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Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. (“IGI”) Announces Distributions for the Months of December 2011, January and February 2012

Monday, November 14, 2011

Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. (“IGI”) Announces Distributions for the Months of December 2011, January and February 201208:30 EST Monday, November 14, 2011 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. (NYSE: IGI) today announced monthly distributions of $0.1045 per common share for December 2011, and January and February 2012. Additionally, the Fund announced a supplemental distribution from long-term capital gain of $0.1417 per common share for December 2011. The distribution schedule appears below: Month     Ex-Date     Record Date     Payable Date     Amount     Type December 12/14/2011 12/16/2011 12/23/2011 $0.1045 Income December 12/14/2011 12/16/2011 12/23/2011 $0.1417 Long-Term Capital Gain January 01/18/2012 01/20/2012 01/27/2012 $0.1045 Income February 02/15/2012 02/17/2012 02/24/2012 $0.1045 Income This press release is not for tax reporting purposes but is being provided to announce the amount of the Fund's distributions that have been declared by the Board of Directors. In early 2012 and early 2013, after definitive information is available, the Fund will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV, if applicable, specifying how the distributions paid by the Fund during the prior calendar year should be characterized for purposes of reporting the distributions on a shareholder's tax return (e.g., ordinary income, long-term capital gain or return of capital). Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc., a non-diversified, limited-term, closed-end management investment company, is managed by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc., and is sub-advised by Western Asset Management Company, an affiliate of the investment manager. Contact the Fund at 1-888-777-0102 for additional information, or consult the Fund's web site at www.leggmason.com/cef. Data and commentary provided in this press release are for informational purposes only. Legg Mason and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Fund. Legg Mason & Co., LLCBrenda Grandell, 212-857-8087Director, Closed-End Funds