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Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. Announces Results of Annual Meeting of Shareholders10-2-17 8:00 AM EDT

Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. Announces Results of Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc., which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “HYI,” announced today the results of the votes cast at the Fund’s annual meeting of shareholders held September 29, 2017.

Robert D. Agdern, Eileen A. Kamerick and Riordan Roett were elected as Class III Directors of the Fund by owners of its common stock to hold office until the annual meeting of shareholders in the year 2020 or thereafter when respective successors are duly elected and qualified or until they resign or are otherwise removed.

Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. is a non-diversified, limited-term, closed-end management investment company that is managed by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc. It is sub-advised by Western Asset Management Company ("WAMCo") and certain of WAMCo’s foreign-based affiliates; WAMCo and its affiliates are also affiliates of the investment manager.

For more information, please contact the Fund at 1-888-777-0102 or visit the Fund’s web site at www.lmcef.com . Hard copies of the Fund’s complete audited financial statements are available free of charge upon request.

Data and commentary provided in this press release are for informational purposes only. Legg Mason and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Fund.

Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc.
Maria Rosati, 212-805-6036
mrosati@leggmason.com

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