Putnam Dividend Income Fund SEC Form DEFA14A Filed March 31, 2000 Last Updated February 2, 2020 at 9:36 PM ST

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PUTNAM DIVIDEND INCOME FUND

SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION

                 PROXY STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 14(a)
                  OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
                              (Amendment No. )
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/   / Soliciting Material Pursuant to Sec. 240.14a-11(c) or
      Sec. 240.14a-12

                    PUTNAM DIVIDEND INCOME FUND
             PUTNAM  HIGH INCOME CONVERTIBLE AND BOND FUND
               PUTNAM MASTER INTERMEDIATE INCOME TRUST
                     PUTNAM PREMIER INCOME TRUST
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                       if other than Registrant)

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Your proxy vote is important!

We have now made it easier to vote your proxy. You can do it on the
Internet.

It saves money. It saves time. It's easy.

Internet voting saves postage costs, savings that can help minimize fund
expenses. Internet voting is instantaneous and available 24 hours a day.

1. Read your proxy statement and have it on hand.
2. Go to the Web site: www.proxyweb.com/Putnam
3. Enter your 14-digit Control Number from your proxy card.
4. Follow the on-screen directions.
5. Do NOT mail your proxy card when you vote through the Internet.

www.proxyweb.com/Putnam

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Putnam Investments
Internet Proxy Voting Service

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Instructions:

To vote on all proposals as the trustees recommend

1. Please enter the control number from your proxy card:

2. Check here to vote on all proposals as the trustees recommend.

3. Click on the VOTE button below.

"VOTE button"

or

To vote on each proposal separately

1. Please enter the control number from your proxy card:

2. Click on the VOTE button below.

"VOTE button"

Your vote is important.

This proxy is solicited on behalf of Trustees of the Fund.

The shareholder using this Web site hereby appoints George Putnam, Hans H.
Estin, and Robert E. Patterson, and each of them separately, Proxies, with
power of substitution, and hereby authorizes them to represent such
shareholder and to vote, as designated herein, at the meeting of the
shareholders of the Fund on June 1, 2000 at 2:00 p.m., Boston time, and at
any adjournments thereof, all of the shares of the Fund that the
shareholder would be entitled to vote if personally present.


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PUTNAM INVESTMENTS (Putnam logo)

Internet Voting Instruction Card
Putnam Dividend Income Fund

THE TRUSTEES RECOMMEND A VOTE FOR FIXING THE NUMBER OF TRUSTEES AS PROPOSED
AND ELECTING ALL OF THE NOMINEES AND FOR THE OTHER PROPOSAL(S) LISTED
BELOW:
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<S>         <C>                                           <C>
Proposal 1.  Proposal to fix the number of Trustees       / / FOR fixing the number of
             as proposed and elect all nominees.              trustees and electing all
                                                              the nominees
             The nominees for Trustees are:               / / WITHHOLD Authority to vote
             J.A. Baxter                                      for all nominees
             H.H. Estin                                   / / To WITHHOLD authority to
             J.A. Hill                                        vote for particular
             R.J. Jackson                                     nominee(s), enter the
             P.L. Joskow                                      name(s), below:
             E.T. Kennan                                      -------------------------
             L.J. Lasser
             J.H. Mullin, III
             R.E. Patterson
             G. Putnam, III
             A.J.C. Smith
             W.T. Stephens
             W.N. Thorndike

Proposal 2. Proposal to ratify the selection
of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the              / / FOR    / / AGAINST    / / ABSTAIN
independent auditors of your fund.

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If you submit your voting instructions on this site, we'll vote exactly as
you tell us. The Proxies are authorized to vote in their discretion upon
any matters as may properly come before the meeting or at any adjournments
of the meeting. If you do not provide your voting instructions on a
proposal, the Proxies will vote FOR the proposal on your behalf.

To receive email confirmation, enter your email address here:

Press this button to SUBMIT your voting instructions.

Please review your selections carefully before submitting your voting
instructions.

If you have questions about any of the proposals, please call
1-800-225-1581.

If you submit your voting instructions more than once for the same
proposal, only your most recently received voting instructions will be
considered valid. For this purpose, the voting instructions with the most
recent date will be considered the most recently received. The proxy
tabulator, in its sole discretion, will resolve any discrepancies in voting
instructions.


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PUTNAM INVESTMENTS (Putnam logo)

Internet Voting Instruction Card

Putnam Dividend Income Fund

Thank you! Your vote has been submitted.

THE TRUSTEES RECOMMEND A VOTE FOR FIXING THE NUMBER OF TRUSTEES AS PROPOSED
AND ELECTING ALL OF THE NOMINEES AND FOR THE OTHER PROPOSAL(S) LISTED
BELOW:
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>         <C>                                               <C>
Proposal 1.  Proposal to fix the number of Trustees            FOR fixing the number of
             as proposed and elect all nominees.               trustees and electing
                                                               all nominees
             The nominees for Trustees are:
             J.A. Baxter
             H.H. Estin
             J.A. Hill
             R.J. Jackson
             P.L. Joskow
             E.T. Kennan
             L.J. Lasser
             J.H. Mullin, III
             R.E. Patterson
             G. Putnam, III
             A.J.C. Smith
             W.T. Stephens
             W.N. Thorndike

Proposal 2. Proposal to ratify the selection
of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as                               FOR
the independent auditors of your fund.

</TABLE>


If you submit your voting instructions on this site, we'll vote exactly as
you tell us. The Proxies are authorized to vote in their discretion upon
any matters as may properly come before the meeting or at any adjournments
of the meeting. If you do not provide your voting instructions on a
proposal, the Proxies will vote FOR the proposal on your behalf.

No email confirmation has been sent.

"Change Vote"     "Exit Internet Proxy Voting Service"     "Vote Another Proxy"


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PUTNAM INVESTMENTS (Putnam logo)

Internet Voting Instruction Card
Putnam High Income Convertible and Bond Fund

THE TRUSTEES RECOMMEND A VOTE FOR FIXING THE NUMBER OF TRUSTEES AS PROPOSED
AND ELECTING ALL OF THE NOMINEES AND FOR THE OTHER PROPOSAL(S) LISTED
BELOW:
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>         <C>                                          <C>
Proposal 1.  Proposal to fix the number of Trustees      / / FOR fixing the number of
             as proposed and elect all nominees.             trustees and electing all
                                                             the nominees
             The nominees for Trustees are:              / / WITHHOLD Authority to vote
             J.A. Baxter                                     for all nominees
             H.H. Estin                                  / / To WITHHOLD authority to
             J.A. Hill                                       vote for particular
             R.J. Jackson                                    nominee(s), enter
             P.L. Joskow                                     the name(s), below:
             E.T. Kennan                                     ---------------------------
             L.J. Lasser
             J.H. Mullin, III
             R.E. Patterson
             G. Putnam, III
             A.J.C. Smith
             W.T. Stephens
             W.N. Thorndike

Proposal 2. Proposal to ratify the selection
of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the           / / FOR    / / AGAINST     / /ABSTAIN
independent auditors of your fund.

</TABLE>


If you submit your voting instructions on this site, we'll vote exactly as
you tell us. The Proxies are authorized to vote in their discretion upon
any matters as may properly come before the meeting or at any adjournments
of the meeting. If you do not provide your voting instructions on a
proposal, the Proxies will vote FOR the proposal on your behalf.

To receive email confirmation, enter your email address here:

Press this button to SUBMIT your voting instructions.

Please review your selections carefully before submitting your voting
instructions.

If you have questions about any of the proposals, please call
1-800-225-1581.

If you submit your voting instructions more than once for the same
proposal, only your most recently received voting instructions will be
considered valid. For this purpose, the voting instructions with the most
recent date will be considered the most recently received. The proxy
tabulator, in its sole discretion, will resolve any discrepancies in voting
instructions.


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<CAPTION>


PUTNAM INVESTMENTS (Putnam logo)

Internet Voting Instruction Card
Putnam High Income Convertible and Bond Fund

Thank you! Your vote has been submitted.

THE TRUSTEES RECOMMEND A VOTE FOR FIXING THE NUMBER OF TRUSTEES AS PROPOSED
AND ELECTING ALL OF THE NOMINEES AND FOR THE OTHER PROPOSAL(S) LISTED
BELOW:
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>         <C>                                          <C>
Proposal 1.  Proposal to fix the number of Trustees       FOR fixing the number of
             as proposed and elect all nominees.          trustees and electing all
                                                          nominees
             The nominees for Trustees are:
             J.A. Baxter
             H.H. Estin
             J.A. Hill
             R.J. Jackson
             P.L. Joskow
             E.T. Kennan
             L.J. Lasser
             J.H. Mullin, III
             R.E. Patterson
             G. Putnam, III
             A.J.C. Smith
             W.T. Stephens
             W.N. Thorndike

Proposal 2. Proposal to ratify the selection
of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as                          FOR
the independent auditors of your fund.

</TABLE>


If you submit your voting instructions on this site, we'll vote exactly as
you tell us. The Proxies are authorized to vote in their discretion upon
any matters as may properly come before the meeting or at any adjournments
of the meeting. If you do not provide your voting instructions on a
proposal, the Proxies will vote FOR the proposal on your behalf.

No email confirmation has been sent.

"Change Vote"    "Exit Internet Proxy Voting Service"    "Vote Another Proxy"


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PUTNAM INVESTMENTS (Putnam logo)

Internet Voting Instruction Card
Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust

THE TRUSTEES RECOMMEND A VOTE FOR FIXING THE NUMBER OF TRUSTEES AS PROPOSED
AND ELECTING ALL OF THE NOMINEES AND FOR THE OTHER PROPOSAL(S) LISTED
BELOW:
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>         <C>                                          <C>
Proposal 1.  Proposal to fix the number of Trustees       / / FOR fixing the number of
             as proposed and elect all nominees.              trustees and electing all
                                                              the nominees
             The nominees for Trustees are:               / / WITHHOLD Authority to vote
             J.A. Baxter                                      for all nominees
             H.H. Estin                                  / /  To WITHHOLD authority to
             J.A. Hill                                        vote for particular
             R.J. Jackson                                     nominee(s), enter the
             P.L. Joskow                                      name(s), below:
             E.T. Kennan                                      -------------------------
             L.J. Lasser
             J.H. Mullin, III
             R.E. Patterson
             G. Putnam, III
             A.J.C. Smith
             W.T. Stephens
             W.N. Thorndike

Proposal 2. Proposal to ratify the selection
of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the         / / FOR    / / AGAINST     / /ABSTAIN
independent auditors of your fund.

</TABLE>

If you submit your voting instructions on this site, we'll vote exactly as
you tell us. The Proxies are authorized to vote in their discretion upon
any matters as may properly come before the meeting or at any adjournments
of the meeting. If you do not provide your voting instructions on a
proposal, the Proxies will vote FOR the proposal on your behalf.

To receive email confirmation, enter your email address here:

Press this button to SUBMIT your voting instructions.

Please review your selections carefully before submitting your voting
instructions.

If you have questions about any of the proposals, please call
1-800-225-1581.

If you submit your voting instructions more than once for the same
proposal, only your most recently received voting instructions will be
considered valid. For this purpose, the voting instructions with the most
recent date will be considered the most recently received. The proxy
tabulator, in its sole discretion, will resolve any discrepancies in voting
instructions.


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>


PUTNAM INVESTMENTS (Putnam logo)

Internet Voting Instruction Card
Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust

Thank you! Your vote has been submitted.

THE TRUSTEES RECOMMEND A VOTE FOR FIXING THE NUMBER OF TRUSTEES AS PROPOSED
AND ELECTING ALL OF THE NOMINEES AND FOR THE OTHER PROPOSAL(S) LISTED
BELOW:
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>         <C>                                          <C>
Proposal 1.  Proposal to fix the number of Trustees       FOR fixing the number of
             as proposed and elect all nominees.          trustees and electing all
                                                          nominees
             The nominees for Trustees are:
             J.A. Baxter
             H.H. Estin
             J.A. Hill
             R.J. Jackson
             P.L. Joskow
             E.T. Kennan
             L.J. Lasser
             J.H. Mullin, III
             R.E. Patterson
             G. Putnam, III
             A.J.C. Smith
             W.T. Stephens
             W.N. Thorndike

Proposal 2. Proposal to ratify the selection
of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as                  FOR
the independent auditors of your fund.

</TABLE>


If you submit your voting instructions on this site, we'll vote exactly as
you tell us. The Proxies are authorized to vote in their discretion upon
any matters as may properly come before the meeting or at any adjournments
of the meeting. If you do not provide your voting instructions on a
proposal, the Proxies will vote FOR the proposal on your behalf.

No email confirmation has been sent.

"Change Vote"     "Exit Internet Proxy Voting Service"     "Vote Another Proxy"


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PUTNAM INVESTMENTS (Putnam logo)

Internet Voting Instruction Card
Putnam Premier Income Trust

THE TRUSTEES RECOMMEND A VOTE FOR FIXING THE NUMBER OF TRUSTEES AS PROPOSED
AND ELECTING ALL OF THE NOMINEES AND FOR THE OTHER PROPOSAL(S) LISTED
BELOW:
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>         <C>                                          <C>
Proposal 1.  Proposal to fix the number of Trustees      / / FOR fixing the number of
             as proposed and elect all nominees.             trustees and electing all
                                                             the nominees
             The nominees for Trustees are:              / / WITHHOLD Authority to vote
             J.A. Baxter                                     for all nominees
             H.H. Estin                                  / / To WITHHOLD authority
             J.A. Hill                                       to vote for particular
             R.J. Jackson                                    nominee(s), enter the
             P.L. Joskow                                     name(s), below:
             E.T. Kennan                                     --------------------------
             L.J. Lasser
             J.H. Mullin, III
             R.E. Patterson
             G. Putnam, III
             A.J.C. Smith
             W.T. Stephens
             W.N. Thorndike

Proposal 2. Proposal to ratify the selection
of KPMG LLP as the                          / / FOR    / / AGAINST    / / ABSTAIN
independent auditors of your fund.

</TABLE>


If you submit your voting instructions on this site, we'll vote exactly as
you tell us. The Proxies are authorized to vote in their discretion upon
any matters as may properly come before the meeting or at any adjournments
of the meeting. If you do not provide your voting instructions on a
proposal, the Proxies will vote FOR the proposal on your behalf.

To receive email confirmation, enter your email address here:

Press this button to SUBMIT your voting instructions.

Please review your selections carefully before submitting your voting
instructions.

If you have questions about any of the proposals, please call
1-800-225-1581.

If you submit your voting instructions more than once for the same
proposal, only your most recently received voting instructions will be
considered valid. For this purpose, the voting instructions with the most
recent date will be considered the most recently received. The proxy
tabulator, in its sole discretion, will resolve any discrepancies in voting
instructions.


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>


PUTNAM INVESTMENTS (Putnam logo)

Internet Voting Instruction Card
Putnam Premier Income Trust

Thank you! Your vote has been submitted.

THE TRUSTEES RECOMMEND A VOTE FOR FIXING THE NUMBER OF TRUSTEES AS PROPOSED
AND ELECTING ALL OF THE NOMINEES AND FOR THE OTHER PROPOSAL(S) LISTED
BELOW:
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>         <C>                                          <C>
Proposal 1.  Proposal to fix the number of Trustees       FOR fixing the number of
             as proposed and elect all nominees.          trustees and electing all
                                                          nominees
             The nominees for Trustees are:
             J.A. Baxter
             H.H. Estin
             J.A. Hill
             R.J. Jackson
             P.L. Joskow
             E.T. Kennan
             L.J. Lasser
             J.H. Mullin, III
             R.E. Patterson
             G. Putnam, III
             A.J.C. Smith
             W.T. Stephens
             W.N. Thorndike

Proposal 2. Proposal to ratify the selection
of KPMG LLP as                                            FOR
the independent auditors of your fund.

</TABLE>


If you submit your voting instructions on this site, we'll vote exactly as
you tell us. The Proxies are authorized to vote in their discretion upon
any matters as may properly come before the meeting or at any adjournments
of the meeting. If you do not provide your voting instructions on a
proposal, the Proxies will vote FOR the proposal on your behalf.

No email confirmation has been sent.

"Change Vote"    "Exit Internet Proxy Voting Service"    "Vote Another Proxy"
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