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  • Research - Governance and stewardship
    worms or other harmful components AAM is not responsible for the content accuracy timeliness and or continued availability of information hosted on external unaffiliated websites which may be linked from the AAM website Copyright of this material is owned by AAM It may be printed or downloaded for personal use only AAM expressly prohibits the dissemination reproduction or transmission of any of the contents of this site in any form other than for personal use CANADIAN RESIDENTS General The purpose of this website is to provide general information about the Canadian registered investment advisers which are part of the Aberdeen Group and the US registered funds and trusts which they manage or sub advise It is not intended as an advertisement or an invitation to buy or an offer to sell securities Past performance is not indicative of future results and there can be no guarantee as to the accuracy of market forecasts Opinions estimates and forecasts may be changed without notice This material is not an offer or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities including shares of any investment company unless preceded or accompanied by a prospectus The views and opinions expressed are provided for general information only and do not constitute specific tax legal or investment advice to or recommendations for any person We suggest that you consult your financial or tax advisor accountant or attorney with regard to your specific situation All information contained in this website is provided in good faith and is believed to be accurate and reliable at the time of compilation The information in this website is subject to applicable statutes and regulations and is provided as is and on an as available basis without warranties of any kind Aberdeen does not warrant that the information on the Aberdeen website will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information software or other material accessible from or related to the Aberdeen website is free of viruses worms or other harmful components No Financial Advice This site does not provide financial or investment advice and does not take into account the particular financial circumstances of individual investors Before investing investors should seek their own professional advice Copyright Copyright of this material is owned by Aberdeen It may be printed or downloaded for personal use only Aberdeen expressly prohibits the dissemination reproduction or transmission of any of the contents of this site in any form other than for personal use The information contained in this website does not constitute an offer of or an invitation to apply for securities in any jurisdiction where such an offer or invitation is unlawful or in which the person making such an offer is not qualified to do so We accept no responsibility for the content of any external websites Welcome to Aberdeen Please select your region Asia Australia Europe Americas Africa Australia and New Zealand Malaysia Singapore 新加坡 China 中国 台灣 Taiwan Hong Kong 香港 Thailand ประเทศไทย 日本 Japan Indonesia Korea 대한민국 Belgique Malta Czech

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  • Financial literacy
    or other harmful components AAM is not responsible for the content accuracy timeliness and or continued availability of information hosted on external unaffiliated websites which may be linked from the AAM website Copyright of this material is owned by AAM It may be printed or downloaded for personal use only AAM expressly prohibits the dissemination reproduction or transmission of any of the contents of this site in any form other than for personal use CANADIAN RESIDENTS General The purpose of this website is to provide general information about the Canadian registered investment advisers which are part of the Aberdeen Group and the US registered funds and trusts which they manage or sub advise It is not intended as an advertisement or an invitation to buy or an offer to sell securities Past performance is not indicative of future results and there can be no guarantee as to the accuracy of market forecasts Opinions estimates and forecasts may be changed without notice This material is not an offer or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities including shares of any investment company unless preceded or accompanied by a prospectus The views and opinions expressed are provided for general information only and do not constitute specific tax legal or investment advice to or recommendations for any person We suggest that you consult your financial or tax advisor accountant or attorney with regard to your specific situation All information contained in this website is provided in good faith and is believed to be accurate and reliable at the time of compilation The information in this website is subject to applicable statutes and regulations and is provided as is and on an as available basis without warranties of any kind Aberdeen does not warrant that the information on the Aberdeen website will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information software or other material accessible from or related to the Aberdeen website is free of viruses worms or other harmful components No Financial Advice This site does not provide financial or investment advice and does not take into account the particular financial circumstances of individual investors Before investing investors should seek their own professional advice Copyright Copyright of this material is owned by Aberdeen It may be printed or downloaded for personal use only Aberdeen expressly prohibits the dissemination reproduction or transmission of any of the contents of this site in any form other than for personal use The information contained in this website does not constitute an offer of or an invitation to apply for securities in any jurisdiction where such an offer or invitation is unlawful or in which the person making such an offer is not qualified to do so We accept no responsibility for the content of any external websites Welcome to Aberdeen Please select your region Asia Australia Europe Americas Africa Australia and New Zealand Malaysia Singapore 新加坡 China 中国 台灣 Taiwan Hong Kong 香港 Thailand ประเทศไทย 日本 Japan Indonesia Korea 대한민국 Belgique Malta Czech Republic

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  • from or related to the AAM website is free of viruses worms or other harmful components AAM is not responsible for the content accuracy timeliness and or continued availability of information hosted on external unaffiliated websites which may be linked from the AAM website Copyright of this material is owned by AAM It may be printed or downloaded for personal use only AAM expressly prohibits the dissemination reproduction or transmission of any of the contents of this site in any form other than for personal use CANADIAN RESIDENTS General The purpose of this website is to provide general information about the Canadian registered investment advisers which are part of the Aberdeen Group and the US registered funds and trusts which they manage or sub advise It is not intended as an advertisement or an invitation to buy or an offer to sell securities Past performance is not indicative of future results and there can be no guarantee as to the accuracy of market forecasts Opinions estimates and forecasts may be changed without notice This material is not an offer or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities including shares of any investment company unless preceded or accompanied by a prospectus The views and opinions expressed are provided for general information only and do not constitute specific tax legal or investment advice to or recommendations for any person We suggest that you consult your financial or tax advisor accountant or attorney with regard to your specific situation All information contained in this website is provided in good faith and is believed to be accurate and reliable at the time of compilation The information in this website is subject to applicable statutes and regulations and is provided as is and on an as available basis without warranties of any kind Aberdeen does not warrant that the information on the Aberdeen website will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information software or other material accessible from or related to the Aberdeen website is free of viruses worms or other harmful components No Financial Advice This site does not provide financial or investment advice and does not take into account the particular financial circumstances of individual investors Before investing investors should seek their own professional advice Copyright Copyright of this material is owned by Aberdeen It may be printed or downloaded for personal use only Aberdeen expressly prohibits the dissemination reproduction or transmission of any of the contents of this site in any form other than for personal use The information contained in this website does not constitute an offer of or an invitation to apply for securities in any jurisdiction where such an offer or invitation is unlawful or in which the person making such an offer is not qualified to do so We accept no responsibility for the content of any external websites Welcome to Aberdeen Please select your region Asia Australia Europe Americas Africa Australia and New Zealand Malaysia Singapore 新加坡 China 中国 台灣 Taiwan Hong Kong

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  • Daily prices & NAV
    of the Aberdeen Group Aberdeen Asset Management is the marketing name in Canada for Aberdeen Asset Management Inc and Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited collectively AAM This information does not constitute or form part of any offer for sale or solicitation of any offer to buy or subscribe for any securities nor shall it or any part of it form the basis of or be relied on in connection with or act as any inducement to enter into any contract or commitment whatsoever The information presented in this document does not constitute investment advice The underlying entities of AAM are not holding themselves out as engaging in the business of advising others as to the investing in or the buying or selling of securities AAM is not in the business of advising others as to the investing in or the buying or selling of securities except in those provinces and territories in Canada in which they are duly registered as an advisor or in which they are entitled to rely on an exemption AAM may not be registered in all provinces and territories of Canada Some of the information in this document may contain projections or other forward looking statements regarding future events or future financial performance of countries markets or companies These statements are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially The reader must make his her own assessment of the relevance accuracy and adequacy of the information contained in this document and make such independent investigations as he she may consider necessary or appropriate for the purpose of such assessment In considering the any prior performance information contained herein potential investors should bear in mind that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results and there can be no assurance that AAM will achieve comparable results Any opinion or estimate contained in this document is made on a general basis and is not to be relied on by the reader as advice Neither AAM nor any of its agents have given any consideration to nor have they made any investigation of the investment objectives financial situation or particular need of the reader any specific person or group of persons Accordingly no warranty whatsoever is given and no liability whatsoever is accepted for any loss arising whether directly or indirectly as a result of the reader any person or group of persons acting on any information opinion or estimate contained in this document AAM reserves the right to make changes and corrections to its opinions expressed in this document at any time without notice Welcome to Aberdeen Please select your region Asia Australia Europe Americas Africa Australia and New Zealand Malaysia Singapore 新加坡 China 中国 台灣 Taiwan Hong Kong 香港 Thailand ประเทศไทย 日本 Japan Indonesia Korea 대한민국 Belgique Malta Czech Republic Danmark EN Nederland EN Deutschland Norge EN España Österreich France Schweiz EN FR Ireland Suomi EN Italia Sverige EN Jersey United Kingdom Luxembourg Private Wealth Management Magyarország Canada FR United States Brasil EN International

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  • Announcements
    cookies for these limited purposes only Past performance does not guarantee future results The purpose of this website is to provide general information about the Canadian registered investment advisers which are part of the Aberdeen Group Aberdeen Asset Management is the marketing name in Canada for Aberdeen Asset Management Inc and Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited collectively AAM This information does not constitute or form part of any offer for sale or solicitation of any offer to buy or subscribe for any securities nor shall it or any part of it form the basis of or be relied on in connection with or act as any inducement to enter into any contract or commitment whatsoever The information presented in this document does not constitute investment advice The underlying entities of AAM are not holding themselves out as engaging in the business of advising others as to the investing in or the buying or selling of securities AAM is not in the business of advising others as to the investing in or the buying or selling of securities except in those provinces and territories in Canada in which they are duly registered as an advisor or in which they are entitled to rely on an exemption AAM may not be registered in all provinces and territories of Canada Some of the information in this document may contain projections or other forward looking statements regarding future events or future financial performance of countries markets or companies These statements are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially The reader must make his her own assessment of the relevance accuracy and adequacy of the information contained in this document and make such independent investigations as he she may consider necessary or appropriate for the purpose of such assessment In considering the any prior performance information contained herein potential investors should bear in mind that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results and there can be no assurance that AAM will achieve comparable results Any opinion or estimate contained in this document is made on a general basis and is not to be relied on by the reader as advice Neither AAM nor any of its agents have given any consideration to nor have they made any investigation of the investment objectives financial situation or particular need of the reader any specific person or group of persons Accordingly no warranty whatsoever is given and no liability whatsoever is accepted for any loss arising whether directly or indirectly as a result of the reader any person or group of persons acting on any information opinion or estimate contained in this document AAM reserves the right to make changes and corrections to its opinions expressed in this document at any time without notice Welcome to Aberdeen Please select your region Asia Australia Europe Americas Africa Australia and New Zealand Malaysia Singapore 新加坡 China 中国 台灣 Taiwan Hong Kong 香港 Thailand ประเทศไทย 日本 Japan Indonesia Korea 대한민국 Belgique Malta Czech Republic Danmark EN

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  • Literature
    purposes only Past performance does not guarantee future results The purpose of this website is to provide general information about the Canadian registered investment advisers which are part of the Aberdeen Group Aberdeen Asset Management is the marketing name in Canada for Aberdeen Asset Management Inc and Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited collectively AAM This information does not constitute or form part of any offer for sale or solicitation of any offer to buy or subscribe for any securities nor shall it or any part of it form the basis of or be relied on in connection with or act as any inducement to enter into any contract or commitment whatsoever The information presented in this document does not constitute investment advice The underlying entities of AAM are not holding themselves out as engaging in the business of advising others as to the investing in or the buying or selling of securities AAM is not in the business of advising others as to the investing in or the buying or selling of securities except in those provinces and territories in Canada in which they are duly registered as an advisor or in which they are entitled to rely on an exemption AAM may not be registered in all provinces and territories of Canada Some of the information in this document may contain projections or other forward looking statements regarding future events or future financial performance of countries markets or companies These statements are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially The reader must make his her own assessment of the relevance accuracy and adequacy of the information contained in this document and make such independent investigations as he she may consider necessary or appropriate for the purpose of such assessment In considering the any prior performance information contained herein potential investors should bear in mind that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results and there can be no assurance that AAM will achieve comparable results Any opinion or estimate contained in this document is made on a general basis and is not to be relied on by the reader as advice Neither AAM nor any of its agents have given any consideration to nor have they made any investigation of the investment objectives financial situation or particular need of the reader any specific person or group of persons Accordingly no warranty whatsoever is given and no liability whatsoever is accepted for any loss arising whether directly or indirectly as a result of the reader any person or group of persons acting on any information opinion or estimate contained in this document AAM reserves the right to make changes and corrections to its opinions expressed in this document at any time without notice Welcome to Aberdeen Please select your region Asia Australia Europe Americas Africa Australia and New Zealand Malaysia Singapore 新加坡 China 中国 台灣 Taiwan Hong Kong 香港 Thailand ประเทศไทย 日本 Japan Indonesia Korea 대한민국 Belgique Malta Czech Republic Danmark EN Nederland EN Deutschland Norge

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  • Tax Information
    third parties to enhance the functionality of the web site to enable the Group to monitor usage and to assist with future communications By continuing to use this site users will be deemed to have accepted this policy and the use of cookies for these limited purposes only Past performance does not guarantee future results The purpose of this website is to provide general information about the Canadian registered investment advisers which are part of the Aberdeen Group Aberdeen Asset Management is the marketing name in Canada for Aberdeen Asset Management Inc and Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited collectively AAM This information does not constitute or form part of any offer for sale or solicitation of any offer to buy or subscribe for any securities nor shall it or any part of it form the basis of or be relied on in connection with or act as any inducement to enter into any contract or commitment whatsoever The information presented in this document does not constitute investment advice The underlying entities of AAM are not holding themselves out as engaging in the business of advising others as to the investing in or the buying or selling of securities AAM is not in the business of advising others as to the investing in or the buying or selling of securities except in those provinces and territories in Canada in which they are duly registered as an advisor or in which they are entitled to rely on an exemption AAM may not be registered in all provinces and territories of Canada Some of the information in this document may contain projections or other forward looking statements regarding future events or future financial performance of countries markets or companies These statements are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially The reader must make his her own assessment of the relevance accuracy and adequacy of the information contained in this document and make such independent investigations as he she may consider necessary or appropriate for the purpose of such assessment In considering the any prior performance information contained herein potential investors should bear in mind that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results and there can be no assurance that AAM will achieve comparable results Any opinion or estimate contained in this document is made on a general basis and is not to be relied on by the reader as advice Neither AAM nor any of its agents have given any consideration to nor have they made any investigation of the investment objectives financial situation or particular need of the reader any specific person or group of persons Accordingly no warranty whatsoever is given and no liability whatsoever is accepted for any loss arising whether directly or indirectly as a result of the reader any person or group of persons acting on any information opinion or estimate contained in this document AAM reserves the right to make changes and corrections to its opinions expressed in this document at any

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  • Aberdeen U.S. Registered Advisers Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures
    cost reasons e g non U S securities Securities Lending Arrangements If voting securities are part of a securities lending program Aberdeen may be unable to vote while the securities are on loan Share Blocking Certain jurisdictions may impose share blocking restrictions at various times which may prevent Aberdeen from exercising its voting authority Special Considerations Aberdeen s responsibilities for voting proxies are determined generally by its obligations under each advisory contract or similar document If a client requests in writing that an Aberdeen Adviser vote its proxy in a manner inconsistent with these Policies and Procedures Aberdeen may follow the client s direction or may request that the client vote the proxy directly G Sources of Information Aberdeen may conduct research internally and or use the resources of an independent research consultant Aberdeen may consider legislative materials studies of corporate governance and other proxy voting issues and or analyses of shareholder and management proposals by a certain sector of companies e g Fortune 500 companies H Subadvisers To the extent that an Aberdeen Adviser may rely on subadvisers whether affiliated or unaffiliated to manage any client portfolio on a discretionary basis the Aberdeen Adviser will delegate responsibility for voting proxies to the subadviser However such subadvisers will be required either to follow these Policies and Procedures or to demonstrate that their proxy voting policies and procedures are consistent with these Policies and Procedures or otherwise implemented in the best interests of Aberdeen clients I Availability of Policies and Procedures Aberdeen Advisers will provide clients with a copy of these Policies and Procedures as revised from time to time upon request J Disclosure of Vote As disclosed in Part II of each Aberdeen Adviser s Form ADV a client may obtain information on how its proxies were voted by requesting such information from its Aberdeen Adviser Aberdeen Advisers do not generally disclose client proxy votes to third parties other than as required for Funds unless specifically requested in writing by the client III Specific Voting Policies A General Philosophy Support existing management on votes on the financial statements of a company and the election of the Board of Directors Vote for the acceptance of the accounts unless there are grounds to suspect that either the accounts as presented or audit procedures used do not present an accurate picture of company results Support routine issues such as the appointment of independent auditors allocation of income and the declaration of stock scrip dividend proposals provided there is a cash alternative B Anti takeover Measures Aberdeen Advisers vote on anti takeover measures on a case by case basis taking into consideration such factors as the long term financial performance of the target company relative to its industry competition Key measures of performance will include the growth rates for sales operating income net income and total shareholder returns Other factors which will be considered include margin analysis cash flow and debt levels C Proxy Contests for Control Aberdeen Advisers vote on proxy contests for control on a case by case basis taking into consideration such factors as long term financial performance of the target company relative to its industry management s track record background to the proxy contest qualifications of director nominees evaluation of what each side is offering shareholders as well as the likelihood that the proposed objectives and goals can be met and stock ownership positions D Contested Elections Aberdeen Advisers vote on contested elections on a case by case basis taking into consideration such factors as the qualifications of all director nominees Aberdeen Advisers also consider the independence of board and key committee members and the corporate governance practices of the company E Executive compensation proposals Aberdeen Advisers consider such proposals on a case by case basis taking into consideration such factors as executive pay and spending perquisites particularly in conjunction with sub par performance and employee layoffs F Shareholder Proposals Aberdeen Advisers consider such proposals on a case by case basis Aberdeen Advisers support those proposals which will improve the company s corporate governance or business profile at a reasonable cost but may oppose proposals which result in significant cost being incurred with little or no benefit to the company or its shareholders IV Proxy Voting Procedures This section applies to each Aberdeen Adviser except to the extent that certain procedures are identified as applicable only to a specific Aberdeen Adviser A Obtain Proxy Registered owners of record e g trustees or custodian banks that receive proxy materials from the issuer or its information agent are instructed to sign physical proxy cards in blank and forward directly to the relevant Aberdeen Adviser s designated proxy administrator PA Proxies may also be delivered electronically by custodians using proxy services such as ProxyEdge Each proxy received is matched to the securities to be voted B Material Conflicts of Interest Identify the existence of any material conflicts of interest relating to the securities to be voted or the issue at hand Portfolio managers and research analysts Analysts and senior management of each Aberdeen Adviser have an affirmative duty to disclose to the relevant proxy committees any personal conflicts such as officer or director positions held by them their spouses or close relatives in the portfolio company or attempts by the portfolio company to exert influence over such person with respect to their vote Conflicts based on business relationships or dealings of affiliates of any Aberdeen Adviser will only be considered to the extent that the Aberdeen Adviser has actual knowledge of such business relationships When a material conflict of interest between an Aberdeen Adviser s interests and its clients interests appears to exist the Aberdeen Adviser may choose among the following options to eliminate such conflict 1 vote in accordance with these Policies and Procedures if it involves little or no discretion 2 vote as recommended by a third party service if the Aberdeen Adviser utilizes such a service 3 echo vote or mirror vote the proxies in the same proportion as the votes of other proxy holders that are not Aberdeen clients 4 if possible erect information barriers around the person or persons making voting decisions sufficient to insulate the decision from the conflict 5 if practical notify affected clients of the conflict of interest and seek a waiver of the conflict or 6 if agreed upon in writing with the client forward the proxies to affected clients allowing them to vote their own proxies C Analysts The PA for each Aberdeen Adviser will ensure that each proxy statement is directed to the appropriate Analyst If a third party recommendation service has been retained the relevant PA will forward the proxy statement to the Analyst with the recommendation highlighted The Analyst will determine whether to vote as recommended by the service provider or to recommend an alternative and shall advise the PA The Analyst may consult with the PA as necessary If the Analyst recommends voting against the third party recommendation he or she is responsible for documenting the reasons for such recommendation and that no conflict of interest influenced such recommendation If no third party recommendation service is utilized or if no recommendation is provided the Analyst is responsible for documenting the rationale for his or her vote recommendation D Vote The following describes the breakdown of responsibilities between the designated PA and the Proxy Committee PC of each Aberdeen Adviser in voting portfolio securities and the extent to which the Aberdeen Advisers rely on third party service providers 1 Aberdeen US Clients The designated PA for Aberdeen US PA US and the designated PA for Aberdeen UK PA UK are responsible for ensuring that votes for Aberdeen US clients are cast and cast in accordance with these Policies and Procedures The PA US is primarily responsible for administering proxy votes for the funds which are sub advised by Aberdeen US the US closed end Funds for which Aberdeen Singapore is the Manager and the Canadian investment funds Responsibility for considering the substantive issues relating to any vote and for deciding how shares will be voted resides with the relevant Analyst whether located in Aberdeen US Aberdeen UK Aberdeen AU or Aberdeen Singapore Under Aberdeen US s MOU with Aberdeen Singapore the relevant Analyst for Far East equity securities will generally reside in Aberdeen Singapore In the event that a material conflict of interest is identified by any Analyst whether in Aberdeen US Aberdeen UK Aberdeen AU Aberdeen Singapore or AAMISL decisions on how to vote will be referred to the Aberdeen US proxy committee PC US UK Under Aberdeen US s MOU with Aberdeen UK the PC US UK is headquartered in Scotland and includes the Chief Investment Officer or Deputy Chief Investment Officer the head of the Socially Responsible Investing SRI Team and a member of the Compliance team The PC US UK meets as needed to consider material conflicts of interest or any other items raising unique issues If the PC US UK determines that there is no material conflict of interest the vote recommendation will be forwarded to the appropriate proxy administrator either the PA US or PA UK If a material conflict of interest is identified the PC US UK will follow the conflict of interest procedures set forth in Section IV B 2 above Aberdeen US has engaged ProxyEdge a third party service provider to cast votes electronically for certain clients and to maintain records of such votes electronically The Phoenix Funds sub advised by Aberdeen US require electronic voting through ProxyEdge Custodians for certain other clients also provide the PA US with access to ProxyEdge Pursuant to the MOU Aberdeen UK votes proxies for certain U S clients of Aberdeen US Aberdeen UK has engaged Institutional Shareholder Services ISS a third party service provider to provide 1 notification of impending votes 2 research into non routine votes including shareholder resolutions 3 voting recommendations which may be viewed on line and 4 web based voting In the absence of any material conflict of interest Aberdeen US may either vote in accordance with the ISS recommendation or decline to follow the ISS recommendation based on its own view of the agenda item provided that decisions to vote contrary to the ISS recommendation are documented as set forth in Section IV C above For clients on the ISS system votes are automatically entered in accordance with ISS recommendations unless the PA UK expressly changes the vote prior to the voting deadline with appropriate analyst documentation In the event of a material conflict of interest Aberdeen US will follow the procedures outlined in Section IV B 2 above 2 Aberdeen Singapore Clients Aberdeen AU and Aberdeen Singapore are responsible for deciding how to vote for the US closed end Funds and the Canadian investment funds and will instruct the PA US Aberdeen US accordingly The PA US shall ensure that the votes are cast and cast in accordance with the relevant Proxy Voting Policy and Procedure of the relevant Fund The PA US uses ProxyEdge to electronically cast votes for the Funds and to maintain electronic records of the votes cast Responsibility for considering the substantive issues relating to any Fund vote and for deciding how the shares will be voted resides with relevant equity and or fixed income Analyst The relevant analyst may be a member of the Fund portfolio management team in Aberdeen Singapore Aberdeen AU Aberdeen UK or AAMISL In the event that a material conflict of interest is identified decisions on how to vote will be referred to the proxy committee PC Asia located in Singapore and Australia comprised of a representative from each of equity fund management fixed income fund management and compliance teams respectively The PC Asia meets as needed to consider a material conflict of interest or any other items raising unique issues If the PC Asia determines there is no material conflict of interest the vote recommendation will be forwarded to the PA US to be cast If a material conflict of interest is identified the PC Asia will follow the conflict of interest procedures set forth in Section IV B 2 above and in the Aberdeen Funds Proxy Voting Policy and Procedures E Review Each designated PA is responsible for ensuring that proxy materials are received in a timely manner and reconciled against holdings on the record date of client accounts over which the Aberdeen Adviser has voting authority to ensure that all shares held on the record date and for which a voting obligation exists are voted V Documentation Record keeping and Reporting Requirements A Documentation The Aberdeen PAs are responsible for Implementing and updating these Policies and Procedures Overseeing the proxy voting process Consulting with portfolio managers analysts for the relevant portfolio security and Maintaining manual proxy voting records if any and overseeing and reviewing voting execution and recordkeeping by third party providers such as ISS and ProxyEdge B Record Keeping Each Aberdeen Adviser maintains or procures the maintenance of records of all proxies it has voted As permitted by Rule 204 2 c electronic proxy statements and the record of each vote cast by each client account of Aberdeen US will be maintained by either ISS and Proxy Edge depending on the client account Similarly electronic proxy statements and the record of each vote cast by each U S client account of Aberdeen Singapore will be maintained by Proxy Edge A US Fund s proxy voting record must be filed with the SEC on Form N PX Form N PX must be completed and signed in the manner required containing a fund s proxy voting record for the most recent twelve month period ended June 30th beginning August 31 2004 If an Aberdeen Adviser delegates this reporting responsibility to a third party service provider such as ISS or Proxy Edge it will ensure that the third party service provider files Form N PX accordingly Aberdeen US shall obtain and maintain undertakings from both ISS and Proxy Edge to provide it with copies of proxy voting records and other documents relating to its clients votes promptly upon request Aberdeen Advisers ISS and Proxy Edge may rely on the SEC s EDGAR system to keep records of certain proxy statements if the proxy statements are maintained by issuers on that system e g large U S based issuers As required by Rule 204 2 c such records will also include a a copy of the Policies and Procedures b a copy of any document created by the Aberdeen Adviser that was material to making a decision on how to vote proxies on behalf of a client or that memorializes the basis for that decision and c each written client request for proxy voting records and the Aberdeen Adviser s written response to any written or oral client request for such records Duration Proxy voting books and records will be maintained in an easily accessible place for a period of five years the first two in an appropriate office of the Aberdeen Adviser C Reporting For US Funds Aberdeen US Aberdeen AU Aberdeen Singapore and AAMISL will initially inform clients of these Policies and Procedures by summary disclosure in Part II of their respective Forms ADV Upon receipt of a client s request for more information Aberdeen US Aberdeen AU Aberdeen Singapore and AAMISL will provide to the client a copy of these Policies and Procedures and or in accordance with the client s stated requirements how the client s proxies were voted during the period requested subsequent to the adoption of these Policies and Procedures Such periodic reports other than those required for the US closed end Funds will not be made available to third parties absent the express written request of the client However to the extent that any Aberdeen Adviser may serve as a subadviser to another adviser to a Client such Aberdeen Adviser will be deemed to be authorized to provide proxy voting records on such Client accounts to such other adviser For Canadian investment funds Aberdeen US Aberdeen AU and Aberdeen Singapore will assist in preparing annual proxy voting records for the period ending June 30 of each year and will post an annual proxy voting record on each Canadian investment fund s website no later than August 31 of each year Upon receipt of a client or securityholder s request Aberdeen US Aberdeen AU or Aberdeen Singapore will make available a copy of these Policies and Procedures and the Canadian investment fund s proxy voting record without charge to any client or securityholder upon a request made by the client or securityholder after August 31 D Review of Policies and Procedures These Policies and Procedures will be subject to review on a periodic basis as deemed appropriate by the Aberdeen Advisers Any questions regarding the Policies and Procedures should be directed to the Compliance Department of the respective Aberdeen Adviser Each Compliance Department maintains information regarding the PA and the PC for the respective Aberdeen Adviser Accessibility Technical support Privacy and cookies policy Sitemap Back to top Aberdeen Asset Management Aberdeen Asset Management AAM is the marketing name in Canada for the following affiliated entities Aberdeen Asset Management Inc Aberdeen Fund Distributors LLC Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd Aberdeen Asset Management Canada Limited and Aberdeen Capital Management LLC Aberdeen Asset Management Inc is registered as a Portfolio Manager in the Canadian provinces of Ontario Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and as an Investment Fund Manager in the provinces of Ontario Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited and Aberdeen Asset Management Canada Limited are registered as Portfolio Managers in Ontario Aberdeen Fund Distributors LLC operates as an Exempt Market Dealer in all provinces and territories of Canada Aberdeen Fund Distributors LLC Aberdeen Asset Management Canada Limited and Aberdeen Capital Management LLC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Aberdeen Asset Management Inc Both Aberdeen Asset Management Inc and Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd are wholly owned by Aberdeen Asset Management PLC This

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