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MFS Releases Closed-End Fund Income Distribution Sources for Certain Funds

November 26, 2018

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 26, 2018--MFS Investment Management ® (MFS ® ) released today the distribution income sources for six of its closed-end funds for November 2018: MFS ® Charter Income Trust (NYSE: MCR), MFS ® Government Markets Income Trust (NYSE: MGF), MFS ® Intermediate High Income Fund (NYSE: CIF), MFS ® Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE: MIN), MFS ® Multimarket Income Trust (NYSE: MMT) and MFS ® Special Value Trust (NYSE: MFV). This information also can be obtained by visiting MFS.com by clicking on Products & Strategies > Closed End Funds > Dividend Source Information.

MFS Charter Income Trust Distribution period: November 2018 Distribution amount per share: $ 0.05734

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each December 1 st. All amounts are expressed per common share.

MFS Government Markets Income Trust Distribution period: November 2018 Distribution amount per share: $ 0.02820

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each December 1 st. All amounts are expressed per common share.

MFS Intermediate High Income Fund Distribution period: November 2018 Distribution amount per share: $ 0.02015

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each December 1 st. All amounts are expressed per common share.

MFS Intermediate Income Trust Distribution period: November 2018 Distribution amount per share: $ 0.02869

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each November 1 st. All amounts are expressed per common share.

MFS Multimarket Income Trust Distribution period: November 2018 Distribution amount per share: $ 0.04082

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each November 1 st. All amounts are expressed per common share.

MFS Special Value Trust Distribution period: November 2018 Distribution amount per share: $ 0.04583

The following table sets forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date from the following sources: net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital or other capital source. The fund’s fiscal year begins each November 1 st. All amounts are expressed per common share.

The above funds have adopted a managed distribution plan. Under a managed distribution plan, to the extent that sufficient investment income is not available on a monthly basis, the fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return of capital in order to maintain its managed distribution level. Investors should not draw any conclusions about the fund’s investment performance from the amount of the fund’s distributions or from the terms of the fund’s managed distribution plan.

The Board of the fund may amend the terms of the plan or terminate the plan at any time without prior notice to the fund’s shareholders. The amendment or termination of a plan could have an adverse effect on the market price of the fund’s common shares. The plan will be subject to periodic review by the Board. With each distribution that does not consist solely of net investment income, the fund will issue a notice to shareholders and an accompanying press release which will provide detailed information regarding the amount and estimated composition of the distribution and other related information.

The amounts and sources of distributions reported above are only estimates and are not being 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 its full 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 them how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. The fund may at times distribute more than its net investment income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of the distribution may result in a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that shareholders invested in the fund is paid back to them. A return of capital does not necessarily reflect a fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income’. Any such returns of capital will decrease the fund’s total assets and, therefore, could have the effect of increasing the fund’s expense ratio. In addition, in order to make the level of distributions called for under its plan, the fund may have to sell portfolio securities at a less than opportune time.

About MFS Investment Management Established in 1924, MFS is an active, global asset manager with investment offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto. We employ a uniquely collaborative approach to build better insights for our clients. Our investment approach has three core elements: integrated research, global collaboration and active risk management. As of October 31, 2018, MFS manages US $454.1 billion in assets on behalf of individual and institutional investors worldwide. Please visit mfs.com for more information.

The Funds are closed-end Funds. Common shares of the Funds are only available for purchase/sale on the NYSE at the current market price (NYSE-MKT for MFS California Municipal Fund). Shares may trade at a discount to NAV.

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CONTACT: Computershare Shareholders Services:

Shareholders (account information, quotes): 800-637-2304MFS Investment Management:

Shareholders or Advisors (investment product information):

Jeffrey Schwarz, 800-343-2829, ext. 55872Media Only:

Dan Flaherty, 617-954-4256

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BANKING FINANCE

SOURCE: MFS Investment Management

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