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William Blair makes no representations that this website or any contents contained on it are appropriate or available for use in any jurisdiction. This information is not intended to be published or made available to any person in any jurisdiction where doing so would result in contravention of any laws or regulations applicable to the user. The SICAV Fund is currently registered for marketing in: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Singapore (Restricted Scheme), Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Therefore the SICAV Fund is either not registered to be marketed in your jurisdiction or may only be marketed or offered to professional investors in your jurisdiction.

This website is not intended to be published or made available to any person in any jurisdiction where doing so would result in contravention of any laws or regulations applicable to the recipient. This website shall constitute a marketing communication only in the countries in which the Fund has been registered for public offering. In any other countries, laws and regulations may restrict the access to the present website. The access to the present website is not to be considered as marketing communication or as the marketing of the shares of the Fund if such access to such information and documentation through a website would be unlawful. People from countries where these investments are prohibited are invited to exit the website.

More particularly, this site is NOT intended for citizens or residents of the United States of America or for any “US Persons” as this term is defined in SEC Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933. The definition of this term is set forth in the legal terms and conditions of our web site. The investment products described on this web site are not registered under the U.S. federal securities laws or any other relevant U.S. state laws. Consequently, no investment product may be offered or sold directly or indirectly in the United States of America (including in U.S. territories and possessions), to or to the benefit of residents and citizens of the United States of America and to “US Persons”. This restriction also applies to residents and citizens of the United States of America and “US Persons” who may view or access this web site while travelling or during a stay outside of the United States of America.

If you are a U.S. Person, go to www.williamblairfunds.com

The SICAV

The SICAV has appointed FundRock Management Company S.A., a “société anonyme”incorporated under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and having its registered office at 33, rue de Gasperich, L-5826 Hesperange as its management company (the “Management Company”).The Management Company is authorised and regulated by the Luxembourg Supervisory Authority of the Financial Sector (the “CSSF”) as the management company of UCITS (defined below) under the EU directive 2009/65/EC, as amended.

The Management Company has been appointed as the management company of WILLIAM BLAIR SICAV, a “société d’investissement à capital variable”, incorporated under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg having its registered office at 31, Z.A.I. Bourmicht, Bertrange, registered in the R.C.S. Luxembourg under number98806 and approved by the CSSF as an undertaking for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) in accordance with the EU directive 2009/65/EC, as amended (the “Fund”).

The Management Company has appointed WILLIAM BLAIR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC, having its registered office at 150 North Riverside Plaza Chicago, IL 60606-1598, USA (“William Blair Group”) as the investment manager for the Fund (the “Investment Manager”). The Articles of Incorporation, the Prospectus, the Key Investor Information Documents (KIID), the Annual and Half-yearly Reports of the Fund and the Subscription Form are available free of charge in English and German from our website SICAV.williamblair.com or at the registered office of the Management Company (33, rue de Gasperich, L-5826 Hesperange, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg), at the registered office of the Fund (William Blair SICAV, 31, Z.A. Bourmicht, L-8070 Bertrange, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) or from the Swiss representative, First Independent Fund Services Limited, Klausstrasse 33, CH-8008 Zurich, and in German language at Marcard, Stein & Co., Ballindamm 36, 20095 Hamburg, Germany, and at Bank of Austria Creditanstalt AG, Am Hof 2, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

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This document has been produced for information purposes only and the views contained in it are not to be taken as advice or a recommendation to buy or sell any particular security or product. (Reliance upon information in the Site is at the sole discretion of the reader). The information contained on this site is believed to be accurate at the date of publication but no warranty of accuracy is given and the information may change without notice. Any opinions or estimates are a judgement as of the date of publication and are subject to change without notice. Furthermore, no responsibility is accepted for the accuracy of any information contained within sites provided by third parties that may have links to or from our pages.

This material is not intended to substitute a professional advice on investment in financial products and any investment or strategy mentioned herein may not be suitable for every investor. Before entering into any transaction each investor should consider the suitability of a transaction to his own situation and, the need be, obtain independent professional advice as to risks and consequences of any investment. William Blair will accept no liability for any direct or consequential loss, damages, costs or prejudices whatsoever arising from the use of this document or its contents.

Both past performance and yield may not be a reliable guide to future performance. The value of investments and income from them may fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Estimates of future returns or indications of past performance on the Site are for information purposes and should not be construed as a guarantee of future performance. Exchange rate changes may cause the value of underlying overseas investments to go down as well as up. The level of tax benefits and liabilities will depend on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. Investments in emerging countries include special considerations and risks such as currency fluctuation, limited liquidity and political and social uncertainties.

This document is the property of William Blair and is not intended for distribution or dissemination, directly or indirectly, to any other persons than those to which it has been addressed exclusively for their personal use. It is being supplied to you solely for your information and may not be reproduced, modified, forwarded to any other person or published, in whole or in part, for any purpose without the prior written consent of William Blair.

Copyright © 2020 William Blair & Company, L.L.C. “William Blair” is a registered trademark of William Blair & Company, L.L.C. No part of this material may be reproduced in any form, or referred to in any other publication, without express written consent.

This content is for informational and educational purposes only and not intended as investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Investment advice and recommendations can be provided only after careful consideration of an investor’s objectives, guidelines, and restrictions.

Information and opinions expressed are those of the authors and may not reflect the opinions of other investment teams within William Blair Investment Management, LLC, or affiliates. Factual information has been taken from sources we believe to be reliable, but its accuracy, completeness or interpretation cannot be guaranteed. Information is current as of the date appearing in this material only and subject to change without notice. Statements concerning financial market trends are based on current market conditions, which will fluctuate. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections, and other forward-looking statements. Due to a variety of factors, actual events may differ significantly from those presented.

Investing involves risks, including the possible loss of principal. Equity securities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic, and industry conditions. The securities of smaller companies may be more volatile and less liquid than securities of larger companies. Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations, and economic and political risks. These risks may be enhanced in emerging markets. Different investment styles may shift in and out of favor depending on market conditions. Individual securities may not perform as expected or a strategy used by the Adviser may fail to produce its intended result.

Investing in the bond market is subject to certain risks including market, interest rate, issuer, credit, and inflation risk. Rising interest rates generally cause bond prices to fall. High-yield, lower-rated, securities involve greater risk than higher-rated securities. Sovereign debt securities are subject to the risk that an entity may delay or refuse to pay interest or principal on its sovereign debt because of cash flow problems, insufficient foreign reserves, or political or other considerations. Derivatives may involve certain risks such as counterparty, liquidity, interest rate, market, credit, management, and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous. Diversification does not ensure against loss. The inclusion of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors beyond traditional financial information in the selection of securities could result in a strategy's performance deviating from other strategies or benchmarks, depending on whether such factors are in or out of favor. ESG analysis may rely on certain values based criteria to eliminate exposures found in similar strategies or benchmarks, which could result in performance deviating.

Collective Investment Trusts (CITs) are available to qualified retirement plans. For non-U.S. citizens or residents, William Blair offers a series of Luxembourg-domiciled SICAV products.

There can be no assurance that investment objectives will be met. Any investment or strategy mentioned herein may not be appropriate for every investor. References to specific companies are for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Past performance is not indicative of future returns.

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