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Wells Fargo Advantage Closed-End Funds declare monthly dividends

SAN FRANCISCO—Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, announced today the dividend declaration for the Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opportunities Fund (NYSE Amex: EAD), the Wells Fargo Advantage Multi-Sector Income Fund (NYSE Amex: ERC), and the Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund (NYSE Amex: ERH).

The Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opportunities Fund is a closed-end high-yield bond fund. The fund's investment objective is to seek a high level of current income. The fund may, as a secondary objective, seek capital appreciation to the extent it is consistent with its investment objective.

The Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opportunities Fund declared the following monthly dividend from ordinary income:

Declaration Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Dividend Rate/Share
June 17, 2011 July 11, 2011 July 13, 2011 August 1, 2011 $0.085/share


The Wells Fargo Advantage Multi-Sector Income Fund is a closed-end bond fund. The fund's primary investment objective is to seek a high level of current income consistent with limiting its overall exposure to domestic interest-rate risk.

The Wells Fargo Advantage Multi-Sector Income Fund declared the following monthly dividend from ordinary income:

Declaration Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Dividend Rate/Share
June 17, 2011 July 11, 2011 July 13, 2011 August 1, 2011 $0.10/share


The Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund is a closed-end equity and high-yield bond fund. The fund's primary investment objective is to seek a high level of current income and moderate capital growth, with emphasis on providing tax-advantaged dividend income.

The Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund declared the following monthly dividend from ordinary income:

Declaration Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Dividend Rate/Share
June 17, 2011 July 11, 2011 July 13, 2011 August 1, 2011 $0.075/share


These closed-end funds are no longer offered as an initial public offering and are only offered through broker/dealers on the secondary market. Unlike an open-end mutual fund, a closed-end fund offers a fixed number of shares for sale. After the initial public offering, shares are bought and sold in the secondary marketplace, and the market price of the shares is determined by supply and demand and not by net asset value (NAV), often at a lower price than the NAV. A closed-end fund is not required to buy its shares back from investors upon request.

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