The Growth Fund and the stocks and markets in which it
invests are subject to general risks that include unforeseen events such as
pandemics, volatility and instability, periods of cyclical change and decline,
that investors may at times avoid investments in equity securities, and that
the investment adviser may select investments for the Fund that do not perform
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Recent performance may have been negative.
1 Lipper ranks are based on total return. Lipper Inc., A Refinitiv Company, is a nationally recognized organization that measures the performance of mutual funds within a universe of funds that have similar investment objectives. Returns are historical with capital gains and dividends reinvested.
2 The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. ©Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
a The Fund has adopted a Rule 12b-1 plan, as amended, (the
“Plan”) that authorizes payments by the Fund in connection with the
distribution and other fees and costs for the sale and distribution of its Investor Class shares and for services provided to its Investor Class shareholders at an annual rate, as
determined from time-to-time by the Board of Trustees, of up to 0.25% of the
Fund's average daily net assets attributable to Investor Class shares. The Plan states that while the maximum 12b-1
Fee rate remains limited to 0.25% per annum of the Fund's average daily net
assets attributable to Investor Class shares, the Fund may be charged a lower rate from time to time upon approval by
the Board of Trustees. Pursuant to the Plan, the Board of Trustees has
determined to cause the Fund to accrue 12b-1 Fees at a rate of 0.25% per annum
of the average daily net assets attributable to Investor Class shares of the Fund, until such time as the Board of
Trustees authorizes a different rate (not exceeding 0.25% per annum). As these
fees are paid out of the Fund's assets on an ongoing basis, over time these
fees will increase the cost of your investment in Investor Class shares and reduce your investment
returns. Institutional Class shares of the Fund are not subject to a 12b-1 fee.
b These expenses include
custodian, transfer agency and administration fees, certain payments to
financial services agents for non-distribution expenses, acquired fund fees and
expenses, and other customary mutual fund expenses. Acquired fund fees and
expenses are those expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund as a result of
acquiring investments in shares of one or more other investment companies, and would be stated in a separate line item in the
table if they exceeded 0.01% per annum. "Other Expenses" for Institutional Class shares have been estimated to reflect expenses expected to be incurred during the first fiscal year.
c The Adviser has entered into a written expense
limitation and fee waiver agreement under which it has agreed to limit the
total expenses of the Growth Fund (excluding taxes, interest, acquired fund
fees and expenses, litigation, extraordinary expenses, and brokerage and other
transaction expenses relating to the purchase or sale of portfolio investments)
to an annual rate of 1.45% of the Fund's average net assets attributable to Investor Class shares until January 31, 2023. This expense
limitation and fee waiver agreement may be terminated by the Adviser at any
time after January 31, 2023 upon 15 days prior notice to the Fund and its administrator, provided that no
such modification will be made in a manner inconsistent with the terms of
the current prospectus. The Adviser has written expense limitation and fee waiver agreement under which it has agreed to limit the total expenses of the Institutional Class of the Fund (excluding taxes, interest, acquired fund fees and expenses, litigation, extraordinary expenses, and brokerage and other transaction expenses relating to the purchase or sale of portfolio investments) to an annual rate of 1.20% of the Fund's average net assets attributable to Institutional Class shares until January 31, 2023. It may be terminated by the investment adviser at any time after January 31, 2023, upon 15 days prior notice to the Fund and its administrator. The Adviser may recoup from the Fund fees previously
waived or expenses previously reimbursed by the Adviser with respect to the Fund pursuant to this
agreement (or a previous expense limitation agreement) if: (1) such recoupment
by the Adviser does not cause the Fund, at the time of recoupment, to exceed
the lesser of (a) the expense limitation in effect at the time the relevant
amount was waived and/or reimbursed, or (b) the expense limitation in effect at
the time of the proposed recoupment, and (2) the recoupment is made within
three years after the fiscal year end date as of which the amount to be waived
or reimbursed was determined and the waiver or reimbursement occurred.