WESTERN ASSET PREMIER BOND FUND

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Business Summary
Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to provide current income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of investment grade bonds. The Fund invests substantially all (but at least 80%) of its total managed assets in bonds, including corporate bonds, United States government and agency securities and mortgage-related securities, and at least 65% of its total managed assets in bonds that, at the time of purchase, are of investment grade quality. The Fund may invest up to 35% of its total managed assets in bonds of investment grade quality (junk bonds) at the time of purchase. The Fund may invest in securities or instruments other than bonds and may invest up to 10% of its total managed assets in instruments denominated in currencies other than the United States dollar. The Fund's investment advisor is Western Asset Management Company, LLC.
Sales per Business
20202021Delta
Investment and Related Activities6.16100%13.54100% +119.72%
USD in Million
Sales per region
20202021Delta
United States6.16100%13.54100% +119.72%
USD in Million
Managers
Name Title Age Since
Jane Elizabeth Trust President, Chief Executive Officer & Trustee 59 2015
Christopher Berarducci Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer 47 -
Theodore Paul Becker Chief Compliance Officer 70 2007
Robert I. Frenkel Secretary & Chief Legal Officer 67 2007
Marc A. De Oliveira Secretary & Chief Legal Officer 50 -
Members of the board
Name Title Age Since
William E. B. Siart Chairman 75 2002
Jaynie Miller Studenmund Independent Trustee 66 2004
Avedick Baruyr Poladian Independent Trustee 70 2007
Anita L. DeFrantz Independent Trustee 69 2002
Robert Abeles Independent Trustee 76 2013
Peter Taylor Independent Trustee 62 2019
Ronald Olson Trustee 79 2005
Jane Elizabeth Trust President, Chief Executive Officer & Trustee 59 2015
Jane F. Dasher Trustee 72 2020
Susan B. Kerley Trustee 70 2020
Equities
Vote QuantityFree-FloatCompany-owned sharesTotal Float
Stock A 0 11,865,600 11,865,600 100.0% 0 0.0% 100.0%
Shareholders
NameEquities%
The Charger Corp. 2,613,062 22.0%
1607 Capital Partners LLC 946,682 7.98%
Sit Investment Associates, Inc. 879,016 7.41%
The Walt Disney Co Retirement Plan Master Trust 630,425 5.31%
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc. 337,899 2.85%
ProVise Management Group LLC 308,667 2.60%
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (Investment Management) 287,690 2.43%
Derby & Co., Inc. 254,461 2.15%
Allspring Global Investments LLC 240,926 2.03%
Karpus Management, Inc. 207,250 1.75%
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