Federated Investors' Closed-End Municipal Funds Report Annual Earnings

Jan 29, 2010, 16:14 ET from Federated Investors, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Federated Premier Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: FMN) and Federated Premier Intermediate Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: FPT) today announced earnings for the fiscal year ended Nov. 30, 2009.  Established in 2002, the funds seek to provide investors with income that is exempt from federal income tax, including alternative minimum tax (AMT), by investing in municipal securities from different sectors, states and issuers across the country.  

For the fiscal year ended Nov. 30, 2009, FMN had net investment income of $6.6 million or $1.07 per common share.  From this amount, FMN paid dividends on preferred shares of $0.1 million, resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $6.5 million or $1.05 per common share.  Net realized and unrealized gains were $13.1 million or $2.13 per common share.  At Nov. 30, 2009, FMN had an undistributed net income reserve of $0.109 per common share, up from $0.075 per common share at Nov. 30, 2008.  Total managed assets of FMN were $118.0 million and the net asset value per common share was $13.25.  

For the fiscal year ended Nov. 30, 2009, FPT had net investment income of $6.4 million or $0.92 per common share.  From this amount, FPT paid dividends on preferred shares of $0.2 million, resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $6.2 million or $0.90 per common share.  Net realized and unrealized gains were $10.8 million or $1.54 per common share.  At Nov. 30, 2009, FPT had an undistributed net income reserve of $0.066 per common share, up from $0.053 per common share at Nov. 30, 2008.  Total managed assets of FPT were $135.5 million and the net asset value per common share was $13.46.  

Both FMN and FPT have paid monthly tax-free dividends since the first dividend declaration in February 2003.  During the fiscal year, the funds markedly increased their respective monthly common dividends in March 2009, with FMN's dividend rising to $0.09 per share from $0.067 and FPT's dividend rising to $0.079 per share from $0.0575.

Fund composition and performance data for the funds as of Dec. 31, 2009 is available in the Products section of FederatedInvestors.com.  Data is updated on the Web site approximately 15 days following each month-end and full portfolio listings are updated approximately 30 days following each calendar quarter-end.  To order hard copies or to be placed on a mailing list, call 800-245-0242 x8079, email CEinfo@federatedinv.com or write to Federated Investors, 1001 Liberty Avenue, Floor 23, Pittsburgh, PA  15222.  

Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) is one of the largest investment managers in the United States, managing $389.3 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2009.  With 145 funds, as well as a variety of separately managed account options, Federated provides comprehensive investment management worldwide to more than 5,200 institutions and intermediaries including corporations, government entities, insurance companies, foundations and endowments, banks and broker/dealers.  For more information, visit FederatedInvestors.com.  

    
    
               FEDERATED PREMIER MUNICIPAL INCOME FUND (FMN)
                    SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
          (For a Common Share Outstanding Throughout Each Period)
    
    
                                                Year Ended Nov. 30
     
                                       2009     2008    2007    2006    2005
                                       ----     ----    ----    ----    ----
    Net Asset Value, Beginning
     of Period                       $11.08   $14.60  $15.56  $15.05  $14.66
    Income From Investment
     Operations:
    Net investment income (1)          1.07     1.12    1.12    1.12    1.12
    Net realized and unrealized
     gain (loss) on investments,
     swap contracts and futures  
     contracts                         2.13    (3.59)  (0.96)   0.55    0.43
    Distributions to preferred
     shareholders from net
     investment income (2)            (0.02)   (0.25)  (0.32)  (0.29)  (0.19)
                                      -----    -----   -----   -----   -----
      TOTAL FROM 
      INVESTMENT OPERATIONS            3.18    (2.72)  (0.16)   1.38    1.36
                                       ----    -----   -----    ----    ----
    Less Distributions to
     Common Shareholders:
    From net investment income        (1.01)   (0.80)  (0.80)  (0.87)  (0.97)
                                      -----    -----   -----   -----   -----
    Net Asset Value, End of
     Period                          $13.25   $11.08  $14.60  $15.56  $15.05
                                     ------   ------  ------  ------  ------
    Market Price, End of Period      $14.47    $9.37  $13.92  $15.80  $14.44
                                     ------    -----  ------  ------  ------
    Total Return at Net Asset
     Value (3)                        29.89%  (19.45)% (1.01)%  9.51%   9.49%
                                      -----   -------  ------   ----    ----
    Total Return at Market Price (4)  67.59%  (28.31)% (7.03)% 15.90%   7.75%
                                      -----   -------  ------  -----    ----
    
    1) Per share numbers have been calculated using the average shares 
       method.
    2) The amounts shown are based on Common Share equivalents.
    3) Total Return at Net Asset Value is the combination of changes in the
       Common Share net asset value, reinvested dividend income and 
       reinvested capital gains distributions at net asset value, if any, 
       and does not reflect the sales charge, if applicable.  
    4) Total Return at Market Price is the combination of changes in the 
       market price per share and the effect of reinvested dividend income 
       and reinvested capital gains distributions, if any, at the average 
       price paid per share at the time of the reinvestment.
    
    
    
    
            FEDERATED PREMIER INTERMEDIATE MUNICIPAL INCOME FUND (FPT)
                      SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
            (For a Common Share Outstanding Throughout Each Period)
    
    
                                                Year Ended Nov. 30
    
                                       2009     2008    2007    2006    2005
                                       ----     ----    ----    ----    ----
    Net Asset Value, Beginning
     of Period                       $11.90   $14.15  $14.83  $14.41  $14.53
    Income From Investment
     Operations:
    Net investment income (1)          0.92     0.97    0.99    0.96    0.92
    Net realized and unrealized
     gain (loss) on investments,
     swap contracts and futures
     contracts                         1.54    (2.29)  (0.66)   0.44   (0.08)
    Distributions to preferred
     shareholders from net
     investment income (2)            (0.02)   (0.24)  (0.32)  (0.29)  (0.20)
                                      -----    -----   -----   -----   -----
      TOTAL FROM
      INVESTMENT OPERATIONS            2.44    (1.56)   0.01    1.11    0.64
                                       ----    -----    ----    ----    ----
    Less Distributions to
     Common Shareholders:
    From net investment income        (0.88)   (0.69)  (0.69)  (0.69)  (0.76)
                                      -----    -----   -----   -----   -----
    Net Asset Value, End of
     Period                          $13.46   $11.90  $14.15  $14.83  $14.41
                                     ------   ------  ------  ------  ------
    Market Price, End of Period      $13.62    $9.37  $12.50  $13.81  $12.68
                                      ------   -----  ------  ------  ------
    Total Return at Net Asset
     Value (3)                        21.24%  (11.47)%  0.10%   7.94%   4.46%
                                      -----   -------   ----    ----    ----
    Total Return at Market Price (4)  56.22%  (20.62)% (4.80)% 14.63%  (0.66)%
                                      -----  -------   -----   -----   -----
    
    1) Per share numbers have been calculated using the average shares 
       method.
    2) The amounts shown are based on Common Share equivalents.
    3) Total Return at Net Asset Value is the combination of changes in the
       Common Share net asset value, reinvested dividend income and reinvested
       capital gains distributions at net asset value, if any, and does not 
       reflect the sales charge, if applicable.  
    4) Total Return at Market Price is the combination of changes in the 
       market price per share and the effect of reinvested dividend income 
       and reinvested capital gains distributions, if any, at the average 
       price paid per share at the time of the reinvestment.
    
    

SOURCE Federated Investors, Inc.



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