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01 June 2016

Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc. Reports Unaudited Earnings and Financial Position for Quarter Ended April 30, 2016

Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc. Reports
Unaudited Earnings and Financial Position for Quarter Ended April 30, 2016
NEWARK, N.J., June 1, 2016 — Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc. (NYSE: GHY), (the “Fund”), a diversified, closed-end management investment company, announced today its unaudited investment results for the quarter ended April 30, 2016.
  As of
April 30, 2016
As of
January 31, 2016
As of
April 30, 2015
Net Assets $673,247,863 $652,183,088 $712,616,893
Loan Outstanding $275,000,000 $270,000,000 $275,000,000
Shares Outstanding 40,923,879 40,923,879 40,923,879
Net Asset Value ("NAV") Per Share (a) $16.45 $15.94 $17.41
Market Price Per Share (b) $14.93 $13.99 $16.09
Premium / (Discount) to NAV (c) -9.2% -12.2% -7.6%
Undistributed / (Overdistributed) Net Investment Income (d) $8,432,620 $9,182,597 ($13,392,058)
Undistributed / (Overdistributed) Net Investment Income Per Share (d) $0.21 $0.22 ($0.33)
  Quarter Ended
April 30, 2016
Quarter Ended
January 31, 2016
Quarter Ended
April 30, 2015
Quarterly Earnings      
Net Investment Income $12,754,903 $13,420,383 $14,220,578
Net Realized and Unrealized Gain (Loss) $8,309,872 ($28,359,346) $9,826,678
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations $21,064,775 ($14,938,963) $24,047,256
Quarterly Earnings Per Common Share Outstanding      
Net Investment Income $0.31 $0.33 $0.35
Net Realized and Unrealized Gain / (Loss) $0.20 ($0.69) $0.24
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations $0.51 ($0.36) $0.59
This financial data is unaudited. Amounts do not reflect adjustments for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles including those relating to amortization of premiums on securities held.
  1. Net Asset Value (“NAV”) Per Share is total assets less total liabilities divided by the number of shares outstanding.
  2. Market Price Per Share is the closing price on the New York Stock Exchange.
  3. Premium / (Discount) to NAV is the % difference between the market price and the NAV price.
(d)  Overdistributed amounts may be funded by capital gains on portfolio securities or through return of shareholder’s capital. Undistributed / (Overdistributed) Net Investment Income ("UNII") represents the balance to date of a fund’s net investment income less its distributions. Includes prior year UNII of $9,429,823 for the fiscal year ended 7/31/15 and ($1,518,535) for the fiscal year ended 7/31/14.
(e)  The UNII information provided treats amounts relating to foreign currency transactions as net realized and unrealized gain (loss).  However, these amounts are treated as net investment income (loss) for federal income tax purposes.  In accordance with federal income tax treatment, the UNII balances would have been $1,242,709 ($0.03 per share), $14,064,574 ($0.34 per share), and $12,536,403 ($0.31 per share), as of the current quarter, prior quarter, and year ago quarter, respectively. While not required to do so, the Fund may attempt to hedge its foreign currency exposure, which may offset all or a portion of the foreign currency exposure included in the table above.  As of the date of this press release, the Fund believes that it has significantly hedged its foreign currency exposure.
The Fund files its annual and semi-annual stockholders reports on Form N-CSR, as well as complete schedule of investments with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year on Form N-Q. The Fund’s Forms N-Q are available on the Commission’s website at The Fund’s Forms N-Q may also be reviewed and copied at the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, D.C. Information on the operation and location of the Public Reference Room may be obtained by calling (202) 551-8090. To obtain information on Form N-Q or annual and semi-annual stockholder reports, shareholders can call (800) 451-6788 (toll-free). You may also call this number to request additional information or to make other inquiries pertaining to the Fund.
Data and commentary provided in this press release are for informational purposes only.  Prudential Investments LLC, the Investment Manager of the Fund, and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Fund. The Fund is sub-advised by Prudential Fixed Income, a business unit of PGIM Inc. and an affiliate of the investment manager.
The Fund invests in high yield (“junk”) bonds, which are subject to greater credit and market risks; derivative securities, which may carry market, credit, and liquidity risks; foreign securities, which are subject to currency fluctuation and political uncertainty; and emerging markets securities, which are subject to greater volatility and price declines. Fixed income investments are subject to interest rate risk, where their value will decline as interest rates rise. There are fees and expenses involved with investing in the Fund. Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against a loss in declining markets. There is no guarantee that dividends or distributions will be paid.
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