Barings Global Short Duration High Yield Fund Announces December 2017 Monthly Distribution of $0.1534 per Share

Charlotte, North Carolina, UNITED STATES

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barings Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (the “Fund”) (NYSE:BGH) announced its monthly dividend for December 2017 of $0.1534 per share, payable on January 2, 2018.  Based on the Fund’s November 30, 2017 share price of $19.34 per share, the distribution represents an annualized yield of 9.52% per share.  Based on current projections through the payable date, the Fund expects that this distribution may include a return of capital.

In addition, the Fund announced estimated monthly distributions of $0.1482 per share for January 2018 and February 2018.  This amount represents a $0.0052 reduction from previous estimates and is based on Barings’ assessment of current market conditions.  Based on the Fund’s November 30, 2017 share price of $19.34 per share, the estimated distribution represents an annualized yield of 9.20% per share. 

The distribution schedule appears below:

MonthEx-DateRecord DatePayable DateAmount1

1 Amounts represent estimates for January and February. 

The Fund seeks to pay a distribution at a rate that reflects net investment income actually earned. A portion of each distribution may be treated as paid from sources other than net investment income, including but not limited to short-term capital gain, long-term capital gain or return of capital. The final determination of the source and tax characteristics of these distributions will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during its fiscal year and will be made after the Fund’s year end. The Fund will send to investors a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will define how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that is managed by Barings LLC.  The Fund invests primarily in short-duration, global high yield bonds with the objective of seeking as high a level of current income as Barings determines is consistent with capital preservation, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation.  The Fund expects to maintain a weighted average portfolio duration, including the effects of leverage, of 3 years or less.

Cautionary Notice: Certain statements contained in this press release may be "forward looking" statements.  Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date in which they are made and which reflect management’s current estimates, projections, expectations or beliefs, and which are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially.  These statements are subject to change at any time based upon economic, market or other conditions and may not be relied upon as investment advice or an indication of the fund's trading intent.  References to specific securities are not recommendations of such securities, and may not be representative of the fund's current or future investments.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. 

Because the Fund is newly organized, its shares have a limited history of public trading. Investors should read the Fund’s prospectus and consider carefully the risks, investment objectives, charges and expenses associated with an investment in the Fund’s common shares. For a copy of the prospectus, please contact your securities representative.

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*As of September 30, 2017.



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