SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 5, 2010
PIMCO High Income Fund
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York
Attn.: Fund Secretary
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code 212-739-3371
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Section 5 Corporate Governance and Management
Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On February 22, 2010, the Board of Trustees of PIMCO High Income Fund (the Fund) adopted an amendment and restatement of the Funds Bylaws to become effective March 1, 2010 (the Amendment). The Amendment was adopted to incorporate substantially revised and updated ratings criteria (the New Fitch Criteria) issued by Fitch, Inc. (Fitch) applicable to the Funds outstanding auction rate preferred shares (the Preferred Shares). The New Fitch Criteria include two separate Preferred Shares asset coverage tests that differ from the single test previously applicable to Fitchs ratings. Other key components of the New Fitch Criteria include updated asset discount factors, changes to issuer and industry concentration thresholds and guidelines, and inclusion of certain leverage and derivatives when calculating the Fitch asset coverage tests.
The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Section 7 Regulation FD Disclosure
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
On March 16, 2010, the Fund announced via press release the adoption of the Amendment with a description thereof (as set forth under Item 5.03 above), that the New Fitch Criteria are available on the Fitch website (www.fitchratings.com) and that, as announced on March 12, 2010 via press release, Fitch reaffirmed as of that date the AAA rating it assigned to the Funds Preferred Shares.
The foregoing description does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the press release, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Fourth Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Fund dated March 1, 2010.|
|99.2||Press release issued by the Fund on March 16, 2010.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
PIMCO HIGH INCOME FUND
|Date: April 5, 2010||/s/ Thomas J. Fuccillo|
Name: Thomas J. Fuccillo
Title: Vice President and Secretary