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Nuveen Closed-End Funds Contemplating New Preferred Share Actions9-27-17 5:43 PM EDT

Nuveen Closed-End Funds Contemplating New Preferred Share Actions

Each of Nuveen California Quality Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: NAC), Nuveen Municipal Credit Income Fund (NYSE: NZF), Nuveen California AMT-Free Quality Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: NKX), and Nuveen AMT-Free Quality Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: NEA), as part of an ongoing leverage management process, is contemplating, and has received Board approval for, certain actions related to one or more of each fund’s existing series of Variable Rate Demand Preferred (VRDP) Shares and Institutional MuniFund Term Preferred (iMTP) Shares, as applicable, as described below.

Common     Preferred       Preferred       Amount       Number of       Contemplated Action
Share Type Series Outstanding Preferred
Ticker             Name               Shares        
NAC     VRDP       8       160,000,000       1,600       Designation of Special Rate Period
NZF     VRDP       1       268,800,000       2,688       Designation of Special Rate Period
NZF     VRDP       2       262,200,000       2,622       Designation of Special Rate Period
NKX     VRDP       5       104,400,000       1,044       Redemption and new preferred issuance
NKX     iMTP       2018       36,000,000       720       Redemption and new preferred issuance
NEA     VRDP       5       100,000,000       1,000       Designation of Minimum Rate Periods
 

The contemplated transition of each of the Series 8 VRDP shares of Nuveen California Quality Municipal Income Fund (NAC) and the Series 1 VRDP shares and Series 2 VRDP shares of Nuveen Municipal Credit Income Fund (NZF) from minimum (7-day) rate periods to a special rate period of longer than 7 days will be conducted through a mandatory remarketing of the VRDP shares from existing institutional holders through a remarketing agent to other institutional purchasers. During the special rate period, the VRDP shares will not be remarketed by a remarketing agent or supported by a liquidity provider.

Nuveen California AMT-Free Quality Municipal Income Fund (NKX) contemplates fully redeeming the fund’s outstanding Series 5 VRDP shares and Series 2018 iMTP shares with the proceeds of newly issued MuniFund Preferred (MFP) shares in a Variable Rate Remarketed Mode.

Nuveen AMT-Free Quality Municipal Income Fund (NEA) is contemplating a transition of the fund’s Series 5 VRDP shares from a special rate period of longer than 7 days to minimum (7-day) rate periods. The transition will be conducted through a remarketing of the VRDP shares from the existing institutional holder through a remarketing agent to institutional purchasers. During the minimum rate periods, the VRDP shares will be remarketed by a remarketing agent, be subject to optional or mandatory tender events, and will be supported by a liquidity provider.

To the extent each applicable fund elects to proceed with the contemplated VRDP transitions described above, it will provide existing holders of the applicable VRDP shares with advance notice of the mandatory remarketings in accordance with the governing documents of the VRDP shares. Existing holders of VRDP and iMTP shares of Nuveen California AMT-Free Quality Municipal Income Fund (NKX) will be provided notice of the redemption of those shares in accordance with the governing documents of those shares. The contemplated actions currently are expected to take place during the fourth quarter of 2017; however, the timing and completion of the contemplated actions by each fund are subject to market conditions, as well as to reaching final agreement with purchasers, and, for Nuveen AMT-Free Quality Municipal Income Fund (NEA), a liquidity provider, and satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

No preferred shares have been registered, or are expected to be registered, under the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act) or any state securities laws. Unless so registered, preferred shares may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities.

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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

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

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

269350-INV-O-09/19

Nuveen
Kristyna Munoz, 254-644-1615
kristyna.munoz@nuveen.com

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