SCHEDULE 14A

(Rule 14a-101)

 

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN PROXY STATEMENT

SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.    )

 

 

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PIMCO Energy and Tactical Credit Opportunities Fund (“NRGX”)

PIMCO Strategic Income Fund, Inc. (“RCS”)

PIMCO Global StocksPLUS & Income Fund (“PGP”)

PIMCO High Income Fund (“PHK”)

PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund (“PDI”)

PIMCO Income Strategy Fund (“PFL”)

PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II (“PFN”)

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NOTICE OF JOINT ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022

PIMCO ENERGY AND TACTICAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES FUND (“NRGX”)

PIMCO STRATEGIC INCOME FUND, INC. (“RCS”)

PIMCO GLOBAL STOCKSPLUS & INCOME FUND (“PGP”)

PIMCO HIGH INCOME FUND (“PHK”)

PIMCO DYNAMIC INCOME FUND (“PDI”)

PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND (“PFL”)

PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND II (“PFN”)

650 Newport Center Drive

Newport Beach, California 92660

To the Shareholders of NRGX, RCS, PGP, PHK, PDI, PFL and PFN (each, a “Fund” and, collectively, the “Funds”):

Notice is hereby given that a Joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders of each Fund (the “Meeting”) will be held at the offices of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (“PIMCO” or the “Manager”), at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 8:00 A.M., Pacific Time, for the following purposes, which are more fully described in the accompanying Proxy Statement:1

 

  1.

To elect Trustees/Directors2 of each Fund, each to hold office for the term indicated and until his or her successor shall have been elected and qualified; and

 

1 

The principal executive offices of the Funds are located at 1633 Broadway, New York, New York 10019.

2 

Hereinafter, the terms “Trustee” or “Trustees” shall refer to a Director or Directors of RCS, as well as a Trustee or Trustees of NRGX, PGP, PFL, PFN, PHK and PDI, as applicable.

 

PIMCO is sensitive to the health and travel concerns of the Funds’ shareholders and the evolving recommendations from public health officials. Due to the difficulties arising from the coronavirus known as COVID-19, the date, time, location or means of conducting the Meeting may change. In the event of such a change, the Funds will issue a press release announcing the change and file the announcement on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the "SEC") EDGAR system, among other steps, but may not deliver additional soliciting materials to shareholders or otherwise amend the Funds’ proxy materials. The Funds may consider imposing additional procedures or limitations on Meeting attendees or conducting the Meeting as a "virtual" shareholder meeting through the internet or other electronic means in lieu of an in-person meeting, subject to any restrictions imposed by applicable law. If the Meeting will be held virtually in whole or in part, a Fund will notify its shareholders of such plans in a timely manner and disclose clear directions as to the logistical details of the "virtual" meeting, including how shareholders can remotely access, participate in and vote at such meeting. The Funds plan to announce these changes, if any, at pimco.com/closedendfunds, and encourage you to check this website prior to the Meeting if you plan to attend.


  2.

To transact such other business as may properly come before the Meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof.

If you are planning to attend the Meeting in-person, please call 1-866-796-7180 in advance.

The Board of Trustees of each Fund has fixed the close of business on April 29, 2022 as the record date for the determination of shareholders entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the Meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof. The enclosed proxy is being solicited on behalf of the Board of Trustees of each Fund.

 

By order of the Board of Trustees of each Fund,
Wu-Kwan Kit
Vice President, Senior Counsel and Secretary

Newport Beach, California

May 18, 2022

It is important that your shares be represented at the Meeting in person or by proxy, no matter how many shares you own. If you do not expect to attend the Meeting, please complete, date, sign and return the applicable enclosed proxy or proxies in the accompanying envelope, which requires no postage if mailed in the United States. Please mark and mail your proxy or proxies promptly in order to save any additional costs of further proxy solicitations and in order for the Meeting to be held as scheduled.


PIMCO ENERGY AND TACTICAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES FUND (“NRGX”)

PIMCO STRATEGIC INCOME FUND, INC. (“RCS”)

PIMCO GLOBAL STOCKSPLUS & INCOME FUND (“PGP”)

PIMCO HIGH INCOME FUND (“PHK”)

PIMCO DYNAMIC INCOME FUND (“PDI”)

PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND (“PFL”)

PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND II (“PFN”)

650 Newport Center Drive

Newport Beach, California 92660

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE JOINT ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022

This Proxy Statement and the Annual Reports to Shareholders for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 for NRGX, RCS, PGP and PDI and for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021 for PHK, PFL and PFN are also available at pimco.com/closedendfunds.3

 

 

PROXY STATEMENT

May 18, 2022

 

 

FOR THE JOINT ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022

INTRODUCTION

This Proxy Statement is furnished in connection with the solicitation by the Boards of Trustees/Directors4 (each, a “Board”) of the shareholders of each of NRGX, RCS, PGP, PHK, PDI, PFL and PFN (each, a “Fund” and, collectively, the “Funds”) of proxies to be voted at the Joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders of each Fund and any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof. The term “Meeting” is used throughout this joint Proxy Statement to refer to the Annual

 

3 

Effective April 1, 2022, the end of the fiscal year of each of PHK, PFL and PFN changed from July 31 to June 30.

4 

Hereinafter, the terms “Trustee” or “Trustees” shall refer to a Director or Directors of RCS, as well as a Trustee or Trustees of NRGX, PGP, PFL, PFN, PHK and PDI, as applicable.

 

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Meeting of Shareholders of each Fund, as dictated by the context. The Meeting will be held at the offices of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (“PIMCO” or the “Manager”), at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 8:00 A.M., Pacific Time. The principal executive offices of the Funds are located at 1633 Broadway, between West 50th and West 51st Streets, 42nd Floor, New York, New York 10019.

The Notice of Joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Notice”), this Proxy Statement and the enclosed proxy cards are first being sent to Shareholders on or about May 24, 2022.

The Meeting is scheduled as a joint meeting of the holders of all shares of the Funds, which consist of holders of common shares of each Fund (the “Common Shareholders”) and holders of preferred shares of PFL, PFN and PHK (the “Preferred Shareholders” and, together with the Common Shareholders, the “Shareholders”). The Shareholders of each Fund are expected to consider and vote on similar matters. The Shareholders of each Fund will vote on the applicable proposal set forth herein (the “Proposal”) and on any other matters that may properly be presented for vote by the Shareholders of that Fund. The outcome of voting by the Shareholders of one Fund does not affect the outcome for the other Funds.

The Board of each Fund has fixed the close of business on April 29, 2022 as the record date (the “Record Date”) for the determination of Shareholders of each Fund entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Meeting. The Shareholders of each Fund on the Record Date will be entitled to one vote per share on each matter to which they are entitled to vote and that is to be voted on by Shareholders of the Fund, and a fractional vote with respect to fractional shares, with no cumulative voting rights in the election of Trustees. The following table sets forth the number of common shares (“Common Shares”) and preferred shares (“Preferred Shares” and, together with the Common Shares, the “Shares”) issued and outstanding of each Fund at the close of business on the Record Date:

 

     Outstanding
Common
Shares
     Outstanding
Preferred Shares
 

NRGX

     44,706,954        N/A  

RCS

     44,780,122        N/A  

PGP

     11,176,589        N/A  

PFL

     35,384,167        1,808  

PFN

     78,677,120        3,497  

PHK

     134,947,446        2,322  

PDI

     224,605,867        N/A  

 

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The classes of Shares listed for each Fund in the table above are the only classes of Shares currently issued by that Fund.

The following table sets forth the number of record holders of each class of shares of the Funds on the Record Date:

 

Fund

  

Title of Class

   Number of Record Holders  
NRGX    Common Shares, par value $0.00001      79  
RCS    Common Shares, par value $0.00001      390  
PGP    Common Shares, par value $0.00001      81  
PFL    Common Shares, par value $0.00001      90  
   Preferred Shares, par value $0.00001      8  
PFN    Common Shares, par value $0.00001      107  
   Preferred Shares, par value $0.00001      12  
PHK    Common Shares, par value $0.00001      195  
   Preferred Shares, par value $0.00001      10  
PDI    Common Shares, par value $0.00001      147  

On each proposal to be brought before the Meeting (including the election of the nominees other than the Preferred Shares Trustees (as defined below) by all Shareholders), the Preferred Shareholders, if any, will have equal voting rights (i.e., one vote per Share) with the applicable Fund’s Common Shareholders and will vote together with Common Shareholders as a single class, except that the re-election of Deborah A. DeCotis of PFL, Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr. of PFN and Alan Rappaport of PHK will be voted on exclusively by the Preferred Shareholders of the applicable Fund voting as a separate class (the “Preferred Shares Trustee”). As summarized in the table below:

NRGX:

The Common Shareholders of NRGX, voting as a single class, have the right to vote on the election of E. Grace Vandecruze and re-election of Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr. and Alan Rappaport as Trustees of NRGX.

RCS:

The Common Shareholders of RCS, voting as a single class, have the right to vote on the election of E. Grace Vandecruze and re-election of Sarah E. Cogan, John C. Maney and William B. Ogden, IV as Directors of RCS.

 

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PGP:

The Common Shareholders of PGP, voting as a single class, have the right to vote on the election of E. Grace Vandecruze and re-election of Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr. and John C. Maney as Trustees of PGP.

PFL:

The Common and Preferred Shareholders of PFL, voting together as a single class, have the right to vote on the election of E. Grace Vandecruze and re-election of David Fisher and Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr. as Trustees of PFL; and the Preferred Shareholders of PFL, voting as a separate class, have the right to vote on the re-election of Deborah A. DeCotis as a Trustee of PFL.

PFN:

The Common and Preferred Shareholders of PFN, voting together as a single class, have the right to vote on the election of E. Grace Vandecruze and re-election of Sarah E. Cogan and Deborah A. DeCotis as Trustees of PFN; and the Preferred Shareholders of PFN, voting as a separate class, have the right to vote on the re-election of Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr. as a Trustee of PFN.

PHK:

The Common and Preferred Shareholders of PHK, voting together as a single class, have the right to vote on the election of E. Grace Vandecruze and re-election of John C. Maney and William B. Ogden, IV as Trustees of PHK; and the Preferred Shareholders of PHK, voting as a separate class, have the right to vote on the re-election of Alan Rappaport as a Trustee of PHK.

PDI:

The Common Shareholders of PDI, voting as a single class, have the right to vote on the election of E. Grace Vandecruze and re-election of John C. Maney, William B. Ogden, IV and Alan Rappaport as Trustees of PDI.

 

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Summary

 

Proposal

   Common
Shareholders
     Preferred
Shareholders
 

Election/Re-Election of Trustees/Directors

     

NRGX

     

Independent Trustees/Nominees*

     

Re-election of Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

            N/A  

Re-election of Alan Rappaport

            N/A  

Election of E. Grace Vandecruze

            N/A  

RCS

     

Independent Directors/Nominees*

     

Re-election of Sarah E. Cogan

            N/A  

Re-election of William B. Ogden, IV

            N/A  

Election of E. Grace Vandecruze

            N/A  

Interested Trustee/Nominee

     

Re-election of John C. Maney**

            N/A  

PGP

     

Independent Trustees/Nominees*

     

Re-election of Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

            N/A  

Election of E. Grace Vandecruze

            N/A  

Interested Trustee/Nominee

     

Re-election of John C. Maney**

            N/A  

PFL

     

Independent Trustees/Nominees*

     

Re-election of Deborah A. DeCotis

     N/A         

Re-election of Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

             

Election of E. Grace Vandecruze

             

Interested Trustee/Nominee

     

Re-election of David Fisher**

             

PFN

     

Independent Trustees/Nominees*

     

Re-election of Sarah E. Cogan

             

Re-election of Deborah A. DeCotis

             

Re-election of Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

     N/A         

Election of E. Grace Vandecruze

             

PHK

     

Independent Trustees/Nominees*

     

Re-election of William B. Ogden, IV

             

Re-election of Alan Rappaport

     N/A         

Election of E. Grace Vandecruze

             

Interested Trustee/Nominee

     

Re-election of John C. Maney**

             

 

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Proposal

   Common
Shareholders
     Preferred
Shareholders
 

PDI

     

Independent Trustees/Nominees*

     

Re-election of William B. Ogden, IV

            N/A  

Re-election of Alan Rappaport

            N/A  

Election of E. Grace Vandecruze

            N/A  

Interested Trustee/Nominee

     

Re-election of John C. Maney**

            N/A  

 

*

“Independent Trustees” or “Independent Nominees” are those Trustees or nominees who are not “interested persons,” as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”), of each Fund.

**

Messrs. Fisher and Maney are interested persons of each Fund, as defined in Section 2(a)(19) of the 1940 Act (“Interested Trustee”), due to their affiliation with PIMCO and its affiliates. They do not receive compensation from the Fund for their services as Trustees.

You may vote by mail by returning a properly executed proxy card, by internet by going to the website listed on the proxy card, by telephone using the toll-free number listed on the proxy card, or in person by attending the Meeting. Shares represented by duly executed and timely delivered proxies will be voted as instructed on the proxy. If you execute and mail the enclosed proxy and no choice is indicated for the election or re-election of Trustees listed in the attached Notice, your proxy will be voted in favor of the election or re-election, as applicable, of all nominees. At any time before it has been voted, your proxy may be revoked in one of the following ways: (i) by timely delivering a signed, written letter of revocation to the Secretary of the applicable Fund at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, (ii) by properly executing and timely submitting a later-dated proxy vote, or (iii) by attending the Meeting and voting in person. If you are planning to attend the Meeting in-person, please call 1-866-796-7180 in advance. You may also call this phone number for information on how to obtain directions to be able to attend the Meeting and vote in person or for information or assistance regarding how to vote by telephone, mail or by internet. Please note that any shareholder wishing to attend the Meeting in-person is required to comply with any health regulations adopted by federal, state and local governments and PIMCO. If any proposal, other than the Proposal set forth herein, properly comes before the Meeting, the persons named as proxies will vote in their sole discretion.

The principal executive offices of the Funds are located at 1633 Broadway, New York, New York 10019. PIMCO serves as the investment manager of each Fund. Additional information regarding the Manager may be found under “Additional Information — Investment Manager” below.

 

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The solicitation will be primarily by mail and by telephone and the cost of soliciting proxies for each Fund will be borne by PIMCO. Certain officers of the Funds and certain officers and employees of the Manager or its affiliates (none of whom will receive additional compensation therefor) may solicit proxies by telephone, mail, e-mail and personal interviews. Any out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the solicitation will be borne by PIMCO.

Unless a Fund receives contrary instructions, only one copy of this Proxy Statement will be mailed to a given address where two or more Shareholders share that address and share the same surname. Additional copies of the Proxy Statement will be delivered promptly upon request. Requests may be sent to the Secretary of the Fund c/o Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, or by calling 1-866-796-7180 on any business day.

As of the Record Date, the Trustees, nominees and the officers of each Fund as a group and individually beneficially owned less than one percent (1%) of each Fund’s outstanding Shares. As of the Record Date, to the knowledge of the Funds, other than as set forth below, no person beneficially owned more than five percent (5%) of the outstanding shares of a Fund:

 

Beneficial Owner*

  Fund  

Percentage of
Ownership of
Class

AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SERVICES INC.

2723 AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL CENTER

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55474

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund
  8.75%

CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC

101 MONTGOMERY ST

SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104-4151

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund
  13.28%

MERRILL LYNCH PROFESSIONAL

CLEARING CORP.

222 BROADWAY

NEW YORK, NY 10038

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund
  5.39%

NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC

200 LIBERTY ST, ONE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

NEW YORK NY 10281-1003

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund
  19.80%

 

7


Beneficial Owner*

  Fund  

Percentage of
Ownership of
Class

PERSHING LLC

1 PERSHING PLZ

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07399-000

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund
  6.57%
TD AMERITRADE INC
PO BOX 2226
OMAHA NE 68103-2226
  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund
  11.30%

CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC

101 MONTGOMERY ST

SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104-4151

  PIMCO Strategic Income
Fund, Inc.
  15.08%

MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY

HARBORSIDE FINANCIAL CENTER, PLAZA 2

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07311

  PIMCO Strategic Income
Fund, Inc.
  6.94%

NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC

200 LIBERTY ST, ONE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

NEW YORK NY 10281-1003

  PIMCO Strategic
Income Fund, Inc.
  17.83%

PERSHING LLC

1 PERSHING PLZ

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07399-000

  PIMCO Strategic Income
Fund, Inc.
  8.10%

TD AMERITRADE INC

PO BOX 2226

OMAHA NE 68103-2226

  PIMCO Strategic Income
Fund, Inc.
  11.99%

CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC

101 MONTGOMERY ST

SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104-4151

  PIMCO Energy and
Tactical Credit
Opportunities Fund
  7.74%

MERRILL LYNCH PROFESSIONAL

CLEARING CORP.

222 BROADWAY

NEW YORK, NY 10038

  PIMCO Energy and
Tactical Credit
Opportunities Fund
  11.48%

MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY

HARBORSIDE FINANCIAL CENTER, PLAZA 2

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07311

  PIMCO Energy and
Tactical Credit
Opportunities Fund
  13.50%

 

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Beneficial Owner*

  Fund  

Percentage of
Ownership of
Class

NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC

200 LIBERTY ST, ONE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

NEW YORK NY 10281-1003

  PIMCO Energy and
Tactical Credit
Opportunities Fund
  18.77%

UBS FINANCIAL

499 WASHINGTON BLVD 9TH F

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07310-2055

  PIMCO Energy and
Tactical Credit
Opportunities Fund
  10.24%

WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES, LLC

1 NORTH JEFFERSON AVE

SAINT LOUIS, MO 63103-2523

  PIMCO Energy and
Tactical Credit
Opportunities Fund
  8.41%

CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC

101 MONTGOMERY ST

SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104-4151

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund II
  13.16%

NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC

200 LIBERTY ST, ONE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

NEW YORK NY 10281-1003

  PIMCO Income
Strategy Fund II
  21.34%

PERSHING LLC

1 PERSHING PLZ

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07399-000

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund II
  5.57%

TD AMERITRADE INC

PO BOX 2226

OMAHA NE 68103-2226

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund II
  11.90%

CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC

101 MONTGOMERY ST

SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104-4151

  PIMCO Global
StocksPLUS & Income
Fund
  13.69%

MERRILL LYNCH PROFESSIONAL

CLEARING CORP.

222 BROADWAY

NEW YORK, NY 10038

  PIMCO Global
StocksPLUS & Income
Fund
  6.70%

NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC

200 LIBERTY ST, ONE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

NEW YORK NY 10281-1003

  PIMCO Global
StocksPLUS & Income
Fund
  25.30%

 

9


Beneficial Owner*

  Fund  

Percentage of
Ownership of
Class

TD AMERITRADE INC

PO BOX 2226

OMAHA NE 68103-2226

  PIMCO Global
StocksPLUS & Income
Fund
  15.59%

CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC

101 MONTGOMERY ST

SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104-4151

  PIMCO Dynamic Income
Fund
  12.40%

MERRILL LYNCH PROFESSIONAL

CLEARING CORP.

222 BROADWAY

NEW YORK, NY 10038

  PIMCO Dynamic Income
Fund
  7.45%

MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY

HARBORSIDE FINANCIAL CENTER, PLAZA 2

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07311

  PIMCO Dynamic Income
Fund
  12.24%

NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC

200 LIBERTY ST, ONE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

NEW YORK NY 10281-1003

  PIMCO Dynamic Income
Fund
  18.28%

PERSHING LLC

1 PERSHING PLZ

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07399-000

  PIMCO Dynamic Income
Fund
  5.59%

TD AMERITRADE INC

PO BOX 2226

OMAHA NE 68103-2226

  PIMCO Dynamic Income
Fund
  9.17%

CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC

101 MONTGOMERY ST

SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104-4151

  PIMCO High Income
Fund
  14.59%

MERRILL LYNCH PROFESSIONAL

CLEARING CORP.

222 BROADWAY

NEW YORK, NY 10038

  PIMCO High Income
Fund
  5.04%

NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC

200 LIBERTY ST, ONE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

NEW YORK NY 10281-1003

  PIMCO High Income
Fund
  22.35%

 

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Beneficial Owner*

  Fund  

Percentage of
Ownership of
Class

PERSHING LLC

1 PERSHING PLZ

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07399-000

  PIMCO High Income
Fund
  5.62%

TD AMERITRADE INC

PO BOX 2226

OMAHA NE 68103-2226

  PIMCO High Income
Fund
  14.82%

AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SERVICES INC.

2723 AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL CENTER

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55474

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund
  8.75%

CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC

101 MONTGOMERY ST

SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104-4151

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund
  13.28%

MERRILL LYNCH PROFESSIONAL

CLEARING CORP.

222 BROADWAY

NEW YORK, NY 10038

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund
  5.39%

NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC

200 LIBERTY ST, ONE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

NEW YORK NY 10281-1003

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund
  19.80%

PERSHING LLC

1 PERSHING PLZ

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07399-000

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund
  6.57%

TD AMERITRADE INC

PO BOX 2226

OMAHA NE 68103-2226

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund
  11.30%

CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC

101 MONTGOMERY ST

SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104-4151

  PIMCO Strategic Income
Fund, Inc.
  15.08%

MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY

HARBORSIDE FINANCIAL CENTER, PLAZA 2

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07311

  PIMCO Strategic Income
Fund, Inc.
  6.94%

 

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Beneficial Owner*

  Fund  

Percentage of
Ownership of
Class

NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC

200 LIBERTY ST, ONE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

NEW YORK NY 10281-1003

  PIMCO Strategic Income
Fund, Inc.
  17.83%

PERSHING LLC

1 PERSHING PLZ

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07399-000

  PIMCO Strategic Income
Fund, Inc.
  8.10%

TD AMERITRADE INC

PO BOX 2226

OMAHA NE 68103-2226

  PIMCO Strategic Income
Fund, Inc.
  11.99%

CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC

101 MONTGOMERY ST

SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104-4151

  PIMCO Energy and
Tactical Credit
Opportunities Fund
  7.74%

MERRILL LYNCH PROFESSIONAL

CLEARING CORP.

222 BROADWAY

NEW YORK, NY 10038

  PIMCO Energy and
Tactical Credit
Opportunities Fund
  11.48%

MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY

HARBORSIDE FINANCIAL CENTER, PLAZA 2

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07311

  PIMCO Energy and
Tactical Credit
Opportunities Fund
  13.50%

NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC

200 LIBERTY ST, ONE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

NEW YORK NY 10281-1003

  PIMCO Energy and
Tactical Credit
Opportunities Fund
  18.77%

UBS FINANCIAL

499 WASHINGTON BLVD 9TH F

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07310-2055

  PIMCO Energy and
Tactical Credit
Opportunities Fund
  10.24%

WELLS FARGO CLEARING SERVICES, LLC

1 NORTH JEFFERSON AVE

SAINT LOUIS, MO 63103-2523

  PIMCO Energy
and Tactical Credit
Opportunities Fund
  8.41%

CHARLES SCHWAB & CO INC

101 MONTGOMERY ST

SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104-4151

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund II
  13.16%

 

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Beneficial Owner*

  Fund  

Percentage of
Ownership of
Class

NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC

200 LIBERTY ST, ONE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

NEW YORK NY 10281-1003

  PIMCO Income
Strategy Fund II
  21.34%

PERSHING LLC

1 PERSHING PLZ

JERSEY CITY, NJ 07399-000

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund II
  5.57%

UBS SECURITIES LLC

677 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD, STAMFORD, CT 6912

  PIMCO High Income
Fund — Preferred
  70.50%

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

ONE WALL STREET

NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10286

  PIMCO High Income
Fund — Preferred
  26.70%

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

ONE WALL STREET

NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10286

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund — Preferred
  78.80%

UBS SECURITIES LLC

677 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD, STAMFORD, CT 6912

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund — Preferred
  19.91%

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

ONE WALL STREET

NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10286

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund II — Preferred
  55.22%

UBS SECURITIES LLC

677 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD, STAMFORD, CT 6912

  PIMCO Income Strategy
Fund II — Preferred
  40.66%

UBS SECURITIES LLC

677 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD, STAMFORD, CT 6912

  PIMCO High Income
Fund — Preferred
  70.50%

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

ONE WALL STREET

NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10286

  PIMCO High Income
Fund — Preferred
  26.70%

 

*

A control person is a person who owns, either directly or indirectly, beneficially more than 25% of the voting securities of a Fund. As of the Record Date, the Funds did not know of any person or entity who “controlled” the Funds.

 

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PROPOSAL: ELECTION OF TRUSTEES

In accordance with NRGX’s, PGP’s, PHK’s, PDI’s, PFL’s and PFN’s Amended and Restated Agreement and Declaration of Trust (each, a “Declaration”) and RCS’s Articles of Incorporation, as amended (the “Articles”), the Trustees have been divided into the following three classes (each, a “Class”): Class I, Class II and Class III. The expiration dates of the classes are described below, and each Trustee will remain in office until the end of his or her term and when his or her successor is elected and qualified. The Governance and Nominating Committee and the Board of each applicable Fund have recommended the nominees listed herein for election or re-election, as applicable, as Trustees by the Shareholders of the applicable Funds.

NRGX. With respect to NRGX, the term of office of the Class III Trustees will expire at the Meeting; the term of office of the Class I Trustees will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2022-2023 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023); and the term of office of the Class II Trustees will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2023-2024 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024). Currently, Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr., Alan Rappaport and E. Grace Vandecruze are Class III Trustees. The Governance and Nominating Committee has recommended to the Board that Ms. Vandecruze be nominated for election and Messrs. Kittredge and Rappaport be nominated for re-election by the Common Shareholders as Class III Trustees at the Meeting. Consistent with the Fund’s Declaration, if elected or re-elected, the nominees shall hold office for terms coinciding with the Class of Trustees to which they have been designated. Therefore, if elected or re-elected at the Meeting, Ms. Vandecruze and Messrs. Kittredge and Rappaport will serve terms consistent with the Class III Trustees, which will expire at the Fund’s annual meeting of Shareholders for the 2024-2025 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025).

RCS. With respect to RCS, the term of office of the Class I Directors will expire at the Meeting; the term of office of the Class II Directors will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2022-2023 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023); and the term of office of the Class III Directors will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2023-2024 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024). Currently, Sarah E. Cogan, John C. Maney and William B. Ogden, IV are Class I Directors and E. Grace Vandecruze is a Class II Director. The Governance and Nominating Committee has recommended to the Board that

 

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Ms. Vandecruze be nominated for election as a Class II Director at the Meeting and Ms. Cogan and Messrs. Maney and Ogden be nominated for re-election by the Common Shareholders as Class I Directors at the Meeting. Consistent with the Fund’s Articles, if elected or re-elected, the nominees shall hold office for terms coinciding with the Class of Directors to which they have been designated. Therefore, if elected or re-elected at the Meeting, Ms. Vandecruze will serve a term consistent with the Class II Directors, which will expire at the Fund’s annual meeting of Shareholders for the 2022-2023 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023), and Ms. Cogan and Messrs. Maney and Ogden will serve terms consistent with the Class I Directors, which will expire at the Fund’s annual meeting of Shareholders for the 2024-2025 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025).

PGP. With respect to PGP, the term of office of the Class II Trustees will expire at the Meeting; the term of office of the Class III Trustees will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2022-2023 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023); and the term of office of the Class I Trustees will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2023-2024 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024). Currently, Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr., John C. Maney and E. Grace Vandecruze are Class II Trustees. The Governance and Nominating Committee has recommended to the Board that Ms. Vandecruze be nominated for election as a Class II Trustee at the Meeting and Messrs. Kittredge and Maney be nominated for re-election by the Common Shareholders as Class II Trustees at the Meeting. Consistent with the Fund’s Declaration, if elected or re-elected, the nominees shall hold office for terms coinciding with the Class of Trustees to which they have been designated. Therefore, if elected or re-elected at the Meeting, Ms. Vandecruze and Messrs. Kittredge and Maney will serve terms consistent with the Class II Trustees, which will expire at the Fund’s annual meeting of Shareholders for the 2024-2025 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025).

PFL.5 With respect to PFL, the term of office of the Class III Trustees will expire at the Meeting; the term of office of the Class I Trustees will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2022-2023 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023); and the term of office of the Class II Trustees will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2023-2024 fiscal year (i.e., the

 

5 

Effective April 1, 2022, the end of the fiscal year of each of PHK, PFL and PFN changed from July 31 to June 30.

 

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annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024). Currently, Deborah A. DeCotis, David Fisher and Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr. are Class III Trustees and E. Grace Vandecruze is a Class II Trustee. The Governance and Nominating Committee has recommended to the Board that Ms. Vandecruze be nominated for election as a Class II Trustee by the Common Shareholders and Preferred Shareholders voting as a single class, Messrs. Fisher and Kittredge be nominated for re-election as Class III Trustees by the Common Shareholders and Preferred Shareholders, voting as a single class, and that Ms. DeCotis be nominated for re-election as a Class III Trustee by the Preferred Shareholders, voting as a separate class, at the Meeting. Consistent with the Fund’s Declaration, if elected or re-elected, the nominees shall hold office for terms coinciding with the Class of Trustees to which they have been designated. Therefore, if elected or re-elected at the Meeting, Ms. DeCotis and Messrs. Fisher and Kittredge will serve terms consistent with the Class III Trustees, which will expire at the Fund’s annual meeting of Shareholders for the 2024-2025 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025), and Ms. Vandecruze will serve a term consistent with the Class II Trustees, which will expire at the Fund’s annual meeting of Shareholders for the 2023-2024 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024).

PFN.5 With respect to PFN, the term of office of the Class II Trustees will expire at the Meeting; the term of office of the Class III Trustees will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2022-2023 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023); and the term of office of the Class I Trustees will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2023-2024 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024). Currently, Sarah E. Cogan, Deborah A. DeCotis and Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr. are Class II Trustees and E. Grace Vandecruze is a Class III Trustee. The Governance and Nominating Committee has recommended to the Board that that Ms. Vandecruze be nominated for election as a Class III Trustee by the Common Shareholders and Preferred Shareholders voting as a single class, Mses. Cogan and DeCotis be nominated for re-election as Class II Trustees by the Common Shareholders and Preferred Shareholders, voting as a single class, and that Mr. Kittredge be nominated for re-election as a Class II Trustee by the Preferred Shareholders, voting as a separate class, at the Meeting. Consistent with the Fund’s Declaration, if elected or re-elected, the nominees shall hold office for terms coinciding with the Class of Trustees to which they have been designated. Therefore, if elected or re-elected at the Meeting, Mses. Cogan and DeCotis and Mr. Kittredge will serve terms consistent with the Class II Trustees, which will expire at the Fund’s annual meeting of Shareholders for the

 

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2024-2025 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025), and Ms. Vandecruze will serve a term consistent with the Class III Trustees, which will expire at the Fund’s annual meeting of Shareholders for the 2022-2023 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

PHK.5 With respect to PHK, the term of office of the Class I Trustees will expire at the Meeting; the term of office of the Class II Trustees will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2022-2023 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023); and the term of office of the Class III Trustees will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2023-2024 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024). Currently, John C. Maney, William B. Ogden, IV and Alan Rappaport are Class I Trustees and E. Grace Vandecruze is a Class II Trustee. The Governance and Nominating Committee has recommended to the Board that Ms. Vandecruze be nominated for election as a Class II Trustee by the Common Shareholders and Preferred Shareholders, voting as a single class, Messrs. Maney and Ogden be nominated for re-election as Class I Trustees by the Common Shareholders and Preferred Shareholders, voting as a single class, at the Meeting, and that Mr. Rappaport be nominated for re-election as a Class I Trustee by the Preferred Shareholders, voting as a separate class, at the Meeting. Consistent with the Fund’s Declaration, if elected or re-elected, the nominees shall hold office for terms coinciding with the Class of Trustees to which they have been designated. Therefore, if elected or re-elected at the Meeting, Messrs. Maney, Ogden and Rappaport will serve terms consistent with the Class I Trustees, which will expire at the Fund’s annual meeting of Shareholders for the 2024-2025 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025), and Ms. Vandecruze will serve a term consistent with the Class II Trustees, which will expire at the Fund’s annual meeting of Shareholders for the 2022-2023 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023).

PDI. With respect to PDI, the term of office of the Class I Trustees will expire at the Meeting; the term of office of the Class II Trustees will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2022-2023 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023); and the term of office of the Class III Trustees will expire at the annual meeting of Shareholders held during the 2023-2024 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024). Currently, Ms. Vandecruze is a Class II Trustee and John C. Maney, William B. Ogden, IV and Alan Rappaport are Class I Trustees. The

 

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Governance and Nominating Committee has recommended to the Board that Ms. Vandecruze be nominated for election as a Class II Trustee and Messrs. Maney, Ogden and Rappaport be nominated for re-election as Class I Trustees by the Common Shareholders at the Meeting. Consistent with the Fund’s Declaration, if elected or re-elected, the nominees shall hold office for terms coinciding with the Class of Trustees to which they have been designated. Therefore, if elected or re-elected at the Meeting, Messrs. Maney, Ogden and Rappaport will serve terms consistent with the Class I Trustees, which will expire at the Fund’s annual meeting of Shareholders for the 2024-2025 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025), and Ms. Vandecruze will serve a term consistent with the Class II Trustees, which will expire at the Fund’s annual meeting of Shareholders for the 2022-2023 fiscal year (i.e., the annual meeting held during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023).

All members of the Board of each of NRGX, PGP, PFL, PFN, PHK and PDI are and will remain, if elected or re-elected, as applicable, “Continuing Trustees,” as such term is defined in the Declaration of the applicable Fund, having either served as Trustee since the inception of the Fund or for thirty-six months, or having been nominated by at least a majority of the Continuing Trustees then members of the Board.

All members of the Board of RCS are and will remain, if elected or re-elected, as applicable, “Continuing Directors,” as such term is defined in the Articles, having either served as Director for a period of at least twelve months or having been a successor to a Continuing Director and been recommended to succeed a Continuing Director by a majority of the Continuing Directors then members of the Board.

At any annual meeting of Shareholders, any Trustee elected to fill a vacancy that has arisen since the preceding annual meeting of Shareholders (whether or not such vacancy has been filled by election of a new Trustee by the Board) shall hold office for a term that coincides with the term (or any remaining term) of the Class of Trustees to which such office was previously assigned, if such vacancy arose other than by an increase in the number of Trustees and until his or her successor shall be elected and shall qualify. In the event such vacancy arose due to an increase in the number of Trustees, any Trustee so elected to fill such vacancy at an annual meeting shall hold office for a term which coincides with that of the Class of Trustee to which such office has been apportioned and until his or her successor shall be elected and shall qualify.

 

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The following table summarizes the nominees who will stand for election or re-election at the Meeting, the respective Classes of Trustees to which they have been designated and the expiration of their respective terms if elected or re-elected, as applicable:

 

Trustee/Director/Nominee

   Class     

Expiration of Term if Elected/Re-Elected*

NRGX

     

Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

     Class III     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

Alan Rappaport

     Class III     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

E. Grace Vandecruze

     Class III     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

RCS

     

Sarah E. Cogan

     Class I     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

John C. Maney**

     Class I     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

William B. Ogden, IV

     Class I     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

E. Grace Vandecruze

     Class II     

Annual Meeting held during the 2022-2023 fiscal year

PGP

     

Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

     Class II     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

John C. Maney**

     Class II     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

E. Grace Vandecruze

     Class II     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

PFL

     

Deborah A. DeCotis

     Class III     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

David Fisher**

     Class III     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

     Class III     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

E. Grace Vandecruze

     Class II     

Annual Meeting held during the 2023-2024 fiscal year

PFN

     

Sarah E. Cogan

     Class II     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

Deborah A. DeCotis

     Class II     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

 

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Trustee/Director/Nominee

   Class     

Expiration of Term if Elected/Re-Elected*

Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

     Class II     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

E. Grace Vandecruze

     Class III     

Annual Meeting held during the 2022-2023 fiscal year

PHK

     

John C. Maney**

     Class I     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

William B. Ogden, IV

     Class I     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

Alan Rappaport

     Class I     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

E. Grace Vandecruze

     Class II     

Annual Meeting held during the 2022-2023 fiscal year

PDI

     

John C. Maney**

     Class I     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

William B. Ogden, IV

     Class I     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

Alan Rappaport

     Class I     

Annual Meeting held during the 2024-2025 fiscal year

E. Grace Vandecruze

     Class II     

Annual Meeting held during the 2022-2023 fiscal year

 

*

A Trustee elected or re-elected at an annual meeting shall hold office until the annual meeting for the year in which his or her term expires and until his or her successor is elected and qualifies, subject, however, to prior death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or removal from office.

**

Each of Mr. Fisher and Mr. Maney is an Interested Trustee/Nominee.

Under this classified Board structure, generally only those Trustees in a single Class may be replaced in any one year, and it would require a minimum of two years to change a majority of the Board under normal circumstances. This structure may make it more difficult for a Fund’s Shareholders to change the majority of Trustees of the Fund and, thus, promotes the continuity of management and limits the ability of other entities or persons to acquire control of the Fund by delaying the replacement of a majority of the Board.

Unless authority is withheld, it is the intention of the persons named in the enclosed proxy for a Fund to vote each proxy for the persons listed above for that Fund. Each of the nominees has indicated he or she will serve if elected or re-elected, as applicable, but if he or she should be unable to serve for a Fund, the proxy holders may vote in favor of such substitute nominee as the Board may designate (or, alternatively, the Board may determine to save a vacancy).

 

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Trustees and Officers

The business of each Fund is managed under the direction of the Fund’s Board. Subject to the provisions of each Fund’s Declaration or Articles, its Bylaws and applicable state law, the Trustees have all powers necessary and convenient to carry out their responsibilities, including the election and removal of the Fund’s officers.

Board Leadership Structure — Currently, 75% of the Trustees of each Fund (six of eight Trustees) are Independent Trustees. An Independent Trustee serves as Chair of the Board and is selected by a vote of the majority of the Independent Trustees. The Chair of the Board presides at meetings of the Board, acts as a liaison with service providers, officers, attorneys and other Trustees generally between meetings and performs such other functions as may be requested by the Board from time to time.

The Board of each Fund regularly meets four times each year to discuss and consider matters concerning the Funds and also holds special meetings to address matters arising between regular meetings. The Independent Trustees regularly meet outside the presence of management and are advised by independent legal counsel.

The Board of each Fund has established five standing Committees to facilitate the Trustees’ oversight of the management of the Funds: the Audit Oversight Committee, the Governance and Nominating Committee, the Valuation Oversight Committee, the Contracts Committee and the Performance Committee. The functions and role of each Committee are described below under “Board Committees and Meetings.” The membership of each Committee (other than the Performance Committee) consists of only the Independent Trustees. The Performance Committee consists of all of the Trustees. The Independent Trustees believe that participation on each Committee allows them to participate in the full range of the Board’s oversight duties.

The Board reviews its leadership structure periodically and has determined that this leadership structure, including an Independent Chair, a supermajority of Independent Trustees and Committee membership limited to Independent Trustees (with the exception of the Performance Committee), is appropriate in light of the characteristics and circumstances of each Fund. In reaching this conclusion, the Board considered, among other things, the predominant role of the Manager in the day-to-day management of Fund affairs, the extent to which the work of the Board is conducted through the Committees, the number of funds in the fund complex overseen by members, the variety of asset classes those funds include, the assets of each Fund and the other funds in the fund complex

 

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and the management and other service arrangements of each Fund and such other funds. The Board also believes that its structure, including the presence of two Trustees who are or have been executives with the Manager or Manager-affiliated entities, facilitates an efficient flow of information concerning the management of each Fund to the Independent Trustees.

Risk Oversight — Each of the Funds has retained the Manager to provide investment advisory services and administrative services. Accordingly, the Manager is immediately responsible for the management of risks that may arise from Fund investments and operations. Some employees of the Manager serve as the Funds’ officers, including the Funds’ principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer, chief compliance officer and chief legal officer. The Manager and the Funds’ other service providers have adopted policies, processes and procedures to identify, assess and manage different types of risks associated with each Fund’s activities. The Board oversees the performance of these functions by the Manager and the Funds’ other service providers, both directly and through the Committee structure it has established. The Board receives from the Manager a wide range of reports, both on a regular and as-needed basis, relating to the Funds’ activities and to the actual and potential risks of the Funds. These include reports on investment and market risks, custody and valuation of Fund assets, compliance with applicable laws and the Funds’ financial accounting and reporting. In addition, the Board meets periodically with the individual portfolio managers of the Funds or their delegates to receive reports regarding the portfolio management of the Funds and their performance, including their investment risks. In the course of these meetings and discussions with the Manager, the Board has emphasized the importance of the Manager maintaining vigorous risk-management programs and procedures with respect to the Funds.

In addition, the Board has appointed a Chief Compliance Officer (“CCO”). The CCO oversees the development of compliance policies and procedures that are reasonably designed to minimize the risk of violations of the federal securities laws (“Compliance Policies”). The CCO reports directly to the Independent Trustees, interacts with individuals within the Manager’s organization and provides presentations to the Board at its quarterly meetings and an annual report on the application of the Compliance Policies. The Board periodically discusses relevant risks affecting the Funds with the CCO at these meetings. The Board has approved the Compliance Policies and reviews the CCO’s reports. Further, the Board annually reviews the sufficiency of the Compliance Policies, as well as the appointment and compensation of the CCO.

The Board recognizes that the reports it receives concerning risk management matters are, by their nature, typically summaries of the relevant

 

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information. Moreover, the Board recognizes that not all risks that may affect the Funds can be identified in advance; that it may not be practical or cost-effective to eliminate or mitigate certain risks; that it may be necessary to bear certain risks (such as investment-related risks) in seeking to achieve the Funds’ investment objectives; and that the processes, procedures and controls employed to address certain risks may be limited in their effectiveness.

The Trustees and officers of the Funds, their year of birth, the positions they hold with the Funds, their term of office and length of time served, a description of their principal occupations during the past five years, the number of portfolios in the fund complex that the Trustee oversees and any other public company directorships held by the Trustee are listed in the two tables immediately following. Except as shown, each Trustee’s and officer’s principal occupation and business experience for the last five years have been with the employer(s) indicated, although in some cases the Trustee may have held different positions with such employer(s).

 

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Information Regarding Trustees and Nominees.

The following table provides information concerning the Trustees/Nominees of the Funds as of May 1, 2022.

 

Name,

Address,

Year of Birth
and Class*

  Position(s)
Held
with the
Funds
  Term of
Office and
Length of
Time Served**
 

Principal Occupation(s)

During the Past 5 Years

  Number
of
Portfolios
in Fund
Complex*****
Overseen
by
Trustee/
Nominee
   

Other
Directorships
Held by
Trustee/
Nominee
During the
Past 5 Years

Independent Trustees/Nominees

Deborah A.

DeCotis

1952

 

RCS-

Class III

 

PGP-

Class III

 

PHK-

Class III

 

PDI-

Class III

 

PFL-

Class III, currently nominated for re-election

 

PFN-

Class II, currently nominated for re-election

 

NRGX-

Class II

  Chair of
the
Trustees,
Trustee,
Nominee
  RCS-Since
2011

 

PGP-Since
2011

 

PHK-Since
2011

 

PDI-Since
2012

 

PFL-Since
2011

 

PFN-Since
2011

 

NRGX-
Since 2019

 

Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. (since 1996); Member, Circle Financial Group (since 2009); Member, Council on Foreign Relations (since 2013); Trustee, Smith College (since 2017); and Director, Watford Re (since 2017). Formerly, Co-Chair Special Projects Committee,

Memorial Sloan Kettering (2005-2015); Trustee, Stanford University (2010-2015); Principal, LaLoop LLC, a retail accessories company (1999-2014); Director, Helena Rubenstein Foundation (1997-2010); and Director, Armor Holdings (2002-2010).

    29     Trustee, Allianz Funds (2011-2021); Trustee, Virtus Funds (2021-Present).

 

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Name,

Address,

Year of Birth
and Class*

  Position(s)
Held
with the
Funds
  Term of
Office and
Length of
Time Served**
 

Principal Occupation(s)

During the Past 5 Years

  Number
of
Portfolios
in Fund
Complex*****
Overseen
by
Trustee/
Nominee
   

Other
Directorships
Held by
Trustee/
Nominee
During the
Past 5 Years

Sarah E.

Cogan

1956

 

RCS-

Class I, currently nominated for re-election

 

PGP-

Class III

 

PHK-

Class II

 

PDI- Class III

 

PFL-

Class I

 

PFN-

Class II, currently nominated for re-election

 

NRGX-Class I

  Trustee,
Nominee
  Since
2019
  Retired Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (law firm) (1989-2018); Director, Girl Scouts of Greater New York, Inc. (since 2016); and Trustee, Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (since 2013).     29     Trustee, Allianz Funds (2019-2021); Trustee, Virtus Funds (2021-Present).

 

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Name,

Address,

Year of Birth
and Class*

  Position(s)
Held
with the
Funds
  Term of
Office and
Length of
Time Served**
 

Principal Occupation(s)

During the Past 5 Years

  Number
of
Portfolios
in Fund
Complex*****
Overseen
by
Trustee/
Nominee
   

Other
Directorships
Held by
Trustee/
Nominee
During the
Past 5 Years

E. Grace Vandecruze***

1963

 

RCS-

Class II, currently nominated for election

 

PGP-

Class II, currently nominated for election

 

PHK-

Class II, currently nominated for election

 

PDI-

Class II, currently nominated for election

 

PFL-

Class II, currently nominated for election

 

PFN-

Class III, currently nominated for election

 

NRGX-Class III, currently nominated for election

  Trustee,
Nominee
  Since
2021
  Founder and Managing Director, Grace Global Capital LLC, a strategic advisory firm to the insurance industry (since 2006); Director, The Doctors Company, a medical malpractice insurance company (since 2020); Chief Financial Officer, Athena Technology Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (since 2021); Director, Link Logistics REIT, a real estate company (since 2021); Director and Member of the Investment & Risk Committee, Resolution Life Group Holdings, a global life insurance group (since 2021); and Director, Wharton Graduate Executive Board. Formerly, Director, Resolution Holdings (2015-2019). Formerly, Director and Member of the Audit Committee and the Wealth Solutions Advisory Committee, M Financial Group, a life insurance company (2015-2021); Director, SBLI USA, a life insurance company (2015-2018).     29     None.

 

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Name,

Address,

Year of Birth
and Class*

  Position(s)
Held
with the
Funds
  Term of
Office and
Length of
Time Served**
 

Principal Occupation(s)

During the Past 5 Years

  Number
of
Portfolios
in Fund
Complex*****
Overseen
by
Trustee/
Nominee
   

Other
Directorships
Held by
Trustee/
Nominee
During the
Past 5 Years

Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

1954

 

RCS-

Class II

 

PGP-

Class II, currently nominated for re-election

 

PHK-

Class III

 

PDI-

Class II

 

PFL-

Class III, currently nominated for re-election

 

PFN-

Class II, currently nominated for re-election

 

NRGX-

Class III, currently nominated for re-election

  Trustee,
Nominee
  Since
2020
  Trustee (since 2019) and Governance Committee (since 2020), Vermont Law School; Director and Treasurer, Center for Reproductive Rights (since 2015); Formerly, Director (2013-2020) and Chair (2018-2020), ACLU of Massachusetts; General Counsel, Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC (2005-2018) and Partner (2007-2018); President, GMO Trust (institutional mutual funds) (2009-2018); Chief Executive Officer, GMO Trust (2009-2015); President and Chief Executive Officer, GMO Series Trust (platform based mutual funds) (2011-2013).     29     Trustee, GMO Trust (2010-2018); Chairman of the Board of Trustees, GMO Series Trust (2011-2018).

 

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Name,

Address,

Year of Birth
and Class*

  Position(s)
Held
with the
Funds
  Term of
Office and
Length of
Time Served**
 

Principal Occupation(s)

During the Past 5 Years

  Number
of
Portfolios
in Fund
Complex*****
Overseen
by
Trustee/
Nominee
   

Other
Directorships
Held by
Trustee/
Nominee
During the
Past 5 Years

William B.

Ogden, IV

1945

 

RCS-

Class I, currently nominated for re-election

 

PGP-

Class I

 

PHK-

Class I, currently nominated for re-election

 

PDI-

Class I, currently nominated for re-election

 

PFL-

Class I

 

PFN-

Class I

 

NRGX-Class I

  Trustee,
Nominee
  RCS-Since
2008

 

PGP-Since
2006

 

PHK-Since
2006

 

PDI-Since
2012

 

PFL-Since
2006

 

PFN-Since
2006

 

NRGX-
Since 2019

  Retired. Formerly, Asset Management Industry Consultant; and Managing Director, Investment Banking Division of Citigroup Global Markets Inc.     29     Trustee, Allianz Funds (2006-2021); Trustee, Virtus AllianzGI Closed-End Funds (2021-Present).

 

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Name,

Address,

Year of Birth
and Class*

  Position(s)
Held
with the
Funds
  Term of
Office and
Length of
Time Served**
 

Principal Occupation(s)

During the Past 5 Years

  Number
of
Portfolios
in Fund
Complex*****
Overseen
by
Trustee/
Nominee
   

Other
Directorships
Held by
Trustee/
Nominee
During the
Past 5 Years

Alan

Rappaport

1953

 

RCS-

Class III

 

PGP-

Class III

 

PHK-

Class I, currently nominated for re-election

 

PDI-.

Class I, currently nominated for re-election

 

PFL-

Class II

 

PFN-

Class I

 

NRGX-

Class III, currently nominated for re-election

  Trustee,
Nominee
  RCS-Since
2010

 

PGP-Since
2010

 

PHK-Since
2010

 

PDI-Since
2012

 

PFL-Since
2014

 

PFN-Since
2012

 

NRGX-
Since 2019

  Director, Victory Capital Holdings, Inc., an asset management firm (since 2013). Formerly, Adjunct Professor, New York University Stern School of Business (2011-2020); Lecturer, Stanford University Graduate School of Business (2013-2020); Advisory Director (formerly Vice Chairman), Roundtable Investment Partners (2009-2018); Member of Board of Overseers, NYU Langone Medical Center (2015-2016); Trustee, American Museum of Natural History (2005-2015); Trustee, NYU Langone Medical Center (2007-2015); and Vice Chairman (formerly, Chairman and President), U.S. Trust (formerly, Private Bank of Bank of America, the predecessor entity of U.S. Trust) (2001-2008).     29     Trustee, Allianz Funds (2010-2021); Trustee, Virtus AllianzGI Closed-End Funds (2021-Present).

 

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Name,

Address,

Year of Birth
and Class*

  Position(s)
Held
with the
Funds
  Term of
Office and
Length of
Time Served**
 

Principal Occupation(s)

During the Past 5 Years

  Number
of
Portfolios
in Fund
Complex*****
Overseen
by
Trustee/
Nominee
   

Other
Directorships
Held by
Trustee/
Nominee
During the
Past 5 Years

Interested Trustees/Nominees

David N.

Fisher****

1968

 

650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

 

RCS-

Class III

 

PGP-

Class I

 

PHK-

Class II

 

PDI-

Class II

 

PFL-

Class III, currently nominated for re-election

 

PFN-

Class I

 

NRGX- Class II

  Trustee,
Nominee
  Since
2019
  Managing Director and Co-Head of U.S. Global Wealth Management Strategic Accounts, PIMCO (since 2021); Managing Director and Head of Traditional Product Strategies, PIMCO (2015-2021); and Director, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County, a non-profit organization (since 2015). Formerly, Global Bond Strategist, PIMCO (2008-2015); and Managing Director and Head of Global Fixed Income, HSBC Global Asset Management (2005-2008).     29     None

 

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Name,

Address,

Year of Birth
and Class*

  Position(s)
Held
with the
Funds
  Term of
Office and
Length of
Time Served**
 

Principal Occupation(s)

During the Past 5 Years

  Number
of
Portfolios
in Fund
Complex*****
Overseen
by
Trustee/
Nominee
   

Other
Directorships
Held by
Trustee/
Nominee
During the
Past 5 Years

John C.

Maney****

1959

 

650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

 

RCS-

Class I, currently nominated for re-election

 

PGP-

Class II, currently nominated for re-election

 

PHK-

Class I, currently nominated for re-election

 

PDI-

Class I, currently nominated for re-election

 

PFL-

Class II

 

PFN-

Class III

 

NRGX- Class I

  Trustee,
Nominee
  RCS-Since
2008

 

PGP-Since
2006

 

PHK-Since
2006

 

PDI-Since
2012

 

PFL-Since
2006

 

PFN-Since
2006

 

NRGX-
Since 2019

  Senior Advisor to PIMCO (since June 2021); Non-Executive Director and a member of the Compensation Committee of PIMCO Europe Ltd (since December 2017). Formerly, Consultant to PIMCO (January 2020-June 2021); Managing Director of Allianz Asset Management of America L.P. (2005-2019); member of the Management Board and Chief Operating Officer of Allianz Asset Management of America L.P (2006-2019); Member of the Management Board of Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC (2007-2014) and Managing Director of Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC (2011-2014).     29     None

 

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*

Unless otherwise indicated, the business address of the persons listed above is c/o Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, 1633 Broadway, New York, New York 10019.

**

Under each Fund’s Declaration or Articles, as applicable, a Trustee serves until his or her death, retirement, removal, disqualification, resignation or replacement. In accordance with a Fund’s Declaration or Articles, as applicable, the Common and/or Preferred Shareholders of the Fund, as applicable, elect Trustees to fill the vacancies of Trustees whose terms expire at each annual meeting of the Fund’s shareholders.

***

Ms. Vandecruze was appointed as a Trustee of each Fund on June 29, 2021.

****

Each of Messrs. Fisher and Maney is an Interested Trustee of each Fund due to his affiliation with PIMCO and its affiliates.

*****

The Term “Fund Complex” as used herein includes the Funds and any other registered investment company (i) that holds itself out to investors as a related company for purposes of investment and investor services; or (ii) for which PIMCO or an affiliate of PIMCO serves as primary investment adviser. Prior to February 1, 2021, the Fund Complex would have included a number of open- and closed-end funds advised by Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC (“AllianzGI”), an affiliate of PIMCO. Effective February 1, 2021 (and February 26, 2021 with respect to Virtus AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund), however, Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc. (“Virtus”) became the primary investment adviser of those funds (such Virtus-advised funds, the “Former Allianz-Managed Funds”), and therefore they are no longer included within the definition of Fund Complex as used herein. As of the date of this proxy statement, AllianzGI serves as sub-adviser to most of the remaining Former Allianz-Managed Funds.

 

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The following table states the dollar range of equity securities beneficially owned as of the Record Date by each Trustee and nominee of each Fund and, on an aggregate basis, of any registered investment companies overseen by the Trustees in the “family of investment companies,” including the Funds.

 

Name of Trustee/
Nominee

  Dollar Range of Equity
Securities in the Funds*
  Aggregate Dollar Range
of Equity Securities in
All Registered
Investment Companies
Overseen by Trustee/
Nominee in the Family
of Investment
Companies*
 

Independent Trustees/Nominees

 

Deborah A. DeCotis

  PDI: Over $100,000     Over $100,000  

Sarah E. Cogan

  PDI: $10,001 - $50,000

PFN: $10,001 - $50,000

PHK: $10,001 - $50,000

    Over $100,000  

Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

  None     Over $100,000  

William B. Ogden, IV

  None     Over $100,000  

Alan Rappaport

  PFL: $10,001 - $50,000

NRGX: $10,001 - $50,000

    Over $100,000  

E. Grace Vandecruze**

  None     None  

Interested Trustees/Nominees

 

David N. Fisher

  PDI: Over $100,000

NRGX: Over $100,000

    Over $100,000  

John C. Maney

  PDI: Over $100,000     Over $100,000  

 

*

Securities are valued as of the Record Date.

**

Ms. Vandecruze was appointed as a Trustee of each Fund on June 29, 2021.

To the knowledge of the Funds, as of the Record Date, Trustees and nominees who are Independent Trustees or Independent Nominees and their immediate family members did not own securities of an investment adviser or principal underwriter of the Funds or a person (other than a registered investment company) directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with an investment adviser or principal underwriter of the Funds.

Mr. Ogden owns a less than 1% limited liability company interest in PIMCO Global Credit Opportunity Onshore Fund LLC, a PIMCO-sponsored private investment vehicle.

Compensation. Each of the Independent Trustees serves as a trustee of PIMCO Municipal Income Fund, PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund, PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund, PIMCO Municipal Income Fund II,

 

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PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund II, PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund II, PIMCO Municipal Income Fund III, PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund III, PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund III, PIMCO Access Income Fund, PIMCO Corporate & Income Strategy Fund, PIMCO Corporate & Income Opportunity Fund, PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund, PIMCO High Income Fund, PIMCO Income Strategy Fund, PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II, PIMCO Global StocksPLUS®& Income Fund, PIMCO Energy and Tactical Credit Opportunities Fund, PCM Fund, Inc., PIMCO Strategic Income Fund, Inc. and PIMCO Dynamic Income Opportunities Fund, each a closed-end fund for which the Manager serves as investment manager (together with the Funds, the “PIMCO Closed-End Funds”), as well as PIMCO Flexible Emerging Markets Income Fund, PIMCO Flexible Credit Income Fund, PIMCO California Flexible Municipal Income Fund and PIMCO Flexible Municipal Income Fund, each a closed-end investment management company that is operated as an “interval fund” for which the Manager serves as investment manager (the “PIMCO Interval Funds”) and PIMCO Managed Accounts Trust (“PMAT”), an open-end investment management company with multiple series for which the Manager serves as investment adviser and administrator (together with the PIMCO Closed-End Funds and the PIMCO Interval Funds, the “PIMCO-Managed Funds”).

Each Independent Trustee receives annual compensation of $250,000 for his or her service on the Boards of the PIMCO-Managed Funds, payable quarterly. The Independent Chair of the Boards receives an additional $75,000 per year, payable quarterly. The Audit Oversight Committee Chair receives an additional $35,000 annually, payable quarterly. The Performance Committee Chair and the Valuation Oversight Committee Chair each receive an additional $10,000 annually, payable quarterly. The Contracts Committee Chair receives an additional $25,000 annually, payable quarterly. Trustees are also reimbursed for meeting-related expenses.

Each Trustee’s compensation for his or her service as a Trustee on the Boards of the PIMCO-Managed Funds and other costs in connection with joint meetings of such Funds are allocated among the PIMCO-Managed Funds, as applicable, on the basis of fixed percentages as among PMAT, the PIMCO Interval Funds and the PIMCO Closed-End Funds. Trustee compensation and other costs are then further allocated pro rata among the individual funds within each grouping based on each such fund’s relative net assets.

The Funds have no employees. The Funds’ officers and Interested Trustees (Mr. Fisher and Mr. Maney) are compensated by the Manager or its affiliates, as applicable.

 

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The Trustees do not currently receive any pension or retirement benefits from the Funds or the Fund Complex (see below).

The following table provides information concerning the compensation paid to the Trustees and nominees for the fiscal years ended July 31, 2021 for PFL, PFN and PHK and the fiscal years ended June 30, 2021 for NRGX, RCS, PGP and PDI.6 For the calendar year ended December 31, 2021, the Trustees received the compensation set forth in the table below for serving as Trustees of the Funds and other funds in the same Fund Complex as the Funds. Each officer and each Trustee who is a director, officer, partner, member or employee of the Manager, or of any entity controlling, controlled by or under common control with the Manager, including any Interested Trustee, serves without any compensation from the Funds.

Compensation Table

 

Name of Trustee/ Nominees

  Aggregate
Compensation
from NRGX for
the Fiscal
Year Ended
June 30,

2021
    Aggregate
Compensation
from RCS for
the Fiscal
Year Ended
June 30,

2021
    Aggregate
Compensation
from PGP for
the Fiscal
Year Ended
June 30,

2021
    Aggregate
Compensation
from PFL for
the Fiscal
Year Ended
July 31,

2021
 

Independent Trustee/Nominee

 

Sarah E. Cogan

  $ 5,384     $ 3,347     $ 1,163     $ 4,433  

Deborah A. DeCotis

  $ 7,179     $ 4,462     $ 1,551     $ 5,911  

Hans W. Kertess(1)

  $ 5,384     $ 3,347     $ 1,163     $ 4,433  

Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

  $ 5,994     $ 3,687     $ 1,290     $ 4,899  

James A. Jacobson(2)

  $ 3,225     $ 2,217     $ 724     $ 2,854  

William B. Ogden, IV

  $ 5,384     $ 3,347     $ 1,163     $ 4,433  

Alan Rappaport

  $ 5,384     $ 3,347     $ 1,163     $ 4,433  

E. Grace Vandecruze(3)

  $ 1,437     $ 747     $ 285     $ 1,038  

Interested Trustee/Nominee

 

David N. Fisher(4)

  $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 0  

John C. Maney(4)

  $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 0  

 

6 

Effective April 1, 2022, the end of the fiscal year of each of PHK, PFL and PFN changed from July 31 to June 30.

 

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Name of Trustee/ Nominees

  Aggregate
Compensation
from PFN for
the Fiscal
Year Ended
July 31,

2021
    Aggregate
Compensation
from PHK for
the Fiscal
Year Ended
July 31,

2021
    Aggregate
Compensation
from PDI for
the Fiscal
Year Ended
June 30,

2021
    Total Compensation
from the Funds and
Fund Complex Paid
to Trustees/Nominees
for the Calendar Year
Ended December 31,
2021
 

Independent Trustee/Nominee

 

Sarah E. Cogan

  $ 8,888     $ 9,342     $ 18,755     $ 225,000  

Deborah A. DeCotis

  $ 11,850     $ 12,455     $ 25,007     $ 300,000  

Hans W. Kertess(1)

  $ 8,888     $ 9,342     $ 18,755     $ 225,000  

Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

  $ 9,811     $ 10,317     $ 20,743     $ 275,000  

James A. Jacobson(2)

  $ 5,785     $ 6,054     $ 11,987     $ 0  

William B. Ogden, IV

  $ 8,888     $ 9,342     $ 18,755     $ 225,000  

Alan Rappaport

  $ 8,888     $ 9,342     $ 18,755     $ 225,000  

E. Grace Vandecruze(3)

  $ 2,049     $ 2,158     $ 4,412     $ 168,750  

Interested Trustee/Nominee

 

David N. Fisher(4)

  $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 0  

John C. Maney(4)

  $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 0  

 

(1) 

Mr. Kertess retired from the Board of each Fund as of December 31, 2021.

(2) 

Mr. Jacobson retired from the Board of each Fund as of December 31, 2020.

(3) 

Effective June 29, 2021, Ms. Vandecruze became a Trustee of the Funds.

(4) 

Messrs. Fisher and Maney are interested persons of the Fund and do not receive compensation from the Fund for their services as Trustees.

Trustee Qualifications — The Board has determined that each Trustee is qualified to serve as such based on several factors (none of which alone is decisive). Each Trustee is knowledgeable about the Funds’ business and service provider arrangements in part because he or she serves as trustee or director to a number of other investment companies advised by PIMCO and/or its affiliates with similar arrangements to that of the Funds or has had significant experience in the investment management and/or financial services industries. Among the factors the Board considers when concluding that an individual is qualified to serve on the Board were the following: (i) the individual’s business and professional experience and accomplishments; (ii) the individual’s ability to work effectively with other members of the Board; (iii) the individual’s prior experience, if any, serving on the boards of public companies (including, where relevant, other investment companies) and other complex enterprises and organizations; and (iv) how the individual’s skills, experiences and attributes would contribute to an appropriate mix of relevant skills and experience on the Board.

In respect of each current Trustee, the individual’s substantial professional accomplishments and prior experience, including, in some cases, in fields related

 

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to the operations of the Funds, were a significant factor in the determination by the Board that the individual is qualified to serve as a Trustee of the Funds. The following is a summary of various qualifications, experiences and skills of each Trustee (in addition to business experience during the past five years set forth in the table above) that contributed to the Board’s conclusion that an individual is qualified to serve on the Board. References to qualifications, experiences and skills are not intended to hold out the Board or individual Trustees as having any special expertise or experience and shall not impose any greater responsibility or liability on any such person or on the Board by reason thereof.

Deborah A. DeCotis — Ms. DeCotis has substantial senior executive experience in the investment banking industry, having served as a Managing Director for Morgan Stanley. She has extensive board experience and experience in oversight of investment management functions through her experience as a former Director of the Helena Rubenstein Foundation, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Armor Holdings.

Sarah E. Cogan — Ms. Cogan has substantial legal experience in the investment management industry, having served as a partner at a large international law firm in the corporate department for over 25 years and as former head of the registered funds practice. She has extensive experience in oversight of investment company boards through her experience as counsel to the Independent Trustees of certain PIMCO-Managed Funds and as counsel to other independent trustees, investment companies and asset management firms.

E. Grace Vandecruze — Ms. Vandecruze has substantial senior executive experience in the financial services industry. She is Founder and Managing Director of Grace Global Capital LLC, a strategic advisory firm to the insurance industry (since 2006). She has extensive board experience and experience in oversight of investment management and insurance company functions through her experience as a Director and Member of the Audit Committee and the Wealth Solutions Advisory Committee, M Financial Group, a life insurance company (2015-2021), a Director of The Doctors Company, a medical malpractice insurance company (since 2020) and a Director and Member of the Investment & Risk Committee, Resolution Life Group Holdings, a global life insurance group (since 2021).

David N. Fisher — Mr. Fisher has substantial executive experience in the investment management industry. Mr. Fisher is a Managing Director and Co-Head of U.S. Global Wealth Management Strategic Accounts at PIMCO. In this role, he helps oversee relationships with key distribution partners and develop the firm’s growth strategy across wealth management channels. Prior to taking on this position, Mr. Fisher was Head of Traditional Product Strategies at

 

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PIMCO, where he oversaw teams of product strategists covering core and non-core fixed income strategies as well as the firm’s suite of equity strategies, was a Global Bond Strategist at PIMCO, and has managed PIMCO’s Total Return Strategy. Because of his familiarity with PIMCO and its affiliates, Mr. Fisher serves as an important information resource for the Independent Trustees and as a facilitator of communication with PIMCO.

Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr. — Mr. Kittredge has substantial experience in the investment management industry, having served for thirteen years as General Counsel to Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC, the adviser to the GMO mutual fund complex, and as a Trustee and senior officer for Funds in the GMO complex. Previously, he was a partner at a large international law firm. Mr. Kittredge has extensive experience in asset management regulation and has provided legal advice to investment company boards, registered funds and their sponsors with respect to a broad range of financial, legal, tax, regulatory and other issues. He also serves as the Audit Oversight Committee’s Chair and has been determined by the Board to be an “audit committee financial expert.”

John C. Maney — Mr. Maney has substantial executive and board experience in the investment management industry. Prior to January 2020, he served in a variety of senior-level positions with investment advisory firms affiliated with the Manager, including Allianz Asset Management of America L.P. (the Manager’s U.S. parent company). In addition, Mr. Maney currently provides various services to the Manager as a senior advisor. Because of his familiarity with the Manager and affiliated entities, he serves as an important information resource for the Independent Trustees and as a facilitator of communication with the Manager and its affiliates.

William B. Ogden, IV — Mr. Ogden has substantial senior executive experience in the investment banking industry. He served as Managing Director at Citigroup, where he established and led the firm’s efforts to raise capital for, and provide mergers and acquisition advisory services to, asset managers and investment advisers. He also has significant experience with fund products through his senior-level responsibility for originating and underwriting a broad variety of such products.

Alan Rappaport — Mr. Rappaport has substantial senior executive experience in the financial services industry. He formerly served as Chairman and President of the Private Bank of Bank of America and as Vice Chairman of U.S. Trust and as an Advisory Director of an investment firm.

 

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Board Committees and Meetings.

Audit Oversight Committee. The Board of each Fund has established an Audit Oversight Committee in accordance with Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Each Fund’s Audit Oversight Committee currently consists of Mses. Cogan, DeCotis and Vandecruze and Messrs. Kittredge, Ogden and Rappaport, each of whom is an Independent Trustee. Mr. Kittredge is the current Chair of each Fund’s Audit Oversight Committee.

Each Fund’s Audit Oversight Committee provides oversight with respect to the internal and external accounting and auditing procedures of each Fund and, among other things, determines the selection of the independent registered public accounting firm for each Fund and considers the scope of the audit, approves all audit and permitted non-audit services proposed to be performed by those auditors on behalf of each Fund and approves non-audit services to be performed by the auditors for certain affiliates, including the Manager and entities in a control relationship with the Manager that provide services to each Fund where the engagement relates directly to the operations and financial reporting of each Fund. The Audit Oversight Committee considers the possible effect of those services on the independence of the Funds’ independent registered public accounting firm. Each member of each Fund’s Audit Oversight Committee is “independent,” as independence for audit committee members is defined in the currently applicable listing standards of the NYSE, on which the Common Shares of each Fund are listed.

The Board of each Fund has adopted a written charter for its Audit Oversight Committee. A copy of the written charter for each Fund, as amended through January 1, 2022, is attached to this Proxy Statement as Exhibit A. A report of the Audit Oversight Committee of NRGX, RCS, PGP and PDI, dated August 23, 2021, is attached to this Proxy Statement as Exhibit C-1. A report of the Audit Oversight Committee of PFL, PFN and PHK, dated September 9, 2021, is attached to this Proxy Statement as Exhibit C-2.

Governance and Nominating Committee. The Board of each Fund has established a Governance and Nominating Committee composed solely of Independent Trustees, currently consisting of Messrs. Kittredge, Ogden, Rappaport and Mses. Cogan, DeCotis and Vandecruze. Ms. DeCotis is the current Chair of each Fund’s Governance and Nominating Committee. The primary purposes and responsibilities of each Fund’s Governance and Nominating Committee are: (i) advising and making recommendations to the Board on matters concerning Board governance and related Trustee practices, and (ii) the screening and nomination of candidates for election to the Board as Independent Trustees.

 

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The responsibilities of each Fund’s Governance and Nominating Committee include considering and making recommendations to the Fund’s Board regarding: (1) governance, retirement and other policies, procedures and practices relating to the Board and the Trustees; (2) in consultation with the Chair of the Board, matters concerning the functions and duties of the Trustees and committees of the Board; (3) the size of the Board and, in consultation with the Chair of the Board, the Board’s committees and their composition; and (4) Board and committee meeting procedures. The Committee will also periodically review and recommend for approval by the Board the structure and levels of compensation and any related benefits to be paid or provided by each Fund to the Independent Trustees for their services on the Board and any committees on the Board.7

The Governance and Nominating Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending qualified candidates to the Board in the event that a position is vacated or created or when Trustees are to be re-elected. The Governance and Nominating Committee of each Fund has adopted a charter, which is attached to this Proxy Statement as Exhibit B.

Each member of each Fund’s Governance and Nominating Committee is “independent,” as independence for nominating committee members is defined in the currently applicable listing standards of the NYSE, on which the Common Shares of each Fund are listed.

Qualifications, Evaluation and Identification of Trustees/Nominees. The Governance and Nominating Committee of each Fund requires that Trustee candidates have a college degree or equivalent business experience. When evaluating candidates, each Fund’s Governance and Nominating Committee may take into account a wide variety of factors including, but not limited to: (i) availability and commitment of a candidate to attend meetings and perform his or her responsibilities on the Board, (ii) relevant industry and related experience, (iii) educational background, (iv) ability, judgment and expertise and (v) overall diversity of the Board’s composition.

The process of identifying nominees involves the consideration of candidates recommended by one or more of the following sources: (i) the Fund’s current Trustees, (ii) the Fund’s officers, (iii) the Fund’s investment adviser, (iv) the Fund’s shareholders and (v) any other source the Committee deems to be appropriate. The Governance and Nominating Committee of each Fund may, but

 

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Prior to January 1, 2020, Trustee compensation was reviewed by a separate Compensation Committee established by the Board of each Fund. Each Fund’s Compensation Committee was dissolved, effective January 1, 2020.

 

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is not required to, retain a third-party search firm at a Fund’s expense to identify potential candidates.

Consideration of Candidates Recommended by Shareholders. The Governance and Nominating Committee of each Fund will review and consider nominees recommended by Shareholders to serve as Trustees, provided that the recommending Shareholder follows the “Procedures for Shareholders to Submit Nominee Candidates for the PIMCO Sponsored Closed-End Funds,” which are set forth as Appendix B to the Funds’ Governance and Nominating Committee Charter, attached to this Proxy Statement as Exhibit B. Among other requirements, these procedures provide that the recommending Shareholder must submit any recommendation in writing to the Fund, to the attention of the Fund’s Secretary, at the address of the principal executive offices of the Fund and that such submission must be received at such offices not less than 45 days nor more than 75 days prior to the date of the Board or shareholder meeting at which the nominee would be elected. Any recommendation must include certain biographical and other information regarding the candidate and the recommending Shareholder and must include a written and signed consent of the candidate to be named as a nominee and to serve as a Trustee if elected. The foregoing description of the requirements is only a summary. Please refer to Appendix B to the Governance and Nominating Committee Charter for each Fund, which is attached to this Proxy Statement as Exhibit B for details.

The Governance and Nominating Committee has full discretion to reject nominees recommended by Shareholders, and there is no assurance that any such person properly recommended and considered by the Committee will be nominated for election to the Board of each Fund.

Diversity. The Governance and Nominating Committee takes diversity of a particular nominee and overall diversity of the Board into account when considering and evaluating nominees for Trustee. The Board has adopted a diversity policy and, when considering a nominee’s and the Board’s diversity, the Committee generally considers the manner in which each nominee’s professional experience, education, expertise in matters that are relevant to the oversight of the Funds (e.g., investment management, distribution, accounting, trading, compliance, legal), general leadership experience and life experience are complementary and, as a whole, contribute to the ability of the Board to oversee the Funds.

Valuation Oversight Committee. The Board of each Fund has established a Valuation Oversight Committee currently consisting of Messrs. Kittredge, Ogden and Rappaport and Mses. Cogan, DeCotis and Vandecruze. Mr. Ogden is the current Chair of each Fund’s Valuation Oversight Committee. The Valuation

 

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Oversight Committee has been delegated responsibility by the Board for overseeing determination of the fair value of each Fund’s portfolio securities and other assets on behalf of the Board in accordance with the Funds’ valuation procedures. The Valuation Oversight Committee of each Fund reviews and approves procedures for the fair valuation of the Fund’s portfolio securities and periodically reviews information from the Manager regarding fair value determinations made pursuant to Board-approved procedures and makes related recommendations to the full Board and assists the full Board in resolving particular fair valuation and other valuation matters. In certain circumstances as specified in the Funds’ valuation policies, the Valuation Oversight Committee may also determine the fair value of portfolio holdings after consideration of all relevant factors, which determinations shall be reported to the full Board.

Contracts Committee. The Board of each Fund has established a Contracts Committee currently consisting of Messrs. Kittredge, Ogden, Rappaport and Mses. Cogan, DeCotis and Vandecruze. Ms. Cogan is the current Chair of each Fund’s Contracts Committee. The Contracts Committee meets as the Board deems necessary to review the performance of, and the reasonableness of the fees paid to, as applicable, the Funds’ investment adviser(s) and any sub-adviser(s), administrators(s) and principal underwriters(s) and to make recommendations to the Board regarding the approval and continuance of each Fund’s contractual arrangements for investment advisory, sub-advisory, administrative and distribution services, as applicable. The Contracts Committee also may review and evaluate the terms of other contracts or amendments thereto with the Funds’ other major service providers at the Board’s request.

Performance Committee. The Board has established a Performance Committee, currently consisting of Messrs. Kittredge, Ogden, Rappaport, Maney and Fisher and Mses. Cogan, DeCotis and Vandecruze. Mr. Rappaport is the current Chair of each Fund’s Performance Committee. The Performance Committee’s responsibilities include reviewing the performance of the Funds and any changes in investment philosophy, approach and personnel of the Manager.

Meetings. With respect to NRGX, during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, the Board held four regular meetings and one special meeting. The Audit Oversight Committee met in separate session six times, the Governance and Nominating Committee met in separate session three times, the Valuation Oversight Committee met in separate session four times, the Contracts Committee met in separate session three times and the Performance Committee met in separate session four times. Each Trustee attended in person or via teleconference at least 75% of the regular meetings of the Board and meetings of the committees on and during which such Trustee served for NRGX that were held during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021.

 

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With respect to RCS, during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, the Board held four regular meetings. The Audit Oversight Committee met in separate session six times, the Governance and Nominating Committee met in separate session three times, the Valuation Oversight Committee met in separate session four times, the Contracts Committee met in separate session three times and the Performance Committee met in separate session four times. Each Director attended in person or via teleconference at least 75% of the regular meetings of the Board and meetings of the committees on and during which such Director served for RCS that were held during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021.

With respect to PGP, during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, the Board held four regular meetings. The Audit Oversight Committee met in separate session six times, the Governance and Nominating Committee met in separate session three times, the Valuation Oversight Committee met in separate session four times, the Contracts Committee met in separate session three times and the Performance Committee met in separate session four times. Each Trustee attended in person or via teleconference at least 75% of the regular meetings of the Board and meetings of the committees on and during which such Trustee served for PGP that were held during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021.

With respect to PFL, during the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021, the Board held four regular meetings. The Audit Oversight Committee met in separate session six times, the Governance and Nominating Committee met in separate session three times, the Valuation Oversight Committee met in separate session four times, the Contracts Committee met in separate session three times and the Performance Committee met in separate session four times. Each Trustee attended in person or via teleconference at least 75% of the regular meetings of the Board and meetings of the committees on and during which such Trustee served for PFL that were held during the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021.

With respect to PFN, during the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021, the Board held four regular meetings. The Audit Oversight Committee met in separate session six times, the Governance and Nominating Committee met in separate session three times, the Valuation Oversight Committee met in separate session four times, the Contracts Committee met in separate session three times and the Performance Committee met in separate session four times. Each Trustee attended in person or via teleconference at least 75% of the regular meetings of the Board and meetings of the committees on and during which such Trustee served for PFN that were held during the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021.

With respect to PHK, during the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021, the Board held four regular meetings. The Audit Oversight Committee met in separate session six times, the Governance and Nominating Committee met in separate

 

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session three times, the Valuation Oversight Committee met in separate session four times, the Contracts Committee met in separate session three times and the Performance Committee met in separate session four times. Each Trustee attended in person or via teleconference at least 75% of the regular meetings of the Board and meetings of the committees on and during which such Trustee served for PHK that were held during the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021.

With respect to PDI, during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, the Board held four regular meetings and one special meeting. The Audit Oversight Committee met in separate session six times, the Governance and Nominating Committee met in separate session three times, the Valuation Oversight Committee met in separate session four times, the Contracts Committee met in separate session three times and the Performance Committee met in separate session four times. Each Trustee attended in person or via teleconference at least 75% of the regular meetings of the Board and meetings of the committees on and during which such Trustee served for PDI that were held during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021.

The Trustees generally do not attend the annual shareholder meetings.

Shareholder Communications with the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees of each Fund has adopted procedures by which Shareholders may send communications to the Board. Shareholders may mail written communications to the Board to the attention of the Board of Trustees, [name of Fund], c/o Fund Administration, Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, 1633 Broadway, New York, New York 10019. Shareholder communications must (i) be in writing and be signed by the Shareholder and (ii) identify the class and number of Shares held by the Shareholder. The Secretary of each Fund or her designee is responsible for reviewing properly submitted shareholder communications. The Secretary shall either (i) provide a copy of each properly submitted shareholder communication to the Board at its next regularly scheduled Board meeting or (ii) if the Secretary determines that the communication requires more immediate attention, forward the communication to the Trustees promptly after receipt. The Secretary may, in good faith, determine that a shareholder communication should not be provided to the Board because it does not reasonably relate to a Fund or its operations, management, activities, policies, service providers, Board, officers, shareholders or other matters relating to an investment in a Fund or is otherwise routine or ministerial in nature. These procedures do not apply to (i) any communication from an officer or Trustee of a Fund or (ii) any communication from an employee or agent of a Fund, unless such communication is made solely in such employee’s or agent’s capacity as a shareholder, but they shall apply to any shareholder proposal submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act or any communication made in connection with such a proposal. A Fund’s Trustees are not required to

 

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attend the Fund’s annual shareholder meetings or to otherwise make themselves available to shareholders for communications, other than by the aforementioned procedures.

Delinquent Section 16(a) Reports. Each Fund’s Trustees and certain officers, investment adviser, certain affiliated persons of the investment adviser and persons who beneficially own more than 10% of any class of outstanding securities of a Fund (i.e., a Fund’s Common Shares or Preferred Shares) are required to file forms reporting their affiliation with the Fund and reports of ownership and changes in ownership of the Fund’s securities with the SEC and the NYSE. Based solely on a review of these forms filed electronically with the SEC and any written representation from reporting persons during the most recently concluded fiscal year, each Fund believes that each of the Trustees and officers, investment adviser and relevant affiliated persons of the investment adviser and the persons who beneficially own more than 10% of any class of outstanding securities of the Fund has complied with all applicable filing requirements during each Fund’s respective fiscal year, except as noted below.

In connection with the reorganization of PIMCO Dynamic Credit and Mortgage Fund (“PCI”) and PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund (“PKO”) into PDI (the “Reorganization”), and due to administrative errors, each of the following Section 16 reporting persons filed one Form 4, reflecting the exempt acquisition of shares of PDI in the Reorganization in exchange for shares of PCI and PKO, as applicable, one day late: Sarah E. Cogan, Craig A. Dawson, Deborah A. DeCotis, David N. Fisher, Daniel J. Ivascyn, John C. Maney, Alfred T. Murata, Jason J. Nagler, Alan Rappaport, Emmanuel Roman, Jerome M. Schneider, Marc P. Seidner and Christian Stracke.

Required Vote. The election of Ms. Vandecruze and re-election of Messrs. Kittredge and Rappaport to the Board of Trustees of NRGX will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes of the Common Shareholders of the Fund cast in the election of Trustees at the Meeting, in person or by proxy. The election of Ms. Vandecruze and re-election of Ms. Cogan and Messrs. Maney and Ogden to the Board of Directors of RCS will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes of the Common Shareholders of the Fund cast in the election of Directors at the Meeting, in person or by proxy. The election of Ms. Vandecruze and re-election of Messrs. Kittredge and Maney to the Board of Trustees of PGP will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes of the Common Shareholders of the Fund cast in the election of Trustees at the Meeting, in person or by proxy. The election of Ms. Vandecruze and re-election of Messrs. Fisher and Kittredge to the Board of Trustees of PFL will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes of Common Shareholders and Preferred Shareholders of the Fund (voting together as a single class) cast in the

 

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election of Trustees at the Meeting, in person or by proxy. The re-election of Ms. DeCotis to Board of Trustees of PFL will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes of Preferred Shareholders of the Fund (voting as a separate class) cast in the election of the Preferred Shares Trustee at the Meeting, in person or by proxy. The election of Ms. Vandecruze and re-election Mses. Cogan and DeCotis to the Board of Trustees of PFN will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes of Common Shareholders and Preferred Shareholders of the Fund (voting together as a single class) cast in the election of Trustees at the Meeting, in person or by proxy. The re-election of Mr. Kittredge to Board of Trustees of PFN will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes of Preferred Shareholders of the Fund (voting as a separate class) cast in the election of the Preferred Shares Trustee at the Meeting, in person or by proxy. The election of Ms. Vandecruze and re-election of Messrs. Maney and Ogden to the Board of Trustees of PHK will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes of Common Shareholders and Preferred Shareholders of the Fund (voting together as a single class) cast in the election of Trustees at the Meeting, in person or by proxy. The re-election of Mr. Rappaport to Board of Trustees of PHK will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes of Preferred Shareholders of the Fund (voting as a separate class) cast in the election of the Preferred Shares Trustee at the Meeting, in person or by proxy. The election of Ms. Vandecruze and re-election of Messrs. Maney, Ogden and Rappaport to Board of Trustees of PDI will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes of the Common Shareholders of the Fund cast in the election of Trustees at the Meeting, in person or by proxy.

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF EACH FUND UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE FOR THE PROPOSAL FOR EACH FUND.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Executive and Other Officers of the Funds. The table below provides certain information concerning the executive officers of the Funds and certain other officers who perform similar duties. Officers of NRGX, PGP, PFL, PFN, PHK and PDI hold office at the pleasure of the relevant Board and until their successors are chosen and qualified, or in each case until he or she sooner dies, resigns, is removed with or without cause or becomes disqualified. Officers of RCS shall be elected or appointed by the Board of Directors each year at its first meeting held after the annual meeting of Shareholders, or at any other time. Officers serve at the pleasure of the Board. Each such officer shall hold office until his or her successor shall have been duly elected or appointed and qualified, or until his or her death, or until he or she shall have resigned or have been

 

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removed. Officers and employees of the Funds who are principals, officers, members or employees of the Manager are not compensated by the Funds.

 

Name,

Address
and Year of Birth

   Position(s)
Held
with Funds
  

Term of
Office and
Length of
Time Served

  

Principal Occupation(s)
During the Past 5 Years

Eric D. Johnson1

1970

   President    Since 2019    Executive Vice President and Head of Funds Business Group Americas, PIMCO. President, PIMCO-Managed Funds, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT.

Keisha Audain-Pressley2

1975

   Chief
Compliance
Officer
   Since 2018    Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, PIMCO. Chief Compliance Officer, PIMCO-Managed Funds, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT.

Ryan G. Leshaw1

1980

   Chief Legal
Officer
   Since 2019    Executive Vice President and Senior Counsel, PIMCO. Chief Legal Officer, PIMCO-Managed Funds. Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT. Formerly, Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

Joshua D. Ratner2

1976

   Senior Vice
President
   Since 2019    Executive Vice President and Head of Americas Operations, PIMCO. Senior Vice President, PIMCO-Managed Funds, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT.

 

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Name,

Address
and Year of Birth

   Position(s)
Held
with Funds
  

Term of
Office and
Length of
Time Served

  

Principal Occupation(s)
During the Past 5 Years

Peter G. Strelow1

1970

   Senior
Vice
President
   Since 2019    Managing Director and Co-Chief Operating Officer, PIMCO. Senior Vice President, PIMCO-Managed Funds, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT. Formerly, Chief Administrative Officer, PIMCO.

Wu-Kwan Kit1

1981

   Vice
President,
Senior
Counsel
and
Secretary
   Since 2018    Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel, PIMCO. Vice President, Senior Counsel and Secretary, PIMCO-Managed Funds. Assistant Secretary, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT. Formerly, Assistant General Counsel, VanEck Associates Corp.

Jeffrey A. Byer1

1976

   Vice
President
   Since 2020    Executive Vice President, PIMCO. Vice President, PIMCO-Managed Funds, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT.

Brian J. Pittluck1

1977

   Vice
President
   Since 2020    Senior Vice President, PIMCO. Vice President, PIMCO-Managed Funds, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT.

Elizabeth A. Duggan1

1964

   Vice
President
   Since March 2021    Executive Vice President, PIMCO. Vice President, PIMCO-Managed Funds, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT.

 

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Name,

Address
and Year of Birth

   Position(s)
Held
with Funds
  

Term of
Office and
Length of
Time Served

  

Principal Occupation(s)
During the Past 5 Years

Mark A. Jelic1

1981

   Vice
President
   Since September 2021    Senior Vice President, PIMCO. Vice President, PIMCO-Managed Funds, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT.

Bijal Parikh1

1978

   Treasurer    Since January 2021    Executive Vice President, PIMCO. Treasurer, PIMCO-Managed Funds, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT.

Brandon T. Evans1

1982

   Deputy
Treasurer
   Since March 2022    Senior Vice President, PIMCO. Deputy Treasurer, PIMCO-Managed Funds. Assistant Treasurer, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT.

Erik C. Brown3

1967

   Assistant
Treasurer
   Since 2015    Executive Vice President, PIMCO. Assistant Treasurer, PIMCO-Managed Funds, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT.

Jason J. Nagler3

1982

   Assistant
Treasurer
   Since 2015    Senior Vice President, PIMCO. Assistant Treasurer, PIMCO-Managed Funds. Deputy Treasurer, PIMCO Funds, PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust, PIMCO ETF Trust, PIMCO Equity Series and PIMCO Equity Series VIT.

 

(1) 

The address of these officers is Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660

(2) 

The address of these officers is Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, 1633 Broadway, New York, New York 10019

(3) 

The address of these officers is Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, 401 Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78701

 

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Each of the Fund’s executive officers is an “interested person” of the Fund (as defined in Section 2(a)(19) of the 1940 Act) as a result of his or her position(s) set forth in the table above.

Investment Manager. The Manager serves as the investment manager of each of the Funds. Subject to the supervision of the Board of each Fund, the Manager is responsible for managing the investment activities of the Funds and the Funds’ business affairs and other administrative matters. The Manager is located at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. The Manager is a majority-owned indirect subsidiary of Allianz SE, a publicly traded European insurance and financial services company.

Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.8 The Audit Oversight Committee of each Fund’s Board and the full Board of each Fund unanimously selected PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) as the independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2022 for NRGX, RCS, PGP and PDI and July 31, 2022 for PFL, PFN and PHK. PwC served as the independent registered public accounting firm of each Fund for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2021 for NRGX, RCS, PGP and PDI and July 31, 2021 for PFL, PFN and PHK and also serves as the independent registered public accounting firm of various other investment companies for which the Manager serves as investment adviser. PwC is located at 300 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10017. None of the Funds know of any direct financial or material indirect financial interest of PwC in the Funds. A representative of PwC, if requested by any Shareholder, will be present at the Meeting via telephone to respond to appropriate questions from Shareholders and will have an opportunity to make a statement if he or she chooses to do so.

Pre-approval Policies and Procedures. Each Fund’s Audit Oversight Committee has adopted written policies relating to the pre-approval of audit and permitted non-audit services to be performed by the Fund’s independent registered public accounting firm. Under the policies, on at least an annual basis, a Fund’s Audit Oversight Committee reviews and pre-approves proposed audit and permitted non-audit services to be performed by the independent registered public accounting firm on behalf of the Fund.

In addition, each Fund’s Audit Oversight Committee pre-approves at least annually any permitted non-audit services (including audit-related services) to be provided by the independent registered public accounting firm to the Manager and any entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the

 

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Manager that provides ongoing services to the Fund (together, the “Service Affiliates”), provided, in each case, that the engagement relates directly to the operations and financial reporting of the Fund. Although the Audit Oversight Committee does not pre-approve all services provided by the independent registered public accounting firm to Service Affiliates (for instance, if the engagement does not relate directly to the operations and financial reporting of the Fund), the Committee receives an annual report from the independent registered public accounting firm showing the aggregate fees paid by Service Affiliates for such services.

Each Fund’s Audit Oversight Committee may also from time to time pre-approve individual non-audit services to be provided to the Fund or a Service Affiliate that were not pre-approved as part of the annual process described above. A member of the Audit Oversight Committee to whom this responsibility has been delegated (a “Designated Member”) may also pre-approve these individual non-audit services, provided that the fee for such services does not exceed a pre-determined dollar threshold. Any such pre-approval by the Designated Member is reported to the full Audit Oversight Committee for ratification at its next regularly scheduled meeting.

The pre-approval policies provide for waivers of the requirement that the Audit Oversight Committee pre-approve permitted non-audit services provided to the Funds or their Service Affiliates pursuant to de minimis exceptions described in Section 10A of the Exchange Act and applicable regulations (referred to herein as the “de minimis exception”).

Audit Fees. Audit Fees are fees related to the audit and review of the financial statements included in annual reports and registration statements, and other services that are normally provided in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements. For each Fund’s last two fiscal years as reflected below, the Audit Fees billed by PwC to the Fund or to PIMCO with respect to the Fund are shown in the table below:

 

Fund

   Fiscal Year Ended      Audit Fees  

NRGX

     June 30, 2021      $ 67,431  
     June 30, 2020      $ 77,660  

RCS

     June 30, 2021      $ 57,122  
     June 30, 2020      $ 54,754  

PGP

     June 30, 2021      $ 48,672  
     June 30, 2020      $ 54,739  

PFL

     July 31, 2021      $ 71,692  
     July 31, 2020      $ 80,067  

 

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Fund

   Fiscal Year Ended      Audit Fees  

PFN

     July 31, 2021      $ 83,993  
     July 31, 2020      $ 89,766  

PHK

     July 31, 2021      $ 84,900  
     July 31, 2020      $ 59,116  

PDI

     June 30, 2021      $ 89,585  
     June 30, 2020      $ 119,798  

Audit-Related Fees. Audit-Related Fees are fees related to assurance and related services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of financial statements, but not reported under “Audit Fees” above, and that include accounting consultations, attestation reports, comfort letters, and agreed-upon procedure reports (inclusive of annual review of basic maintenance testing associated with the Preferred Shares for the Funds), if applicable. The table below shows, for each Fund’s last two fiscal years as reflected below, the Audit-Related Fees billed by PwC to the Fund or to PIMCO with respect to the Fund. During those fiscal years, there were no Audit-Related Fees billed by PwC to the Funds’ Service Affiliates for audit-related services related directly to the operation and financial reporting of the Funds.

 

Fund

   Fiscal Year Ended      Audit-Related Fees  

NRGX

     June 30, 2021      $ —    
     June 30, 2020      $ —    

RCS

     June 30, 2021      $ —    
     June 30, 2020      $ —    

PGP

     June 30, 2021      $ —    
     June 30, 2020      $ —    

PFL

     July 31, 2021      $ 54,000  
     July 31, 2020      $ 124,000  

PFN

     July 31, 2021      $ 54,000  
     July 31, 2020      $ 124,000  

PHK

     July 31, 2021      $ 19,000  
     July 31, 2020      $ 19,000  

PDI

     June 30, 2021      $ 130,000  
     June 30, 2020      $ 56,000  

Tax Fees. Tax Fees are fees associated with tax compliance, tax advice and tax planning, including services relating to the filing or amendment of federal, state or local income tax returns, regulated investment company qualification reviews, and tax distribution and analysis reviews. The table below shows, for each Fund’s last two fiscal years as reflected below, the aggregate Tax Fees billed by PwC to the Fund or to PIMCO with respect to the Fund. During those fiscal years, there were no Tax Fees billed by PwC to the Funds’ Service

 

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Affiliates for tax-related services related directly to the operation and financial reporting of the Funds.

 

Fund

   Fiscal Year Ended      Tax Fees  

NRGX

     June 30, 2021      $ 0  
     June 30, 2020      $ 0  

RCS

     June 30, 2021      $ 0  
     June 30, 2020      $ 41,000  

PGP

     June 30, 2021      $ 0  
     June 30, 2020      $ 0  

PFL

     July 31, 2021      $ 0  
     July 31, 2020      $ 0  

PFN

     July 31, 2021      $ 0  
     July 31, 2020      $ 0  

PHK

     July 31, 2021      $ 0  
     July 31, 2020      $ 0  

PDI

     June 30, 2021      $ 0  
     June 30, 2021      $ 0  

All Other Fees. All Other Fees are fees related to services other than those reported above under “Audit Fees,” “Audit-Related Fees” and “Tax Fees.” For each Fund’s last two fiscal years, no such fees were billed by PwC to the Fund or the Fund’s Service Affiliates.

During the periods indicated in the tables above, no services described under “Audit-Related Fees,” “Tax Fees” or “All Other Fees” were approved pursuant to the de minimis exception.

Aggregate Non-Audit Fees. The aggregate non-audit fees billed by PwC, during each Fund’s last two fiscal years as reflected below, for services rendered to each Fund and the Fund’s Service Affiliates are shown in the table below.

 

Fund

  Fiscal Year Ended     Aggregate Non-Audit
Fees for Fund
    Non-Audit Fees for
Service Affiliates
    Aggregate
Non-Audit Fees†
 

NRGX

    June 30, 2021     $ 0     $  15,487,493     $ 15,487,493  
    June 30, 2020     $ 0     $ 18,863,643     $ 18,863,643  

RCS

    June 30, 2021     $ 0     $ 15,487,493     $ 15,487,493  
    June 30, 2020     $ 41,000     $ 18,863,643     $ 18,904,643  

PGP

    June 30, 2021     $ 0     $ 15,487,493     $ 15,487,493  
    June 30, 2020     $ 0     $ 18,863,643     $ 18,863,643  

PFL

    July 31, 2021     $ 54,000     $ 15,487,493     $ 15,541,493  
    July 31, 2020     $  124,000     $ 18,863,643     $ 18,987,643  

 

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Fund

  Fiscal Year Ended     Aggregate Non-Audit
Fees for Fund
    Non-Audit Fees for
Service Affiliates
    Aggregate
Non-Audit Fees†
 

PFN

    July 31, 2021     $ 54,000     $  15,487,493     $ 15,541,493
    July 31, 2020     $  124,000     $ 18,863,643     $ 18,987,643  

PHK

    July 31, 2021     $ 19,000     $ 15,487,493     $ 15,506,493  
    July 31, 2020     $ 19,000     $ 18,863,643     $ 18,882,643  

PDI

    June 30, 2021     $ 130,000     $ 15,487,493     $ 15,617,493  
    June 30, 2020     $ 56,000     $ 18,863,643     $ 18,919,643  

 

Includes the sum of the Aggregate Non-Audit Fees for Fund and the Non-Audit Fees for Service Affiliates as noted in the columns to the left.

The table below shows a breakdown of the fees billed by PwC to each Fund, or to PIMCO with respect to each Fund, for the most recently completed fiscal year attributable the following categories: 1) Audit Fees, 2) Audit-Related Fees, 3) Tax Compliance/Preparation fees and 4) All Other Fees, as well as the percentage of the total fees billed attributable to the “All Other Fees” category.

 

    NRGX
(Fiscal
Year
Ended
June 30,
2021)
    RCS
(Fiscal
Year
Ended
June 30,
2021)
    PGP
(Fiscal
Year
Ended
June 30,
2021)
    PFL
(Fiscal
Year
Ended
July 31,
2021)
    PFN
(Fiscal
Year
Ended
July 31,
2021)
    PHK
(Fiscal
Year
Ended
July 31,
2021)
    PDI
(Fiscal
Year
Ended
June 30,
2021)
 

Audit Fees

  $ 67,431     $ 57,122     $ 48,672     $ 71,692     $ 83,993     $ 84,900     $ 89,585  

Audit-Related Fees

  $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 54,000     $ 54,000     $ 19,000     $ 130,000  

Tax Compliance/Tax Return Preparation Fees

  $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 0  

All Other Fees

  $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 0     $ 0  

Percentage of Total Fees attributable to All Other Fees

    0     0     0     0     0     0     0

Each Fund’s Audit Oversight Committee has determined that the provision by PwC of non-audit services to the Fund’s Service Affiliates that were not pre-approved by the Committee was compatible with maintaining the independence of PwC as the Fund’s principal auditors.

Other Business. As of the date of this Proxy Statement, each Fund’s officers and the Manager know of no business to come before the Meeting other than as set forth in the Notice. If any other business is properly brought before the Meeting, the persons named as proxies will vote in their sole discretion.

Quorum, Adjournments, Meeting Logistics and Methods of Tabulation. A quorum for each of PGP, PFL, PFN, PHK and PDI at the Meeting will consist of the presence in person or by proxy of thirty percent (30%) of the total Shares of the Fund entitled to vote at such Meeting, except that, where any Preferred

 

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Shares or Common Shares will vote as separate classes, then 30% of the shares of each class entitled to vote will be necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business by that class. A quorum for NRGX at the Meeting will consist of the presence in person or by proxy of thirty percent and one-third (3313%) of the total Shares of the Fund entitled to vote at such Meeting. For RCS, the presence at the Meeting, in person or by proxy, of Shareholders entitled to cast a majority of the votes entitled to be cast shall be necessary and sufficient to constitute a quorum. If the quorum required for a Proposal has not been met, the persons named as proxies may propose adjournment of the Meeting with respect to such Proposal and, if adjournment is proposed, will vote all Shares that they are entitled to vote in favor of such adjournment. Any adjournments with respect to the Proposal for a Fund will require, with respect to NRGX, PGP, PFL, PFN, PHK and PDI, the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast upon the question for the relevant Fund, and, with respect to RCS, the affirmative vote of a majority of the Shares of RCS entitled to vote thereon and present in person or represented by proxy at the session of the Meeting to be adjourned. However, where any Preferred Shares or Common Shares will vote as separate classes, the affirmative vote of a plurality of shares of the applicable class present in person or by proxy at the session of the Meeting to be adjourned will be necessary to adjourn the Meeting with respect to that class. The costs of any additional solicitation and of any adjourned session will be borne by PIMCO under its investment management agreement with the Funds. Any proposal properly brought before the Meeting for which sufficient favorable votes have been received by the time of the Meeting will be acted upon and such action will be final regardless of whether the Meeting is adjourned to permit additional solicitation with respect to any other proposal with respect to which a quorum has not been reached. In certain circumstances in which a Fund has received sufficient votes to approve a matter being recommended for approval by the Fund’s Board, the Fund may request that brokers and nominee entities, in their discretion, withhold or withdraw submission of broker non-votes in order to avoid the need for solicitation of additional votes in favor of the proposal.

Votes cast by proxy or in person at the Meeting will be counted by persons appointed by NRGX, PGP, PFL, PFN, PHK and PDI as tellers and by RCS as inspectors (collectively, the “Tellers/Inspectors”) for the Meeting. For purposes of determining the presence of a quorum for each Fund, the Tellers/Inspectors will include the total number of Shares present at the Meeting in person or by proxy, including Shares represented by proxies that reflect abstentions and “broker non-votes” (i.e., shares held by brokers or nominees as to which instructions have not been received from the beneficial owners or the persons entitled to vote and the broker or nominee does not have the discretionary voting power on a particular matter). For a proposal requiring approval of a plurality of votes cast, such as the election of Trustees, abstentions and broker non-votes will

 

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not be counted towards the achievement of a plurality of votes cast for a nominee and will have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.

PIMCO is sensitive to the health and travel concerns of the Funds’ shareholders and the evolving recommendations from public health officials. Due to the difficulties arising from the coronavirus known as COVID-19, the date, time, location or means of conducting the Meeting may change. In the event of such a change, the Funds will issue a press release announcing the change and file the announcement on the SEC’s EDGAR system, among other steps, but may not deliver additional soliciting materials to shareholders or otherwise amend the Funds’ proxy materials. The Funds may consider imposing additional procedures or limitations on Meeting attendees or conducting the Meeting as a “virtual” shareholder meeting through the internet or other electronic means in lieu of an in-person meeting, subject to any restrictions imposed by applicable law. If the Meeting will be held virtually in whole or in part, a Fund will notify its shareholders of such plans in a timely manner and disclose clear directions as to the logistical details of the “virtual” meeting, including how shareholders can remotely access, participate in and vote at such meeting. The Funds plan to announce these changes, if any, at pimco.com/closedendfunds, and encourage you to check this website prior to the Meeting if you plan to attend. Please note that any shareholder wishing to attend the Meeting in-person is required to comply with any health regulations adopted by federal, state and local governments and PIMCO.

Reports to Shareholders. The Annual Reports to Shareholders for the most recently completed fiscal year of each Fund were mailed:

 

Fund

   Mail Date for Annual Report to Shareholders
for the Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year
 

NRGX

     September 3, 2021  

RCS

     September 13, 2021  

PGP

     September 13, 2021  

PFL

     October 6, 2021  

PFN

     October 6, 2021  

PHK

     October 6, 2021  

PDI

     September 13, 2021  

Additional copies of the Funds’ Annual Reports and Semi-Annual Reports may be obtained without charge from the Funds by calling 1-(844)-337-4626, by visiting the Funds’ website at pimco.com/closedendfunds or by writing to the Funds at 1633 Broadway, New York, New York 10019.

Shareholder Proposals for the Annual Meeting held during the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year. It is currently anticipated that each Fund’s next annual

 

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meeting of Shareholders after the Meeting addressed in this Proxy Statement will be held in June 2023. Proposals of Shareholders intended to be presented at that annual meeting of each Fund must be received by each Fund no later than January 24, 2023 for inclusion in each Fund’s proxy statement and proxy cards relating to that meeting. The submission by a Shareholder of a proposal for inclusion in the proxy materials does not guarantee that it will be included. Shareholder proposals are subject to certain requirements under the federal securities laws and must be submitted in accordance with the applicable Fund’s Bylaws. Shareholders submitting any other proposals (including proposals to elect Trustee nominees) for each Fund intended to be presented at the annual meeting held during the 2022-2023 fiscal year (i.e., other than those to be included in the Fund’s proxy materials) must ensure that such proposals are received by each Fund, in good order and complying with all applicable legal requirements and requirements set forth in each Fund’s Bylaws. Each Fund’s Bylaws provide that any such proposal must be received in writing by each Fund not less than 45 days nor more than 60 days prior to the first anniversary date of the date on which each Fund first mailed its proxy materials for the prior year’s shareholder meeting; provided that, if, in accordance with applicable law, the upcoming shareholder meeting is set for a date that is not within 30 days from the anniversary of each Fund’s prior shareholder meeting, such proposal must be received by the later of the close of business on (i) the date 45 days prior to such upcoming shareholder meeting date or (ii) the 10th business day following the date such upcoming shareholder meeting date is first publicly announced or disclosed. Assuming the next annual meeting is ultimately scheduled to be within 30 days of the June 28 anniversary of this year’s meeting, such proposals must be received no earlier than March 25, 2023 and no later than April 9, 2023 for each Fund. If a Shareholder who wishes to present a proposal fails to notify the Fund within these dates described above, the proxies solicited for the meeting will be voted on the Shareholder’s proposal, if it is properly brought before the meeting, in accordance with the judgment of the persons named in the enclosed proxy card(s). If a Shareholder makes a timely notification, the proxies may still exercise discretionary voting authority under circumstances consistent with the SEC’s proxy rules. Shareholder proposals should be addressed to the attention of the Secretary of the applicable Fund, at the address of the principal executive offices of the Fund, with a copy to David C. Sullivan, Ropes & Gray LLP, Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02199-3600.

PLEASE EXECUTE AND RETURN THE ENCLOSED PROXY CARDS PROMPTLY TO ENSURE THAT A QUORUM IS PRESENT AT THE APPLICABLE ANNUAL MEETING. A SELF-ADDRESSED, POSTAGE-PAID ENVELOPE IS ENCLOSED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.

May 18, 2022

 

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Exhibit A to Proxy Statement

PIMCO Sponsored Closed-End Funds

Audit Oversight Committee Charter

(Adopted as of January 14, 2004,

as amended through January 1, 2022)

The Board of Trustees (each a “Board”) of each of the registered investment companies listed in Appendix A hereto (each, a “Fund” and, collectively, the “Funds”), as the same may be periodically updated, has adopted this Charter to govern the activities of the Audit Oversight Committee (the “Committee”) of the particular Board with respect to its oversight of the Fund. This Charter applies separately to each Fund and its particular Board and Committee, and shall be interpreted accordingly. This Charter supersedes and replaces any audit committee charter previously adopted by the Board or a committee of the Board.

Statement of Purpose and Functions

The Committee’s general purpose is to oversee the Fund’s accounting and financial reporting policies and practices and its internal controls, including by assisting with the Board’s oversight of the integrity of the Fund’s financial statements, the Fund’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirements relevant to financial reporting matters, the qualifications and independence of the Fund’s independent auditors, and the performance of the Fund’s internal control systems and independent auditors. The Committee’s purpose is also to prepare reports required by Securities and Exchange Commission rules to be included in the Fund’s annual proxy statements, if any.

The Committee’s function is oversight. While the Committee has the responsibilities set forth in this Charter, it is not the responsibility of the Committee to plan or conduct audits, to prepare or determine that the Fund’s financial statements are complete and accurate and are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or to assure compliance with laws, regulations or any internal rules or policies of the Fund. Fund management is responsible for Fund accounting and the implementation and maintenance of the Fund’s internal control systems, and the independent auditors are responsible for conducting a proper audit of the Fund’s financial statements. Members of the Committee are not employees of the Funds and, in serving on this Committee, are not, and do not hold themselves out to be, acting as accountants or auditors. As such, it is not the duty or responsibility of the Committee or its members to conduct “field work” or other types of auditing or accounting reviews or procedures.

 

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Each member of the Committee shall be entitled to rely on (i) the integrity of those persons and organizations within management and outside the Fund from which the Committee receives information and (ii) the accuracy of financial and other information provided to the Committee by such persons or organizations absent actual knowledge to the contrary.

Membership

The Committee shall be comprised of as many trustees as the Board shall determine, but in any event not less than three (3) Trustees. Each member of the Committee must be a member of the Board. The Board may remove or replace any member of the Committee at any time in its sole discretion.

Each member of the Committee may not be an “interested person” of the Fund, as defined in Section 2(a)(19) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), and must otherwise satisfy the standards for independence of an audit committee member of an investment company issuer as set forth in Rule 10A-3(b) (taking into account any exceptions to those requirements set for in such rule) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and under applicable listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”). Each member of the Committee must be “financially literate” (or must become so within a reasonable time after his or her appointment to the Committee) and at least one member of the Committee must have “accounting or related financial management expertise,” in each case as the Board interprets such qualification in its business judgment under NYSE listing standards.

Unless the Board otherwise determines, at least one member of the Committee shall be determined by the Board to be an “audit committee financial expert” (as defined for purposes of Form N-CSR).

One or more members of the Committee may be designated by the Board as the Committee’s chair or vice chair, as the case may be, and shall serve for such term or terms as the Board may determine. The Committee Chair shall: (1) schedule meetings to take place at such times and frequency as he or she deems appropriate; (2) provide input to management regarding its establishment of an agenda for each Committee meeting, with assistance from other Committee members as the Chair deems appropriate; (3) serve as chair of each Committee meeting; (4) serve as the primary Committee member who shall interface with management regarding Committee-related matters; and (5) perform such other duties as the Board or the Committee deems appropriate. The Chair can delegate to one or more other Committee members one or more of such duties as he or she deems appropriate.

 

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Responsibilities and Duties

The Committee’s policies and procedures shall remain flexible to facilitate the Committee’s ability to react to changing conditions and to generally discharge its functions. The following describe areas of attention in broad terms. The Committee shall:

1. Determine the selection, retention or termination of the Fund’s independent auditors based on an evaluation of their independence and the nature and performance of the audit and any permitted non-audit services. Decisions by the Committee concerning the selection, retention or termination of the independent auditors shall be submitted to the Board for ratification in accordance with the requirements of Section 32(a) of the Investment Company Act. The Fund’s independent auditors must report directly to the Committee, which shall be responsible for resolution of disagreements between management and the independent auditors relating to financial reporting.

2. To consider the independence of the Fund’s independent auditors at least annually, and in connection therewith receive on a periodic basis formal written disclosures and letters from the independent auditors as required by the applicable rules of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (the “PCAOB”).

3. To the extent required by applicable regulations, pre-approve (i) all audit and permitted non-audit services rendered by the independent auditors to the Fund and (ii) all non-audit services rendered by the independent auditors to the Fund’s investment advisers (including sub-advisers) and to certain of the investment advisers’ affiliates. The Committee may implement policies and procedures by which such services are approved other than by the full Committee.

4. Review and approve the fees charged by the independent auditors to the Fund, the investment advisers and certain affiliates of the investment advisers for audit, audit- related and permitted non-audit services.

5. If and to the extent that the Fund intends to have employees, set clear policies for the hiring by the Fund of employees or former employees of the Fund’s independent auditors.

6. Obtain and review at least annually a report from the independent auditors describing (i) the accounting firm’s internal quality-control procedures and (ii) any material issues raised (a) by the accounting firm’s most recent internal quality-control review or peer review or (b) by any governmental or other professional inquiry or investigation performed within the preceding

 

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five years respecting one or more independent audits carried out by the firm, and any steps taken to address any such issues.

7. Review with the Fund’s independent auditors arrangements for and the scope of the annual audit and any special audits, including the form of any opinion proposed to be rendered to the Board and shareholders of the Fund.

8. Meet with management and the independent auditors to review and discuss the Fund’s annual audited financial statements, including a review of any specific disclosures of management’s discussion of the Fund’s investment performance; and, with respect to the Fund’s audited financial statements, discuss with the independent auditors matters required by the applicable rules of the PCAOB and any other matters required to be reported to the Committee under applicable law; and provide a statement whether, based on its review of the Fund’s audited financial statements, the Committee recommends to the Board that the audited financial statements be included in the Fund’s Annual Report.

Meet with management to review and discuss the Fund’s unaudited financial statements included in the semi-annual report, including, if any, a review of any specific disclosure of management’s discussion of the Fund’s investment performance.

9. Discuss with management and the independent auditors the Fund’s unaudited financial statements.

10. Review with the independent auditors any audit problems or difficulties encountered in the course of their audit work and management’s responses thereto.

11. Review with management and, as applicable, with the independent auditors the Fund’s accounting and financial reporting policies, practices and internal controls, management’s guidelines and policies with respect to risk assessment and risk management, including the effect on the Fund of any recommendation of changes in accounting principles or practices by management or the independent auditors.

12. Discuss with management any press releases discussing the Fund’s investment performance and other financial information about the Fund, as well as any financial information provided by management to analysts or rating agencies. The Committee may discharge this responsibility by discussing the general types of information to be disclosed by the Fund and the form of presentation (i.e., a case-by-case review is not required) and need not discuss in advance each such release of information.

 

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13. Establish procedures for (i) the receipt, retention, and treatment of complaints received by the Fund regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters; and (ii) the confidential, anonymous submission by employees of the Fund, the Fund’s investment advisers, administrator, principal underwriter (if any) or any other provider of accounting-related services for the investment advisers of concerns regarding accounting or auditing matters.

14. Investigate or initiate the investigation of any fraud, improprieties or suspected improprieties in the Fund’s accounting operations or financial reporting.

15. Review with counsel legal and regulatory matters that have a material impact on the Fund’s financial and accounting reporting policies and practices or its internal controls.

16. Report to the Board on a regular basis (at least annually) on the Committee’s activities.

17. Perform such other functions consistent with this Charter, the Agreement and Declaration of Trust, Articles of Incorporation and/or Bylaws applicable to the Fund, and applicable law or regulation, as the Committee or the Board deems necessary or appropriate.

The Committee may delegate any portion of its authority and responsibilities as set forth in this Charter to a subcommittee of one or more members of the Committee.

Scope of Responsibility

This Charter shall not be read to impose on the Committee or any member thereof any responsibility to take any action or supervise any activity of the Funds not otherwise specifically imposed by this Charter or applicable law on the Committee (acting as a body) or any member of the Committee (acting individually). The Committee and members thereof shall be held to the same standard of care, as applicable, generally applied to the Board or a Trustee under applicable law, and service on the Committee shall not cause any member thereof to be held to a standard of care different from that applicable to his or her service on the Board generally. The designation of a Committee member as an audit committee financial expert does not impose on such person any duties or responsibilities that are greater than the duties and responsibilities imposed on such person as a member of the Committee and the Board. The designation of an audit committee financial expert also does not affect the duties or responsibilities of any other member of the Committee or the Board.

 

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Meetings

At least annually, the Committee shall meet separately with the independent auditors and separately with the representatives of Fund management responsible for the financial and accounting operations of the Fund. The Committee shall hold other regular or special meetings as and when it deems necessary or appropriate.

Outside Resources and Assistance from Management

The appropriate officers of the Fund shall provide or arrange to provide such information, data and services as the Committee may request. The Committee shall have the authority to engage at the Fund’s expense independent counsel and other experts and consultants whose expertise the Committee considers necessary to carry out its responsibilities. The Fund shall provide for, or arrange for the provision of, appropriate funding, as determined by the Committee, for the payment of: (i) compensation of the Fund’s independent auditors for the issuance of an audit report relating to the Fund’s financial statements or the performance of other audit, review or attest services for the Fund; (ii) compensation of independent legal counsel or other advisers retained by the Committee; and (iii) ordinary administrative expenses of the Committee that are necessary or appropriate in fulfilling its purposes or carrying out its responsibilities under this Charter.

Annual Evaluations

The Committee shall review and reassess the adequacy of this Charter at least annually and recommend any changes to the Board. In addition, the performance of the Committee shall be reviewed at least annually.

Adoption and Amendments

The Board shall adopt and approve this Charter and may amend the Charter at any time on the Board’s own motion.

 

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Appendix A

Funds Subject to this Charter

(As of December 10, 2021)

PCM FUND, INC. (PCM)

PIMCO MUNICIPAL INCOME FUND (PMF)

PIMCO MUNICIPAL INCOME II FUND (PML)

PIMCO MUNICIPAL INCOME III FUND (PMX)

PIMCO CALIFORNIA MUNICIPAL INCOME FUND (PCQ)

PIMCO CALIFORNIA MUNICIPAL INCOME II FUND (PCK)

PIMCO CALIFORNIA MUNICIPAL INCOME III FUND (PZC)

PIMCO NEW YORK MUNICIPAL INCOME FUND (PNF)

PIMCO NEW YORK MUNICIPAL INCOME II FUND (PNI)

PIMCO NEW YORK MUNICIPAL INCOME III FUND (PYN)

PIMCO CORPORATE AND INCOME STRATEGY FUND (PCN)

PIMCO CORPORATE AND INCOME OPPORTUNITY FUND (PTY)

PIMCO HIGH INCOME FUND (PHK)

PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND (PFL)

PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY II FUND (PFN)

PIMCO INCOME OPPORTUNITY FUND (PKO)

PIMCO GLOBAL STOCKSPLUS & INCOME FUND (PGP)

PIMCO STRATEGIC INCOME FUND, INC. FUND (RCS)

PIMCO DYNAMIC INCOME FUND (PDI)

PIMCO DYNAMIC INCOME OPPORTUNITIES FUND (PDO)

PIMCO DYNAMIC CREDIT AND MORTGAGE INCOME FUND (PCI)

PIMCO ENERGY AND TACTICAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES FUND (NRGX)

 

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Exhibit B to Proxy Statement

Governance and Nominating Committee Charter

PIMCO Managed Accounts Trust and

PIMCO Sponsored Closed-End Funds

PIMCO Sponsored Interval Funds

The Boards of Directors/Trustees (the “Boards”) of each Trust and respective series thereof (each Trust or series, a “Fund”) have adopted this Charter to govern the activities of the Governance and Nominating Committee (the “Committee”) of each Board.

Statement of Purpose and Responsibility

The primary purpose and responsibility of each Committee are (i) advising and making recommendations to the Board on matters concerning Board governance and related Trustee practices, and (ii) the screening and nomination of candidates for election to the Board as Independent Directors/Trustees, as defined below.

Organization

1. Each Committee shall be comprised of as many Directors/Trustees as the Board shall determine, but in any event not fewer than two (2) Directors/Trustees. Each Committee must consist entirely of Board members who are not “interested persons” of the relevant Funds (“Independent Trustees”), as defined in Section 2(a)(19) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Each Board may remove or replace any member of the Committee at any time in its sole discretion.

2. One or more members of a Committee may be designated by the Board as the Committee’s chair or vice chair, as the case may be, and shall serve for such term or terms as the Board may determine. The Committee Chair shall: (1) schedule meetings to take place at such times and frequency as he or she deems appropriate; (2) provide input to management regarding its establishment of an agenda for each Committee meeting, with assistance from other Committee members as the Chair deems appropriate; (3) serve as chair of each Committee meeting; (4) serve as the primary Committee member who shall interface with management regarding Committee-related matters; and (5) perform such other duties as the Board or the Committee deems appropriate. The Chair can delegate to one or more other Committee members one or more of such duties as he or she deems appropriate.

 

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3. The Committee will have at least one regularly scheduled meeting per year to consider the compensation of Independent Trustees and other matters the Committee deems appropriate. Additional Committee meetings shall be held as and when the Committee or the Board determines necessary or appropriate in accordance with each Fund’s Bylaws.

Duties and Responsibilities for Governance Matters

1. Overview of Responsibilities. The responsibilities of the Committee of each Fund include considering and making recommendations to the Board regarding: (1) governance, retirement and other policies, procedures and practices relating to the Board and the Trustees; (2) in consultation with the Chair of the Trustees, matters concerning the functions and duties of the Trustees and committees of the Board; (3) the size of the Board and, in consultation with the Chair of the Trustees, the Board’s committees and their composition; and (4) Board and committee meeting procedures, including the appropriateness and adequacy of the information supplied to the Trustees in connection with such meetings.

2. Trustee Compensation. The Committee will periodically review and recommend for approval by the Board the structure and levels of compensation and any related benefits to be paid or provided by each Fund to the Independent Trustees for their services on the Board and any committees of the Board.

3. Board Governance Policies. The Committee shall review the Board Governance Policies designed to enhance the independence and effectiveness of the Independent Trustees in serving the interests of the Funds and their shareholders. The Committee shall review these Policies no less than every two years and shall recommend any changes to the Board for its approval.

4. The Committee shall discharge any other duties or responsibilities delegated to the Committee by the Board from time to time.

Trustee Nominations

1. Qualifications for Director/Trustee Nominees. A Director/Trustee candidate must have a college degree or equivalent business experience. The Committee may take into account a wide variety of factors in considering Director/Trustee candidates, including (but not limited to): (i) availability and commitment of a candidate to attend meetings and perform his or her responsibilities on the Board, (ii) relevant industry and related experience, (iii) educational background, (iv) ability, judgment and expertise and (v) overall diversity of the Board’s composition. The Committee shall consider the effect of

 

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any relationships delineated in the 1940 Act or other types of relationships, (e.g., business, financial or family relationships) with the investment adviser(s) or other principal service providers, which might impair independence.

2. Identification of Nominees. In identifying potential nominees for a Board, the Committee may consider candidates recommended by the following sources: (i) the Fund’s current Directors/Trustees; (ii) the Fund’s officers; (iii) the Fund’s investment adviser or sub- advisers; (iv) shareholders of the Fund (see below); and (v) any other source the Committee deems to be appropriate. The Committee may, but is not required to, retain a third party search firm at the Fund’s expense to identify potential candidates. With respect to annual nominations for the Closed-End Funds, absent circumstances warranting different action, the Board expects that such nominations will be made in a manner designed to maintain common Board membership with the other Funds.

3. Consideration of Candidates Recommended By Shareholders. The Committee will consider and evaluate nominee candidates properly submitted by shareholders on the same basis as it considers and evaluates candidates recommended by other sources. Appendix A (for PIMCO Managed Accounts Trust and PIMCO Sponsored Interval Funds) and Appendix B (for the PIMCO Sponsored Closed-End Funds) to this Charter, as they may be amended from time to time by a Committee, set forth procedures that must be followed by shareholders to submit properly a nominee candidate to the Committee (recommendations not properly submitted in accordance with Appendix A or Appendix B (as applicable) will not be considered by the Committee).

4. Recommendation of Candidates to the Board. The Committee will recommend to the Board the Directors/Trustees candidates that it deems qualified to serve as Independent Trustees on the Board. To the extent practicable, the Committee will rank such potential nominees for the Board in order of preference. The Committee may also consider and recommend to the Board Trustee candidates who would not qualify as Independent Trustees.

Operating Guidelines

1. The appropriate officers of the Fund shall provide or arrange to provide such information, data and services as the Committee may request. The Committee shall have the resources and authority necessary or appropriate for purposes of discharging its responsibilities under this Charter, including the authority to engage such legal counsel and other experts and consultants at the Fund’s expense as the Committee, in its discretion, deems necessary or appropriate to carry out its responsibilities.

 

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2. Absent actual knowledge to the contrary, each Committee member is entitled to rely upon (1) the integrity and competence of those persons and organizations that render services to the Trust and from whom the Committee receives information or reports and (2) the accuracy and completeness (both at the time of presentation and on a continuing basis, as appropriate) of the information and reports provided to the Committee by such persons or organizations. Nothing in this Charter is intended to impose, or should be interpreted as imposing, on any member of the Committee any additional duties or responsibilities over and above those placed on the member in his or her capacity as a Trustee of a Fund, under federal and state law.

 

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Appendix A

Procedures for Shareholders to Submit Nominee Candidates for PIMCO Managed Accounts Trust and PIMCO Sponsored Interval Funds

A shareholder of a Fund must follow the following procedures in order to submit properly a nominee recommendation for the Committee’s consideration.

 

1.

The shareholder must submit any such recommendation (a “Shareholder Recommendation”) in writing to a Fund, to the attention of the Secretary, at the address of the principal executive offices of the Fund. Once each quarter, if any Shareholder Recommendations have been received by the Secretary during the quarter, the Secretary will inform the Committee of the new Shareholder Recommendations. Because the Fund does not hold annual or other regular meetings of shareholders for the purpose of electing Trustees, the Committee will accept Shareholder Recommendations on a continuous basis.

 

2.

All Shareholder Recommendations properly submitted to a Fund will be held by the Secretary until such time as (i) the Committee convenes to consider candidates to fill Board vacancies or newly created Board positions (a “Trustee Consideration Meeting”) or (ii) the Committee instructs the Secretary to discard a Shareholder Recommendation following a Trustee Consideration Meeting or an Interim Evaluation (as defined below).

 

3.

At a Trustee Consideration Meeting, the Committee will consider each Shareholder Recommendation then held by the Secretary. Following a Trustee Consideration Meeting, the Committee may instruct the Secretary to discard any or all of the Shareholder Recommendations currently held by the Secretary.

 

4.

A Committee may, in its discretion and at any time, convene to conduct an evaluation of validly submitted Shareholder Recommendations (each such meeting, an “Interim Evaluation”) for the purpose of determining which Shareholder Recommendations will be considered at the next Trustee Consideration Meeting. Following an Interim Evaluation, the Committee may instruct the Secretary to discard any or all of the Shareholder Recommendations currently held by the Secretary.

 

5.

The Shareholder Recommendation must include: (i) a statement in writing setting forth (A) the name, date of birth, business address, residence address and nationality of the person recommended by the shareholder (the “candidate”); (B) the number of shares of (and class, if any) of the Fund(s) owned of record or beneficially by the candidate, as reported to such shareholder by the candidate; (C) any other information regarding the candidate called for with respect to director nominees by paragraphs (a), (d),

 

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  (e) and (f) of Item 401 of Regulation S-K or paragraph (b) of Item 22 of Rule 14a-101 (Schedule 14A) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (or the corresponding provisions of any regulation or rule subsequently adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission or any successor agency applicable to the Trust); (D) any other information regarding the candidate that would be required to be disclosed if the candidate were a nominee in a proxy statement or other filing required to be made in connection with the election of Trustees or directors pursuant to Section 14 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder; and (E) whether the recommending shareholder believes that the candidate is or will be an “interested person” of the Fund (as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended) and, if not an “interested person,” information regarding the candidate that will be sufficient for the Fund to make such determination; (ii) the written and signed consent of the candidate to be named as a nominee and to serve as a Trustee if elected; (iii) the recommending shareholder’s name as it appears on the Fund’s books; (iv) the number of shares of (and class, if any) of the Fund(s) owned beneficially and of record by the recommending shareholder; and (v) a description of all arrangements or understandings between the recommending shareholder and the candidate and any other person or persons (including their names) pursuant to which the recommendation is being made by the recommending shareholder. In addition, the Committee may require the candidate to furnish such other information as it may reasonably require or deem necessary to determine the eligibility of such candidate to serve on the Board or to satisfy applicable law.

 

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Appendix B

Procedures for Shareholders to Submit Nominee Candidates for

the PIMCO Sponsored Closed-End Funds

A Fund shareholder must follow the following procedures in order to properly submit a nominee recommendation for the Committee’s consideration.

 

1.

The shareholder/stockholder must submit any such recommendation (a “Shareholder Recommendation”) in writing to a Fund, to the attention of the Secretary, at the address of the principal executive offices of the Fund.

 

2.

The Shareholder Recommendation must be delivered to or mailed and received at the principal executive offices of a Fund not less than forty-five (45) calendar days nor more than seventy-five (75) calendar days prior to the date of the Board or shareholder meeting at which the nominee would be elected.

 

3.

The Shareholder Recommendation must include: (i) a statement in writing setting forth (A) the name, age, date of birth, business address, residence address and nationality of the person recommended by the shareholder (the “candidate”); (B) the class and number of all shares of the Fund owned of record or beneficially by the candidate, as reported to such shareholder by the candidate; (C) any other information regarding the candidate called for with respect to director nominees by paragraphs (a), (d), (e) and (f) of Item 401 of Regulation S-K or paragraph (b) of Item 22 of Rule 14a-101 (Schedule 14A) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (or the corresponding provisions of any regulation or rule subsequently adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission or any successor agency applicable to the Fund); (D) any other information regarding the candidate that would be required to be disclosed if the candidate were a nominee in a proxy statement or other filing required to be made in connection with solicitation of proxies for election of Directors/Trustees or directors pursuant to Section 14 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder; and (E) whether the recommending shareholder believes that the candidate is or will be an “interested person” of the Fund (as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended) and, if not an “interested person,” information regarding the candidate that will be sufficient for the Fund to make such determination; (ii) the written and signed consent of the candidate to be named as a nominee and to serve as a Director/Trustee if elected; (iii) the recommending shareholder’s name as it appears on the Fund’s books; (iv) the class and number of all shares of the Fund owned beneficially and of record by the recommending shareholder; and (v) a description of all

 

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  arrangements or understandings between the recommending shareholder and the candidate and any other person or persons (including their names) pursuant to which the recommendation is being made by the recommending shareholder. In addition, the Committee may require the candidate to furnish such other information as it may reasonably require or deem necessary to determine the eligibility of such candidate to serve on the Board.

 

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Exhibit C-1 to Proxy Statement

Report of Audit Oversight Committees

of the Boards of Trustees/Directors of

PCM Fund, Inc. (PCM)

PIMCO Dynamic Credit and Mortgage Income Fund (PCI)

PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund (PDI)

PIMCO Dynamic Income Opportunities Fund (PDO)

PIMCO Flexible Credit Income Fund (PFLEX)

PIMCO Global StocksPLUS® & Income Fund (PGP)

PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund (PKO)

PIMCO Strategic Income Fund, Inc. (RCS)

PIMCO Energy and Tactical Credit Opportunities Fund (NRGX)

(each, a “Fund” and, collectively, the “Funds”)

Dated August 23, 2021

The Audit Oversight Committees (the “Committee”) oversee the Funds’ financial reporting process on behalf of the Board of Trustees/Directors of each Fund (the “Board”) and operate under a written Charter adopted by the Board. The Committee meets with each Fund’s management (“Management”) and independent registered public accounting firm and reports the results of its activities to the Board. Management has the primary responsibility for the financial statements and the reporting process, including the system of internal controls. In connection with the Committee’s and independent accountant’s responsibilities, Management has advised that the Funds’ financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 were prepared in conformity with the generally accepted accounting principles.

The Committee has reviewed and discussed with Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”), the Funds’ independent registered public accounting firm, the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021. The Committee has discussed with PwC the matters required to be discussed by Statements on Auditing Standard No. 61 (SAS 61). SAS 61 requires the independent registered public accounting firm to communicate to the Committee matters including, if applicable: 1) methods used to account for significant unusual transactions; 2) the effect of significant accounting policies in controversial or emerging areas for which there is a lack of authoritative guidance or consensus; 3) the process used by management in formulating particularly sensitive accounting estimates and the basis for the auditor’s conclusions regarding the reasonableness of those estimates; and 4) disagreements with Management over the application of accounting principles and certain other matters.

 

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With respect to each Fund, the Committee has received the written disclosure and the letter from PwC required by Rule 3526 of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (requiring registered public accounting firms to make written disclosure to and discuss with the Committee various matters relating to the auditor’s independence), and has discussed with PwC their independence. The Committee has also reviewed the aggregate fees billed by PwC for professional services rendered to each Fund and, to the extent applicable with respect to each Fund’s reporting period, for non-audit services provided to Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (“PIMCO”), the Funds’ investment manager, and any entity controlling, controlled by or under common control with PIMCO that provided services to each Fund during its reporting period. As part of this review, the Committee considered, in addition to other practices and requirements relating to selection of the Funds’ independent registered public accounting firm, whether the provision of such non-audit services was compatible with maintaining the independence of PwC.

Based on the foregoing review and discussions, the Committee presents this Report to the Board and recommends that (1) the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 be included in the Funds’ Annual Report to shareholders for such fiscal year, (2) such Annual Report be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and, if applicable, the New York Stock Exchange, and (3) PwC be reappointed as the Funds’ independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.

Submitted by the Audit Oversight Committee of the Board of Trustees:

Sarah E. Cogan

Deborah A. DeCotis,

Hans W. Kertess,

J.B. Kittredge,

William B. Ogden, IV,

Alan Rappaport and

E. Grace Vandecruze

 

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Exhibit C-2 to Proxy Statement

Report of Audit Oversight Committees

of the Boards of Trustees of

PIMCO Corporate & Income Strategy Fund (PCN)

PIMCO Corporate & Income Opportunity Fund (PTY)

PIMCO High Income Fund (PHK)

PIMCO Income Strategy Fund (PFL)

PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II (PFN)

(each, a “Fund” and, collectively, the “Funds”)

Dated September 9, 2021

The Audit Oversight Committees (collectively, the “Committee”) oversee the Funds’ financial reporting process on behalf of the Board of Trustees of each Fund (collectively, the “Board”) and operate under a written Charter adopted by the Board. The Committee meets with each Fund’s management (“Management”) and independent registered public accounting firm and reports the results of its activities to the Board. Management has the primary responsibility for the financial statements and the reporting process, including the system of internal controls. In connection with the Committee’s and independent accountant’s responsibilities, Management has advised that the Funds’ financial statements for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021 were prepared in conformity with the generally accepted accounting principles.

The Committee has reviewed and discussed with Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”), the Funds’ independent registered public accounting firm, the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021. The Committee has discussed with PwC the matters required to be discussed by Statements on Auditing Standard No. 61 (SAS 61). SAS 61 requires the independent registered public accounting firm to communicate to the Committee matters including, if applicable: 1) methods used to account for significant unusual transactions; 2) the effect of significant accounting policies in controversial or emerging areas for which there is a lack of authoritative guidance or consensus; 3) the process used by management in formulating particularly sensitive accounting estimates and the basis for the auditor’s conclusions regarding the reasonableness of those estimates; and 4) disagreements with Management over the application of accounting principles and certain other matters.

With respect to each Fund, the Committee has received the written disclosure and the letter from PwC required by Rule 3526 of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (requiring registered public accounting firms to make written disclosure to and discuss with the Committee various matters

 

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relating to the auditor’s independence), and has discussed with PwC their independence. The Committee has also reviewed the aggregate fees billed by PwC for professional services rendered to each Fund and, to the extent applicable with respect to each Fund’s reporting period, for non-audit services provided to Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (“PIMCO”), the Funds’ investment manager, and any entity controlling, controlled by or under common control with PIMCO that provided services to each Fund during its reporting period. As part of this review, the Committee considered, in addition to other practices and requirements relating to selection of the Funds’ independent registered public accounting firm, whether the provision of such non-audit services was compatible with maintaining the independence of PwC.

Based on the foregoing review and discussions, the Committee presents this Report to the Board and recommends that (1) the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021 be included in the Funds’ Annual Report to shareholders for such fiscal year, (2) such Annual Report be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Stock Exchange, and (3) PwC be reappointed as the Funds’ independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2022.

Submitted by the Audit Oversight Committee of the Board of Trustees:

Sarah E. Cogan

Deborah A. DeCotis,

Hans W. Kertess,

Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.,

William B. Ogden, IV,

Alan Rappaport and

E. Grace Vandecruze

 

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CEF_PROXY_062822


 

 

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PIMCO STRATEGIC INCOME FUND, INC. – COMMON SHARES

 

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PROXY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022

The undersigned holder of common shares of PIMCO Strategic Income Fund, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Fund”), hereby appoints Ryan Leshaw and Wu-Kwan Kit, or any of them, each with full power of substitution, as the proxy or proxies for the undersigned to: (i) attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Fund (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held at the offices of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, on June 28, 2022 beginning at 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time, and any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof; and (ii) cast on behalf of the undersigned all votes that the undersigned is entitled to cast at the Annual Meeting and otherwise to represent the undersigned with all powers possessed by the undersigned as if personally present at such Annual Meeting. The undersigned acknowledges receipt of the Notice of the Annual Meeting and the accompanying Proxy Statement dated May 18, 2022. The undersigned hereby revokes any prior proxy given with respect to the Annual Meeting, and ratifies and confirms all that the proxies, or any one of them, may lawfully do.

THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FUND, WHICH UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE PROPOSAL.

IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED, THE VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST IN THE MANNER DIRECTED ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF, AND WILL BE VOTED IN THE DISCRETION OF THE PROXY HOLDER(S) ON ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING OR ANY ADJOURNMENT(S) OR POSTPONEMENT(S) THEREOF. IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED BUT NO DIRECTION IS MADE AS REGARDS TO A PROPOSAL INCLUDED IN THE PROXY STATEMENT, SUCH VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST “FOR” SUCH PROPOSAL.

Please refer to the Proxy Statement for a discussion of the Proposal.

PLEASE VOTE, DATE AND SIGN ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF AND RETURN THE SIGNED PROXY PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022. The Proxy Statement and the Annual Report to Shareholders for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 for PIMCO Strategic Income Fund, Inc. are also available at pimco.com/closedendfunds.

 

 

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PIMCO STRATEGIC INCOME FUND, INC. – COMMON SHARES

YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED.

Please sign exactly as your name(s) appear(s) on the proxy card. Joint owners should each sign personally. Trustees and other fiduciaries should indicate the capacity in which they sign, and where more than one name appears, a majority must sign. If a corporation, the signature should be that of an authorized officer who should state his or her title.

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SIGNATURE (AND TITLE IF APPLICABLE)    DATE            

 

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TO VOTE, MARK ONE CIRCLE IN BLUE OR BLACK INK. Example:  

 

          FOR    WITHHOLD  

  PROPOSAL

  A.    Election of Directors — The Board of Directors urges you to vote FOR the election of the Nominees.      
  1.    Nominees:      
  

(01) E. Grace Vandecruze

   O    O
  

(02) Sarah E. Cogan

   O    O
  

(03) John C. Maney

   O    O
  

(04) William B. Ogden, IV

   O    O

 

  2.

  

 

To vote and otherwise represent the undersigned on any other business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof, in the discretion of the proxy holder(s).

     
  B.    Non-Voting Items      

 

Change of Address – Please print new address below.

 

    

Comments – Please print your comments below.

 

           

 

 

You can vote on the internet, by telephone or by mail. Please see the reverse side for instructions.

PLEASE VOTE ALL YOUR BALLOTS IF YOU RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE BALLOT DUE TO MULTIPLE INVESTMENTS IN THE FUND. REMEMBER TO SIGN AND DATE ABOVE BEFORE MAILING IN YOUR VOTE. THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING

 

 

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PIMCO GLOBAL STOCKSPLUS & INCOME FUND – COMMON SHARES

 

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PROXY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022

The undersigned holder of common shares of PIMCO Global StocksPLUS & Income Fund, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Fund”), hereby appoints Ryan Leshaw and Wu-Kwan Kit, or any of them, each with full power of substitution, as the proxy or proxies for the undersigned to: (i) attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Fund (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held at the offices of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC , at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, on June 28, 2022 beginning at 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time, and any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof; and (ii) cast on behalf of the undersigned all votes that the undersigned is entitled to cast at the Annual Meeting and otherwise to represent the undersigned with all powers possessed by the undersigned as if personally present at such Annual Meeting. The undersigned acknowledges receipt of the Notice of the Annual Meeting and the accompanying Proxy Statement dated May 18, 2022. The undersigned hereby revokes any prior proxy given with respect to the Annual Meeting, and ratifies and confirms all that the proxies, or any one of them, may lawfully do.

THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FUND, WHICH UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE PROPOSAL.

IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED, THE VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST IN THE MANNER DIRECTED ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF, AND WILL BE VOTED IN THE DISCRETION OF THE PROXY HOLDER(S) ON ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING OR ANY ADJOURNMENT(S) OR POSTPONEMENT(S) THEREOF. IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED BUT NO DIRECTION IS MADE AS REGARDS TO A PROPOSAL INCLUDED IN THE PROXY STATEMENT, SUCH VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST “FOR” SUCH PROPOSAL.

Please refer to the Proxy Statement for a discussion of the Proposal.

PLEASE VOTE, DATE AND SIGN ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF AND RETURN THE SIGNED PROXY PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022. The Proxy Statement and the Annual Report to Shareholders for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 for PIMCO Global StocksPLUS & Income Fund are also available at pimco.com/closedendfunds.

 

 

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YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED.

Please sign exactly as your name(s) appear(s) on the proxy card. Joint owners should each sign personally. Trustees and other fiduciaries should indicate the capacity in which they sign, and where more than one name appears, a majority must sign. If a corporation, the signature should be that of an authorized officer who should state his or her title.

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SIGNATURE (AND TITLE IF APPLICABLE)    DATE            

 

SIGNATURE (IF HELD JOINTLY)    DATE            
 

 

 

TO VOTE, MARK ONE CIRCLE IN BLUE OR BLACK INK. Example:  

 

          FOR    WITHHOLD  

  PROPOSAL

  A.    Election of Trustees — The Board of Trustees urges you to vote FOR the election of the Nominees.      
  1.    Nominees:      
  

(01) E. Grace Vandecruze

   O    O
  

(02) Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

   O    O
  

(03) John C. Maney

   O    O

 

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To vote and otherwise represent the undersigned on any other business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof, in the discretion of the proxy holder(s).

     
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Change of Address – Please print new address below.

 

    

Comments – Please print your comments below.

 

           

 

 

You can vote on the internet, by telephone or by mail. Please see the reverse side for instructions.

 

PLEASE VOTE ALL YOUR BALLOTS IF YOU RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE BALLOT DUE TO MULTIPLE INVESTMENTS IN THE FUND. REMEMBER TO SIGN AND DATE ABOVE BEFORE MAILING IN YOUR VOTE. THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.

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PIMCO HIGH INCOME FUND – COMMON SHARES

 

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PROXY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022

The undersigned holder of common shares of PIMCO High Income Fund, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Fund”), hereby appoints Ryan Leshaw and Wu-Kwan Kit, or any of them, each with full power of substitution, as the proxy or proxies for the undersigned to: (i) attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Fund (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held at the offices of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, on June 28, 2022 beginning at 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time, and any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof; and (ii) cast on behalf of the undersigned all votes that the undersigned is entitled to cast at the Annual Meeting and otherwise to represent the undersigned with all powers possessed by the undersigned as if personally present at such Annual Meeting. The undersigned acknowledges receipt of the Notice of the Annual Meeting and the accompanying Proxy Statement dated May 18, 2022. The undersigned hereby revokes any prior proxy given with respect to the Annual Meeting, and ratifies and confirms all that the proxies, or any one of them, may lawfully do.

THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FUND, WHICH UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE PROPOSAL.

IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED, THE VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST IN THE MANNER DIRECTED ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF, AND WILL BE VOTED IN THE DISCRETION OF THE PROXY HOLDER(S) ON ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING OR ANY ADJOURNMENT(S) OR POSTPONEMENT(S) THEREOF. IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED BUT NO DIRECTION IS MADE AS REGARDS TO A PROPOSAL INCLUDED IN THE PROXY STATEMENT, SUCH VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST “FOR” SUCH PROPOSAL.

Please refer to the Proxy Statement for a discussion of the Proposal.

PLEASE VOTE, DATE AND SIGN ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF AND RETURN THE SIGNED PROXY PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022. The Proxy Statement and the Annual Report to Shareholders for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021 for PIMCO High Income Fund are also available at pimco.com/closedendfunds.

 

 

    [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

 

  

 

[BAR CODE HERE]

 

  

 

[CUSIP HERE]            

 


PIMCO HIGH INCOME FUND – COMMON SHARES

 

YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED.

Please sign exactly as your name(s) appear(s) on the proxy card. Joint owners should each sign personally. Trustees and other fiduciaries should indicate the capacity in which they sign, and where more than one name appears, a majority must sign. If a corporation, the signature should be that of an authorized officer who should state his or her title.

 

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SIGNATURE (AND TITLE IF APPLICABLE)    DATE            
        
SIGNATURE (IF HELD JOINTLY)    DATE            
 

 

 

TO VOTE, MARK ONE CIRCLE IN BLUE OR BLACK INK. Example:  🌑

 

          FOR      WITHHOLD  

  PROPOSAL

  A.    Election of Trustees — The Board of Trustees urges you to vote FOR the election of the Nominees.      
  1.    Nominees:      
  

(01) E. Grace Vandecruze

   O    O
  

(02) John C. Maney

   O    O
  

(03) William B. Ogden, IV

   O    O

 

  2.

  

 

To vote and otherwise represent the undersigned on any other business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof, in the discretion of the proxy holder(s).

     
  B.    Non-Voting Items      

 

Change of Address – Please print new address below.

 

    

Comments – Please print your comments below.

 

           

 

 

You can vote on the internet, by telephone or by mail. Please see the reverse side for instructions.

PLEASE VOTE ALL YOUR BALLOTS IF YOU RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE BALLOT DUE TO  MULTIPLE INVESTMENTS IN THE FUND. REMEMBER TO SIGN AND DATE ABOVE BEFORE MAILING IN YOUR VOTE. THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED. 

THANK YOU FOR VOTING

 

 

    [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

 

  

 

[BAR CODE HERE]

 

  

 

[CUSIP HERE]        

 


    

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YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT NO MATTER HOW MANY SHARES YOU OWN. THE MATTERS WE ARE SUBMITTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION ARE SIGNIFICANT TO THE FUND AND TO YOU AS A FUND SHAREHOLDER. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND CAST YOUR PROXY VOTE TODAY!

 

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PIMCO HIGH INCOME FUND – PREFERRED SHARES

 

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PROXY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022

The undersigned holder of preferred shares of PIMCO High Income Fund, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Fund”), hereby appoints Ryan Leshaw and Wu-Kwan Kit, or any of them, each with full power of substitution, as the proxy or proxies for the undersigned to: (i) attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Fund (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held at the offices of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, on June 28, 2022 beginning at 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time, and any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof; and (ii) cast on behalf of the undersigned all votes that the undersigned is entitled to cast at the Annual Meeting and otherwise to represent the undersigned with all powers possessed by the undersigned as if personally present at such Annual Meeting. The undersigned acknowledges receipt of the Notice of the Annual Meeting and the accompanying Proxy Statement dated May 18, 2022. The undersigned hereby revokes any prior proxy given with respect to the Annual Meeting, and ratifies and confirms all that the proxies, or any one of them, may lawfully do.

THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FUND, WHICH UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE PROPOSAL.

IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED, THE VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST IN THE MANNER DIRECTED ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF, AND WILL BE VOTED IN THE DISCRETION OF THE PROXY HOLDER(S) ON ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING OR ANY ADJOURNMENT(S) OR POSTPONEMENT(S) THEREOF. IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED BUT NO DIRECTION IS MADE AS REGARDS TO A PROPOSAL INCLUDED IN THE PROXY STATEMENT, SUCH VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST “FOR” SUCH PROPOSAL.

Please refer to the Proxy Statement for a discussion of the Proposal.

PLEASE VOTE, DATE AND SIGN ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF AND RETURN THE SIGNED PROXY PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022. The Proxy Statement and the Annual Report to Shareholders for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021 for PIMCO High Income Fund are also available at pimco.com/closedendfunds.

 

  [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

   [BAR CODE HERE]    [CUSIP HERE]            


PIMCO HIGH INCOME FUND – PREFERRED SHARES

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YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED.

Please sign exactly as your name(s) appear(s) on the proxy card. Joint owners should each sign personally. Trustees and other fiduciaries should indicate the capacity in which they sign, and where more than one name appears, a majority must sign. If a corporation, the signature should be that of an authorized officer who should state his or her title.

    

    

 

      
SIGNATURE (AND TITLE IF APPLICABLE)    DATE            
       
       
SIGNATURE (IF HELD JOINTLY)    DATE
 

 

 

TO VOTE, MARK ONE CIRCLE IN BLUE OR BLACK INK. Example:  

 

     FOR      WITHHOLD  

    PROPOSAL

     

 A.   Election of Trustees — The Board of Trustees urges you to vote FOR the election of the Nominees.

     

 1.   Nominees:

     

(01)  E. Grace Vandecruze

     O        O  

(02)  John C. Maney

     O        O  

(03)  William B. Ogden, IV

     O        O  

(04)  Alan Rappaport

     O        O  

 2.   To vote and otherwise represent the undersigned on any other business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof, in the discretion of the proxy holder(s).

     

 B.   Non-Voting Items

     

 

Change of Address – Please print new address below.                      Comments – Please print your comments below.

    

    

    

    

    

       

You can vote on the internet, by telephone or by mail. Please see the reverse side for instructions.

PLEASE VOTE ALL YOUR BALLOTS IF YOU RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE BALLOT DUE TO MULTIPLE INVESTMENTS IN THE FUND. REMEMBER TO SIGN AND DATE ABOVE BEFORE MAILING IN YOUR VOTE. THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING

 

  [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

   [BAR CODE HERE]    [CUSIP HERE]            


 

 

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YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT NO MATTER HOW MANY SHARES YOU OWN. THE MATTERS WE ARE SUBMITTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION ARE SIGNIFICANT TO THE FUND AND TO YOU AS A FUND SHAREHOLDER. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND CAST YOUR PROXY VOTE TODAY!

 

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PIMCO DYNAMIC INCOME FUND – COMMON SHARES

 

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PROXY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022

The undersigned holder of common shares of PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Fund”), hereby appoints Ryan Leshaw and Wu-Kwan Kit, or any of them, each with full power of substitution, as the proxy or proxies for the undersigned to: (i) attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Fund (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held at the offices of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, on June 28, 2022 beginning at 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time, and any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof; and (ii) cast on behalf of the undersigned all votes that the undersigned is entitled to cast at the Annual Meeting and otherwise to represent the undersigned with all powers possessed by the undersigned as if personally present at such Annual Meeting. The undersigned acknowledges receipt of the Notice of the Annual Meeting and the accompanying Proxy Statement dated May 18, 2022. The undersigned hereby revokes any prior proxy given with respect to the Annual Meeting, and ratifies and confirms all that the proxies, or any one of them, may lawfully do.

THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FUND, WHICH UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE PROPOSAL.

IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED, THE VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST IN THE MANNER DIRECTED ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF, AND WILL BE VOTED IN THE DISCRETION OF THE PROXY HOLDER(S) ON ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING OR ANY ADJOURNMENT(S) OR POSTPONEMENT(S) THEREOF. IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED BUT NO DIRECTION IS MADE AS REGARDS TO A PROPOSAL INCLUDED IN THE PROXY STATEMENT, SUCH VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST “FOR” SUCH PROPOSAL.

Please refer to the Proxy Statement for a discussion of the Proposal.

PLEASE VOTE, DATE AND SIGN ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF AND RETURN THE SIGNED PROXY PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022. The Proxy Statement and the Annual Report to Shareholders for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 for PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund are also available at pimco.com/closedendfunds.

 

    

    [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

    

  

    

[BAR CODE HERE]

  

    

[CUSIP HERE]    


PIMCO DYNAMIC INCOME FUND – COMMON SHARES

 

YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED.

Please sign exactly as your name(s) appear(s) on the proxy card. Joint owners should each sign personally. Trustees and other fiduciaries should indicate the capacity in which they sign, and where more than one name appears, a majority must sign. If a corporation, the signature should be that of an authorized officer who should state his or her title.

 

LOGO

 

 

SIGNATURE (AND TITLE IF APPLICABLE)    DATE            

 

SIGNATURE (IF HELD JOINTLY)    DATE            
 

 

 

TO VOTE, MARK ONE CIRCLE IN BLUE OR BLACK INK. Example:  

 

          FOR      WITHHOLD  

 PROPOSAL

A.    Election of Trustees — The Board of Trustees urges you to vote FOR the election of the Nominees.      
1.    Nominees:      
  

(01) E. Grace Vandecruze

   O    O
  

(02) John C. Maney

   O    O
  

(03) William B. Ogden, IV

   O    O
  

(04) Alan Rappaport

   O    O

 

2.

  

 

To vote and otherwise represent the undersigned on any other business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof, in the discretion of the proxy holder(s).

     
B.    Non-Voting Items      

 

Change of Address – Please print new address below.

 

    

Comments – Please print your comments below.

 

           

You can vote on the internet, by telephone or by mail. Please see the reverse side for instructions.

PLEASE VOTE ALL YOUR BALLOTS IF YOU RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE BALLOT DUE TO MULTIPLE INVESTMENTS IN THE FUND. REMEMBER TO SIGN AND DATE ABOVE BEFORE MAILING IN YOUR VOTE. THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING

 

    

    [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

    

  

    

[BAR CODE HERE]

  

    

[CUSIP HERE]    

 


 

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YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT NO MATTER HOW MANY SHARES YOU OWN. THE MATTERS WE ARE SUBMITTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION ARE SIGNIFICANT TO THE FUND AND TO YOU AS A FUND SHAREHOLDER. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND CAST YOUR PROXY VOTE TODAY!

 

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PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND – COMMON SHARES

 

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PROXY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022

The undersigned holder of common shares of PIMCO Income Strategy Fund, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Fund”), hereby appoints Ryan Leshaw and Wu-Kwan Kit, or any of them, each with full power of substitution, as the proxy or proxies for the undersigned to: (i) attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Fund (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held at the offices of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, on June 28, 2022 beginning at 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time, and any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof; and (ii) cast on behalf of the undersigned all votes that the undersigned is entitled to cast at the Annual Meeting and otherwise to represent the undersigned with all powers possessed by the undersigned as if personally present at such Annual Meeting. The undersigned acknowledges receipt of the Notice of the Annual Meeting and the accompanying Proxy Statement dated May 18, 2022. The undersigned hereby revokes any prior proxy given with respect to the Annual Meeting, and ratifies and confirms all that the proxies, or any one of them, may lawfully do.

THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FUND, WHICH UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE PROPOSAL.

IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED, THE VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST IN THE MANNER DIRECTED ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF, AND WILL BE VOTED IN THE DISCRETION OF THE PROXY HOLDER(S) ON ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING OR ANY ADJOURNMENT(S) OR POSTPONEMENT(S) THEREOF. IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED BUT NO DIRECTION IS MADE AS REGARDS TO A PROPOSAL INCLUDED IN THE PROXY STATEMENT, SUCH VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST “FOR” SUCH PROPOSAL.

Please refer to the Proxy Statement for a discussion of the Proposal.

PLEASE VOTE, DATE AND SIGN ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF AND RETURN THE SIGNED PROXY PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022. The Proxy Statement and the Annual Report to Shareholders for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021 for PIMCO Income Strategy Fund are also available at pimco.com/closedendfunds.

 

 

    [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

 

  

 

[BAR CODE HERE]

 

  

 

[CUSIP HERE]        

 


PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND – COMMON SHARES

YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED.

Please sign exactly as your name(s) appear(s) on the proxy card. Joint owners should each sign personally. Trustees and other fiduciaries should indicate the capacity in which they sign, and where more than one name appears, a majority must sign. If a corporation, the signature should be that of an authorized officer who should state his or her title.

LOGO

 

 

SIGNATURE (AND TITLE IF APPLICABLE)    DATE            

 

SIGNATURE (IF HELD JOINTLY)    DATE            
 

 

 

TO VOTE, MARK ONE CIRCLE IN BLUE OR BLACK INK. Example:  

 

          FOR    WITHHOLD  

  PROPOSAL

  A.    Election of Trustees — The Board of Trustees urges you to vote FOR the election of the Nominees.      
  1.    Nominees:      
  

(01) E. Grace Vandecruze

   O    O
  

(02) David Fisher

   O    O
  

(03) Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

   O    O

 

  2.

  

 

To vote and otherwise represent the undersigned on any other business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof, in the discretion of the proxy holder(s).

     
  B.    Non-Voting Items      

 

Change of Address – Please print new address below.

 

    

Comments – Please print your comments below.

 

           

 

You can vote on the internet, by telephone or by mail. Please see the reverse side for instructions.

PLEASE VOTE ALL YOUR BALLOTS IF YOU RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE BALLOT DUE TO MULTIPLE INVESTMENTS IN THE FUND. REMEMBER TO SIGN AND DATE ABOVE BEFORE MAILING IN YOUR VOTE. THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING

 

 

    [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

 

  

 

[BAR CODE HERE]

 

  

 

[CUSIP HERE]        

 


 

 

LOGO

 

YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT NO MATTER HOW MANY SHARES YOU OWN. THE MATTERS WE ARE SUBMITTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION ARE SIGNIFICANT TO THE FUND AND TO YOU AS A FUND SHAREHOLDER. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND CAST YOUR PROXY VOTE TODAY!

 

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PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND – PREFERRED SHARES

 

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PROXY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022

The undersigned holder of preferred shares of PIMCO Income Strategy Fund, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Fund”), hereby appoints Ryan Leshaw and Wu-Kwan Kit, or any of them, each with full power of substitution, as the proxy or proxies for the undersigned to: (i) attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Fund (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held at the offices of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC , at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, on June 28, 2022 beginning at 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time, and any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof; and (ii) cast on behalf of the undersigned all votes that the undersigned is entitled to cast at the Annual Meeting and otherwise to represent the undersigned with all powers possessed by the undersigned as if personally present at such Annual Meeting. The undersigned acknowledges receipt of the Notice of the Annual Meeting and the accompanying Proxy Statement dated May 18, 2022. The undersigned hereby revokes any prior proxy given with respect to the Annual Meeting, and ratifies and confirms all that the proxies, or any one of them, may lawfully do.

THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FUND, WHICH UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE PROPOSAL.

IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED, THE VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST IN THE MANNER DIRECTED ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF, AND WILL BE VOTED IN THE DISCRETION OF THE PROXY HOLDER(S) ON ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING OR ANY ADJOURNMENT(S) OR POSTPONEMENT(S) THEREOF. IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED BUT NO DIRECTION IS MADE AS REGARDS TO A PROPOSAL INCLUDED IN THE PROXY STATEMENT, SUCH VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST “FOR” SUCH PROPOSAL.

Please refer to the Proxy Statement for a discussion of the Proposal.

PLEASE VOTE, DATE AND SIGN ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF AND RETURN THE SIGNED PROXY PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022. The Proxy Statement and the Annual Report to Shareholders for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021 for PIMCO Income Strategy Fund are also available at pimco.com/closedendfunds.

 

 

    [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

 

  

 

[BAR CODE HERE]

 

  

 

[CUSIP HERE]        

 


PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND – PREFERRED SHARES

YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED.

Please sign exactly as your name(s) appear(s) on the proxy card. Joint owners should each sign personally. Trustees and other fiduciaries should indicate the capacity in which they sign, and where more than one name appears, a majority must sign. If a corporation, the signature should be that of an authorized officer who should state his or her title.

LOGO

 

 

SIGNATURE (AND TITLE IF APPLICABLE)    DATE            

 

SIGNATURE (IF HELD JOINTLY)    DATE            
 

 

 

TO VOTE, MARK ONE CIRCLE IN BLUE OR BLACK INK. Example:  

 

          FOR    WITHHOLD  

  PROPOSAL

  A.    Election of Trustees — The Board of Trustees urges you to vote FOR the election of the Nominees.      
  1.    Nominees:      
  

(01) E. Grace Vandecruze

   O    O
  

(02) David Fisher

   O    O
  

(03) Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

   O    O
  

(04) Deborah A. DeCotis

   O    O

 

  2.

  

 

To vote and otherwise represent the undersigned on any other business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof, in the discretion of the proxy holder(s).

     
  B.    Non-Voting Items      

 

 

Change of Address – Please print new address below.

 

    

Comments – Please print your comments below.

 

           

 

 

You can vote on the internet, by telephone or by mail. Please see the reverse side for instructions.

PLEASE VOTE ALL YOUR BALLOTS IF YOU RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE BALLOT DUE TO MULTIPLE INVESTMENTS IN THE FUND. REMEMBER TO SIGN AND DATE ABOVE BEFORE MAILING IN YOUR VOTE. THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING

 

 

    [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

 

  

 

[BAR CODE HERE]

 

  

 

[CUSIP HERE]        

 


 

LOGO

 

YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT NO MATTER HOW MANY SHARES YOU OWN. THE MATTERS WE ARE SUBMITTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION ARE SIGNIFICANT TO THE FUND AND TO YOU AS A FUND SHAREHOLDER. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND CAST YOUR PROXY VOTE TODAY!

 

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PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND II – COMMON SHARES

 

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PROXY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022

The undersigned holder of common shares of PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Fund”), hereby appoints Ryan Leshaw and Wu-Kwan Kit, or any of them, each with full power of substitution, as the proxy or proxies for the undersigned to: (i) attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Fund (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held at the offices of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, on June 28, 2022 beginning at 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time, and any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof; and (ii) cast on behalf of the undersigned all votes that the undersigned is entitled to cast at the Annual Meeting and otherwise to represent the undersigned with all powers possessed by the undersigned as if personally present at such Annual Meeting. The undersigned acknowledges receipt of the Notice of the Annual Meeting and the accompanying Proxy Statement dated May 18, 2022. The undersigned hereby revokes any prior proxy given with respect to the Annual Meeting, and ratifies and confirms all that the proxies, or any one of them, may lawfully do.

THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FUND, WHICH UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE PROPOSAL.

IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED, THE VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST IN THE MANNER DIRECTED ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF, AND WILL BE VOTED IN THE DISCRETION OF THE PROXY HOLDER(S) ON ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING OR ANY ADJOURNMENT(S) OR POSTPONEMENT(S) THEREOF. IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED BUT NO DIRECTION IS MADE AS REGARDS TO A PROPOSAL INCLUDED IN THE PROXY STATEMENT, SUCH VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST “FOR” SUCH PROPOSAL.

Please refer to the Proxy Statement for a discussion of the Proposal.

PLEASE VOTE, DATE AND SIGN ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF AND RETURN THE SIGNED PROXY PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022. The Proxy Statement and the Annual Report to Shareholders for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021 for PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II are also available at pimco.com/closedendfunds.

 

 

    [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

 

  

 

[BAR CODE HERE]

 

  

 

[CUSIP HERE]        

 


PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND II – COMMON SHARES

 

YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED.

Please sign exactly as your name(s) appear(s) on the proxy card. Joint owners should each sign personally. Trustees and other fiduciaries should indicate the capacity in which they sign, and where more than one name appears, a majority must sign. If a corporation, the signature should be that of an authorized officer who should state his or her title.

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SIGNATURE (AND TITLE IF APPLICABLE)    DATE            

 

SIGNATURE (IF HELD JOINTLY)    DATE            
 

 

 

TO VOTE, MARK ONE CIRCLE IN BLUE OR BLACK INK. Example:  

 

          FOR    WITHHOLD  

  PROPOSAL

  A.    Election of Trustees — The Board of Trustees urges you to vote FOR the election of the Nominees.      
  1.    Nominees:      
  

(01) E. Grace Vandecruze

   O    O
  

(02) Sarah E. Cogan

   O    O
  

(03) Deborah A. DeCotis

   O    O

 

  2.

  

 

To vote and otherwise represent the undersigned on any other business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof, in the discretion of the proxy holder(s).

     
  B.    Non-Voting Items      

 

Change of Address – Please print new address below.

 

    

Comments – Please print your comments below.

 

           

 

 

You can vote on the internet, by telephone or by mail. Please see the reverse side for instructions.

PLEASE VOTE ALL YOUR BALLOTS IF YOU RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE BALLOT DUE TO MULTIPLE INVESTMENTS IN THE FUND. REMEMBER TO SIGN AND DATE ABOVE BEFORE MAILING IN YOUR VOTE. THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING

 

 

    [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

 

  

 

[BAR CODE HERE]

 

  

 

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YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT NO MATTER HOW MANY SHARES YOU OWN. THE MATTERS WE ARE SUBMITTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION ARE SIGNIFICANT TO THE FUND AND TO YOU AS A FUND SHAREHOLDER. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND CAST YOUR PROXY VOTE TODAY!

 

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PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND II – PREFERRED SHARES

 

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PROXY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022

The undersigned holder of preferred shares of PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Fund”), hereby appoints Ryan Leshaw and Wu-Kwan Kit, or any of them, each with full power of substitution, as the proxy or proxies for the undersigned to: (i) attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Fund (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held at the offices of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, on June 28, 2022 beginning at 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time, and any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof; and (ii) cast on behalf of the undersigned all votes that the undersigned is entitled to cast at the Annual Meeting and otherwise to represent the undersigned with all powers possessed by the undersigned as if personally present at such Annual Meeting. The undersigned acknowledges receipt of the Notice of the Annual Meeting and the accompanying Proxy Statement dated May 18, 2022. The undersigned hereby revokes any prior proxy given with respect to the Annual Meeting, and ratifies and confirms all that the proxies, or any one of them, may lawfully do.

THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FUND, WHICH UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE PROPOSAL.

IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED, THE VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST IN THE MANNER DIRECTED ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF, AND WILL BE VOTED IN THE DISCRETION OF THE PROXY HOLDER(S) ON ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING OR ANY ADJOURNMENT(S) OR POSTPONEMENT(S) THEREOF. IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED BUT NO DIRECTION IS MADE AS REGARDS TO A PROPOSAL INCLUDED IN THE PROXY STATEMENT, SUCH VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST “FOR” SUCH PROPOSAL.

Please refer to the Proxy Statement for a discussion of the Proposal.

PLEASE VOTE, DATE AND SIGN ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF AND RETURN THE SIGNED PROXY PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022. The Proxy Statement and the Annual Report to Shareholders for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021 for PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II are also available at pimco.com/closedendfunds.

 

 

    [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

 

  

 

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PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND II – PREFERRED SHARES

YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED.

Please sign exactly as your name(s) appear(s) on the proxy card. Joint owners should each sign personally. Trustees and other fiduciaries should indicate the capacity in which they sign, and where more than one name appears, a majority must sign. If a corporation, the signature should be that of an authorized officer who should state his or her title.

LOGO

 

 

SIGNATURE (AND TITLE IF APPLICABLE)    DATE            

 

SIGNATURE (IF HELD JOINTLY)    DATE            
 

 

 

TO VOTE, MARK ONE CIRCLE IN BLUE OR BLACK INK. Example:  

 

          FOR    WITHHOLD  

  PROPOSAL

  A.    Election of Trustees — The Board of Trustees urges you to vote FOR the election of the Nominees.      
  1.    Nominees:      
  

(01) E. Grace Vandecruze

   O    O
  

(02) Sarah E. Cogan

   O    O
  

(03) Deborah A. DeCotis

   O    O
  

(04) Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

   O    O

 

  2.

  

 

To vote and otherwise represent the undersigned on any other business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof, in the discretion of the proxy holder(s).

     
  B.    Non-Voting Items      

 

 

Change of Address – Please print new address below.

 

    

Comments – Please print your comments below.

 

           

You can vote on the internet, by telephone or by mail. Please see the reverse side for instructions.

PLEASE VOTE ALL YOUR BALLOTS IF YOU RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE BALLOT DUE TO MULTIPLE INVESTMENTS IN THE FUND. REMEMBER TO SIGN AND DATE ABOVE BEFORE MAILING IN YOUR VOTE. THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING

 

 

    [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

 

  

 

[BAR CODE HERE]

 

  

 

[CUSIP HERE]        

 


    

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YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT NO MATTER HOW MANY SHARES YOU OWN. THE MATTERS WE ARE SUBMITTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION ARE SIGNIFICANT TO THE FUND AND TO YOU AS A FUND SHAREHOLDER. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND CAST YOUR PROXY VOTE TODAY!

 

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PIMCO ENERGY AND TACTICAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES FUND – COMMON SHARES

 

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PROXY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022

The undersigned holder of common shares of PIMCO Energy and Tactical Credit Opportunities Fund, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Fund”), hereby appoints Ryan Leshaw and Wu-Kwan Kit, or any of them, each with full power of substitution, as the proxy or proxies for the undersigned to: (i) attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Fund (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held at the offices of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, at 650 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, on June 28, 2022 beginning at 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time, and any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof; and (ii) cast on behalf of the undersigned all votes that the undersigned is entitled to cast at the Annual Meeting and otherwise to represent the undersigned with all powers possessed by the undersigned as if personally present at such Annual Meeting. The undersigned acknowledges receipt of the Notice of the Annual Meeting and the accompanying Proxy Statement dated May 18, 2022. The undersigned hereby revokes any prior proxy given with respect to the Annual Meeting, and ratifies and confirms all that the proxies, or any one of them, may lawfully do.

THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FUND, WHICH UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE PROPOSAL.

IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED, THE VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST IN THE MANNER DIRECTED ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF, AND WILL BE VOTED IN THE DISCRETION OF THE PROXY HOLDER(S) ON ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING OR ANY ADJOURNMENT(S) OR POSTPONEMENT(S) THEREOF. IF THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED BUT NO DIRECTION IS MADE AS REGARDS TO A PROPOSAL INCLUDED IN THE PROXY STATEMENT, SUCH VOTES ENTITLED TO BE CAST BY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL BE CAST “FOR” SUCH PROPOSAL.

Please refer to the Proxy Statement for a discussion of the Proposal.

PLEASE VOTE, DATE AND SIGN ON THE REVERSE SIDE HEREOF AND RETURN THE SIGNED PROXY PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 28, 2022. The Proxy Statement and the Annual Report to Shareholders for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 for PIMCO Strategic Income Fund, Inc. are also available at pimco.com/closedendfunds.

 

  [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

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PIMCO ENERGY AND TACTICAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES FUND – COMMON SHARES

YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED.

    

LOGO

 

 

Please sign exactly as your name(s) appear(s) on the proxy card. Joint owners should each sign personally. Trustees and other fiduciaries should indicate the capacity in which they sign, and where more than one name appears, a majority must sign. If a corporation, the signature should be that of an authorized officer who should state his or her title.

      
SIGNATURE (AND TITLE IF APPLICABLE)    DATE            
       
       
SIGNATURE (IF HELD JOINTLY)    DATE
 

 

 

TO VOTE, MARK ONE CIRCLE IN BLUE OR BLACK INK. Example:  

 

     FOR       WITHHOLD    

    PROPOSAL

    

 A.   Election of Trustees — The Board of Trustees urges you to vote FOR the election of the Nominees.

    

 1.   Nominees:

    

(01)  E. Grace Vandecruze

     O       O  

(02)  Joseph B. Kittredge, Jr.

     O       O  

(03)  Alan Rappaport

     O       O  

 2.   To vote and otherwise represent the undersigned on any other business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof, in the discretion of the proxy holder(s).

    

 B.   Non-Voting Items

    

 

Change of Address – Please print new address below.                      Comments – Please print your comments below.

    

    

    

    

    

       

You can vote on the internet, by telephone or by mail. Please see the reverse side for instructions.

PLEASE VOTE ALL YOUR BALLOTS IF YOU RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE BALLOT DUE TO MULTIPLE INVESTMENTS IN THE FUND. REMEMBER TO SIGN AND DATE ABOVE BEFORE MAILING IN YOUR VOTE. THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING

 

  [PROXY ID NUMBER HERE]

   [BAR CODE HERE]    [CUSIP HERE]            
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