Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to maximize current income by investing at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in high-yield debt securities. As a secondary objective, the Fund seeks capital appreciation to the extent consistent with its objective of seeking to maximize current income. The Fund may invest up to 35% of its total assets in debt securities of issuers located in emerging market countries. It may also invest up to 30% of its assets in zero coupon securities, pay-in-kind bonds and deferred payment securities, and up to 20% of its assets in equity securities. The Fund invests in securities and distributes dividends from net investment income and net realized gains. It invests in high-yield and emerging market instruments that are subject to certain credit and market risks. The Fund's investment manager is Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC.