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Please note: the directions to invest in our funds on this page apply only to the following Aberdeen Funds:

  • Aberdeen Asia Bond Fund
  • Aberdeen Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) Equity Fund
  • Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Smaller Companies Fund
  • Aberdeen China Opportunities Fund
  • Aberdeen Core Fixed Income Fund
  • Aberdeen Diversified Alternatives Fund
  • Aberdeen Diversified Income Fund
  • Aberdeen Dynamic Allocation Fund
  • Aberdeen Emerging Markets Debt Fund
  • Aberdeen Emerging Markets Debt Local Currency Fund
  • Aberdeen Emerging Markets Fund *
  • Aberdeen Equity Long-Short Fund
  • Aberdeen European Equity Fund
  • Aberdeen Global Equity Fund
  • Aberdeen Global Fixed Income Fund
  • Aberdeen Global Natural Resources Fund
  • Aberdeen Global Small Cap Fund
  • Aberdeen High Yield Fund
  • Aberdeen International Equity Fund
  • Aberdeen Latin American Equity Fund
  • Aberdeen Small Cap Fund
  • Aberdeen Tax-Free Income Fund
  • Aberdeen Ultra-Short Duration Bond Fund
  • Aberdeen U.S. Equity Fund

To invest in the former Artio Funds, please visit our Aberdeen Investment  Funds account applications page.

 

How to Invest

You may qualify for a reduction or waiver of sales charges on the offering price. To receive the reduced or waived sales charge, you must inform Customer Service or your broker or other intermediary at the time of your purchase that you qualify for such a reduction or waiver. If you do not inform Customer Service or your intermediary that you are eligible for a reduced or waived sales charge, you may not receive the discount or waiver that you are entitled to.

You may have to produce evidence that you qualify for a reduced sales charge or waiver before you will receive it. Please refer to your prospectus for additional information on reduced or waived sales charges.

Class A Shares

Class A shares may be most appropriate for investors who want lower fund expenses or those who qualify for reduced front-end sales charges or a waiver of sales charges.

Front-End Sales Charges for Class A Shares (of Funds other than the Fixed-Income Series)

Amount of PurchaseSales Charge as % ofDealer
Commission as
% of Offering
Price
Offering
Price
Amount Invested
(approximately)
Less than $50,0005.75%6.10%5.00%
$50,000 up to $100,0004.754.994.00
$100,000 up to $250,0003.503.633.00
$250,000 up to $500,0002.502.562.00
$500,000 up to $1 million2.002.041.75
$1 million or moreNoneNoneNone*
*Dealer may be eligible for a finders fee as described in “Purchasing Class A Shares without a Sales Charge” below.

Front-End Sales Charges for Class A Shares of the Fixed-Income Series

Amount of PurchaseSales Charge as % ofDealer
Commission as
% of Offering
Price
Offering
Price
Amount Invested
(approximately)
Less than $100,0004.25%4.44%3.75%
$100,000 up to $250,0003.503.633.00
$250,000 up to $500,0002.502.562.00
$500,000 up to $1 million2.002.041.75
$1 million or moreNoneNoneNone*
*Dealer may be eligible for a finders fee as described in “Purchasing Class A Shares without a Sales Charge” below.

Contingent Deferred Sales Charge on Certain Redemptions of Class A Shares

Funds PurchasedAmount of Purchase
$1 Million up to $4 Million$4 Million up to $25 Million$25 Million or More
Aberdeen International Equity Fund, Aberdeen U.S. Equity Fund, Aberdeen Global Equity Fund, Aberdeen Equity Long-Short Fund, Aberdeen China Opportunities Fund, Aberdeen Natural Resources Fund, Aberdeen Emerging Markets Fund, Aberdeen Global Small Cap Fund and Asset Allocations Funds1.00%0.50%0.25%
Aberdeen Small Cap Fund0.50%0.50%0.25%
Aberdeen Core Income Fund, Aberdeen Global Fixed Income Fund, Aberdeen Tax-Free Income Fund0.75%0.50%0.25%
A shareholder may be subject to a CDSC if he or she redeems Class A shares within 18 months of the date of purchase. Any CDSC is based on the original purchase price or the current market value of the shares being redeemed, whichever is less. If you redeem a portion of your shares, shares that are not subject to a CDSC are redeemed first, followed by shares that you have owned the longest. This minimizes the CDSC you pay. Please see "Waiver of Contingent Deferred Sales Charges-Class A and Class C Shares" in the fund's prospectus for a list of situations where a CDSC is not charged. If you purchase more than one Aberdeen Fund and subsequently redeem those shares, the amount of the CDSC is based on the specific combination of Aberdeen Funds purchased and is proportional to the amount you redeem from each Aberdeen Fund.

CLASS C SHARES

Class C shares may be appropriate if you are uncertain how long you will hold your shares. If you redeem your Class C shares within the first year after you purchase them you must pay a CDSC of 1%.
For Class C shares, the CDSC is based on the original purchase price or the current market value of the shares being redeemed, whichever is less.

If you redeem a portion of your shares, shares that are not subject to a CDSC are redeemed first, followed by shares that you have owned the longest. This minimizes the CDSC that you pay. See "Waiver of Contingent Deferred Sales Charges-Class A and Class C Shares" in the fund's prospectus for a list of situations where a CDSC is not charged.

The Fund’s distributor or Adviser may compensate broker-dealers and financial intermediaries for sales of Class C shares from its own resources at the rate upto 1.00% of sales of Class C shares.

* Effective February 22, 2013, the Fund is closed to new investors except in limited circumstances. For further information, please see the “Investing with Aberdeen Funds – Fund Closure” section of the prospectus beginning on page 177 of the statutory prospectus