Aberdeen Wins Four Lipper Awards for Asia Bond, Global Small Cap and International Equity Funds

     Aberdeen Wins Four Lipper Awards for Asia Bond, Global Small Cap and
                          International Equity Funds

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, March 15, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.
("Aberdeen") today announced that the Aberdeen Asia Bond Fund (Institutional
Class: CSABX), the Aberdeen Global Small Cap Fund (Institutional Class: ABNIX)
and the Aberdeen International Equity Fund (Institutional Class: GIGIX and
Institutional Service Class: GIGSX) have won four (4) 2013 Lipper Fund
Awards.

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The Aberdeen Asia Bond Fund was awarded "Best International Income Fund over
Three Years" for the second time (the Fund won the same award in 2012). The
Aberdeen Global Small Cap Fund was awarded "Best International Small Cap
Equity Fund over Three Years." The Aberdeen International Equity Fund was
awarded both "Best International Equity Fund over Three Years" and "Best
International Equity Fund over Ten Years." The Aberdeen International Equity
Fund and the Aberdeen Asia Bond Fund are both previous Lipper Fund Award
winners; this is the first Lipper Fund Award for the Aberdeen Global Small Cap
Fund.

"We are delighted to be recognized by Lipper for the performance of these
funds in both the three-year and ten-year categories," said Gary Marshall,
Aberdeen's Chief Executive. "These awards are an outstanding testament to
Aberdeen's core investment philosophy: a disciplined, research-driven
investment strategy which applies to each of our mutual fund portfolios. We
are extremely pleased that our investment teams are being recognized for their
hard work in producing strong, consistent returns for our clients."

In the face of the low-growth, low-yield environment in the West, investors
have been increasingly turning to internationally diversified portfolios in
the search for income and growth. "With 31 offices in 23 countries, Aberdeen's
investment teams around the world are in a particularly strong position to
offer diversification, both geographically and between asset classes,"
concluded Marshall.

Aberdeen has had operations in the U.S. since 1995 and established its North
American headquarters in Philadelphia in 2005. As of December 31, 2012,
Aberdeen manages more than $50 billion on behalf of clients in the Americas
invested in a range of domestic and international equity, fixed income and
property portfolios. Globally, Aberdeen and its affiliates manage more than
$314 billion.

The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence,
a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional performance throughout
the professional investment community. The Thomson Reuters Awards for
Excellence recognize the world's top funds, fund management firms, sell-side
firms, research analysts, and investor relations teams.

To find about more about Aberdeen's range of mutual funds, please visit:
www.aberdeen-asset.us

Aberdeen Asset Management

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, the parent company of Aberdeen Asset Management
Inc. ("AAMI"), an independently‐run asset manager, has been listed on the
London Stock Exchange since 1991, and is currently operating from 31 offices
in 23 countries. AAMI and its affiliates invest on behalf of institutional
and wholesale clients, primarily in equities, fixed income, alternative
investment strategies and property. AAMI and its affiliates manage more than
US$314.3 billion of assets for both institutions and private individuals as of
December 31, 2012.

Aberdeen Asset Management is the marketing name in the U.S. for the following
affiliated, registered investment advisers: AAMI, Aberdeen Asset Management
Limited and Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited (collectively, the
"Aberdeen Advisers"). Each of the Aberdeen Advisers is wholly owned by
Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.

Lipper, a leading global provider of mutual fund information, based the awards
on the calculation of consistent return, a quantitative metric that
incorporates risk-adjusted return and strength of the Fund's performance
trend. The Lipper Awards were based on Institutional Service Class (ten-year
period) and Institutional Class (three-year period) shares of the Funds,
respectively; other share classes may have different performance
characteristics. A Fund's performance may now be higher or lower than the
performance that was calculated to win the awards.

The Aberdeen Asia Bond Fund (Institutional Class) was awarded Best
International Income Fund for the three-year period ended Dec. 31, 2012, among
29 funds. The Aberdeen Asia Bond Fund was formerly known as the Aberdeen Asia
Bond Institutional Fund.

The Aberdeen International Equity Fund (Institutional Class) was awarded Best
International Large-Cap Core Fund for the ten-year period ended Dec. 31, 2012,
among 39 funds.

The Aberdeen International Equity Fund (Institutional Service Class) was
awarded Best International Large-Cap Core Fund for the three-year period ended
Dec. 31, 2012, among 47 funds.

The Aberdeen Global Small Cap Fund (Institutional Class) was awarded Best
Global Small-/Mid-Cap Fund for the three-year period ended Dec. 31, 2012,
among 23 funds.

Investment Risks

Concentrating investments in the Asian region subjects the Aberdeen Asia Bond
Fund to more volatility and greater risk of loss than geographically diverse
funds. Foreign securities are more volatile, harder to price and less liquid
than U.S. securities; and are subject to different accounting and regulatory
standards, and political and economic risks. These risks are enhanced in
emerging markets countries.

Fixed income securities are subject to certain risks including, but not
limited to: interest rate (changes in interest rates may cause a decline in
the market value of an investment), credit (changes in the financial condition
of the issuer, borrower, counterparty, or underlying collateral), prepayment
(debt issuers may repay or refinance their loans or obligations earlier than
anticipated), and extension (principal repayments may not occur as quickly as
anticipated, causing the expected maturity of a security to increase).

Derivatives are speculative and may hurt a Fund's performance. Derivatives
present the risk of disproportionately increased losses and/or reduced gains
when the financial asset or measure, to which the derivative is linked,
changes in unexpected ways.

Smaller company stocks are usually less stable in price and less liquid than
those of larger, more established companies, and therefore carry greater risk
to investors.

Foreign securities are more volatile, harder to price and less liquid than
U.S. securities. Foreign securities are subject to different accounting and
regulatory standards, and political and economic risks. These risks are
enhanced in emerging markets countries.

Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks,
fees, charges and expenses before investing any money. To obtain this and
other fund information, please call 866-667-9231 to request a summary
prospectus and/or statutory prospectus, or download at www.aberdeen-asset.us.
Please read the summary prospectus and/or the statutory prospectus carefully
before investing any money.

Aberdeen Funds are distributed by Aberdeen Fund Distributors LLC, 1735 Market
Street, 32nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Member FINRA and SIPC. Past
performance is no guarantee of future results.

SOURCE Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.

Website: http://www.aberdeen-asset.us
Contact: Katie Cowley (U.S.), Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., +1-215-405-2423,
Katie.Cowley@aberdeen-asset.com
 
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