Proxy Statement FAQs Regarding Voting

How do I vote?

To vote by Internet

  1. Read the Proxy Statement and have the proxy card at hand. You should have received the proxy card in the mail.
  2. Visit www.proxyvote.com or scan the QR Barcode in the top right hand corner of your proxy card.
  3. Follow the instructions provided on the website.

To vote by Telephone

  1. Read the Proxy Statement and have the proxy card at hand. You should have received the proxy card in the mail.
  2. Call 1-800-690-6903
  3. Follow the instructions.

To vote by Mail

  1. Read the Proxy Statement and have the proxy card at hand. You should have received the proxy card in the mail.
  2. Check the appropriate box on the proxy card. You should have received the proxy card in the mail.
  3. Sign and date the proxy card.
  4. Return the proxy card in the envelope provided.

To vote In-Person

Attend the special meeting of Heartland Funds shareholders to be held on April 5, 2022 and vote in person. To obtain directions to attend the Meeting, please call (414) 347-7777. 
 

How do I get additional copies of the proxy materials?

Additional copies of the Proxy Statement or the proxy card, including your QR code, can be emailed or sent to you via direct mail. These materials will be free of charge and delivered to you promptly.

To coordinate delivery of these materials, please contact the Shareholder Services Team via email or call 800-432-7856.


Where is my control number? 

Your control number can be found on your proxy card if you are a direct owner or on your Voting Instruction Form if you hold your shares through a broker/financial advisor. You can contact your broker/financial advisor, and they can arrange to have a new Voting Instruction Form sent to you. 


How do I get copies of the Funds’ shareholder reports, prospectus or SAI?

You may obtain either Fund’s shareholder reports, prospectus or SAI by visiting the Heartland Funds’ website at heartlandadvisors.com

We can also mail or email you copies of the most recent shareholder report or current prospectus and SAI. These materials will be free of charge and delivered to you promptly.

To coordinate delivery of these materials, please contact the Shareholder Services Team via email or call 800-432-7856.


Will I continue to get contacted to vote on the proposals?

If you vote now, we will no longer contact you. If you wait to vote or don’t vote and the New Advisory Agreement has not been approved, we will continue to contact you.


How do I know that I am not being scammed?

If you would like to speak to a representative at Heartland Advisors to confirm that this is not a scam, please call Heartland Advisors at 414-347-7777.

Additional Information

Who to Contact with Questions

Contact the Shareholder Services Team at 800-432-7856, or send an email. The Team is available 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday to Friday.

 

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An investor should consider the Funds’ investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing or sending money. This and other important information may be found in the Funds' prospectus. To obtain a prospectus, please call 800-432-7856 or visit heartlandadvisors.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

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