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Proxy Statement (Form DEF 14A)

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NOTICE OF JOINT ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 18, 2022

DOUBLELINE OPPORTUNISTIC CREDIT FUND (DBL)
DOUBLELINE INCOME SOLUTIONS FUND (DSL)
DOUBLELINE YIELD OPPORTUNITIES FUND (DLY)

c/o DoubleLine
2002 North Tampa Street
Tampa, Florida 33602


To the Shareholders of DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund ("DBL"), DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund ("DSL"), and DoubleLine Yield Opportunities Fund ("DLY") (each, a "Fund" and, collectively, the "Funds"):

Notice is hereby given that a Joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Funds (the "Meeting") is scheduled to be held as a virtual meeting on February 18, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. In light of public health concerns regarding the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and taking into account related orders and guidance issued by federal, state and local governmental bodies, the Board of Trustees of each Fund has determined that the Funds' Meeting will be held in a virtual meeting format only, via the internet, with no physical in-person meeting. The Meeting will be held for the following purposes, which are more fully described in the accompanying Proxy Statement:

1.To elect one Trustee of each Fund to hold office for the terms indicated and until his successor shall have been elected and qualified; and

2.To transact such other business as may properly come before the Meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof.

The Board of Trustees of each Fund has fixed the close of business on December 17, 2021 as the record date (the "Record Date") for the determination of shareholders entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof. Shareholders of record on the Record Date may participate in and vote at the Meeting by virtual means. To participate in the Meeting, shareholders must register in advance by visiting https://www.viewproxy.com/DoubleLine/broadridgevsm2 and submitting the requested required information to Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. ("Broadridge"), the Funds' proxy tabulator.

Shareholders whose shares are registered directly with a Fund in the shareholder's name will be asked to submit their name and control number found on the shareholder's proxy card in order to register to participate in and vote at the Meeting. Shareholders whose shares are held by a broker, bank or other nominee must first obtain a "legal proxy" from the applicable nominee/record holder, who will then provide the shareholder with a newly-issued control number. We note that obtaining a legal proxy may take several days. Requests for registration should be received no later than 12:00 p.m., Eastern time, on February 16, 2022. Once shareholders have obtained a new control number, they must visit https://www.viewproxy.com/DoubleLine/broadridgevsm2 and submit their name and newly issued control number in order to register to participate in and vote at the Meeting.

After shareholders have submitted their registration information, they will receive an email from Broadridge that confirms that their registration request has been received and is under review by Broadridge. Once shareholders' registration requests have been accepted, shareholders will receive (i) an email containing an event link and dial-in information to attend the Meeting, and (ii) an email with a password to enter at the event link in order to access the Meeting. Shareholders may vote before or during the Meeting at www.proxyvote.com. Only



shareholders of the Funds present virtually or by proxy will be able to vote, or otherwise exercise the powers of a shareholder, at the Meeting.

The Meeting webcast will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. We encourage you to access the Meeting prior to the start time. For additional information on how you can attend and participate in the virtual Meeting, please see the instructions in the Joint Proxy Statement that follows.

The enclosed proxy is being solicited on behalf of the Board of Trustees of each Fund.

By order of the Boards of Trustees of the Funds

/s/ Cris Santa Ana

Cris Santa Ana
Secretary

Los Angeles, California
January 14, 2022

It is important that your shares be represented at the Meetingno matter how many shares you own. If you do not expect to attend the Meeting,please complete, date, sign and return the applicable enclosed proxy inthe accompanying envelope, which requires no postage if mailed in the United States.Please mark and mail your proxy promptly in order to save the Funds anyadditional costs of further proxy solicitations and in order for the Meeting to beheld as scheduled.



DOUBLELINE OPPORTUNISTIC CREDIT FUND (DBL)
DOUBLELINE INCOME SOLUTIONS FUND (DSL)
DOUBLELINE YIELD OPPORTUNITIES FUND (DLY)



c/o DoubleLine
2002 North Tampa Street
Tampa, Florida 33602


IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE
JOINT ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 18, 2022

This Proxy Statement is available at www.proxyvote.com. Each Fund's Annual Report to Shareholders for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021 is available at www.doublelinefunds.com.


PROXY STATEMENT

January 14, 2022

FOR THE JOINT ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 18, 2022

INTRODUCTION

This Proxy Statement is furnished in connection with the solicitation of proxies by the Boards of Trustees (the "Board") of DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund ("DBL"), DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund ("DSL"), and DoubleLine Yield Opportunities Fund ("DLY") (each, a "Fund" and, collectively, the "Funds") to be voted by the respective shareholders at the Joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Funds, including any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof (the "Meeting"). The Meeting is scheduled to be held as a virtual meeting on February 18, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. Each Board functions independently and has chosen to hold a joint meeting for efficiency.

The Notice of a Joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Notice"), this Proxy Statement and the enclosed proxy cards are first being sent to Shareholders on or about January 14, 2022.

The Meeting will be a virtual meeting conducted exclusively via live webcast starting at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. You will be able to attend the Meeting online, submit your questions during the Meeting and vote your shares. To participate in the Meeting, shareholders must register in advance by visiting https://www.viewproxy.com/DoubleLine/broadridgevsm2 and submitting the required information to Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. ("Broadridge"), the Funds' proxy tabulator.

Shareholders whose shares are registered directly with a Fund in the shareholder's name will be asked to submit their name and control number found on the shareholder's proxy card in order to register to participate in and vote at the Meeting. Shareholders whose shares are held by a broker, bank or other nominee must first obtain a "legal proxy" from the applicable nominee/record holder, who will then provide the shareholder with a newly-issued control number. We note that obtaining a legal proxy may take several days. Requests for registration should be received no later than 12:00 p.m., Eastern time, on February 16, 2022. Once shareholders have obtained a new control number, they must visit https://www.viewproxy.com/DoubleLine/broadridgevsm2/ and submit their name and newly-issued control number in order to register to participate in and vote at the Meeting.

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After shareholders have submitted their registration information, they will receive an email from Broadridge that confirms that their registration request has been received and is under review by Broadridge. Once a shareholder's registration request has been accepted, the shareholder will receive (i) an email containing an event link and dial-in information to attend the Meeting, and (ii) an email with a password to enter at the event link in order to access the Meeting. Shareholders may vote before or during the Meeting at www.proxyvote.com. Only shareholders of the Funds present virtually or by proxy will be able to vote, or otherwise exercise the powers of a shareholder, at the Meeting.

In light of the rapidly changing developments related to COVID-19, we are pleased to offer our shareholders a completely virtual Meeting, which provides worldwide access and communication, while protecting the health and safety of our shareholders and DoubleLine personnel. We are committed to ensuring that shareholders will be afforded the same rights and opportunities to participate as they would at an in-person meeting. We will try to answer as many shareholder-submitted questions as time permits that comply with the Meeting rules of conduct. However, we reserve the right to edit profanity or other inappropriate language, or to exclude questions that are not pertinent to meeting matters or that are otherwise inappropriate. If substantially similar questions are received, we will group such questions together and provide a single response to avoid repetition.

Shareholders Entitled to Vote

Holders of common shares ("Common Shares") of each Fund (the "Shareholders") will vote on whether to re-elect such Fund's nominee for Trustee of the Fund (with respect to DBL, the "DBL Proposal", with respect to DSL, the "DSL Proposal", and with respect to DLY, the "DLY Proposal," and, collectively, the "Proposals") and on any other matters that may properly come before the Meeting. The class of Common Shares is the only class of shares of each Fund currently outstanding. The outcome of voting by the Shareholders of one Fund does not affect the outcome for the other Funds.

The Board of Trustees (the "Board") of each Fund has fixed the close of business on December 17, 2021 as the record date (the "Record Date") for the determination of Shareholders of the Fund entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Meeting. The Shareholders of each Fund on the Record Date will be entitled to one vote per Common Share on each matter to which they are entitled to vote and that is to be voted on by Shareholders of the Fund, and a fractional vote with respect to fractional shares, with no cumulative voting rights in the election of Trustees. The following table sets forth the number of Common Shares issued and outstanding of each Fund at the close of business on the Record Date:

Outstanding Common Shares
DBL 15,592,969
DSL 101,996,828
DLY 47,945,779

You may vote by mail by returning a properly executed proxy card, by Internet by going to the website listed on the proxy card, or by telephone using the toll-free number listed on the proxy card. You may also virtually attend the Meeting and vote your interests. However, even if you intend to do so, we encourage you to provide voting instructions by one of the methods described above. Shares represented by duly executed and timely delivered proxies will be voted as instructed on the proxy. If you execute and mail the enclosed proxy and no choice is indicated for the election of the nominees listed in this Proxy Statement, your proxy will be voted in favor of the election of the nominees. At any time before it has been voted, your proxy may be revoked in one of the following ways: (i) by delivering a signed, written letter of revocation prior to the Meeting to the Secretary of the relevant Fund at 2002 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida 33602, (ii) by properly executing and timely submitting a later-dated proxy vote, or (iii) by virtually attending and voting at the Meeting pursuant to the instructions above. If any proposal, other than the Proposals set forth herein, properly comes before the Meeting, the persons named as proxies may vote for or against such proposals in their sole discretion.

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The principal executive office of the Funds is located at 2002 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida 33602. DoubleLine Capital LP ("DoubleLine") serves as the investment manager of each Fund. Additional information regarding DoubleLine may be found under "Additional Information-Investment Manager" below.

The solicitation will be primarily by mail, and the cost of soliciting proxies for each Fund will be borne by such Fund. Certain officers of the Funds and certain officers and employees of DoubleLine or its affiliates (none of whom will receive additional compensation therefor) may solicit proxies by telephone, mail, e-mail and personal interviews. In addition, Broadridge has been engaged to assist in the solicitation of proxies for a fee of approximately $123,281 although the actual costs of the solicitation may be higher. Each Fund will also reimburse brokerage firms and others for their expenses in forwarding solicitation materials to the beneficial owners of the Fund's Common Shares. Shared costs borne by the Funds are generally allocated between the Funds based on the number of shareholder accounts in respect of each Fund. Any out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the solicitation will be borne by the Fund incurring such expenses. Costs borne directly by a Fund are borne indirectly by the Fund's Shareholders.

Unless a Fund receives contrary instructions, only one copy of this Proxy Statement will be mailed to a given address where two or more Shareholders share that address. Additional copies of the Proxy Statement will be delivered promptly upon request. Requests may be sent to the Secretary of the Funds at 2002 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida 33602, or may be made by calling (877) DLine11 (877-354-6311) on any business day.

PROPOSALS: RE-ELECTION OF TRUSTEE

In accordance with each Fund's Amended and Restated Agreement and Declaration of Trust (the "Declaration"), the Trustees have been divided into the following three classes (each, a "Class"): Class I, Class II and Class III. Under this classified Board structure, generally only those Trustees in a single Class may be replaced in any one year. It would require two to three years to change a majority of a Fund's Board, depending on the composition of the Classes up for election in the first two years. This structure, which may be regarded as an "anti-takeover" provision, may make it more difficult for a Fund's Shareholders to change the majority of Trustees of the Fund and, thus, promotes the continuity of management.

DBL. With respect to DBL, the term of office of the Class I Trustee will expire at the Meeting after his successor is elected and qualified. Jospeh J. Ciprari is currently the Class I Trustee of the Fund. The Fund's Nominating Committee recommended to the Board that Mr. Ciprari be nominated for re-election by the Shareholders as Class I Trustee and the Board approved such nomination. If re-elected at the Meeting, Mr. Ciprari will serve a term expected to expire no earlier than the Fund's annual meeting held in 2025. If Mr. Ciprari is not re-elected at the Meeting, he will continue to serve as a Trustee until his successor is elected and qualified, or until he dies, resigns or is removed from office.

DSL. With respect to DSL, the term of office of the Class III Trustee will expire at the Meeting after his successor is elected and qualified. Mr. Ciprari is currently the Class III Trustee of the Fund. The Fund's Nominating Committee recommended to the Board that Mr. Ciprari be nominated for re-election by the Shareholders as Class III Trustee and the Board approved such nomination. If re-elected at the Meeting, Mr. Ciprari will serve a term expected to expire no earlier than the Fund's annual meeting held in 2025. If Mr. Ciprari is not re-elected at the Meeting, he will continue to serve as a Trustee until his successor is elected and qualified, or until he dies, resigns or is removed from office.

DLY. With respect to DLY, the term of office of the Class II Trustee will expire at the Meeting after his successor is elected and qualified. Mr. Ciprari is currently the Class II Trustee of the Fund. The Fund's Nominating Committee recommended to the Board that Mr. Ciprari be nominated for re-election by the Shareholders as Class II Trustee and the Board approved such nomination. If re-elected at the Meeting, Mr. Ciprari will serve a term expected to expire no earlier than the Fund's annual meeting held in 2025. If either Mr. Ciprari is not re-elected at the Meeting, he will continue to serve as a Trustee until his successor is elected and qualified, or until he dies, resigns or is removed from office.

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All members of the Board are and will remain (in the case of Mr. Ciprari, if re-elected) "Continuing Trustees," as such term is defined in the Declaration. Mr. Ciprari has served as Trustee since the commencement of each Fund's operations.

Unless authority is withheld, it is the intention of the persons named in the enclosed proxy to vote each proxy for the re-election of Mr. Ciprari. Mr. Ciprari has indicated he will serve if elected, but if he should be unwilling or unable to serve, the proxy holders may vote each proxy in favor of electing such substitute nominee as the Board may designate.

Board Leadership Structure

The Board of each Fund consists of four Trustees, three of whom are not considered to be "interested persons" (as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "1940 Act")) of the Funds (the "Independent Trustees"). The Board is responsible for overseeing the management and operations of each Fund, including general supervision of the duties performed by DoubleLine and other service providers to the Fund. DoubleLine and each Fund's administrator are responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the Fund.

The Chairman of each Fund's Board, Mr. Ronald R. Redell, also serves as President of the Funds and DoubleLine Funds Trust and as an executive of DoubleLine Group LP and, as such, he participates in the oversight of the Funds' day-to-day business affairs. Mr. Redell is an "interested person" of the Funds.

Mr. Raymond B. Woolson serves as the lead Independent Trustee. A portion of each regular meeting of the Board is devoted to an executive session of the Independent Trustees at which no members of management or the Funds' administrator are present. At those meetings, the Independent Trustees consider a variety of matters that are required by law to be considered by the Independent Trustees, as well as matters that are scheduled to come before the full Board of Trustees, including fund governance, fund management, and leadership issues, and are advised by independent legal counsel. Mr. Woolson serves as Chair for those meetings.

The Board believes that each Trustee's and nominee's experience, qualifications, attributes or skills on an individual basis and in combination with those of the other Trustees lead to the conclusion that the Board possesses the requisite skills and attributes to carry out its oversight responsibilities with respect to the Funds. The Board believes that the Trustees' and nominees' ability to review, critically evaluate, question, and discuss information provided to them, to interact effectively with DoubleLine, other service providers, counsel and independent auditors, and to exercise effective business judgment in the performance of its duties, support this conclusion. The Board also has considered the following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills, among others, of its members, as applicable, in reaching its conclusion: (i) such person's business and professional experience and accomplishments, including prior experience in the financial services and investment management fields or on other boards; (ii) such person's ability to work effectively with the other members of the Board; (iii) how the individual's skills, experiences, and attributes would contribute to an appropriate mix of relevant skills and experience on the Board; (iv) such person's character and integrity; (v) such person's willingness to serve and willingness and ability to commit the time necessary to perform the duties of a Trustee; and (vi) as to each Trustee or nominee other than Mr. Redell, his status as an Independent Trustee. In addition, the following specific experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills were considered in respect of the listed Trustee or nominee: Mr. Ciprari: significant experience serving in the investment banking industry, as a senior executive at an investment bank; Mr. Salter: significant experience and familiarity with securities markets and financial matters generally; Mr. Woolson: significant financial consulting, fund accounting, and fund administration experience; and Mr. Redell: significant experience and service in the investment management industry and as a senior executive at an investment advisory firm. With respect to his nomination for re-election, Mr. Ciprari's prior service as Trustee of the Funds was also considered. References to the experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills of Trustees or the nominees are pursuant to requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), do not constitute holding out of the Board or any Trustee or nominee as having any special expertise or experience, and shall not impose any greater responsibility or liability on any such person or on the Board by reason thereof.

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The Board has determined that its leadership structure is appropriate given the business and nature of each Fund, including (i) Mr. Redell's role as President of DoubleLine Group LP and as an executive of DoubleLine Capital LP; (ii) the extent to which the Independent Trustees meet as needed, together with their independent legal counsel, in the absence of members of management and members of the Board who are "interested persons" of each Fund; and (iii) the leadership role of the lead Independent Trustee. The Board expects to review its structure on an annual basis.

In its oversight role, the Board and/or its Committees receive and review reports from each Fund's officers, including, but not limited to, the President, Chief Compliance Officer and Treasurer, DoubleLine portfolio management personnel and other senior personnel of DoubleLine, the Funds' independent registered public accounting firm, and the Funds' third-party service providers with respect to a variety of matters, including matters that relate to the operations of the Funds, including related risks.

The function of the Board with respect to risk management is one of periodic oversight and not active involvement in, or coordination of, day-to-day risk management activities for the Funds. DoubleLine's personnel seek to identify and address risks, i.e., events or circumstances that could have material adverse effects on the business, operations, shareholder services, investment performance or reputation of the Funds. Under the general oversight of the Board or the applicable Committee of the Board, the Funds, DoubleLine, and other service providers to the Funds employ a variety of processes, procedures, and controls to identify such possible events or circumstances, to lessen the probability of their occurrence and/or to mitigate the effects of such events or circumstances if they do occur. The Board recognizes, however, that not all risks that may affect the Funds can be identified, that it may not be practical or cost-effective to eliminate or mitigate certain risks, that it may be necessary to bear certain risks (such as investment-related risks) to achieve each Fund's goals, and that the processes, procedures, and controls employed to address certain risks may be limited in their effectiveness. Moreover, reports received by the Trustees that may relate to risk management matters are typically summaries of the relevant information. There is no assurance that the Board of Trustees' operations or leadership structure will identify, prevent, or mitigate risks in actual practice.

The name, year of birth and principal occupations for the past five years of the Trustees of the Funds are listed below, along with the number of portfolios in the fund complex(1) overseen and the other directorships held by each Trustee. The business address for each Trustee is c/o DoubleLine, 2002 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602.

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Independent Trustees
Name and Year of Birth
Position with Fund
Term of Office and
Length of Time
Served
Principal Occupation(s)
During Past 5 Years
Number of Portfolios in Fund Complex Overseen by Trustee(1)
Other Directorships
Held by Trustee
During Past 5 Years
Joseph J. Ciprari
1964

Trustee
DBL: Class I (2022)/Since Inception
DSL: Class III (2022)/Since Inception
DLY: Class II (2022)/Since Inception
President, Remo Consultants, a real estate financial consulting firm. Formerly, Managing Director, UBS AG. Formerly, Managing Director, Ally Securities LLC. 23 None
John C. Salter
1957

Trustee
DBL: Class II (2023)/Since Inception
DSL: Class I (2023)/Since Inception
DLY: Class III (2023)/Since Inception
Partner, Stark Municipal Brokers. Formerly, Managing Director, Municipals, Tullet Prebon Financial Services LLC (d/b/a Chapdelaine). Formerly, Partner, Stark, Salter & Smith, a securities brokerage firm specializing in tax exempt bonds. 23 None
Raymond B. Woolson
1958

Trustee
DBL: Class III (2024)/Since Inception
DSL: Class II (2024)/Since Inception
DLY: Class I (2024)/Since April 2020
President, Apogee Group, Inc., a company providing financial consulting services. 23
Independent Trustee,
Advisors
Series Trust(an open-end investment company with 36 portfolios)(2)
(1)
The term "Fund Complex" as used herein includes the Funds and each series of DoubleLine Funds Trust,.
(2)
Quasar Distributors, LLC serves as the principal underwriter of each of DoubleLine Funds Trust and Advisors Series Trust.


Interested Trustee

The following Trustee is an interested person of the Funds as defined in the 1940 Act because he is an officer of DoubleLine Group LP.

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Name and Year of Birth Position
with Fund
Term of Office(2)
and Length of Time
Served
Principal Occupation(s)
During Past 5 Years
Number of
Portfolios in Fund Complex Overseen by Trustee(1)
Other
Directorships
Held by Trustee
During Past 5
Years
Ronald R. Redell
1970

Trustee, Chairman, President,
and Chief Executive Officer
DBL: Class III (2024)/Since Inception
DSL: Class II (2024)/Since Inception
DLY: Class I (2024)/Since Inception
Trustee, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, DoubleLine Yield Opportunities Fund (since November 2019); Trustee, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund (since January 2013); President, DoubleLine Group LP (since January 2019) and Executive (from January 2013 to January 2019); Trustee, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund (since July 2011); Executive, DoubleLine Capital (since July 2010); President, DoubleLine Funds Trust (since January 2010). 23 None
(1)The term "Fund Complex" as used herein includes the Funds and each series of DoubleLine Funds Trust.
(2)The common shareholders of each Fund are expected to vote to elect trustees of the relevant class at the annual shareholder meeting held in the year indicated for each Trustee.

Equity Ownership in the Funds

The table below shows the ownership, as of December 31, 2021, of Common Shares of the Funds by each Trustee and nominee and the Funds' principal executive officer and principal financial officer. The table includes, as applicable, securities in which each trustee holds an economic interest through their deferred compensation plan. As of December 31, 2021, the Trustees, the nominees and the officers of the Funds as a group and individually beneficially owned less than one percent (1%) of each Fund's outstanding Common Shares.

Name of Beneficial Owner Amount and Nature of Beneficial Ownership of DBL Amount and Nature of Beneficial Ownership of DSL Amount and Nature of Beneficial Ownership of DLY
Joseph J. Ciprari None None None
John C. Salter $50,001 - $100,000 $50,001 - $100,000 $50,001 - $100,000
Raymond B. Woolson None None None
Ronald R. Redell* None None None
Henry V. Chase* None None None
All Trustees and Executive Officers as a Group $50,001 - $100,000 $50,001 - $100,000 $50,001 - $100,000
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*Mr. Redell is the principal executive officer and an "interested" Trustee (an "Interested Trustee") of each Fund. Mr. Chase is the principal financial officer of each Fund.

The following table provides information regarding the aggregate amount of equity securities held by each Trustee in all registered investment companies in the Fund Complex overseen by that Trustee as of December 31, 2021. The table includes, as applicable, securities in which each trustee holds an economic interest through their deferred compensation plan.

Name of Trustee Aggregate Dollar Range of Equity Securities in All Registered Investment Companies Overseen by Trustee in Family of Investment Companies
Joseph J. Ciprari Over $100,000
John C. Salter Over $100,000
Raymond B. Woolson Over $100,000
Ronald R. Redell Over $100,000

As of December 31, 2021, there were no persons or organizations known to the Funds to be beneficial owners of more than 5% of any of the Fund's outstanding Common Shares.

To the knowledge of the Funds, as of December 31, 2021, the Independent Trustees and nominees and their immediate family members did not own securities of an investment adviser or principal underwriter of the Funds or a person (other than a registered investment company) directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with an investment adviser or principal underwriter of a Fund.

Compensation of Independent Trustees

The following table illustrates the compensation paid to each current Trustee by the Funds and the Fund Complex for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021.

Name of Trustee
Aggregate Compensation from DBL(1)
Aggregate Compensation from DSL(1)
Aggregate Compensation from DLY(1)
Pension or Retirement Benefits
Accrued as Part of Fund Expenses
Estimated
Annual Benefits Upon Retirement
Total Compensation from the Funds and Fund Complex Paid
to the Trustees(1)(2)
Joseph J. Ciprari $30,000 $48,000 $34,125 N/A N/A $399,125
John C. Salter $30,000 $48,000 $34,125 N/A N/A $399,125
Raymond B. Woolson $35,400 $53,400 $34,125 N/A N/A $445,725
(1) Includes amounts deferred as part of the Trustees' deferred compensation plan.
(2) The term "Fund Complex" as used herein includes the Funds and each series of DoubleLine Funds Trust.

As of the date of this proxy, the Funds have not adopted a retirement policy for Trustees.

The following table illustrates the annual compensation paid to each Trustee who is not an employee of DoubleLine or its affiliates for his services as Trustee of the Funds and DoubleLine Funds Trust and, if applicable, the compensation paid to a Trustee for his service as the Audit Committee Chair and/or the lead Independent Trustee (such compensation being in addition to the fees received for serving on the Board) of the Board of the Funds and
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DoubleLine Funds Trust. Mr. Redell does not receive any compensation from the Funds for serving as an Interested Trustee or officer of the Funds. Compensation is paid on a quarterly basis.

Position Annual Compensation from the Funds and the series of DoubleLine Funds Trust
Trustee $399,125
Audit Committee Chair $21,600
Lead Independent Trustee $25,000


The fees shown above are prorated among each Fund and each series of DoubleLine Funds Trust. Each Fund will also reimburse the Trustees for travel and other out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with attending meetings of the Trustees.

The Funds and DoubleLine Funds Trust have adopted a deferred compensation plan that allows the Independent Trustees to defer payment of compensation earned to a future period. Any compensation deferred under the plan will earn an investment return based on the return of shares of one or more Funds designated by the Trustee in advance. Trustees and officers who are employed by DoubleLine or an affiliated company thereof do not receive any compensation or expense reimbursement from the Funds.

Board Committees and Meetings

Audit Committee

The Board of each Fund has established an Audit Committee (the "Audit Committee") in accordance with Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Mr. Woolson serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. The Audit Committee's other members are Messrs. Ciprari and Salter. The Audit Committee makes recommendations to the Board concerning the selection of the independent auditors and reviews with the auditors the results of the annual audit, including the scope of auditing procedures, the adequacy of internal controls and compliance by the Funds with the accounting and financial reporting requirements of the 1940 Act.

Each member of the Audit Committee is "independent," as independence for audit committee members is defined in the currently applicable listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE"), on which the Common Shares of the Funds are listed (the "NYSE Listing Standards").

Based on the findings of the Audit Committee, the Audit Committee has determined that Mr. Woolson is an "audit committee financial expert," as defined in the rules promulgated by the SEC, and as required by NYSE Listing Standards.

The Board has adopted a written charter for its Audit Committee. A copy of the written charter for the Funds is attached to this Proxy Statement as Exhibit A. A report of the Audit Committee of DBL, DSL, and DLY, dated November 18, 2021, is attached to this Proxy Statement as Exhibit B.

Qualifications, Evaluation and Identification of Trustee/Nominees

Potential nominees may be considered in light of any factor the Nominating Committee members deem relevant, including their professional experience, education, skill, collegiality and other individual qualities and attributes that contribute to Board diversity.

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Consideration of Candidates Recommended by Shareholders

The Nominating Committee will review and consider nominees recommended by Shareholders to serve as Trustees, provided that the recommending Shareholder follows the "Procedures for Shareholders to Submit Nominee Candidates," which, as are in effect as of the date of this proxy statement, are set forth as Appendix A to the Funds' Nominating Committee Charter (the "Procedures"),a copy of which is attached to this Proxy Statement as Exhibit C. Among other requirements, these procedures provide that the recommending Shareholder must submit any such recommendation (a "Shareholder Recommendation") in writing to the relevant Fund, to the attention of the Fund's Secretary, at the address of the principal executive offices of the Fund. The procedures described herein with respect to the nomination of candidates by shareholders and other procedural issues related to meetings of Shareholders of Funds are subject to change from time to time by the Boards of Trustees. Any recommendation must include, among other things, certain biographical and other information regarding the candidate and the recommending Shareholder, and must include a written and signed consent of the candidate to be named as a nominee and to serve as a Trustee if elected. The foregoing description of the requirements is only a summary and is qualified in its entirety by the Procedures, as well as by each Fund's Declaration and Bylaws as may be in effect from time to time. Please refer to Appendix A to the Nominating Committee Charter for the Funds as in effect as of the date of this proxy statement.

The Nominating Committee has full discretion to reject nominees recommended by Shareholders, and there is no assurance that any such person properly recommended and considered by the Committee will be nominated for election to the Board of the Funds. See "Additional Information-Shareholder Proposals for 2023 Annual Meeting" for information regarding submitting shareholder proposals for consideration at the Funds' 2023 annual shareholder meeting.

Qualified Legal Compliance Committee

The Board has a Qualified Legal Compliance Committee ("QLCC"), consisting of Messrs. Ciprari, Salter, and Woolson. The QLCC receives, reviews and takes appropriate action with respect to any report made or referred to the QLCC by an attorney of evidence of a material violation of applicable U.S. federal or state securities law, material breach of a fiduciary duty under U.S. federal or state law or a similar material violation by the Funds or by any officer, director, employee, or agent of a Fund.

Meetings

During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, the Board of Trustees for DBL held four regular meetings and nine special meetings. The Audit Committee met in separate session four times. The Nominating Committee met two times and the Qualified Legal Compliance Committee did not meet.

During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, the Board of Trustees for DSL held four regular meetings and nine special meetings. The Audit Committee met in separate session four times. The Nominating Committee met two times and the Qualified Legal Compliance Committee did not meet.

During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, the Board of Trustees for DLY held four regular meetings and nine special meetings. The Audit Committee met in separate session four times. The Nominating Committee met two times and the Qualified Legal Compliance Committee did not meet.

Each Trustee attended in person or via teleconference at least 75% of the regular meetings of the Board and meetings of the committees on which such Trustee served for each Fund that were held during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021.

The Funds do not require Trustees to attend the Joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders, but the Trustees may attend the Meeting if they choose to do so.

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Shareholder Communications with the Board of Trustees

Shareholders of the Funds may send communications to the Board by mailing written communications to the attention of the Board of Trustees, [Name of Fund], c/o Cris Santa Ana, Secretary, DoubleLine, 2002 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida 33602. Shareholder communications must (i) be in writing and be signed by the Shareholder and (ii) identify the number of Common Shares held by the Shareholder. DoubleLine is responsible for collecting, reviewing and organizing all properly submitted shareholder communications. Except as discussed below, DoubleLine shall either (i) provide a copy of each properly submitted shareholder communication to the Board at its next regularly scheduled Board meeting or (ii) if DoubleLine determines that the communication requires more immediate attention, forward the communication to the Trustees promptly after receipt. DoubleLine may, in good faith, determine that a shareholder communication should not be provided to the Board because it does not reasonably relate to a Fund or its operations, management, activities, policies, service providers, Board, officers, shareholders or other matters relating to an investment in the Fund or is otherwise ministerial in nature (such as a request for Fund literature, share data or financial information). These procedures shall not apply to (i) any communication from an officer or a Trustee of a Fund, (ii) any communication from an employee or agent of a Fund, unless such communication is made solely in such employee's or agent's capacity as a shareholder, or (iii) any shareholder proposal submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act, or any communication made in connection with such a proposal. The Trustees are not required to attend a Fund's annual shareholder meetings or to otherwise make themselves available to shareholders for communications, other than by the aforementioned procedures.

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act and Section 30(h) of the 1940 Act, and the rules thereunder, require each Fund's officers and Trustees, officers and directors of the investment adviser, affiliated persons of the investment adviser, and persons who beneficially own more than 10% of a registered class of the Fund's shares, to file reports of ownership and changes in ownership with the SEC and the NYSE and to furnish the Fund with copies of all Section 16(a) forms they file. Based solely on a review of the reports filed with the SEC and upon representations that no additional Section 16(a) forms were required to be filed, the Funds believe that during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, all Section 16(a) filing requirements applicable to each Fund's officers, Trustees and greater than 10% beneficial owners were complied with.

Required Vote

The re-election of Mr. Ciprari to the Board of DBL will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes of the Shareholders (voting as a single class) of DBL cast at the Meeting, in attendance or by proxy.

The re-election of Mr. Ciprari to the Board of DSL will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes of the Shareholders (voting as a single class) of DSL cast at the Meeting, in attendance or by proxy.

The re-election of Mr. Ciprari to the Board of DLY will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes of the Shareholders (voting as a single class) of DLY cast at the Meeting, in attendance or by proxy.


THE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF THE FUNDS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU
VOTE FOR THE RE-ELECTION OF THE NOMINEE.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Officers of the Funds

The officers of the Funds, other than Mr. Redell, whose information is provided above, are included in the table below. The business address for each officer is c/o DoubleLine, 2002 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida 33602.

Name
and Year of Birth
Position(s)
Held with
the Funds
Term of Office and Length of
Time Served
Principal Occupation(s)
During Past 5 Years
Henry V. Chase
1949
Treasurer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer
DBL: Indefinite/Since January 2020
DSL: Indefinite/Since January 2020
DLY: Indefinite/Since January 2020
Treasurer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer, DBL, DSL, DLY, and DoubleLine Funds Trust (since January 2020); Chief Financial Officer, DoubleLine (since January 2013). Vice President, DLY (since November 2019); Vice President, DSL and DBL (since May 2019); Vice President, DoubleLine Funds Trust (since May 2019).
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Name
and Year of Birth
Position(s)
Held with
the Funds
Term of Office and Length of
Time Served
Principal Occupation(s)
During Past 5 Years
Youse Guia
1972
Chief Compliance Officer
DBL: Indefinite/Since March 2018
DSL: Indefinite/Since March 2018
DLY: Indefinite/Since November 2019
Chief Compliance Officer, DBL and DSL (since March 2018), and DLY (since November 2019); Chief Compliance Officer, DoubleLine, DoubleLine Equity LP and DoubleLine Funds Trust (since March 2018). Formerly, Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, Pacific Investment Management Company LLC ("PIMCO") (from April 2014 to February 2018); Chief Compliance Officer, PIMCO Managed Accounts Trust (from September 2014 to February 2018); Chief Compliance Officer, PIMCO-sponsored closed-end funds (from September 2014 to February 2018); Chief Compliance Officer, PIMCO Flexible Credit Income Fund (from February 2017 to February 2018). Formerly, Head of Compliance, Allianz Global Investors U.S. Holdings LLC (from October 2012 to March 2014); Chief Compliance Officer, Allianz Funds, Allianz Multi-Strategy Trust, Allianz Global Investors Sponsored Closed-End Funds, Premier Multi-Series VIT and The Korea Fund, Inc. (from October 2004 to December 2013).

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Name
and Year of Birth
Position(s)
Held with
the Funds
Term of Office and Length of
Time Served
Principal Occupation(s)
During Past 5 Years
Cris Santa Ana
1965
Vice President and Secretary
DBL: Indefinite/Secretary Since July 2018; Vice President Since Inception
DSL: Indefinite/Secretary Since July 2018; Vice President Since Inception
DLY: Indefinite/Since November 2019
Vice President and Secretary, DLY (since November 2019); Secretary DBL, DSL, and DoubleLine Funds Trust (since July 2018); Vice President, DBL (since July 2011), DSL (since January 2013), and DoubleLine Funds Trust (since April 2011); Chief Risk Officer, DoubleLine (since June 2010). Formerly, Chief Operating Officer, DoubleLine (from December 2009 through May 2010).
Winnie Han
1988
Assistant Treasurer
DBL: Indefinite/Since May 2017
DSL: Indefinite/Since May 2017
DLY: Indefinite/Since November 2019
Assistant Treasurer, DBL, DSL, and DoubleLine Funds Trust (since May 2017), and DLY (since November 2019); Assistant Treasurer, DoubleLine (since March 2017). Formerly, Investment Accounting Supervisor, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (from June 2016 to March 2017). Formerly, Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers (from January 2011 to June 2016).
Grace Walker
1970
Assistant Treasurer
DBL: Indefinite/Since January 2020
DSL: Indefinite/Since January 2020
DLY: Indefinite/Since January 2020
Assistant Treasurer, DBL, DSL, DLY, and DoubleLine Funds Trust (since January 2020); Treasurer, DoubleLine Funds (Luxembourg) and DoubleLine Cayman Unit Trust (since March 2017). Formerly, Assistant Treasurer, DSL (from January 2013 to May 2017), and DBL and DoubleLine Funds Trust (from March 2012 to May 2017).
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Name
and Year of Birth
Position(s)
Held with
the Funds
Term of Office and Length of
Time Served
Principal Occupation(s)
During Past 5 Years
Earl A. Lariscy
1966
Vice President and Assistant Secretary
DBL: Indefinite/Vice President Since May 2012; Assistant Secretary Since Inception
DSL: Indefinite/Since Inception
DLY: Indefinite/Since November 2019
Vice President, DBL (since May 2012), DSL (since January 2013), and DLY (since November 2019); Assistant Secretary, DBL (since inception), DSL (since inception) and DLY (since November 2019); Vice President, DoubleLine Funds Trust (since May 2012); General Counsel, DoubleLine (since April 2010).
David Kennedy
1964
Vice President
DBL: Indefinite/Since May 2012
DSL: Indefinite/Since Inception
DLY: Indefinite/Since November 2019
Vice President, DBL (since May 2012), DSL (since January 2013) and DLY (since November 2019); Vice President, DoubleLine Funds Trust (since May 2012); Manager, Trading and Settlements, DoubleLine (since December 2009).
Jeffrey J. Sherman
1977
Vice President
DBL: Indefinite/Since Inception
DSL: Indefinite/Since Inception
DLY: Indefinite/Since November 2019
Vice President, DSL (since January 2013), DBL (since July 2011), and DLY (since November 2019); Deputy Chief Investment Officer, DoubleLine (since June 2016); President and Portfolio Manager, DoubleLine Alternatives LP (since April 2015 and May 2015, respectively); Portfolio Manager, DoubleLine (since September 2010); Fixed Income Asset Allocation, DoubleLine (since December 2009).
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Name
and Year of Birth
Position(s)
Held with
the Funds
Term of Office and Length of
Time Served
Principal Occupation(s)
During Past 5 Years
Patrick A. Townzen
1978
Vice President
DBL: Indefinite/Since September 2012
DSL: Indefinite/Since Inception
DLY: Indefinite/Since November 2019
Vice President, DBL (since September 2012), DSL (since January 2013), and DLY (since November 2019); Vice President, DoubleLine Funds Trust (since September 2012); Director of Operations, DoubleLine (since March 2018). Formerly, Manager of Operations, DoubleLine (from September 2012 to March 2018).
Brady J. Femling
1987
Vice President
DBL: Indefinite/Since May 2017
DSL: Indefinite/Since May 2017
DLY: Indefinite/Since November 2019

Vice President, DBL, DSL, and DoubleLine Funds Trust (since May 2017), and DLY (since November 2019); Senior Fund Accountant, DoubleLine (since April 2013). Formerly, Fund Accounting Supervisor, ALPS Fund Services (from October 2009 to April 2013).
Neal L. Zalvan
1973
Vice President
DBL: Indefinite/Since May 2017
DSL: Indefinite/Since May 2017
DLY: Indefinite/Since November 2019

Vice President, DBL (since May 2017), DSL, and DoubleLine Funds Trust (since May 2016), and DLY (since November 2019); Legal/Compliance, DoubleLine Group LP (since January 2013); Formerly, Anti-Money Laundering Officer, DLY (from November 2019 to September 2020), DBL, DSL, DoubleLine, DoubleLine Equity LP, and DoubleLine Alternatives (from March 2016 to September 2020).
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Name
and Year of Birth
Position(s)
Held with
the Funds
Term of Office and Length of
Time Served
Principal Occupation(s)
During Past 5 Years
Adam D. Rossetti 1978
Vice President
DBL: Indefinite/ since February 2019
DSL: Indefinite/since February 2019
DLY: Indefinite/Since November 2019
Vice President, DBL, DSL, and DoubleLine Funds Trust (since February 2019), and DLY (since November 2019); Chief Compliance Officer, DoubleLine Alternatives LP (since June 2015); Legal/Compliance, DoubleLine Group LP (since April 2015). Formerly, Chief Compliance Officer, DoubleLine, DoubleLine Equity LP, DoubleLine Funds Trust, DBL and DSL (from August 2017 to March 2018); Vice President and Counsel, PIMCO (from April 2012 to April 2015).

Dawn Oswald
1980
Vice President
DBL: Indefinite/Since January 2020
DSL: Indefinite/Since June 2020
DLY: Indefinite/Since January 2020
Vice President, DBL, DSL, DLY and DoubleLine Funds Trust (since January 2020); Pricing Manager, DoubleLine (since January 2018). Formerly, Operations Specialist, DoubleLine (from July 2016 to January 2018). Global Securities Fixed Income Valuation Senior Analyst, Capital Group (from April 2015 to July 2016). Global Securities Fair Valuation Analyst, Capital Group (from January 2010 to April 2015).
Robert Herron
1987
Vice President
DBL: Indefinite/Since June 2020
DSL: Indefinite/Since June 2020
DLY: Indefinite/Since June 2020
Vice President, DBL, DSL, DLY, and DoubleLine Funds Trust (Since June 2020). Manager -Risk Analytics, DoubleLine Capital (since January 2017); Formerly, Analyst -Risk Analytics, DoubleLine Capital (from October 2011 to January 2017).
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Name
and Year of Birth
Position(s)
Held with
the Funds
Term of Office and Length of
Time Served
Principal Occupation(s)
During Past 5 Years
Jose Sarmenta
1975
Anti-Money Laundering Officer
DBL: Indefinite/Since September 2020
DSL: Indefinite/Since September 2020
DLY: Indefinite/Since September 2020
Anti-Money Laundering Officer, DoubleLine, DoubleLine Equity LP, DoubleLine Alternatives, DBL, DSL, DLY and DoubleLine Funds Trust (since September 2020); Compliance Analyst, DoubleLine (since October 2019); Formerly, Compliance Manager, Anti-Money Laundering Manager for CIM Group (from November 2017 to October 2019); Governance and Risk Manager for PennyMac Financial Services Inc. (from July 2015 to November 2017).

Each of the Fund's officers is an "interested person" of the Fund (as defined in Section 2(a)(19) of the 1940 Act) as a result of his or her position(s) set forth in the table above.

Investment Manager

DoubleLine was organized in 2009 as a Delaware limited liability company, and was converted into a Delaware limited partnership on December 23, 2009. The general partner of DoubleLine is DoubleLine Capital GP LLC, an entity that is wholly owned by Jeffrey E. Gundlach. As a result, Mr. Gundlach may be deemed to control DoubleLine. DoubleLine employs certain personnel and other resources through contractual arrangements with DoubleLine Group LP. All investment personnel of DoubleLine are employees of DoubleLine Group LP and provide services to DoubleLine pursuant to contractual arrangements. The general partner of DoubleLine Group LP is DoubleLine Capital GP LLC, an entity that is wholly owned by Jeffrey E. Gundlach. As a result, Mr. Gundlach may be deemed to control DoubleLine Group LP. Under separate Investment Management Agreements between DoubleLine and each Fund, the relevant Fund retains DoubleLine to manage the investment of its assets, to place orders for the purchase and sale of its portfolio securities, to administer its day-to-day operations, and to be responsible for overall management of the Fund's business affairs subject to the oversight of the Board of the Fund. DoubleLine is responsible for obtaining and evaluating economic, statistical, and financial data and for formulating and implementing investment programs in furtherance of each Fund's investment objective.

Administrator

U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC, d/b/a U.S. Bank Global Fund Services, 615 E. Michigan Street, 3rd Floor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, serves as each Fund's administrator.

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Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Audit Committees of DSL, DBL, and DLY unanimously selected Deloitte & Touche LLP ("Deloitte") as the independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022. Deloitte also served as the independent registered public accounting firm of each Fund for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, of DSL and DBL for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and of DLY for the fiscal period ended September 30, 2020. Deloitte is located at 695 Town Center Drive, Suite 1200, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. To each Fund's knowledge, Deloitte does not have any direct financial or material indirect financial interest in any Fund.

Representatives of Deloitte, if requested by any Shareholder of a Fund will be present at the Meeting via telephone to respond to appropriate questions from Shareholders and will have an opportunity to make a statement if they choose to do so.

Pre-Approval Policies and Procedures

The Audit Committee Charter requires that the Audit Committee pre-approve all audit and permitted non-audit services to be provided by Deloitte. The Audit Committee has adopted written policies relating to the pre-approval of audit and permitted non-audit services to be performed by a Fund's independent registered public accounting firm (for purposes of this section, an "Independent Accountant"). Under the policies, each Fund's Treasurer reviews all potential audit and non-audit services and, with the assistance of, among others, outside counsel and the Fund's Chief Compliance Officer, as the Treasurer may deem necessary or appropriate, categorizes the services before such services are presented to the Audit Committee for pre-approval. For each proposed service, the Treasurer and the Independent Accountant make separate assessments to determine that the service will not impair the Independent Accountant's independence.

In addition, the Audit Committee pre-approves any permitted services to be provided by an Independent Accountant to DoubleLine and any entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with DoubleLine that provides ongoing services to a Fund (together, the "Accounting Affiliates") related to the operations or financial reporting of a Fund. Although the Audit Committee does not pre-approve all services provided by an Independent Accountant to Accounting Affiliates (for instance, if the engagement does not relate to the operations or financial reporting of a Fund), DoubleLine must disclose to the Committee any non-audit services to be delivered by an Independent Accountant to an Accounting Affiliate. In addition, the Committee receives an annual report disclosing all fees charged in each of the last two fiscal years by an Independent Accountant relating to Audit Services, Audit Related Services, Tax Services, and Other Non-Audit Services, each as defined below.

The Audit Committee may also from time to time pre-approve individual non-audit services to be provided to a Fund or an Accounting Affiliate that were not pre-approved as part of the process described above. The Audit Committee may delegate pre-approval authority to its Chairperson.

Audit Fees

Audit Fees are fees related to the audit and review of the financial statements included in annual reports and registration statements, and other services that are normally provided in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements. The table below shows the Audit Fees billed to DBL, DSL, and DLY by Deloitte.

Fund Fiscal Year Ended Audit Fees
DBL September 30, 2021 $71,501
September 30, 2020 $70,344
DSL September 30, 2021 $157,550
September 30, 2020 $155,000
DLY September 30, 2021 $111,800
September 30, 2020*
$110,000
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*For the period from DLY's commencement of operations on 2/26/2020 through the fiscal period ended 9/30/2020.

Audit-Related Fees

Audit-Related Fees are fees related to assurance and related services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of financial statements, but not reported under "Audit Fees" above. The table below shows the Audit-Related Fees billed to DBL, DSL and DLY by Deloitte. During those fiscal years there were no Audit-Related Fees billed by Deloitte to the Funds' Accounting Affiliates for audit-related services related directly to the operation and financial reporting of the Funds.

Fund Fiscal Year Ended Audit-Related Fees
DBL September 30, 2021 $3,000
September 30, 2020 $13,000
DSL September 30, 2021 $3,000
September 30, 2020 $10,000
DLY September 30, 2021 $0
September 30, 2020*
$40,000
*For the period from DLY's commencement of operations on 2/26/2020 through the fiscal period ended 9/30/2020.

Tax Fees

Tax Fees are fees associated with tax compliance, tax advice and tax planning. The table below shows the aggregate Tax Fees billed to DBL, DSL, and DLY by Deloitte. During those fiscal years, there were no Tax Fees billed by Deloitte to the Funds' Accounting Affiliates for tax-related services related directly to the operation and financial reporting of the Funds.

Fund Fiscal Year Ended Tax Fees
DBL September 30, 2021 $10,684
September 30, 2020 $10,474
DSL September 30, 2021 $10,530
September 30, 2020 $10,324
DLY September 30, 2021 $10,496
September 30, 2020*
$10,290
*For the period from DLY's commencement of operations on 2/26/2020 through the fiscal period ended 9/30/2020.

All Other Fees

All Other Fees are fees related to services other than those reported above under "Audit Fees," "Audit-Related Fees" and "Tax Fees." The table below shows the aggregate amount of such fees billed to DBL, DSL, and DLY by Deloitte. During those fiscal years, there were no such fees billed by Deloitte to the Funds' Accounting Affiliates related directly to the operation and financial reporting of the Funds.

Fund Fiscal Year Ended All Other Fees
DBL September 30, 2021 $0
September 30, 2020 $0
DSL September 30, 2021 $0
September 30, 2020 $0
DLY September 30, 2021 $0
September 30, 2020*
$0
*For the period from DLY's commencement of operations on 2/26/2020 through the fiscal period ended 9/30/2020.
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For each Fund's last two fiscal years, no services described under "All Other Fees" were approved pursuant to de minimis exceptions described in Section 10A of the Exchange Act and applicable regulations.

Aggregate Non-Audit Fees

The aggregate non-audit fees (including the fees described above under "Tax Fees" and "All Other Fees") billed to DBL, DSL, and DLY by Deloitte for services rendered to the Funds and the Funds' Accounting Affiliates, are shown in the table below.

Fund Fiscal Year Ended
Aggregate Non-Audit
Fees for Fund
Non-Audit Fees for
Accounting Affiliates
Aggregate
Non-Audit Fees
DBL September 30, 2021 $10,684 $0 $10,684
September 30, 2020 $10,474 $0 $10,474
DSL September 30, 2021 $10,530 $0 $10,530
September 30, 2020 $10,324 $0 $10,324
DLY September 30, 2021 $10,496 $0 $10,290
September 30, 2020*
$10,290 $0 $10,290
*For the period from DLY's commencement of operations on 2/26/2020 through the fiscal period ended 9/30/2020.

For each Fund's fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, there were no non-audit services provided by Deloitte to the Funds' Accounting Affiliates.

Other Business

As of the date of this Proxy Statement, the Funds' officers and DoubleLine know of no business to come before the Meeting other than as set forth in the Notice. If any other business is properly brought before the Meeting, the persons named as proxies will vote in their sole discretion.

Quorum, Adjournments and Methods of Tabulation

A quorum at the Meeting will consist of the presence in attendance or by proxy of thirty percent (30%) (or such other higher quorum required by the exchange on which DBL's and DSL's shares are listed) of the total Common Shares of DBL and DSL, and thirty three and one-third percent (33 1/3%) (or such higher quorum as required by DLY's Declaration of Trust or Bylaws) of the total Common Shares of DLY, entitled to vote at the Meeting. In the event that a quorum is not present at the Meeting or, even if a quorum is present, in the event that sufficient votes in favor of the proposal set forth in the Notice are not received by the time scheduled for the Meeting, the persons named as proxies may propose one or more adjournments of the Meeting after the date set for the original Meeting, with no other notice than announcement at the Meeting, to permit further solicitation of proxies with respect to the Proposals. In addition, if, in the judgment of the persons named as proxies, it is advisable to defer action on a Proposal, the persons named as proxies may propose one or more adjournments of the Meeting with respect to the Proposal for a reasonable time. Any adjournments with respect to a Proposal will require the affirmative vote of a plurality of the Shares of the applicable Fund entitled to vote thereon present or represented by proxy at the session of the Meeting to be adjourned. The persons named as proxies will vote in favor of such adjournment those proxies which they are entitled to vote in favor of such Proposal. They will vote against any such adjournment those proxies required to be voted against such Proposal. The costs of any additional solicitation and of any adjourned session will be borne by the applicable Fund. Any proposals properly brought before the Meeting for which sufficient favorable votes have been received by the time of the Meeting will be acted upon and such action will be final regardless of whether the Meeting is adjourned to permit additional solicitation with respect to any other proposal. In certain circumstances in which a Fund has received sufficient votes to approve a matter being recommended for approval by the Fund's Board, the Fund may request that brokers and nominee entities, in their
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discretion, withhold or withdraw submission of broker non-votes in order to avoid the need for solicitation of additional votes in favor of the proposal.

Votes cast by proxy or in attendance at the Meeting may be counted by persons appointed by the Funds as tellers or inspectors of election (the "Tellers/Inspectors") for the Meeting. For purposes of determining the presence of a quorum for a Fund, the total number of Common Shares present at the Meeting in attendance or by proxy will be counted, including Common Shares represented by proxies that reflect abstentions and "broker non-votes" (i.e., shares held by brokers or nominees as to which instructions have not been received from the beneficial owners or the persons entitled to vote and the broker or nominee does not have the discretionary voting power on a particular matter). Abstentions and broker non-votes will have no effect on the outcome of any Proposal for the election of Trustees for the Funds.

Reports to Shareholders

Each of DBL's, DSL's, and DLY's 2021 Annual Report to Shareholders began being mailed to shareholders of the relevant Fund who requested physical copies on or about November 23, 2021.

Additional copies of the Funds' Annual and Semi Annual Reports may beobtained without charge from the Funds by calling (877) DLine11 (877-354-6311), downloading from www.doublelinefunds.com orby writing to the Funds at 2002 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida 33602.

Shareholder Proposals for 2023 Annual Meeting

It is currently anticipated that each Fund's next annual meeting of Shareholders after the Meeting addressed in this Proxy Statement will be held in February 2023. Proposals of Shareholders intended to be presented at that annual meeting of each Fund must be received by the Fund no later than September 15, 2022 for inclusion in the Fund's proxy statement and proxy cards relating to that meeting. The submission by a Shareholder of a proposal for inclusion in the proxy materials does not guarantee that it will be included. Shareholder proposals are subject to certain requirements under the federal securities laws and must be submitted in accordance with each Fund's Bylaws. Shareholders submitting any other proposals for a Fund intended to be presented at the annual meeting held in 2023 (i.e., other than those to be included in the Fund's proxy materials) must ensure that such proposals are received by the Fund, in good order and complying with all applicable legal requirements and requirements set forth in the Fund's Bylaws, no earlier than November 15, 2022 and no later than November 30, 20221. If a Shareholder who wishes to present a proposal fails to notify the Fund within these dates, the proxies solicited for the meeting will have discretionary authority to vote on the Shareholder's proposal if it is properly brought before the meeting. If a Shareholder makes a timely notification, the proxies may still exercise discretionary voting authority under circumstances consistent with the SEC's proxy rules. Shareholder proposals should be addressed to the attention of the Secretary of the Funds, at the address of the principal executive offices of the Funds, with a copy to Timothy W. Diggins, Ropes & Gray LLP, Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02199-3600.

PLEASE EXECUTE AND RETURN THE ENCLOSED PROXY CARDS PROMPTLY TO ENSURE THAT A QUORUM IS PRESENT AT THE JOINT ANNUAL MEETING. A SELF-ADDRESSED, POSTAGE-PAID ENVELOPE IS ENCLOSED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.

January 14, 2022
1To be timely, a shareholder notice (the "Shareholder Notice") must be delivered to or mailed and received at the principal executive offices of the Fund not less than forty-five (45) nor more than sixty (60) days prior to the first anniversary date of the date on which the Fund first mailed its proxy materials for the prior year's annual meeting; provided, however, if and only if the annual meeting is not scheduled to be held within a period that commences thirty (30) days before the first anniversary date of the annual meeting for the preceding year and ends thirty (30) days after such anniversary date (an annual meeting date outside such period being referred to herein as an "Other Annual Meeting Date"), such Shareholder Notice must be given in the manner provided herein by the later of the close of business on (i) the date forty-five (45) days prior to such Other Annual Meeting Date or (ii) the tenth (10th) business day following the date such Other Annual Meeting Date is first publicly announced or disclosed.
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Exhibit A to Proxy Statement


DOUBLELINE FUNDS TRUST
DOUBLELINE INCOME SOLUTIONS FUND
DOUBLELINE OPPORTUNISTIC CREDIT FUND
DOUBLELINE YIELD OPPORTUNITIES FUND

AUDIT COMMITTEE CHARTER



I. Background

The Boards of Trustees of each of the DoubleLine Funds Trust, DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund, DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund and DoubleLine Yield Opportunities Fund (each, a "Board" and, collectively, the "Boards") have adopted this Charter to govern the activities of the Audit Committees of the Boards (each, an "Audit Committee" and, collectively, the "Audit Committees"). This Charter applies separately to each of the DoubleLine Funds Trust, DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund, DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund and the DoubleLine Yield Opportunities Fund (collectively, the "Trusts" and, collectively with the series of DoubleLine Funds Trust, the "Funds") and the Board and Audit Committee of each, and shall be interpreted accordingly.

Attached as Appendix A is a list of required duties and tasks the Audit Committee generally expects to address at its regular meetings, as indicated.

II. Scope of the Audit Committee

The Audit Committee shall be responsible for the appointment, compensation, retention, and oversight of the work of the independent auditors employed by the Funds for the purpose of preparing or issuing an audit report or related work. Each such independent auditor shall report directly to the Committee. The Audit Committee shall also perform those duties included in Appendix A to this Charter and shall also perform such other functions and have such powers as may be necessary or appropriate in the efficient and lawful discharge of the powers provided in this Charter.

III. Authority and Responsibilities of the Audit Committee

The function of the Audit Committee is oversight; it is management's responsibility to maintain appropriate systems for accounting and internal control over financial reporting, and the
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auditor's responsibility to plan and carry out a proper audit. Nothing in this Charter shall be construed to reduce the responsibilities or liabilities of a Trust's service providers, including the auditors.

The review of a Trust's financial statements by the Audit Committee is not an audit, nor does the Committee's review substitute for the responsibilities of a Trust's management for

preparing, or the independent auditors for auditing, the financial statements. Members of the Audit Committee are not employees of a Trust and, in serving on this Committee, are not, and do not hold themselves out to be, acting as accountants or auditors. As such, it is not the duty or responsibility of the Committee or its members to conduct "field work" or other types of auditing or accounting reviews or procedures.

In discharging his or her duties, a member of the Audit Committee is entitled to rely on information, opinions, reports, or statements, including financial statements and other financial data, if prepared or presented by: (1) one or more officers of a Trust whom the Trustee reasonably believes to be reliable and competent in the matters presented; (2) legal counsel, public accountants, or other persons as to matters the Trustee reasonably believes are within the person's professional or expert competence; or (3) a Board committee of which the Trustee is not a member.

The Audit Committee shall have the resources and authority appropriate to discharge its responsibilities, including the authority to retain and compensate special counsel and other experts, consultants, or advisers as the Committee deems necessary and the authority to obtain specialized training for Audit Committee members (at the expense of the relevant Trust or Fund), as appropriate. Each Fund shall provide for appropriate funding, as determined by the Audit Committee, for the payment of expenses of the Committee that the Audit Committee considers to be necessary or appropriate in fulfilling its purposes or carrying out its responsibilities under this Charter, including without limitation compensation of independent legal counsel or other advisers retained by the Audit Committee. Expenditures made by the Audit Committee must be presented for review by the full Board, including by a majority of its Trustees who are not "interested persons" (as defined in the 1940 Act) of the Trusts, at the Board's next regular meeting or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter. Should any costs need to be allocated among the Funds, the Audit Committees shall recommend to their respective Boards the appropriate allocation of such costs.

The Audit Committee may delegate any portion of its authority, including the authority to grant pre-approvals of audit and permitted non-audit services, to a subcommittee of one or more members.

IV. Operations of the Audit Committee

(a) The Audit Committee shall have at least three members and shall consist only of
Trustees who are not "interested persons" (as defined in the Investment Company
Act of 1940, as amended) of the Funds.

(b) The Committee members shall collectively satisfy the independence, financial
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expertise, and financial literacy standards of the New York Stock Exchange.

(c) The Audit Committee shall meet on a regular basis. The Audit Committee is
empowered to hold special meetings as circumstances require. The chair or a
majority of the members shall be authorized to call a meeting of the Audit
Committee and send notice thereof.

(d) The Audit Committee shall ordinarily meet in person; however, members may
attend telephonically.

(e) The Committee may act by written consent, to the extent permitted by law and by
a Trust's Agreement and Declaration of Trust or Bylaws.

(f) The Audit Committee shall have the authority to meet privately and to admit non-
members, including, but not limited to, internal legal counsel and compliance
personnel of a Trust's investment adviser and with entities that provide significant
accounting and administrative services to a Trust, individually by invitation.

(g) The Audit Committee may, but is not required to, select one of its members to be
the chair and may select a vice chair.

(h) The presence of three members of the Audit Committee shall constitute a quorum
of the Committee. The action of a majority of the members of the Audit
Committee present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the action of the Committee.

(i) The Board shall adopt and approve this Charter, including Appendix A, and may
amend it on the Board's own motion.

(j) The Audit Committee also shall serve as the Qualified Legal Compliance
Committee, for which a separate charter has been adopted and is attached as
Appendix B.
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History of Amendments
Updated and effective as of February 2020
Approved by the Boards of DFT, DSL, DBL and DLY: November 21, 2019
Last reviewed November 2019

Adopted by DoubleLine Funds Trust
Board of Trustees on March 25, 2010
Revised and approved: August 25, 2011
Revised and approved: November 17, 2011
Revised and approved: May 24, 2012
Revised and approved: February 27, 2013
Revised and approved: August 21, 2013
Revised and approved: August 17, 2016

Adopted by DoubleLine Income SolutionsFund
Board of Trustees on February 27, 2013
Revised and approved: August 21,2013
Revised and approved: August 17, 2016

Adopted by DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund
Board of Trustees on August 24, 2011
Revised and approved: August 25, 2011
Revised and approved: November 17, 2011
Revised and approved: May 24, 2012
Revised and approved: February 27, 2013
Revised and approved: August 21, 2013
Revised and approved: May 25, 2017





















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Appendix A (last revised August 2013)
Task1
Q1
February
Q2
May
Q3
Aug
Q4
Nov
As Needed
1) Consideration of minutes.
2) Report to the Board of Trustees regarding the Committee's activities.
Appointment of the Funds' Independent Auditors
1)
Receive and review a report from the independent auditors describing:
• the auditors' internal quality-control procedures;
• any material issues raised:
° by the auditors' most recent internal quality-control review or peer review or
° by any governmental or professional inquiry or investigation performed within the past five years relating to any independent audits carried out by the auditors, and any steps taken to address any such issues; and
• all relationships between the independent auditors and the Funds.
2) Review the independent auditors' qualifications and performance. ^ *
_______________________

1 * indicates an item that relates to only the open-end funds, which have a 3/31 FYE
^ indicates an item that relates only to the closed-end funds, which have a 9/30 FYE.
•indicates an item that relates to the open-end funds and closed-end funds.



Task1
Q1
February
Q2
May
Q3
Aug
Q4
Nov
As Needed
3)
Review the auditors' independence, including whether any non-audit services not pre-approved by the Audit Committee provided by a Trust's independent auditor to (i) the Trust's investment adviser or (ii) an affiliate of the investment adviser that provides ongoing services to the Trust are compatible with maintaining the auditor's independence.2
^ *
4) Consider the audit plan for the next upcoming annual audit and/or any special audit, including the arrangements for and scope of the audit. ^ *
5) Consider the fees proposed to be charged to a Fund by the auditors for each audit and non-audit service. ^ *
6)
Pre-approve the engagement of auditors to:
• audit and provide their opinion annually on the Funds' financial statements for the next fiscal year end; and
• provide other audit services and non-audit services to the Funds.
* ^
7) Recommend to the full Board and the Independent Trustees the selection, terms of engagement, retention, or termination of the independent auditors for the next fiscal year end. * ^
8) Consider any measures taken by management to assure that all items requiring pre-approval of the Audit Committee are identified and referred to the Committee in a timely fashion.
9)
Consider rotation of lead and concurring partners and independent auditors. 3
_______________________
2 The Funds' independent auditors have an ongoing responsibility to update the board regarding any information that could affect their independence.
3 Under Section 10A(j) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, it shall be unlawful for a registered public accounting firm to provide audit services to an issuer if the lead (or coordinating) audit partner (having primary responsibility for the audit), or the audit partner responsible for reviewing the audit, has performed audit services for that issuer in each of the 5 previous fiscal years of that issuer.






Task1
Q1
February
Q2
May
Q3
Aug
Q4
Nov
As Needed
Review of Audit Results
1)
Review with management and the independent auditors any significant changes to GAAP and/or auditing policies or standards.
* ^
2) Review major issues regarding accounting principles and financial statement presentations. * ^
3)
Meet with the auditors to discuss and review any matters of concern relating to:
•a Fund's accounting and financial reporting policies and procedures;
•a Fund's internal control over financial reporting and any special audit steps adopted in light of material control deficiencies;
•financial statements, including any adjustments to such statements recommended by the auditors; and
•management's responses to any such comments.
* ^


4)
In connection with required certifications on Form N-CSR, review with the Funds' principal executive officer and/or principal financial officer:
•any significant deficiencies in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting or material weaknesses therein;
•any reported evidence of fraud involving management or other employees who have a significant role in the Funds' internal control over financial reporting; and
•any significant change in internal controls or other factors that could significantly affect internal controls.
5) Review with management and the independent auditors the shareholder reports of the Funds (including the disclosures under "Management's Discussion of Fund Performance," if any). * ^






Task1
Q1
February
Q2
May
Q3
Aug
Q4
Nov
As Needed
6) Review analyses prepared by management and/or the independent auditors setting forth significant financial reporting issues and judgments made in connection with the preparation of the financial statements, including analyses of the effects of alternative GAAP methods on the financial statements. * ^
7) Review the effect of regulatory and accounting initiatives, as well as off-balance sheet structures, on the financial statements of the Funds. * ^
8) Review the auditors' opinion on a Fund's financial statements. * ^
9)
Review the type and presentation of information to be included in earnings press releases (paying particular attention to any use of "pro forma," or "adjusted" non-GAAP, information), as well as review any earnings releases, financial information, and earnings guidance provided to analysts and rating agencies.4
10) Resolve disagreements between management and the independent auditors regarding financial reporting and review with the independent auditors any audit problems or difficulties and management's response to such issues. * ^
_______________________
4 The audit committee's responsibility to discuss earnings releases, as well as financial information and earnings guidance, may be done generally (i.e., discussion of the types of information to be disclosed and the type of presentation to be made). The audit committee need not discuss in advance each earnings release or each instance in which a listed company may provide earnings guidance.



Task1
Q1
February
Q2
May
Q3
Aug
Q4
Nov
As Needed
11)
Receive a report from the independent auditors that includes:
•all critical accounting policies and practices to be used;
•all alternative treatments of financial information within GAAP that have been discussed with management, including the ramifications of the use of the alternative disclosures and treatments and the treatment preferred by the accounting firm;
•other material written communications between the auditors and the management of the Funds; and
•a description of all non-audit services provided, including fees associated with the services, to the investment company complex since the last annual report or update that were not subject to the pre-approval requirements.
* ^
12) Review with management and, as applicable, with the independent auditors, policies and guidelines with respect to risk assessment and risk management. * ^
Executive sessions
1) With independent auditors, including regarding audit plan, draft audited financial statements, and completed audits. * ^
2) With management, including regarding audit plan, draft financial statements, and completed audits. * ^







Task1
Q1
February
Q2
May
Q3
Aug
Q4
Nov
As Needed
3) With any personnel responsible for the internal audit functions. * ^
Other
1)
Prepare the report of the Audit Committee to be included in a closed-end fund's annual proxy statement. The Report must state whether the Audit Committee has:
•reviewed and discussed the audited financial statements with management;
•discussed with the independent auditors the matters required to be discussed by the statement on Auditing Standards No. 61, as amended;
•received the written disclosures and the letter from the independent auditors regarding the independent auditors' communications with the Audit Committee concerning independence, and has discussed with the independent auditors the independent auditor's independence; and
•based on the factors listed above, recommended to the Board of Trustees that the audited financial statements of the Trust be included in the Trust's annual report.
^ ^
2) Conduct Committee self-evaluation.
3) Review Audit Charter.




Task1
Q1
February
Q2
May
Q3
Aug
Q4
Nov
As Needed
4)
Pre-approve the engagement of a Trust's auditors to provide non-audit services to a Fund's:
•investment adviser or
•any entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the investment adviser that provides ongoing services to a Trust,
if the engagement relates directly to the operations and financial reporting of the Trust.
5)
Assist Board oversight of:
1.the integrity of the Funds' financial statements;
2.the Funds' compliance with legal and regulatory requirements;
3.the independent auditor's qualifications and independence; and
4.the performance of the Funds' internal audit function, if any, and independent auditors.
6) Develop, maintain and review policies and procedures for pre-approval of the engagement of a Trust's auditors to provide audit and non-audit services.
7)
Develop and maintain procedures for:
• receiving, retaining and treating complaints received by the Funds regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters; and
• confidential, anonymous submissions by employees of the investment adviser, administrator, principal underwriter, or any other provider of accounting related services for the investment adviser, regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters.






Task1
Q1 February Q2 May Q3 Aug Q4 Nov As Needed
8) Recommend to the Board a Committee member who has accounting or related financial management expertise. ^
9) Recommend to the Board an "audit committee financial expert" as defined in Item 3 of Form N-CSR.
10)
•Address reports from attorneys or auditors of possible violations of federal or state law or fiduciary duty related to a Trust's accounting or financial reporting
•Investigate or initiate an investigation of reports of improprieties or suspected improprieties in connection with a Trust's accounting or financial reporting.
11) Set clear hiring policies for employees or former employees of the independent auditors (applicable only to the extent the Trusts intend to have employees).
12) To the extent applicable, receive reports from any person to whom pre-approval authority has been delegated on his, her, or their pre-approval decisions to the Committee.






Appendix B
Appendix B

DOUBLELINE FUNDS TRUST
DOUBLELINE INCOME SOLUTIONS FUND
DOUBLELINE OPPORTUNISTIC CREDIT FUND
DOUBLELINE YIELD OPPORTUNITIES FUND


QUALIFIED LEGAL COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE CHARTER


I. Background

The Qualified Legal Compliance Committee Charter has been adopted by the Boards of Trustees (each a "Board" and, collectively, the "Boards") of each of the DoubleLine Funds Trust, DoubleLine IncomeSolutionsFund,DoubleLineOpportunisticCreditFundandDoubleLineYieldOpportunitiesFund (each, a "Trust" and, collectively, the "Trusts") to govern the activities of the Qualified Legal Compliance Committees of the Boards (each, a "QLCC" and, collectively, the "QLCCs"). This Charter applies separately to each Trust, and each series thereof, if any, and shall be interpretedaccordingly.

Pursuant to Section 307 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("Section 307"), the Securities and ExchangeCommission("SEC")adoptedrulestoprescribeminimumstandardsofprofessionalconductfor attorneys appearing and practicing before the SEC ("Attorney Conduct Rules" or "Rules"). Based on the Rules, this Qualified Legal Compliance Committee Charter (the "QLCC Charter") has been created to establish the procedures (the "Procedures") by which an attorney providing legal services to the Trust should report evidence of a material violation of the securities laws, breach of fiduciary duty or similar violation by the Trust, its officers, managers, employees or agents ("Report"), and to provide for the confidential receipt, retention and consideration of any such Report by the Audit Committee of the Trust, with the Audit Committee also being designated as and constituting a "qualified legal compliance committee"asdefinedintheRules.AllattorneystowhichtheseProceduresapplyshouldprovidetheAudit Committee with a letter substantially in the form attached to theseProcedures.

II. Policy

The Audit Committee shall be the QLCC of the Trust.The QLCC will:

1. Receive, review and take appropriate action with respect to any Report ("Report") made
or referred to the QLCC by an attorney of evidence of a material violation of applicable
U.S. federal or state securities law, material breach of a fiduciary duty under U.S. federal
or statelaworasimilarmaterialviolationbytheTrust,oranyseriesthereof,if
applicable,or byanyofficer,director,employee,oragentoftheTrust,oranyseries
thereof,ifapplicable;

2. Otherwisefulfilltheresponsibilitiesofaqualifiedlegalcompliancecommitteepursuant
to Section307oftheSarbanes-OxleyActof2002andtherulespromulgatedthereunder;
and



3. Perform such other duties as may be assigned to it, from time to time, by the Board
consistent with the requirements of Section307.

III. Scope of the QLCC

The scope of the QLCC's responsibilities and its structure, process and membership requirements aresetforthinthisQLCCCharter,whichhasbeenadoptedandapprovedbytheBoardandmaybeamended by the Board or QLCC from time to time thereafter in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.

IV. Organization

The Trust's Audit Committee members shall serve as the QLCC and the trustees who are not "interested persons" of the Trust (as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended) (the "IndependentTrustees")shall designate one of themselves to serve as Chair of the QLCC, who generally will be the Lead Independent Trustee unless the QLCC appoints another member to Chair this QLCC. The members of the QLCC shall beappointedandreplacedbytheQLCC,butgenerallyshallconsistofthemembersoftheAuditCommittee.

V. Procedures

The QLCC may adopt written procedures for the confidential receipt, retention, and consideration of any oral or written Reports received by the QLCC. Such procedures are described below under Section VI "Authority and Responsibilities." The QLCC shall have the authority to establish other rules and operatingproceduresinordertofulfillitsobligationsunderthisCharterandunderapplicablelaw,rulesand regulations.The Chair of the QLCC shall call a meeting of the QLCC whenever circumstanceswarrant.

VI. Authority and Responsibilities

The QLCC of the Trust, in discharging its responsibilities under this Charter, may, in addition to other actions it deems appropriate, consider taking one or more of the actions following the receipt of a Report as described below:

A.To inform the Trust's Chief Compliance Officer ("CCO") of theReport;

B.To request that the CCO determine whether an investigation is necessary or appropriate regarding the potential material violation described in the Report, and make a written report to the QLCC regarding the CCO's findings andconclusion;

C.The QLCC then may accept or reject such report and, acting on such report or on its own, if it determines that an investigation is necessary or appropriate, initiate an investigation (which may be conducted by the person or persons of the QLCC's choosing, which person or persons may include the CCO, attorneys employed by the Trust or by outside counsel, including retention of counsel not previously retained by the Trust) and retain any such additional expert personnel as the QLCC deems necessary (which may include empowering the CCO and/or other persons chosen by the QLCC to retain additionalexperts);

D.If the CCO is implicated by the Report, or for any other reason, the QLCC may determine to initiate an investigation which may be conducted by the person or persons of the QLCC's choosing, which person or persons may include attorneys employed by the Trust or by outside counsel, including retention of counsel not previously retained by the Trust and retain any such additional expert personnel as the QLCC deems necessary (which may include empowering other persons chosen by the QLCC to retain additional experts). Such persons may be charged with creating a written report to theQLCC;

E.At the conclusion of any such investigation, to receive a report and recommend, by majority vote, that the Trust and/or the Adviser implement an appropriate response (as defined in the Rules) to evidence of a material violation and inform


the Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Executive Officer of the Trust and the Board or others as deemed necessary by the QLCC of the results of such investigation and the appropriate remedial measures to be adopted;and

F.Acting by majority vote, to take all other appropriate action, including notifying the SEC in the event that the Trust and/or the Adviser fail in any material respect to implement an appropriate response (as defined in the Rules) that the QLCC has recommended to the Trust totake.

G.In all cases, the QLCC shall have full discretion, upon a majority vote of its members, to determine to inform or not to inform any or all of the Board, the Trust's Chief Executive Officer and/or personnel employed by the Adviser of any report or investigation, with such discretion also including a decision not to inform or otherwise utilize the CCO regarding such report orinvestigation.

H.The QLCC has the authority and responsibility to act, by majority vote, to take all other appropriate action,includingtheauthoritytonotifytheSECintheeventthattheTrustfailsinanymaterialrespect to implement an appropriate response that the QLCC has recommended to theTrust.

I.TheQLCCshallreporttotheBoardonaregularbasisregardingthemattersthatitoversees.Anysuch reportsmaytaketheformofanoralreportbythechairpersonoftheQLCCoranyothermemberofthe QLCC designated by the chairperson to make the report. The presence of at least two members of the QLCC shall constitute a quorum and the QLCC may act by majority vote of thosepresent.

VII. Records

The QLCC shall ensure that copies of any report submitted to it are retained, as well as a written record of its consideration of and response to such reports. Such records generally shall be retained by the Chief Compliance Officer, or other officer as the QLCC may designate after due consideration of the nature and content of the reports received.

VIII. Attorney Standards and Procedures

A. Persons Subject to These Procedures

These Procedures apply to attorneys who are "appearing and practicing before the SEC" in the representation of the Trust. An attorney is deemed to be "appearing and practicing before the SEC in the representation of the Funds" if the attorney is:

1. Providing legal services as an attorney for the Trust within the context of an attorney- client relationship with the Trust, whether the attorney is employed or retained by the Trust or by a service provider such as the Trust's investment adviser (the "Adviser");and

2. a.Transacting any business with the SEC on behalf of theTrust,including communications in any form;
or

b. Representing the Trust in a SEC administrative proceeding or in connection with any SEC investigation, inquiry, information request, or subpoena;or

c. Providing advice to the Trust with respect to United States securities laws or the SEC's rules or regulations thereunder regarding any document that the attorney has notice will be filed with or submitted to, or incorporated into any document that will be filed with or submitted to, the SEC, including the provision of such advice in the context of preparing, or participating in the preparation of, any such document;or

d. Advising the Trust as to whether information or a statement, opinion, or other writing is required under United States securities laws or the SEC's rules or regulation thereunder to be filed with or submitted to, or incorporated into any document that will be filed with or submitted to, the SEC.



In addition, an attorney retained or directed by the Trust to investigate evidence of a material violation reported under these Procedures shall be deemed to be appearing and practicing before the SEC.

B. Reporting Obligations

If an attorney who is appearing and practicing before the SEC in the representation of the Trust becomes aware of evidence of a material violation by the Trust or by any officer, director, employee or agent of the Trust, the attorney shall report such evidence to the QLCC. Information on how to contact the QLCC's designee is set out below.

A "material violation" means a material violation of applicable United States federal or state securities law, a material breach of fiduciary duty arising under United States federal or state law, or a similar material violation of any United States federal or state law.5

When it adopted the implementing rules under Section 307, the SEC did not define the term "material" but intends the term to have the same meaning that it has under the federal securities laws. In TSC Indus. v. Northway, Inc., the United States Supreme Court held that a fact is material if there is "a substantial likelihood that the . . . fact would have been viewed by the reasonable investor as having significantly altered the 'total mix' of information made available." 426 U.S. 438, 449 (1976). The Supreme Court also noted that determinations of materiality require "delicate assessments of the interferences a 'reasonable shareholder' would draw from a given set of facts and the significance of those inferences to him . . ." Id. at 450. Materiality is ordinarily to be determined by the trier of fact in light of all of the facts and circumstances. Id. at 445.

A "breach of fiduciary duty" means any breach of fiduciary or similar duty to the issuer recognized under an applicable federal or state statute or at common law, including but not limited to misfeasance, nonfeasance, abdication of duty, abuse of trust, and approval of unlawful transactions.1

Under the Attorney Conduct Rules, an attorney becomes aware of "evidence of a material violation" if he or she has credible evidence, based upon which it would be unreasonable, under the circumstances, for a prudent and competent attorney not to conclude that it is reasonably likely that a material violation has occurred, is ongoing, or is about to occur.

It is reasonable for an attorney not to conclude that there is a material violation while the attorney is in the process of inquiring or consulting with others regarding the potential violation. Such
inquiry and consultation reasonably may be conducted as long as (1) a Report is timely made to the QLCC if the attorney concludes that it is reasonably likely that a material violation has occurred, is ongoing, or is about to occur, and (2) the inquiry and/or consultation do not unduly delay the submission of a Report.

A Report may be made to the QLCC directly, either in person, by telephone, by e-mail, electronically, in writing or by any other means deemed appropriate by any such attorney under the circumstances. Initial reports generally shall be made to the chairperson of the QLCC, but reports may be made to any member of the QLCC, who then shall be responsible to convene the QLCC to determine an appropriate course of action.

In making a Report, the reporting attorney should explain the facts supporting his or her conclusion that he or she has become aware of evidence of a material violation by the Trust, any officer, manager, employee or agent of the Trust, as well as explain the general basis for the Report and the attorney's concern.

By communicating such information to the Audit Committee, an attorney does not reveal client confidences or secrets or privileged or otherwise information related to the attorney's representation of the Trust.

IX. Committee Resources

The QLCC shall have the resources to discharge all of its responsibilities, including but not limited to the authority to select, retain, terminate and approve the fees and other retention terms of special or independent counsel or any other experts or advisers as determined to be necessary or appropriate without seeking approval of management of the Trust. Expenditures made by the QLCC must be presented for review by the full Board, including by a majority of its Independent Trustees, at the


Board's next regular meeting or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter.Costs incurred by the QLCC in performing its functions under this Charter shall be borne by the Trust. Should any costs need to be allocated between Trusts for any reason, the QLCCs shall recommend to their respective Boards the appropriate allocation of suchcosts.

X. Contact Information for Qualified Legal Compliance Committee

The QLCC contact person is:
DoubleLine Funds Trust,
DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund
DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund or
DoubleLine Yield Opportunities Fund Chief Compliance Officer
2002 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida 33602
Tel: (213) 633-8200
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5 17 CFR Part 205.


History of Amendments
Updated and effective as of February 2020
Approved by the Boards of DFT, DSL, DBL
and DLY: November 21, 2019 Last reviewed November 2019

Adopted by the DoubleLine Funds Trust
Board of Trustees on March 25, 2010
As revised through: February 27, 2013
Reviewed and approved: August 17, 2016

Adopted by the DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund
Reviewed and approved: August 17, 2016

Adopted by the DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund: August 24, 2011
As revised through: February 27, 2013







FORM OF REQUEST LETTER TO OUTSIDE ATTORNEYS OR LAW FIRMS
[name of firm]
[address]
[address]

Dear Sir or Madame:

It is our understanding that [DoubleLine Funds Trust, DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund, DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund or DoubleLine Yield Opportunities Fund, as applicable] (the "Trust") has engaged your firm to provide legal counsel to the Trust relating to U.S. securities laws or to represent the Trust before the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). In this connection, I have enclosed a copy of the Trust's Qualified Legal Compliance Committee Charter setting out procedures for attorney conduct (the "Procedures"). These Procedures outline the responsibilities of an attorney providing legal services to the Trust under Section 307 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and applicable SEC rules and establish the procedures by which such an attorney should report a material violation of the securities laws, breach of fiduciary duty or similar violation by the Trust.

WeexpectthatyourattorneyswillcomplyfullywiththeseProceduresandtheSEC'srulesonthe standards of professional conduct for attorneys appearing and practicing before the SEC ("SEC Attorney Conduct Rules").In addition, we specifically request that yourfirm:

1.Provide us with a written statement agreeing to notify and consult the Qualified Legal Compliance Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Trust (the "Committee") in the event that, subject to your reasonable discretion and ethical obligations, an attorney believes that a formal report to the Committee is warranted under the SEC Attorney Conduct Rules and/or the Procedures;

2.Confirm that the firm has in place policies reasonably designed to promote compliance with the SEC Attorney Conduct Rules.

Please direct your response to this request and any questions or inquiries you may have to the Committee at:

Chief Compliance Officer:
[DoubleLine Funds Trust]
[DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund]
[DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund]
[DoubleLine Yield Opportunities Fund]
Chief Compliance Officer
2002 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (213) 633-8200.

Sincerely,

Committee contact
[DoubleLine Funds Trust]
[DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund]
[DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund]
[DoubleLine Yield Opportunities Fund


Exhibit B to Proxy Statement
Report of Audit Committees
of the Boards of Trustees of
DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund
DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund
DoubleLine Yield Opportunities Fund
Dated November 18, 2021

The Audit Committee of DBL (the "DBL Committee") has reviewed and discussed with DBL's management the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021. The DBL Committee has discussed with Deloitte & Touche LLP ("Deloitte"), DBL's independent registered public accounting firm, the matters required to be discussed by the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 61, as amended (AICPA, Professional Standards, Vol. 1. AU section 380).

The Audit Committee of DSL (the "DSL Committee") has reviewed and discussed with DSL's management the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021. The DSL Committee has discussed with Deloitte, DSL's independent registered public accounting firm, the matters required to be discussed by the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 61, as amended (AICPA, Professional Standards, Vol. 1. AU section 380).

The Audit Committee of DLY (the "DLY Committee") has reviewed and discussed with DLY's management the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021. The DLY Committee has discussed with Deloitte, DLY's independent registered public accounting firm, the matters required to be discussed by the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 61, as amended (AICPA, Professional Standards, Vol. 1. AU section 380).

The DBL Committee, the DSL Committee, and the DLY Committee have received the written disclosures and the letters from Deloitte required by Rule 3526 of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (requiring auditors to make written disclosure to and discuss with the DBL Committee, the DSL Committee, or the DLY Committee, as applicable, various matters relating to the independent registered public accounting firm's independence), and have discussed with Deloitte its independence.

Based on the foregoing review and discussions, the DBL Committee, the DSL Committee, and the DLY Committee each present this Report to its respective Board and recommends that the audited financial statements of DBL, DSL, and DLY, respectively, for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021 be included in the applicable Fund's Annual Report to shareholders for such fiscal year.
Submitted by the Audit Committees of the Boards of Trustees:

Joseph J. Ciprari
John C. Salter
Raymond B. Woolson



Exhibit C to Proxy Statement




DOUBLELINE FUNDS TRUST
DOUBLELINE INCOME SOLUTIONS FUND
DOUBLELINE OPPORTUNISTIC CREDIT FUND
DOUBLELINE YIELD OPPORTUNITIES FUND

NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHARTER


Mission Statement

TheBoardsofTrustees(each,a"Board"and,collectively,the"Boards")ofeachoftheDoubleLine Funds Trust, the DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund, the DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund and the DoubleLine Yield Opportunities Fund (each, a "Trust" and collectively, the "Trusts") have adopted this charter to govern the activities of the Nominating Committees of the Boards (each, a "Nominating Committee" and, collectively, the "Nominating Committees"). This Charter applies separately to each Trust, and each series thereof, if any, and the Board and Nominating Committee of each, and shall be interpretedaccordingly.

The Nominating Committee is a committee of each Board created to assist the Board in fulfilling its duty to fill vacancies in the Board. The Nominating Committee of each Trust will supervise the nominations and elections of the independent trustees of such Trust.

The scope of the Nominating Committee's responsibilities and its structure, process and membership requirements are set forth in this charter (the "Charter").

Organization

The membership of the Nominating Committee shall consist of at least two trustees who are not "interested persons" of the Trust within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended ("Independent Trustees"), who shall be designated by the full Board of Trustees. The presence of any two members of a Nominating Committee shall represent a quorum and a majority vote of those present shall be sufficient to take any action.Only Independent Trustees may serve on a Nominating Committee.

A majority of the Independent Trustees may appoint and/or replace Nominating Committee members from time to time. The Nominating Committee may designate one member to serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee, but need not make such a designation. The Nominating Committee members shall serve until their resignation or removal by a majority of the Independent Trustees.



The Nominating Committee shall report to the Board of Trustees as to the results of its meetings and activities.

Authority and Responsibilities

The Nominating Committee, in discharging its responsibilities under this Charter, may, in addition to other actions it deems appropriate, consider taking one or more of the actions described below:

1.To make nominations for Independent Trustee membership on the Board. Potential nominees may be considered in light of any factor the Committee members deem relevant, including their professional experience, education, skill, collegiality and other individual qualities and attributes that contribute to Board diversity.

2.To consider nominee candidates properly submitted in accordance with Appendix A by shareholders of the Trust on the same basis as it considers and evaluates candidates recommended by other sources.

3.To review Nominating Committee Chair assignments and Nominating Committee assignments periodically.

4.To consider the structure, operations and effectiveness of the Nominating Committee and review this Charter periodically.

5.To meet as frequently and at such times as circumstances dictate.

6.To hire (and compensate) from time to time independent counsel and any other expert deemed necessary by the Nominating Committee to perform its duties.

The Nominating Committee shall have the resources to discharge all of its responsibilities, including but not limited to the authority to select, retain, terminate and approve the fees and other retention terms of special or independent counsel or any other advisers determined to be necessary or appropriate without seeking approval of management of the Trust. Expenditures made by the Nominating Committee must be presented for review by the full Board, including by a majority of its Independent Trustees, at the Board's next regular meeting or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter. Costs incurred by the Nominating Committee in performing its functions under this Charter shall be borne by the Trust. Should any costs need to be allocated between two or more of the Trusts for any reason, the Nominating Committees shall recommend to their respective Boards the appropriate allocation of such costs.

Records

The Nominating Committee shall retain copies of any report submitted to it and a written record of its consideration of and response to such reports.



History of Amendments
Updated and effective as of February 2020
Approved by the Boards of DFT, DSL, DBL and DLY: November 21, 2019 Last reviewed November
2019 Adopted by the DoubleLine Equity Funds Board of Trustees on February 27, 2013

Adopted by the DoubleLine Funds Trust
Board of Trustees on March 25, 2010, as amended August 25, 2011
Revised and Approved: February 27, 2013

Adopted by the DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund
Board of Trustees on February 27, 2013

Adopted by the DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund
Board of Trustees on August 24, 2011
Revised and Approved: February 27, 2013



Appendix A

Procedures for Shareholders to Submit Nominee Candidates

(As of August 24, 2011, as amended February 27, 2013)

A shareholder of the Trust, or of any series thereof, if applicable, must follow the following procedures in order to submit properly a nominee recommendation for the Committee's consideration.

1.The shareholder must submit any such recommendation (a "Shareholder Recommendation") in writing to the Trust, to the attention of the Trust's Secretary, at the address of the principal executive offices of the Trust.

2.The Shareholder Recommendation must be delivered to, or mailed and received at, the principal executive offices of the Trust not less than sixty (60) calendar days nor more than ninety (90) calendar days prior to the date of the Board or shareholder meeting at which the nominee candidate would be considered for election.

The Shareholder Recommendation must include: (i) a statement in writing setting forth (A) the name, age, date of birth, business address, residence address and nationality of the person recommended by the shareholder (the "candidate"); (B) the number of all shares of the Trust (including the series and class, if applicable) owned of record or beneficially by the candidate, as reported to such shareholder by the candidate; (C) any other information regarding the candidate called for with respect to director nominees by paragraphs (a), (d), (e) and (f) of Item 401 of Regulation S-K or paragraph (b) of Item 22 of Rule 14a- 101 (Schedule 14A) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (or the corresponding provisions of any applicable regulation or rule subsequently adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission or any successor agency with jurisdiction related to the Trust); (D) any other information regarding the candidate that would be required to be disclosed if the candidate were a nominee in a proxy statement or other filing required to be made in connection with solicitation of proxies for election of directors pursuant to Section 14 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder or any other applicable law or regulation; and (E) whether the recommending shareholder believes that the candidate is or will be an "interested person" of the Trust (as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended) and, if not an "interested person," information regarding the candidate that will be sufficient for the Trust to make such determination; (ii) the written and signed consent of the candidate to be named as a nominee and to serve as a Trustee if elected; (iii) the recommending shareholder's name as it appears on the Trust's books; (iv) the number of all shares of the Trust (including the series and class, if applicable) owned beneficially and of record by the recommending shareholder; (v) a complete description of all arrangements or understandings between the recommending shareholder and the candidate and any other person or persons (including their names) pursuant to which the recommendation is being made by the recommending shareholder, and (vi) a brief description of the candidate's relevant background and experience for membership on the Board, such as qualification as an audit committee financial expert. In addition, the Committee may require the candidate to furnish such other information as it may reasonably require or deem necessary to determine the eligibility of such candidate to serve as a Trustee of theTrust.