1 Matthews Asia Funds' 12b-1 Plan (the “Plan”) is inactive. Although the Plan currently is not active, it is reviewed by the Board annually in case the Board decides to re-activate the Plan. The Plan would not be re-activated without prior notice to shareholders and any amounts payable under the Plan would be subject to applicable operating expense limitations. If the Plan were reactivated, the fee would be up to 0.25% for each of the Investor Class and Institutional Class, respectively.
2 The lesser of fiscal year 2015 long-term purchase costs or sales proceeds divided by the average monthly market value of long-term securities.
Effective on April 29, 2016, the Matthews Asia Innovators Fund changed its primary benchmark to the Matthews AC Asia Ex Japan Index and its secondary index became the MSCI AC Asia Index.
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You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Matthews Asia Funds carefully before making an investment decision. This and other information about the Funds is contained in the prospectus or summary prospectus, which may also be obtained by calling 800-789-ASIA (2742). Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money as it explains the risks associated with investing in international and emerging markets. These include risks related to social and political instability, market illiquidity and currency volatility. Investing in foreign securities may involve certain additional risks, exchange rate fluctuations, less liquidity, greater volatility and less regulation. Fixed income investments are subject to additional risks, including, but not limited to, interest rate, credit and inflation risks. Single-country and sector funds may be subject to a higher degree of market risk than diversified funds because of a concentration in a specific sector or geographic region. Investing in small companies is more risky and more volatile than investing in large companies.
Matthews Asia Funds are distributed in the United States by Foreside Funds Distributors LLC, Berwyn, PA
Matthews Asia Funds are distributed in Latin America by HMC Partners
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