Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. Announces Record Date and Payment Date for Monthly Distribution

Jan 12, 2009, 12:52 ET from Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: FAX) (the "Fund"), a closed-end bond fund, announced today that it will pay a monthly distribution of US 3.5 cents per share on February 13, 2009 to all shareholders of record as of January 30, 2009 (ex-dividend date January 28, 2009).

The Board's policy is to provide investors with a stable monthly distribution out of current income, supplemented by realized capital gains and, to the extent necessary, paid-in capital. This policy is subject to regular review at the Board's quarterly meetings unless market conditions require an earlier evaluation. The next review is scheduled to take place in March 2009.

For the 12 months to December 31, 2008, the Fund has paid total distributions amounting to US $0.42 per share. The composition of distributions paid by the Fund since the beginning of the Fund's fiscal year, November 1, 2008, will be estimated through the payment date, and announced at the time of payment of the distribution.

The Fund is managed by Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited and advised by Aberdeen Asset Management Limited. The Fund's shares trade on the NYSE Alternext US under the symbol "FAX."

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Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited and Aberdeen Asset Management Limited are registered investment advisers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

SOURCE Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.