Heartland Funds Introduces Institutional Class Shares for the International Value Fund

Heartland International Value Fund Portfolio Management TeamMilwaukee—May 1, 2017—Heartland Funds announced today the launch of institutional class shares for the Heartland International Value Fund effective May 1, 2017. Institutional class shares (HNNVX) will be available to all investors in the Fund with a minimum investment of $500,000.

These shares will be offered as a no-load share class and will not be subject to a 12b-1 fee, a feature designed in keeping with the Firm’s history of offering competitive expense ratios across the Heartland Funds lineup. Each of the other funds in the Heartland family of value investment focused mutual funds also offers an institutional share class. 

“We believe the new share class is consistent with being a cost-effective partner for our clients,” Will Nasgovitz, CEO of Heartland Funds said. “Institutional investors continue to show an appetite for international stocks. This new share class enables us to meet their needs while also remaining committed to serving our direct shareholder community with the existing share class.”

Those interested in learning more about this new share class are encouraged to contact Shareholder Services at 800-432-7856 for additional information and to request a copy of the prospectus.

About Heartland

Established in 1983, Heartland Advisors, Inc. is an independently owned equity value investment manager based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of March 31, 2017, the Firm managed approximately $1.8 billion. The Heartland family of value-driven, actively managed portfolios includes distinct U.S. and international strategies, offered through five mutual funds and four separately managed accounts. Learn more at heartlandadvisors.com.

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