Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt:EMD

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    As of 6/7/2023. NAV as of 6/6/2023.

    52 Wk Avg$8.85$10.04-11.87%
    52 Wk High$9.82$10.94-7.73%
    52 Wk Low$7.40$9.00-17.43%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution RateN/A
    Distribution Amount 
    Distribution Frequency 
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek high current income and its secondary investment objective is to seek capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests at least 80% of its managed assets in debt securities of issuers in emerging market countries.

    Capital Structure

    As of 6/7/2023

    Total Investment Exposure:$833.845M
    Total Common Assets:$598.845M
    Common Shares Outstanding:60,246,012

    As of 6/6/2023

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $235.000M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $235.000M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $235.000M
    Effective Leverage (%): 28.18%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2022

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.20%
    Other Expenses:0.18%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:0.94%
    Total: 2.32%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Franklin Templeton Investments

    Portfolio Managers
    Chia-Liang Lian, Kevin J. Ritter, Mark Hughes, S. Kenneth Leech

    Category: Fixed Income - Taxable-Emerging Market Income
    Ticker: EMD
    NAV Ticker: XEMDX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 193,519
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $1.715M
    Inception Date: 12/1/2003
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $19.06
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
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    As of

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    Distribution History

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    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
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    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 6/7/2023

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-12.26%
    1 Year-11.87%
    3 Year-10.11%
    5 Year-10.95%

    As of 6/7/2023

    3 Month-0.47
    6 Month-0.85
    1 Year-0.98
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 5/31/2023
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Emerging Market Income

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
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    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 5/31/2023
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Emerging Market Income

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 6/6/2023
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 3/31/2023
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2022
    Asset Allocation

    As of 3/31/2023

    Top Sectors

    As of 3/31/2023

    Government (Super Sector)89.79%
    Corporate (Super Sector)47.49%
    Corporate Bond47.49%
    Government Related19.50%
    Derivative (Super Sector)-0.31%
    Future Forward-0.31%
    Cash Equivalents-37.10%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)-37.10%
    Top Holdings

    As of 3/31/2023

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Indonesia (Republic of) 5.25%$14.15M2.31%
    Qatar (State of) 4.817%$13.89M2.27%
    Petroleos Mexicanos 5.35%$13.24M2.17%
    Petrobras Global Finance B.V. 6.85%$12.43M2.03%
    Mexico (United Mexican States) 5%$11.83M1.93%
    Uruguay (Republic of) 5.75%$11.68M1.91%
    Peru (Republic of) 8.75%$11.64M1.90%
    Peru (Republic of) 7.35%$11.03M1.80%
    Egypt (Arab Republic of) 7.903%$10.85M1.77%
    Pt Mineral Industri Indonesia (Persero) 5.71%$10.32M1.69%
    Credit Quality

    As of 3/31/2023

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 3/31/2023

    Country Allocation

    As of 3/31/2023

    Country% Portfolio
    Others - Fixed Income66.02%
    Mexico - Fixed Income12.24%
    Indonesia - Fixed Income9.85%
    Brazil - Fixed Income7.46%
    Argentina - Fixed Income5.63%
    Peru - Fixed Income5.51%
    South Africa - Fixed Income4.23%
    Colombia - Fixed Income4.20%
    Chile - Fixed Income3.08%
    Turkey - Fixed Income2.51%
    South Korea - Fixed Income2.46%
    Israel - Fixed Income2.02%
    Malaysia - Fixed Income1.60%
    United States - Fixed Income1.38%
    China - Fixed Income1.12%
    Vietnam - Fixed Income1.09%
    India - Fixed Income0.90%
    Hungary - Fixed Income0.89%
    Ireland - Fixed Income0.61%
    Singapore - Fixed Income0.61%
    Italy - Fixed Income0.49%
    Canada - Fixed Income0.47%
    Netherlands - Fixed Income0.45%
    Hong Kong - Fixed Income0.41%
    Thailand - Fixed Income0.30%
    United Kingdom - Fixed Income0.30%
    Venezuela - Fixed Income0.27%
    Switzerland - Fixed Income0.17%
    Russia - Fixed Income0.04%
    Invalid Country - Fixed Income0.00%

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