BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - The New America High Income Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE: HYB) announced today that it will pay a dividend of $.065 per share on the company's common stock on October 30, 2009 to common shareholders of record as of the close of business on October 16, 2009. The ex-dividend date will be October 14th.

The New America High Income Fund, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end management investment company with a leveraged capital structure. The Fund's investment adviser is T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. ("T. Rowe Price"). As of March 31, 2009, T. Rowe Price and its affiliates managed approximately $269 billion of assets, including approximately $9.9 billion of "high yield" investments. T. Rowe Price has provided investment advisory services to investment companies since 1937.

Contact Information: Contact: Ellen E. Terry Vice President Telephone: 617-263-6400