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Experts in Dividend Growth

Santa Barbara Asset Management is a high conviction equity manager that applies a consistent approach to seeking superior risk-adjusted returns from long-term investment in quality companies with the fundamentals to sustain future dividend growth.

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Position for Stability with High-Quality in an Uncertain Environment

Investors may face increased uncertainty as socio-political and economic factors develop. A long-term focus on well-run companies has historically provided competitive returns during periods of market declines and volatility.

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High-Quality Companies Relative Performance During Drawdown Periods

A Broad Investment Universe May Lead to Faster Dividend Growth

Setting rules that limit the investment universe to “mature” dividend growers or above market yielders may lead to fewer investment opportunities, reduced portfolio diversification* and may limit dividend growth.

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*Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against a loss.

Average 1-Year Trailing Dividend Growth Rate

An Economic Perspective on Dividends

An actively managed portfolio of high-quality companies with the fundamentals for sustainable dividend growth has the potential for higher long-term total return with lower risk. Insight into the historical performance and trends of the asset class: Corporate Outlook, Market Environment, Payout Ratio, Long-term view, Global View, Active Management.

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Santa Barbara Strategies

We seek to outperform the index while experiencing less volatility and provide better downside protection* through a broadly diversified portfolio that maintains high active share.

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*There is no assurance that downside protection will be achieved.

Risks and Other Important Considerations

This information should not be relied upon as investment advice, recommendations, offers or solicitation of any particular security, asset class, fund, strategy, or investment product. Investing entails risk, including the possible loss of principal. There can be no assurance that any investment or asset class will provide positive performance over any period of time. Dividend yield is one component of performance and should not be the only consideration for investment. Dividends are not guaranteed and will fluctuate. Equity investments such as large-cap stocks are subject to market risk or the risk of decline in response to adverse company news, industry developments, or a general economic decline. Investments in small- and mid-cap companies are subject to greater volatility. Non-U.S. investing presents additional risks such as the potential for adverse political, currency, economic, social or regulatory developments in a country including lack of liquidity, excessive taxation, and differing legal and accounting standards. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

The statements contained herein reflect the opinions of Santa Barbara Asset Management, LLC (“Santa Barbara”) as of the date written. Certain statements are forward looking and/or based on current expectations, projections, and information currently available to Santa Barbara. Such statements may or may not be accurate over the long-term. While we believe we have a reasonable basis for our comments and we have confidence in our opinions, actual results may differ from those we anticipate. We cannot assure future results and disclaim any obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Statistical data was taken from sources which we deem to be reliable, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

Santa Barbara Asset Management, LLC is a registered investment adviser and an affiliate of Nuveen Investments, Inc.

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*Santa Barbara Performance Results