"Neuberger Berman's mission is to help our clients meet their unique investment objectives," said Jason Ainsworth, Managing Director and Head of Advisor Solutions Group for Neuberger Berman. "We believe the NML offering provides our financial advisor partners with another solution in advising their clients."About Neuberger Berman Neuberger Berman is a private, independent, employee-controlled investment manager. It partners with institutions, advisors and individuals throughout the world to customize solutions that address their needs for income, growth and capital preservation. With more than 1,700 professionals focused exclusively on asset management, it offers an investment culture of independent thinking. Founded in 1939, the company provides solutions across equities, fixed income, hedge funds and private equity, and had $205 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012. For more information, please visit our website at www.nb.com. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction. An offer will be made only by means of the prospectus. An investor should carefully read the Fund's prospectus, which includes a discussion of investment objectives, risk factors, fees and expenses, before investing. A copy of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from the Fund at 877.628.2583, or contact your financial advisor. Certain statements in this press release, such as those related to the use of leverage constitute forward-looking statements, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of the Fund, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Among other risks and uncertainties are the ability to successfully use leverage and the possibility that costs associated with the leverage are higher than expected. As a result, no assurance can be given as to future results, levels of activity, including the level of leverage, performance or achievements, and neither the Fund nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such statements in the future.