Denise Selden, Bobe cq Simon and James Yu assumed new duties at Putnam Investments, Boston. Ms. Selden joined the portfolio management team of the Putnam International New Opportunities Fund; she replaced Nathan Eigerman, who left in March. Ms. Selden had been a member of the international growth team since 1998. Mr. Simon is replacing Mr. Eigerman as a portfolio manager on the Putnam Health Sciences Trust portfolio; he had been an analyst in health sciences. Mr. Yu was named to the portfolio management team of the Putnam Investors Fund. He replaces Kevin Divney, who will remain a portfolio manager on the Putnam's U.S. core team. Mr. Yu was on the U.S. core team.