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FEDERATED HERMES INT’L INVESTMENT STRATEGIES DISCLAIMER

The value of investments and income from them may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the original amount invested. Any investments overseas may be affected by currency exchange rates. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and targets are not guaranteed.

For professional investors only. This is a marketing communication. It does not constitute a solicitation or offer to any person to buy or sell any related securities, financial instruments or financial products. No action should be taken or omitted to be taken based on this document. Tax treatment depends on personal circumstances and may change. This document is not advice on legal, taxation or investment matters so investors must rely on their own examination of such matters or seek advice. Before makingStrat any investment (new or continuous), please consult a professional and/or investment adviser as to its suitability. Any opinions expressed may change. All figures, unless otherwise indicated, are sourced from Federated Hermes. All performance includes reinvestment of dividends and other earnings.

Federated Hermes refers to the international business of Federated Hermes (“Federated Hermes”). The main entities operating under Federated Hermes are: Hermes Investment Management Limited (“HIML”); Hermes Fund Managers Ireland Limited (“HFMIL”); Hermes Alternative Investment Management Limited (“HAIML”); Hermes Real Estate Investment Management Limited (“HREIML”); Hermes Equity Ownership Limited (“EOS”); Hermes Stewardship North America Inc. (“HSNA”); Hermes GPE LLP (“Hermes GPE”); Hermes GPE (USA) Inc. (“Hermes GPE USA”) and Hermes GPE (Singapore) Pte. Limited (“HGPE Singapore”). HIML, and HAIML are each authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. aHIML, Hermes GPE and Hermes GPE USA are each a registered investment adviser with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). HGPE Singapore is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. HFMIL is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. HREIML, EOS and HSNA are unregulated and do not engage in regulated activity.

In the European Economic Area (“EAA”) this document is distributed by HFMIL. From 1st January 2021, new contracts with potential investors based in the EEA for a segregated account will be contracted with HFMIL.

Issued and approved by Hermes Investment Management Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered address: Sixth Floor, 150 Cheapside, London EC2V 6ET.  Telephone calls may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes. Potential investors in the United Kingdom are advised that compensation may not be available under the United Kingdom Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

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In Argentina: These materials and the information contained herein does not constitute and is not intended to constitute an offer and accordingly should not be construed as such. The products or services referenced in these materials may not be licensed in all jurisdictions, and unless otherwise indicated, no regulator or government authority has reviewed these materials, or the merits of the products and services referenced herein. These materials and the information contained herein has been made available in accordance with the restrictions and/or limitations implemented by any applicable laws and regulations. These materials are directed at and intended for institutional investors (as such term is defined in each jurisdiction in which these materials are being marketed). These materials are provided on a confidential basis for informational purposes only and may not be reproduced in any form. Before acting on any information in these materials, prospective investors should inform themselves of and observe all applicable laws, rules and regulations of any relevant jurisdictions and obtain independent advice if required. These materials are for the use of the named addressee only and should not be given, forwarded or shown to any other person (other than employees, agents or consultants in connection with the addressee’s consideration thereof).

In Australia: This document is distributed by Federated Investors Australia Services Limited (FIAS) which is registered by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. Registered address: Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.

In Bahrain: This document has not been approved by the Central Bank of Bahrain which takes no responsibility for its contents. No offer to the public to purchase the strategies will be made in the Kingdom of Bahrain and this document is intended to be read by the addressee only and must not be passed to, issued to, or shown to the public generally.

In Brazil: The strategies may not be offered or sold to the public in Brazil. Accordingly, the strategies have not been nor will be registered with the Brazilian Securities Commission - CVM nor have they been submitted to the foregoing agency for approval. Documents relating to the strategies, as well as the information contained therein, may not be supplied to the public in Brazil, as the offering of strategies is not a public offering of securities in Brazil, nor used in connection with any offer for subscription or sale of securities to the public in Brazil.

In Brunei: This document is intended for distribution only to specific classes of investors as specified in the Order and must not, therefore, be delivered to, or relied on by, a retail client. The Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam is not responsible for reviewing any documents in connection with these strategies. Prospective purchasers of the strategy should conduct their own due diligence. 

In Canada: HIML is not registered in Canada as a dealer, adviser or investment fund manager under applicable Canadian securities laws. Except for the provinces of Alberta, British Colombia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, HIML does not engage in the business of, and none of its activities should be construed as holding itself out as engaging in the business of, advising anyone in any Canadian jurisdiction with respect to investing in, buying or selling securities. In the provinces of Alberta, British Colombia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, HIML relies on the international adviser registration exemption pursuant to section 8.26 of National Instrument 31-103– Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations. Prior to carrying on any investment advisory or portfolio management services for a client located in a Canadian jurisdiction other than Alberta, British Colombia, Ontario, Quebec or Nova Scotia, HIML will first need to take certain steps to either obtain the appropriate registration or rely on an available exemption from registration.

In Chile: Federated Hermes is not registered or licensed in Chile to provide managed account services and is not subject to the supervision of the Comisión para el Mercado Financiero of Chile (“CMF”). The managed account services may not be publicly offered or sold in Chile.

In China: This document does not constitute a public offer of the strategies in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC"). The strategies are not being offered or sold directly or indirectly in the PRC to or for the benefit of, legal or natural persons of the PRC. Further, no legal or natural persons of the PRC may directly or indirectly purchase any of the strategies or any beneficial interest therein without obtaining all prior PRC’s governmental approvals that are required, whether statutorily or otherwise. Persons who come into possession of this document are required by the issuer and its representatives to observe these restrictions.

In Columbia: This document does not have the purpose or the effect of initiating, directly or indirectly, the purchase of a product or the rendering of a service by Federated Hermes ("investment adviser") to Colombian residents. The investment adviser´s products and/or services may not be promoted or marketed in Colombia or to Colombian residents unless such promotion and marketing is made in compliance with decree 2555 of 2010 and other applicable rules and regulations related to the promotion of foreign financial and/or securities related products or services in Colombia. The investment adviser has not received authorisation of licensing from the Financial Superintendency of Colombia or any other governmental authority in Colombia to market or sell its financial products or services in Colombia. By receiving this document, each recipient resident in Colombia acknowledges and agrees that such recipient has contacted the investment adviser at its own initiative and not as a result of any promotion or publicity by the investment adviser or any of its representatives. Colombian residents acknowledge and represent that (1) the receipt of this presentation does not constitute a solicitation from the investment adviser for its financial products and/or services, and (2) they are not receiving from the investment adviser any direct or indirect promotion or marketing of financial products and/or services.

In Hong Kong: The contents of this document have not been reviewed by any regulatory authority in Hong Kong. You are advised to exercise caution in relation to the offer. If you are in any doubt about any of the contents of this document, you should obtain independent professional advice. The strategies are not authorised under Section 104 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance of Hong Kong by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong.  Accordingly the distribution of this document, and the placement of interests in Hong Kong, is restricted. This document may only be distributed, circulated or issued to persons who are professional investors under the Securities and Futures Ordinance and any rules made under that Ordinance or as otherwise permitted by the Securities and Futures Ordinance.

In Israel: This document has not been approved by the Israel Securities Authority and will only be distributed to Israeli residents in a manner that will not constitute "an offer to the public" under sections 15 and 15a of the Israel Securities Law, 5728-1968 ("the Securities Law") or section 25 of the Joint Investment Trusts Law, 5754-1994 ("the Joint Investment Trusts Law "), as applicable. The strategies are being offered to a limited number of investors (35 investors or fewer during any given 12 month period) and/or those categories of investors listed in the First Addendum ("the Addendum") to the Securities Law, ("Sophisticated Investors") namely joint investment funds or mutual trust funds, provident funds, insurance companies, banking corporations (purchasing strategies for themselves or for clients who are Sophisticated Investors), portfolio managers (purchasing strategies for themselves or for clients who are Sophisticated Investors), investment advisors or investment marketers (purchasing strategies for themselves), members of the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (purchasing strategies for themselves or for clients who are Sophisticated Investors), underwriters (purchasing strategies for themselves), venture capital funds engaging mainly in the capital market, an entity which is wholly-owned by Sophisticated Investors, corporations, (other than formed for the specific purpose of an acquisition pursuant to an offer),with a shareholder’s equity in excess of NIS 50 million, and individuals in respect of whom the terms of item 9 in the Schedule to the Investment Advice Law hold true investing for their own account, each as defined in the said Addendum, as amended from time to time, and who in each case have provided written confirmation that they qualify as Sophisticated Investors, and that they are aware of the consequences of such designation and agree thereto; in all cases under circumstances that will fall within the private placement or other exemptions of the Joint Investment Trusts Law, the Securities Law and any applicable guidelines, pronouncements or rulings issued from time to time by the Israel Securities Authority. This document may not be reproduced or used for any other purpose, nor be furnished to any other person other than those to whom copies have been sent.  Any offeree who purchases strategies is purchasing such strategies for its own benefit and account and not with the aim or intention of distributing or offering such strategies to other parties (other than, in the case of an offeree which is a Sophisticated Investor by virtue of it being a banking corporation, portfolio manager or member of the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, as defined in the Addendum, where such offeree is purchasing strategies for another party which is a Sophisticated Investor). Nothing in this document should be considered investment advice or investment marketing as defined in the Regulation of Investment Counselling, Investment Marketing and Portfolio Management Law, 5755-1995. Investors are encouraged to seek competent investment counselling from a locally licensed investment counsel prior to making the investment.  As a prerequisite to the receipt of a copy of this document a recipient may be required by the Issuer to provide confirmation that it is a Sophisticated Investor purchasing strategies for its own account or, where applicable, for other Sophisticated Investors. This document does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy any securities other than the strategies offered hereby, nor does it constitute an offer to sell to or solicitation of an offer to buy from any person or persons in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful, or in which the person making such offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so, or to a person or persons to whom it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation.

In Japan: The strategies have not been and will not be registered pursuant to Article 4, Paragraph 1 of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law of Japan (Law no. 25 of 1948, as amended) and, accordingly, none of the Strategies nor any interest therein may be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in Japan or to, or for the benefit, of any Japanese person or to others for re-offering or resale, directly or indirectly, in Japan or to any Japanese person except under circumstances which will result in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines promulgated by the relevant Japanese governmental and regulatory authorities and in effect at the relevant time. For this purpose, a “Japanese person” means any person resident in Japan, including any corporation or other entity organised under the laws of Japan.

In Kuwait: This document is not for general circulation to the public in Kuwait. The strategies have not been licensed for offering in Kuwait by the Kuwait Capital Markets Authority or any other relevant Kuwaiti government agency. The offering of the strategies in Kuwait on the basis of a private placement or public offering is, therefore, restricted in accordance with Law No. 7 of 2010 and the bylaws thereto (as amended). No private or public offering of the strategies is being made in Kuwait, and no agreement relating to the sale of the strategies will be concluded in Kuwait. No marketing or solicitation or inducement activities are being used to offer or market the strategies in Kuwait.

In The Sultanate of Oman: The information contained in this document neither constitutes a public offer of securities in the Sultanate of Oman as contemplated by the Commercial Companies Law of Oman (Royal Decree 4/74) or the Capital Market Law of Oman (Royal Decree 80/98), nor does it constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of any offer to buy Non-Omani securities in the Sultanate of Oman as contemplated by Article 139  of the Executive Regulations to the Capital Market Law (issued by Decision No.1/2009). Additionally, this document is not intended to lead to the conclusion of any contract of whatsoever nature within the territory of the Sultanate of Oman.

In Peru: All content in this presentation is for information or general use only. The information contained in this presentation is referential and may not be construed as an offer, invitation or recommendation, nor should be taken as a basis to take (or stop taking) any decision. This presentation has been prepared on the basis of public information that is subject to change. This information may not be construed as services provided by Federated Hermes, Inc. within Peru without having the corresponding banking or similar license according to the applicable regulation.

In Saudi Arabia: The document is provided at your request. This document is only available to (i) Authorised Persons, (ii) Exempt Persons or (iii) institutions. The strategy is not registered in Saudi Arabia.

In South Africa: This document is not intended and does not constitute an offer, invitation, or solicitation by any person to members of the public to invest. This document is not an offer in terms of Chapter 4 of the Companies Act, 2008. Accordingly this document does not, nor is it intended to, constitute a prospectus prepared and registered under the Companies Act.

In South Korea: Hermes Investment Management Limited is not making any representation with respect to the eligibility of any recipients of this document to acquire the strategies therein under the laws of Korea, including but without limitation the Foreign Exchange Transaction Act and Regulations thereunder. The strategies have not been registered under the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act of Korea, and none of the strategies may be offered, sold or delivered, or offered or sold to any person for re-offering or resale, directly or indirectly, in Korea or to any resident of Korea except pursuant to applicable laws and regulations of Korea.

In Spain: This document is issued by Hermes Fund Managers Ireland Limited, Branch in Spain, with Fiscal Identity Number W0074815B, registered in the Mercantile Registry of Madrid, - Volume 40448, Book 0, Sheet 16, Section 8, Page M-718259, first registration, with domicile at Paseo de la Castellana 18, 7º planta, 28046 Madrid - Spain, and registered in the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores with official registration number 36.

In Thailand: The document has not been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission which takes no responsibility for its contents. No offer to the public to purchase the strategies will be made in Thailand and this document is intended to be read by the addressee only and must not be passed to, issued to, or shown to the public generally.

In United Arab Emirates (Excluding Dubai International Financial Centre and Abu Dhabi Global Market): This document, and the information contained herein, does not constitute, and is not intended to constitute, a public offer of securities in the United Arab Emirates and accordingly should not be construed as such. The strategies are only being offered to a limited number of sophisticated investors in the UAE who (a) are willing and able to conduct an independent investigation of the risks involved in an investment in such strategies, and (b) upon their specific request. The strategies have not been approved by or licensed or registered with the UAE Central Bank, the Securities and Commodities Authority or any other relevant licensing authorities or governmental agencies in the UAE. The document is for the use of the named addressee only and should not be given or shown to any other person (other than employees, agents or consultants in connection with the addressee's consideration thereof). No transaction will be concluded in the UAE and any enquiries regarding the strategies should be made to Hermes Investment Management Limited in London.

In the United States of America: For a full list of all affiliated companies please see the relevant Form ADV. Certain affiliates have cash solicitation arrangements under which they receive compensation for referring prospects for advisory services.

In Uruguay: These materials and the information contained herein does not constitute and is not intended to constitute an offer and accordingly should not be construed as such. The products or services referenced in these materials may not be licensed in all jurisdictions, and unless otherwise indicated, no regulator or government authority has reviewed these materials, or the merits of the products and services referenced herein. These materials and the information contained herein has been made available in accordance with the restrictions and/or limitations implemented by any applicable laws and regulations. These materials are directed at and intended for institutional investors (as such term is defined in each jurisdiction in which these materials are being marketed). These materials are provided on a confidential basis for informational purposes only and may not be reproduced in any form. Before acting on any information in these materials, prospective investors should inform themselves of and observe all applicable laws, rules and regulations of any relevant jurisdictions and obtain independent advice if required. These materials are for the use of the named addressee only and should not be given, forwarded or shown to any other person (other than employees, agents or consultants in connection with the addressee’s consideration thereof).

Last updated April 2021