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Certain important information regarding the investment funds described in this website is set out below. In addition, by accessing this website, you agree to the terms and conditions set out under “Terms and Conditions” below.

Stone Asset Management Limited, (“Stone”), is the manager of the Stone Funds. The Stone Funds are available through registered dealers across Canada.

For all Investment Funds
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Returns for time periods of more than one year are historical annual compounded total returns while returns for time periods of one year or less are cumulative figures and are not annualized. The payment of distributions and distribution breakdown is not guaranteed and may fluctuate. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

For Stone & Co. Flagship Money Market Fund
Stone & Co. Flagship Money Market Fund Canada was terminated effective November 7, 2014.

For Stone Agribusiness Fund
Stone Agribusiness Fund was terminated effective December 16, 2015.

For Series T8A of Stone & Co. Flagship Growth & Income Fund Canada
Stone & Co. Flagship Growth & Income Fund Canada Series A units were re-designated as Series T8A units on December 4, 2009. Series A units were launched November 1, 1995; SeriesT8A units were launched on December 4, 2009 The performance data shown for the 3, 5 and 10 year periods reflect the historical performance of Series A units up to September 1, 2007, and the performance of Series T8A units thereafter.

Distributions
The payment of distributions and distribution breakdown is not guaranteed and may fluctuate. The payment of distributions should not be confused with the fund’s performance, rate of return, or yield. If distributions paid by the fund are greater than the performance of the fund, then your original investment will shrink. Distributions paid as result of capital gains realized by a fund and income and dividends earned by a fund are taxable in your hands in the year they are paid. Your adjusted cost base will be reduced by the amount of any returns of capital. If your adjusted cost base goes below zero, then you will have to pay capital gains tax on the amount below zero.

Principal Risks Associated with Investment Funds
All investment funds carry the risk that the investment fund may decrease in value. The degree of risk varies depending on the investment objective and strategies of the fund. Before investing in any investment fund discuss with your financial advisor how it works with your other investments and your tolerance for risk. Please refer to the simplified prospectus for more information regarding the risks associated with each fund. The principal risks associated with the Stone Funds are as follows:

Stone & Co. Dividend Growth Class Canada – market risk relating to fluctuations in the stock market and equity risk relating to fluctuations in individual securities.

Stone & Co. Resource Plus Class – market risk relating to fluctuations in the stock market, equity risk relating to fluctuations in individual securities and sector risk associated with fluctuations in the resource sector.

Stone & Co. Flagship Growth & Income Fund Canada – market risk relating to fluctuations in the stock market, equity risk relating to fluctuations in individual securities, credit risk associated with investments in bonds and interest rate risk associated with fluctuations in interest rates.

Stone & Co. Flagship Stock Fund Canada – market risk relating to fluctuations in the stock market and equity risk relating to fluctuations in individual securities.

Stone & Co. Flagship Global Growth Fund – market risk relating to fluctuations in the stock market, equity risk relating to fluctuations in individual securities and foreign investment risk associated with investments in foreign companies.

Stone & Co. Growth Industries Fund – market risk relating to fluctuations in the stock market, equity risk relating to fluctuations in individual securities and small capitalization risk associated with fluctuations in small cap securities.

Stone & Co. EuroPlus Dividend Growth Fund – market risk relating to fluctuations in the stock market, equity risk relating to fluctuations in individual securities and foreign investment risk associated with investments in foreign companies.

Stone Flow-Through Limited Partnerships – include market risk relating to fluctuations in the stock market, equity risk relating to fluctuations in individual securities and sector risk associated with fluctuations in the resource sector.

Legal Notices

Stone Asset Management Limited, (“Stone”), the manager of the Stone Funds, (individually, a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”) issues a simplified prospectus or a prospectus containing important information on each Fund, including their investment objectives and strategies, purchase options, and applicable management fees and expenses. Please obtain a copy of the prospectus, read it carefully, and consult your financial advisor before investing in a Fund.

The information in this communication is subject to change without notice and Stone will not be held liable for any inaccuracies in the information provided. It is neither intended to provide a complete diversified investment program nor specific individual advice including, but not limited to, investment, financial, legal, accounting, or tax advice. Please contact your own personal advisor on your particular circumstances.

This communication does not constitute an offer or solicitation by anyone in the United States or any other jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is not authorized or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation. Prospective investors who are not resident in Canada should consult their advisor to determine if these Funds may be lawfully sold in their jurisdiction.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. The performance data provided assumes reinvestment of distributions only, and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns. There can be no assurance that the Fund will be able to maintain its net asset value per security at a constant amount and past performance may not be repeated.

As with any investment, there are risks to investing in mutual funds. There is no assurance that any Fund will achieve its investment objective, and its net asset value, yield, and investment return will fluctuate from time to time with market conditions. Investors may experience a gain or loss when they sell their units or shares in any mutual fund. Mutual funds are not guaranteed and are not covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer.

Terms & Conditions

By accessing and using this website, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions, which may be modified by us from time to time. Please ensure you read them and understand them. Each time you access this website, you will be deemed to have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions.

Third Party Links

Links to third-party websites are provided for convenience only. Stone accepts no liability for the content of those websites any damages and does not endorse the websites or any content contained therein.

Internet Email

E-mail over the internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be ensured. E-mail communication is not confidential, subject to possible interception or loss, and is also subject to possible alteration. Stone is not responsible for damages incurred in connection with an confidential information sent by you to Stone via the internet or by Stone to you at your request.

Copyright Policy

The contents of Stone’s website are protected by applicable copyright laws. Unauthorized downloading, re-transmission, storage in any medium, copying, redistribution, reproduction, or republication for any purpose is prohibited.

Limitation of Liability

Information provided in this website is not updated after the date that it was posted, and may be out-of-date. It should not be taken that the absence of a publication date indicates that information on this website is current. Stone assumes no responsibility to update any information on this website, does not guarantee that the information contained on this website is accurate and complete, and accepts no responsibility for any loss arising from any use of or reliance on the information contained herein. Stone will not be responsible for any damages direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive), in respect of the use of this website or the information contained on it.

Governing Law and Forum

This website and its terms are governed by the laws applicable in the Province of Ontario, Canada. All disputes arising from these terms must be resolved exclusively by the courts of the Province of Ontario.

Damages & Viruses

Stone shall not be responsible or liable for any damages incurred to computer equipment or other types of equipment used nor for viruses that may infect the former due to the access and use of this website or the downloading of any document or materials of this website.

Errors & Omissions

Stone may change or update the information contained in this website without notice including changes or modifications relative to the products described herein. This website may contain certain grammatical errors as well as technical discrepancies.

Security

Portions of the website are protected and can only be accessed via a User ID and password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the security of your User ID and password and for ensuring that others do not use them without your permission. You will be responsible for any wrongdoing or liability that results from the use of your User ID and password. Stone and its affiliates will not be responsible for any unauthorized access to the Website via your User ID and password. We are under no obligation to confirm the actual identity or authority of anyone using your User ID and password. Please contact us immediately upon learning that your User ID and password may have been stolen or wrongfully utilized.

Registered Trademarks

Registered trademarks include, but are not limited to: Stone Funds®, Stone Mutual Funds®, Stone & Co. Limited®, Stone Asset Management Limited®, SAM®, Pure Growth®, Pure Total Return®, Flagship Funds®, Growth Over Time®, and No Trees, No Rocks, No Gold®.

Use of Website

This communication is published by Stone. Any commentaries and information contained in this communication are provided as a general source of information and should not be considered personal investment advice. Information on this website is not intended to provide legal, accounting, investment or tax advice, and should not be relied upon in that regard.

Non-Canadian Investors

The securities described on this website may legally be sold in Canada. None of the securities described on this website have been registered or qualified for sale under the laws of any foreign jurisdiction and in particular, such securities have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933.This site should not be considered an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities to any United States Person (as defined for the purposes of the United States Securities Act of 1933) or in any other jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is unlawful. Financial products described on this website will not be sold to any person residing outside Canada unless such sales are permitted under the law of their jurisdiction. Any investor or prospective investor should contact his or her legal or financial advisor for further details.

Fund Commentaries

Fund commentaries are provided by the portfolio advisor or sub-advisor responsible for the management of the Fund’s investment portfolio, as specified in the Fund’s prospectus (“portfolio manager”). Unless otherwise stated, the source for data cited in any commentary is the portfolio manager.

Nothing in any commentary should be considered a recommendation to buy or sell a particular security. Any specific securities discussed are intended as an illustration of the portfolio manager’s security selection process. The Fund may sell these securities at any time, or purchase securities that have previously been sold. The securities may increase or decrease in value after the date hereof, and the Fund may accordingly gain or lose money on the investment in the securities. The statements by the portfolio managers in their commentaries are intended to illustrate their approach in managing the funds, do not necessarily reflect the views of Stone and should not be relied upon for any other purpose.

Any statement contained in a commentary that pertains to the future presents the portfolio manager’s current view regarding future events, and is included for the purpose of illustrating the portfolio manager’s investment strategy, current beliefs and positioning of the portfolio. Actual future events may differ from these views. Neither Stone nor the portfolio manager undertakes any obligation to update this information.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information contained in this website may include estimates, projections and other “forward-looking statements”, which are generally expressed in the future tense, or using words such as “expect”, “anticipate”, “believe” or “may”, whether or not they are expressly identified as forward looking statements. Any such statements pertaining to our investment products were based on assumptions that we believed to be reasonable at the time, but which may prove to be incorrect. As a result, any forward looking statements may prove to be incorrect and actual performance may differ materially from that predicted in any forward looking statements. Stone assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements.