Date Shares Price Per Share
1/23/2015 (250) $12.92
1/27/2015 (295) $12.94
1/30/2015 10 $13.13
2/10/2015 (1,125) $13.00
2/11/2015 1,407 $13.04
2/11/2015 (1,407) $13.02
2/12/2015 (25) $13.05
2/17/2015 (135) $13.00
2/26/2015 (50) $13.00
2/27/2015 10 $13.00
3/2/2015 7,500 $13.05
3/9/2015 42,275 $12.99
3/9/2015 (1,300) $13.02
The Accounts have the right to receive all dividends from, and any proceeds from the sale of the Shares. None of the Accounts has an interest in Shares constituting more than 5% of the Shares outstanding.
Item 6. Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings, or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer.
Except as described above, there are no contracts, arrangements, understandings or relationships of any kind among the Principals and KIM and between any of them and any other person with respect to any of Federated Enhanced Treasury Income Fund securities.
Item 7. Materials to be Filed as Exhibits.
As is indicated in Item 4, above, KIM has purchased Federated Enhanced Treasury Income Fund for the Accounts for investment purposes. However, KIM has reserved the right to contact management with regard to concerns that they have with respect to the Fund, including letters to the Board and/or other communications with fund management. Accordingly, KIM sent letters to the Fund, copies of which are attached.
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete, and correct.
Karpus Management, Inc.
Name: Daniel Lippincott
Title: Senior Tax-Sensitive Manager
Date: March 19, 2015
ADVANCED NOTICE OF SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL FOR FEDERATED ENHANCED INCOME FUND
The Depository Trust Company Date: March 13, 2015
55 Water Street
New York, New York 10041
Attn: Proxy Department
RE: Federated Enhanced Income Fund (NYSE: FTT)
Common Shares, CUSIP 314162108
U.S. Bank N.A. Participant account #2803
Please have your nominee, Cede & Co., sign the attached Demand with respect to submitting a shareholder proposal to be presented by Karpus Management, Inc., d/b/a Karpus Investment Management ("Karpus"), at the 2015 Annual Meeting of shareholders with respect to 900 shares of
the above-referenced securities credited to our DTC Participant account on the date hereof. These shares have been retained in the referenced account since March 2011. The account currently owns the same and Karpus has indicated that it intends to hold the referenced shares through the
date of the Federated Enhanced Income Trust's ("FTT" or the "Fund") next annual meeting of shareholders anticipated to be held in September 2015 (or any postponement or adjournment thereof).
In addition to acknowledging that this request is subject to the indemnification provided for in DTC Rule 6; the undersigned certifies to DTC and Cede & Co. that the information and facts set forth in the attached Demand are true and correct; including the number of shares
credited to our DTC Participant account that are beneficially owned by our customer, Karpus.
Please Federal Express the signed Demand to:
Attn: Sheldon Solbro
60 Livingston Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55107
Very truly yours,
U.S. BANK N.A.
NAME: Sheldon Solbro
TITLE: Assistant Vice President
Cede & Co.
c/o The Depository Trust Company
55 Water Street
New York, New York 10041
VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL & FEDERAL EXPRESS Date: March 13, 2015
John W. McGonigle, Secretary
Federated Enhanced Treasury Income Fund
4000 Ericsson Drive
Warrendale, Pennsylvania 15086-7561
RE: Demand with respect to Submitting a Shareholder Proposal for the Federated Enhanced Income Fund ("FTT" or the "Fund"), CUSIP 314162108
Cede & Co., the nominee of The Depository Trust Company ("Cede & Co."), is a holder of record of shares of common stock (the "Common Shares"), of the Federated Enhanced Income Fund
(the "Company", "Fund" or "FTT"). These shares are registered on the stock transfer books of the Company in the name of Cede & Co. Cede & Co. is informed by its Participant U.S. Bank N.A. (the "Participant"), that on the date hereof 900 Common Shares of the Company, CUSIP 314162108,
which are credited to the Participant's account are beneficially owned by Karpus Management, Inc., d/b/a Karpus Investment Management ("Karpus").
Cede & Co.'s address is: c/o The Depository Trust Company, 55 Water Street, New York, NY 10041-0099. Participant U.S. Bank N.A.'s address is: U.S. Bank, c/o Sheldon Solbro, 60 Livingston Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55107. Beneficial owner Karpus' address is: 183 Sully's Trail, Pittsford,
New York 14534.
At the request of Participant, on behalf of Karpus, Cede & Co., as holder of record of Common Shares, is hereby submitting this notice (the "Notice") to the Company to submit the attached shareholder proposal pursuant to Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Proposal"), at the
Company's 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, and any postponement or adjournment thereof (the "Annual Meeting"), anticipated to be held in September 2015.
Cede & Co. has been informed by U.S. Bank that Karpus is seeking at the Annual Meeting to present the attached Proposal. Cede & Co. has also been informed by U.S. Bank that Karpus believes the Proposal, and all exhibits hereto, are proper matters for shareholder action and that Karpus
intends to appear at the Meeting in person or by proxy to submit the business specified in this Notice. Cede & Co. has further been informed by U.S. Bank that Karpus is submitting the Proposal at the Meeting and in that regard Cede & Co. hereby submits the Proposal for presentation by Karpus
at the Meeting.
Please advise both Karpus and Cede & Co. immediately if this Notice is deficient in any way or if any additional information is required so that we may promptly provide that information or cure any deficiency in a timely fashion.
While Cede & Co. is furnishing this Notice as the stockholder of record of the referenced Common Shares of the Company, it does so at the request of the Participant on behalf of Karpus and only as a nominal party for the true party in interest, Karpus. Cede & Co. has no interest in this
matter other than to take those steps which are necessary to ensure that Karpus is not denied its rights as the owner of the Company's Common Shares, and Cede & Co. assumes no further responsibility in this matter.
Cede & Co.
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Investment Management Agreement between the Federated Enhanced Income Fund ("FTT" or the "Fund") and Federated Investment Management Company (the "Adviser") shall be terminated.
FTT lists the Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond Index as its benchmark. Compared to this stated benchmark, the Fund's net asset value (or the full value of FTT's underlying assets minus the Fund's liabilities) has underperformed substantially since inception, as well as over 1 and 3 year time periods
In fact, on a 1 year basis, FTT has underperformed by 4.68%. And, on a 3 year basis and since inception (1/29/2010-12/31/2014), it has underperformed by 1.60% and 4.33%, respectively (Source: Bloomberg Finance, LP). Importantly, all of these figures are on an annualized basis. Clearly, this
type of perpetual underperformance is not acceptable.
On top of this, throughout the end of 2014, the Fund has traded at an average discount of 8.5% despite the Board and Advisor recommending and implementing share repurchases, a managed distribution policy (which has been reduced), termination of the Fund's sub-adviser, a reduction in the
management fee, and a change to the Fund's portfolio manager.
With the discount staying so wide, the only logical conclusion that can be drawn is that shareholders and the market have lost faith in the Adviser's ability to successfully manage the Fund, as well as the Board's ability to manage the Adviser. In fact, the results of last year's election show
just that, where over 54% of votes cast (or just over 50% of the Fund's outstanding shares) withheld authority to vote for the Fund's Board nominees!
The Board and the Fund's Adviser have exhausted FTT's proverbial "bag of tricks" and we believe shareholders should be given an opportunity to realize the true value of their shares. While the Fund is likely to come up with a litany of arguments against our proposal, the simple fact of the
matter is that the current Adviser has not been able to provide attractive, long-term performance for the Fund. Despite its best efforts, the Adviser has been given more than ample time to prove its value to FTT's shareholders and we believe it has fallen dramatically short of being able to
It is clear that the time for change is now! If you agree and believe FTT should terminate its Investment Management Agreement with Federated Investment Management Company, please vote FOR this proposal.