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New America High Income Fund (HYB)

Filed: 3 Mar 21, 6:40am

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM N-CSR

 

CERTIFIED SHAREHOLDER REPORT OF REGISTERED
MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANIES

 

Investment Company Act file number 811-05399
 
THE NEW AMERICA HIGH INCOME FUND, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
 
33 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02109
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
 

Ellen E. Terry

33 Broad Street

Boston, MA 02109

(Name and address of agent for service)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:(617) 263-6400 
 
Date of fiscal year end:December 31, 2020 
 
Date of reporting period:July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.Report to Stockholders

 

 

 

 

February 12, 2021

Dear Stockholder,

We are pleased to report to our stockholders on the results of The New America High Income Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") for the year ended December 31, 2020. The Fund's net asset value (the "NAV") was $9.79 as of December 31st. The market price for the Fund's shares ended the period at $8.68, representing a market price discount of approximately 11%. During the period, the Fund paid dividends totaling $0.6525 per share, which included a special dividend of $0.0925 per share. The dividend yield for a share of common stock purchased at the market price of $9.13 on December 31, 2019 was 7.15%. The dividend yield based upon the December 31, 2019 NAV of $10.02 was 6.51%. The Fund's investment adviser discusses the market environment and its market outlook in detail below.

As of December 31st, the Fund had outstanding borrowings of $84 million through its credit facility with the Bank of Nova Scotia (the "Facility"), representing an increase of $6 million from the level of borrowings on June 30th. During 2020, the amount borrowed through the Facility ranged from $78 million to $91 million, depending upon the investment adviser's assessment of high yield market investment opportunities. At year-end, borrowings accounted for approximately 27% of the Fund's total assets. Amounts borrowed under the Facility bear interest at an adjustable rate based on a margin above the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR"). The rate the Fund paid on the Facility decreased significantly during the year, as LIBOR fell following the Federal Reserve's adoption of a near-zero Fed Funds interest rate policy. The interest rate on the Facility at the end of the period was 1.00%. The average rate on the Facility in 2020 was 1.53%, down from an average rate of 3.15% in 2019.

For the first time in several years, the spread between the interest rate the Fund paid on leverage (i.e., borrowings) and the market value-weighted average current yield earned on the portfolio rose. At the end of 2019, the Fund was paying 2.65% in interest on borrowings and earning a market-value weighted current yield of 6.53% for a yield spread of 3.88%. Whereas, at the end of 2020, the Fund was paying just 1.00% interest on leverage, while the portfolio's market value-weighted current yield was 6.27%, widening the yield spread to 5.27%. A larger yield spread resulted in an increase in the contribution of leverage to the Fund's net income of approximately 21.2% in 2020, up from 15.2% in 2019.

We remind our stockholders that there is no certainty that the dividend will remain at the current level. The dividend can be affected by portfolio results, the cost and amount of leverage, market conditions, how fully invested the portfolio is, and operating expenses, among other factors.

As noted above, the Fund's leverage produces a higher dividend for stockholders than the same portfolio would produce without leverage. Leverage also magnifies the effects of price movements on the Fund's NAV per share. For the year ended December 31, 2020, in which the high yield bond market turned in a positive performance,


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leverage increased the Fund's total return. Of course, in an unfavorable market, leverage would decrease the Fund's total return.

 

Total Returns for the Periods Ending December 31, 2020

 

 

1 Year

 

3 Years Cumulative

 
The New America High Income Fund, Inc.
(Stock Price and Dividends)*
  

2.94

%

  

16.91

%

 
The New America High Income Fund, Inc.
(NAV and Dividends)*
  

5.79

%

  

22.40

%

 

Credit Suisse High Yield Index

  

5.48

%

  

17.40

%

 

Sources: Credit Suisse and The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Total return assumes the reinvestment of dividends.

The Credit Suisse High Yield Index (the "Index") is an unmanaged index. Unlike the Fund, the Index has no trading activity, expenses or leverage.

*  Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in NAV or market value with all distributions reinvested. Distributions are assumed to be reinvested at prices obtained under the Fund's dividend reinvestment plan. Because the Fund's shares may trade at either a discount or premium to the Fund's NAV per share, returns based upon the stock price and dividends will tend to differ from those derived from the underlying change in NAV and dividends. The variance between the Fund's total return based on stock price and dividends and the total return based on the Fund's NAV and dividends is due to the widening of the stock price discount to the NAV over the last year.

Commentary by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
Market Review

The high yield market returned 5.48% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020, according to the Credit Suisse High Yield Index (the "Index"). The coronavirus has had a meaningful impact on global financial markets since its emergence in the first quarter of 2020. Reports of the coronavirus in China periodically unsettled markets throughout January and early February, but the virus later took on global pandemic status with unparalleled economic impacts to world economies and completely derailed all risk assets, including high yield bonds. The sheer velocity and severity of market declines was unprecedented, particularly through mid-March. October 2008 is the only month in which the high yield market posted losses greater than those experienced in March 2020.

Investors welcomed efforts by the U.S. Federal Reserve (the "Fed") and the federal government to support the U.S. economy. The Fed decided in mid-June 2020 to augment the $2.3 trillion lending facility established in April to purchase bond ETF shares by starting to buy a broad portfolio of U.S. corporate bonds. In August, the central bank revealed that it would allow inflation to drift above its 2% target as part of an "inflation averaging" program designed to boost the labor market. As the economy recovers, this should allow the Fed to keep rates at the current near-zero level for a longer period without increases to preempt higher inflation.

Positive developments in the fight against the coronavirus and the removal of political uncertainty in the U.S. following the November elections appeared to be the primary drivers of gains during the fourth quarter of 2020. The regulatory approval and distribution of vaccines in December 2020 seemed to provide a tailwind to financial markets as the year came to an end. The toll of the pandemic worsened considerably, however, weighing on consumer sentiment and seeming to limit the market's gains.

Technical conditions in the high yield bond market were positive during the last three quarters of 2020 after primary markets came to a complete standstill in March. The high yield asset class experienced a record annual inflow of $43.6 billion and received additional support from multi-sector, investment grade and equity investors,


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which helped offset robust new issuance. Specifically, the volume of gross and refinancing issuance in 2020 reached all-time highs of $449.9 billion and $297.2 billion, respectively, allowing companies to initially secure liquidity and later extend maturities and reduce financing costs.

Yield spreads of the Index compared to U.S. Treasuries had widened by over 1,000 basis points from the end of 2019, when they peaked on March 23rd at 1,417 basis points. Index spreads at the end of 2020 were 431 basis points, only 15 basis points wider than at the end of 2019, with a yield-to-worst of 4.59%—the lowest yield on record. These levels compare with the long-term averages of approximately 607 basis points and 8.70%, respectively. The J.P. Morgan par-weighted default rate tracked higher throughout 2020, ending the period at 6.17%—up from 2.63% at the end of 2019. For the last twelve months, the energy sector accounted for 35% of default volume, affecting $49.1 billion of outstanding debt.

Strategy Review

We continued to cautiously shift toward more cyclical industries as we became more positive on the effectiveness of therapeutic coronavirus treatments, the development of a vaccine, and eventually broad public inoculation in the medium term. Consistent with our management style of limiting risk by following a disciplined and rigorous fundamental investment process focused on identifying improving credits and solid risk-adjusted return opportunities, the portfolio outperformed the Index during the volatility in the first quarter of 2020. However, the portfolio underperformed the Index in the second half of the year when risk was indiscriminately rewarded—as evidenced by the CCC rating tier's strong outperformance during the third and fourth quarters. At the end of 2019, the portfolio was significantly underweight relative to the Index in cyclically challenged corners of the market, such as the transportation, retail, publishing and automotive industries. The defensive positioning served us well amid the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic because the most cyclical industries bore the brunt of the lockdown's impact.

Security selection in the metals and mining industry was a top contributor to relative performance, partly due to Freeport-McMoRan, the second-largest copper producer by volume globally. The company is expected to see a significant ramp up in production, EBITDA, and free cash flow in 2021 following the conversion of the Grasberg mine in Indonesia from an open-pit to an underground mine, which should drive deleveraging and could potentially result in a ratings upgrade.

Credit selection and our overweight allocation among cable operators—which is generally considered a defensive market segment due to issuers' subscription-based, recurring-revenue business models—contributed to relative performance. The security selection impact was partly due to Netflix, the world's largest internet entertainment service. Netflix is one of the rare companies that benefited cyclically from the lockdown, as its subscriber base increased dramatically, essentially pulling forward future subscriptions.

Security selection in the financials segment also benefited relative performance. Positioning the portfolio to benefit from the continued consolidation among insurance brokers has been one of our larger secular bets. We hold meaningful positions in some of the industry's CCC rated discounted names and were rewarded as the bonds traded higher. Additionally, Navient, a lender that originates, maintains, and services a portfolio of student loans also supported relative performance. The company has a high quality portfolio, as a significant portion is composed of federally guaranteed loans, where Navient bears minimal credit risk.


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Credit selection in the entertainment and leisure space weighed on relative results, partly due to AMC Entertainment, the world's largest movie theater chain. The company was overleveraged, and the pandemic significantly disrupted its operations due to the mandated shutdown of crowded public venues, including movie theaters. While the portfolio was underweighted in the entertainment and leisure segment versus the benchmark at the time, our higher relative weight in AMC was a drag on performance.

Security selection in the services segment detracted from performance, partly due to car rental agency Hertz. The coronavirus pandemic severely hampered the company's business as demand for its vehicles significantly declined due to travel restrictions. We fully exited our positions before Hertz sought bankruptcy protection in May 2020.

The portfolio's underweight to the building & real estate segment weighed on relative results largely due to our avoidance of lower quality and emerging market issuers, such as the Chinese property developer Evergrande, that rallied from stressed price levels during the second half of the year.

Outlook

During 2020, many companies that we thought might not survive the global health crisis secured funding by issuing new debt. In our view, the increased debt load of some of these issuers increases the likelihood of residual defaults in the coming years, as some of the more levered companies may not be able to generate the EBITDA and free cash flow required to grow into their new capital structures. However, we continue to see several positive trends for the high yield asset class, including strong technical support, improving fundamentals and average credit quality. We anticipate that the high yield bond market's overall default rate will moderate in 2021.

At the beginning of 2020, high yield market participants were generally underinvested. Robust positive flows to the asset class during the year have provided technical support, buoyed secondary market prices, and created strong interest in new issues. As high yield spreads continue to compress toward pre-crisis levels, we are still finding value in corners of the market where companies can benefit from a more permanent reopening of the economy or from therapeutic coronavirus treatments and broad public inoculation.

Although the pace of high yield inflows has recently decelerated, a fair amount of cash remains on the sidelines and, in our view, high yield is one of the few fixed income market segments where investors can turn for meaningful income. We believe this dynamic could continue to drive strong demand for high yield bonds and further tightening of yield spreads over the next several months.

As always, we aim to deliver high current income while seeking to contain the volatility inherent in this market. Our team maintains a commitment to credit research and risk-conscious investing that has led to favorable returns for our high yield clients over various market cycles.


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Sincerely,

 

 
Ellen E. Terry
President
The New America High Income Fund, Inc.
 Rodney M. Rayburn
Vice President
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
 

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The views expressed in this update are as of the date of this letter. These views and any portfolio holdings discussed in the update are subject to change at any time based on market or other conditions. The Fund and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. disclaim any duty to update these views, which may not be relied upon as investment advice. In addition, references to specific companies' securities should not be regarded as investment recommendations or indicative of the Fund's portfolio as a whole.


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Industry Summary
December 31, 2020 (Unaudited)
 As a Percent of
Total Investments*
 

Energy

  

11.93

%

 

Cable Operators

  

9.18

%

 

Healthcare

  

8.00

%

 

Services

  

7.57

%

 

Financial

  

5.89

%

 

Utilities

  

5.77

%

 

Gaming

  

5.50

%

 

Automotive

  

4.64

%

 

Metals & Mining

  

4.38

%

 

Broadcasting

  

4.36

%

 

Information Technology

  

4.18

%

 

Satellites

  

3.69

%

 

Wireless Communications

  

3.66

%

 

Entertainment & Leisure

  

2.37

%

 

Food/Tobacco

  

2.36

%

 

Airlines

  

2.15

%

 

Chemicals

  

1.78

%

 

Supermarkets

  

1.57

%

 

Container

  

1.55

%

 

Building Products

  

1.28

%

 

Restaurants

  

1.27

%

 

Manufacturing

  

1.27

%

 

Lodging

  

1.07

%

 

Aerospace & Defense

  

0.99

%

 

Consumer Products

  

0.95

%

 

Retail

  

0.85

%

 

Other Telecommunications

  

0.76

%

 

Building & Real Estate

  

0.75

%

 

Transportation

  

0.22

%

 

Real Estate Investment Trust Securities

  

0.06

%

 

Total Investments

  

100.00

%

 

*  Percentages do not match the industry percentages in the Schedule of Investments because due to the Fund's leverage total investments exceed net assets by 1.35 times.

Moody's Investors Service Ratings (1)
December 31, 2020 (Unaudited)
 As a Percent of
Total Investments
 

Baa1

  

0.37

%

 

Baa2

  

0.21

%

 

Baa3

  

2.35

%

 

Total Baa

  

2.93

%

 

Ba1

  

4.68

%

 

Ba2

  

10.41

%

 

Ba3

  

15.40

%

 

Total Ba

  

30.49

%

 

B1

  

13.76

%

 

B2

  

11.92

%

 

B3

  

17.37

%

 

Total B

  

43.05

%

 

Caa1

  

11.13

%

 

Caa2

  

6.18

%

 

Caa3

  

0.52

%

 

Total Caa

  

17.83

%

 

Unrated

  

2.21

%

 

Equity

  

3.49

%

 

Total Investments

  

100.00

%

 

(1)  SOURCE: Moody's Investors Service, Inc. This table compiles the ratings assigned by Moody's to the Fund's holdings.


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CORPORATE DEBT SECURITIES — 120.51% (d)(f)

 

Aerospace & Defense — 1.34%

 

$

175

  Moog, Inc., Senior Notes,
4.25%, 12/15/27 (g)
 

Ba3

 

$

183

  
 

1,830

  Transdigm Holdings UK, plc,
Senior Notes,
6.25%, 03/15/26 (g)
 

Ba3

  

1,949

  
 

115

  Transdigm Holdings UK, plc,
Senior Notes,
7.50, 03/15/27
 

B3

  

123

  
 

730

  Transdigm Holdings UK, plc,
Senior Notes,
8%, 12/15/25 (g)
 

Ba3

  

808

  
   

3,063

  

Airlines — 2.35%

 
 

695

  Air Canada, Senior Notes,
7.75%, 04/15/21 (g)
 

B2

  

699

  
 

39

  American Airlines Group,
Senior Notes,
5.625%, 07/15/22 (g)
 

(e)

  

38

  
 

720

  American Airlines Inc., Senior Notes,
11.75%, 07/15/25 (g)
 

Ba3

  

831

  
 

550

  Delta Airlines, Senior Notes,
7%, 05/01/25 (g)
 

Baa2

  

636

  
 

135

  Delta Airlines, Senior Notes,
4.50%, 10/20/25 (g)
 

Baa1

  

144

  
 

495

  Delta Airlines, Senior Notes,
4.75%, 10/20/28 (g)
 

Baa1

  

540

  
 

725

  Delta Airlines, Senior Notes,
7.375%, 01/15/26
 

Baa3

  

831

  
 

760

  Mileage Plus Holdings, LLC,
Senior Notes,
6.50%, 06/20/27 (g)
 

Baa3

  

819

  
 

320

  United Airlines Holdings, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
4.25%, 10/01/22
 

Ba3

  

322

  
 

510

  United Airlines Holdings, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5%, 02/01/24
 

Ba3

  

506

  
   

5,366

  

Automotive — 6.13%

 
 

810

  Adient Global Holdings,
Senior Notes,
4.875%, 08/15/26 (g)
 

B3

  

828

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

$

655

  Adient US, LLC, Senior Notes,
9%, 04/15/25 (g)
 

Ba3

 

$

732

  
 

3,215

  Clarios Global LP, Senior Notes,
8.50%, 05/15/27 (g)
 

Caa1

  

3,488

  
 

85

  Clarios Global LP, Senior
Secured Notes,
6.25%, 05/15/26 (g)
 

B1

  

91

  
 

50

  Dana Financing Luxembourg Sarl,
Senior Notes,
5.75%, 04/15/25 (g)
 

B2

  

52

  
 

455

  Dana Inc., Senior Notes,
5.625%, 06/15/28
 

B2

  

490

  
 

700

  Ford Motor Company, Senior Notes,
8.50%, 04/21/23
 

Ba2

  

789

  
 

1,000

  Ford Motor Company, Senior Notes,
9%, 04/22/25
 

Ba2

  

1,229

  
 

1,006

  Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC,
Senior Notes,
5.75%, 02/01/21
 

Ba2

  

1,008

  
 

265

  Goodyear Tire and Rubber
Company, Senior Notes,
9.50%, 05/31/25
 

B2

  

298

  
 

245

  Group One Automotive, Inc,
Senior Notes,
4%, 08/15/28 (g)
 

Ba2

  

250

  
 

445

  Jaguar land Rover Automotive Plc,
Senior Notes,
7.75%, 10/15/25 (g)
 

B1

  

480

  
 

435

  Meritor, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.25%, 06/01/25 (g)
 

B1

  

469

  
 

590

  Navistar International Corporation,
Senior Notes,
9.50%, 05/01/25 (g)
 

B2

  

661

  
 

200

  Tenneco Inc., Senior Notes,
5%, 07/15/24 (EUR)
 

B3

  

247

  
 

510

  Tenneco Inc., Senior Notes,
5%, 07/15/26
 

Caa1

  

469

  
 

285

  Tenneco Inc., Senior Notes,
5.375%, 12/15/24
 

Caa1

  

269

  
 

385

  Tenneco Inc., Senior Notes,
7.875%, 01/15/29 (g)
 

Ba3

  

431

  
 

1,675

  Tesla Inc., Senior Notes,
5.30%, 08/15/25 (g)
 

B3

  

1,746

  
   

14,027

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CORPORATE DEBT SECURITIES — continued

 

Broadcasting — 5.89%

 

$

675

  Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings,
Inc., Senior Notes,
5.125%, 08/15/27 (g)
 

B1

 

$

685

  
 

1,392

  Clear Channel Worldwide Holdings,
Inc., Senior Subordinated Notes,
9.25%, 02/15/24
 

Caa2

  

1,413

  
 

65

  Diamond Sports Group, LLC,
Senior Notes,
5.375%, 08/15/26 (g)
 

Ba3

  

53

  
 

1,095

  Diamond Sports Group, LLC,
Senior Notes,
6.625%, 08/15/27 (g)
 

B3

  

662

  
 

34

  iHeart Communications, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
6.375%, 05/01/26
 

B1

  

37

  
 

2,674

  iHeart Communications, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
8.375%, 05/01/27
 

Caa1

  

2,854

  
 

1,030

  Lionsgate Capital Holdings LLC,
Senior Notes,
6.375%, 02/01/24 (g)
 

B3

  

1,056

  
 

1,635

  MDC Partners, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.50%, 05/01/24 (g)
 

B3

  

1,655

  
 

355

  Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
4.75%, 11/01/28 (g)
 

B3

  

371

  
 

450

  Nielsen Finance LLC, Senior Notes,
5.625%, 10/01/28 (g)
 

B2

  

487

  
 

65

  Outfront Media Capital, LLC,
Senior Notes,
5%, 08/15/27 (g)
 

B2

  

67

  
 

295

  Scripps Company., Senior Notes,
5.375%, 01/15/31 (g)
 

Caa1

  

310

  
 

560

  Sirius XM Radio, Inc., Senior Notes,
4.625%, 07/15/24 (g)
 

Ba3

  

580

  
 

620

  Sirius XM Radio, Inc., Senior Notes,
5%, 08/01/27 (g)
 

Ba3

  

654

  
 

290

  Tegna, Inc., Senior Notes,
4.75%, 03/15/26 (g)
 

Ba3

  

308

  
 

900

  Terrier Media Buyer, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
8.875%, 12/15/27 (g)
 

Caa1

  

992

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

$

345

  Townsquare Media, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
6.875%, 02/01/26 (g)
 

B2

 

$

361

  
 

580

  Univision Communications, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
6.625%, 06/01/27 (g)
 

B2

  

623

  
 

280

  Univision Communications, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
9.50%, 05/01/25 (g)
 

B2

  

311

  
   

13,479

  

Building & Real Estate — 1.02%

 
 

755

  Cushman & Wakefield U.S.
Borrower, LLC, Senior Notes,
6.75%, 05/15/28 (g)
 

Ba3

  

823

  
 

450

  Howard Hughes Corporation,
Senior Notes,
5.375%, 08/01/28 (g)
 

Ba3

  

481

  
 

150

  Realogy Group LLC, Senior Notes,
7.625%, 06/15/25 (g)
 

B3

  

162

  
 

225

  Taylor Morrison Communities, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.125%, 08/01/30 (g)
 

Ba3

  

252

  
 

425

  Taylor Morrison Communities, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.875%, 04/15/23 (g)
 

Ba3

  

451

  
 

160

  Weekley Homes LLC, Senior Notes,
4.875%, 09/15/28 (g)
 

B1

  

167

  
   

2,336

  

Building Products — 1.73%

 
 

680

  ABC Supply Company, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.875%, 05/15/26 (g)
 

B3

  

706

  
 

95

  Boise Cascade Company,
Senior Notes,
4.875%, 07/01/30 (g)
 

Ba2

  

103

  
 

120

  CP Atlas Buyer, Inc., Senior Notes,
7%, 12/01/28 (g)
 

Caa2

  

125

  
 

445

  Forterra Finance LLC, Senior Notes,
6.50%, 07/15/25 (g)
 

B2

  

477

  
 

145

  LBM Acquisition, LLC, Senior Notes,
6.25%, 01/15/29 (g)
 

Caa1

  

151

  
 

80

  Mercer International, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.50%, 01/15/26
 

Ba3

  

81

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CORPORATE DEBT SECURITIES — continued

 

$

295

  New Enterprise Stone and Lime
Company, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.25%, 03/15/26 (g)
 

B1

 

$

304

  
 

470

  PGT Innovations, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.75%, 08/01/26 (g)
 

B2

  

499

  
 

395

  Specialty Building Products
Holdings, LLC, Senior Note,
6.375%, 09/30/26 (g)
 

B3

  

416

  
 

290

  Summit Materials LLC, Senior Notes,
5.125%, 06/01/25 (g)
 

B2

  

294

  
 

120

  Summit Materials LLC, Senior Notes,
5.25%, 01/15/29 (g)
 

B2

  

126

  
 

640

  Summit Materials LLC, Senior Notes,
6.50%, 03/15/27 (g)
 

B2

  

680

  
   

3,962

  

Cable Operators — 12.42%

 
 

1,600

  Altice Financing S.A., Senior Notes,
7.50%, 05/15/26 (g)
 

B2

  

1,684

  
 

1,550

  Altice France Holding S.A.,
Senior Notes,
6%, 02/15/28 (g)
 

Caa1

  

1,577

  
 

1,120

  Altice France Holding S.A.,
Senior Notes,
10.50%, 05/15/27 (g)
 

Caa1

  

1,259

  
 

1,400

  Altice France S.A., Senior Notes,
7.375%, 05/01/26 (g)
 

B2

  

1,474

  
 

605

  Altice France S.A., Senior Notes,
8.125%, 02/01/27 (g)
 

B2

  

665

  
 

475

  C&W Senior Financing Designated
Activity, Senior Notes,
6.875%, 09/15/27 (g)
 

B2

  

514

  
 

200

  Cablevision Lightpath LLC,
Senior Notes,
5.625%, 09/15/28 (g)
 

Caa1

  

209

  
 

120

  CCO Holdings, LLC, Senior Notes,
4.25%, 02/01/31 (g)
 

B1

  

126

  
 

845

  CCO Holdings, LLC, Senior Notes,
4.50%, 05/01/32 (g)
 

B1

  

902

  
 

2,260

  CCO Holdings, LLC, Senior Notes,
5.00%, 02/01/28 (g)
 

B1

  

2,390

  
 

1,658

  CCO Holdings, LLC, Senior Notes,
5.125%, 05/01/27 (g)
 

B1

  

1,751

  
 

660

  CCO Holdings, LLC, Senior Notes,
5.375%, 06/01/29 (g)
 

B1

  

724

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

$

1,130

  CCO Holdings, LLC, Senior Notes,
5.50%, 05/01/26 (g)
 

B1

 

$

1,172

  
 

1,410

  CSC Holdings, LLC, Senior Notes,
6.50%, 02/01/29 (g)
 

Ba3

  

1,588

  
 

550

  CSC Holdings, LLC, Senior Notes,
4.625%, 12/01/30 (g)
 

B3

  

573

  
 

895

  CSC Holdings, LLC, Senior Notes,
7.50%, 04/01/28 (g)
 

B3

  

1,009

  
 

225

  Dish DBS Corporation, Senior Notes,
5.875%, 11/15/24
 

B2

  

235

  
 

665

  Dish DBS Corporation, Senior Notes,
7.375%, 07/01/28
 

B2

  

708

  
 

810

  Dish DBS Corporation, Senior Notes,
7.75%, 07/01/26
 

B2

  

905

  
 

390

  GCI LLC, Senior Notes,
4.75%, 10/15/28 (g)
 

B3

  

415

  
 

225

  LCPR Senior Secured Notes,
6.75%, 10/15/27 (g)
 

B1

  

243

  
 

770

  Netflix, Inc., Senior Notes,
5.375%, 11/15/29 (g)
 

Ba3

  

906

  
 

1,555

  Netflix, Inc., Senior Notes,
5.875%, 11/15/28
 

Ba3

  

1,858

  
 

2,625

  Netflix, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.375%, 05/15/29
 

Ba3

  

3,252

  
 

570

  Radiate Holdco LLC, Senior Notes,
6.50%, 09/15/28 (g)
 

Caa1

  

599

  
 

490

  Virgin Media Secured Finance, Plc,
Senior Notes,
5.50%, 08/15/26 (g)
 

Ba3

  

510

  
 

270

  VTR Finance B.V., Senior Notes,
6.375%, 07/15/28 (g)
 

B1

  

294

  
 

845

  Ziggo Bond Finance B.V.,
Senior Notes,
6%, 01/15/27 (g)
 

B3

  

890

  
   

28,432

  

Chemicals — 2.40%

 
 

366

  Compass Minerals International,
Inc., Senior Notes,
6.75%, 12/01/27 (g)
 

B1

  

398

  
 

1,440

  CVR Partners, L.P., Senior Notes,
9.25%, 06/15/23 (g)
 

B2

  

1,451

  
 

250

  Diamond (BC) B.V., Senior Notes,
5.625%, 08/15/25 (EUR)
 

Caa2

  

307

  
 

200

  Kraton Polymers LLC, Senior Notes,
5.25%, 05/15/26 (g) (EUR)
 

B2

  

252

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
9



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CORPORATE DEBT SECURITIES — continued

 

$

560

  Kraton Polymers LLC, Senior Notes,
7%, 04/15/25 (g)
 

B2

 

$

589

  
 

480

  Methanex Corporation, Senior Notes,
5.125%, 10/15/27
 

Ba1

  

522

  
 

280

  Methanex Corporation, Senior Notes,
5.25%, 12/15/29
 

Ba1

  

304

  
 

410

  Methanex Corporation, Senior Notes,
5.65%, 12/01/44
 

Ba1

  

444

  
 

630

  Neon Holdings, inc., Senior Notes,
10.125%, 04/01/26 (g)
 

B3

  

688

  
 

520

  Univar Solutions USA, Senior Notes,
5.125%, 12/01/27 (g)
 

B2

  

547

  
   

5,502

  

Consumer Products — 1.17%

 
 

105

  CD&R Smokey Buyer, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
6.75%, 07/15/25 (g)
 

B2

  

112

  
 

280

  Edgewell Personal Care Company,
Senior Notes,
5.50%, 06/01/28 (g)
 

Ba3

  

301

  
 

340

  LTF Merger Sub, Inc., Senior Notes,
8.50%, 06/15/23 (g)
 

Caa2

  

328

  
 

325

  Mattel Inc., Senior Notes,
5.875%, 12/15/27 (g)
 

B1

  

361

  
 

145

  Mattel Inc., Senior Notes,
6.20%, 10/01/40
 

B3

  

168

  
 

950

  Prestige Brands, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.375%, 03/01/24 (g)
 

B3

  

971

  
 

431

  Tempur Sealy International, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.625%, 10/15/23
 

B1

  

438

  
   

2,679

  

Container — 2.09%

 
 

400

  Ardagh Packaging Finance plc,
Senior Notes,
5.25%, 04/30/25 (g)
 

B1

  

421

  
 

500

  Ardagh Packaging Finance plc,
Senior Notes,
6%, 02/15/25 (g)
 

Caa1

  

518

  
 

100

  Crown Cork and Seal Company,
Inc., Senior Notes,
7.375%, 12/15/26
 

B1

  

123

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

$

145

  Intelligent Packaging Limited Finco,
Inc., Senior Notes,
6%, 09/15/28 (g)
 

B3

 

$

149

  
 

222

  Kleopatra Holdings 1 S.C.A.,
Senior Notes,
8.50%, 06/30/23 (j) (EUR)
 

(e)

  

268

  
 

1,240

  Mauser Packaging Solutions,
Senior Notes,
7.25%, 04/15/25 (g)
 

Caa3

  

1,259

  
 

235

  Mauser Packaging Solutions,
Senior Notes,
8.50%, 04/15/24 (g)
 

B3

  

246

  
 

325

  Pactiv Corporation, Senior Notes,
7.95%, 12/15/25
 

Caa1

  

372

  
 

102

  Pactiv Corporation, Senior Notes,
8.375%, 04/15/27
 

Caa1

  

119

  
 

1,200

  Trivium Packaging Finance B.V.,
Senior Notes,
8.50%, 08/15/27 (g)
 

Caa2

  

1,318

  
   

4,793

  

Energy — 13.22%

 
 

430

  Apache Corporation, Senior Notes,
4.625%, 11/15/25
 

Ba1

  

451

  
 

420

  Apache Corporation, Senior Notes,
4.875%, 11/15/27
 

Ba1

  

446

  
 

30

  Apache Corporation, Senior Notes,
6%, 01/15/37
 

Ba1

  

33

  
 

177

  Berry Petroleum Company, LLC,
Senior Notes,
7%, 02/15/26 (g)
 

B3

  

150

  
 

275

  Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P.,
Senior Notes,
5.625%, 10/01/26
 

Ba2

  

286

  
 

900

  Citgo Holding, Inc., Senior Notes,
9.25%, 08/01/24 (g)
 

Caa1

  

846

  
 

800

  Citgo Petroleum Corporation,
Senior Notes,
7%, 06/15/25 (g)
 

B3

  

808

  
 

590

  Comstock Resources, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
9.75%, 08/15/26
 

Caa1

  

634

  
 

635

  Continental Resources, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
4.375%, 01/15/28
 

Ba1

  

648

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
10



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CORPORATE DEBT SECURITIES — continued

 

$

720

  Continental Resources, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
4.90%, 06/01/44
 

Ba1

 

$

709

  
 

695

  Continental Resources, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.75%, 01/15/31 (g)
 

Ba1

  

771

  
 

230

  CrownRock , L.P., Senior Notes,
5.625%, 10/15/25 (g)
 

B2

  

235

  
 

795

  DCP Midstream, LLC, Senior Notes,
6.75%, 09/15/37 (g)
 

Ba2

  

878

  
 

540

  DCP Midstream, LLC, Senior Notes,
7.375%, (h)
 

B1

  

445

  
 

470

  DCP Midstream, LLC, Senior Notes,
8.125%, 08/16/30
 

Ba2

  

602

  
 

598

  Endeavor Energy Resources, L.P.,
Senior Notes.
5.75%, 01/30/28 (g)
 

B1

  

643

  
 

110

  Endeavor Energy Resources, L.P.,
Senior Notes.
6.625%, 07/15/25 (g)
 

B1

  

118

  
 

135

  EQT Corporation, Senior Notes,
5%, 01/15/29
 

Ba3

  

142

  
 

90

  EQT Corporation, Senior Notes,
7.875%, 02/01/25
 

Ba3

  

103

  
 

700

  EQT Corporation, Senior Notes,
8.75%, 02/01/30
 

Ba3

  

857

  
 

1,090

  Exterran NRG Solutions,
Senior Notes,
8.125%, 05/01/25
 

B1

  

910

  
 

115

  Hess Corporation, Senior Notes,
7.30%, 08/15/31
 

Ba1

  

148

  
 

60

  Hess Corporation, Senior Notes,
7.875%, 10/01/29
 

Ba1

  

79

  
 

561

  Jagged Peak Energy LLC,
Senior Notes,
5.875%, 05/01/26
 

Ba3

  

581

  
 

1,460

  Magnolia Oil and Gas Operating
LLC, Senior Notes,
6%, 08/01/26 (g)
 

B3

  

1,475

  
 

1,865

  Matador Resources Company,
Senior Notes,
5.875%, 09/15/26
 

B3

  

1,818

  
 

1,410

  NGL Energy Partners L.P.,
Senior Notes,
7.50%, 11/01/23
 

B3

  

994

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

$

1,230

  NGL Energy Partners L.P.,
Senior Notes,
7.50%, 04/15/26
 

B3

 

$

756

  
 

345

  Nustar Logistics, L.P., Senior Notes,
5.75%, 10/01/25
 

Ba3

  

367

  
 

340

  Occidental Petroleum Corporation,
Senior Notes,
5.50%, 12/01/25
 

Ba2

  

353

  
 

305

  Occidental Petroleum Corporation,
Senior Notes,
5.875%, 09/01/25
 

Ba2

  

325

  
 

310

  Occidental Petroleum Corporation,
Senior Notes,
6.125%, 01/01/31
 

Ba2

  

331

  
 

290

  Occidental Petroleum Corporation,
Senior Notes,
6.375%, 09/01/28
 

Ba2

  

305

  
 

100

  Occidental Petroleum Corporation,
Senior Notes,
6.45%, 09/15/36
 

Ba2

  

104

  
 

790

  Occidental Petroleum Corporation,
Senior Notes,
7.95%, 06/15/39
 

Ba2

  

860

  
 

470

  Occidental Petroleum Corporation,
Senior Notes,
8%, 07/15/25
 

Ba2

  

531

  
 

625

  Occidental Petroleum Corporation,
Senior Notes,
8.50%, 07/15/27
 

Ba2

  

719

  
 

1,190

  Occidental Petroleum Corporation,
Senior Notes,
8.875%, 07/15/30
 

Ba2

  

1,401

  
 

455

  Ovintiv Exploration, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.625%, 07/01/24
 

Ba1

  

489

  
 

630

  Petrobras Global Finance,
Senior Notes,
7.375%, 01/17/27
 

Ba2

  

781

  
 

530

  Range Resources, Corporation,
Senior Notes,
9.25%, 02/01/26
 

B3

  

554

  
 

3,020

  Seven Generations Energy Ltd.,
Senior Notes,
5.375%, 09/30/25 (g)
 

Ba3

  

3,074

  
 

39

  Summit Midstream Partners, LP,
Senior Notes,
9.50%, (a)(h)
 

Caa3

  

12

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
11



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CORPORATE DEBT SECURITIES — continued

 

$

560

  Tallgrass Energy Partners, L.P.,
Senior Notes,
5.50%, 09/15/24 (g)
 

B1

 

$

570

  
 

345

  Tallgrass Energy Partners, L.P.,
Senior Notes,
6%, 03/01/27 (g)
 

B1

  

357

  
 

450

  Tallgrass Energy Partners, L.P.,
Senior Notes,
6%, 12/31/30 (g)
 

B1

  

463

  
 

370

  Tallgrass Energy Partners, L.P.,
Senior Notes,
7.50%, 10/01/25 (g)
 

B1

  

397

  
 

295

  Targa Resources Partners, L.P.,
Senior Notes,
6.50%, 07/15/27
 

Ba3

  

320

  
 

435

  Targa Resources Partners, L.P.,
Senior Notes,
6.875%, 01/15/29
 

Ba3

  

487

  
 

450

  USA Compression Partners, L.P.,
Senior Notes,
6.875%, 04/01/26
 

B3

  

471

  
 

390

  USA Compression Partners, L.P.,
Senior Notes,
6.875%, 09/01/27
 

B3

  

414

  
   

30,251

  

Entertainment & Leisure — 3.20%

 
 

610

  Carnival Corporation, Senior Notes,
7.625%, 03/01/26 (g)
 

B2

  

664

  
 

215

  Cedar Fair, L. P., Senior Notes,
5.25%, 07/15/29
 

B3

  

221

  
 

650

  Cedar Fair, L. P., Senior Notes,
5.375%, 04/15/27
 

B3

  

666

  
 

1,080

  Cedar Fair, L. P., Senior Notes,
5.50%, 05/01/25 (g)
 

Ba2

  

1,129

  
 

330

  NCL Corporation Ltd., Senior Notes,
5.875%, 03/15/26 (g)
 

Caa1

  

348

  
 

555

  Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.,
Senior Notes,
5.25%, 11/15/22
 

B2

  

557

  
 

775

  Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.,
Senior Notes,
11.50%, 06/01/25 (g)
 

Ba2

  

904

  
 

650

  SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment,
Inc., Senior Notes,
9.50%, 08/01/25 (g)
 

Caa2

  

704

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

$

1,675

  Six Flags Theme Parks, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
7%, 07/01/25 (g)
 

Ba2

 

$

1,813

  
 

300

  Vail Resorts, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.25%, 05/15/25 (g)
 

B1

  

320

  
   

7,326

  

Financial — 7.83%

 
 

695

  Acrisure, LLC, Senior Notes,
7%, 11/15/25 (g)
 

Caa2

  

725

  
 

890

  Acrisure, LLC, Senior Notes,
8.125%, 02/15/24 (g)
 

B2

  

942

  
 

390

  Acrisure, LLC, Senior Notes,
10.125%, 08/01/26 (g)
 

Caa2

  

446

  
 

325

  Alliant Holdings, Senior Notes,
6.75%, 10/15/27 (g)
 

Caa2

  

346

  
 

838

  AmWins Group, Inc., Senior Notes,
7.75%, 07/01/26 (g)
 

B3

  

897

  
 

430

  Assured Partners, Inc. Senior Notes,
5.625%, 01/15/29 (g)
 

Caa2

  

449

  
 

735

  Avolon Holdings Funding Limited,
Senior Notes,
5.125%, 10/01/23 (g)
 

Baa3

  

791

  
 

825

  Banco Do Brasil S.A. (Cayman),
9% (h)
 

B2

  

920

  
 

132

  Cabot Financial (Luxembourg) S.A.,
Senior Notes,
7.50%, 10/01/23 (g) (GBP)
 

Ba3

  

184

  
 

146

  Cabot Financial (Luxembourg) S.A.,
Senior Notes,
7.50%, 10/01/23 (GBP)
 

Ba3

  

202

  
 

235

  Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
4.75%, 02/01/28 (g)
 

Ba3

  

242

  
 

745

  Genworth Mortgage Holdings,
Senior Notes,
6.50%, 08/15/25 (g)
 

Ba3

  

805

  
 

585

  GTCR AP Finance, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
8%, 05/15/27 (g)
 

Caa2

  

635

  
 

1,090

  Hub Holdings LLC, Senior Notes,
7%, 05/01/26 (g)
 

Caa2

  

1,134

  
 

1,010

  Icahn Enterprises, L.P.,
Senior Notes,
6.25%, 05/15/26
 

Ba3

  

1,071

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
12



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CORPORATE DEBT SECURITIES — continued

 

$

980

  Itau Unibankco Holding S.A.,
Senior Notes,
6.125%, (g)(h)
 

B2

 

$

1,003

  
 

210

  MGIC Investment Corporation,
Senior Notes,
5.25%, 08/15/28
 

Ba1

  

225

  
 

500

  Navient Corporation, Senior Notes,
5%, 03/15/27
 

Ba3

  

504

  
 

1,115

  Navient Corporation, Senior Notes,
6.125%, 03/25/24
 

Ba3

  

1,187

  
 

550

  Navient Corporation, Senior Notes,
6.75%, 06/25/25
 

Ba3

  

598

  
 

215

  Navient Corporation, Senior Notes,
6.75%, 06/15/26
 

Ba3

  

234

  
 

40

  Navient Corporation, Senior Notes,
7.25%, 01/25/22
 

Ba3

  

42

  
 

725

  Navient Corporation, Senior Notes,
7.25%, 09/25/23
 

Ba3

  

796

  
 

205

  OneMain Finance Corporation,
Senior Notes,
4%, 09/15/30
 

Ba3

  

212

  
 

300

  OneMain Finance Corporation,
Senior Notes,
6.125%, 03/15/24
 

Ba3

  

328

  
 

390

  OneMain Finance Corporation,
Senior Notes,
6.625%, 01/15/28
 

Ba3

  

462

  
 

810

  OneMain Finance Corporation,
Senior Notes,
6.875%, 03/15/25
 

Ba3

  

942

  
 

300

  OneMain Finance Corporation,
Senior Notes,
7.125%, 03/15/26
 

Ba3

  

352

  
 

275

  OneMain Finance Corporation,
Senior Notes,
8.875%, 06/01/25
 

Ba3

  

311

  
 

300

  PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.375%, 10/15/25 (g)
 

B2

  

316

  
 

250

  Quicken Loans, Inc., Senior Notes,
5.25%, 01/15/28 (g)
 

Ba1

  

267

  
 

335

  SLM Corporation, Senior Notes,
4.20%, 10/29/25
 

Ba1

  

353

  
   

17,921

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

Food/Tobacco — 3.19%

 

$

1,425

  B&G Foods, Inc., Senior Notes,
5.25%, 04/01/25
 

B2

 

$

1,468

  
 

270

  B&G Foods, Inc., Senior Notes,
5.25%, 09/15/27
 

B2

  

287

  
 

190

  Chobani LLC., Senior Notes,
4.625%, 11/15/28 (g)
 

B1

  

193

  
 

1,130

  Chobani LLC., Senior Notes,
7.50%, 04/15/25 (g)
 

Caa2

  

1,178

  
 

770

  Cosan Luxembourg S.A.,
Senior Notes,
7%, 01/20/27 (g)
 

Ba2

  

830

  
 

245

  Darling Ingredients, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.25%, 04/15/27 (g)
 

Ba3

  

260

  
 

520

  FAGE International S.A.,
Senior Notes,
5.625%, 08/15/26 (g)
 

B2

  

534

  
 

230

  Kraft Foods Group, Senior Notes,
6.875%, 01/26/39
 

Baa3

  

318

  
 

485

  Post Holdings, Inc., Senior Notes,
5.625%, 01/15/28 (g)
 

B2

  

517

  
 

330

  Post Holdings, Inc., Senior Notes,
5.75%, 03/01/27 (g)
 

B2

  

350

  
 

900

  Sigma Holdco., B.V., Senior Notes,
7.875%, 05/15/26 (g)
 

Caa1

  

924

  
 

425

  United Natural Foods, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
6.75%, 10/15/28 (g)
 

B3

  

443

  
   

7,302

  

Gaming — 7.18%

 
 

160

  Affinity Gaming Corporation,
Senior Notes,
6.875%, 12/15/27 (g)
 

B3

  

167

  
 

170

  Ballys Corporation, Senior Notes,
6.75%, 06/01/27 (g)
 

Caa1

  

183

  
 

580

  Boyd Gaming Corporation,
Senior Notes,
6%, 08/15/26
 

Caa1

  

604

  
 

195

  Boyd Gaming Corporation,
Senior Notes,
8.625%, 06/01/25 (g)
 

Caa1

  

217

  
 

618

  Caesar's Resorts, Senior Notes,
5.25%, 10/15/25 (g)
 

Caa1

  

624

  
 

375

  Caesar's Resorts, Senior Notes,
5.75%, 07/01/25 (g)
 

B1

  

396

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
13



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CORPORATE DEBT SECURITIES — continued

 

$

220

  Caesar's Resorts, Senior Notes,
8.125%, 07/01/27 (g)
 

Caa1

 

$

243

  
 

752

  Cirsa Finance International,
S.A.R.L., Senior Notes,
7.875%, 12/20/23 (g)
 

B3

  

760

  
 

375

  International Game Technology Plc,
Senior Notes,
5.25%, 01/15/29 (g)
 

Ba3

  

404

  
 

295

  International Game Technology Plc,
Senior Notes,
6.25%, 02/15/22 (g)
 

Ba3

  

303

  
 

1,165

  International Game Technology Plc,
Senior Notes,
6.25%, 01/15/27 (g)
 

Ba3

  

1,331

  
 

520

  Melco Resorts Finance,
Senior Notes,
5.375%, 12/04/29 (g)
 

Ba2

  

543

  
 

315

  MGM China Holdings, Limited,
Senior Notes,
5.375%, 05/15/24 (g)
 

Ba3

  

326

  
 

315

  MGM China Holdings, Limited,
Senior Notes,
5.875%, 05/15/26 (g)
 

Ba3

  

332

  
 

455

  MGM Growth Prop. Operating
Partnership L.P., Senior Notes,
3.875%, 02/15/29 (g)
 

B1

  

463

  
 

435

  MGM Growth Prop. Operating
Partnership L.P., Senior Notes,
5.75%, 02/01/27
 

(e)

  

487

  
 

605

  MGM Resorts International,
Senior Notes,
6%, 03/15/23
 

Ba3

  

644

  
 

735

  Peninsula Pacific Entertainment
LLC, Senior Notes,
8.50%, 11/15/27 (g)
 

Caa1

  

786

  
 

230

  Scientific Games International Inc.,
Senior Notes,
7%, 05/15/28 (g)
 

Caa2

  

247

  
 

325

  Scientific Games International Inc.,
Senior Notes,
7.25%, 11/15/29 (g)
 

Caa2

  

356

  
 

1,240

  Scientific Games International Inc.,
Senior Notes,
8.25%, 03/15/26 (g)
 

Caa2

  

1,336

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

$

335

  Scientific Games International Inc.,
Senior Notes,
8.625%, 07/01/25 (g)
 

Caa2

 

$

367

  
 

1,235

  Stars Group Holdings B.V.,
Senior Notes,
7%, 07/15/26 (g)
 

Ba2

  

1,298

  
 

390

  VICI Properties, Senior Notes,
4.625%, 12/01/29 (g)
 

Ba3

  

417

  
 

1,390

  Wynn Las Vegas, LLC, Senior Notes,
5.25%, 05/15/27 (g)
 

B1

  

1,435

  
 

450

  Wynn Macau Ltd., Senior Notes,
5.50%, 01/15/26 (g)
 

B1

  

468

  
 

585

  Wynn Macau Ltd., Senior Notes,
5.50%, 10/01/27 (g)
 

B1

  

608

  
 

1,030

  Wynn Macau Ltd., Senior Notes,
5.625%, 08/26/28 (g)
 

B1

  

1,079

  
   

16,424

  

Healthcare — 9.04%

 
 

255

  Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5%, 04/15/29 (g)
 

B3

  

271

  
 

870

  Avantor Funding, Inc., Senior Notes,
4.625%, 07/15/28 (g)
 

B3

  

920

  
 

1,970

  Bausch Health Companies, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
8.50%, 01/31/27 (g)
 

B3

  

2,192

  
 

1,600

  Bausch Health Companies, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
9.25%, 04/01/26 (g)
 

B3

  

1,782

  
 

1,535

  Bausch Health Companies, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
7%, 03/15/24 (g)
 

Ba2

  

1,575

  
 

30

  Bausch Health Companies, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
7%, 01/15/28 (g)
 

B3

  

33

  
 

1,060

  Bausch Health Companies, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
9%, 12/15/25 (g)
 

B3

  

1,173

  
 

775

  Centene Corporation, Senior Notes,
4.625%, 12/15/29
 

Ba1

  

860

  
 

655

  Change Healthcare Holdings LLC,
Senior Notes,
5.75%, 03/01/25 (g)
 

Caa1

  

666

  
 

455

  CHS/Community Health Systems,
Inc, Senior Notes,
6%, 01/15/29 (g)
 

(e)

  

491

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
14



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CORPORATE DEBT SECURITIES — continued

 

$

900

  CHS/Community Health Systems,
Inc, Senior Notes,
8%, 12/15/27 (g)
 

Caa2

 

$

976

  
 

355

  DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
3.75%, 02/15/31 (g)
 

Ba3

  

359

  
 

230

  HCA, Incorporated, Senior Notes,
5.625%, 09/01/28
 

Ba2

  

272

  
 

575

  HCA, Incorporated, Senior Notes,
5.875%, 02/15/26
 

Ba2

  

662

  
 

450

  HCA, Incorporated, Senior Notes,
5.875%, 02/01/29
 

Ba2

  

542

  
 

405

  Legacy Lifepoint Health Inc.,
Senior Notes,
6.75%, 04/15/25 (g)
 

B1

  

431

  
 

55

  Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics S.A.,
Senior Notes,
7.25%, 02/01/28 (g)
 

Caa2

  

58

  
 

141

  Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics S.A.,
Senior Notes,
7.375%, 06/01/25 (g)
 

Caa2

  

149

  
 

105

  Radiology Partners, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
9.25%, 02/01/28 (g)
 

Caa3

  

118

  
 

1,135

  Regional Care Hospital Partners
Holdings, Inc., Senior Notes,
9.75%, 12/01/26 (g)
 

Caa1

  

1,240

  
 

275

  RP Escrow Issuer LLC,
Senior Notes,
5.25%, 12/15/25 (g)
 

B3

  

286

  
 

435

  Select Medical Corporation,
Senior Notes,
6.25%, 08/15/26 (g)
 

B3

  

468

  
 

165

  Teleflex, Inc., Senior Notes,
4.25%, 06/01/28 (g)
 

Ba3

  

175

  
 

1,640

  Tenet Healthcare Corporation,
Senior Notes,
6.125%, 10/01/28 (g)
 

Caa1

  

1,708

  
 

335

  Tenet Healthcare Corporation,
Senior Notes,
6.875%, 11/15/31
 

Caa1

  

352

  
 

810

  Tenet Healthcare Corporation,
Senior Notes,
7.50%, 04/01/25 (g)
 

B1

  

887

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

$

575

  Teva Pharma Finance
Netherlands III BV, Senior Notes,
2.80%, 07/21/23
 

Ba2

 

$

569

  
 

360

  Teva Pharma Finance
Netherlands III BV, Senior Notes,
6%, 04/15/24
 

Ba2

  

382

  
 

24

  Teva Pharma Finance
Netherlands III BV, Senior Notes,
6.15%, 02/01/36
 

Ba2

  

25

  
 

970

  Teva Pharma Finance
Netherlands III BV, Senior Notes,
7.125%, 01/31/25
 

Ba2

  

1,067

  
   

20,689

  

Information Technology — 5.59%

 
 

180

  ANGI Group , LLC, Senior Notes,
3.875%, 08/15/28 (g)
 

Ba3

  

181

  
 

360

  Banff Merger Sub, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
9.75%, 09/01/26 (g)
 

Caa2

  

387

  
 

135

  Boxer Parent Company, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
6.50%, 10/02/25 (g) (EUR)
 

B2

  

174

  
 

150

  Boxer Parent Company, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
7.125%, 10/02/25 (g)
 

B2

  

163

  
 

260

  Boxer Parent Company, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
9.125%, 03/01/26 (g)
 

Caa2

  

281

  
 

435

  Commscope, Inc., Senior Notes,
7.125%, 07/01/28 (g)
 

B3

  

462

  
 

275

  Commscope, Inc., Senior Notes,
8.25%, 03/01/27 (g)
 

B3

  

294

  
 

145

  Expedia Group, Inc., Senior Notes,
4.625%, 08/01/27 (g)
 

Baa3

  

162

  
 

495

  Expedia Group, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.25%, 05/01/25 (g)
 

Baa3

  

574

  
 

410

  Expedia Group, Inc., Senior Notes,
7%, 05/01/25 (g)
 

Baa3

  

454

  
 

305

  Logmein, Inc., Senior Notes,
5.50%, 09/01/27 (g)
 

B1

  

318

  
 

590

  Photo Holdings Merger,
Senior Notes,
8.50%, 10/01/26 (g)
 

B2

  

622

  
 

2,190

  Refinitiv US Holdings, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
8.25%, 11/15/26 (g)
 

Caa2

  

2,387

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
15



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CORPORATE DEBT SECURITIES — continued

 

$

2,945

  Solera, LLC, Senior Notes,
10.50%, 03/01/24 (g)
 

Caa1

 

$

3,048

  
 

750

  SS&C Technologies, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.50%, 09/30/27 (g)
 

B2

  

802

  
 

1,755

  Uber Technologies, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
7.50%, 09/15/27 (g)
 

B3

  

1,935

  
 

215

  Veritas Bermuda Ltd., Senior Notes,
7.50%, 09/01/25 (g)
 

B2

  

220

  
 

320

  Veritas Bermuda Ltd., Senior Notes,
10.50%, 02/01/24 (g)
 

Caa2

  

324

  
   

12,788

  

Lodging — 1.43%

 
 

150

  Hilton Domestic Operating
Company, Inc.,Senior Notes,
5.375%, 05/01/25 (g)
 

Ba2

  

160

  
 

170

  Hilton Domestic Operating
Company, Inc., Senior Notes,
5.75%, 05/01/28 (g)
 

Ba2

  

186

  
 

125

  Hilton Worldwide Finance, LLC,
Senior Notes,
4.875%, 04/01/27
 

Ba2

  

132

  
 

255

  Marriott International, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.75%, 05/01/25
 

Baa3

  

298

  
 

420

  Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
6.125%, 09/15/25 (g)
 

Ba1

  

447

  
 

825

  Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
6.50%, 09/15/26
 

B1

  

862

  
 

300

  Park Intermediate Holdings, LLC,
Senior Notes,
5.875%, 10/01/28 (g)
 

B1

  

320

  
 

280

  Park Intermediate Holdings, LLC,
Senior Notes,
7.50%, 06/01/25 (g)
 

B1

  

302

  
 

550

  Ryman Hospitality Group,
Senior Notes,
4.75%, 10/15/27
 

B1

  

569

  
   

3,276

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

Manufacturing — 1.00%

 

$

260

  Colfax Corporation, Senior Notes,
6%, 02/15/24 (g)
 

Ba2

 

$

269

  
 

290

  Colfax Corporation, Senior Notes,
6.375%, 02/15/26 (g)
 

Ba2

  

309

  
 

15

  Hillenbrand Inc., Senior Notes,
5%, 09/15/26
 

Ba1

  

17

  
 

95

  Hillenbrand Inc., Senior Notes,
5.75%, 06/15/25
 

Ba1

  

103

  
 

1,055

  Sensata Technologies UK Financing
Company plc, Senior Notes,
6.25%, 02/15/26 (g)
 

Ba3

  

1,093

  
 

260

  Sensata Technologies, Inc., Senior
3.75%, 02/15/31 (g)
 

Ba3

  

268

  
 

218

  Wellbilt, Inc., Senior Notes,
9.50%, 02/15/24
 

Caa3

  

225

  
   

2,284

  

Metals & Mining — 5.92%

 
 

745

  Alcoa Nederland Holding B.V.,
Senior Notes,
5.50%, 12/15/27 (g)
 

Ba1

  

811

  
 

200

  Alcoa Nederland Holding B.V.,
Senior Notes,
6.75%, 09/30/24 (g)
 

Ba1

  

208

  
 

600

  Alcoa Nederland Holding B.V.,
Senior Notes,
7%, 09/30/26 (g)
 

Ba1

  

640

  
 

5

  Arcelor Mittal, Senior Notes,
7%, 03/01/41
 

Ba1

  

7

  
 

280

  Arconic Corporation, Senior Notes,
6%, 05/15/25 (g)
 

Ba1

  

299

  
 

780

  Arconic Corporation, Senior Notes,
6.125%, 02/15/28 (g)
 

Ba3

  

838

  
 

885

  Big River Steel, LLC, Senior Notes,
6.625%, 01/31/29 (g)
 

Caa1

  

954

  
 

350

  Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc., Senior Notes,
9.875%, 10/17/25 (g)
 

B2

  

410

  
 

1,000

  Constellium N.V., Senior Notes,
5.75%, 05/15/24 (g)
 

B2

  

1,016

  
 

505

  FMG Resources Pty. Ltd.,
Senior Notes,
5.125%, 03/15/23 (g)
 

Ba1

  

532

  
 

610

  FMG Resources Pty. Ltd.,
Senior Notes,
5.125%, 05/15/24 (g)
 

Ba1

  

663

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
16



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CORPORATE DEBT SECURITIES — continued

 

$

310

  Freeport McMoran, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5%, 09/01/27
 

Ba1

 

$

329

  
 

320

  Freeport McMoran, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.25%, 09/01/29
 

Ba1

  

355

  
 

1,182

  Freeport McMoran, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.40%, 11/14/34
 

Ba1

  

1,478

  
 

330

  Freeport McMoran, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.45%, 03/15/43
 

Ba1

  

411

  
 

245

  GrafTech Finance Inc.,
Senior Notes,
4.625%, 12/15/28 (g)
 

B1

  

247

  
 

970

  Hecla Mining Company,
Senior Notes,
7.25%, 02/15/28
 

Caa1

  

1,054

  
 

545

  HudBay Minerals, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
6.125%, 04/01/29 (g)
 

B3

  

590

  
 

860

  HudBay Minerals, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
7.625%, 01/15/25 (g)
 

B3

  

894

  
 

300

  New Gold Inc., Senior Notes,
7.50%, 07/15/27 (g)
 

Caa1

  

332

  
 

745

  Novelis Corporation, Senior Notes,
4.75%, 01/30/30 (g)
 

B2

  

796

  
 

608

  Ryerson Inc., Senior Secured Notes,
8.50%, 08/01/28 (g)
 

B3

  

689

  
   

13,553

  

Other Telecommunications — 1.03%

 
 

475

  Consolidated Communications, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
6.50%, 10/01/28 (g)
 

B2

  

506

  
 

385

  Embarq Corporation, Senior Notes,
7.995%, 06/01/36
 

Ba2

  

473

  
 

275

  Level 3 Financing, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.375%, 05/01/25
 

Ba3

  

282

  
 

1,065

  Lumen Technologies, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
4.50%, 01/15/29 (g)
 

B2

  

1,084

  
   

2,345

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

Real Estate Investment Trust Securities — .08%

 

$

190

  Service Properites Trust,
Senior Notes,
4.35%, 10/01/24
 

Ba2

 

$

188

  

Restaurants — 1.72%

 
 

165

  1011778 B.C. Unlimited Liability
Company, Senior Notes,
5.75%, 04/15/25 (g)
 

Ba2

  

176

  
 

715

  Dave and Buster's, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
7.625%, 11/01/25 (g)
 

Caa1

  

749

  
 

795

  Golden Nugget, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.75%, 10/15/24 (g)
 

Caa2

  

787

  
 

723

  YUM Brands, Inc., Senior Notes,
5.35%, 11/01/43
 

B1

  

816

  
 

760

  YUM Brands, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.875%, 11/15/37
 

B1

  

976

  
 

395

  YUM Brands, Inc., Senior Notes,
7.75%, 04/01/25 (g)
 

B1

  

437

  
   

3,941

  

Retail — 1.15%

 
 

445

  Carvana Company, Senior Notes,
5.875%, 10/01/28 (g)
 

Caa2

  

461

  
 

445

  L Brands, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.625%, 10/01/30 (g)
 

B2

  

492

  
 

65

  L Brands, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.694%, 01/15/27
 

B2

  

72

  
 

55

  L Brands, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.875%, 07/01/25 (g)
 

Ba2

  

60

  
 

350

  L Brands, Inc., Senior Notes,
7.50%, 06/15/29
 

B2

  

388

  
 

480

  L Brands, Inc., Senior Notes,
9.375%, 07/01/25 (g)
 

B2

  

589

  
 

580

  Petsmart, Inc., Senior Notes,
7.125%, 03/15/23 (g)
 

Caa1

  

579

  
   

2,641

  

Satellites — 3.25%

 
 

815

  Connect Finco Sarl, Senior Notes,
6.75%, 10/01/26 (g)
 

B1

  

877

  
 

1,750

  Hughes Satellite Systems, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
6.625%, 08/01/26
 

B2

  

1,977

  
 

3,090

  Intelsat Jackson Holdings Ltd.,
Senior Notes,
9.50%, 09/30/22 (b)(g)
 

B3

  

3,438

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
17



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CORPORATE DEBT SECURITIES — continued

 

$

640

  Telesat Canada, Senior Notes,
6.50%, 10/15/27 (g)
 

B3

 

$

669

  
 

450

  Viasat, Inc., Senior Notes,
5.625%, 04/15/27 (g)
 

Ba3

  

471

  
   

7,432

  

Services — 8.25%

 
 

300

  Advantage Sales and Marketing,
Inc., Senior Notes,
6.50%, 11/15/28 (g)
 

B2

  

317

  
 

610

  Allied Universal Holdco, LLC,
Senior Secured Notes,
9.75%, 07/15/27 (g)
 

Caa2

  

665

  
 

730

  Ascend Learning, LLC,
Senior Notes,
6.875%, 08/01/25 (g)
 

Caa2

  

752

  
 

260

  Avis Budget Car Rental LLC,
Senior Notes,
5.75%, 07/15/27 (g)
 

B3

  

263

  
 

205

  Avis Budget Car Rental LLC,
Senior Notes,
5.75%, 07/15/27 (g)
 

B3

  

208

  
 

560

  Black Knight, Inc., Senior Notes,
3.625%, 09/01/28 (g)
 

Ba3

  

571

  
 

185

  CDW LLC, Senior Notes,
4.125%, 05/01/25
 

Ba2

  

193

  
 

640

  EG Global Finance plc,
Senior Notes,
6.75%, 02/07/25 (g)
 

B3

  

659

  
 

660

  EG Global Finance plc,
Senior Notes,
8.50%, 10/30/25 (g)
 

B3

  

703

  
 

790

  Fair Isaac Corporation,
Senior Notes,
5.25%, 05/15/26 (g)
 

Ba2

  

893

  
 

533

  GFL Enironmental, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
8.50%, 05/01/27 (g)
 

B3

  

593

  
 

1,265

  H&E Equipment Services,
Senior Notes,
3.875%, 12/15/28 (g)
 

B2

  

1,271

  
 

115

  IPD 3 B.V., Senior Notes,
5.50%, 12/01/25 (g) (EUR)
 

B3

  

145

  
 

1,470

  Laureate Education, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
8.25%, 05/01/25 (g)
 

B3

  

1,553

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

$

515

  MSCI, Inc., Senior Notes,
4%, 11/15/29 (g)
 

Ba2

 

$

548

  
 

515

  Performance Food Group, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.50%, 10/15/27 (g)
 

B2

  

543

  
 

260

  Picasso Finance , Senior Notes,
6.125%, 06/15/25 (g)
 

B3

  

278

  
 

310

  Presidio Holding, Inc., Senior Notes,
4.875%, 02/01/27 (g)
 

B1

  

327

  
 

440

  Presidio Holding, Inc., Senior Notes,
8.25%, 02/01/28 (g)
 

Caa1

  

486

  
 

660

  Prime Security Services Borrower,
LLC, Senior Notes,
5.25%, 04/15/24 (g)
 

Ba3

  

703

  
 

280

  Prime Security Services Borrower,
LLC, Senior Notes,
5.75%, 04/15/26 (g)
 

Ba3

  

306

  
 

495

  Prime Security Services Borrower,
LLC, Senior Notes,
6.25%, 01/15/28 (g)
 

B3

  

531

  
 

225

  Sabre GLBL, Inc., Senior Notes,
9.25%, 04/15/25 (g)
 

Ba3

  

268

  
 

300

  Sabre GLBL, Inc., Senior Notes,
7.375%, 09/01/25 (g)
 

Ba3

  

325

  
 

215

  Shift 4 Payments, LLC, Senior Notes,
4.625%, 11/01/26 (g)
 

Ba3

  

223

  
 

565

  Staples, Inc., Senior Notes
7.50%, 04/15/26 (g)
 

B1

  

586

  
 

735

  Staples, Inc., Senior Notes
10.75%, 04/15/27 (g)
 

B3

  

729

  
 

575

  United Rentals (North America),
Inc., Senior Notes,
3.875%, 2/15/31
 

Ba3

  

604

  
 

1,460

  Vertical U.S. Newco, Inc.,
Senior Notes,
5.25%, 07/15/27 (g)
 

B1

  

1,538

  
 

1,460

  Vertical Holdco GmbH,
Senior Notes,
7.625%, 07/15/28 (g)
 

Caa1

  

1,588

  
 

245

  White Cap Buyer, LLC,
Senior Notes,
6.875%, 10/15/28 (g)
 

Caa1

  

261

  
 

240

  Williams Scotsman International,
Inc, Senio4 Notes,
4.625%, 08/15/28 (g)
 

B3

  

248

  
   

18,878

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CORPORATE DEBT SECURITIES — continued

 

Supermarkets — 2.13%

 

$

1,050

  Albertsons Companies, LLC,
Senior Notes,
3.50%, 03/15/29 (g)
 

B1

 

$

1,058

  
 

540

  Albertsons Companies, LLC,
Senior Notes,
4.875%, 02/15/30 (g)
 

B1

  

593

  
 

545

  Albertsons Companies, LLC,
Senior Notes,
5.875%, 02/15/28 (g)
 

B1

  

592

  
 

370

  Albertsons Companies, LLC,
Senior Notes,
7.45%, 08/01/29
 

(e)

  

433

  
 

895

  Albertsons Companies, LLC,
Senior Notes,
7.50%, 03/15/26 (g)
 

B1

  

997

  
 

220

  Albertsons Companies, LLC,
Senior Notes,
8%, 05/01/31
 

(e)

  

271

  
 

680

  Iceland Bondco, Plc, Senior Notes,
4.625%, 03/15/25 (GBP)
 

B2

  

923

  
   

4,867

  

Transportation — .30%

 
 

640

  Watco Companies, LLC,
Senior Notes,
6.50%, 06/15/27 (g)
 

Caa1

  

694

  

Utilities — 6.27%

 
 

795

  Calpine Corporation, Senior Notes,
5.125%, 03/15/28 (g)
 

B2

  

837

  
 

723

  Clearway Energy Operating LLC,
Senior Notes,
5.75%, 10/15/25
 

Ba2

  

759

  
 

1,695

  General Electric Company,
Senior Notes,
5% (h)
 

Baa3

  

1,572

  
 

570

  NextEra Energy Operating
Partners, L.P., Senior Notes,
4.25%, 07/15/24 (g)
 

Ba1

  

607

  
 

74

  NextEra Energy Operating
Partners, L.P., Senior Notes,
4.25%, 09/15/24 (g)
 

Ba1

  

80

  
 

670

  NextEra Energy Operating
Partners, L.P., Senior Notes,
4.50%, 09/15/27 (g)
 

Ba1

  

747

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

$

620

  NiSource, Incorporated,
Senior Notes,
5.65%, (h)
 

(e)

 

$

636

  
 

340

  NRG Energy, Inc., Senior Notes,
5.25%, 06/15/29 (g)
 

Ba2

  

372

  
 

1,750

  NRG Energy, Inc., Senior Notes,
5.75%, 01/15/28
 

Ba2

  

1,903

  
 

540

  NRG Energy, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.625%, 01/15/27
 

Ba2

  

572

  
 

795

  NRG Energy, Inc., Senior Notes,
7.25%, 05/15/26
 

Ba2

  

843

  
 

575

  Pacific Gas and Electric,
Senior Notes,
4.75%, 02/15/44
 

Baa3

  

645

  
 

135

  Pattern Energy Operations L.P.,
Senior Notes,
4.50%, 08/15/28 (g)
 

Ba3

  

142

  
 

435

  PG&E Corporation, Senior Notes,
5%, 07/01/28
 

B1

  

463

  
 

490

  PG&E Corporation, Senior Notes,
5.25%, 07/01/30
 

B1

  

539

  
 

420

  Pike Corporation, Senior Notes,
5.50%, 09/01/28 (g)
 

B3

  

442

  
 

1,795

  TerraForm Global Operating, LLC,
Senior Notes
6.125%, 03/01/26 (g)
 

Ba3

  

1,840

  
 

490

  Vistra Operations Company, LLC,
Senior Notes,
5%, 07/31/27 (g)
 

Ba2

  

521

  
 

800

  Vistra Operations Company, LLC,
Senior Notes,
5.50%, 09/01/26 (g)
 

Ba2

  

832

  
   

14,352

  

Wireless Communications — 2.19%

 
 

725

  Sprint Capital Corporation,
Senior Notes,
6.875%, 11/15/28
 

B1

  

956

  
 

2,194

  Sprint Corporation, Senior Notes,
7.125%, 06/15/24
 

B1

  

2,562

  
 

1,455

  T-Mobile, USA, Inc., Senior Notes,
6.50%, 01/15/26
 

Ba3

  

1,502

  
   

5,020

  
  Total Corporate Debt Securities
(Total cost of $260,097)
    

275,811

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
19



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

CONVERTIBLE DEBT SECURITIES — .14% (d)(f)

 

Energy — .14%

 

$

412

  Cheniere Energy, Inc., Senior Notes,
4.25%, 03/15/45
 

(e)

 

$

322

  
  Total Convertible Debt Securities
(Total cost of $283)
    

322

  

BANK DEBT SECURITIES — 9.95% (d)(f)

 

Airlines — .56%

 
 

775

  Mileage Plus Holdings, LLC,
6.25%, 6/25/27
 

Baa3

  

805

  
 

460

  Skymiles IP, Ltd,
4.75%, 10/20/27
 

Baa1

  

476

  
   

1,281

  

Automotive — .15%

 
 

344

  Panther BF Aggregator 2 LP,
3.647%, 04/30/26
 

B1

  

342

  

Consumer Products — .11%

 
 

266

  ABG Intermediate Holdings 2, LLC,
4.50%, 09/27/24
 

B2

  

264

  

Energy — 1.10%

 
 

1,893

  BCP Raptor, LLC,
5.25%, 6/24/24
 

B3

  

1,728

  
 

345

  Prairie ECI Acquiror, LP,
4.897%, 03/11/26
 

B3

  

337

  
 

447

  Stonepeak Lonestar,
4.718%, 10/19/26
 

B1

  

448

  
   

2,513

  

Gaming — .27%

 
 

630

  Scientific Games International, Inc.,
2.897%, 08/14/24
 

B1

  

615

  

Healthcare — .72%

 
 

680

  ADMI Corporation,
4.75%, 12/23/27
 

B2

  

680

  
 

478

  Regional Care Hospital Partners,
3.897%, 11/16/25
 

B1

  

476

  
 

490

  US Radiology Specialists, Inc.,
6.25%, 12/10/27
 

B3

  

486

  
   

1,642

  

Information Technology — .07%

 
 

165

  Epicor Software Corporation,
8.75%, 7/31/28
 

Caa2

  

172

  
Principal
Amount/Units
   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

Lodging — .01%

 

$

25

  Playa Hotels Resorts BV,
3.75%, 4/29/24
 

Caa1

 

$

23

  

Manufacturing — .33%

 
 

760

  Apex Tool Group, LLC,
6.50%, 8/01/24
 

B3

  

750

  

Satellites — 1.75%

 
 

866

  Intelsat Jackson Holdings, S.A.,
6.50%, 07/13/22 (b)
 

(e)

  

882

  
 

1,615

  Intelsat Jackson Holdings, S.A.,
8%, 11/27/23 (b)
 

(e)

  

1,635

  
 

140

  Intelsat Jackson Holdings, S.A.,
8.625%, 01/02/24 (b)
 

(e)

  

142

  
 

1,345

  Iridium Satellite LLC,
4.75%, 11/04/26
 

B1

  

1,350

  
   

4,009

  

Services — 2.00%

 
 

320

  Renaissance Holding Corp.,
7.147%, 05/29/26
 

Caa2

  

316

  
 

150

  

Sabre GLBL, Inc., 4.75%, 12/10/27

 

Ba3

  

150

  
 

1,551

  Ultimate Software Group, Inc.,
4.75, 05/04/26
 

B1

  

1,558

  
 

2,100

  Ultimate Software Group, Inc.,
7.50%, 05/03/27
 

Caa1

  

2,155

  
 

398

  

Weight Watchers, 5.50%, 11/29/24

 

Ba2

  

398

  
   

4,577

  

Utilities — .12%

 
 

270

  Exgen Renewables IV, LLC,
3.75%, 12/15/27
 

Ba3

  

270

  

Wireless Communications — 2.76%

 
 

4,913

  

Asurion LLC, 6.647%, 08/04/25

 

B3

  

4,944

  
 

905

  

Asurion LLC, 3.397%, 12/23/26

 

Ba3

  

895

  
 

480

  

CCI Buyer, Inc., 4.75%, 12/10/27

 

B1

  

479

  
   

6,318

  
  Total Bank Debt Securities
(Total cost of $22,406)
      

22,776

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
20



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Schedule of Investments — December 31, 2020 — Continued (Dollar Amounts in Thousands)

Shares

   Moody's
Rating
(Unaudited)
 Value
(Note 1)
 

PREFERRED STOCK — 4.72% (d)(f)

 

Energy — 1.69%

 
 

3,750

  Targa Resources Corp., Series A,
Convertible, 9.50%,
Acquisition Date 10/26/17,
Cost $4,133 (i)
 

(e)

 

$

3,866

  

Financial — .14%

 
 

325

  Alliant Services, Series A,
Convertible, 9.75%,
Acquisition Date 11/6/20,
Cost $320 (i)
 

(e)

  

320

  

Healthcare — 1.08%

 
 

22,270

  Avantor, Inc., Series A,
Convertible, 6.25%, 05/15/22
 

(e)

  

1,980

  
 

4,400

  Boston Scientific Corporation,
Convertible, 5.50%, 06/01/23
 

(e)

  

482

  
   

2,462

  

Manufacturing — .39%

 
 

694

  Danaher Corporation,
Convertible, 5%, 04/15/23
 

(e)

  

903

  

Utilities — 1.42%

 
 

21,950

  American Electric Power,
Convertible, Series B,
6.125%, 03/15/22
 

(e)

  

1,100

  
 

7,682

  American Electric Power,
Convertible Series C,
6.125%, 08/15/23
 

(e)

  

389

  
 

22,232

  NextEra Energy, Inc.,
Convertible, 5.279%, 03/01/23
 

(e)

  

1,130

  
 

12,300

  Southern Company,
Convertible, 6.75%, 08/01/22
 

(e)

  

638

  
   

3,257

  
  Total Preferred Stock
(Total cost of $9,919)
      

10,808

  

Shares

     Value
(Note 1)
 

COMMON STOCK — 0.00% (d)(f)

 
 

712

  

iHeart Communications (c)

     

$

9

  
  Total Common Stock
(Total cost of $11)
      

9

  
  TOTAL INVESTMENTS —
135.32% (d)
(Total cost of $292,716)
      

309,726

  
  CASH AND OTHER ASSETS
LESS LIABILITIES — (35.32)% (d)
      

(80,848

)

 
  

NET ASSETS — 100.00%

   

$

228,878

  

(a)  Denotes income is not being accrued.

(b)  Denotes issuer is in bankruptcy proceedings.

(c)  Non-income producing.

(d)  Percentages indicated are based on total net assets to common shareholders of $228,878.

(e)  Not rated.

(f)  All of the Fund's investments and other assets are pledged as collateral in accordance with a credit agreement with The Bank of Nova Scotia.

(g)  Securities are exempt from registration under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933. Such securities may be resold, normally to qualified institutional buyers in transactions exempt from registration. Unless otherwise noted, 144A Securities are deemed to be liquid. See notes to the portfolio of investments for valuation policy. Total market value of Rule 144A securities amounted to $190,246 as of December 31, 2020.

(h)  Perpetual security with no stated maturity date.

(i)  Security cannot be offered for public resale without first being registered under the Securities Act of 1933 (restricted security). Total market value of restricted securities (excluding Rule 144A securities) amounted to $4,186 or 1.83% of total net assets as of December 31, 2020.

(j)  Pay-In-Kind

(EUR) Euro

(GBP) British Pound

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
21



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Statement of Assets and Liabilities
December 31, 2020

(Dollars in thousands, except shares and per share amounts)

Assets:

 
INVESTMENTS IN SECURITIES, at value (Identified
cost of $292,716 see Schedule of Investments
and Note 1)
 

$

309,726

  
CASH  

3,664

  

RECEIVABLES:

 
Interest and dividends  

4,658

  

PREFUNDED COMMITMENTS

  

69

  
PREPAID EXPENSES  

93

  
UNREALIZED GAIN ON FORWARD CURRENCY
EXCHANGE CONTRACTS (Notes 1 and 7)
  

17

  

Total assets

 

$

318,227

  

Liabilities:

 

CREDIT AGREEMENT (Note 4)

 

$

84,000

  

PAYABLES:

 
Investment securities purchased  

2,844

  

Dividend on common stock

  

2,162

  

Interest on loan (Note 4)

  

2

  
ACCRUED EXPENSES (Note 3)  

238

  
UNREALIZED LOSS ON FORWARD CURRENCY
EXCHANGE CONTRACTS (Notes 1 and 7)
  

103

  

Total liabilities

 

$

89,349

  

Net Assets

 

$

228,878

  

Represented By:

 

COMMON STOCK:

 
$0.01 par value, 40,000,000 shares authorized,
23,368,918 shares issued and outstanding
 

$

234

  

CAPITAL IN EXCESS OF PAR VALUE

  

239,609

  
DISTRIBUTABLE EARNINGS  

(10,965

)

 
Net Assets Applicable To Common Stock
(Equivalent to $9.79 per share, based on
23,368,918 shares outstanding)
 

$

228,878

  

Statement of Operations
For the Year Ended
December 31, 2020
(Dollars in thousands)

Investment Income: (Note 1) 

Interest income

 

$

17,972

  
Dividend income  

582

  
Other income  

84

  

Total investment income

 

$

18,638

  

Expenses:

 

Cost of leverage:

 

Interest expense (Note 4)

 

$

1,241

  
Loan fees (Note 4)  

29

  

Total cost of leverage

 

$

1,270

  

Professional services:

 

Investment Advisor (Note 3)

 

$

1,044

  

Legal

  

263

  
Custodian and transfer agent  

248

  
Audit  

60

  

Total professional services

 

$

1,615

  

Administrative:

 

General administrative (Note 6)

 

$

524

  
Directors  

228

  
Insurance  

133

  
Shareholder communications  

37

  
Shareholder meeting  

27

  
NYSE  

26

  

Total administrative

 

$

975

  

Total expenses

 

$

3,860

  

Net investment income

 

$

14,778

  

Realized and Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Investment Activities:

 

Realized loss on investments and currencies, net

 

$

(11,097

)

 
Change in net unrealized appreciation on
investments and other financial instruments
 

$

6,360

  

Net loss on investments

 

$

(4,737

)

 
Net increase in net assets resulting
from operations
 

$

10,041

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
22



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Statements of Changes in Net Assets (Dollars in thousands, except shares and per share amounts)

  For the
Year Ended
December 31,
2020
 For the
Year Ended
December 31,
2019
 

From Operations:

 

Net investment income

 

$

14,778

  

$

14,548

  
Realized loss on investments and currencies, net  

(11,097

)

  

(3,571

)

 
Change in net unrealized appreciation on investments and other
financial instruments
  

6,360

   

30,638

  

Net increase in net assets resulting from operations

 

$

10,041

  

$

41,615

  

Distributions to Common Stockholders:

 

Distributable earnings ($.65 and $.66 per share in 2020 and 2019, respectively)

 

$

(15,248

)

 

$

(15,423

)

 

Total net increase (decrease) in net assets

 

$

(5,207

)

 

$

26,192

  

Net Assets Applicable to Common Stock:

 

Beginning of period

 

$

234,085

  

$

207,893

  

End of period

 

$

228,878

  

$

234,085

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
23



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Financial Highlights
Selected Per Share Data and Ratios
For Each Share of Common Stock Outstanding Throughout the Period

 

For the Years Ended December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2018

 

2017

 

2016

 

NET ASSET VALUE:

 

Beginning of period

 

$

10.02

  

$

8.90

  

$

10.19

  

$

9.89

  

$

8.84

  
NET INVESTMENT INCOME  

.63

   

.62

   

.66

   

.71

   

.75

  
NET REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS AND OTHER FINANCIAL
INSTRUMENTS
  

(.21

)

  

1.16

   

(1.25

)

  

.30

   

1.06

  
TOTAL FROM INVESTMENT OPERATIONS  

.42

   

1.78

   

(.59

)

  

1.01

   

1.81

  

DISTRIBUTIONS TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS:

 
From net investment income  

(.65

)

  

(.66

)

  

(.70

)

  

(.71

)

  

(.76

)

 
TOTAL DISTRIBUTIONS  

(.65

)

  

(.66

)

  

(.70

)

  

(.71

)

  

(.76

)

 

NET ASSET VALUE:

 

End of period

 

$

9.79

  

$

10.02

  

$

8.90

  

$

10.19

  

$

9.89

  

PER SHARE MARKET VALUE:

 

End of period

 

$

8.68

  

$

9.13

  

$

7.56

  

$

9.40

  

$

9.26

  
TOTAL INVESTMENT RETURN†  

2.94

%

  

30.09

%

  

(12.70

)%

  

9.19

%

  

31.68

%

 

  †  Total investment return is calculated assuming a purchase of $1,000 of common stock at the current market value on the first day and a sale at the current market value on the last day of each year reported. Dividends and distributions are assumed for purposes of this calculation to be reinvested at prices obtained under the dividend reinvestment plan. This calculation does not reflect brokerage commissions.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
24



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Financial Highlights
Selected Per Share Data and Ratios
For Each Share of Common Stock Outstanding Throughout the Period — Continued

 

For the Years Ended December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2018

 

2017

 

2016

 

NET ASSETS, END OF PERIOD, APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCK (a)

 

$

228,878

  

$

234,085

  

$

207,893

  

$

238,244

  

$

231,092

  

EXPENSE RATIOS:

 
Ratio of interest expense to average net assets  

.57

%

  

1.26

%

  

1.16

%

  

.76

%

  

.55

%

 

Ratio of leverage expenses to average net assets

  

.01

%

  

.01

%

  

.01

%

  

.01

%

  

.01

%

 
Ratio of operating expenses to average net assets  

1.20

%

  

1.16

%

  

1.18

%

  

1.14

%

  

1.26

%

 
RATIO OF TOTAL EXPENSES TO AVERAGE NET ASSETS  

1.78

%

  

2.43

%

  

2.35

%

  

1.91

%

  

1.82

%

 
RATIO OF NET INVESTMENT INCOME TO AVERAGE NET ASSETS  

6.80

%

  

6.38

%

  

6.77

%

  

6.92

%

  

7.90

%

 
PORTFOLIO TURNOVER RATE  

53.11

%

  

65.64

%

  

71.56

%

  

70.11

%

  

77.10

%

 

  (a)  Dollars in thousands.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
25



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Information Regarding
Senior Securities

 

As of December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2018

 

2017

 

2016

 

TOTAL AMOUNT OUTSTANDING:

 

Credit Agreement

 

$

84,000,000

  

$

91,000,000

  

$

91,000,000

  

$

91,000,000

  

$

91,000,000

  
ASSET COVERAGE: 

Per $1,000 borrowed under Credit Agreement (1)

 

$

3,725

  

$

3,572

  

$

3,285

  

$

3,618

  

$

3,539

  
Credit Agreement Asset Coverage (2)  

372

%

  

357

%

  

328

%

  

362

%

  

354

%

 

  (1)  Calculated by subtracting the Fund's total liabilities excluding the amount borrowed under the credit facility, from the Fund's total assets and dividing such amount by the amount borrowed under the credit facility, (per $1,000 of amount borrowed).

  (2)  Calculated by subtracting the Fund's total liabilities excluding the amount borrowed under the credit facility, from the Fund's total assets and dividing such amount by the amount borrowed under the credit facility.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Statement of Cash Flows (Dollars in thousands)

  For the
Year
Ended
December 31,
2020
 

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:

 

Purchases of portfolio securities

 

$

(155,780

)

 
Sales of portfolio securities  

164,307

  

Net purchases, sales and maturities of short-term securities

  

14

  
Interest and dividends received  

19,379

  
Operating expenses paid  

(3,854

)

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

24,066

  

Cash Flows From Financing Activities:

 

Common stock dividends

 

$

(14,430

)

 
Credit facility financing  

(7,000

)

 

Net cash used by financing activities

 

$

(21,430

)

 

Net Increase in Cash

 

$

2,636

  

Cash at Beginning of Period

  

1,028

  

Cash at End of Period

 

$

3,664

  
Reconciliation of Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations
to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities:
 

Purchases of portfolio securities

 

$

(155,780

)

 
Sales of portfolio securities  

164,307

  

Net purchases, sales and maturities of short-term securities

  

14

  
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations  

10,041

  
Amortization of interest  

676

  
Net realized loss on investments and currencies  

11,097

  
Change in net unrealized appreciation on investments and other financial instruments  

(6,360

)

 
Decrease in interest and dividend receivable  

65

  
Decrease in prepaid expenses  

3

  
Increase in accrued expenses and other payables  

3

  

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

24,066

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements
December 31, 2020

(1) Significant Accounting and Other Policies

The New America High Income Fund, Inc. (the Fund) was organized as a corporation in the state of Maryland on November 19, 1987 and is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a diversified, closed-end investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Fund follows the investment company accounting and reporting guidance of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standard Codification Topic 946 "Financial Services Investment Companies". The Fund commenced operations on February 26, 1988. The investment objective of the Fund is to provide high current income while seeking to preserve stockholders' capital through investment in a professionally managed, diversified portfolio of "high yield" fixed-income securities.

The Fund invests primarily in fixed maturity corporate debt securities that are rated less than investment grade. Risk of loss upon default by the issuer is significantly greater with respect to such securities compared to investment grade securities because these securities are generally unsecured and are often subordinated to other creditors of the issuer and because these issuers usually have high levels of indebtedness and are more sensitive to adverse economic conditions, such as a recession, than are investment grade issuers. In some cases, the collection of principal and timely receipt of interest is dependent upon the issuer attaining improved operating results, selling assets or obtaining additional financing.

The Fund may focus its investments in certain industries, subjecting it to greater risk than a Fund that is more diversified. See the schedule of investments for information on individual securities as well as industry diversification and credit quality ratings.

The Fund's financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for investment companies that require the management of the Fund to, among other things, make estimates and assumptions that affect the

reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

The following is a summary of significant accounting policies consistently followed by the Fund, which are in conformity with those generally accepted in the investment company industry.

(a)  Valuation of Investments—Except as otherwise described below, the Fund's investments are valued based on evaluated bid prices provided by an independent pricing service. Independent pricing services provide prices based primarily on quotations from dealers and brokers, market transactions, data accessed from quotations services, offering sheets obtained from dealers and various relationships among similar securities. Investments whose primary market is on an exchange are valued at the last sale price on the day of valuation. Short-term investments with original maturities of 60 days or less are stated at amortized cost, which approximates the fair value of such investments. Following procedures approved by the Board of Directors, investments for which market prices are not yet provided by an independent pricing service (primarily newly issued fixed-income corporate bonds and notes) shall be valued at the most recently quoted bid price provided by a principal market maker for the security. Other investments for which market quotations are not readily available are valued in good faith at fair value using methods approved by the Board of Directors. Fair value measurement is further discussed in section (f) of this footnote.

(b)  Foreign Currency—Investment securities and other assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated into U.S. dollar amounts at the date of valuation. Purchases and sales of investment securities and income and expense items denominated in foreign currencies are translated into U. S. dollar amounts on the respective dates of such transactions.


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
December 31, 2020

The Fund does not isolate that portion of the results of operations resulting from changes in foreign exchange rates on investments from the fluctuations arising from changes in market prices of securities held. Such fluctuations are included with the net realized and unrealized gain or loss from investments.

Reported net realized foreign exchange gains or losses arise from sales of foreign currencies, currency gains or losses realized between the trade and settlement dates on securities transaction, and the difference between the amounts of dividends, interest and foreign withholding taxes recorded on the Fund's books and the U.S. dollar equivalent of the amounts actually received or paid. Net unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses arise from changes in the fair values of assets and liabilities, other than investments in securities at fiscal period end, resulting from changes in exchange rates.

(c)  Foreign Currency Forward Exchange Contracts—The Fund may enter into foreign currency forward exchange contracts to hedge against foreign currency exchange rate risks on its non-U.S. dollar denominated investment securities. When entering into a forward currency contract, the Fund agrees to receive or deliver a fixed quantity of foreign currency for an agreed upon price on an agreed future date. The Fund's net equity therein, representing unrealized gain or loss on the contracts as measured by the difference between the forward foreign exchange rates at the dates of entry into the contracts and the forward rates at the reporting date, is included in the statement of assets and liabilities. Realized and unrealized gains and losses are included in the statement of operations. These instruments involve market risk, credit risk or both kinds of risks, in excess of the amount recognized in the statement of assets and liabilities. Risks arise from the possible inability of counterparties to meet the terms of their contracts and from movement in currency and securities values and interest rates.

(d)  Securities Transactions and Net Investment Income—Securities transactions are recorded on trade

date. Realized gains or losses on sales of securities are calculated on the identified cost basis. Interest income is accrued on a daily basis. Discount on short-term investments is amortized to investment income. Premiums or discounts on corporate debt securities are amortized based on the interest method for financial reporting purposes. All income on original issue discount and step interest bonds is accrued based on the effective interest method. The Fund does not amortize market premiums or discounts for tax purposes. Dividend payments received in the form of additional securities are recorded on the ex-dividend date in an amount equal to the value of the security on such date.

(e)  Federal Income Taxes—It is the Fund's policy to comply with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, applicable to regulated investment companies and to distribute substantially all of its taxable income to its shareholders each year. Accordingly, no federal income tax provision is required.

(f)  Fair Value Measurement—The Fund applies ASC 820 "Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures". This standard establishes the definition of fair value, sets out a framework for measuring fair value and requires additional disclosures about fair value measurements.

The three levels of the fair value hierarchy under ASC 820 are described below:

Level 1—Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Fund has the ability to access.

Level 2—Observable inputs other than quoted prices included in level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. These inputs may include quoted prices for the identical instrument on an inactive market, prices for similar instruments, interest rates, prepayment speeds, credit risk, yield curves, default rates and similar data.


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
December 31, 2020

Level 3—Unobservable inputs for the asset or liability, to the extent relevant observable inputs are not available, representing the Fund's own assumptions about the assumptions a market participant would use in valuing the asset or liability, and would be based on the best information available.

The availability of observable inputs can vary from security to security and is affected by a wide variety of factors, including, for example, the type of security, whether the security is new and not yet established in the marketplace, the liquidity of markets, and other characteristics particular to the security. To the extent that valuation is based on models or inputs that are less observable or unobservable in the market, the determination of fair value requires more judgment. Accordingly, the degree of judgment exercised in determining fair value is greatest for instruments categorized in level 3.

The inputs used to measure fair value may fall into different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In such cases, for disclosure purposes, the level in the fair value hierarchy within which the fair value measurement falls in its entirety, is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety.

The inputs or methodology used for valuing securities are not necessarily an indication of the risk associated with investing in those securities.

A description of the valuation techniques applied to the Fund's major asset and liability categories is as follows.

Debt securities (corporate, U.S. Treasury, convertible & bank debt). The fair value of debt securities is provided by independent pricing services using quotations from dealers and brokers, market transactions, data from quotations services, offering sheets and various relationships between securities. While most corporate bonds are categorized in level 2 of the fair value hierarchy, there may be instances where less observable inputs necessitate a level 3 categorization.

Equity securities (preferred and common stock). Equity securities for which the primary market is on an exchange will be valued at the last sale price on the day of valuation and are categorized in level 1 of the fair value hierarchy. Other equity securities traded in inactive markets or valued by independent pricing services using methods similar to debt securities are categorized in level 2. The fair value of equity securities in which observable inputs are unavailable are categorized in level 3.

Short-term investments. Short-term investments are valued using amortized cost, which approximates fair value. To the extent the inputs are observable and timely the values would be categorized in level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.

Forwards are valued at the unrealized gain or loss on the contract as measured by the difference between the forward exchange rates at the date of entry into the contract and the forward rates at the reporting date. Forwards are categorized in level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.

The following is a summary of the inputs used as of December 31, 2020 in valuing the Fund's investments:

  

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Total Value

 
  Quoted
Prices

(000's)
 Significant
Observable
Inputs
(000's)
 Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(000's)
 

(000's)

 

Investments

 

Debt Securities*

 

$

  

$

298,909

  

$

  

$

298,909

  

Preferred Stock

 

Energy

  

   

3,866

   

   

3,866

  

Finance

  

   

   

320

   

320

  

Healthcare

  

2,462

   

   

   

2,462

  

Manufacturing

  

903

   

   

   

903

  

Utilities

  

2,868

   

389

   

   

3,257

  

Common Stock

 

Broadcasting

  

9

   

   

   

9

  

Total Investments

 

$

6,242

  

$

303,164

  

$

320

  

$

309,726

  
Forward Currency
Exchange
Contracts
 

$

  

$

(86

)

 

$

  

$

(86

)

 

*  Debt Securities — Type of debt and industries are shown on the Schedule of Investments.


30



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
December 31, 2020

 Fair Value as
of 12/31/20
 Valuation
Techniques
 Unobservable
Input
 Input
Values
 Impact to Valuation
from an increase
to input
 
Alliant Services Series A,
Convertible Preferred Stock
  

320

  
Private placement cost
 New preferred stock
issuance
 

Pricing

 Increase 

The Fund owned one Level 3 securities at December 31, 2020. It is identified on the Schedule of Investments with a footnote (i) and has a value of $320,000. The value was determined by the Valuation Committee of the Fund's investment advisor, T. Rowe Price, under procedures approved by the Board of Directors. The techniques used to arrive at this valuation take into account the lack of trading, liquidity, resale restrictions, the occurrence of company specific or industry events, and other market factors.

The following is a reconciliation of Fund investments using Level 3 inputs for the period:

  Securities
(000's)
 

Balance, December 31, 2019

 

$

1,383

  

Net purchases/(sales)

  

(1,070

)

 

Change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation)

  

(3

)

 

Realized gain

  

10

  

Balance, December 31, 2020

 

$

320

  

The change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) for level 3 securities still held at December 31, 2020, and still classified as level 3 was $0.

(2) Tax Matters and Distributions

At December 31, 2020, the total cost of securities (including temporary cash investments) for federal income tax purposes was approximately $293,977,000. Aggregate gross unrealized gain on securities in which there was an excess of value over tax cost was approximately $18,364,000. Aggregate gross unrealized loss on securities in which there was an excess of tax cost over value was approximately $2,615,000. Net unrealized gain on investments for tax purposes at December 31, 2020 was approximately $15,749,000.

At December 31, 2020, the Fund had approximate capital loss carryforwards available to offset future capital gains, if any, to the extent provided by regulations:

Carryover Available

 

Character

 

Expiration Date

 

$

7,102,000

  

Short-term

 

None

 
 19,659,000  

Long-term

 

None

 

$

26,761,000

        

As a result of the passage of the Regulated Investment Company Modernization Act of 2010 (the "Act"), losses incurred in the 2011 fiscal year and beyond retain their character as short-term or long-term, have no expiration date and are utilized before the capital losses incurred prior to the enactment of the Act. At December 31, 2020, the Fund had total non-expiring capital loss carryforwards of $26,761,000.

It is the policy of the Fund to reduce future distributions of realized gains to shareholders to the extent of the unexpired capital loss carryforwards.

The tax character of distributions paid to common shareholders in 2020 and 2019 of approximately $15,248,000 and $15,419,000, respectively, was from ordinary income.

As of December 31, 2020, the components of distributable earnings on a tax basis were approximately:

Unrealized Gain on Investments

 

$

15,749,000

  

Capital Loss Carryforwards

  

(26,761,000

)

 

Other Accumulated Losses

  

(95,000

)

 
Undistributed Net Investment Income  

142,000

  
  

$

(10,965,000

)

 


31



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
December 31, 2020

The difference between components of distributable earnings on a tax basis and amounts in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals ("GAAP") are primarily due to market discount and premium adjustments, wash sales, and the recognition of unrealized gain on currency forward contracts. GAAP also requires components related to permanent differences of net assets to be classified differently for financial reporting purposes than for tax reporting purposes. These differences have no net effect on the net asset value of the Fund. As of December 31, 2020, there were no financial reporting reclassifications recorded to the net asset accounts.

As of December 31, 2020, the Fund had $95,000 of post-October losses which are deferred until fiscal year 2021 for tax purposes. The other accumulated losses incurred after October 31, and within the taxable year are deemed to arise on the first day of the Fund's next taxable year. Distributions on common stock are declared based upon annual projections of the Fund's investment company taxable income. The Fund records all dividends and distributions payable to shareholders on the ex-dividend date and declares and distributes income dividends monthly.

The Fund is required to amortize market discounts and premiums for financial reporting purposes. This results in additional interest income in some years and decreased interest income in others for financial reporting purposes only. The Fund does not amortize market discounts or premiums for tax purposes. Therefore, the additional or decreased interest income for financial reporting purposes does not result in additional or decreased common stock dividend income.

The Fund recognizes the tax benefits of uncertain tax positions only where the position is "more likely than not" to be sustained assuming examination by tax authorities. Management has analyzed the Fund's tax positions, and has concluded that no liability for unrecognized tax benefits should be recorded related to uncertain tax positions taken on returns filed for open tax years 2017-2019, or expected to be taken in the Fund's 2020 tax returns. The Fund is not aware of any tax positions for which it is reasonably possible that the

total amounts of unrecognized tax benefits will change materially in the next twelve months.

(3) Investment Advisory Agreement

T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. (T. Rowe Price), the Fund's Investment Advisor, earned approximately $1,044,000 in management fees during the year ended December 31, 2020. Management fees paid by the Fund to T. Rowe Price were calculated at 0.50% on the first $50,000,000 of the Fund's average weekly net assets, 0.40% on the next $50 million and 0.30% on average weekly net assets in excess of $100 million. T. Rowe Price's fee is calculated based on assets attributable to the Fund's common stock and senior securities. At December 31, 2020, the fee payable to T. Rowe Price was approximately $92,000, which was included in accrued expenses on the accompanying statement of assets and liabilities.

(4) Bank Credit Agreement

The Fund has a credit agreement with The Bank of Nova Scotia pursuant to which the Fund may borrow up to an aggregate amount of $100,000,000. On December 31, 2020 the total amount outstanding on the loan was $84,000,000. The term of the facility has been extended to October 2021. Amounts borrowed under the credit facility bear interest at an adjustable rate based on a margin above LIBOR. The rate paid on these borrowings is approximately 1.00% and will be in effect until January 29, 2021 at which time the rate will be reset. For the year ended December 31, 2020 the weighted average rate on the loan was approximately 1.53% and the maximum amount borrowed during the period was $91,000,000.

The Fund pays a commitment fee to The Bank of Nova Scotia at a rate of .15% per annum for any unused portion of borrowings not to exceed $100,000,000. For the year ended December 31, 2020 the Fund paid approximately $29,000 for this commitment.

The Fund has granted to The Bank of Nova Scotia a security interest in the investments and other assets of the Fund in accordance with the Credit Agreement.


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
December 31, 2020

(5) Purchases and Sales of Securities

Purchases and proceeds of sales or maturities of long-term securities during the year ended December 31, 2020 were approximately:

Cost of purchases

 

$

156,677,000

  

Proceeds of sales or maturities

 

$

164,165,000

  

(6) Related Party Transactions

The Fund paid approximately $222,000 during the year ended December 31, 2020 to the president of the Fund for her services as an officer and employee of the Fund.

(7) Derivative Contracts (Currency Amounts in Thousands)

Forward Currency Exchange Contracts—As of December 31, 2020 the Fund had forward currency exchange contracts outstanding as follows:

Counterparty Settlement
Date
 Receive
(Deliver)
 

Asset

 

Liability

 Unrealized
Appreciation
(Depreciation)
 

JP Morgan

 

1/29/21

 

EUR

422

  

$

516

  

$

510

  

$

6

  

Bank of America

 

1/29/21

 

EUR

(107

)

  

127

   

130

   

(3

)

 

State Street Bank

 

1/29/21

 

EUR

(144

)

  

172

   

176

   

(4

)

 

HSBC Bank

 

1/29/21

 

EUR

(648

)

  

772

   

792

   

(20

)

 

UBS

 

1/29/21

 

EUR

(648

)

  

772

   

792

   

(20

)

 

HSBC Bank

 

1/29/21

 

GBP

304

   

415

   

404

   

11

  

Citibank

 

1/29/21

 

GBP

(1,270

)

  

1,681

   

1,737

   

(56

)

 

Net unrealized loss on open forward currency exchange contracts

 

$

(86

)

 

Fair Value of Derivative Instruments—The fair value of derivative instruments as of December 31, 2020 was as follows:

 Asset Derivatives
December 31, 2020
 

 Statement of Assets
and Liabilities Location
 Fair
Value
 
Forward currency contracts
 
 
 Unrealized gain
on forward currency
exchange contracts
 

$

17

  

 
 
 Unrealized loss
on forward currency
exchange contracts
  

(103

)

 

The effect of derivative instruments that are included on the Statement of Operations for the year ended December 31, 2020 was as follows:

Amount of Realized Loss on Derivatives

 
  Realized loss on
investments, net
 

Forward currency contracts

 

$

(207

)

 

Change in Unrealized Appreciation on Derivatives

 

 Change in
net unrealized
appreciation on
investments and other
financial instruments
 

Forward currency contracts

 

$

147

  


33



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
December 31, 2020

(8) LIBOR Transition

The Fund may invest in financial instruments with payment obligations, financing terms, hedging strategies or investment values based on floating rates, such as London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR"). LIBOR is the offered rate for short-term Eurodollar deposits between major international banks. On July 27, 2017, the Chief Executive of the UK Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA"), which regulates LIBOR, announced that the FCA will no longer persuade nor compel banks to submit rates for the calculation of LIBOR and certain other reference rates after 2021. Such announcement indicates that the continuation of LIBOR on the current basis cannot and will not be guaranteed after 2021. Regulators and industry working groups have suggested alternative reference rates, but global consensus is lacking and the process for amending existing contracts or instruments to transition away from LIBOR remains unclear. There also remains uncertainty and risk regarding the willingness and ability of issuers to include enhanced provisions in new and existing contracts or instruments. The transition away from LIBOR may lead to increased volatility and illiquidity in markets that are tied to LIBOR, reduced values of LIBOR-related instruments, and reduced effectiveness of hedging strategies, adversely affecting the Fund's performance or NAV. In addition, the alternative reference rate may be an ineffective substitute resulting in prolonged adverse market conditions for the Fund.

(9) Covid-19 Risks

In early 2020, an outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged globally. This coronavirus has resulted in closing international borders, enhanced health screenings, healthcare service preparation and delivery, quarantines, cancellations, disruptions to supply chains and customer activity, as well as general public concern and uncertainty. The impact of this outbreak has negatively affected the worldwide economy, as well as the economies of individual countries, the financial health of individual companies and the market in general in significant and unforeseen ways. The future

impact of COVID-19 is currently unknown, and it may exacerbate other risks that apply to the Fund, including political, social and economic risks. Any such impact could adversely affect the Fund's performance, the performance of the securities in which the Fund Invests and may lead to losses on your investment in the Fund. The ultimate impact of COVID-19 on the financial performance of the Fund's investments is not reasonably estimable at this time.

(10) New Accounting Pronouncement Adopted

In August 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standard Update ("ASU") 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework-Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement ("ASU 2018-13"). The primary focus of ASU 2018-13 is to improve the effectiveness of the disclosure requirements for fair value measurements. The changes affect all companies that are required to include fair value measurement disclosures. In general, the amendments in ASU 2018-13 were effective for all entities for fiscal years and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019. ASU 2018-13 requires the disclosure of the range and weighted average used to develop significant unobservable inputs for Level 3 fair value measurements and the changes in unrealized gains and losses for recurring Level 3 fair value measurements. In addition, ASU 2018-13 requires that information is provided about the measurement uncertainty of Level 3 fair value measurements as of the reporting date. The Fund has adopted ASU 2018-13 and has revised fair value measurement disclosures within these financial statements in accordance with the standard.

(11) Subsequent Events

The Fund has evaluated the need for additional disclosures and/or adjustments resulting from subsequent events through the date the financial statements were issued. Based on this evaluation, no adjustments were required to the financial statements as of December 31, 2020.


34



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

To the Shareholders and Board of Directors of
The New America High Income Fund, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts

Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying statement of assets and liabilities of The New America High Income Fund, Inc. (the "Fund"), including the schedule of investments, as of December 31, 2020, the related statement of operations for the year then ended, the statements of changes in net assets for each of the two years in the period then ended, and financial highlights for each of the five years in the period then ended, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the "financial statements"). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Fund as of December 31, 2020, the results of its operations for the year then ended, the changes in its net assets for each of the two years in the period then ended, and the financial highlights for each of the five years in the period then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Basis for Opinion

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Fund's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Fund's financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) ("PCAOB") and are required to be independent with respect to the Fund in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB. We have served as the Fund's auditor since 2005.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Fund is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Fund's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. Our procedures included confirmation of securities owned as of December 31, 2020 by correspondence with the custodian and brokers; when replies were not received from brokers, we performed other auditing procedures. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

  TAIT, WELLER & BAKER LLP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
February 23, 2021


35



The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
Supplemental Information
(Unaudited)

Recent Changes

The following information in this annual report is a summary of certain changes since December 31, 2019. This information may not reflect all of the changes that have occurred since you purchased shares of the Fund.

Changes to Principal Investment Strategies Approved by the Board

In February 2021, the Board of Directors approved changes to the Fund's principal investment strategies. In this regard, the Fund's principal investment strategy disclosure has been revised to:

• Reflect that the Fund employs leverage through bank borrowings and no longer achieves leverage through the issuance of Auction Term Preferred Stock (the "ATP");

• Remove the Fund's 20% limit (based on total assets) on investments in each of preferred stocks, illiquid securities and zero coupon securities;

• Reflect a limit on investments in non-U.S. dollar-denominated securities of 20% of the Fund's total assets; and

• Reflect that the Fund may invest without limitation in U.S. dollar-denominated bonds of foreign issuers.

Changes to Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund

In accordance with the principal investment strategy changes described above, risk disclosure relating to the Fund's use of leverage and related requirements under the 1940 Act has been revised to reflect that the Fund employs leverage through bank borrowings and no longer achieves leverage through the issuance of ATP. In addition, risk disclosure has been added to cover the following principal risks of investing in the Fund: Junk Bond Investing Risk; Fixed Income Markets Risk; Interest Rate Risk; Credit Quality Risk; Foreign Investing Risk; Emerging Market Securities Risk; Foreign Currency Risk; Bank Loan Risk; Leverage Risk; Liquidity Risk; Derivatives Risk; Convertible Security and Preferred Stock Risk; Management Risk; (xiv) Market Events Risk; and COVID-19 Risk.

Changes to Persons Responsible for Day-to-Day Management of the Fund

Prior to January 1, 2020, Mark J. Vaselkiv and Rodney M. Rayburn served as co-portfolio managers of the Fund. Effective January 1, 2020, Mr. Vaselkiv stepped down as co-portfolio manager of the Fund, and Mr. Rayburn assumed sole portfolio management responsibilities for the Fund.

Changes to the Fund's By-Laws

In June 2020, the Fund's By-Laws were amended to provide for Directors to be elected by 50% of the outstanding shares of the Fund entitled to be voted in a contested election.

In February 2021, the Fund's By-Laws were amended to reflect that the Board of Directors determined to opt into the Maryland Control Share Acquisition Act ("MCSAA") on behalf of the Fund. The MCSAA protects the interests of all stockholders of a Maryland corporation by providing that any holder of "control shares" acquired in a "control share acquisition" will not be entitled to vote its shares unless the other stockholders of the corporation reinstate


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those voting rights at a meeting of stockholders by a vote of two-thirds of the votes entitled to be cast on the matter, excluding the "acquiring person" (i.e., the holder or group of holders acting in concert that acquires, or proposes to acquire, "control shares") and any other holders of "interested shares" as defined in the MCSAA. Generally, "control shares" are shares that, when aggregated with shares already owned by an acquiring person, would entitle the acquiring person to exercise 10% or more, 331/3% or more, or a majority of the total voting power of shares entitled to vote in the election of directors. The above description of the MCSAA is only a high-level summary and does not purport to be complete. Investors should refer to the actual provisions of the MCSAA and the Fund's By-Laws for more information, including definitions of key terms, various exclusions and exemptions from the statute's scope, and the procedures by which stockholders may approve the reinstatement of voting rights to holders of "control shares."

The By-Law amendments described above could have the effect of, among other things, delaying or preventing a change of control of the Fund.

Investment Objective, Strategies and Restrictions

Investment Objective

The investment objective of the Fund is to provide high current income, while seeking to preserve stockholders' capital, through investment in a professionally managed, diversified portfolio of "high-yield" fixed-income securities, commonly known as "junk bonds". The Fund's investment objective may not be changed without the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of the Fund's Common Stock, which means the lesser of (a) more than 50% of the Fund's Common Stock or (b) 67% or more of the Fund's Common Stock present at a meeting at which more than 50% of the outstanding shares of such stock are present or represented by proxy.

Investment Strategies

The Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its net assets (including any borrowings for investment purposes) in a widely diversified portfolio of high yield corporate bonds, as well as income-producing convertible securities and preferred stocks that are rated below investment grade or not rated by any major credit rating agency but deemed to be below investment grade by the Fund's investment adviser, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. (the "Adviser"). The Fund uses leverage through borrowing from a credit facility (not to exceed 331/3% of the Fund's total assets) to employ its investment strategies.

If a holding is split rated (i.e., rated investment grade by at least one rating agency and below investment grade by another rating agency), the lower rating will be used for purposes of the Fund's 80% investment policy. High yield bonds are rated below investment grade (BB and lower, or an equivalent rating), and tend to provide high income in an effort to compensate investors for their higher risk of default, which is the failure to make required interest or principal payments. High yield bond issuers include small or relatively new companies lacking the history or capital to merit investment grade status, former blue chip companies downgraded because of financial problems, companies electing to borrow heavily to finance or avoid a takeover or buyout, and firms with heavy debt loads.


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While high yield corporate bonds are typically issued with a fixed interest rate, bank loans have floating interest rates that reset periodically (typically quarterly or monthly). Bank loans represent amounts borrowed by companies or other entities from banks and other lenders. In many cases, the borrowing companies have significantly more debt than equity and the loans have been issued in connection with recapitalizations, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, or refinancings. The loans held by the Fund may be senior or subordinate obligations of the borrower. The Fund may invest up to 10% of its total assets in bank loans.

The Fund may purchase securities of any maturity and its weighted average maturity will vary with market conditions. In selecting investments, the Fund relies extensively on the Adviser's credit research analysts. The Fund intends to focus primarily on the higher-quality range (BB and B, or an equivalent rating) of the high yield market.

While most assets will typically be invested in U.S. dollar-denominated bonds, the Fund may also invest in bonds of foreign issuers (including securities of issuers in emerging markets). The Fund may invest up to 20% of its total assets in non-U.S. dollar-denominated securities and may invest without limitation in U.S. dollar-denominated bonds of foreign issuers. The Fund may also use forward currency exchange contracts to protect the Fund's non-U.S. dollar-denominated holdings from adverse currency movements by hedging the Fund's foreign currency exposure back to the U.S. dollar.

The Fund may sell holdings for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to adjusting the portfolio's average maturity, duration, or overall credit quality, shifting assets into and out of higher-yielding instruments, or reducing its exposure to certain instruments.

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, when market conditions warrant a temporary defensive investment strategy, the Fund may invest without limitation in money market instruments, including rated and unrated commercial paper of domestic and foreign corporations, certificates of deposit, bankers' acceptances and other obligations of banks, repurchase agreements and short-term obligations issued or guaranteed by the United States government or its instrumentalities or agencies. The Fund reserves the right to invest in investment grade securities and securities of comparable quality when the difference in yields between quality classifications is relatively narrow or for temporary defensive purposes.

Other Portfolio Investments and Practices

The Fund and the Adviser reserve the right to engage in certain investment practices described below in order to help achieve the Fund's investment objective.

Leverage. The Fund intends to use leverage through borrowing from a credit facility. The Fund is permitted to engage in other transactions, such as reverse repurchase agreements and issuance of debt securities or preferred securities, which have the effect of leverage, but currently has no intention to do so.

The Fund also may borrow money as a temporary measure for extraordinary or emergency purposes, including the payment of dividends and the settlement of securities transactions, which otherwise might require untimely dispositions of Fund securities. The Fund also may incur leverage through the use of investment management techniques (e.g., futures contracts and options on futures contracts).


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Changes in the value of the Fund's portfolio (including investments bought with amounts borrowed) will be borne entirely by the shareholders. If leverage is used and there is a net decrease (or increase) in the value of the Fund's investment portfolio, the leverage will decrease (or increase) the net asset value ("NAV") per share to a greater extent than if the Fund were not leveraged. During periods in which the Fund uses leverage, the fees paid to the Adviser for investment advisory services (which are effectively borne by the Common Stockholders and not holders of the Fund's leverage) will be higher than if the Fund did not use leverage because the fees paid will be calculated on the basis of the Fund's managed assets, including the amount obtained from leverage, which may create an incentive to leverage the Fund.

The 1940 Act generally prohibits the Fund from engaging in most forms of leverage representing indebtedness other than preferred shares, unless immediately after such incurrence, the Fund's total assets less all liabilities and indebtedness not represented by senior securities (for these purposes, "total net assets") is at least 300% of the aggregate senior securities representing indebtedness (i.e., the use of leverage through senior securities representing indebtedness may not exceed 331/3% of the Fund's total net assets (including the proceeds from leverage)). Additionally, under the 1940 Act, the Fund generally may not declare any dividend or other distribution upon any class of its capital shares, or purchase any such capital shares, unless at the time of such declaration or purchase, this asset coverage test is satisfied. If the Fund borrows, the Fund intends, to the extent possible, to prepay all or a portion of the principal amount of the borrowing to the extent necessary in order to maintain the required asset coverage. Failure to maintain certain asset coverage requirements could result in an event of default.

The Fund will pay, and Common Stockholders will effectively bear, any costs and expenses related to any borrowings. Such costs and expenses would include the higher investment advisory fee resulting from the use of such leverage.

Capital, if any, raised through leverage will be subject to dividend or interest payments, which may exceed the income and appreciation on the assets purchased. Entering into a borrowing program involves expenses and other costs and may limit the Fund's freedom to pay dividends on common shares or to engage in other activities. Unless the income and appreciation, if any, on assets acquired with leverage proceeds exceed the associated costs of such borrowings (and other Fund expenses), the use of leverage would diminish the investment performance of the Fund's Common Stock compared with what it would have been without leverage.

Repurchase Agreements. The Fund may enter into repurchase agreements. A repurchase agreement is a contract under which the Fund acquires a security for a relatively short period (usually not more than one week) subject to the obligation of the seller to repurchase and the Fund to re-sell such security at a fixed time and price (representing the Fund's cost plus interest). It is the Fund's present intention to enter into repurchase agreements only with commercial banks and registered broker-dealers and only with respect to obligations of the United States government or its agencies or instrumentalities. Repurchase agreements may also be viewed as loans made by the Fund which are collateralized by the securities subject to repurchase. The Adviser will monitor such transactions to ensure that the value of the underlying securities will be at least equal at all times to the total amount of the repurchase obligation, including the interest factor.

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which the Fund may sell an underlying debt instrument and simultaneously obtain the commitment of the purchaser (a commercial bank or a broker or dealer) to sell the security back to the Fund at an agreed upon price on an agreed upon date. The value of underlying securities will be at least equal at all times to the total amount of the resale obligation, including the interest factor. The Fund receives payment for such securities only upon physical delivery or evidence of book entry transfer by its custodian. Securities sold by the Fund under a reverse repurchase agreement must be either segregated pending repurchase or the proceeds must be segregated on the Fund's books and records pending repurchase.

When-Issued and Delayed Delivery Securities. From time to time, in the ordinary course of business, the Fund may purchase securities on a when-issued or delayed delivery basis (i.e., delivery and payment can take place beyond the customary settlement date for transactions of securities of that nature). The purchase price and the interest rate payable on the securities are fixed on the transaction date. The securities so purchased are subject to market fluctuation, and no interest accrues to the Fund until delivery and payment take place. At the time the Fund makes the commitment to purchase securities on a when-issued or delayed delivery basis, it will record the transaction and thereafter reflect the value of such securities in determining its NAV. The Fund will make commitments for such when-issued transactions only with the intention of actually acquiring the securities. To facilitate such acquisitions, the Fund's custodian bank will maintain liquid assets from its portfolio, marked to market daily and having value equal to or greater than such commitments. On the delivery dates for such transactions, the Fund will meet its obligations from maturities or sales of the portfolio securities and/or from then available cash flow.

Permitted Investments in Direct Placement Securities. The Fund is permitted by its investment objective and policies to invest in direct placement securities, which are treated as restricted securities.

Notes, Loan Participations, and Assignments. The Fund may make investments in a company through the purchase or execution of a privately negotiated note representing the equivalent of a loan. Larger loans to corporations or governments, including governments of less developed countries, may be shared or syndicated among several lenders, usually banks. The Fund could participate in such syndicates or could buy part of a loan, becoming a direct lender. These loans may often be obligations of companies or governments in financial distress or in default.

Interest Rate Transactions. The Fund may enter into interest rate transactions, such as swaps, caps, collars and floors for the purpose or with the effect of hedging its portfolio and/or its payment obligations with respect to senior securities.

Options. The Fund may write (sell) call options which are traded on national securities exchanges with respect to securities in its portfolio. The Fund may only write "covered" call options, that is, options on securities it holds in its portfolio or has an immediate right to acquire through conversion or exchange of securities held in its portfolio. The Fund reserves the right to write call options on its portfolio securities in an attempt to realize a greater current return than would be realized on the securities alone. The Fund may also write call options as a partial hedge against a possible market decline. The Fund may also enter into "closing purchase transactions" in order to terminate its obligation as a writer of a call option prior to the expiration of the option.

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approval of the Board of Directors, to purchase and sell financial futures contracts and options on such futures contracts for the purpose of hedging its portfolio securities (or portfolio securities which it expects to acquire) against anticipated changes in prevailing interest rates. This technique could be employed if the Adviser anticipates that interest rates may rise, in which event the Fund could sell a futures contract to protect against the potential decline in the value of its portfolio securities. Conversely, if declining interest rates were anticipated, the Fund could purchase a futures contract to protect against a potential increase in the price of securities the Fund intends to purchase.

In the event the Fund determines to invest in futures contracts and options thereon, it will not purchase or sell such instruments if, immediately thereafter, the amount committed to margin plus the amount paid for premiums for unexpired options on futures contracts would exceed 5% of the value of the Fund's total assets. There is no overall limitation on the percentage of the Fund's portfolio securities which may be subject to a hedge position. The Fund also intends to comply with Rule 4.5 of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC") under which the Fund will be exempted from registration as a commodity pool operator. Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, the Fund would have the right to write options on futures contracts for income purposes without CFTC registration. The extent to which the Fund may enter into transactions involving futures contracts also may be limited by the requirements of the Code for qualification as a regulated investment company.

Securities Loans. The Fund reserves the right to make secured loans of its portfolio securities amounting to not more than one-third of the value of its total assets, thereby realizing additional income. As a matter of policy securities loans are made to unaffiliated broker-dealers pursuant to agreements requiring that loans be continuously secured by collateral in cash or short-term debt obligations at least equal at all times to the value of the securities subject to the loan. The borrower pays to the Fund an amount equal to any interest or dividends received on the securities subject to the loan. The Fund retains all or a portion of the interest received on investment of the cash collateral or receives a fee from the borrower. Although voting rights or rights to consent with respect to the loaned securities pass to the borrower, the Fund retains the right to call the loans at any time on reasonable notice, and it will do so in order that the securities may be voted by the Fund if the holders of such securities are asked to vote upon or consent to matters materially affecting the investment. The Fund may also call such loans in order to sell the securities involved.

Investment Restrictions

The following investment restrictions are fundamental policies of the Fund, and may not be amended without the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of the Fund's Common Stock, which means the lesser of (a) more than 50% of the Fund's Common Stock or (b) 67% or more of the Fund's Common Stock present at a meeting at which more than 50% of the outstanding shares of such stock are present or represented by proxy. Under these restrictions, the Fund may not:

1.  Borrow money (through reverse repurchase agreements or otherwise) or issue senior securities, except as permitted by Section 18 of the 1940 Act.

2.  Pledge, hypothecate, mortgage or otherwise encumber its assets, except to secure borrowings permitted by restriction 1 above. Collateral arrangements with respect to margins for futures contracts and options are not deemed to be pledges or other encumbrances for purposes of this restriction.


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3.  Purchase securities on margin, except such short-term credits as may be necessary for the clearance of purchases and sales of securities and except that the Fund may make margin payments in connection with transactions in futures contracts and options.

4.  Make short sales of securities or maintain a short position for the account of the Fund unless at all times when a short position is open the Fund owns an equal amount of such securities or owns securities which, without payment of any further consideration, are convertible into or exchangeable for securities of the same issue as, and in equal amount to, the securities sold short.

5.  Underwrite securities issued by other persons except to the extent that, in connection with the disposition of its portfolio investments, the Fund may be deemed to be an underwriter under the federal securities laws.

6.  Purchase or sell real estate (including real estate mortgage loans), although the Fund may purchase securities of issuers that deal in real estate, securities that are secured by interests in real estate and securities representing interests in real estate.

7.  Purchase or sell commodities or commodity contracts, except that the Fund may purchase or sell financial futures contracts and related options.

8.  Make loans, except by purchase of debt obligations in which the Fund may invest consistently with its investment policies, by entering into repurchase agreements with respect to not more than 25% of the value of its total assets, or through the lending of its portfolio securities with respect to not more than one-third of the value of its total assets.

9.  Acquire more than 10% of the voting securities of any issuer.

10.  Invest more than 25% of the value of its total assets in any one industry, provided that this limitation does not apply to obligations issued or guaranteed as to interest and principal by the United States government or its agencies or instrumentalities.

11.  Buy or sell oil, gas or other mineral leases, rights or royalty contracts, although the Fund may purchase securities of issuers which deal in, represent interests in or are secured by interests in such leases, rights or contracts.

12.  Make investments for the purpose of exercising control or management over the issuer of any security.

Principal Risks

High Yield Bond Investing Risk. High yield bond investing subjects the Fund to heightened credit risk. Issuers of high yield bonds and loans are not as strong financially as those with higher credit ratings, so the issuers and lenders are more vulnerable to financial setbacks and recession than more creditworthy issuers, which may impair their ability to make interest and principal payments. As a result, below investment grade investments carry greater risks of default and erratic price swings due to real or perceived changes in the credit quality of the issuer or lender.


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Because the credit quality of the issuer is lower, such investments are more sensitive to developments affecting the issuer's or lender's underlying fundamentals, such as changes in financial condition or a particular country's general economy. In addition, the entire below investment-grade bond and loan markets can experience sudden and sharp price swings due to a variety of factors, including changes in economic forecasts, stock market activity, large sustained sales by institutional investors, a high-profile default, or a change in the market's psychology. This type of volatility is usually associated more with stocks than bonds, but investors in lower-quality bonds and loans should also anticipate it. Since pooled investment vehicles, like registered open-end funds, can be a major source of demand in certain high yield bond and loan markets, substantial cash flows into and out of these funds can affect prices. If, for example, a significant number of funds were to sell bonds or loans to meet shareholder redemptions, bond and loan prices could fall more than underlying fundamentals might justify.

Any investments in distressed or defaulted instruments subject the Fund to even greater credit risk than investments in other below investment-grade investments. Investments in obligations of restructured, distressed, and bankrupt issuers, including debt obligations that are already in default, generally trade significantly below par and may lack liquidity. Defaulted securities might be repaid only after lengthy bankruptcy proceedings, during which the issuer might not make any interest or other payments, and such proceedings may result in only partial recovery of principal or no recovery at all. Recovery could involve an exchange of the defaulted obligation for other debt instruments or equity securities of the issuer or its affiliates, each of which may in turn lack liquidity or be speculative and be valued by the Fund at significantly less than its original purchase price. In addition, investments in distressed issuers may subject the Fund to liability as a lender.

Fixed Income Markets Risk. The market price of investments owned by the Fund may go up or down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. The Fund's investments may decline in value due to factors affecting the overall fixed income markets, or particular industries or sectors. The value of a holding may decline due to developments related to a particular issuer, but also due to general fixed income market conditions, including real or perceived adverse economic developments such as changes in interest rates, credit quality, inflation, or currency rates, or generally adverse investor sentiment. The value of a holding may also decline due to factors that negatively affect a particular industry, such as labor shortages, increased production costs, or competitive conditions.

Interest Rate Risk. The prices of bonds and other fixed income securities typically increase as interest rates fall and prices typically decrease as interest rates rise (bond prices and interest rates usually move in opposite directions). Prices fall because the bonds and notes in the Fund's portfolio become less attractive to other investors when securities with higher yields become available. Generally, securities with longer maturities or durations and funds with longer weighted average maturities or durations have greater interest rate risk. As a result, in a rising interest rate environment, the NAV of a fund with a longer weighted average maturity or duration typically decreases at a faster rate than the NAV of a fund with a shorter weighted average maturity or duration. Interest rates have recently been near historically low levels. In addition, some markets have experienced negative interest rates on bank deposits and the debt instruments of certain issuers have traded at negative yields. Extremely low or negative interest rates may increase the Fund's susceptibility to interest rate risk and reduce the Fund's yield.


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Credit Quality Risk. An issuer of a debt instrument held by the Fund could default (fail to make scheduled interest or principal payments), potentially reducing the Fund's income, NAV and share price. Credit risk is increased when portfolio holdings are downgraded or the perceived financial condition of an issuer deteriorates. Holdings with an investment-grade rating (AAA through BBB, or an equivalent rating) should have a relatively low risk of encountering financial problems and a relatively high probability of future payments. However, holdings rated BBB (or an equivalent rating) or below are more susceptible to adverse economic conditions than other investment-grade holdings and may have speculative characteristics. Holdings rated below investment grade should be regarded as speculative because their issuers may be more susceptible to financial setbacks and recession than more creditworthy issuers.

Foreign Investing Risk. The Fund's investments outside the U.S. are subject to special risks, whether the securities are denominated in U.S. dollars or foreign currencies. These risks include potentially adverse local, political, social, and economic conditions overseas, greater volatility, lower liquidity, and the possibility that settlement practices and regulatory and accounting standards will differ from those of U.S. issuers. Foreign currencies could decline against the U.S. dollar, lowering the value of securities denominated in those currencies and possibly the Fund's share price. These risks are heightened for any investments in emerging markets, which are more susceptible to governmental interference, less efficient trading markets, and the imposition of local taxes or restrictions on gaining access to sales proceeds for foreign investors.

Emerging Market Securities Risk. The Fund may invest in securities of issuers located in "emerging markets." Because of less developed markets and economies and, in some countries, less mature governments and governmental institutions, the risks of investing in foreign securities can be intensified in the case of investments in issuers domiciled or operating in emerging market countries. These risks include high concentration of market capitalization and trading volume in a small number of issuers representing a limited number of industries, as well as a high concentration of investors and financial intermediaries; lack of liquidity and greater price volatility due to the smaller size of the market for such securities and lower trading volume; political and social uncertainties; national policies that may restrict the Fund's investment opportunities including restrictions on investing in issuers or industries deemed sensitive to relevant national interests; greater risks of expropriation, confiscatory taxation and nationalization; over-dependence on exports, especially with respect to primary commodities, making these economies vulnerable to changes in commodities prices; overburdened infrastructure and obsolete or unseasoned financial systems; environmental problems; less developed legal systems; and less reliable custodial services and settlement practices. Dividends paid by issuers in emerging market countries will generally not qualify for the reduced U.S. federal income tax rates applicable to qualified dividends under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Foreign Currency Risk. Although the Fund will report its NAV and pay expenses and distributions in U.S. dollars, the Fund intends to invest in foreign securities denominated or quoted in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. Therefore, changes in foreign currency exchange rates will affect the U.S. dollar value of the Fund's investment securities and the NAV of its shares. The currencies of certain countries in which the Fund invests are more volatile than those of other countries and, therefore, the Fund's investments related to those countries may be more adversely impacted by currency rate fluctuations. Generally, if a foreign currency depreciates against the U.S. dollar (i.e., if the U.S. dollar strengthens), the value of the existing investment in the securities denominated in that currency will decline. When a given currency appreciates against the U.S. dollar (i.e., if the U.S. dollar weakens), the value of the existing


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investment in the securities denominated in that currency will rise. Certain foreign countries may impose restrictions on the ability of foreign securities issuers to make payments of principal and interest to investors located outside of the country, due to a blockage of foreign currency exchanges or otherwise.

Bank Loan Risk. Bank loans often have contractual restrictions on resale. These restrictions can delay or impede the Fund's ability to sell loans and may adversely affect the price that can be obtained. Loans and unlisted securities are typically less liquid than securities traded on national exchanges. The secondary market for loans may be subject to irregular trading activity and extended settlement periods, and the liquidity of bank loans can vary significantly over time. For example, if the credit quality of a bank loan unexpectedly declines significantly, secondary market trading in that floating rate loan can also decline. During periods of infrequent trading, valuing a bank loan can be more difficult and buying or selling a loan at an acceptable price may not be possible or may be delayed.

The terms of the bank loans held by the Fund may require that the borrowing company maintain collateral to support payment of its obligations. However, the value of the collateral securing a bank loan can decline or be insufficient to meet the obligations of the company. In addition, collateral securing a loan may be found invalid, may be used to pay other outstanding obligations of the borrower, or may be difficult to liquidate. The Fund's access to the collateral may be limited by bankruptcy, other insolvency laws, or by the type of loan the Fund has purchased. For example, if the Fund purchases a participation interest instead of an assignment, it would not have direct access to collateral of the borrower. As a result, a bank loan may not be fully collateralized and can decline significantly in value.

Leverage Risk. Leverage, to the extent it is used, creates three major types of risks for stockholders:

• the likelihood of greater volatility of NAV and market price of common stock;

• the possibility either that common stock income will fall if the interest rate on any borrowings rises, or that common stock income and distributions will fluctuate because the interest rate on any borrowings varies; and

• if the Fund leverages through borrowings, the Fund may not be permitted to declare dividends or other distributions with respect to its common shares, unless at the time thereof the Fund meets certain asset coverage requirements.

Leverage involves certain additional risks, including the risk that the cost of leverage may exceed the return earned by the Fund on the proceeds of such leverage. The use of leverage will increase the volatility of changes in the Fund's NAV, market price and distributions. In the event of a general market decline in the value of assets in which the Fund invests, the effect of that decline will be magnified in the Fund because of the additional assets purchased with the proceeds of the leverage.

In addition, funds borrowed pursuant a credit facility may constitute a substantial lien and burden by reason of their prior claim against the income of the Fund and against the net assets of the Fund in liquidation. In the event of an event of default under a loan facility, lenders may have the right to cause a liquidation of the collateral (i.e., sell portfolio securities and other assets of the Fund) and, if any such default is not cured, the lenders may be able to control the liquidation as well. A leverage facility agreement may include covenants that impose on the Fund asset coverage


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requirements, Fund composition requirements and limits on certain investments, such as illiquid investments or derivatives, which are more stringent than those imposed on the Fund by the 1940 Act.

Liquidity Risk. The Fund may not be able to sell a holding in a timely manner at a desired price. Sectors of the bond market can experience sudden downturns in trading activity. During periods of reduced market liquidity, the spread between the price at which a security can be bought and the price at which it can be sold can widen, and the Fund may not be able to sell a holding readily at a price that reflects what the Adviser believes it should be worth. Securities with lower overall liquidity can also become more difficult to value. Liquidity risk may be the result of, among other things, the reduced number and capacity of traditional broker-dealers to make a market in fixed income securities or the lack of an active market. The potential for liquidity risk may be magnified by a rising interest rate environment or other circumstances where selling activity from fixed income investors may be higher than normal, potentially causing increased supply in the market.

Derivatives Risk. The use of forward currency exchange contracts exposes the Fund to additional volatility in comparison to investing directly in bonds and other debt instruments. These instruments can experience reduced liquidity and become difficult to value, and any of these instruments not traded on an exchange are subject to the risk that a counterparty to the transaction will fail to meet its obligations under the derivatives contract. The use of these instruments involves the risks that anticipated changes in currency movements or the creditworthiness of an issuer will not be accurately predicted. Recent regulations have changed the requirements related to the use of certain derivatives. Some of these new regulations have limited the availability of certain derivatives and made their use by funds more costly. It is expected that additional changes to the regulatory framework will occur, but the extent and impact of additional new regulations are not certain at this time.

Convertible Security and Preferred Stock Risk. Investments in convertible securities and preferred stocks subject the Fund to risks associated with both equity and fixed income securities, depending on the price of the underlying security and the conversion price. A convertible security may be called back by the issuer prior to maturity at a price that is disadvantageous to the Fund. In addition, convertible securities are typically issued by smaller-capitalized companies whose stock prices are more volatile than companies that have access to more conventional means of raising capital. Preferred stock holders would be paid after corporate bondholders, but before common stockholders, in the event a company fails.

Management Risk. The investment adviser's judgments about the attractiveness, value, or potential appreciation of the Fund's investments may prove to be incorrect. The Fund could underperform other funds with a similar benchmark or similar investment program if the Fund's investment selections or overall strategies fail to produce the intended results.

Market Events Risk. Markets are affected by numerous factors, including interest rates, the outlook for corporate profits, the health of the national and world economies, the fluctuation of other stock markets around the world, and financial, economic and other global market developments and disruptions, such as those arising from war, terrorism, market manipulation, government interventions, defaults and shutdowns, political changes or diplomatic developments, including unfavorable international trade policies or developments, public health emergencies and


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natural/environmental disasters. In addition, any spread of an infectious illness, public health threat or similar issue could reduce consumer demand or economic output, result in market closures, travel restrictions or quarantines, and generally have a significant impact on the world economy, which in turn could adversely affect the Fund's investments. Such events can negatively impact the securities markets and cause the Fund to lose value. These events can also impair the technology and other operational systems upon which the Fund's service providers rely and could otherwise disrupt the Fund's service providers' ability to fulfill their obligations to the Fund.

Policy and legislative changes in the United States and in other countries are affecting many aspects of financial regulation, and governmental and quasi-governmental authorities and regulators throughout the world have responded to serious economic disruptions with a variety of significant fiscal and monetary policy changes, including but not limited to, direct capital infusions into companies, new monetary programs and dramatically lower interest rates. The impact of these policies and legislative changes on the markets, and the practical implications for market participants, may not be fully known for some time. A reversal of these policies, or the ineffectiveness of these policies, could increase volatility in securities markets, which could adversely impact the Fund's investments. The current market environment could make identifying investment risks and opportunities especially difficult for the Adviser.

The current contentious domestic political environment, as well as political and diplomatic events within the United States and abroad, such as presidential elections in the U.S. or abroad or the U.S. government's inability at times to agree on a long-term budget and deficit reduction plan, has in the past resulted, and may in the future result, in a government shutdown or otherwise adversely affect the U.S. regulatory landscape, the general market environment and/or investor sentiment, which could have an adverse impact on the Fund's investments and operations. Additional and/or prolonged U.S. federal government shutdowns may affect investor and consumer confidence and may adversely impact financial markets and the broader economy, perhaps suddenly and to a significant degree.

Economies and financial markets throughout the world are becoming increasingly interconnected. As a result, whether or not the Fund invests in securities of issuers located in or with significant exposure to countries experiencing economic and financial difficulties, the value and liquidity of the Fund's investments may be negatively affected by such events.

COVID-19 Risk. The illness COVID-19—caused by a novel coronavirus—has resulted in a global pandemic and major disruption to economies and markets around the world, including the United States. Financial markets have experienced extreme volatility and severe losses. Some sectors of the economy and individual issuers have experienced particularly large losses. These circumstances may continue for an extended period of time, and as a result may affect adversely the value and liquidity of the Fund's investments. To the extent the impacts of COVID-19 continue, the Fund may experience negative impacts to its business that could exacerbate other risks described herein, including:

• significant mark-downs in the fair value of the Fund's investments and decreases in NAV per share;

• the Fund's investments may require a workout, restructuring, recapitalization or reorganizations that involve additional investment from the Fund and/or that result in greater risks and losses to the Fund;


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
Supplemental Information
(Unaudited)

• operational impacts on and availability of key personnel of the Adviser, custodian, and/or any of the Fund's other third-party service providers, vendors and counterparties as they face changed circumstances and/or illness related to the pandemic;

• difficulty in valuing the Fund's assets in light of significant changes in the financial markets, including difficulty in forecasting discount rates and making market comparisons, and circumstances affecting the Adviser and the Fund's service providers' personnel during the pandemic;

• significant changes to the valuations of pending or prospective investments; and

• limitations on the Fund's ability to make distributions or dividends, as applicable, to the Fund's common stockholders.

The rapid development and fluidity of this situation precludes any prediction as to the ultimate adverse impact of COVID-19 on economic and market conditions, and, as a result, present uncertainty and risk with respect to the Fund and the performance of its investments and ability to pay distributions. The full extent of the impact and effects of COVID-19 will depend on future developments, including, among other factors, the duration and spread of the outbreak, along with related travel advisories, quarantines and restrictions, the recovery time of the disrupted supply chains and industries, the impact of labor market interruptions, the impact of government interventions, and uncertainty with respect to the duration of the global economic slowdown.

Risk of Premium/Discount From NAV. The Fund is a closed-end investment company. Closed-end investment companies differ from open-end investment companies (commonly referred to as "mutual funds") in that closed-end investment companies have a fixed capital base, whereas open-end companies issue securities redeemable at NAV at any time at the option of the stockholder and typically engage in a continuous offering of their shares. Shares of closed-end funds frequently trade at a market price that is less than the value of the net assets attributable to those shares. The possibility that shares of the Fund will trade at a discount from NAV is a separate risk from the risk that the Fund's NAV will decrease. However, it should be noted that, in some cases, shares of closed-end funds may trade at a premium. The Fund cannot predict whether its Common Stock will trade at a premium or a discount in the future.

Effects of Leverage

The following table is furnished in response to requirements of the SEC. It is designed to, among other things, illustrate the effects of leverage through the use of senior securities, as that term is defined under Section 18 of the 1940 Act, on Common Stock total return, assuming investment portfolio total returns (consisting of income and changes in the value of investments held in a Fund's portfolio) of -10%, -5%, 0%, 5% and 10%. The table below reflects the Fund's continued use of the revolving credit facility and reverse repurchase agreements, as applicable, as of December 31, 2020, as a percentage of total managed assets (including assets attributable to such leverage), and the annual return that the Fund's portfolio must experience (net of expenses) in order to cover such costs. The information below does not reflect the Fund's use of certain other forms of economic leverage achieved through the use of other instruments or transactions not considered to be senior securities under the 1940 Act, such as covered credit default swaps or other derivative instruments.


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
Supplemental Information
(Unaudited)

The assumed investment portfolio returns in the table below are hypothetical figures and are not necessarily indicative of the investment portfolio returns experienced or expected to be experienced by the Fund. Your actual returns may be greater or less than those appearing below. In addition, the Fund's actual borrowing expenses may vary frequently and may be significantly higher or lower than the rate used for the example below.

Assumed Annual Returns on the Fund's portfolio
(net of expenses)
  

(10

)%

  

(5

)%

  

0

%

  

5

%

  

10

%

 

Corresponding Return to Common Stockholder

  

-14.10

%

  

-7.24

%

  

-0.38

%

  

6.48

%

  

13.34

%

 

Based on estimated indebtedness of $84 million (representing approximately 27% of the Fund's managed assets as of December 31, 2020), and an annual interest rate of 1.00% (effective interest rate as of December 31, 2020), the Fund's investment portfolio at fair value would have to produce an annual return of approximately 0.38% to cover annual interest payments on the estimated debt.

Share total return is composed of two elements – the distributions paid by a Fund to holders of Common Stock (the amount of which is largely determined by the net investment income of the Fund after paying expenses on any forms of leverage outstanding) and gains or losses on the value of the securities and other instruments the Fund owns. As required by SEC rules, the table assumes that the Fund is more likely to suffer capital losses than to enjoy capital appreciation. For example, to assume a total return of 0%, the Fund must assume that the income it receives on its investments is entirely offset by losses in the value of those investments. This table reflects hypothetical performance of the Fund's portfolio and not the actual performance of the Fund's Common Stock, the value of which is determined by market forces and other factors.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan

Under the Fund's dividend reinvestment plan (the "Plan"), all income dividends and capital gains distributions are automatically reinvested by America Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as agent for registered stockholders in administering the Plan (the "Agent"), in additional shares of Common Stock of the Fund, unless a stockholder elects otherwise. The automatic reinvestment of dividends and distributions will not relieve Plan participants of any federal, state or local income tax that may be payable (or required to be withheld) on any realized capital gains or income. All correspondence or inquiries concerning the Plan, including requests to receive cash dividends, should be directed to American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, 6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219 or by calling toll free at (866) 624-4105.

Under the Plan, whenever the Fund declares a capital gains distribution, the number of additional Fund shares to be credited to Plan participants' accounts shall be determined by dividing the dollar amount of the capital gains distribution payable to a stockholder by the NAV per share of the Fund's Common Stock on the valuation date (i.e., the date of payment for such distribution), subject to the condition described below. Additionally, whenever the Fund declares an income dividend, the number of additional Fund shares to be credited to such Plan participants' account shall be determined by dividing the dollar amount of the dividend payable to a stockholder by the NAV per share of the Common Stock on the valuation date (i.e., the date of payment for such dividend), provided that the maximum discount from the then-current market price per share shall not exceed 5%, subject to the condition described below.


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Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
Supplemental Information
(Unaudited)

Should the NAV per share of the Fund's Common Stock exceed the market price per share on the valuation date for an income dividend or capital gains distribution, the Agent shall apply the amount of such dividend or distribution payable to Plan participants in Fund shares (less each such stockholder's pro rata share of brokerage commissions incurred with respect to open-market purchases in connection with the reinvestment of such dividend or distribution) to the purchase on the open market of Fund shares for each such stockholder's account. Such purchases will be made as expeditiously as possible on or shortly after the payment date for such dividend or distribution, and, in no event, more than 30 days after such date except where temporary curtailment or suspension of purchases is necessary to comply with applicable provisions of federal securities law. If, before the Agent has completed its purchases, the market price exceeds the NAV of the Fund's Common Stock, the average per share purchase price paid by the Agent may exceed the NAV of the Fund's Common Stock, resulting in the acquisition of fewer shares than if the income dividend or capital gains distribution had been paid in Common Stock issued by the Fund.

The Agent's service fee for handling capital gains distributions or income dividends will be paid by the Fund. Each stockholder will be charged a pro rata share of brokerage commissions on all open market purchases. With respect to each voluntary cash investment in the Fund, stockholders will be charged a $0.75 service fee and a pro rata share of brokerage commissions on all open market purchases.

A stockholder may terminate their account under the Plan by notifying the Agent in writing, accompanied by a signature guaranteed by a commercial bank or trust company or a member of a national securities exchange. Such termination will be effective immediately if such notice is received by the Agent not less than ten (10) days prior to any dividend or distribution record date; otherwise, such termination will be effective as soon as possible after the payment date for such dividend or distribution with respect to any subsequent dividend or distribution. Upon termination, the Agent will cause a certificate for the full shares held for the terminating stockholder under the Plan and cash adjustment for any fraction (calculated at the market value of the Fund's Common Stock at the time of termination) to be delivered to the stockholder without charge. If a stockholder elects by notice to the Agent in writing in advance of such termination to have the Agent sell part or all of such stockholder's shares and remit the proceeds to the stockholder, the Agent is authorized to deduct a $2.50 fee plus brokerage commissions for this transaction from the proceeds.


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
Supplemental Information
(Unaudited)

Availability of Portfolio Holdings

The Fund provides a complete schedule of its portfolio holdings quarterly. The lists of holdings as of the end of the second and fourth quarters appear in the Fund's semi-annual and annual reports to shareholders, respectively. The schedules of portfolio holdings as of the end of the first and third quarters are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on Form NPORT-P (the "Forms") within 60 days of the end of the first and third quarters. Shareholders can look up the Forms on the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. The Forms may also be reviewed and copied at the SEC's public reference room in Washington, D.C. You may call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for information about the SEC's web site and their public reference room.

Compliance with CFTC Regulation of Transactions in Commodity Interests

The Fund does not currently intend to engage in transactions in commodity interests such as futures contracts, options on futures contracts, and swaps. However, the Fund may in the future enter into interest rate transactions, such as swaps, caps, collars and floors for the purpose or with the effect of hedging its portfolio and/or its payment obligations with respect to senior securities. In addition, the Fund has reserved the right, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, to purchase and sell financial futures contracts and options on such futures contracts for the purpose of hedging its portfolio securities (or portfolio securities which it expects to acquire) against anticipated changes in prevailing interest rates. To the extent it engages in transactions in commodity interests, the Fund expects their use to be limited such that the Fund may claim the exclusion from the definition of the term "commodity pool operator" available under Regulation 4.5 of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under the Commodity Exchange Act, and will not therefor be subject to regulation as a pool operator under the Commodity Exchange Act.

Common Stock Transactions

The Fund may purchase shares of its Common Stock in the open market when the Common Stock trades at a discount to net asset value or at other times if the Fund determines such purchases are advisable. There can be no assurance that the Fund will take such action in the event of a market discount to net asset value or that Fund purchases will reduce a discount.


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
Supplemental Information
(Unaudited)

Information About the Review and Approval of the Fund's Investment Advisory Agreement

The Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "1940 Act"), provides, in substance, that each investment advisory or sub-advisory agreement between a registered fund and its investment adviser or sub-adviser will continue in effect from year to year only if its continuation is approved at least annually by the fund's board of directors, including a majority of the directors who are not "interested persons" of the fund within the meaning of the 1940 Act, voting in person at a meeting called for the purpose of considering such approval.

On October 29, 2020, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of the New America High Income Fund (the "Fund"), including all of the Directors who are not "interested persons" of the Fund (the "Independent Directors"), approved the continuation of the Investment Advisory Agreement (the "Advisory Agreement") between the Fund and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. (the "Adviser"). In voting its approval of the continuation of the Advisory Agreement, the Board relied on an order issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that provided temporary relief from the in-person voting requirements under the 1940 Act. Prior to taking this action, the Directors reviewed information relating to the Fund and the Adviser that was prepared in response to specific inquiries made on behalf of the Board to assist it with its consideration of the Advisory Agreement. This information included, among other things: information about the Adviser's organization, operations, personnel and regulatory and compliance efforts; the services the Adviser provides to the Fund; the Adviser's portfolio management practices; and the performance, fees and expenses of the Fund relative to other high yield debt funds and high yield debt indices, as detailed in a comparative analysis prepared by an independent data provider. The Directors also took into account information regarding the Fund and the Adviser provided throughout the year in connection with meetings of the Board and its committees.

Based on all of the above-mentioned information, and such other factors and conclusions as the Directors deemed relevant, including those described below (but with no single factor or conclusion being determinative, and with each Director not necessarily attributing the same weight to each factor), the Directors concluded that the continuation of the Advisory Agreement is in the interests of the Fund and its shareholders.

Nature, Extent and Quality of Services. In considering the nature, extent and quality of the services provided by the Adviser, the Directors reviewed information relating to various aspects of the Adviser's operations and personnel, including: its organizational and management structure; the qualifications, education and experience of the individual investment professionals whose responsibilities include portfolio management and investment research for the Fund; and the portfolio management and trading practices employed in managing the Fund. In particular, the Directors considered that Rodney M. Rayburn had recently assumed sole portfolio management responsibilities for the Fund, and considered the Fund's performance during his limited tenure as the Fund's sole portfolio manager relative to the Fund's performance over longer time periods.

In the course of their deliberations, the Directors also evaluated, among other things: (a) the nature, extent and quality of services rendered by the Adviser in prior years; (b) the Adviser's financial condition and its ability to devote the resources necessary to provide the services required under the Advisory Agreement; and (c) the Adviser's dedication to maintaining appropriate compliance programs with respect to the Fund. In evaluating the nature, extent and quality of services rendered by the Adviser, the Directors also took into account information concerning the


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
Supplemental Information
(Unaudited)

Fund's closed-end structure, as well as the Fund's market prices, net asset values, trading volume data, distribution rates and other matters relevant to Fund shareholders.

After consideration of the foregoing, the Directors concluded that: (1) the Adviser is a large, well-capitalized organization with substantial resources and personnel; (2) the Adviser possesses the capability and resources to perform the duties required of it under the Advisory Agreement; (3) the Adviser's personnel are qualified to manage the Fund's assets in accordance with its investment objectives, strategies and policies; (4) the Adviser's disciplined, but flexible, investment approach in managing high yield investments is appropriate for the Fund; (5) the Adviser has demonstrated an appropriate awareness of the special requirements associated with the Fund's closed-end, leveraged structure; and (6) the Adviser has demonstrated its commitment to the maintenance of appropriate compliance policies and practices.

Fund Performance. The Board evaluated the Fund's performance relative to the performance of: (a) a peer group of comparable leveraged closed-end high yield debt funds identified by an independent data provider ("performance universe"); (b) a composite designed to present the aggregate investment results for the other high yield debt account mandates managed by the Adviser; and (c) various third-party indices tracking the high yield debt market. The Board considered that the Fund's annualized performance was: (i) in the third quintile of its performance universe for the year-to-date since August 31, 2020, and for the three-year period ended August 31, 2020; (ii) in the fourth quintile of its performance universe for the one-year period ended August 31, 2020; and (iii) in the first quintile of its performance universe for the five- and ten-year periods ended August 31, 2020.

In considering the Fund's short- and long-term performance, the Board noted recent conditions in the high yield debt and bank loan markets, including, among other things, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and government intervention to support markets in response to the pandemic. The Directors also took note of the Fund's security selection within the high yield debt and bank loan markets, including among different credit qualities, the Adviser's responsiveness to the Board's emphasis on maintaining dividend stability, and the limitations imposed on portfolio management by the asset coverage requirements imposed by the Fund's credit facility.

On the basis of the foregoing, among other considerations associated with the Fund's performance, the Directors concluded that the Fund's performance has been satisfactory, given the investment/risk profile the Fund has sought to maintain and conditions in the high yield debt and bank loan markets.

Advisory Fee. In considering the fee payable to the Adviser under the Advisory Agreement, the Directors reviewed comparative information presented in the report of an independent data provider relating to the fees paid by a peer group of comparable leveraged closed-end high yield debt funds selected by the independent data provider. The Directors considered, based on this data, that the Fund has the lowest contractual and effective advisory fee rates among its peers. The Directors also considered the fees paid by the Fund for non-advisory services, as well as the Fund's total expense ratio relative to comparable funds. In addition, the Directors reviewed the fees charged by the Adviser to other registered funds and institutional separate accounts with a high yield debt mandate comparable to the Fund's. The Directors concluded that, after considering the foregoing information and in light of the nature, extent and quality of the services provided by the Adviser, the Fund's advisory fee is reasonable.


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements — Continued
Supplemental Information
(Unaudited)

Profitability. In considering the continuation of the Advisory Agreement, the Directors considered information provided by the Adviser with respect to the profitability of its investment advisory business, while acknowledging the Adviser's representations as to the difficulty of measuring the specific profitability to the Adviser of its relationship with the Fund. The Directors took into account that the Adviser's initial selection by the Fund's Board was conducted on an arm's-length basis through a competitive process that included other investment management firms, and that each annual continuation of the Advisory Agreement had likewise been conducted on an arm's-length basis with data from an independent data provider regarding fee rates charged to comparable funds. In this regard, it was noted that none of the Directors, officers or other Fund personnel serves as a director, officer or employee of the Adviser or any of its affiliates. On the basis of the foregoing, and taking into account the nature extent and quality of the services rendered to the Fund by the Adviser, the Directors concluded that the profits realized by the Adviser are not unreasonable.

Fallout Benefits. On the basis of information provided by the Adviser and the other factors noted above, the Board concluded that the Adviser did not appear to receive a material benefit from the Fund other than its receipt of the advisory fee pursuant to the Advisory Agreement. Accordingly, the Directors determined that any fallout or ancillary benefits were not a material factor for consideration in connection with the continuation of the Advisory Agreement.

Economies of Scale. In reviewing the Fund's advisory fee, the Directors considered the extent to which the Adviser, on the one hand, and the Fund, on the other hand, can expect to realize benefits from economies of scale in the event the assets of the Fund increase. Taking into account the Fund's closed-end structure and its current and expected asset levels, the Directors concluded that the structure of the advisory fee, which includes breakpoints at several asset levels, will allow the Fund to continue to benefit from economies of scale in the future.


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Directors

Joseph L. Bower
Stuart A. McFarland
Marguerite A. Piret
Oleg M. Pohotsky
Ellen E. Terry

Officer

Ellen E. Terry – President, Treasurer, Secretary

Investment Advisor

T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
100 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Administrator

The New America High Income Fund, Inc.
33 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 263-6400

Custodian

State Street Corporation
One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111

Independent Registered Public Accountants

Tait Weller & Baker LLP
Two Liberty Place
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Transfer Agent

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC
6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(800) 937-5449
Web site: www.astfinancial.com

Listed: NYSE
Symbol: HYB
Web site: www.newamerica-hyb.com


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Information About the Fund's Directors and Officers — February 12, 2021

Independent Directors

Name,
Address1, and
Date of Birth
 Term of Office2
and Length of
Time Served
 Principal Occupation(s) During
Past 5 Years (and Other Relevant
Experience, Attributes and Skills)3
 Other Directorships
Held by Director
 
Joseph L. Bower
Date of Birth:
9/21/38
 Director
since 1988
 

Harvard Business School Professor from 1963-2014 (Donald K. David Professor Emeritus since July 2014 Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration from 1986-2007; Baker Foundation Professor from 2007-2014); Senior Associate Dean, Chair of the Doctoral Programs, Chair of the General Management Area, Chair of the General Manager and Corporate Leader Programs; Consultant on leadership, strategy, and organizational development.

 

Director of Anika Therapeutics since 1992; Brown Shoe 1982-2012; and Loews Corporation (a conglomerate) since 2002. Life Trustee of New England Conservatory of Music.

 
Stuart A. McFarland
Date of Birth:
4/05/47
 Director
since 2013
and
Lead Director
since December 1, 2017;
 

Managing Partner, Federal City Capital Advisors, LLC since 1997; Chairman, Federal City Bancorp from 2004-2007; Director, Brandywine Funds from 2001-2013; President and CEO, Pedestal Inc. (internet enabled mortgage securities exchange) from 1999-2003; EVP and General Manager, GE Capital Mortgage Services from 1990-1996; President and CEO, GE Capital Asset Management Corporation from 1990-1996; President and CEO, Skyline Financial Services Corp. from 1988-1990 President and CEO, National Permanent Federal Savings Bank from 1986-1988. Executive Vice President – Operations and Chief Financial Officer with Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) from 1980-1985; and President and Director, Ticor Mortgage Insurance Company from 1972-1980.

 

Director, New Senior Investment Group (real estate investment trust) since 2014; Director, Brookfield Funds (9 funds) since 2008; Director, Drive Shack (golf course management and entertainment company) since 2002 (operated as Newcastle Investment Corp., a real estate investment trust, prior to 2017)

 
Marguerite A. Piret
Date of Birth: 5/10/48
 Director
since 2004
 

Chief Operating Officer, North Country Growers, LLC (controlled environment agriculture) since 2018; Chief Financial Officer, American Ag Energy, Inc. (controlled environment agriculture) since 2016. President and Chief Executive Officer of Newbury Piret Company (an investment bank) from 1981-2019; Member, Board of Governors, Investment Company Institute from 1996-2004.

 

Trustee of Pioneer Funds Complex since 1980 (42 funds).

 


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

Information About the Fund's Directors and Officers — February 12, 2021 — Continued

Name,
Address1, and
Date of Birth
 Term of Office2
and Length of
Time Served
 Principal Occupation(s) During
Past 5 Years (and Other Relevant
Experience, Attributes and Skills)3
 Other Directorships
Held by Director
 
Oleg M. Pohotsky
Date of Birth: 3/28/47
 Director
since 2013
 

Consultant and Managing Partner, Right Bank Partners (corporate governance and strategy consultancy) since 2002; SVP and Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, First Albany Corp. from 1991-2002; General Partner, Strategic Capital Associates from 1989-1991.

 

Director, Avangardco Investments Public Limited (agricultural production) since 2011; Advisor, Board of Advisors, Kaufman & Co. LLC (investment banking) since 2007; Trustee since 2000 and Chairman since 2012 of Tekla Healthcare Investors, Tekla Life Sciences Investors, Tekla Healthcare Opportunities Fund (since 2014) and Tekla World Healthcare Fund (since 2015).

 

Interested Directors and Officers

Name,
Address1, and
Date of Birth
 Term of Office2
and Length of
Time Served
 Principal Occupation(s) During
Past 5 Years (and Other Relevant
Experience, Attributes and Skills)3
 Other Directorships
Held by Director
 
Ellen E. Terry4 Date of Birth: 4/9/59 Director
Since 2014
 

President of the New America High Income Fund, Inc. since April 2013; Treasurer of the Fund since 1991; and Chief Compliance Officer of the Fund since 2004. She served as Vice President of the Fund from 1992 to April 2013.

 

 

 

  1  The address for each Director is c/o The New America High Income Fund, Inc., 33 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02109.

  2  Each Director serves as such until the next annual meeting of the Fund's stockholders and until the Director's successor shall have been duly elected and qualified.

  3  The information reported includes the principal occupation during the last five years for each Director and other information relating to the professional experiences, attributes and skills relevant to each Director's qualifications to serve as a Director.

  4  Ms. Terry is an interested person of the Fund on the basis of her positions with the Fund.


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The New America High Income Fund, Inc.

PRIVACY POLICY

The New America High Income Fund Inc., (the "Fund") receives nonpublic personal information about individuals from the following sources:

• Information the Fund receives from an individual who chooses to register Fund shares in the individual's own name (a "registered holder") as provided on applications, forms, and otherwise;

• Information generated by a registered holder's Fund transaction and other account activity; and

• Information provided by individuals who make inquiries to the Fund via letter, E-mail or phone call ("correspondents")

The Fund does not disclose any nonpublic personal information about registered holders, former registered holders or correspondents to anyone, except as required by law or allowed under certain limited federal privacy law exceptions that relate, for example, to the maintenance and servicing of the Fund relationship. The Fund limits access to nonpublic personal information about these individuals to those Fund employees and third-party service providers who need the information in connection with Fund-related activities the Fund has asked them to perform. The Fund also maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to protect the security of registered holders' and correspondents' nonpublic personal information.


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American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219

The New
America
High Income
Fund, Inc.

Beginning on January 1, 2022, as permitted by regulations adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, paper copies of The New America High Income Fund, Inc.'s (the "Fund") shareholder reports will no longer be sent by mail, unless you specifically request paper copies of the reports from the Fund or from your financial intermediary, such as a broker-dealer or bank. Instead, the reports will be made available on the Fund's website, www.newamerica-hyb.com, and you will be notified by mail each time a report is posted and provided with a website link to access the report.

You may elect to receive all future reports in paper free of charge. If you you're your shares directly with the Fund, you can call American Stock Transfer & Trust Company toll free at (866) 624-4105 to request that you continue receiving paper copies of your shareholder reports. If you hold accounts through a financial intermediary, contact your financial intermediary to request that you continue to receive paper copies of your shareholder reports.

If you already elected to receive Fund shareholder reports electronically, you will not be affected by this change and you need not take any action.

Annual

Report

December 31, 2020



 

ITEM 2. CODE OF ETHICS.

 

As of December 31, 2003, the Fund has adopted a code of ethics, as defined in Item 2 of Form N-CSR, that applies to its Principal Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer/Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Treasurer and Manager of Accounting and Compliance. During the period covered by this report, there were no amendments to or waivers granted under the Code of Ethics. The code of ethics is attached as an exhibit to this report and posted on the Fund’s web site at www.newamerica-hyb.com.

 

ITEM 3. AUDIT COMMITTEE FINANCIAL EXPERT.

 

The Fund’s Audit Committee is comprised solely of Directors who are “independent” as such term has been defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission in regulations implementing Section 407 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The Board of Directors (a) has determined that each member of the Audit Committee is “financially literate” and has “accounting or related financial management experience” as these terms are used in the corporate governance standards of the New York Stock Exchange and (b) believes that each has substantial experience relating to the review of financial statements and the operations of audit committees. In addition, the Board of Directors has determined that based upon their review of her experience and education, Ms. Piret qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert”, as that term has been defined by the instructions to this Item.

 

ITEM 4. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES.

 

Tait, Weller & Baker LLP (“Tait, Weller”) served as independent public accountants for the Fund for the years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019. The services provided by Tait, Weller consisted of the examination of the Fund’s annual financial statements, assistance and consultation in connection with SEC filings, and review of tax and certain compliance matters on behalf of the Fund.

 

Audit Fees. For fiscal 2020, the aggregate fees billed by Tait, Weller in connection with the audit of the Fund’s 2020 financial statements and review of the 2020 semi-annual financial statements totaled $52,200. Those fees for fiscal 2019 were $51,850.

 

Audit-Related Fees. In fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2019, Tait, Weller did not bill the Fund for any assurance and related services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit and review of the Fund’s financial statements.

 

Tax Fees. For fiscal 2020, the aggregate fees billed by Tait, Weller for its professional services related to preparation of the Fund’s federal and state tax returns, review of excise distributions, and testing of quarterly asset diversification totaled $8,300. For fiscal 2019 those fees were $8,150.

 

All Other Fees. Tait Weller did not bill for any products or services except as noted above, in fiscal 2020 or 2019.

 

Tait, Weller did not provide any audit or non-audit services to T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (“Price Group”), the parent company of the Fund’s investment adviser, or any of Price Group’s subsidiaries in 2020 or 2019.

 

ITEM 5. AUDIT COMMITTEE OF LISTED REGISTRANTS.

 

The Board of Directors has an Audit Committee, which consists of all the independent Directors. The Audit Committee is presently comprised of Mr. Stuart Mc Farland, Ms. Marguerite Piret, Mr. Oleg Pohotsky and Professor Joseph L. Bower.

 

ITEM 6.

 

This schedule is included as part of the Report to Shareholders filed under Item 1 of this Form.

 

 

 

 

ITEM. 7

 

T. ROWE PRICE ASSOCIATES, INC. AND ITS INVESTMENT ADVISER AFFILIATES

 

PROXY VOTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

RESPONSIBILITY TO VOTE PROXIES

 

T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and its affiliated investment advisers (collectively, “T. Rowe Price”) recognize and adhere to the principle that one of the privileges of owning stock in a company is the right to vote in the election of the company’s directors and on matters affecting certain important aspects of the company’s structure and operations that are submitted to shareholder vote. The U.S.-registered investment companies which T. Rowe Price sponsors and serves as investment adviser (the “Price Funds”) as well as other investment advisory clients have delegated to T. Rowe Price certain proxy voting powers. As an investment adviser, T. Rowe Price has a fiduciary responsibility to such clients when exercising its voting authority with respect to securities held in their portfolios. T. Rowe Price reserves the right to decline to vote proxies in accordance with client-specific voting guidelines.

 

T. Rowe Price has adopted these Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures (“Policies and Procedures”) for the purpose of establishing formal policies and procedures for performing and documenting its fiduciary duty with regard to the voting of client proxies. This document is reviewed at least annually and updated as necessary.

 

Fiduciary Considerations. It is the policy of T. Rowe Price that decisions with respect to proxy issues will be made in light of the anticipated impact of the issue on the desirability of investing in the portfolio company from the viewpoint of the particular advisory client or Price Fund. Proxies are voted solely in the interests of the client, Price Fund shareholders or, where employee benefit plan assets are involved, in the interests of plan participants and beneficiaries. Our intent has always been to vote proxies, where possible to do so, in a manner consistent with our fiduciary obligations and responsibilities.

 

One of the primary factors T. Rowe Price considers when determining the desirability of investing in a particular company is the quality and depth of its management. We recognize that a company’s management is entrusted with the day-to-day operations of the company, as well as its long-term direction and strategic planning, subject to the oversight of the company’s board of directors. Accordingly, our proxy voting guidelines are not intended to substitute our judgment for management’s with respect to the company’s day-to-day operations. Rather, our proxy voting guidelines are designed to promote accountability of a company’s management and board of directors to its shareholders; to align the interests of management with those of shareholders; and to encourage companies to adopt best practices in terms of their corporate governance and disclosure. In addition to our proxy voting guidelines, we rely on a company’s public filings, its board recommendations, its track record, country-specific best practices codes, our research

 

TRP 2020 Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures.doc

Updated: February 2020

 

 

 

 

providers and — most importantly — our investment professionals’ views in making voting decisions.

 

T. Rowe Price seeks to vote all of its clients’ proxies. In certain circumstances, T. Rowe Price may determine that refraining from voting a proxy is in a client’s best interest, such as when the cost to the client of voting outweigh the expected benefit to the client. For example, the practicalities and costs involved with international investing may make it impossible at times, and at other times disadvantageous, to vote proxies in every instance.

 

ADMINISTRATION OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

Environmental, Social and Governance Committee. T. Rowe Price’s Environmental, Social and Governance Committee (“ESG Committee”) is responsible for establishing positions with respect to corporate governance and other proxy issues. Certain delegated members of the ESG Committee also review questions and respond to inquiries from clients and mutual fund shareholders pertaining to proxy issues. While the ESG Committee sets voting guidelines and serves as a resource for T. Rowe Price portfolio management, it does not have proxy voting authority for any Price Fund or advisory client. Rather, voting authority and responsibility is held by the Chairperson of the Price Fund’s Investment Advisory Committee or the advisory client’s portfolio manager. The ESG Committee is also responsible for the oversight of third-party proxy services firms that T. Rowe Price engages to facilitate the proxy voting process.

 

Proxy Voting Team. The Proxy Voting team is responsible for administering the proxy voting process as set forth in the Policies and Procedures.

 

Corporate Governance Team. Our Corporate Governance team is responsible for reviewing the proxy agendas for all upcoming meetings and making company-specific recommendations to our global industry analysts and portfolio managers with regard to the voting decisions in their portfolios.

 

HOW PROXIES ARE REVIEWED, PROCESSED AND VOTED

 

In order to facilitate the proxy voting process, T. Rowe Price has retained Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) as an expert in the proxy voting and corporate governance area. ISS specializes in providing a variety of fiduciary-level proxy advisory and voting services. These services include custom vote recommendations, research, vote execution, and reporting. In order to reflect T. Rowe Price’s issue-by-issue voting guidelines as approved each year by the ESG Committee, ISS maintains and implements a custom voting policy for the Price Funds and other advisory client accounts.

 

Meeting Notification

 

T. Rowe Price utilizes ISS’ voting agent services to notify us of upcoming shareholder

 

 

 

 

meetings for portfolio companies held in client accounts and to transmit votes to the various custodian banks of our clients. ISS tracks and reconciles T. Rowe Price holdings against incoming proxy ballots. If ballots do not arrive on time, ISS procures them from the appropriate custodian or proxy distribution agent. Meeting and record date information is updated daily and transmitted to T. Rowe Price through ProxyExchange, an ISS application.

 

Vote Determination

 

Each day, ISS delivers into T. Rowe Price’s customized ProxyExchange environment a comprehensive summary of upcoming meetings, proxy proposals, publications discussing key proxy voting issues, and custom vote recommendations to assist us with proxy research and processing. The final authority and responsibility for proxy voting decisions remains with T. Rowe Price. Decisions with respect to proxy matters are made primarily in light of the anticipated impact of the issue on the desirability of investing in the company from the perspective of our clients.

 

Portfolio managers execute their responsibility to vote proxies in different ways. Some have decided to vote their proxies generally in line with the guidelines as set by the ESG Committee. Others review the customized vote recommendations and approve them before the votes are cast. In all cases, portfolio managers receive current reports summarizing all proxy votes in their client accounts. Portfolio managers who vote their proxies inconsistent with T. Rowe Price guidelines are required to document the rationale for their votes. The Proxy Voting team is responsible for maintaining this documentation and assuring that it adequately reflects the basis for any vote which is contrary to our proxy voting guidelines.

 

T. Rowe Price Voting Policies

 

Specific proxy voting guidelines have been adopted by the ESG Committee for all regularly occurring categories of management and shareholder proposals. A detailed set of proxy voting guidelines is available on the T. Rowe Price website, www.troweprice.com. The following is a summary of our guidelines on the most significant proxy voting topics:

 

Election of Directors — For most companies, T. Rowe Price generally expects boards to maintain a majority of independent directors. T. Rowe Price may vote against outside directors who do not meet our criteria relating to their independence, particularly when they serve on key board committees, such as compensation and nominating committees, for which we believe that all directors should be independent. In certain markets where majority-independent boards are uncommon, we expect companies to adhere to the minimum independence standard established by regional corporate governance codes. At a minimum, however, we believe boards in all regions should include a blend of executive and non-executive members, and we are likely to vote against senior executives at companies with insufficient representation by independent directors. We also vote against directors who are unable to dedicate sufficient time to their board duties due to their commitments to other boards. We may vote against certain directors who have served on company boards where we believe there has been a gross failure in governance or oversight. In certain markets, a lack of diversity on the board may cause us to oppose the members of the board’s Nominating Committee. Additionally, we may vote against compensation committee members

 

 

 

 

who approve excessive executive compensation or severance arrangements. We support efforts to elect all board members annually because boards with staggered terms lessen directors’ accountability to shareholders and act as deterrents to takeover proposals. To strengthen boards’ accountability, T. Rowe Price supports proposals calling for a majority vote threshold for the election of directors and we may withhold votes from an entire board if they fail to implement shareholder proposals that receive majority support.

 

Anti-Takeover, Capital Structure and Corporate Governance Issues — T. Rowe Price generally opposes anti-takeover measures since they adversely impact shareholder rights and limit the ability of shareholders to act on potential value-enhancing transactions. Such anti-takeover mechanisms include classified boards, supermajority voting requirements, dual share classes, and poison pills. When voting on capital structure proposals, T. Rowe Price will consider the dilutive impact to shareholders and the effect on shareholder rights.

 

Executive Compensation Issues — T. Rowe Price’s goal is to assure that a company’s equity-based compensation plan is aligned with shareholders’ long-term interests. We evaluate plans on a case-by-case basis, using a number of factors, including dilution to shareholders, problematic plan features, burn rate, and the equity compensation mix. Plans that are constructed to effectively and fairly align executives’ and shareholders’ incentives generally earn our approval. Conversely, we oppose compensation packages that provide what we view as excessive awards to few senior executives or contain the potential for excessive dilution relative to the company’s peers. We also may oppose equity plans at any company where we deem the overall compensation practices to be problematic. We generally oppose efforts to reprice options in the event of a decline in value of the underlying stock unless such plans appropriately balance shareholder and employee interests. For companies with particularly egregious pay practices such as excessive severance packages, executives with outsized pledged/hedged stock positions, executive perks, and bonuses that are not adequately linked to performance, we may vote against members of the board’s Compensation Committee. We analyze management proposals requesting ratification of a company’s executive compensation practices (“Say-on-Pay” proposals) on a case-by-case basis, using a screen that assesses the long-term linkage between executive compensation and company performance as well as the presence of objectionable structural features in compensation plans. Finally, we may oppose Compensation Committee members or even the entire board if we have cast votes against a company’s “Say-on-Pay” vote in consecutive years.

 

Mergers and Acquisitions — T. Rowe Price considers takeover offers, mergers, and other extraordinary corporate transactions on a case-by-case basis to determine if they are beneficial to shareholders’ current and future earnings stream and to ensure that our Price Funds and advisory clients are receiving fair consideration for their securities. We oppose a high proportion of proposals for the ratification of executive severance packages (“Say on Golden Parachute” proposals) in conjunction with merger transactions if we conclude these arrangements reduce the alignment of executives’ incentives with shareholders’ interests.

 

Corporate Social Responsibility Issues — Vote recommendations for corporate responsibility issues are generated by the Corporate Governance team in consultation with our

 

 

 

 

Responsible Investment team. T. Rowe Price takes into consideration a company’s existing level of disclosure on matters of a social, environmental, or corporate responsibility nature. If the proposal addresses an issue with substantial investment implications for the company’s business or operations, and those issues have not been adequately addressed by management, T. Rowe Price generally supports calls for additional disclosure.

 

Global Portfolio Companies — The ESG Committee has developed custom international proxy voting guidelines based on ISS’ general global policies, regional codes of corporate governance, and our own views as investors in these markets. ISS applies a two-tier approach to determining and applying global proxy voting policies. The first tier establishes baseline policy guidelines for the most fundamental issues, which span the corporate governance spectrum without regard to a company’s domicile. The second tier takes into account various idiosyncrasies of different countries, making allowances for standard market practices, as long as they do not violate the fundamental goals of good corporate governance. The goal is to enhance shareholder value through effective use of the shareholder franchise, recognizing that application of policies developed for U.S. corporate governance issues are not appropriate for all markets.

 

Fixed Income and Passively Managed Strategies — Proxy voting for our fixed income and indexed portfolios is administered by the Proxy Voting team using T. Rowe Price’s guidelines as set by the ESG Committee. Indexed strategies generally vote in line with the T. Rowe Price guidelines. Fixed income strategies generally follow the proxy vote determinations on security holdings held by our equity accounts unless the matter is specific to a particular fixed income security such as consents, restructurings, or reorganization proposals.

 

Shareblocking — Shareblocking is the practice in certain foreign countries of “freezing” shares for trading purposes in order to vote proxies relating to those shares. In markets where shareblocking applies, the custodian or sub-custodian automatically freezes shares prior to a shareholder meeting once a proxy has been voted. T. Rowe Price’s policy is generally to refrain from voting shares in shareblocking countries unless the matter has compelling economic consequences that outweigh the loss of liquidity in the blocked shares.

 

Securities on Loan — The Price Funds and our institutional clients may participate in securities lending programs to generate income for their portfolios. Generally, the voting rights pass with the securities on loan; however, lending agreements give the lender the right to terminate the loan and pull back the loaned shares provided sufficient notice is given to the custodian bank in advance of the applicable deadline. T. Rowe Price’s policy is generally not to vote securities on loan unless we determine there is a material voting event that could affect the value of the loaned securities. In this event, we have the discretion to pull back the loaned securities in order to cast a vote at an upcoming shareholder meeting. A monthly monitoring process is in place to review securities on loan and how they may affect proxy voting.

 

 

 

 

Monitoring and Resolving Conflicts of Interest

 

The ESG Committee is also responsible for monitoring and resolving potential material conflicts between the interests of T. Rowe Price and those of its clients with respect to proxy voting. We have adopted safeguards to ensure that our proxy voting is not influenced by interests other than those of our fund shareholders and other investment advisory clients. While membership on the ESG Committee is diverse, it does not include individuals whose primary duties relate to client relationship management, marketing, or sales. Since T. Rowe Price’s voting guidelines are predetermined by the ESG Committee, application of the guidelines by portfolio managers to vote client proxies should in most instances adequately address any potential conflicts of interest. However, consistent with the terms of the Policies and Procedures, which allow portfolio managers to vote proxies opposite our general voting guidelines, the ESG Committee regularly reviews all such proxy votes that are inconsistent with the proxy voting guidelines to determine whether the portfolio manager’s voting rationale appears reasonable. The ESG Committee also assesses whether any business or other material relationships between T. Rowe Price and a portfolio company (unrelated to the ownership of the portfolio company’s securities) could have influenced an inconsistent vote on that company’s proxy. Issues raising potential conflicts of interest are referred to designated members of the ESG Committee for immediate resolution prior to the time T. Rowe Price casts its vote.

 

With respect to personal conflicts of interest, T. Rowe Price’s Code of Ethics and Conduct requires all employees to avoid placing themselves in a “compromising position” in which their interests may conflict with those of our clients and restrict their ability to engage in certain outside business activities. Portfolio managers or ESG Committee members with a personal conflict of interest regarding a particular proxy vote must recuse themselves and not participate in the voting decisions with respect to that proxy.

 

Specific Conflict of Interest Situations - Voting of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. common stock (sym: TROW) by certain T. Rowe Price Index Funds will be done in all instances in accordance with T. Rowe Price voting guidelines and votes inconsistent with the guidelines will not be permitted. In the event that there is no previously established guideline for a specific voting issue appearing on the T. Rowe Price Group proxy, the Price Funds will abstain on that voting item. In addition, T. Rowe Price has voting authority for proxies of the holdings of certain Price Funds that invest in other Price Funds. In cases where the underlying fund of an investing Price Fund, including a fund-of-funds, holds a proxy vote, T. Rowe Price will mirror vote the fund shares held by the upper-tier fund in the same proportion as the votes cast by the shareholders of the underlying funds (other than the T. Rowe Price Reserve Investment Fund).

 

Limitations on Voting Proxies of Banks

 

T. Rowe Price has obtained relief from the U.S. Federal Reserve Board (the “FRB Relief”) which permits, subject to a number of conditions, T. Rowe Price to acquire in the aggregate on behalf of its clients, 10% or more of the total voting stock of a bank, bank holding company, savings and loan holding company or savings association (each a “Bank”), not to exceed a 15% aggregate beneficial ownership maximum in such Bank. One such condition affects the manner

 

 

 

 

in which T. Rowe Price will vote its clients’ shares of a Bank in excess of 10% of the Bank’s total voting stock (“Excess Shares”). The FRB Relief requires that T. Rowe Price use its best efforts to vote the Excess Shares in the same proportion as all other shares voted, a practice generally referred to as “mirror voting,” or in the event that such efforts to mirror vote are unsuccessful, Excess Shares will not be voted. With respect to a shareholder vote for a Bank of which T. Rowe Price has aggregate beneficial ownership of greater than 10% on behalf of its clients, T. Rowe Price will determine which of its clients’ shares are Excess Shares on a pro rata basis across all of its clients’ portfolios for which T. Rowe Price has the power to vote proxies.

 

REPORTING, RECORD RETENTION AND OVERSIGHT

 

The ESG Committee, and certain personnel under the direction of the ESG Committee, perform the following oversight and assurance functions, among others, over T. Rowe Price’s proxy voting: (1) periodically samples proxy votes to ensure that they were cast in compliance with T. Rowe Price’s proxy voting guidelines; (2) reviews, no less frequently than annually, the adequacy of the Policies and Procedures to make sure that they have been implemented effectively, including whether they continue to be reasonably designed to ensure that proxies are voted in the best interests of our clients; (3) performs due diligence on whether a retained proxy advisory firm has the capacity and competency to adequately analyze proxy issues, including the adequacy and quality of the proxy advisory firm’s staffing and personnel and its policies; and (4) oversees any retained proxy advisory firms and their procedures regarding their capabilities to (i) produce proxy research that is based on current and accurate information and (ii) identify and address any conflicts of interest and any other considerations that we believe would be appropriate in considering the nature and quality of the services provided by the proxy advisory firm.

 

T. Rowe Price will furnish Vote Summary Reports, upon request, to its institutional clients that have delegated proxy voting authority. The report specifies the portfolio companies, meeting dates, proxy proposals, and votes which have been cast for the client during the period and the position taken with respect to each issue. Reports normally cover quarterly or annual periods and are provided to such clients upon request.

 

T. Rowe Price retains proxy solicitation materials, memoranda regarding votes cast in opposition to the position of a company’s management, and documentation on shares voted differently. In addition, any document which is material to a proxy voting decision such as the T. Rowe Price proxy voting guidelines, ESG Committee meeting materials, and other internal research relating to voting decisions are maintained in accordance with applicable requirements.

 

 

 

 

Item 8. Portfolio Managers of Closed-End Management Investment Companies

 

Item 8(a)(1)

 

The New America High Income Fund (the “Fund”) is managed by an Investment Advisory Committee chaired by Rodney Rayburn. Mr. Rayburn has day-to-day responsibility for managing the Fund and works with the Committee in developing and executing the Fund’s investment program.

 

Rodney Rayburn

 

Rodney Rayburn is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and a portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Division. He is the lead portfolio manager of the Credit Opportunities Fund and is president and chairman of its Investment Advisory Committee. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price in 2014, Rodney spent five years as a managing director at Värde Partners in Minneapolis, where he was actively involved in performing and nonperforming loans, bonds, and reorganized equities across a variety of industries. Prior to that, he was a senior investment analyst at Stark Investments in Milwaukee. Rodney earned a B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. in finance and economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

 

 

 

 

Item 8(a)(2)

 

Other Accounts:

 

Rodney Rayburn:

 

  Number of
Accounts
 TOTAL Assets 
      
·   registered investment companies: 5 $11,560 million 
·   other pooled investment vehicles: 2 $4,949 million 
·   other accounts: 0 $0 

 

As of 12/31/2020.

 

None of the accounts listed above have performance-based fees.

 

Conflicts of Interest

 

Portfolio managers at T. Rowe Price and its affiliates may manage multiple accounts. These accounts may include, among others, mutual funds, separate accounts (assets managed on behalf of institutions such as pension funds, colleges and universities, and foundations), offshore funds, and common trust funds. Portfolio managers make investment decisions for each portfolio based on the investment objectives, policies, practices, and other relevant investment considerations that the managers believe are applicable to that portfolio. Consequently, portfolio managers may purchase (or sell) securities for one portfolio and not another portfolio. T. Rowe Price and its affiliates have adopted brokerage and trade allocation policies and procedures that they believe are reasonably designed to address any potential conflicts associated with managing multiple accounts for multiple clients.

 

The T. Rowe Price Funds may, from time to time, own shares of Morningstar, Inc. Morningstar is a provider of investment research to individual and institutional investors, and publishes ratings on mutual funds, including the T. Rowe Price Funds. T. Rowe Price manages the Morningstar retirement plan and acts as subadvisor to two mutual funds offered by Morningstar. In addition, T. Rowe Price and its affiliates pay Morningstar for a variety of products and services. In addition, Morningstar may provide investment consulting and investment management services to clients of T. Rowe Price or its affiliates.

 

Since the T. Rowe Price Funds and other accounts have different investment objectives or strategies, potential conflicts of interest may arise in executing investment decisions or trades among client accounts. For example, if T. Rowe Price purchases a security for one account and sells the same security short for another account, such a trading pattern could disadvantage either the account that is long or short. It is possible that short sale activity could adversely affect the market value of long positions in one or more T. Rowe Price Funds and other accounts (and vice versa) and create potential trading conflicts, such as when long and short positions are being executed at the same time. To mitigate these potential conflicts of interest, T. Rowe Price has implemented policies and procedures requiring trading and investment decisions to be made in accordance with T. Rowe Price’s fiduciary duties to all accounts, including the T. Rowe Price Funds. Pursuant to these policies, portfolio managers are generally prohibited from managing multiple strategies where they hold the same security long in one strategy and short in another, except in certain circumstances, including where an investment oversight committee has specifically reviewed and approved the holdings or strategy. Additionally, T. Rowe Price has implemented policies and procedures that it believes are reasonably designed to ensure the fair and equitable allocation of trades, both long and short, to minimize the impact of trading activity across client accounts. T. Rowe Price monitors short sales to determine whether its procedures are working as intended and that such short sale activity is not materially impacting our trade executions and long positions for other clients.

 

 

 

 

Item 8(a)(3)

 

Compensation:

 

Portfolio manager compensation consists primarily of a base salary, a cash bonus, and an equity incentive that usually comes in the form of restricted stock grants. Compensation is variable and is determined based on the following factors. Investment performance over 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods is the most important input. The weightings for these time periods are generally balanced and are applied consistently across similar strategies. T. Rowe Price (and T. Rowe Price Hong Kong, T. Rowe Price Singapore, T. Rowe Price Japan, and T. Rowe Price International, as appropriate) evaluates performance in absolute, relative, and risk-adjusted terms. Relative performance and risk-adjusted performance are typically determined with reference to the broad-based index (e.g., S&P 500 Index) and the Lipper average or index (e.g., Large-Cap Growth Index) set forth in the total returns table in the fund’s prospectus, although other benchmarks may be used as well. Investment results are also measured against comparably managed funds of competitive investment management firms. The selection of comparable funds is approved by the applicable investment steering committee and is the same as the selection presented to the directors of the T. Rowe Price Funds in their regular review of fund performance. Performance is primarily measured on a pretax basis, although tax efficiency is considered.

 

Compensation is viewed with a long-term time horizon. The more consistent a manager’s performance over time, the higher the compensation opportunity. The increase or decrease in a fund’s assets due to the purchase or sale of fund shares is not considered a material factor. In reviewing relative performance for fixed income funds, a fund’s expense ratio is usually taken into account. Contribution to T. Rowe Price’s overall investment process is an important consideration as well. Leveraging ideas and investment insights across the global investment platform; working effectively with and mentoring others; and other contributions to our clients, the firm, or our culture are important components of T. Rowe Price’s long-term success and are generally taken into consideration.

 

All employees of T. Rowe Price, including portfolio managers, participate in a 401(k) plan sponsored by T. Rowe Price Group. In addition, all employees are eligible to purchase T. Rowe Price common stock through an employee stock purchase plan that features a limited corporate matching contribution. Eligibility for and participation in these plans is on the same basis for all employees. Finally, all vice presidents of T. Rowe Price Group, including all portfolio managers, receive supplemental medical/hospital reimbursement benefits and are eligible to participate in a supplemental savings plan sponsored by T. Rowe Price Group.

 

This compensation structure is used when evaluating the performance of all portfolios (including the T. Rowe Price Funds) managed by the portfolio manager.

 

 

 

 

Item 8(a)(4)

 

Ownership of Securities

 

Portfolio Manager Fund Dollar Range of Equity
Securities
Beneficially Owned*
     
Rodney Rayburn New America High Income Fund Over $100,000

 

 

* As of 12/31/2020.

 

Item 8(b) — Not applicable.

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9. PURCHASE OF EQUITY SECURITIES BY CLOSED-END MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANY AND AFFILIATED PURCHASERS.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 10. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 11. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

 

(a) The Fund’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that the Fund disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 30a-3(c) under the 1940 Act) provide reasonable assurances that information required to be disclosed by the Fund on Form N-CSR is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the required time periods and that information required to be disclosed by the Fund in the reports that it files or submits on Form N-CSR is accumulated and communicated to the Fund’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure, based on their evaluation of the disclosure controls and procedures as of a date within 90 days of the filing date of this report.

 

(b) There was no change in the Fund’s internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 30a-3(d) under the 1940 Act) that occurred during the Fund’s second fiscal quarter of the period that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Fund’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

ITEM 12. DISCLOSURE OF SECURITIES LENDING ACTIVITIES FOR CLOSED-END MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANIES.

 

(a) If the registrant is a closed-end management investment company, provide the following dollar amounts of income and fees/compensation related to the securities lending activities of the registrant during its most recent fiscal year: (1) Gross income from securities lending activities; (2) All fees and/or compensation for each of the following securities lending activities and related services: any share of revenue generated by the securities lending program paid to the securities lending agent(s) (“revenue split”); fees paid for cash collateral management services (including fees deducted from a pooled cash collateral reinvestment vehicle) that are not included in the revenue split; administrative fees that are not included in the revenue split; fees for indemnification that are not included in the revenue split; rebates paid to borrowers; and any other fees relating to the securities lending program that are not included in the revenue split, including a description of those other fees; (3) The aggregate fees/compensation disclosed pursuant to paragraph (2); and (4) Net income from securities lending activities (i.e., the dollar amount in paragraph (1) minus the dollar amount in paragraph (3)).

 

Instruction to paragraph (a).

 

If a fee for a service is included in the revenue split, state that the fee is “included in the revenue split.”

 

(b) If the registrant is a closed-end management investment company, describe the services provided to the registrant by the securities lending agent in the registrant's most recent fiscal year.

 

ITEM 13. EXHIBITS.

 

(a)(1) The Code of Ethics.
   
(a)(2) The certifications required by Rule 30a-2(a) under the 1940 Act.
   
(a)(3) Not applicable.
   
(b) The certifications required by Rule 30a-2(b) under the 1940 Act.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 The New America High Income Fund, Inc.
   
   
 By:/s/ Ellen E. Terry
 Name:Ellen E. Terry
 Title:President
 Date:March 3, 2021

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

 

 By:/s/ Ellen E. Terry
 Name:Ellen E. Terry
 Title:President
 Date:March 3, 2021

 

 

 By:/s/ Ellen E. Terry
 Name:Ellen E. Terry
 Title:Treasurer
 Date:March 3, 2021