Putnam Investments honored with five Lipper Fund Awards

Putnam Capital Spectrum Fund Wins in Multiple Performance Periods

Putnam Investments honored with five Lipper Fund Awards

BOSTON, April 1, 2015Putnam Investments today announced that five of its mutual funds received 2015 Lipper Fund Awards at an industry dinner held last night in New York City. The awards honor individual mutual funds for their consistently strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to their peers over periods of three years or more.

The Putnam Capital Spectrum Fund Y (PVSYX) received special recognition for wining in multiple performance periods. The fund was named the top performing fund in the Flexible Portfolio Funds category for both the three- and five-year periods. The full list of Putnam mutual funds receiving 2015 Lipper Awards for the period ending November 30, 2014, includes:

  • Putnam Capital Spectrum Fund Y (PVSYX) — 3 & 5 years
  • Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust Y (PUSYX) — 3 years
  • Putnam International Value Fund Y (PNGYX) — 5 years
  • Putnam RetirementReady 2050 Fund Y — 3 years
  • Putnam RetirementReady 2055 Fund Y — 3 years

"Achieving strong, sustained investment performance for our clients is our firm's primary focus," said Robert L. Reynolds, President and Chief Executive Officer, Putnam Investments. "It is an honor to receive these Lipper Fund Awards, which validate our company's commitment to excellence — and exhibited by many talented professionals across our organization every single day."

Putnam Capital Spectrum Fund Y (PVSYX) was the top-performing fund in the Flexible Portfolio Funds category for both the three- and five-year periods. Managed by David L. Glancy, the fund invests in total return opportunities across the capital structure, including common stocks, bonds, bank loans and convertibles. This is the second consecutive year that Putnam Capital Spectrum Fund has received this award.

Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust Y (PUSYX), managed by Michael Salm, was the top-performing fund within the GNMA Fund category for the three-year period. The fund invests its assets in U.S. government securities, including agency mortgage-backed securities.

Putnam International Value Fund Y (PNGYX) was honored for its performance over a five-year period in the International Large-Cap Value Fund category. The fund also received a Lipper Funds Award last year in the category. Managed by Darren A. Jaroch, CFA, and Karan S. Sodhi, CFA, Putnam International Value Fund invests in international large and midsize companies to benefit from business opportunities outside the United States.

Putnam RetirementReady 2050 Fund Y was named the top performing fund for the three-year period in the Mixed-Asset Target 2050 category. The fund seeks to provide capital appreciation and current income consistent with a decreasing emphasis on capital appreciation and an increasing emphasis on current income as it approaches its 2050 target date. The fund is managed by James Fetch, Robert Kea, Joshua Kutin, Robert Schoen and Jason Vaillancourt.

Putnam RetirementReady 2055 Fund Y, managed by James Fetch, Robert Kea, Joshua Kutin, Robert Schoen and Jason Vaillancourt, was named the no. 1 fund in the Mixed-Asset Target 2055 category for the three-year period. The fund seeks to provide capital appreciation and current income consistent with a decreasing emphasis on capital appreciation and an increasing emphasis on current income as it approaches its 2050 target date. About the Lipper Fund Awards

The Lipper Fund Awards program honors funds that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to peers. The Lipper Fund Awards take place in 23 countries in Asia, Europe, MENA and the Americas. The award winners are formally announced between January and April. Ceremonies take place in select countries.


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