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Brookfield Investment Management Inc. Announces Board Approval of the Reorganizations

Of each of Helios Advantage Income Fund, Inc., Helios High Income Fund, Inc., Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund, Inc. and Helios Strategic Income Fund, Inc. into Helios High Yield Fund and Helios High Yield Fund Announces Name Change

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (Marketwired) -- 02/27/14 -- Brookfield Investment Management Inc. (the "Adviser") announced today that the Board of Directors/Trustees of each of Helios Advantage Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: HAV), Helios High Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: HIH), Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: HMH), Helios Strategic Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: HSA) and Helios High Yield Fund (NYSE: HHY) (each a "Fund" and together, the "Funds") have approved the reorganization of each of HAV, HIH, HMH and HSA into HHY (the "Reorganizations"). In order to effect the Reorganizations and subject to shareholder approval of all the Funds' shareholders, HAV, HIH, HMH and HSA common shareholders will be issued HHY common stock and HHY would acquire substantially all of the assets and liabilities of HAV, HIH, HMH and HSA.

It is currently expected that the Reorganizations will be completed in the third quarter of 2014, subject to required shareholder approvals and the satisfaction of applicable regulatory requirements and other customary closing conditions.

In addition, the Board of Trustees of Helios High Yield Fund announced that, effective March 1, 2014, in conjunction with the closing of the redomestication of HHY from a Massachusetts business trust into a Maryland corporation, Helios High Yield Fund will be renamed Brookfield High Income Fund Inc. HHY's investment objective, investment strategy and portfolio managers will remain unchanged and the number of shares investors hold in the fund is unaffected. HHY will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under its current ticker symbol "HHY." Because of the name change, HHY has been assigned a new CUSIP for its outstanding common shares. HHY's new CUSIP is 11272P 102.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a global alternative asset manager with approximately $187 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. Brookfield has over a 100-year history of owning and operating assets with a focus on property, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity. The company offers a range of public and private investment products and services, which leverage its expertise and experience and provide it with a competitive advantage in the markets where it operates. On behalf of its clients, Brookfield is also an active investor in the public securities markets, where its experience extends over 30 years. Over this time, the company has successfully developed several investment operations and built expertise in the management of institutional portfolios, retail mutual funds, and structured product investments.

Brookfield's public market activities are conducted by Brookfield Investment Management, a registered investment advisor. These activities complement Brookfield's core competencies and include global listed real estate and infrastructure equities, corporate high yield investments, opportunistic credit strategies and a dedicated insurance asset management division. Headquartered in New York, NY, Brookfield Investment Management maintains offices and investment teams in Toronto, Chicago, Boston and London and has over $10 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2013. The Funds are managed by Brookfield Investment Management.

Additional Information about the Proposed Reorganizations and Where to Find It

This press release is not intended to, and shall not, constitute an offer to purchase or sell shares of any of the Funds; nor is this press release intended to solicit a proxy from any shareholder of any of the Funds. The solicitation of the purchase or sale of securities or of proxies to effect the Reorganization may only be made by a final, effective Registration Statement, which includes a definitive Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, after the Registration Statement is declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

This press release references a Registration Statement, which includes a Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, to be filed by the Funds. This Registration Statement has yet to be filed with the SEC. After the Registration Statement is filed with the SEC, it may be amended or withdrawn and the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus will not be distributed to shareholders of the Funds unless and until the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC.

The Funds and their respective directors and officers, and Brookfield Investment Management Inc., and its officers and employees and other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to the proposed Reorganization. Investors and shareholders may obtain more detailed information regarding the direct and indirect interests of the Funds' respective directors and officers, and Brookfield Investment Management Inc. and its officers and employees and other persons by reading the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus regarding the proposed Reorganizations when it is filed with the SEC.

INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF THE FUNDS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED REORGANIZATION. INVESTORS SHOULD CONSIDER THE INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES, RISKS, CHARGES AND EXPENSES OF THE FUNDS CAREFULLY. THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS WILL CONTAIN INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO THE INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES, RISKS, CHARGES AND EXPENSES OF THE FUNDS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUNDS. The Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus will constitute neither an offer to sell securities, nor will it constitute a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, in any state where such offer or sale is not permitted.

Investors may obtain free copies of the Registration Statement and Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents (when they become available) filed with the SEC at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. In addition, free copies of each Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC may also be obtained after the Registration Statement becomes effective by directing a request to Brookfield Investment Management by calling Investor Relations at (855) 777-8001 or emailing [email protected].

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this news release that are not historical facts are referred to as "forward-looking statements" under the U.S. federal securities laws. Actual future results or occurrences may differ significantly from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Generally, the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "project," "will" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the historical experience of Brookfield Investment Management Inc. and the Funds managed by Brookfield Investment Management Inc. and its present expectations or projections, including risks relating to the timing and consummation of the proposed Reorganizations and the expected benefits of the Reorganizations. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Brookfield Investment Management Inc. and the Funds managed by Brookfield Investment Management Inc. undertake no responsibility to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.

The Funds use their web site as a channel of distribution of material company information. Financial and other material information regarding the Funds is routinely posted on and accessible at www.brookfieldim.com.

Contacts:
Helios High Yield Fund
(855) 777-8001
[email protected]

Helios Advantage Income Fund, Inc.
(855) 777-8001
[email protected]

Helios High Income Fund, Inc.
(855) 777-8001
[email protected]

Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund, Inc.
(855) 777-8001
[email protected]

Helios Strategic Income Fund, Inc.
(855) 777-8001
[email protected]
www.brookfieldim.com

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