Federated Enhanced Treasury Income Fund Announces Estimated Sources of Distribution

Mar 31, 2011, 09:28 ET from Federated Investors, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Federated Enhanced Treasury Income Fund (NYSE: FTT) today paid a distribution per share of $0.08.  The fund employs a managed distribution plan to support a level distribution to shareholders that may comprise of income, capital gains and/or return of capital.  Under the plan, the fund makes monthly cash distributions approximating 5.5% of the fund's net asset value (NAV) on an annualized basis based on the fund's NAV from the previous month-end.  The fund may make distributions in excess of those required under the plan in order to meet its obligations under the Internal Revenue Code.  This press release is issued as required by the fund's plan.

The distribution paid today is based on the fund's NAV of $17.53 on the last business day of February 2011.  

Shareholders should not draw any conclusions about the fund's investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the fund's plan.  The fund's estimated sources of the distribution paid in March and for its current fiscal year are:  




of Current Distribution

Cumulative Distributions

for the Fiscal


Percentage of the Cumulative Distributions for the Fiscal Year-to- Date(1)

Net Investment Income

$    0.0179


$    0.0548


Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

$    0.0000


$    0.0000


Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

$    0.0000


$    0.0000


Return of Capital

$    0.0621


$    0.3452


Total (per common share)

$    0.0800


$    0.4000


1 Estimated allocation for the fiscal year-to-date period beginning Dec. 1, 2010 through Mar. 31, 2011.

The fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of the distribution may be a return of capital.  A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the amount the shareholder has invested in the fund is paid back to the shareholder.  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 are only estimates and are not 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 a Form 1099 DIV for the calendar year that will tell shareholders how to report these distributions for federal income tax reporting purposes.  

The table below includes information relating to the fund's performance based on its net asset value (NAV) for certain periods.

Average annual total return at NAV for the period from inception through Feb. 28, 2011(1)


Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of Feb. 28, 2011(2)


Cumulative total return at NAV for the fiscal year through Feb. 28, 2011(3)


Cumulative fiscal year-to-date distribution rate as a percentage of NAV as of Feb. 28, 2011(4)


1 Represents the simple arithmetic average of the annual NAV total returns of the fund for the period from inception (1/29/2010) through Feb. 28, 2011.

2 Represents the current month distribution rate annualized as a percentage of the fund's NAV as of Feb. 28, 2011.

3 Represents the percentage change in the fund's NAV for the period from the beginning of its fiscal year to Feb. 28, 2011 including distributions paid and assuming reinvestments of those distributions.

4 Represents cumulative fiscal year-to-date distribution rate for the period from the beginning of its fiscal year to Feb. 28, 2011 as a percentage of the fund's NAV as of Feb. 28, 2011.

Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) is one of the largest investment managers in the United States, managing $358.2 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2010.  With 136 funds, as well as a variety of separately managed account options, Federated provides comprehensive investment management worldwide to approximately 5,000 institutions and intermediaries including corporations, government entities, insurance companies, foundations and endowments, banks and broker/dealers.  For more information, visit FederatedInvestors.com.  

Certain statements in this press release, such as those related to the level of dividends or distributions constitute or may constitute forward-looking statements, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the current dividends and distributions to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Other risks and uncertainties include the market conditions, prevailing interest rates, and investment performance, which could vary significantly.  Other risks and uncertainties also include the risk factors discussed in the fund's registration statement, including the prospectus, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  As a result, no assurance can be given as to future results, performance or achievements, and neither the fund nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such statements in the future.

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