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DWS Municipal Income Trust Announces Distribution Rate Increase
[February 26, 2024]

DWS Municipal Income Trust Announces Distribution Rate Increase

DWS Municipal Income Trust (KTF) (the "Fund") announced today an increase to the Fund's current monthly distribution rate by approximately 25% from $0.029 to $0.035 per share or approximately a 4.20% annualized distribution rate based on the Fund's net asset value as of February 26, 2024. This increase is intended to help support secondary market trading in Fund shares and improve the Fund's discount to net asset value. It is anticipated that to maintain the increased distribution rate, the Fund may ultimately make distributions from sources other than the current net investment income of the Fund, including a return of capital. The increase in the current distribution rate will be implemented with the Fund's next monthly dividend scheduled to be announced on or about March 8, 2024.

The Fund intends to make regular monthly distributions to its common shareholders. The Fund's ability to maintain its declared distribution amount will depend on a number of factors, including the amount and stability of investment income earned by the Fund, its asset mix, portfolio turnover, performance of its investments, level of retained earnings, the Fund's expenses, the amount of leverage utilized by the Fund and the effects thereof, the costs of such leverage, the movement of interest rates for municipal bonds and general market conditions. There can be no assurance that an unanticipated change in market conditions or other factors will not result in a change in the Fund's distributions at a future time.

Shareholders should not draw any conclusions about the Fund's investment performance from the amount of the Fund's monthly distribution rate. A portion of the distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the shareholder's investment is paid back to the shareholder. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund's investment performance and should not be confused with "yield" or "income." When distributions exceed total return performance, the difference will reduce the Fund's net asset value. As may be required by the Federal securities laws, the Fund will issue a notice to its common shareholders in connection with its monthly distributions containing information about the amount and sources of the distribution and other related information.

Iportant Information

DWS Municipal Income Trust. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate, credit, liquidity and market risks to varying degrees. When interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. Credit risk refers to the ability of an issuer to make timely payments of principal and interest. Municipal securities are subject to the risk that litigation, legislation or other political events, local business or economic conditions or the bankruptcy of the issuer could have a significant effect on an issuer's ability to make payments of principal and/or interest. The market for municipal bonds may be less liquid than for taxable bonds and there may be less information available on the financial condition of issuers of municipal securities than for public corporations. Investing in derivatives entails special risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. Leverage results in additional risks and can magnify the effect of any gains or losses. Although the fund seeks income that is exempt from federal income taxes, a portion of the fund's distributions may be subject to federal, state and local taxes, including the alternative minimum tax.

Closed-end funds, unlike open-end funds, are not continuously offered. There is a one-time public offering and once issued, shares of closed-end funds are bought and sold in the open market through a stock exchange. Shares of closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to the net asset value. The price of a fund's shares is determined by a number of factors, several of which are beyond the control of the fund. Therefore, the fund cannot predict whether its shares will trade at, below or above net asset value.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction.

Certain statements contained in this release may be forward-looking in nature. These include all statements relating to plans, expectations, and other statements that are not historical facts and typically use words like "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," and similar expressions. Such statements represent management's current beliefs, based upon information available at the time the statements are made, with regard to the matters addressed. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such statements. Management does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements: (i) the effects of adverse changes in market and economic conditions; (ii) legal and regulatory developments; and (iii) other additional risks and uncertainties, including public health crises, war, terrorism, trade disputes and related geopolitical events.


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The brand DWS represents DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA and any of its subsidiaries such as DWS Distributors, Inc. which offers investment products or DWS Investment Management Americas, Inc. and RREEF America L.L.C. which offer advisory services. (R-099951-1) (02/24)

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