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Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information and Announces its Net Asset Value and Asset Coverage Ratios at September 30, 2014

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Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE:KYE) today provided a summary unaudited statement of assets and liabilities and announced its net asset value and asset coverage ratios under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”) as of September 30, 2014.

As of September 30, 2014, the Fund’s net assets were $1.2 billion, and its net asset value per share was $34.02. As of September 30, 2014, the Fund’s asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to senior securities representing indebtedness was 449% and the Fund’s asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to total leverage (debt and preferred stock) was 342%.

Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund, Inc.

Statement of Assets and Liabilities
September 30, 2014
(Unaudited)
(in millions) Per Share
Investments $ 1,729.0 $ 48.11
Cash 1.4 0.04
Deposits 0.3 0.01
Accrued income 3.6 0.10
Receivable for securities sold 3.2 0.09
Other assets 3.1 0.09
Total assets 1,740.6 48.44
Credit facility / Term loan 110.0 3.06
Senior notes 275.0 7.65
Preferred stock 120.0 3.34
Total leverage 505.0 14.05
Payable for securities purchased 8.2 0.23
Other liabilities 5.0 0.14
Total liabilities 13.2 0.37
Net assets $ 1,222.4 $ 34.02
The Fund had 35,938,270 common shares outstanding as of September 30, 2014.

As of September 30, 2014, equity and debt investments were 93% and 7%, respectively, of the Fund’s long-term investments of $1.7 billion. Long-term investments were comprised of MLP and MLP Affiliate (50%), Marine (15%), Midstream Company (12%), U.S. and Canadian Upstream Income Trusts (9%), Other Energy (7%) and Debt (7%).

The Fund’s ten largest holdings by issuer at September 30, 2014 were:

Units/$Par
(in thousands)

Amounts
($ millions)

Percent of
Long-Term
Investments

1. Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (MLP Affiliate)* 2,402 $226.1 13.1%
2. Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. (MLP Affiliate) 5,350 199.1 11.5%
3. Golar LNG Partners LP (Marine) 2,024 70.3 4.1%
4. Capital Product Partners L.P. (Marine)** 5,391 54.6 3.2%
5. The Williams Companies, Inc. (Midstream Company) 890/$4,135 54.5 3.2%
6. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (Midstream MLP) 906 53.3 3.1%
7. Regency Energy Partners LP (Midstream MLP) 1,462 47.7 2.8%
8. Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Marine)*** 1,462 46.5 2.7%
9. Crescent Point Energy Corp. (Upstream Income Trust) 1,054 38.1 2.2%
10. Plains GP Holdings, L.P. (Midstream Company) 1,096 33.6 1.9%
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* On August 10, 2014, Kinder Morgan, Inc. (“KMI”) announced that it will acquire all of the outstanding equity securities of Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (“KMR”), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (“KMP”) and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (“EPB”). In addition to the KMR shares owned by the Fund, it owns 450 shares of KMI ($17.3 million) and 60 common units of EPB ($2.4 million). At September 30, 2014 the Fund did not hold KMP.

** Includes 3,333 Class B units ($34.1 million) and 2,058 common units ($20.5 million).

*** Includes 300 Series A preferred units ($7.4 million) and 1,162 common units ($39.1 million).

The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 whose common stock is traded on the NYSE. The Fund’s investment objective is to obtain a high total return with an emphasis on current income by investing primarily in securities of companies engaged in the energy industry, principally including publicly-traded energy-related master limited partnerships and limited liability companies taxed as partnerships and their affiliates, energy-related U.S. and Canadian royalty trusts and income trusts and other companies that derive at least 50% of their revenues from operating assets used in, or providing energy-related services for, the exploration, development, production, gathering, transportation, processing, storing, refining, distribution, mining or marketing of natural gas, natural gas liquids (including propane), crude oil, refined petroleum products or coal.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the U.S. federal securities laws. Generally, the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “project,” “will” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the Fund’s historical experience and its present expectations or projections indicated in any forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, changes in economic and political conditions; regulatory and legal changes; MLP industry risk; leverage risk; valuation risk; interest rate risk; tax risk; and other risks discussed in the Fund’s filings with the SEC. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Fund undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein. There is no assurance that the Fund’s investment objective will be attained.

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