Aberdeen Expands Global Fund Offerings, Launches Latin American And European Equity Funds

 Aberdeen Expands Global Fund Offerings, Launches Latin American And European
                                 Equity Funds

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, March 26, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.
("Aberdeen") today announced the launch of two new mutual funds: Aberdeen
Latin American Equity Fund (Class A Ticker: ALEAX ) and Aberdeen European
Equity Fund (Class A Ticker: AEUAX). 

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"Aberdeen Asset Management has been investing in Latin American and European
equities for nearly three decades and the strategies represent part of the
firm's core competencies," said Gary Marshall, Aberdeen's Chief Executive.
"The launch of the new funds comes amid rising demand from Aberdeen's U.S.
clients for global exposure at a regional level. Aberdeen is delighted to be
able to expand our product offering and deliver these new strategies in the
U.S."

The Aberdeen Latin American Equity Fund will be managed by the company's
highly-regarded Emerging Markets Equity team, led by Devan Kaloo, Head of
Global Emerging Markets Equities. By employing Aberdeen Asset Management's
disciplined bottom-up equity investment process, the team will seek to achieve
long-term capital appreciation by investing in equity securities of Latin
American companies.

The Aberdeen European Equity Fund will be managed by Aberdeen's Pan European
Equity team based in London, led by Jeremy Whitley, Head of UK and European
Equities. Also employing Aberdeen Asset Management's bottom-up equity
investment process, the team seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation
by investing in equity securities of European companies.

Devan Kaloo, Head of Global Emerging Markets at Aberdeen, comments:

"With the developed world facing anemic growth rates, high unemployment and
continued government austerity measures, we believe investors need to look to
the developing world for opportunities and growth. In this regard, we believe
that the outlook for Latin America is compelling. In our view, the region
benefits from improved economic fundamentals, vast natural resources, a
significant pool of consumers with favorable demographics, low public debt,
and financially strong companies. We believe Latin America should not be
overlooked in a well-diversified global portfolio.

"By employing Aberdeen's rigorous, bottom-up equity investment process, we
aim to identify Latin American companies that meet our strict quality
criteria and, in our view, are attractively valued and offer prospects for
long-term share price and dividend growth."

Jeremy Whitley, head of UK and European Equities at Aberdeen, comments:

"The crisis in the Eurozone has led  many U.S. investors to avoid a European
allocation. We believe that Europe as a whole is underappreciated and the time
is right to gain exposure to strong global franchises by investing in quality
European companies. In our opinion, Europe possesses many quality companies
with strong business models, quality management teams and extensive
intellectual capital, which are supported by strong corporate governance
models and robust legal frameworks. While European governments may be in poor
financial health, we feel that investors can find high-quality companies at
attractive valuations across Europe."

To learn more about the Aberdeen Latin American Equity Fund, visit:
http://www.aberdeen-asset.us/aam.nsf/usretail/mutualequitiesLatinAmerican.

To learn more about the Aberdeen European Equity Fund, visit:
http://www.aberdeen-asset.us/aam.nsf/usretail/mutualequitiesEuropean.

Concentrating investments in the European or Latin American region subjects
the Fund to more volatility and greater risk of loss than geographically
diverse funds.

Latin American countries may be subject to a greater degree of political,
sovereign and economic instability than is the case in the United States and
Europe. The developing nature of securities markets in many countries in the
Latin American region may lead to a lack of liquidity.

A number of European countries have experienced and continue to experience
severe economic and financial difficulties. Financial markets in Europe have
experiences extreme volatility and declines in asset values and liquidity.
These difficulties may continue, worsen or spread within and outside Europe.

Emerging Markets risks are greater for securities of companies in emerging
markets countries because the countries may have less stable governments, more
volatile currencies and less established markets.

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

Equity stocks of small and mid-cap companies carry greater risk, and more
volatility than equity stocks of larger, more established companies.

Derivatives are speculative and may hurt the Fund's performance. They 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.

Investing in mutual funds involves risk, including possible loss of principal.
There is no assurance that the investment objective of any fund will be
achieved.

Please read the prospectus for more detailed information regarding these
risks.

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

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.

SOURCE Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.

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