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In Australia this document is directed at ‘Wholesale Clients’ only. Any investment products referred to in this document are only available to such clients. Investing with Hermes may be restricted in other countries and as such, any person who receives this document is required to make themselves aware of their respective jurisdictions and observe any restrictions.

This document does not constitute a solicitation or offer to any person to buy or sell any related securities or financial instruments. It pays no regard to the investment objectives or financial needs of any recipient. 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 making any investment (new or continuous), please consult a professional and/or investment adviser as to its suitability.

Any opinions expressed may change. 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. Subscription and redemption fees are not included in the performance figures. All figures, unless otherwise indicated, are sourced from Hermes.

Further information on investment products and any associated risks can be found in the Fund’s Key Investor Information Document (“KIID”), the Prospectus, the articles of association and the annual and semi-annual reports. These documents are available free of charge at Hermes Investment Funds plc, Georges Court, 54-62 Townsend Street, Dublin 2, Ireland,; and at its representative in Switzerland (ACOLIN Fund Services AG, Stadelhoferstrasse 18, CH-8001 Zurich, . The Paying agent in Switzerland is NPB Neue Privat Bank AG, Limmatquai 1, CH-8022 Zürich. Issued and approved by Hermes Investment Management Limited (“HIML”) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered address: Sixth Floor, 150 Cheapside, London EC2V 6ET. HIML is a registered investment adviser with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). HIML is the investment manager and promoter of Hermes Investment Funds plc (“HIF”) - an open-ended investment company with variable capital and with segregated liability between its sub-funds - incorporated in Ireland. Authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland and recognised by the Financial Conduct Authority. Telephone calls will be recorded for training and monitoring purposes. Potential investors in the United Kingdom are advised that compensation will not be available under the United Kingdom Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

In Singapore this document and the information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy which may only be made at the time a qualified offeree received a Hermes Investment Funds plc prospectus, as supplemented with the global supplement, the relevant Fund supplement, and the relevant Singapore supplement (the “Prospectus”) describing the offering and the related subscription agreement. In the case of any inconsistency between the descriptions or terms in this document and the prospectus, the prospectus shall control. Securities shall not be offered or sold in any jurisdiction in which such offer solicitation or sale would be unlawful until the requirements of the laws of such jurisdiction have been satisfied.

For the avoidance of doubt, this document has not been prepared for delivery to and review by persons to whom offer any units in a scheme is to be made so as to assist them in making an investment decision. The document & the information contained herein shall not constitute part of any information memorandum. Without prejudice to anything contained herein, neither this document or any copy of it may be taken or transmitted into any country where the distribution or dissemination is prohibited. This document is being furnished on a confidential basis and solely for information and may not be reproduced, disclosed or distributed to any other person.

In Spain the information hereby contained referred to a sub-fund (the Sub-fund) of Hermes Investment Funds plc (the Company), a collective investment scheme duly registered with the Spanish Securities Market Commission (CNMV) under number 1394 (, where it may be consulted the updated list of the authorised distributors of the Company in Spain (the Spanish Distributors). This document only contains brief information on the Sub-Fund and does not disclose all of the risks and other significant aspects relevant to a potential investment in the Sub-Fund. Any investment decision must be based solely on the basis of a careful consideration and understanding of all information contained in the latest Company’s prospectus, simplified prospectus or key investor information document (KIID), when implemented and the latest half-yearly and audited yearly reports. The Spanish Distributors must provide to each investor, prior to subscribing the shares of the Sub-fund, a copy translated into Spanish of the simplified prospectus or KIID, when implemented, and the latest published economic report prior to subscribing shares. In addition, a copy of the report on the planned types of marketing in Spain must be provided using the form published on the CNMV website. All mandatory official documentation shall be available through the Spanish Distributors, in hard copy or by electronic means, and also available upon request These documents are also available free of charge at Hermes Investment Funds plc, Georges Court, 54-62 Townsend Street, Dublin 2, Ireland, It is advisable to obtain further information and request professional advice before taking an investment decision. Hermes Investment Management Limited is duly passported into Spain to provide investment services in such jurisdiction on a cross-border basis and is registered for such purposes with the Spanish Securities Market Commission – Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (“CNMV”) under number 3674.