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Mellon Investments Corporation ("Mellon") is a registered investment advisor and subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation ("BNY Mellon"). The Firm also includes assets managed by Mellon personnel acting as dual officers of affiliated companies. Prior to changing its legal name on January 2, 2019, the firm was defined as BNY Mellon Asset Management North America Corporation ("BNY Mellon AMNA") a registered investment advisor and subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation ("BNY Mellon"). The Firm was formed on January 31, 2018, through the merger of The Boston Company Asset Management, LLC ("TBCAM") and Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC ("Standish") into Mellon Capital Management Corporation ("Mellon Capital").

BNY Mellon Investment Management is one of the world's leading investment management organizations and one of the top U.S. wealth managers, encompassing BNY Mellon's affiliated investment management firms, wealth management services and global distribution companies.

BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and may also be used as a generic term to reference the Corporation as a whole or its various subsidiaries generally.

The Bank of New York Mellon ("BNY Mellon"), a New York state chartered banking institution, is the discretionary trustee for its bank-maintained collective investment funds which include any funds presented. The Bank is responsible for the management of the Funds, including the custody of Fund assets. Employees of Mellon Investments Corporation (“Mellon”) manage the assets of the Funds in their capacity as dual officers of BNY Mellon. BNY Mellon and Mellon are subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Any collective investment funds presented are not deposits of, and are not insured or guaranteed by, any bank, the FDIC or any other government agency. Please refer to the fund’s Schedule A for important additional information.

This document may not be used for the purpose of an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction or in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful or not authorized.

This material (or any portion thereof) may not be copied or distributed without Mellon's prior written approval.

Statements are current as of the date of the material only.

The following provides a simplified example of the cumulative effect of management fees on investment performance: An annual management fee of 0.80% applied over a five-year period to a $100 million portfolio with an annualized gross return of 10% would reduce the value of the portfolio from $161,051,000 to $154,783,041.

The actual investment advisory fees incurred by clients may vary depending on account size, structure, cash flow and other account-specific factors. Mellon's standard fees are shown in Part 2A of its Form ADV.

No investment strategy or risk management technique can guarantee returns or eliminate risk in any market environment. Past results are not indicative of future performance and are no guarantee that losses will not occur in the future. Future returns are not guaranteed and a loss of principal may occur.

Performance is expressed in U.S. dollars unless noted otherwise.

Performance results for one year and less are not annualized.

Many factors affect performance including changes in market conditions and interest rates and in response to other economic, political, or financial developments.

To derive Ten Largest Holdings, Characteristics, Economic Sector Weightings, Country Weightings and Portfolio Holdings for presentation purposes, a representative institutional account (“Account”) has been identified to be used as a proxy for the strategy. The information provided in this document should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security. There is no assurance that any securities discussed herein will remain in an account's portfolio at the time you receive this report or that securities sold have not been repurchased. The securities discussed do not represent an Account's entire portfolio and in the aggregate may represent only a small percentage of an Account's portfolio holdings. It should not be assumed that any of the securities transactions or holdings discussed were or will prove to be profitable, or that the investment recommendations or decisions we make in the future will be profitable or will equal the investment performance of the securities discussed herein.

Some information contained herein has been obtained from third-party sources that are believed to be reliable, but the information has not been independently verified by Mellon. Mellon makes no representations as to the accuracy or the completeness of such information and has no obligation to revise or update any statement herein for any reason.

Charts and graphs herein are provided as illustrations only and are not meant to be guarantees of any return. The illustrations are based upon certain assumptions that may or may not turn out to be true.

The use of corporate names or logos in this presentation, other than those of Mellon or its affiliates, is for illustrative purposes only and rights to any logos, trademarks or servicemarks are owned by their respective entities. It is not known whether the listed companies endorse or disapprove of Mellon or any advisory services provided.

Mellon claims compliance with the CFA Institute Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct. This claim has not been verified by CFA Institute.

 

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute. CMT® and Chartered Market Technician® are registered trademarks owned by Market Technicians Association.

The indices referred to herein are used for comparative and informational purposes only and have been selected because they are generally considered to be representative of certain markets. Comparisons to indices as benchmarks have limitations because indices have volatility and other material characteristics that may differ from the portfolio, investment or hedge to which they are compared. The providers of the indices referred to herein are not affiliated with Mellon, do not endorse, sponsor, sell or promote the investment strategies or products mentioned herein and they make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the products and strategies described herein.

Index Licensing

Standard & Poor's®, S&P®, S&P 500® Index, Standard & Poor's 500®, S&P 500 Low Volatility High Dividend Index®, S&P Small Cap 600® Index, S&P Mid Cap 400® Index, and S&P MLP Index are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P") and Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones") and have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and its affiliates and sublicensed for certain purposes by The Bank of New York Mellon (together with its affiliates and subsidiaries). The S&P 500® Index, S&P 500 Low Volatility High Dividend Index®, S&P Small Cap 600® Index, S&P Mid Cap 400® Index, and S&P MLP Index are products of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates, and have been licensed for use by The Bank of New York Mellon (together with its affiliates and subsidiaries). The Bank of New York Mellon's and/or the Firm's products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates and neither S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s).

Source Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated ("BofAML"), used with permission. BofAML PERMITS USE OF THE BofAML INDICES AND RELATED DATA ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, MAKES NO WARRANTIES REGARDING SAME, DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE SUITABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, AND/OR COMPLETENESS OF THE BofAML INDICES OR ANY DATA INCLUDED IN, RELATED TO, OR DERIVED THEREFROM, ASSUMES NO LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE FOREGOING, AND DOES NOT SPONSOR, ENDORSE, OR RECOMMEND, THE FIRM OR ANY OF ITS PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

The Dow Jones, Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Indexsm, Dow Jones U.S. Completion Total Stock Market Indexsm, Dow Jones Industrial Averagesm, and Dow Jones U.S. Select REIT Indexsm are products of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (“SPDJI”), and have been licensed for use by the Firm and The Bank of New York Mellon. Standard & Poor's® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P"); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones"); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by the Firm and/or The Bank of New York Mellon. The Bank of New York Mellon's and/or the Firm's products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the above-mentioned indexes.

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Russell Investments is the owner of the trademarks and copyrights relating to the Russell 1000® Index, the Russell 1000® Growth Index, the Russell 1000® Value Index, the Russell 2000® Index, the Russell 2000® Growth Index, the Russell 2000® Value Index, the Russell 2500TM Index, the Russell 3000® Index, the Russell Midcap® Growth Index, Russell Top 200 ® Value Index, and the Russell Midcap® Value Index.

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Source: MSCI. The MSCI data is comprised of a custom index calculated by MSCI for, and as requested by, the Firm. The MSCI data is for internal use only and may not be redistributed or used in connection with creating or offering any securities, financial products or indices. Neither MSCI nor any other third party involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating the MSCI data (the "MSCI Parties”) makes any express or implied warranties or representations with respect to such data (or the results to be obtained by the use thereof), and the MSCI Parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose with respect to such data. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any of the MSCI Parties have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.

Data provided is for informational purposes only and may not be used for any other purpose including as the basis for any other fund, derivative or financial product. The funds or securities referred to herein are not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such funds or securities or any index on which such funds or securities are based.

Nasdaq®, OMX®, Nasdaq-100®, and Nasdaq-100 Index®, are registered trademarks of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the "Corporations") and are licensed for use by the Firm. The Product(s) have not been passed on by the Corporations as to their legality or suitability. The Product(s) are not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT(S).

Source: FTSE International Limited ("FTSE") © FTSE 2019. "FTSE®" is a trade mark of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used by FTSE International Limited under licence. The trade names Fundamental Index® and RAFI® are registered trademarks of Research Affiliates, LLC. The FTSE RAFI® Index Series is calculated by FTSE in conjunction with Research Affiliates LLC. All intellectual property rights in the Index vest in FTSE. Neither FTSE nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the FTSE indices and / or FTSE ratings or underlying data. No further distribution of FTSE Data is permitted without FTSE's express written consent.

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