FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS:This document contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this document, the words “believe”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate”, “project”, “should”, “would”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of important factors, risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause the actual results to be materially different from those reflected in such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: legal or regulatory proceedings or other matters that affect the timing or ability to complete the proposed merger as contemplated or affect the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to consummation of the proposed merger; the possibility of disruption to our business from the proposed merger including increased costs and diversion of management time and resources, making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships, including relationships with clients; the inability to retain key personnel in advance of completion of the proposed merger; contractual risks including termination of client contracts or non-performance of vendor contracts; developments beyond the companies’ control, including but not limited to changes in domestic or global economic conditions; the risk that the proposed merger is not completed; and other financial, operational and legal risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Artio Global’s cautionary statements in its filings with the SEC, such as Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Reports on Form 10-K. Investors and security holders are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this document. Artio Global does not undertake any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document. For more information, see Artio Global’s filings with the SEC.