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XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Announces Private Placement of Convertible Preferred Shares

CHICAGO, Illinois – November 7, 2023 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the “Trust”) (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has entered into a Purchase Agreement with certain institutional investors for the purchase and sale of 1,200,000 shares of the Trust’s 6.95% Series 2029 Convertible Preferred Shares due June 2029 (the “Convertible Preferred Shares”), liquidation preference $25.00 per share. The Trust expects to receive net proceeds (before expenses) from the sale of the Convertible Preferred Shares of approximately $27.9 million. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the investors have agreed to purchase the Convertible Preferred Shares, at one or more closings on or before May 6, 2025, as determined by the Trust in its discretion.

The Convertible Preferred Shares pay a quarterly dividend at a fixed annual rate of 6.95% of the liquidation preference, or $1.7375 per share, per year.”

The Trust is required to redeem, out of funds legally available therefor, all outstanding Convertible Preferred Shares on June 30, 2029, or the “Term Redemption Date,” at a price equal to the liquidation preference plus an amount equal to accumulated but unpaid dividends and distributions, if any, on such shares (whether or not earned or declared, but excluding interest on such dividends) to, but excluding, the Term Redemption Date.

At any time on or after the date eighteen months after the first issuance of Convertible Preferred Shares, at the Trust’s sole option, the Trust may redeem, from time to time, the Convertible Preferred Shares in whole or in part, out of funds legally available for such redemption, at a price per share equal to the sum of the liquidation preference plus an amount equal to accumulated but unpaid dividends, if any, on such shares (whether or not earned or declared, but excluding interest on such dividends) to, but excluding, the date fixed for such redemption.

Each holder of a Convertible Preferred Share shall have the right, at such holder’s option, to convert any such Convertible Preferred Share, at any time on or after the date six months after the issuance date of the Convertible Preferred Share (the “Convertibility Date”) and prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the Term Redemption Date, into such number of common shares of beneficial interest (“Common Shares”) equal to the liquidation preference of the Convertible Preferred Share plus an amount equal to all unpaid dividends and distributions on such Share accumulated to (but excluding) the date of exercise, divided by the Conversion Price. The “Conversion Price” is the greater of (i) the market price per Common Share, represented by the five-day volume-weighted average price (“VWAP”) per Common Share ending on the trading day immediately preceding the date of exercise, or (ii) the Trust’s most recently reported net asset value per Common Share immediately prior to the date of exercise.

The Convertible Preferred Shares will not be listed on any exchange and may not be transferred without the consent of the Trust.

Additional information regarding the Convertible Preferred Shares are included in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

The Convertible Preferred Shares were offered directly to the purchasers without a placement agent, underwriter, broker or dealer.

The Convertible Preferred Shares and the Common Shares into which the Convertible Preferred Shares are convertible are being issued in reliance upon an exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the SEC or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

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

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC (“XAI”) serves as the Trust’s investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC (“Octagon”) serves as the Trust’s investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $34.5B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon’s investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon’s investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

This press release contains certain statements that may include “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words “may,” “will,” “intend,” “expect,” “estimate,” “continue,” “plan,” “anticipate,” and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust’s actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Preferred Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust’s prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust’s periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust’s future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust’s ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Company Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Announces Board Approval of Proposal to Become Perpetual Fund and New Sub-Advisory Agreement with Octagon Credit Investors

CHICAGO, October 26, 2023 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the “Trust”) (NYSE: XFLT), announced that the Trust’s Board of Trustees (the “Board”) has unanimously approved a proposal to eliminate the Trust’s termination date of December 31, 2029. The proposal, if approved by shareholders, will amend the Trust’s Second Amended and Restated Declaration of Trust and make the Trust perpetual (the “Term Amendment”).

Greg Dingens, an Independent Trustee and the Chair of the Board noted, “We voted in favor of the proposal, which will allow the Trust to continue to operate as it has since inception. The Board believes that eliminating the Trust’s termination date is in the best interest of shareholders and will allow the Trust to seek continued growth of its common share base as a perpetual fund over time.”

Additionally, the Board unanimously approved a new sub-advisory agreement among Octagon Credit Investors, LLC (“Octagon”), the Trust and XA Investments LLC (“XAI”). Octagon’s parent company, Conning Holdings Limited1, recently announced its acquisition by Generali Investment Holdings, an entity comprising the majority of asset management activities of Generali Group (“Generali”). Founded in 1831, Generali is among the largest financial services complexes worldwide with managed assets in excess of €500 billion. Generali operates in over 50 countries with over 80,000 employees.

The closing of the transaction is not expected to result in any change in the portfolio management of the Trust or in the Trust’s investment objectives or policies. The closing of the transaction is expected to occur during the first half of 2024. The transaction will constitute an “assignment” of the current sub-advisory agreement among the Trust, XAI and Octagon, causing the current agreement to terminate according to its terms, and necessitating approval of the new sub-advisory agreement (the “New Octagon Agreement”). In addition, to avoid any interruption of investment sub-advisory services if the closing of the transaction occurs prior to the receipt of shareholder approval of the New Octagon Agreement, the Board unanimously approved an interim investment sub-advisory agreement with Octagon, which would be effective upon the closing of the transaction and remain in effect for a maximum period of 150 days.

“We are excited for the next phase of Octagon's growth and are pleased to continue serving XFLT shareholders in the years to come,” commented Gretchen Lam, Senior Portfolio Manager at Octagon.

1 Conning, Inc., Octagon Credit Investors, LLC, Global Evolution Holding ApS and its group of companies (“Global Evolution”), Goodwin Capital Advisers, Inc., Pearlmark Real Estate, LLC, Conning Investment Products, Inc., Conning Asset Management Limited, and Conning Asia Pacific Limited are all direct or indirect subsidiaries of Conning Holdings Limited (collectively, “Conning”) which is one of the family of companies owned by Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd., a Taiwan-based company.

The Term Amendment and the New Octagon Agreement (together, the “Proposals”) are subject to approval by the Trust’s shareholders. The Board approved submitting each Proposal to the Trust’s shareholders for approval at a special meeting of shareholders, expected to be held on December 19, 2023. Shareholders of record at the close of business on October 25, 2023 are entitled to vote at the meeting.

In connection with the solicitation of proxies to approve the Proposals, Trust will file a proxy statement relating to the Proposals with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Because the proxy statement will contain important information about the Proposals, including the expected benefits and potential risks, the Trust’s shareholders are urged to read the proxy statement and accompanying materials carefully when they receive them. When filed with the SEC, the proxy statement will be available free of charge at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. This press release is not a solicitation of any proxy.

The Trust’s shareholders will be able to obtain copies of the definitive proxy statement and accompanying materials, when available, by calling the Trust’s proxy agent toll-free at (800) 431-9645.

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC (“XAI”) serves as the Trust’s investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC (“Octagon”) serves as the Trust’s investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $34.5B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon’s investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon’s investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust’s webpage at www.xainvestments.com

The Trust, XAI and Octagon and certain of their respective directors/trustees, officers and affiliates may be deemed under the rules of the SEC to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders in connection with the matter described above. Information about the trustees and officers of the Trust may be found in the Fund’s annual report to shareholders and annual proxy statement previously filed with the SEC.

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.

This press release contains certain statements that may include “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words “may,” “will,” “intend,” “expect,” “estimate,” “continue,” “plan,” “anticipate,” and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust’s actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which the Trust’s shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust’s annual and semi-annual reports filed with the SEC.

Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust’s future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust’s ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Reaches $500 Million Total Managed Assets Milestone

September 20, 2023, Chicago – XA Investments (“XAI”), a Chicago-based alternative asset manager, is pleased to announce that the XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (NYSE: XFLT, the “Trust”) has surpassed $500 million in total managed assets. The Trust launched in September 2017 with $82 million in common assets and has executed several accretive follow-on equity offerings in addition to an “at-the-market” offering program, fueling unparalleled asset growth compared to broader listed closed-end funds.

XFLT provides investors access to income-producing securities including senior loans, collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) debt and CLO equity. The Trust’s investment objective is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director at XAI noted, “We believe the Trust is uniquely positioned in the listed closed-end fund marketplace with its strategic investment mix of income-producing securities including loans and CLO investments.  The Trust’s asset mix is designed to seek enhanced risk-adjusted returns over time.” 

Ted Brombach, Co-CEO of XAI also noted, “We are pleased with the strong asset growth we’ve observed in this Trust and its reception among institutional investors, financial advisors and other income-oriented investors.  Octagon Credit Investors is a recognized leader in the CLO marketplace and as such the Trust has developed a loyal investor base.  Our investor relations and marketing team has prioritized investor education efforts on the CLO market, which we believe has supported the Trust’s growth over time.”

Gretchen Lam, Senior Portfolio Manager at Octagon, commented, “We are pleased to reach this milestone, which we believe underscores the resiliency of the loan and CLO markets, and the strength of the Trust’s investment strategy. We thank the shareholders for their confidence, and we are excited for the next phase of the Trust’s growth. We look forward to further serving a broader investor base with additional institutional strategies that leverage Octagon’s core competencies.”

There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective. The Trust pays regular monthly distributions based on GAAP earnings. The Trust’s common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “XFLT,” and the Trust’s 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “XFLTPRA.”

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC (“XAI”) serves as the Trust’s investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visitwww.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visitwww.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC (“Octagon”) serves as the Trust’s investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $34.5B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon’s investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon’s investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visitwww.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Steven Perry, Vice President
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 312-374-6933
Email: SPerry@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Will Host Q2 2023 Quarterly Webinar on August 22, 2023

August 10, 2023, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (NYSE: XFLT) (the "Trust") today announced that it plans to host the Trust's Quarterly Webinar on August 22, 2023 at 11:00 am (Eastern Time). Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director at XA Investments ("XAI") will moderate the Q&A style webinar with Steven Perry, Vice President at XAI, and Gretchen Lam, Senior Portfolio Manager at Octagon Credit Investors.

TO JOIN VIA WEB: Please go to the Knowledge Bank section of xainvestments.com or click here to find the online registration link.

TO USE YOUR TELEPHONE: After joining via web, if you prefer to use your phone for audio, you must select that option and call in using a number below, based on your current location.

Dial: (312) 626-6799 or (267) 831-0333 or (646) 558-8656 or (213) 338-8477 or (720) 928-9299
Webinar ID: 896 3166 0172
Passcode: 610541

REPLAY: A replay of the webinar will be available in the Knowledge Bank section of xainvestments.com or through the same registration link previously used.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $34.5B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Steven Perry, Vice President
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 312-374-6933
Email: SPerry@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.085 per Share

August 1, 2023, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.085 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on September 1, 2023, to common shareholders of record as of August 15, 2023, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount of $0.085 per share.

The following dates apply to the declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date    August 14, 2023
Record Date    August 15, 2023
Payable Date    September 1, 2023
Amount    $0.085 per common share
Change from Previous Month    No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2023 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA".

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $34.7B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution and Quarterly Preferred Shares Dividend

July 3, 2023, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.085 per share of the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT). The Trust also declared preferred dividends for the quarter of $0.40625 per share of the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares (NYSE: XFLTPRA).

The following dates apply to the declaration:

Share Class Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Amount Change from
Previous Declaration
XFLT July 14, 2023 July 17, 2023 August 1, 2023 $0.085 No Change
XFLTPRA July 14, 2023 July 17, 2023 July 31, 2023 $0.40625 No Change1

1 The Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares dividend is calculated based on the preferred shares Liquidation Preference of $25.00 per share and the fixed dividend rate of 6.50%.

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2023 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on January 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

Preferred shareholders are entitled to receive cumulative cash dividends and distributions on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, when, as and if declared by, or under authority granted by, the Board of Trustees of the Trust out of funds legally available for distribution and in preference to dividends and distributions on common shares. If the Trust is unable to distribute the full dividend amount due in a dividend period on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, the dividends will be distributed on a pro rata basis among the preferred shareholders.

Distributions and dividends shall be paid on the Payable Date listed above unless the payment of such distribution or dividend is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern or, with regard to the Trust's regular monthly distribution to common shareholders, to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA".

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $34.5B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

FundFire Alts Observes Higher Leverage Levels in Credit Interval Funds

In a recent article, Tom Stabile of FundFire Alts examines leverage trends among private credit interval funds. The article, "Leverage or No Leverage? Split Widens Among Credit Interval Funds," highlights the variation in leverage levels across funds. The article features insights from Kimberly Flynn, Manager Director of Alternative Investments at XA Investments.

As recently as two years ago, fund managers employed no or low levels of leverage, but some have begun to change their approach. According to Flynn, "the fund sponsors that have veered higher, scaling up their funds, and that are older and more seasoned, are the ones now using leverage to drive income and returns higher."

Effectively employing leverage has the potential to increase fund returns and create a competitive edge relative to other funds. "Managers can maintain a consistent favorable spread between the rate they lend at – via their investments – and whatever rate they access leverage at," said Flynn. "Managers levering up by 40% could generate higher returns in the 150 to 350 basis point range."

To read the full article, please click here.

For more information on XA Investment's interval fund service offerings in leverage strategy, leverage sources, and leverage management, please contact us at info@xainvestments.com.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.085 per Share

June 1, 2023, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.085 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on July 3, 2023, to common shareholders of record as of June 15, 2023, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount of $0.085 per share.

The following dates apply to the declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date    June 14, 2023
Record Date    June 15, 2023
Payable Date    July 3, 2023
Amount    $0.085 per common share
Change from Previous Month    No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2023 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA".

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $34.6B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XA Investments Publishes New White Paper on Farmland Investing

May 16, 2023, Chicago - XA Investments LLC ("XAI"), an alternative investment firm that focuses on the US and UK closed-end fund markets, has published a new white paper, titled "Reframing Farmland as an Investment: A Compelling Opportunity in an Inflationary Environment." The white paper details the investment characteristics of farmland, an asset class that has not been broadly accessible until recently.

The U.S. farmland market represents a significant and growing market for investment with a total value exceeding US$2.9 trillion according to the USDA as of 2020. Farmland investments can improve portfolio diversification because they are real assets, which traditionally have negative correlations to stocks and bonds. Farmland has historically exhibited a positive correlation with inflation and should therefore be considered an effective inflation hedge. To read the white paper, please visit our website here or contact info@xainvestments.com.

XAI provides market insights and customized execution and advice services to asset managers seeking to launch new closed-end funds and other permanent capital vehicles in both the US and UK. Driven by an experienced team with a deep investment knowledge and registered fund industry network, XAI consulting has helped clients in engagements ranging from full product builds to discrete and specialized projects.

XAI consulting specializes in helping institutional managers seeking to enter the growing retail marketplace with the development of registered funds in the US and UK, including exchange-listed closed-end funds, interval funds, tender offer funds and hybrid funds. The firm seamlessly partners with its consulting clients and works collaboratively with internal project teams to execute on the product launch and capital raise.

XAI's consulting business is led by Kimberly Flynn and Ben McCulloch and is supported by a cross-functional team of dedicated consultants, closed-end fund experts, professionals and research associates. The combined XAI team brings over 120 years of fund market expertise and collectively has been involved in 150+ closed-end fund launches.

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About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

The information in this press release may be changed. This press release shall not constitute any offer to sell or issue, or a solicitation of any offer to buy, subscribe for or otherwise acquire, nor shall there be any sale of, any securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such jurisdiction.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect actual results, including conditions in the US, UK and international financial and other markets, and the price at which securities trade in the public markets and other factors.

Although XAI believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for ongoing obligations under applicable law, XAI does not intend, and XAI undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Will Host Q1 2023 Quarterly Webinar on May 25, 2023

May 9, 2023, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (NYSE: XFLT) (the "Trust") today announced that it plans to host the Trust's Quarterly Webinar on May 25, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Eastern Time). Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director at XA Investments ("XAI") will moderate the Q&A style webinar with Steven Perry, Vice President at XAI, and Gretchen Lam, Senior Portfolio Manager at Octagon Credit Investors.

TO JOIN VIA WEB: Please go to the Knowledge Bank section of xainvestments.com or click here to find the online registration link.

TO USE YOUR TELEPHONE: After joining via web, if you prefer to use your phone for audio, you must select that option and call in using a number below, based on your current location.

Dial: (312) 626-6799 or (267) 831-0333 or (646) 558-8656 or (213) 338-8477 or (720) 928-9299
Webinar ID: 895 6979 9331
Passcode: 777339

REPLAY: A replay of the webinar will be available in the Knowledge Bank section of xainvestments.com or through the same registration link previously used.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $33.8B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Steven Perry, Vice President
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 312-374-6933
Email: SPerry@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.085 per Share

May 1, 2023, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.085 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on June 1, 2023, to common shareholders of record as of May 16, 2023, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents a 16.44% increase from the previous month's distribution amount of $0.073 per share.

The following dates apply to the declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date    May 15, 2023
Record Date    May 16, 2023
Payable Date    June 1, 2023
Amount    $0.085 per common share
Change from Previous Month    16.44% increase

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2023 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA".

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $34.6B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

Kimberly Flynn Contributes to New Ignites Article on Interval Fund Distribution Platforms

Ignites reporter Alyson Velati published a new article on the increased competition between interval funds to get on a major distribution platform, such as Fidelity or Schwab. The article, "Interval Funds Face More Competition for Limited Shelf Space," features insights from Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments.

While being approved on one or more of the major distribution platforms can be integral for interval funds trying to access the registered investment advisor channel, Flynn explains that the process of getting added to the platform is not an easy one. It "takes real client demand and patience to get added," she says, as the approval process can last several months and requires proof that there is fund demand from investors on the platform prior to being added.

"It's a big moment for an interval fund sponsor to secure the Fidelity and Schwab selling agreements - so much so that fund sponsors are putting out press releases when the moment comes," she said. "Very different from getting a new mutual fund added to an existing selling agreement."

Conversely, interval funds that do not get added to a distribution platform "are limited in terms of who they can sell the fund to and distribution efforts can be slower," she added.

To read the full article, please click here.

For more information on interval funds, please read our white paper here or contact us at info@xainvestments.com.

Bloomberg Article on PIMCO Municipal Bond CEFs Features Kimberly Flynn

In his new article, Bloomberg News reporter Martin Braun discusses updated investment guidelines for PIMCO's municipal bond focused listed CEFs that allow the funds to lend directly to US states and cities. The article, "PIMCO Allows Municipal Closed-End Funds to Make Loans to Cities," explains that the announcement applies to nine of PIMCO's funds with a total of $1.9 billion in AUM and comes at a time when borrowers are looking to avoid the borrowing costs associated with issuing traditional municipal bonds.

Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, contributes to the article, highlighting the benefits of this type of arrangement. "The size and scale of the PIMCO muni complex allows them to go and actually negotiate directly with municipalities," she says. "Some of these smaller municipalities, you're going to take on potentially less credit risk, but you're going to pick up incremental yield."

For more information on closed-end funds, please visit our Knowledge Bank or contact us at info@xainvestments.com.

Ignites Article on BlackRock Listed CEF Share Repurchase Program Features Kimberly Flynn

Alyson Velati reports for Ignites in her new article, "BlackRock Repurchases $112M in Closed-End Fund Shares," which covers BlackRock's share buyback program that was launched to address persistent discounts among the firm's listed CEFs. Since announced, the repurchase program has resulted in nearly $1 billion in CEF share buybacks by BlackRock.

Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, contributes to the article. BlackRock includes 37 of its 51 total listed CEFs in the repurchase program, signaling "a significant commitment by BlackRock, which I believe financial advisors appreciate and view as supportive of the listed closed-end fund complex," Flynn says.

While share repurchase programs can benefit a fund's secondary market performance, they also have their limitations. "Share repurchase programs are largely symbolic - meaning the value of a share repurchase program is all in the announcement," Flynn explains. "It sends a positive signal to advisors and investors. The reality is that share repurchase programs are no substitute for natural demand for the closed-end funds' shares. Share repurchase programs will not make closed-end funds that trade at discounts start to trade at premiums - only positive NAV performance and true investor demand can make that happen."

To read the full article, please click here.

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Kimberly Flynn Comments on Expenses for Newly Launched Interval Fund in Ignites Article

In Alyson Velati's Ignites article, "Ark Caps Fees on $15M Interval Fund," she discusses how Ark Investment Management has lowered the fees on its new interval fund, Ark Venture Fund, due to slower-than-expected asset growth. The fund debuted in September 2022 with a 275-bp management fee and a $500 minimum investment. As of March 31, it had only around $15 million in net assets, far below the $500 million expected. To lower the fund's overall fees, Ark will either waive its management fee or reimburse the interval fund's operating expenses through November 28, 2024.

Tom Staudt, Ark's COO, said "Now, we're not one year into it, but we can reasonably ascertain that we're below our forecast. That number was not an actual fixed number - it was a best-effort guess." It can take up to six months to get an interval fund on the top clearing and custody platforms, but once a fund is onboarded assets can start to trickle in, said Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments. However, to get on a big platform, there must be client demand, she added.

"Whether you're Cathie Wood or not, it's going to take you that long, and that's why you have to be realistic about these expense assumptions," Flynn said.

To read the full article, please click here.

For more information on interval funds, please read our white paper here or contact us at info@xainvestments.com.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution and Quarterly Preferred Shares Dividend

April 3, 2023, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share of the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT). The Trust also declared preferred dividends for the quarter of $0.40625 per share of the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares (NYSE: XFLTPRA).

The following dates apply to each declaration:

Share Class Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Amount Change from
Previous Declaration
XFLT April 14, 2023 April 17, 2023 May 1, 2023 $0.073 No Change
XFLTPRA April 14, 2023 April 17, 2023 May 1, 2023 $0.40625 No Change1

1 The Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares dividend is calculated based on the preferred shares Liquidation Preference of $25.00 per share and the fixed dividend rate of 6.50%.

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2023 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on January 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

Preferred shareholders are entitled to receive cumulative cash dividends and distributions on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, when, as and if declared by, or under authority granted by, the Board of Trustees of the Trust out of funds legally available for distribution and in preference to dividends and distributions on common shares. If the Trust is unable to distribute the full dividend amount due in a dividend period on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, the dividends will be distributed on a pro rata basis among the preferred shareholders.

Distributions and dividends shall be paid on the Payable Date listed above unless the payment of such distribution or dividend is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern or, with regard to the Trust's regular monthly distribution to common shareholders, to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $33.8B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

FundFire Alts Article on Wirehouse Adoption of Interval Funds Features XA Investments Data and Insights from Kimberly Flynn

FundFire Alts Editor Tom Stabile discusses the recent addition of interval funds to wirehouse platforms amidst slowing fund inflows in his new article, "Wirehouses Dial Up Interval Fund Rosters as Sales Slowdown Worsens." The article uses XAI data to explore recent trends in wirehouse interval fund offerings.

Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, expects that wirehouse firms will only continue to add interval funds to their platforms. "There is a lot of growth left," she says. "It's still early in terms of the increase in the variety of funds and asset classes." Specifically, she anticipates that funds investing in asset classes like infrastructure, real asset, impact investing and hedge fund strategies will be added. "The gatekeepers are saying they're looking for new and differentiated strategies," she said. "They'll probably be slow to add anything that's diversified private credit, but every other asset class has interesting room for growth."

Some fund managers choose to focus on distributing their interval funds to RIAs, rather than spending time on wirehouse due diligence. "They're telling their clients, 'We're an RIA-focused fund,'" Flynn explains.

To read the full article, please click here.

For more information on interval funds, please read our white paper here or contact us at info@xainvestments.com.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

March 1, 2023, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on April 3, 2023 to common shareholders of record as of March 15, 2023, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date    March 14, 2023
Record Date    March 15, 2023
Payable Date    April 3, 2023
Amount    $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month    No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2023 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $33.8B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Will Host Q4 2022 Quarterly Webinar on March 2, 2023

February 21, 2023, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (NYSE: XFLT) (the "Trust") today announced that it plans to host the Trust's Quarterly Webinar on March 2, 2023 at 11:00 am (Eastern Time). Robert Chenoweth, Vice President at XA Investments ("XAI") will moderate the Q&A style webinar with Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director at XAI, and Gretchen Lam, Senior Portfolio Manager at Octagon Credit Investors.

TO JOIN VIA WEB: Please go to the Knowledge Bank section of xainvestments.com or click here to find the online registration link.

TO USE YOUR TELEPHONE: After joining via web, if you prefer to use your phone for audio, you must select that option and call in using a number below, based on your current location.

Dial: (312) 626-6799 or (267) 831-0333 or (646) 558-8656 or (213) 338-8477 or (720) 928-9299
Webinar ID: 815 7511 2773
Passcode: 777339

REPLAY: A replay of the webinar will be available in the Knowledge Bank section of xainvestments.com or through the same registration link previously used.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $33.8B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Robert Chenoweth, Vice President – Investor Relations
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: RChenoweth@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

Kimberly Flynn Quoted on Reworking the Old 60/40 Portfolio

PlanAdviser's Natalie Lin writes about XA Investments' event "The Rise of Alternatives and the New 60/40 Portfolio" held at the NYSE on February 15th. The event featured a panel of industry experts who discussed how the 60/40 approach to investing has been seriously challenged in recent years by inflation and fears of a recession, reversing the historical negative correlation between stocks and bonds.

Lin's article, "60/40 Portfolio Can Be Improved with Creative Use of Alternatives, Experts Say," highlights methods that can diversify and target new sources of income for retirement savers. The article explores liquid alternatives, collective investment trusts and self-directed individual retirement accounts.

Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments was quoted as saying that while interval funds and closed-end funds are a natural fit to house alternatives she does not think they will be accessible any time soon in defined contribution plans. In the meantime, she expects to see a resurgence of liquid alternative mutual funds.

Since the 1980's, the 60/40 portfolio of stocks and bonds provided investors with attractive risk-adjusted returns. However, due to recent economic events, investors need to re-examine their portfolio construction and consider ways to improve on the classic asset allocations by adding alternative sources of diversification and return.

To read the full article, please click here.

To read XAI's white paper "Using Alternatives to Achieve Your Retirement Goals," please click here.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

February 1, 2023, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on March 1, 2023 to common shareholders of record as of February 15, 2023, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date    February 14, 2023
Record Date    February 15, 2023
Payable Date    March 1, 2023
Amount    $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month    No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2022 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $33.8B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

New FundFire Alts Article on Interval Fund Proration Features Kimberly Flynn

In his new article, "Alts Fund Redemption Prorating Far Higher in '20 Than '22: Cliffwater," FundFire Alts editor Tom Stabile discusses Cliffwater's recent study of non-traded REITs, BDCs and interval funds. The study analyzed the occurrence of proration events - when funds receive redemption requests exceeding the stated amount of share repurchases offered and have to return to investors less than what they requested - over the past three years.

While proration has been widely discussed recently, with the Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT) becoming a very public example of a fund experiencing prorated redemptions, the study found that proration was actually more prevalent in early 2020 during the Covid pandemic than in recent months. Further, it found that many of the funds that did experience proration during 2020 were ultimately able to meet redemption requests and resume regular, non-prorated quarterly repurchases.

Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, explains that "there are benefits to the pro-rata system." Proration can be a problem for funds experiencing poor performance, but it can also protect investment returns. The assets held in interval funds are typically less liquid, long-term investments, and offering limited liquidity helps encourage investors to treat them as such.

Additionally, the recent proration examples may encourage fund managers to more clearly outline liquidity strategies in fund prospectuses, which often do not provide investors with a detailed description of what to expect during a proration event. "Managers may talk about their tools and liquidity planning - most funds have a credit facility and have tiering of securities by liquidity in their portfolio and discuss management of leverage and cash management," Flynn said. "But trying to find that detail in writing is difficult."

To read the full article, please click here.

To read XAI's white paper on Interval Funds, please click here.

To request a copy of the XAI Investments Quarterly Market Update for CEFs and Non-Listed Funds, please click here.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution and Quarterly Preferred Shares Dividend

January 3, 2023, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share of the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT). The Trust also declared preferred dividends for the quarter of $0.40625 per share of the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares (NYSE: XFLTPRA).

The following dates apply to the declaration:

Share Class Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Amount Change from
Previous Declaration
XFLT January 13, 2023 January 17, 2023 February 1, 2023 $0.073 No Change
XFLTPRA January 13, 2023 January 17, 2023 January 31, 2023 $0.40625 No Change1

1 The Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares dividend is calculated based on the preferred shares Liquidation Preference of $25.00 per share and the fixed dividend rate of 6.50%.

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2023 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on January 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

Preferred shareholders are entitled to receive cumulative cash dividends and distributions on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, when, as and if declared by, or under authority granted by, the Board of Trustees of the Trust out of funds legally available for distribution and in preference to dividends and distributions on common shares. If the Trust is unable to distribute the full dividend amount due in a dividend period on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, the dividends will be distributed on a pro rata basis among the preferred shareholders.

Distributions and dividends shall be paid on the Payable Date listed above unless the payment of such distribution or dividend is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern or, with regard to the Trust's regular monthly distribution to common shareholders, to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $33.2B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

December 1, 2022, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on December 30, 2022 to common shareholders of record as of December 15, 2022, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date    December 14, 2022
Record Date    December 15, 2022
Payable Date    December 30, 2022
Amount    $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month    No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2022 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $33.0B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Will Host Q3 2022 Quarterly Webinar on December 1, 2022

November 28, 2022, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (NYSE: XFLT) (the "Trust") today announced that it plans to host the Trust's Quarterly Webinar on December 1, 2022 at 11:00 am (Eastern Time). Robert Chenoweth, Vice President at XA Investments ("XAI") will moderate the Q&A style webinar with Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director at XAI, and Gretchen Lam, Senior Portfolio Manager at Octagon Credit Investors.

TO JOIN VIA WEB: Please go to the Knowledge Bank section of xainvestments.com or click here to find the online registration link.

TO USE YOUR TELEPHONE: After joining via web, if you prefer to use your phone for audio, you must select that option and call in using a number below, based on your current location.

Dial: (312) 626-6799 or (267) 831-0333 or (646) 558-8656 or (213) 338-8477 or (720) 928-9299
Webinar ID: 871 2559 0938
Passcode: 777339

REPLAY: A replay of the webinar will be available in the Knowledge Bank section of xainvestments.com or through the same registration link previously used.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $33.2B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Robert Chenoweth, Vice President – Investor Relations
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: RChenoweth@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

Kimberly Flynn Comments on Growing Manager Interest in Non-Traded Products in FundFire Alts Article

FundFire Alts editor Tom Stabile writes about the growing interest among asset managers in launching non-traded products, including interval funds, REITs and BDCs. His article, titled "Sales Pace Sinks on Alts Products for Advisors, But Managers Rush In," explores both investor demand for the products and trends among managers looking to launch them.

While monthly sales for non-traded interval funds, REITs and BDCs have experienced a recent slowing of momentum, the combined sales for these products have the potential to set an annual record in 2022. BDCs and interval funds have each already set annual records this year, with $20.3 billion and $19.7 billion in sales, respectively. Managers remain eager to launch these products, as well. Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, explains, "Times like these remind [managers] that with traditional products the margins aren't great and they're subject to outflows. It reminds them they need to diversify their revenue sources."

Flynn expects that the slowing sales will not deter first-time issuers from launching these products. "We're going to have a ton of new entrants," she said. "There are more in 2023." Many of these firms hope to replicate the success that managers such as Blackstone, Cliffwater and Bluerock have had with this type of vehicle - XA Investments report notes that all of the top 20 interval fund managers have more than $1 billion in assets. "That's proof of concept," Flynn said.

To read the full article, please click here.

To read XAI's white paper on Interval Funds, please click here.

To request a copy of the XAI Investments Quarterly Market Update for CEFs and Non-Listed Funds, please click here.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

November 1, 2022, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on December 1, 2022 to common shareholders of record as of November 15, 2022, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date    November 14, 2022
Record Date    November 15, 2022
Payable Date    December 1, 2022
Amount    $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month    No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2022 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust’s fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $33.0B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution and Quarterly Preferred Shares Dividend

October 3, 2022, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share of the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT). The Trust also declared preferred dividends for the quarter of $0.40625 per share of the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares (NYSE: XFLTPRA).

The following dates apply to each declaration:

Share Class Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Amount Change from
Previous Declaration
XFLT October 14, 2022 October 17, 2022 November 1, 2022 $0.073 No Change
XFLTPRA October 14, 2022 October 17, 2022 October 31, 2022 $0.40625 No Change1

1 The Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares dividend is calculated based on the preferred shares Liquidation Preference of $25.00 per share and the fixed dividend rate of 6.50%.

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2022 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

Preferred shareholders are entitled to receive cumulative cash dividends and distributions on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, when, as and if declared by, or under authority granted by, the Board of Trustees of the Trust out of funds legally available for distribution and in preference to dividends and distributions on common shares. If the Trust is unable to distribute the full dividend amount due in a dividend period on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, the dividends will be distributed on a pro rata basis among the preferred shareholders.

Distributions and dividends shall be paid on the Payable Date listed above unless the payment of such distribution or dividend is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern or, with regard to the Trust's regular monthly distribution to common shareholders, to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $32.9B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Celebrates 5th Anniversary

September 27, 2022, Chicago – XA Investments ("XAI"), a Chicago-based alternative asset manager, celebrates the 5th anniversary of the XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (NYSE: XFLT) ("XFLT" or the "Trust"). Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. The Trust was launched on September 27, 2017 with $82 million in net assets and has made several accretive follow-on equity offerings in addition to the issuance of shares pursuant to an "at the market" ("ATM") offering program, which have fueled outstanding asset growth for XFLT. As a result, the Trust has grown total managed assets by approximately 330% since its launch and now has approximately $395mm in managed assets (which includes assets attributable to the Trust's use of financial leverage). In addition, XFLT common shares have traded at an average premium to its net asset value of 3.55% since inception, as of September 26, 2022, enabling the Trust's asset growth to benefit shareholders through accretive issuances of common shares.

The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total returns with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective. The Trust is well-positioned in the listed closed-end fund marketplace with its strategic investment mix of securities including loans and collateralized loan obligation ("CLO") investments. XFLT's investments may include (i) structured credit investments, including collateralized loan obligation ("CLO") debt and subordinated (i.e., residual or equity) securities; (ii) corporate credit investments, including leveraged loans and high yield bonds; (iii) opportunistic credit investments, including stressed and distressed credit situations; and (iv) other credit-related instruments.

Gretchen Lam, Senior Portfolio Manager at Octagon noted, "We are delighted to commemorate XFLT's 5-year anniversary. We appreciate the shareholders putting their trust with us."

Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director of XA Investments noted, "We are pleased with the strong asset growth we've observed in XFLT and its reception among institutions, financial advisors and other income-oriented investors. We believe Octagon is a leader in the CLO marketplace. We have and will continue to prioritize sound management of the Trust along with key investor education efforts on the CLO market, which we believe have supported the Trust's growth over time."

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $32.9B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

The Trust may not achieve its investment objective. An investment in the Trust is subject to investment risk, including possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest. Shares of closed-end investment companies frequently trade at a discount from their net asset value, which is a risk separate and distinct from the risk that the Trust's net asset value could decrease as a result of its investment activities. An investment in the Trust involves risks and is not appropriate for all investors and is not intended to be a complete investment program. Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. The Trust invests primarily in below investment grade credit instruments, which are commonly referred to as "high yield" securities or "junk" bonds. Investments in below investment grade securities are considered predominantly speculative with respect to the issuer's capacity to pay interest and repay principal when due and such issuers are not perceived as strong financially as those with higher credit ratings. Investments in below investment grade credit instruments involve substantial risk of loss. The Trust invests a significant portion of its assets in CLO debt and subordinated notes (commonly referred to as CLO "equity") which often involve risks that are different from or more acute than risks associated with other types of credit instruments. CLOs are a type of structured credit instrument. Holders of structured credit instruments bear risks of the underlying investments, index or reference obligation as well as risks associated with the issuer of the instrument, which is often a special purpose vehicle, and may also be subject to counterparty risk. Senior loans may not be fully secured by collateral, generally do not trade on exchanges, and are typically issued by unrated or below-investment grade companies, and therefore are subject to greater liquidity and credit risk. See the Trust's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of the risks associated with an investment in the Trust's securities.

For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

The Trust has entered into a Distribution Agreement with Foreside Fund Services, LLC pursuant to which the Trust may offer and sell up to common shares, from time to time, in "at the market" transactions. Foreside Fund Services, LLC, a FINRA Member firm, is not affiliated with the Trust's investment adviser or sub-adviser.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the federal securities laws, that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements describe the Trust's plans, strategies, and goals and the Trust's beliefs and assumptions concerning future economic and other conditions and the outlook for the Trust, based on currently available information. Words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "objectives," "goals," "future," "intends," "seeks," "will," "may," "could," "should," and similar expressions, and the negative of such terms, are used in an effort to identify forward-looking statements, although some forward-looking statements may be expressed differently. By their nature, all forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by any forward looking statements. Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in these forward looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. The Trust urges you to review carefully the Trust's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of the risks associated with an investment in the Trust's securities. All forward looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Media Contact:
Robert Chenoweth, Vice President – Investor Relations
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: RChenoweth@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

September 1, 2022, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on October 3, 2022 to common shareholders of record as of September 16, 2022, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date    September 15, 2022
Record Date    September 16, 2022
Payable Date    October 1, 2022
Amount    $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month    No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2022 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust’s fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $32.9B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

August 1, 2022, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on September 1, 2022 to common shareholders of record as of August 15, 2022, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date    August 15, 2022
Record Date    August 16, 2022
Payable Date    September 1, 2022
Amount    $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month    No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2022 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $32.4B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Foreside Fund Services, LLC - Distributor

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution and Quarterly Preferred Shares Dividend

July 1, 2022, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share of the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT). The Trust also declared preferred dividends for the quarter of $0.40625 per share of the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares (NYSE: XFLTPRA).

The following dates apply to each declaration:

Share Class Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Amount Change from
Previous Declaration
XFLT July 14, 2022 July 15, 2022 August 1, 2022 $0.073 No Change
XFLTPRA July 14, 2022 July 15, 2022 August 1, 2022 $0.40625 No Change1

1 The Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares dividend is calculated based on the preferred shares Liquidation Preference of $25.00 per share and the fixed dividend rate of 6.50%.

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2022 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

Preferred shareholders are entitled to receive cumulative cash dividends and distributions on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, when, as and if declared by, or under authority granted by, the Board of Trustees of the Trust out of funds legally available for distribution and in preference to dividends and distributions on common shares. If the Trust is unable to distribute the full dividend amount due in a dividend period on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, the dividends will be distributed on a pro rata basis among the preferred shareholders.

Distributions and dividends shall be paid on the Payable Date listed above unless the payment of such distribution or dividend is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern or, with regard to the Trust's regular monthly distribution to common shareholders, to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $32.1B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Closes Private Placement of Convertible Preferred Shares and Registered Direct Placement of Common Shares

CHICAGO, Illinois – June 30, 2022 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has closed its previously announced private placement of 400,000 shares of the Trust's 6.00% Series 2029 Convertible Preferred Shares due June 2029, liquidation preference $25.00 per share, and registered direct placement of 1,450,000 common shares of beneficial interest at a price of $6.90 per share.

As a result, the Trust received net proceeds from the transactions of approximately $19.2 million. The Trust intends to use the net proceeds from the offerings to invest in accordance with its investment objective and policies, to pay down outstanding borrowings under its credit facility and/or for general working capital purposes.

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $32.1B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Preferred Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Company Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Announces Private Placement of Convertible Preferred Shares and Registered Direct Placement of Common Shares

CHICAGO, Illinois – June 28, 2022 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has entered into a Purchase Agreement with certain institutional investors for the purchase and sale of 400,000 shares of the Trust's 6.00% Series 2029 Convertible Preferred Shares due June 2029 (the "Convertible Preferred Shares"), liquidation preference $25.00 per share. The Trust expects to receive net proceeds (before expenses) from the sale of the Convertible Preferred Shares of approximately $9.3 million. The offering is expected to close on or about June 30, 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. In addition, pursuant to Purchase Agreement, the investors have agreed to purchase up to 800,000 additional shares of Convertible Preferred Shares, at one or more subsequent closings on or before June 30, 2023 as determined by the Trust in its discretion.

The Convertible Preferred Shares pay a quarterly dividend at a fixed annual rate of 6.00% of the liquidation preference, or $1.50 per share, per year.

The Trust is required to redeem, out of funds legally available therefor, all outstanding Convertible Preferred Shares on June 30, 2029, or the "Term Redemption Date," at a price equal to the liquidation preference plus an amount equal to accumulated but unpaid dividends and distributions, if any, on such shares (whether or not earned or declared, but excluding interest on such dividends) to, but excluding, the Term Redemption Date.

At any time on or after June 30, 2024, at the Trust's sole option, the Trust may redeem, from time to time, the Convertible Preferred Shares in whole or in part, out of funds legally available for such redemption, at a price per share equal to the sum of the liquidation preference plus an amount equal to accumulated but unpaid dividends, if any, on such shares (whether or not earned or declared, but excluding interest on such dividends) to, but excluding, the date fixed for such redemption.

Each holder of a Convertible Preferred Share shall have the right, at such holder's option, to convert any such Convertible Preferred Share, at any time on or after the date six months after the issuance date of the Convertible Preferred Share (the "Convertibility Date") and prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the Term Redemption Date, into such number of common shares of beneficial interest ("Common Shares") equal to the liquidation preference of the Convertible Preferred Share plus an amount equal to all unpaid dividends and distributions on such Share accumulated to (but excluding) the date of exercise, divided by the Conversion Price. The "Conversion Price" is the greater of (i) the market price per Common Share, represented by the five-day volume-weighted average price ("VWAP") per Common Share ending on the trading day immediately preceding the date of exercise, or (ii) the Trust's most recently reported net asset value per Common Share immediately prior to the date of exercise.

The Convertible Preferred Shares will not be listed on any exchange and may not be transferred without the consent of the Trust.

Additional information regarding the Convertible Preferred Shares are included in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

The Convertible Preferred Shares were offered directly to the purchasers without a placement agent, underwriter, broker or dealer.

The Convertible Preferred Shares and the Common Shares into which the Convertible Preferred Shares are convertible are being issued in reliance upon an exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the SEC or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

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

Concurrently, the Trust has entered into a Purchase Agreement with certain institutional investors for the purchase and sale of Common Shares in a registered direct placement pursuant to the Trust's effective shelf registration statement filed with the SEC. The Trust has agreed to sell 1,450,000 Common Shares at a price of $6.90 per Common Share. The offering is expected to close on or about June 30, 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The Trust expects to receive net proceeds (before expenses) from the sale of Common Shares of approximately $10 million.

The Common Shares were offered directly to the purchasers without a placement agent, underwriter, broker or dealer.

The offering of Common Shares may be made only by means of a prospectus.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement, dated June 28, 2022, and accompanying prospectus, dated February 10, 2022, each of which has been filed with the SEC, contain a description of these matters and other important information about the Trust and should be read carefully before investing.

Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained from: XA Investments, Attn: Investor Relations, 321 N. Clark, Suite 2430, Chicago, IL 60654, or by emailing info@xainvestments.com, or by calling 1-888-903-3358.

Investors may also obtain these documents free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

The information in the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this press release is not complete and may be changed. 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.

The Trust intends to use the net proceeds from the offerings to invest in accordance with its investment objective and policies, to pay down outstanding borrowings under its credit facility and/or for general working capital purposes.

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $32.1B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Preferred Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Company Contact::
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

Kimberly Flynn Discusses Increasing RIA Interest in Interval Funds in New FundFire Alts Article

Tom Stabile, editor for FundFire Alts, explores the growing traction of interval funds in the registered investment advisor (RIA) channel in his new article "Cliffwater's $8B Interval Fund Leads Way as RIA Market Sales Boom." The article details the success of the Cliffwater Corporate Lending Fund as a key example of this trend.

A number of managers are pointing towards RIA market sales as a major driver of scalability among interval funds in recent years. Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, notes that "just a few years ago, there were only a handful of interval funds with more than $1 billion in assets, but now there are 13."

Cliffwater has been the most successful in the RIA channel, as 97% of the $8.8 billion raised since the inception of its private credit fund in 2019 has come from RIAs, but other funds are seeing increased interest as well. Carlyle's private credit interval fund sits at $1.5 billion in assets, with more than 50% of that generated from the RIA channel.

While the recent success of interval funds in the RIA channel appears promising, exposure is still difficult to attain for most managers. Stringent due diligence requirements and navigating the unique features of interval funds - like quarterly tenders and gating - result in a longer and more involved RIA sales cycle, preventing smaller managers from effectively tapping into the channel. "[I]t's not yet a huge market, with flows favoring the already large firms and known brands," Flynn explains. "It's still a story of the have and have nots."

To read the full article, please click here.

For more information on interval funds, please read our white paper here or contact us at info@xainvestments.com.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

June 1, 2022, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on July 1, 2022 to common shareholders of record as of June 15, 2022, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date    June 14, 2022
Record Date    June 15, 2022
Payable Date    July 1, 2022
Amount    $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month    No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2022 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $32.1B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

New Ignites Article on the ARK Venture Fund Features Insights from Kimberly Flynn

Ignites' Jackie Noblett explores the implications of updated terms in the ARK Venture Fund's most recent SEC filing in her new article, "Ark's Interval Fund Casts Wide Range for Startups." Specifically, the prospectus allows a wide 20-85% allocation to securities of private companies and the rest in public stocks.

Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, comments on potential challenges for this fund. For example, ARK needs "to give themselves maximum flexibility to execute their strategy, which, frankly hurts credibility," she says. While this flexibility can be particularly important during the fund's initial invest-up period, large allocation fluctuations can cause confusion around the fund's investment strategy. "People will ask, 'Well, what is this [fund?]," explains Flynn.

ARK plans to distribute the Venture Fund through the Titan alternative investments digital platform, which will charge the fund 65 basis points for distribution and shareholder servicing. The Titan platform aims to make this fund and other hedge-fund-like strategies more easily accessible to individual investors.

Given their more complex structure, interval funds also tend to charge higher management fees than ETFs, which may come as a surprise to ARK's retail investor base. While the ARK Innovation ETF charges a 75-basis point fee, interval fund management fees for private equity or venture capital funds can climb as high as 7%. For individual investors who see high fees for this interval fund, "there's going to be sticker shock there," Flynn says.

To read the full article, please click here.

For more information on interval funds, please read our white paper here or contact us at info@xainvestments.com.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Will Host Q1 2022 Quarterly Webinar on May 26, 2022

May 5, 2022, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (NYSE: XFLT) (the "Trust") today announced that it plans to host the Trust's Quarterly Webinar on May 26, 2022 at 11:00 am (Eastern Time). The Trust will release earnings for the three-month period ending March 31, 2022. Robert Chenoweth, Vice President at XA Investments ("XAI") will moderate the Q&A style webinar with Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director at XAI, and Gretchen Lam, Senior Portfolio Manager at Octagon Credit Investors.

TO JOIN VIA WEB: Please go to the Knowledge Bank section of xainvestments.com or click here to find the online registration link.

TO USE YOUR TELEPHONE: After joining via web, if you prefer to use your phone for audio, you must select "Use Telephone" and call in using the numbers below.

United States: +1 (914) 614-3221
Access Code: 421-575-072
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar
Webinar ID: 371-848-515

REPLAY: A replay of the webinar will be available in the Knowledge Bank section of xainvestments.com or through the same registration link previously used.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $31.0B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Robert Chenoweth, Vice President – Investor Relations
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: RChenoweth@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

May 2, 2022, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on June 1, 2022 to common shareholders of record as of May 16, 2022, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:
Ex-Dividend Date   May 13, 2022
Record Date   May 16, 2022
Payable Date   June 1, 2022
Amount   $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2022 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $31.0B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution and Quarterly Preferred Shares Dividend

April 1, 2022, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share of the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT). The Trust also declared preferred dividends for the quarter of $0.40625 per share of the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares (NYSE: XFLTPRA).

The following dates apply to each declaration:

Share Class Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Amount Change from Previous Declaration
XFLT April 14, 2022 April 18, 2022 May 2, 2022 $0.073 No Change
XFLTPRA April 14, 2022 April 18, 2022 May 2, 2022 $0.40625 No Change1

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2022 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

Preferred shareholders are entitled to receive cumulative cash dividends and distributions on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, when, as and if declared by, or under authority granted by, the Board of Trustees of the Trust out of funds legally available for distribution and in preference to dividends and distributions on common shares. If the Trust is unable to distribute the full dividend amount due in a dividend period on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, the dividends will be distributed on a pro rata basis among the preferred shareholders.

Distributions and dividends shall be paid on the Payable Date listed above unless the payment of such distribution or dividend is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern or, with regard to the Trust's regular monthly distribution to common shareholders, to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $30.7B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

1The Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares dividend is calculated based on the preferred shares Liquidation Preference of $25.00 per share and the fixed dividend rate of 6.50%.

Kimberly Flynn Comments on Wave of Retail Alts Products in New FundFire Alts Article

FundFire Alts editor Tom Stabile writes about the surge in new retail products being launched by alternatives managers in his recent article, "Bain, BlackRock, Nuveen, Oaktree Prep New BDCs for Advisor Market." Fund managers are increasingly exploring fund structures including non-traded BDCs, interval funds and tender offer funds, due to their ability to offer individual investors access to alternatives investments.

Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, discusses the measurable impact of this trend on the interval fund market. "We've moved past the initial steps," she says. "Our data list shows that we now have 10 interval funds with $1 billion or more in assets, three or four with $5 billion or more. That draws people to the space because we now have proof of concept - two years ago it was one or two funds above $1 billion."

Flynn also highlights the investor demand for more alternative products, particularly in the current inflationary and rising rate environment. "Frankly, over the last five to 10 years, many investors felt they didn't need alts because they were satisfied with their equity portfolios," she explains.

To read the full article, please click here.

For more information on the various fund structures mentioned, please contact us at info@xainvestments.com.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

March 1, 2022, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on April 1, 2022 to common shareholders of record as of March 15, 2022, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:
Ex-Dividend Date   March 14, 2022
Record Date   March 15, 2022
Payable Date   April 1, 2022
Amount   $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2021 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $30.6B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

February 1, 2022, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on March 1, 2022 to common shareholders of record as of February 15, 2022, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:
Ex-Dividend Date   February 14, 2022
Record Date   February 15, 2022
Payable Date   March 1, 2022
Amount   $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2021 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $30.5B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution and Quarterly Preferred Shares Dividend

January 3, 2022, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share of the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT). The Trust also declared preferred dividends for the quarter of $0.40625 per share of the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares (NYSE: XFLTPRA).

The following dates apply to each declaration:

Share Class Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Amount Change from Previous Declaration
XFLT January 14, 2022 January 18, 2022 February 1, 2022 $0.073 No Change
XFLTPRA January 14, 2022 January 18, 2022 January 31, 2022 $0.40625 No Change1

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2022 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

Preferred shareholders are entitled to receive cumulative cash dividends and distributions on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, when, as and if declared by, or under authority granted by, the Board of Trustees of the Trust out of funds legally available for distribution and in preference to dividends and distributions on common shares. If the Trust is unable to distribute the full dividend amount due in a dividend period on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, the dividends will be distributed on a pro rata basis among the preferred shareholders.

Distributions and dividends shall be paid on the Payable Date listed above unless the payment of such distribution or dividend is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern or, with regard to the Trust's regular monthly distribution to common shareholders, to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $30.4B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

1The Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares dividend is calculated based on the preferred shares Liquidation Preference of $25.00 per share and the fixed dividend rate of 6.50%.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

December 1, 2021, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on December 31, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of December 15, 2021, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:
Ex-Dividend Date   December 14, 2021
Record Date   December 15, 2021
Payable Date   December 31, 2021
Amount   $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2021 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $29.7B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED    NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

Kimberly Flynn Discusses the Rise of Interval Funds in Citywire RIA Magazine

In the November edition of its RIA magazine, Citywire published an article about the increased adoption of interval funds across certain platforms. In the current low-yield environment, many wealth managers are under pressure to diversify their target allocations beyond the traditional 60/40 split. Investors are looking for a way to make up for lackluster returns from traditional fixed income and hedge equity risk. According to the article, interval funds may offer a solution.

Historically, gatekeepers have been hesitant to include interval funds on their platforms because of their limited liquidity, higher fees and minimum investments. Many of these barriers have recently softened as the structure of interval funds may limit perceived volatility. Investors and gatekeepers have begun to notice the fund structure, and many gatekeepers are beginning to add interval funds to their platforms. XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments Kimberly Flynn notes that interval fund flows have increased through several channels as "technology makes it easier to automate the quarterly offering periods and subscription document process, making it easier to manage the administrative functions of the funds."

Furthermore, interval funds can be a lower-cost vehicle to access alternative assets, such as private credit strategies and real estate, and are expected to continue to gain popularity amongst large asset managers. Flynn says, "as long as large asset managers enter the space, those firms have the ability to put pressure on gatekeepers to have these funds included alongside their other offerings on the platform." Notably, gatekeepers are recognizing the demand for these funds and are working to do just that.

For more information on Citywire publications, please click here.

To read XAI's white paper on Interval Funds, please click here.


Risks

The information in this article is for informational and educational purposes only and does not constitute legal, tax, investment or other professional advice on any subject matter. Further, the information is not all-inclusive and should not be relied upon as such. An investment in CEFs involves risks, including loss of principal. Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance data quoted. Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses. You should not use this communication as a substitute for your own judgment, and you should consult professional advisors before making any investment decisions. This information may contain "forward looking" information that is not purely historical in nature, including projections, forecasts, estimates of market returns, and proposed portfolio compositions. There is no guarantee that any forecasts will come to pass. This information does not constitute a solicitation of an offer to sell or buy any specific security offering. Such an offering is made by the applicable prospectus only. A prospectus should be read carefully by an investor before investing. Investors are advised to consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Financial advisors should determine if the risks associated with an investment are consistent with their client's investment objectives.

New Citywire Article on Interval Funds Features Kimberly Flynn

Citywire's Nicole Piper explores the structural soundness of interval funds and their lack of popularity in recent years in her new article, "Gatekeepers debate the pros and cons of interval funds." The article features insights from a variety of asset management professionals, who debate the pros and cons of the structure in theory and in practice.

Interval funds are a type of closed-end fund that are non-listed and continuously offered. They provide liquidity to shareholders through periodic repurchases that occur at specified "intervals," typically every three, six or 12 months. This limited liquidity requirement allows the interval fund structure to house less-liquid alternative investments, which may have the ability to generate liquidity premiums over more liquid assets.

Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, contributes to the article, offering one explanation for the lack of widespread popularity for interval funds offering alternative investments. "If you're in a continuous inflow situation, you're not worried about meeting redemptions, but I think there was some frustration [in 2020], because people get gated," she said of the outflows from interval funds witnessed last year. "Some of the sponsors and sales teams, I think, sell them like mutual funds, and if it's sold like a mutual fund and you get gated, it's upsetting and you have to find liquidity elsewhere."

To read the full article, please click here.

To read XAI's white paper on Interval Funds, please click here.


Risks

The information in this article is for informational and educational purposes only and does not constitute legal, tax, investment or other professional advice on any subject matter. Further, the information is not all-inclusive and should not be relied upon as such. An investment in CEFs involves risks, including loss of principal. Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance data quoted. Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses. You should not use this communication as a substitute for your own judgment, and you should consult professional advisors before making any investment decisions. This information may contain "forward looking" information that is not purely historical in nature, including projections, forecasts, estimates of market returns, and proposed portfolio compositions. There is no guarantee that any forecasts will come to pass. This information does not constitute a solicitation of an offer to sell or buy any specific security offering. Such an offering is made by the applicable prospectus only. A prospectus should be read carefully by an investor before investing. Investors are advised to consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Financial advisors should determine if the risks associated with an investment are consistent with their client's investment objectives.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

November 1, 2021, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on December 1, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of November 16, 2021, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:
Ex-Dividend Date   November 15, 2021
Record Date   November 16, 2021
Payable Date   December 1, 2021
Amount   $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2021 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $29.1B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments.Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution and Quarterly Preferred Shares Dividend

October 1, 2021, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share of the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT). The Trust also declared preferred dividends for the third quarter of $0.40625 per share of the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares (NYSE: XFLTPRA).

The following dates apply to each declaration:

Share Class Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Amount Change from Previous Declaration
XFLT October 14, 2021 October 15, 2021 November 1, 2021 $0.073 No Change
XFLTPRA October 14, 2021 October 15, 2021 November 1, 2021 $0.40625 No Change1

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2021 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

Preferred shareholders are entitled to receive cumulative cash dividends and distributions on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, when, as and if declared by, or under authority granted by, the Board of Trustees of the Trust out of funds legally available for distribution and in preference to dividends and distributions on common shares. If the Trust is unable to distribute the full dividend amount due in a dividend period on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, the dividends will be distributed on a pro rata basis among the preferred shareholders.

Distributions and dividends shall be paid on the Payable Date listed above unless the payment of such distribution or dividend is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern or, with regard to the Trust's regular monthly distribution to common shareholders, to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of a number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $29.0B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED NO BANK GUARANTEE MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

1The Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares dividend is calculated based on the preferred shares Liquidation Preference of $25.00 per share and the fixed dividend rate of 6.50%.

Kimberly Flynn to Present on Structural Advantages of Interval Funds at Upcoming Sub-Advised Funds Forum

Foundation Research Associates released an article about the upcoming 32nd Sub-Advised Funds Forum taking place on September 20-21 where Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director at XA Investments, will participate as a panelist. The Sub-Advised Funds Forum is the leading event for asset managers, wholesalers, and distributors to connect with peers, exchange ideas, and keep up with a dynamically changing environment.

Ms. Flynn will join a panel focused on new and rising vehicle structures and product types in the sub-advisory space where she will explore new developments in the closed-end marketplace, with a particular focus on interval funds.

Interval funds are a growing area in the market as an income focused product in an environment where it can be challenging to find attractive levels of income. "There's going to be a lot of interest in managers that can develop either organic or synthetic forms of income and distribute that to investors," says Flynn. "Income-oriented products will be in demand going forward partly because products that exist today don't yield enough to be attractive to investors. So that's one of the interesting challenges and it's an opportunity for these firms, if they can address it, to be successful and raise capital."

Flynn will be joined by moderator Atticus Fallon, Business Development and Client Relations, GMO, and fellow panelists Jonathan Kreider, SVP, Head of Great-West Investments, Great-West Investments, and David Kushner, Founding Partner, Global Asset Management Consultants, for the comprehensive discussion.

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XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Announces Direct Offering of Preferred Shares

CHICAGO, Illinois – September 8, 2021 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has entered into a purchase agreement with certain institutional investors for the purchase and sale of 400,000 shares of its 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares (the "Preferred Shares") in a registered direct offering pursuant to the Trust's effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Purchasers are purchasing Preferred Shares at the liquidation preference $25.00 per Preferred Share, resulting in proceeds (before expenses) of approximately $10 million for the Trust, plus accrued dividends from July 31, 2021 to but not including the date of delivery, which will be paid by Purchasers.

The Fund's outstanding Preferred Shares are, and the purchased Preferred Shares will be, subject to notice of issuance, listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

The Trust intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to invest in accordance with its investment objective and policies, to pay down outstanding borrowings under its credit facility and/or for general working capital purposes. The offering is expected to close on or about September 8, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The offering of Preferred Shares may be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement relating to the offering and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained from: XA Investments, Attn: Investor Relations, 321 N. Clark, Suite 2430, Chicago, IL 60647, or by emailing info@xainvestments.com (telephone number 888-903-3358).

Investors may also obtain these documents free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $27.6 billion below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. The prospectus supplement, dated September 8, 2021, and accompanying prospectus, dated February 2, 2021, each of which has been filed with the SEC, contain a description of these matters and other important information about the Trust and should be read carefully before investing.

The information in the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this press release is not complete and may be changed. 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.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Preferred Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Company Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

September 1, 2021, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on October 1, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of September 15, 2021, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:
Ex-Dividend Date   September 14, 2021
Record Date   September 15, 2021
Payable Date   October 1, 2021
Amount   $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2021 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $28.4B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Will Host Q2 2021 Quarterly Webinar on August 17, 2021

August 12, 2021, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") today announced that it plans to host the Trust's Quarterly Webinar on August 17, 2021 at 11:00 am (Eastern Time). The Trust will discuss the three-month period ending June 30, 2021. Robert Chenoweth, Vice President of Internal Sales at XA Investments ("XAI") will moderate the Q&A style webinar with Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director at XAI, and Gretchen Lam, Senior Portfolio Manager at Octagon Credit Investors.

All interested parties are welcome to attend.

TO JOIN VIA WEB: Please go to the Knowledge Bank section of www.xainvestments.com or click here to find the online registration link.

TO USE YOUR TELEPHONE: After joining via web, if you prefer to use your phone for audio, you must select "Use Telephone" and call in using the numbers below.

United States: +1 (562) 247-8422
Access Code: 812-910-890
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar

REPLAY: A replay of the webinar will be available in the Knowledge Bank section of www.xainvestments.com or through the same registration link previously used.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $27.6B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution of $0.073 per Share

August 2, 2021, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT), payable on September 1, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of August 17, 2021, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to the declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  August 16, 2021
Record Date:  August 17, 2021
Payable Date:  September 1, 2021
Amount:  $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2021 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs are subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern, or to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $27.6B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XA Investments Advises Thornburg on the Launch of its First Listed Closed-End Fund

July 30, 2021, Chicago - XA Investments LLC ("XAI"), an alternative investment firm that focuses on the closed-end fund marketplace, has served as a consultant to Thornburg Investment Management ("Thornburg") on the successful completion of the initial public offering of the Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust (NASDAQ: TBLD). The Trust's shares began trading Wednesday, July 28, 2021 on the Nasdaq.

In October 2020, XAI announced the formal launch of its registered closed-end fund structuring and consulting practice. By using the firm's extensive industry network and expertise, XAI clients, including Thornburg, can leverage the strategic closed-end fund marketplace knowledge that has been at the core of XA Investments since its inception in 2016. XAI provides market and portfolio insights, and customized services and advice to asset managers seeking to launch new closed-end funds and other permanent capital vehicles. Driven by an experienced team with a deep investment knowledge and registered fund industry network, XAI has helped clients in engagements ranging from full product builds to sales and marketing projects.

The Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust ("TBLD") raised $580 million, selling 29,000,000 common shares at $20 per share, excluding any exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares. The lead managers of the underwriting syndicate were UBS Investment Bank, Wells Fargo Securities, RBC Capital Markets, Stifel and Oppenheimer & Co. TBLD seeks to provide high current income and additional total return by investing in a broad range of income-producing securities. Using an active global allocation and a rigorous bottom-up fundamental investment process, TBLD invests in both equity and opportunistic fixed income located in the United States and around the globe.

"We enjoyed partnering with the team at Thornburg and are proud to have worked with them to launch their debut closed-end fund offering. Working together, we have set the foundation for Thornburg to continue its growth in the closed-end fund marketplace," said Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director of XA Investments.

XAI specializes in helping institutional managers seeking to enter the growing retail marketplace with the development of U.S. registered funds including exchange-listed closed-end funds, interval funds, tender offer funds and hybrid funds. XAI seamlessly partners with its consulting clients and works collaboratively with internal project teams to execute on the product launch and capital raise.

"The XA Investments team serves as a complementary extension of our clients' teams and capabilities while also bringing our own deep knowledge and closed-end fund industry experience to bear for them. We are pleased to guide Thornburg through the process to the successful development and launch of their own registered, closed-end fund," said Benjamin McCulloch, General Counsel of XA Investments.

XAI's consulting business is led by Ms. Flynn and Mr. McCulloch and is supported by a cross-functional team of dedicated consultants, closed-end fund experts, professionals and research associates. The combined XAI team brings over 117 years of registered fund market expertise and collectively has been involved in 150+ closed-end fund launches.

To learn more about XAI's consulting capabilities, please visit www.xainvestments.com or contact Robert Chenoweth at (888) 903-3358.

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About XA Investments

XAI is a Chicago-based alternative investment management firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI partners with established asset managers with proven capabilities in traditional investment strategies or alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies. XAI's proprietary listed closed-end fund is the XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust and has over $313 million in assets under management. The Trust was launched in September, 2017 and its common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT." For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement, dated July 27, 2021, and accompanying prospectus, dated July 28, 2021, each of which has been filed with the SEC, contain a description of these matters and other important information about the Trust and should be read carefully before investing.

The information in the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this press release is not complete and may be changed. 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.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Common Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although XAI believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, XAI does not intend, and XAI undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Shares

CHICAGO, Illinois – July 23, 2021 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has closed its previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,565,000 common shares of beneficial interest ("Common Shares") at an offering price of $8.50 per Common Share.

As a result, the Trust received net proceeds from the offering of approximately $29.0 million. The Trust intends to invest the net proceeds from the offering in accordance with its investment objective and policies.

B. Riley Securities, Inc. and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Aegis Capital Corp., InspereX LLC, Maxim Group LLC, Newbridge Securities Corporation and Wedbush Securities Inc. served as co-managers for the offering.

A shelf registration statement on Form N-2 relating to the Common Shares offered is on file with, and has been declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Copies of the prospectus supplement relating to the offering and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained from: B. Riley Securities, Inc., 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209 or by calling (703) 312-9580 or by emailing prospectuses@brileyfin.com; or Ladenburg Thalmann, Attn: Syndicate Department, 640 5th Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019 or by calling 1-800-573-2541 or by emailing prospectus@ladenburg.com.

Investors may also obtain these documents free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $27.6 billion below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement, dated July 20, 2021, and accompanying prospectus, dated February 2, 2021, each of which has been filed with the SEC, contain a description of these matters and other important information about the Trust and should be read carefully before investing.

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.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Common Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Company Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Prices Public Offering of Common Shares

CHICAGO, Illinois – July 21, 2021 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of common shares of beneficial interest ("Common Shares") pursuant to the Fund's effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Trust agreed to sell 3,100,000 Common Shares at a price to the public of $8.50 per Common Share. In addition, the Trust has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 465,000 additional Common Shares to cover over-allotments, if any.

The Trust expects to receive net proceeds (before expenses) from the offering, excluding the exercise of the over-allotment option, if any, of approximately $25.3 million. Assuming the full exercise of the over-allotment option, the net proceeds (before expenses) may reach approximately $29.1 million.

The Trust intends to invest the net proceeds from the offering in accordance with its investment objective and policies. The offering is expected to close on or about July 23, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

B. Riley Securities, Inc. and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Aegis Capital Corp., InspereX LLC, Maxim Group LLC, Newbridge Securities Corporation and Wedbush Securities Inc. are serving as co-managers for the offering.

The offering of Common Shares may be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement relating to the offering and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained from: B. Riley Securities, Inc., 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209 or by calling (703) 312-9580 or by emailing prospectuses@brileyfin.com; or Ladenburg Thalmann, Attn: Syndicate Department, 640 5th Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019 or by calling 1-800-573-2541 or by emailing prospectus@ladenburg.com.

Investors may also obtain these documents free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $27.6 billion below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement, dated July 20, 2021, and accompanying prospectus, dated February 2, 2021, each of which has been filed with the SEC, contain a description of these matters and other important information about the Trust and should be read carefully before investing.

The information in the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this press release is not complete and may be changed. 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.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Common Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Company Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Commences Public Offering of Common Shares

CHICAGO, Illinois – July 20, 2021 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of common shares of beneficial interest ("Common Shares") pursuant to the Fund's effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Trust also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional fifteen percent (15%) of the Common Shares sold to cover over-allotments, if any. The final terms of the offering will depend on market and other conditions at the time of pricing, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

The Trust intends to invest the net proceeds from the offering in accordance with its investment objective and policies.

B. Riley Securities, Inc. and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Aegis Capital Corp., InspereX, Maxim Group LLC and Wedbush Securities Inc. are serving as co-managers for the offering.

The offering of Common Shares may be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained from: B. Riley Securities, Inc., 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209 or by calling (703) 312-9580 or by emailing prospectus@ladenburg.com; or Ladenburg Thalmann, Attn: Syndicate Department, 640 5th Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019 or by calling 1-800-573-2541 or by emailing prospectus@ladenburg.com.

Investors may also obtain these documents free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

About XA Investments

XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors

Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $27.6 billion below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement, dated July 20, 2021, and accompanying prospectus, dated February 2, 2021, each of which has been filed with the SEC, contain a description of these matters and other important information about the Trust and should be read carefully before investing.

The information in the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this press release is not complete and may be changed. 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.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Common Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

Company Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Common Shares Distribution and Quarterly Preferred Shares Dividend

July 1, 2021, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share of the Trust's common shares (NYSE: XFLT). The Trust also declared preferred dividends for the second quarter of $0.5597 per share of the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares (NYSE: XFLTPRA).

The following dates apply to each declaration:

Share Class Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Amount Change from Previous Declaration
XFLT July 14, 2021 July 15, 2021 August 2, 2021 $0.073 No Change
XFLTPRA July 14, 2021 July 15, 2021 August 2, 2021 $0.55971 Initial Dividend

1Includes partial cash dividends for the period of March 25, 2021 to April 29, 2021. The Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares dividend was calculated based on the preferred shares Liquidation Preference of $25.00 per share and the current quarterly distribution rate per share of $0.40625.

Common share distributions may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2021 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time; however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable common share monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs may be subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the cal-culation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accept-ed in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences be-tween the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute to common shareholders by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The common share distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

Preferred shareholders are entitled to receive cumulative cash dividends and distributions on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, when, as and if declared by, or under authority granted by, the Board of Trustees of the Trust out of funds legally available for distribution and in preference to dividends and distributions on common shares. If the Trust is unable to distribute the full dividend amount due in a dividend period on the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares, the dividends will be distributed on a pro rata basis among the preferred shareholders.

Distributions and dividends shall be paid on the Payable Date listed above unless the payment of such distribution or dividend is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law, to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern or, with regard to the Trust's regular monthly distribution to common shareholders, to comply with the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities.

Future common share distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of common share distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of common share distributions in the future.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT," and the Trust's 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $27.6B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

Kimberly Flynn Explores New Liquidity Mechanisms for Alts Funds in FundFire Alts Article

Tom Stabile, editor for FundFire Alts, writes about the new platform offerings from Nasdaq Fund Secondaries and Beneficient that aim to provide increased liquidity for investors in interval and tender offer funds. His article, titled "Nasdaq, Beneficient Target Qualms over Interval Fund Liquidity," focuses on the two platforms and how they are vying to become the preferred option for alts managers.

Interval and tender offer funds have become increasingly popular in recent years as a way for investors to access alternative investment strategies and their performance premiums. While these fund structures offer investors more liquidity than traditional private funds, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments Kimberly Flynn notes that some investors and advisors still want greater and more certain liquidity. "Liquidity is on the top of people's lists for what they desire in alts funds," she says. "There's still definitely a hesitance."

Both Nasdaq and Beneficient platforms offer solutions for minimizing cash drag while maximizing liquidity. Nasdaq created its auction fund market, which matches buyers and sellers of non-listed fund shares. Alternatively, Beneficient is offering new liquidity tools which can give an interval fund the ability to convert into a listed fund if it receives a large number of redemption requests.

To read the full article, please click here.

To read XAI's white paper on Auction Funds, please click here.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.073 per Share

June 1, 2021, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on July 1, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of June 15, 2021, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  June 14, 2021
Record Date:  June 15, 2021
Payable Date:  July 1, 2021
Amount:  $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Distributions on common shares may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2021 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time, however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs may be subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $26.5B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

Kimberly Flynn Discusses London-Listed Fund Opportunities in Latest Episode of AICA's NAVigator podcast

Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, is featured in the latest episode of the NAVigator podcast produced by the Active Investment Company Alliance (AICA) and hosted by Chuck Jaffe. In the episode, titled "Firms benefit from using alts, ESG both here and abroad," she discusses how U.S.-based asset managers may benefit from launching London-listed investment trusts, which share many similarities with U.S. listed closed-end funds. Flynn notes that both structures are well-suited to house illiquid investments, with many recent funds featuring ESG-based infrastructure assets.

To listen to the full podcast, please click here.

To read XAI's new white paper on the London-listed fund market, please click here.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Will Host Q1 2021 Quarterly Webinar on May 27, 2021

May 20, 2021, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") today announced that it plans to host the Trust's Quarterly Webinar on May 27, 2021 at 11:00 am (Eastern Time). The Trust will discuss the three-month period ending March 31, 2021. Robert Chenoweth, Vice President of Internal Sales at XA Investments ("XAI") will moderate the Q&A style webinar with Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director at XAI, and Gretchen Lam, Senior Portfolio Manager at Octagon Credit Investors.

All interested parties are welcome to attend.

TO JOIN VIA WEB: Please go to the Knowledge Bank section of xainvestments.com or click here to find the online registration link.

TO USE YOUR TELEPHONE: After joining via web, if you prefer to use your phone for audio, you must select "Use Telephone" and call in using the numbers below.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $26.5B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.073 per Share

May 3, 2021, Chicago - XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on June 1, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of May 18, 2021, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  May 17, 2021
Record Date:  May 18, 2021
Payable Date:  June 1, 2021
Amount:  $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Distributions on common shares may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2021 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time, however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs may be subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $26.5B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.073 per Share

April 1, 2021, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on May 3, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of April 15, 2021, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  April 14, 2021
Record Date:  April 15, 2021
Payable Date:  May 3, 2021
Amount:  $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Distributions on common shares may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2021 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time, however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs may be subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $26.3B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Prices Public Offering of Preferred Shares

CHICAGO, Illinois – March 23, 2021 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of its newly designated 6.50% Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares (the "Preferred Shares") pursuant to the Trust's effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Trust agreed to sell 1,040,000 Preferred Shares at a price to the public of $25.00 per Preferred Share, raising $26 million in gross proceeds. In addition, the Trust has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 156,000 additional Preferred Shares to cover over-allotments, if any. The Company has applied to list the Preferred Shares on the New York Stock Exchange and expects trading to commence thereon within 30 days after March 29, 2021 under the symbol "XFLTPRA."

The Trust expects to receive net proceeds (before expenses) from the offering, excluding the exercise of the over-allotment option, if any, of approximately $25.2 million. Assuming the full exercise of the over-allotment option, the net proceeds (before expenses) may reach approximately $29.0 million.

The Trust intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to invest in accordance with its investment objective and policies, for general working capital purposes and/or to pay down outstanding borrowings under its credit facility. The offering is expected to close on or about March 29, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., B. Riley Securities, Inc., National Securities Corporation and Incapital LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

The offering of Preferred Shares may be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained from: Ladenburg Thalmann, Attn: Syndicate Department, 640 5th Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019, or by emailing prospectus@ladenburg.com (telephone number 1-800-573-2541); National Securities Corporation, Attention: Adrian Adderley, 200 Vesey Street, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10281, telephone: (561) 981-1074 or by email at prospectusrequest@nationalsecurities.com; B. Riley Securities, Inc., at 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209 or by calling (703) 312-9580 or by emailing prospectuses@brileyfin.com; or Incapital LLC, Attn: Syndicate Department, 1800 N Military Trail, Suite 400, Boca Raton, FL 33431, or by emailing prospectus_requests@incapital.com (telephone number 1-800-327-1546).

Investors may also obtain these documents free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $26.5B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement, dated March 23, 2021, and accompanying prospectus, dated February 2, 2021, each of which has been filed with the SEC, contain a description of these matters and other important information about the Trust and should be read carefully before investing.

The information in the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this press release is not complete and may be changed. 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.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Preferred Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Commences Public Offering of Preferred Shares

CHICAGO, Illinois – March 23, 2021 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of its newly designated Series 2026 Term Preferred Shares (the "Preferred Shares") pursuant to the Fund's effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Trust also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional fifteen percent (15%) of the Preferred Shares sold to cover over-allotments, if any. The final terms of the offering will depend on market and other conditions at the time of pricing, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

The Trust intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to invest in accordance with its investment objective and policies, for general working capital purposes and/or to pay down outstanding borrowings under its credit facility.

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., B. Riley Securities, Inc., National Securities Corporation and Incapital LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

The offering of Preferred Shares may be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained from: Ladenburg Thalmann, Attn: Syndicate Department, 640 5th Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019, or by emailing prospectus@ladenburg.com (telephone number 1-800-573-2541); National Securities Corporation, Attention: Adrian Adderley, 200 Vesey Street, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10281, telephone: (561) 981-1074 or by email at prospectusrequest@nationalsecurities.com; B. Riley Securities, Inc., at 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209 or by calling (703) 312-9580 or by emailing prospectuses@brileyfin.com; or Incapital LLC, Attn: Syndicate Department, 1800 N Military Trail, Suite 400, Boca Raton, FL 33431, or by emailing prospectus_requests@incapital.com (telephone number 1-800-327-1546).

Investors may also obtain these documents free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $26.5B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement, dated March 23, 2021, and accompanying prospectus, dated February 2, 2021, each of which has been filed with the SEC, contain a description of these matters and other important information about the Trust and should be read carefully before investing.

The information in the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this press release is not complete and may be changed. 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.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Preferred Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.073 per Share

March 1, 2021, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on April 1, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of March 16, 2021, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  March 15, 2021
Record Date:  March 16, 2021
Payable Date:  April 1, 2021
Amount:  $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Distributions on common shares may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2021 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time, however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs may be subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $26.3B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Shares

CHICAGO, Illinois – March 1, 2021 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has closed its previously announced underwritten public offering of 2,900,250 common shares of beneficial interest ("Common Shares") at an offering price of $8.62 per Common Share.

As a result, the Trust received net proceeds from the offering of approximately $23.7 million. The Trust intends to invest the net proceeds from the offering in accordance with its investment objective and policies.

National Securities Corporation, B. Riley Securities, Inc. and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Aegis Capital Corp. and Maxim Group LLC acted as lead managers for the offering. JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC, Newbridge Securities Corporation and Wedbush Securities Inc. acted as co-managers for the offering.

A shelf registration statement on Form N-2 relating to the Common Shares offered is on file with, and has been declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Copies of the prospectus supplement relating to the offering and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained from: National Securities Corporation, Attention: Adrian Adderley, 200 Vesey Street, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10281, telephone: (561) 981-1074 or by email at prospectusrequest@nationalsecurities.com; B. Riley Securities, Inc., at 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209 or by calling (703) 312-9580 or by emailing prospectuses@brileyfin.com; or Ladenburg Thalmann, Attn: Syndicate Department, 640 5th Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019, or by emailing prospectus@ladenburg.com (telephone number 1-800-573-2541).

Investors may also obtain these documents free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $26.3B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. The prospectus supplement, dated February 25, and accompanying prospectus, dated February 2, 2021, each of which has been filed with the SEC, contain a description of these matters and other important information about the Trust and should be read carefully before investing.

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.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Common Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Prices Public Offering of Common Shares

CHICAGO, Illinois – February 25, 2021 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of common shares of beneficial interest ("Common Shares") pursuant to the Fund's effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Trust agreed to sell 2,900,250 Common Shares at a price to the public of $8.62 per Common Share. In addition, the Trust has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 435,038 additional Common Shares to cover over-allotments, if any.

The Trust expects to receive net proceeds from the offering, excluding the exercise of the over-allotment option, if any, of approximately $23.9 million. Assuming the full exercise of the over-allotment option, the net proceeds may reach approximately $27.5 million.

The Trust intends to invest the net proceeds from the offering in accordance with its investment objective and policies. The offering is expected to close on or about March 1, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

National Securities Corporation, B. Riley Securities, Inc. and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Aegis Capital Corp. and Maxim Group LLC are acting as lead managers for the offering. JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC, Newbridge Securities Corporation and Wedbush Securities Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering.

The offering of Common Shares may be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement relating to the offering and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained from: National Securities Corporation, Attention: Adrian Adderley, 200 Vesey Street, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10281, telephone: (561) 981-1074 or by email at prospectusrequest@nationalsecurities.com; B. Riley Securities, Inc., at 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209 or by calling (703) 312-9580 or by emailing prospectuses@brileyfin.com; or Ladenburg Thalmann, Attn: Syndicate Department, 640 5th Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019, or by emailing prospectus@ladenburg.com (telephone number 1-800-573-2541).

Investors may also obtain these documents free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $26.3B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement, dated February 24, 2021, and accompanying prospectus, dated February 2, 2021, each of which has been filed with the SEC, contain a description of these matters and other important information about the Trust and should be read carefully before investing.

The information in the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this press release is not complete and may be changed. 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.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Common Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Commences Public Offering of Common Shares

CHICAGO, Illinois – February 24, 2021 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of common shares of beneficial interest ("Common Shares") pursuant to the Fund's effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Trust also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional fifteen percent (15%) of the Common Shares sold to cover over-allotments, if any. The final terms of the offering will depend on market and other conditions at the time of pricing, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

The Trust intends to invest the net proceeds from the offering in accordance with its investment objective and policies.

National Securities Corporation, B. Riley Securities, Inc. and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

The offering of Common Shares may be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained from: National Securities Corporation, Attention: Adrian Adderley, 200 Vesey Street, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10281, telephone: (561) 981-1074 or by email at prospectusrequest@nationalsecurities.com; B. Riley Securities, Inc., at 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209 or by calling (703) 312-9580 or by emailing prospectuses@brileyfin.com; or Ladenburg Thalmann, Attn: Syndicate Department, 640 5th Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019, or by emailing prospectus@ladenburg.com (telephone number 1-800-573-2541).

Investors may also obtain these documents free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. In addition to investment advisory services, the firm also provides investment fund structuring and consulting services focused on registered closed-end funds to meet institutional client needs. XAI offers custom product build and consulting services, including development and market research, sales, marketing, fund management and administration. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25+ year old, $26.3B below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser focused on leveraged loan, high yield bond and structured credit (CLO debt and equity) investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement, dated February 24, 2021, and accompanying prospectus, dated February 2, 2021, each of which has been filed with the SEC, contain a description of these matters and other important information about the Trust and should be read carefully before investing.

The information in the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this press release is not complete and may be changed. 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.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Common Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

FundFire Alts Article on Broader Adoption of Interval Funds Features Kimberly Flynn

Tom Stabile, the editor for FundFire Alts, writes about the latest phase in the growth of the interval fund market with the increasing adoption of interval funds at the wires. His article, titled "Merrill, UBS, Morgan Pump Up Interval Fund Rosters," explores the delay between the registered investment advisor (RIA) market and the wirehouse firms in making interval funds available to investors.

Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, explains that the process of getting an interval fund approved at a wirehouse firm can be lengthy. "The starting point for these interval funds is still in the RIA channel," she says. "Raising that first $100 million to $200 million is critical to getting [wirehouse] consideration. Then it can take 12 months - you have to get in line and be patient."

This delay is largely a result of these firms applying due diligence processes created for other types of funds to interval funds, which may not always be a good fit. "If you have thousands of mutual funds, that kind of screening is appropriate," she says. "But this universe is small, and while yes, there is more risk, you can judge each interval fund on its merits. You need a process that assesses the manager and alts strategy, but why wait for $300 million and a three-year track record?"

Many of the interval funds that are currently available at wirehouse firms are credit-focused, with a few exceptions. Moving forward, Flynn expects that these firms will look to add more variety to their interval fund lineups. "What we're going to see next is the wirehouses start to assess their criteria to expand their platforms," she says. "What's not on there yet are insurance-linked securities or venture capital or other real estate strategies."

To read the full article, please click here.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.073 per Share

February 1, 2021, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on March 1, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of February 17, 2021, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  February 16, 2021
Record Date:  February 17, 2021
Payable Date:  March 1, 2021
Amount:  $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Distributions on common shares may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2020 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time, however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs may be subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. It will partner with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon is a 25+ year old, below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with over $25 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

William Meyers to Advise XA Investments on Closed-End Fund Product Management

CHICAGO, January, 7, 2021 – XA Investments LLC ("XAI"), a Chicago-based alternative investment management and consulting firm, has welcomed William Meyers as a Senior Advisor. After an extensive and successful career at Nuveen Investments, Bill will advise XAI on closed-end fund ("CEF") product management and syndication matters. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers by partnering with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies.

"We are pleased to have Bill join the XAI team. He brings unique expertise and perspectives in CEF product management and CEF leverage management to our firm. After working together at Nuveen for over 10 years, it is so great to be working with Bill again," said Kimberly Ann Flynn, Managing Director, Alternative Investments.

"My career has been largely focused on the expansion of the CEF marketplace and launch of CEFs in various asset classes. I look forward to exploring new registered product structures with Kim and the XA Investments team. I'm especially looking forward to spending more time with Paul Williams and Bob Kuppenheimer, who also serve as XAI Senior Advisors," added Mr. Meyers.

Prior to joining XA Investments as a Senior Advisor, Mr. Meyers led Nuveen's Closed-End Fund Business Development Group and was responsible for raising public and private capital for Nuveen's closed-end funds. In that role, he led Nuveen's new business development team on the origination and syndication of new closed-end fund IPOs.

Mr. Meyers joined Nuveen in 1992 and was involved with the successful launch of more than 100 CEF IPOs as well as the development of many innovative financing structures utilized as leverage by Nuveen funds.

He graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Marquette University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He also holds the FINRA Series 7 and 24 securities registrations.

About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. XAI partners with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies. XAI's proprietary listed closed-end fund is the XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust. The Trust was launched in September 2017 and its common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT." For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.073 per Share

January 4, 2021, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on February 1, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of January 15, 2021, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  January 14, 2021
Record Date:  January 15, 2021
Payable Date:  February 1, 2021
Amount:  $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Distributions on common shares may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2020 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time, however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs may be subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. It will partner with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon is a 25+ year old, below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with over $25 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

New FIN News Article on Remote Holiday Celebrations Features XA Investments

In her new article for FIN News, "Investment Management Space Celebrating Holidays With A Virtual Twist," Danielle Correa explores the creative ways in which asset management firms have been celebrating the holidays while working remotely. Many firms have emphasized virtual gatherings, including virtual wine tastings, magic shows, cooking demos, mental health workshops, fitness classes and more, in an effort to maintain shared experiences among employees. Others have focused their efforts on giving back during the holiday season, through donations and food drives.

XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments Kimberly Flynn contributed to the article, sharing with FIN News that XAI is celebrating the holidays with a virtual team party complete with "fun and games, and most importantly, prizes for the winners," in addition to a donation to a nonprofit of each employee's choice. XAI also switched gears from mailed holiday cards to clients to an electronic greeting shared via e-mail and LinkedIn, in order to keep in touch with those who are working remotely.

To read the full article, please click here.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.073 per Share

December 1, 2020, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on December 31, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of December 15, 2020, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  December 14, 2020
Record Date:  December 15, 2020
Payable Date:  December 31, 2020
Amount:  $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Distributions on common shares may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2020 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time, however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs may be subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. It will partner with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon is a 25+ year old, below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with over $25 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.073 per Share

November 2, 2020, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on December 1, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of November 17, 2020, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  November 16, 2020
Record Date:  November 17, 2020
Payable Date:  December 1, 2020
Amount:  $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Distributions on common shares may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2020 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time, however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs may be subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. It will partner with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon is a 25+ year old, below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with over $25 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XA Investments Announces the Formal Launch of its Closed-End Fund Consulting Practice

October 29, 2020, Chicago – XA Investments LLC ("XAI") announced the formal launch of its registered closed-end fund structuring and consulting practice. By using the firm's extensive industry network and expertise, XAI clients can now better leverage the strategic closed-end fund marketplace knowledge that has been at the core of XA Investments since its inception in 2016.

XAI is uniquely positioned to provide market and portfolio insights, and customized advice to asset managers seeking to launch new closed-end funds and other permanent capital vehicles. Driven by an experienced team with a deep investment knowledge and registered fund industry network, XAI has helped clients in engagements ranging from full product builds to sales and marketing projects.

"We are seeing tremendous growth in the closed-end fund marketplace, evidenced by the rise of the interval fund market and the emerging auction fund market. Raising new assets with CEFs is highly specialized. It's important for investment firms in the industry to have the best business, product management and regulatory counsel available to them," said Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director of XA Investments. "At XAI, we have decades of experience and a proven track record of success launching innovative closed-end funds in traditional and alternative asset classes. Our discussions with a number of partner firms helped us decide to expand our business with a variety of product design and marketing services. Our clients have been able to expand their expertise, knowledge, and resources to develop and manage closed-end funds. We pride ourselves on being an extension of our client firms, and stand ready to guide them through the successful development and launch of their own registered, closed-end funds."

XAI's consulting business is led by Kimberly Flynn and Benjamin McCulloch and is supported by a cross-functional team of dedicated professionals, closed-end fund experts and research associates. XAI specializes in helping institutional managers seeking to enter the growing retail marketplace with the development of U.S. registered funds including exchange-listed closed-end funds, interval funds, tender offer funds and hybrid funds.

XAI seamlessly partners with its consulting clients and works collaboratively with internal project teams to execute on the product launch and capital raise. The firm also consults with clients on strategies to support the secondary market trading for existing funds that may be seeking to address activist concerns or to grow capital through post-IPO offerings. XAI began to offer its newly announced consulting services in Q1 of 2020. The XAI service offering is augmented by ongoing asset management and investment manager research activities that help provide clients with a more robust suite of fund development, fund management, sales and marketing services.

To learn more about XAI's consulting capabilities, please visit www.xainvestments.com or contact Robert Chenoweth at (888) 903-3358.

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About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based alternative investment management firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI partners with established asset managers with proven capabilities in traditional investment strategies or alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies. XAI's proprietary listed closed-end fund is the XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust. The Trust was launched in September, 2017 and its common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT." For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.073 per Share and Announces Change in Non-Fundamental Investment Policy

October 1, 2020, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on November 2, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of October 15, 2020, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents a 21.67% increase from the previous month's distribution amount of $0.060 per share.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  October 14, 2020
Record Date:  October 15, 2020
Payable Date:  November 2, 2020
Amount:  $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  21.67% increase

Distributions on common shares may be paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends), capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2020 calendar year. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Trust is net income or profit. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The Trust's net investment income and capital gain can vary significantly over time, however, the Trust seeks to maintain more stable monthly distributions over time. The Trust's investments in CLOs may be subject to complex tax rules and the calculation of taxable income attributed to an investment in CLO subordinated notes can be dramatically different from the calculation of income for financial reporting purposes under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), and, as a result, there may be significant differences between the Trust's GAAP income and its taxable income. The Trust's final taxable income for the current fiscal year will not be known until the Trust's tax returns are filed.

As a registered investment company, the Trust is subject to a 4% excise tax that is imposed if the Trust does not distribute by the end of any calendar year at least the sum of (i) 98% of its ordinary income (not taking into account any capital gain or loss) for the calendar year and (ii) 98.2% of its capital gain in excess of its capital loss (adjusted for certain ordinary losses) for a one-year period generally ending on October 31 of the calendar year (unless an election is made to use the Trust's fiscal year). In certain circumstances, the Trust may elect to retain income or capital gain to the extent that the Board of Trustees, in consultation with Trust management, determines it to be in the interest of shareholders to do so.

The distributions paid by the Trust for any particular period may be more than the amount of net investment income from that period. As a result, all or a portion of a distribution may be a return of capital, which is in effect a partial return of the amount a common shareholder invested in the Trust, up to the amount of the common shareholder's tax basis in their common shares, which would reduce such tax basis. Although a return of capital may not be taxable, it will generally increase the common shareholder's potential gain, or reduce the common shareholder's potential loss, on any subsequent sale or other disposition of common shares.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

Announcement of Change in Non-Fundamental Investment Policy

Effective as of November 1, 2020, it will no longer be the Trust's policy to limit its investments in CLO securities, including debt and subordinated (i.e., residual or equity) CLO securities, to 50% of its Managed Assets. Effective as of November 1, 2020, the Trust may invest without limitation in CLO securities, including debt and subordinated (i.e., residual or equity) CLO securities.

The Trust will continue to pursue its investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust will continue to seek to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. The Trust will continue to invest, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its Managed Assets in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective.

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The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. It will partner with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon is a 25+ year old, below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with over $25 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

Kimberly Flynn Comments on Remote Work Policies in FundFire Alts Article

FundFire Alts' Tom Stabile discusses the various pandemic related policies and programs among asset managers in "Can KKR, Peers Make Remote Work + School = Less Stress?" As the number of school districts turning to remote learning increases, employees with school-age children will face significant new demands on their time during the work day. In light of this, asset managers will face a growing need to adopt effective remote work policies and employee assistance programs this fall.

While many firms have created policies and initiatives in response to the health and safety concerns of COVID-19, Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, notes that firms may need to shift their focus regarding employee well-being. "They weren't as focused on what does the day look like or what stresses are employees facing," she says. "I've read where they say people now have to behave more professionally on Zoom calls. But we still have kids and live with them. We still have dogs we can't mute."

To read the full article, please click here.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.060 per Share

September 1, 2020, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.060 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on October 1, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of September 15, 2020, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  September 14, 2020
Record Date:  September 15, 2020
Payable Date:  October 1, 2020
Amount:  $0.060 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Distributions on common shares are generally paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends) and may also include capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2020 calendar year. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets (as defined in the Prospectus for the Trust) in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective. The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. It will partner with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon is a 25+ year old, below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with over $25 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.060 per Share

August 3, 2020, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.060 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on September 1, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of August 18, 2020, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  August 17, 2020
Record Date:  August 18, 2020
Payable Date:  September 1, 2020
Amount:  $0.060 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Distributions on common shares are generally paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends) and may also include capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2020 calendar year. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets (as defined in the Prospectus for the Trust) in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective. The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. It will partner with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon is a 25+ year old, below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with over $24 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

Kimberly Flynn Comments on New KKR Hybrid CEF/REIT in FundFire Alts Article

In "KKR Fires Up Strategy to Hold Real Estate in '40 Act Fund," Tom Stabile explores the unique structure of the KKR Real Estate Select Trust for FundFire Alts. This fund is the second of its kind, after Clarion Partners created the Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund (described in more detail here). It combines the structure of a closed-end tender offer fund with the tax status of a REIT by investing at least 80% of its net assets in real estate while still offering investors periodic liquidity.

Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, contributes to the article by describing the broader impact this hybrid fund structure may have on the closed-end fund market, particularly with respect to real assets and other illiquid alternatives. "This is a broadening of the types of assets closed-end funds can hold, and it's consistent with the regulators' goal of making [alternative investments] more accessible," she explains. "The closed-end funds that exist today just invest in listed stocks of infrastructure, but that's not what Harvard Management Company buys. That's why there has generally been this disillusionment with alts because [advisors] felt they were given a substitute but not access to the real thing."

Flynn also notes that KKR's large size will be instrumental in achieving the fund's success by allowing it to invest in a diverse portfolio of real estate holdings. "You have to know and have the ability and confidence you can raise the capital quickly and then deploy it quickly," she says. "You can't have two investments that are 100% of the assets of a fund. That's why this [new structure] will be appealing to the larger managers."

To read the full article, please click here.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.060 per Share

July 1, 2020, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.060 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on August 3, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of July 15, 2020, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  July 14, 2020
Record Date:  July 15, 2020
Payable Date:  August 3, 2020
Amount:  $0.060 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Distributions on common shares are generally paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends) and may also include capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2020 calendar year. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets (as defined in the Prospectus for the Trust) in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective. The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. It will partner with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon is a 25+ year old, below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with over $24 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.060 per Share

June 1, 2020, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.060 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on July 1, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of June 16, 2020, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  June 15, 2020
Record Date:  June 16, 2020
Payable Date:  July 1, 2020
Amount:  $0.060 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Distributions on common shares are generally paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends) and may also include capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2020 calendar year. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets (as defined in the Prospectus for the Trust) in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective. The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. It will partner with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon is a 25+ year old, below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with over $24 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.060 per Share

May 1, 2020, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.060 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on June 1, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of May 15, 2020, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  May 14, 2020
Record Date:  May 15, 2020
Payable Date:  June 1, 2020
Amount:  $0.060 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No change

Distributions on common shares are generally paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends) and may also include capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2020 calendar year. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets (as defined in the Prospectus for the Trust) in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective. The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. It will partner with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon is a 25+ year old, below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with over $25 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
www.xainvestments.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Announces that Annual Meeting of Shareholders Scheduled for May 18, 2020 Will Be a Telephonic Meeting

April 29, 2020, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, announced today that the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2020, will be held telephonically, due to the public health impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), travel guidelines impacting Chicago, Illinois and surrounding areas, and to support the health and well-being of shareholders of the Trust.

Annual Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual meeting of shareholders of the Trust to be held on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Central time (the "Meeting") will be held in a telephonic format. Shareholders will not be able to attend the Meeting in person.

The Proxy Statement for the Meeting is available at www.proxyvote.com. Except as amended or supplemented by the information contained herein, all information set forth in the Proxy Statement continues to apply and should be considered in voting your shares.

Registration Instructions for the Telephonic Meeting
If you were a record holder of Trust shares as of the Record Date of March 27, 2020 (i.e., you held Trust shares in your own name directly with the Trust), you are entitled to notice of and to vote at the Meeting, or any adjournments, postponements or delays thereof. To participate in the Meeting, please email the Trust at shareholdermeeting@XAInvestments.com, provide your full name and address. You will then receive an email containing the conference call dial-in information and instructions for participating in the Meeting.

If you held your Trust shares in a brokerage account or through a bank or other nominee, in order to participate in and vote during the Meeting, you must first request and obtain a "legal proxy" from your broker, bank or other nominee reflecting the Trust's name, the number of Trust shares you held, as well as your name and email address. To participate in the Meeting, please forward an email from your intermediary containing the legal proxy or attach an image of the legal proxy and email it to the Trust at shareholdermeeting@XAInvestments.com. You will then receive an email containing the conference call dial-in information and instructions for participating in the Meeting.

Requests for registration must be received by the Trust no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 13, 2020. Please contact the Trust at 888-903-3358 with any questions regarding accessing the Meeting.

Whether or not you plan to participate in the Meeting, we urge you to complete your proxy card, date and sign it and return it promptly, or record your voting instructions by telephone or via the internet, as described in the proxy materials, no matter how large or small your holdings may be. If you submit a properly executed proxy but do not mark how you wish your shares to be voted, your shares will be voted "FOR" each proposal, as applicable. The proxy card included with the previously distributed proxy materials will not be updated to reflect the change to a telephonic meeting and may continue to be used to vote your shares in connection with the Meeting. If your shares are held through a broker, you must provide voting instructions to your broker about how to vote your shares in order for your broker to vote your shares as you instruct at the Meeting.

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25-plus year old, below investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with over $25 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to capitalize on actionable investment opportunities and manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. There is no assurance that a closed-end fund will achieve its investment objective. Common shares are bought on the secondary market and may trade at a discount or premium to NAV. Regular brokerage commissions apply. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Common Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust and XAI believe that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 888-903-3358
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
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XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.060 per Share

April 1, 2020, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.060 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on May 1, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of April 15, 2020, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents a 17.8% decrease from the previous month's distribution of $0.073 per share.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  April 14, 2020
Record Date:  April 15, 2020
Payable Date:  May 1, 2020
Amount:  $0.060 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  17.8% decrease

Distributions on common shares are generally paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends) and may also include capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2020 calendar year. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The distribution shall be paid on the Payment Date unless the payment of such distribution is deferred by the Board of Trustees upon a determination that such deferral is required in order to comply with applicable law or the applicable terms or financial covenants of the Trust's senior securities or to ensure that the Trust remains solvent and able to pay its debts as they become due and continue as a going concern.

COVID-19 Market Volatility
The Trust has been impacted by recent weeks of market volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 31, 2020, the net asset value of the Trust's common shares was $4.78 per share, and the last reported sale price for the Trust's common shares on the New York Stock Exchange was $4.49, representing a discount to net asset value of 6.07%. XA Investments LLC ("XAI"), Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") and XFLT's Board of Trustees continue to evaluate present market conditions and the resulting impact to the Trust. XAI, Octagon, and XFLT's Board of Trustees will seek to act in the best interests of the Trust and its shareholders, balancing the Trust's objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle with the need to prudently manage the Trust's investment portfolio during this time of unprecedented market volatility.

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The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets (as defined in the Prospectus for the Trust) in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective. The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. It will partner with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston and London. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon is a 25+ year old, below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with over $25 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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Future distributions will be made if and when declared by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on a consideration of number of factors, including the Trust's continued compliance with terms and financial covenants of its senior securities, the Trust's net investment income, financial performance and available cash. There can be no assurance that the amount or timing of distributions in the future will be equal or similar to that described herein or that the Board of Trustees will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of distributions in the future.

XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Flynn, Managing Director
XA Investments LLC
Phone: 312-374-6931
Email: KFlynn@XAInvestments.com
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New Hybrid CEF/REIT Featured in FundFire Alts Article; Kimberly Flynn Describes Market Opportunity.

In the new FundFire Alts article, "Legg's 'Crazy' Real Estate Fund: Manager Mints Unique Hybrid," Tom Stabile describes the different features of the Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund. The first of its kind to make it to market, this new fund combines the structure of a tender offer closed-end fund, registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, with the tax status of a real estate investment trust (REIT).

According to Kimberly Flynn, XA Investments Managing Director of Alternative Investments, private fund managers using a closed-end fund structure provides advisors with direct real estate strategies in a structure familiar to them, while the REIT tax status allows for greater direct real estate investment. "Not all financial advisors who want access to real estate for their clients want to buy a REIT," she says, "In some ways, it's a good next step for this market."

However, this new blended structure might be hard to explain to investors and financial advisors. "It's a Frankenstein, and people will be confused," Flynn says, "Is it a REIT? Well, no, it's a closed-end fund taxed as a REIT. It's a perception issue, at least until it becomes more common."

To read the full article, please click here.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares its Monthly Distribution of $0.073 per Share and Announces Principal Financial Officer Change

March 2, 2020, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.073 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on April 1, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of March 17, 2020, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  March 16, 2020
Record Date:  March 17, 2020
Payable Date:  April 1, 2020
Amount:  $0.073 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No Change

Distributions on common shares are generally paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends) and may also include capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2020 calendar year.

On February 25, 2020, the Board of Trustees of the Trust elected Derek Mullins, Managing Partner at PINE Advisor Solutions, as the Principal Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Trust. Mr. Mullins previously served as the Director of Operations at ArrowMark Partners LLC and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Meridian Fund, Inc. Mr. Mullins brings over 24 years of operations and finance experience to the Trust. Mr. Mullins earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master's degree in Finance from the University of Colorado, Denver.

For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets (as defined in the Prospectus for the Trust) in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective. The Trust closed its initial public offering on September 27, 2017. The Trust's common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "XFLT."

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. It will partner with established asset managers with proven capabilities in alternative credit, private debt and select hedge fund strategies.

About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston, London and Dublin. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon is a 20+ year old, below-investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with over $25 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below-investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

About PINE Advisor Solutions
Based in Denver, PINE Advisor Solutions is a dynamic outsource solution for funds and investment managers. PINE provides institutional-quality, outsourced Chief Financial Officer (CFO), regulatory compliance, fund/advisor launch, and operations support services to private funds, mutual funds, exempt and registered investment advisers.

The firm's founders have managed the critical non-investment functions in the alternative and registered fund space and have served as Chief Financial Officers, Chief Compliance Officers and ran investment operations for both large and boutique investment firms. For more information, please visit www.pineadvisorsolutions.com.

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XAI does not provide tax advice; please consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. For more information on the Trust, please visit the Trust's webpage at www.xainvestments.com.

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.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Media Contact:
Hank Hakewill, Hakewill & Associates
Phone: 847-256-5420 (office); 847-714-6561 (cell)
Email: hankhake@yahoo.com

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Announces Portfolio Management Change

CHICAGO, Illinois – February 14, 2020 – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has announced today portfolio management changes.

Effective February 14, 2020, Gretchen M. Lam, Senior Portfolio Manager at Octagon Credit Investors and a member of the firm's Investment Committee, serves as lead portfolio manager of the Trust. Ms. Lam is supported by a team of Octagon investment professionals in the day-to-day management of the Trust's portfolio, including fellow Investment Committee members Andrew D. Gordon (Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer), Michael B. Nechamkin (Senior Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer) and Lauren B. Law (Portfolio Manager).

About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston, London and Dublin. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.

About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25-year old, below investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with $25.5 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to capitalize on actionable investment opportunities and manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.

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The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. There is no assurance that a closed-end fund will achieve its investment objective. Common shares are bought on the secondary market and may trade at a discount or premium to NAV. Regular brokerage commissions apply.

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.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Common Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC.

Although the Trust and XAI believe that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

NOT FDIC INSURED   NO BANK GUARANTEE    MAY LOSE VALUE

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Company Contact:
Kimberly Flynn
XA Investments
1-888-903-3358
Email: info@xainvestments.com

Media & Investor Relations Contact:
Hank Hakewill
Hakewill & Associates
Phone: (847) 256-5420
Cell: (847) 714-6561
Email: hankhake@yahoo.com

Ben McCulloch Shares Interval Fund Expertise in FundFire Alts Article

Tom Stabile explores the newly proposed SEC rule designed to protect investors of registered funds that utilize derivatives in his new article, "New SEC Rule May Give Interval Funds Big Headaches." While the author explains that mutual funds and ETFs would see the biggest impact of this new rule, it is noted that credit strategy interval funds would also be affected.

The new SEC rule would require firms to establish a derivatives risk management program, which could be costly and time-intensive for fund managers. According to Ben McCulloch, XA Investments Managing Director and General Counsel, the proposed rule would also increase reporting requirements for fund managers.

The proposed rule requirements may not prove unusual for mutual fund platforms that are already accustomed to complying with all of the regulations required for registered funds. However, it could greatly impact the hedge fund and private equity managers using interval funds to provide retail investors access to their institutional strategies, who already face increased oversight when compared to their private funds. Mr. McCulloch says that these managers will "have to drill down and see if it's worth it after all of the costs. As it's written now, there will certainly be the need for additional compliance oversight and infrastructure for interval funds."

To read the full article, please click here.

XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Declares Monthly Distribution of $0.073 per Share

February 3, 2020, Chicago – XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust ("XFLT" or the "Trust") has declared its regular monthly distribution of $0.0730 per share on the Trust's common shares, payable on March 2, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of February 19, 2020, as noted below. The amount of the distribution represents no change from the previous month's distribution amount.

The following dates apply to today's monthly distribution declaration:

Ex-Dividend Date:  February 18, 2020
Record Date:  February 19, 2020
Payable Date:  March 2, 2020
Amount:  $0.0730 per common share
Change from Previous Month:  No Change

Distributions on common shares are generally paid from net investment income (regular interest and dividends) and may also include capital gains and/or a return of capital. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to the Trust's common shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the 2020 calendar year. For further information regarding the Trust's distributions, please visit www.xainvestments.com.

The investment objective of the Trust is to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a dynamically managed portfolio of opportunities primarily within the private credit markets. Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets (as defined in the Prospectus for the Trust) in floating rate credit instruments and other structured credit investments. There can be no assurance that the Trust will achieve its investment objective. The Trust closed its initial public offering on September 27, 2017. The Trust's common shares are traded on the