Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund Raises Monthly Distribution

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​​​As interest rates have been rising, the Fund has been borrowing less, investing more creatively

NEW YORK, (April 3, 2023) – The Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund Inc. (“the Fund”), an Investment Company Act of 1940 tender offer fund designed to provide individual investors access to a portfolio of deeply researched, high-quality commercial real estate holdings, has raised its monthly distribution1 on Class I shares from $0.054 per share to $0.067 per share, which is a 24% increase and now equal to annualized distribution rate of 6.5% as of March 31, 2023.

Actively managed by Clarion Partners, which for more than 40 years has been a leader in building and managing private real estate portfolios for some of the world’s largest institutional investors, the Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund provides investors and advisors access to an institutional-quality2 portfolio of direct real estate holdings and structured investments comprising preferred equity and mezzanine debt.

​“As interest rates rise, banks are stepping back from providing liquidity to the private real estate space. Thanks to our highly flexible investment structure and the deep research we bring to every potential investment we have been able to identify and take advantage of a number of attractive structured equity and debt opportunities,” said Richard Schaupp, Clarion Partners Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for the Fund. “These investments have been delivering significant yields, which we are now able to pass on to our shareholders in the form of this distribution increase.”

Similar to Clarion’s overall portfolio composition built with decades of experience, the Fund’s investment strategy is focused on sectors in which Clarion has high conviction and present growth opportunities, specifically industrial warehouse and multifamily apartment.

“A disciplined investment approach is essential when it comes to sourcing opportunities,” added Janet Souk, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. “It is even more important in markets such as the one in which we find ourselves today, where rates are rising, volatility is heightened, and investors are searching for new ways to add income, that we keep close eye on risk. We’re very proud of the track record we have built at Clarion and with the Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund, and we’re thrilled that our efforts are allowing us to announce this new, increased monthly distribution for our shareholders.”

For more information about the Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund, please visit​.

Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund Inc. is distributed by Franklin Distributors, LLC.

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​1 The Fund expects to ordinarily pay distributions from its net investment income, if any, on a monthly basis; however, the Fund cannot guarantee that it will make distributions and the amount of distributions that the Fund may pay, if any, is uncertain.

2 Institutional Quality: while not a precisely defined term, an institutional-grade, or institutional-quality property generally refers to a property of sufficient size and stature to merit attention from large national or international investors.

3 Other fees and expenses may apply. Please see Fund prospectus for additional information.

4 “Other Expenses” are estimated on Fund net assets of $200 million and anticipated expenses. LMPFA has agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse the Fund’s expenses (including organizational and offering expenses, but excluding property management, acquisition, disposition expenses, any other expenses related to investments in real property, debt and real-estate related securities, expenses related to Borrowings or the issuance of Preferred Stock, interest, brokerage, tax and extraordinary expenses and acquired fund fees and expenses) to the extent necessary to ensure that the total annual Fund operating expenses (excluding Specified Expenses) attributable to Class I Shares will not exceed 1.75% of NAV, subject to recapture as described below. These arrangements cannot be terminated prior to December 31, 2023 without the Board’s consent. LMPFA is permitted to recapture amounts forgone or reimbursed within three years after the fiscal year in which LMPFA earned the fee or incurred the expense if the total annual Fund operating expenses have fallen to a level below the limit described herein. In no case will LMPFA recapture any amount that would result, on any particular business day of the Fund, in a relevant class’s total annual operating expenses exceeding the applicable limits described above or any other lower limit then in effect.​


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