sub-adviser.

The Funds' daily New York Stock Exchange closing prices, net asset values per share, as well as other information, including updated portfolio statistics and performance are available at www.allianzinvestors.com or by calling the Funds' shareholder servicing agent at (800) 331-1710.

Statements made in this release that look forward in time involve risks and uncertainties and are forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the adverse effect from a decline in the securities markets or a decline in the Funds' performance, a general downturn in the economy, competition from other companies, changes in government policy or regulation, inability to attract or retain key employees, inability to implement its operating strategy and/or acquisition strategy, and unforeseen costs and other effects related to legal proceedings or investigations of governmental and self-regulatory organizations. The Funds' ability to pay dividends to common shareholders is subject to the restrictions in their registration statements, by-laws and other governing documents, as well as the Investment Company Act of 1940.

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