Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund Announces Adoption of Level Distribution Policy

Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund Announces Adoption of Level Distribution Policy

NEW YORK–()–Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund (NYSE: JQC) today announced that the Board of Trustees of the Fund has approved the suspension of the Fund’s previously announced capital return plan and has approved the adoption of a new level distribution policy. Under the new policy, the Fund is declaring the distribution rate outlined below. The following dates apply to today’s declaration:

Record Date

October 15, 2021

Ex-Dividend Date

October 14, 2021

Payable Date

November 1, 2021





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Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund




The level distribution policy is intended to provide shareholders with stable, but not guaranteed, cash flow, independent of the amount or timing of income earned or capital gains realized by a Fund. The Fund intends to distribute all or substantially all of its net investment income through its regular monthly distribution and to distribute realized capital gains at least annually.

In addition, in any monthly period, in order to maintain its level distribution amount, the Fund may pay out more than its net investment income during the period. As a result, distribution sources can be expected to include net investment income, return of capital, and potentially capital gains. If a Fund’s distribution includes anything other than net investment income, the Fund will provide a notice of its best estimate of the distribution sources at that time, which may be viewed at These estimates may not match the final tax characterization (for the full year’s distributions) contained in shareholders’ 1099-DIV forms delivered after the end of the calendar year.

The Fund’s ability to maintain a level distribution amount will depend on a number of factors, including the amount and stability of investment income earned by the Fund, underlying market conditions, and the Fund’s expenses, including expenses associated with the Fund’s use of leverage.

You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of the distribution or from the terms of the level distribution policy. A return of capital is a non-taxable distribution of a portion of a Fund’s capital. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect a Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with “yield” or “income.”

Nuveen is a leading sponsor of closed-end funds (CEFs) with $65 billion of assets under management across 62 CEFs as of 30 June 2021. The funds offer exposure to a broad range of asset classes and are designed for income-focused investors seeking regular distributions. Nuveen has more than 30 years of experience managing CEFs.

For more information, please visit Nuveen’s Closed-End Fund homepage at

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Certain statements made in this release are forward-looking statements. Actual future results or occurrences may differ significantly from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. These include, but are not limited to:

  • market developments;
  • legal and regulatory developments; and
  • other additional risks and uncertainties.

Nuveen and the closed-end funds managed by Nuveen and its affiliates undertake no responsibility to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement.


Published at Mon, 20 Sep 2021 20:10:00 +0000

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