On September 1, Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC acquired Emerging Global Advisors, combining strengths and expertise to expand ETF offerings.

About Us

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset management group that provides a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions for individual, institutional and corporate clients around the world.

With more than 2,000 people, including over 450 investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia, we manage $468 billion1 of assets across developed and emerging market equities, fixed income, asset allocation solutions and alternatives. We are among the top 15 largest managers of longterm mutual fund assets in the U.S.2 and the 3rd largest manager of retail funds in the U.K.3

Our priority is the investment success of our clients. We aim to deliver the investment outcomes they expect through an investment approach that is teambased, performance-driven and risk-aware. Our culture is dynamic and interactive. By sharing our insights across asset classes and geographies, we generate richer perspectives on global, regional and local investment landscapes. The ability to exchange and debate investment ideas in a collaborative environment enriches our teams' investment processes. More importantly, it results in betterinformed investment decisions for our clients.

1 In U.S. dollars as of September 30, 2016. Source: Ameriprise Q3 Earnings Release. Includes all assets managed by entities in the Columbia and Threadneedle groups of companies. Contact us for more current data.

2 Source: ICI as of September 30, 2016 for Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC.

3 Source: UK Investment Association Ranking. Based on Threadneedle Funds assets as of May 31, 2016.