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Western Asset Variable Rate Strategic Fund Inc. Announces Financial Position as of December 31, 2014

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Western Asset Variable Rate Strategic Fund Inc. (NYSE:GFY) today announced the financial position of the Fund as of December 31, 2014.

Current Q Previous Q Prior Yr Q
December 31, 2014 September 30, 2014 December 31, 2013
Total Assets (a) $ 136,670,202 $ 142,418,872 $ 144,036,300
Total Net Assets (a) $ 122,604,445 $ 125,694,991 $ 126,215,433
NAV Per Share of Common Stock (b) $ 18.38 $ 18.85 $ 18.93
Market Price Per Share $ 16.65 $ 17.08 $ 17.52
Premium / (Discount) (9.41)% (9.39)% (7.45)%
Outstanding Shares 6,669,153 6,669,153 6,669,153
Total Net Investment Income (c) $ 1,156,784 $ 1,356,241 $ 1,241,981
Total Net Realized/Unrealized Gain/(Loss) (c) $ (2,796,789) $ (1,300,307) $ 1,663,610
Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations (c) $ (1,640,005) $ 55,934 $ 2,905,591

Earnings per Common Share Outstanding

Total Net Investment Income (c) $ 0.17 $ 0.20 $ 0.19
Total Net Realized/Unrealized Gain/(Loss) (c) $ (0.42) $ (0.19) $ 0.25
Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations (c) $ (0.25) $ 0.01 $ 0.44
Undistributed/(Overdistributed) Net Investment Income (d) $ 1,401,165 $ 1,694,922 $ 2,389,662
Undistributed/(Overdistributed) Net Investment Income
Per Share (d) $ 0.21 $ 0.25 $ 0.36
Reverse Repurchase Agreements (d) $ 14,976,102 $ 15,251,657 $ 16,573,433
Footnotes:

(a)

The difference between total assets and total net assets is due primarily to the Fund’s use of borrowings; total net assets do not include borrowings.

(b)

NAVs are calculated as of the close of business on the last business day in the periods indicated above.

(c)

For the quarter indicated.

(d)

As of the date indicated above.

This financial data is unaudited.

The Fund files its semi-annual and annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as its complete schedule of portfolio holdings for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year on Form N-Q. These reports are available on the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. To obtain information on Form N-Q or a semi-annual or annual report from the Fund, shareholders can call 1-888-777-0102.

Western Asset Variable Rate Strategic Fund Inc., a non-diversified closed-end investment management 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 and Western Asset Management Company Limited, affiliates of the investment manager.

For more information about the Fund, please call 1-888-777-0102 or consult the Fund’s web site at www.lmcef.com. Hard copies of the Fund’s complete audited financial statements are available free of charge upon request.

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.

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