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Legal Notice

Investors should consider carefully the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses before investing. For a current summary prospectus or full prospectus which contains this and other information about the funds offered by Ariel Investment Trust, call us at 800-292-7435 or click here. Please read the summary prospectus or full prospectus carefully before investing. Distributed by Ariel Distributors, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ariel Investments, LLC.

The information provided on this web site is intended only for those persons who are eligible, or acting on behalf of an investor who is eligible, to purchase shares of U.S. registered investment companies or to invest in the separate account products offered by Ariel Investments. Nothing on this web site shall be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell a security to any person in any jurisdiction where such offer, solicitation, purchase or sale would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Use of Ariel Investments’ (together with Ariel Distributors, LLC, collectively, “Ariel”) website to manage shareholder accounts involves the electronic transmission of personal financial information. Using Ariel’s online account transaction feature is your consent to the transmission of such information. Once you have accessed your account by entering your account number and password, your consent becomes effective and remains effective at all times when using this site. Thus, to enhance protection of your personal financial information and minimize your security risk, Ariel strongly recommends that you exit your browser on completion of online account transactions. Ariel may only be liable for losses resulting from unauthorized transactions if it does not follow reasonable security procedures for verifying the identity of a user. Ariel recommends that you verify the accuracy of your monthly statements and any confirmation statements immediately after you receive them. Ariel supports the use of 128-bit browser encryption technology that also minimizes your security risk. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information on minimizing the security risk regarding your personal financial information.

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Hyperlinks to other Internet resources are provided for your convenience. Ariel has selected these resources as having some value and pertinence, but their development and maintenance are not under the direction of Ariel. Ariel is not responsible for the content of these other Internet sites, including the correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or suitability of such other Internet sites. The inclusion of any link to such site does not imply endorsement by Ariel of such site.

Copyright

The content of Ariel’s web sites, including text and graphics, software code, or user interface design or logos, is protected by applicable copyright laws, ©2014 Ariel Investments, LLC.

Ariel Investments, hereby authorizes you to download, copy and display the content herein, but only for your personal, informational, non-commercial use. Modification or use of the content for any other purpose violates Ariel’s intellectual property. The material in this site is provided for lawful purposes only. You may not download, copy, display or distribute to third parties for commercial purposes any portion of the content without the prior written permission of Ariel Investments, 200 East Randolph Drive, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60601.

Trademarks

The Ariel Investments name, the turtle logo, the names Ariel, Ariel Fund, Ariel Appreciation Fund, Ariel Focus Fund, Ariel Discovery Fund, Ariel International Fund and Ariel Global Fund, the phrases “Slow and steady wins the race,” “The Patient Investor,” and “Patience Wins” are all registered trademarks or service marks of Ariel Investments. All other trademarks and service marks appearing on this site are the property of their respective owners.

Disclaimer

NOTE: ACCESSING OR REQUESTING ACCOUNT INFORMATION OR TRANSACTIONS THROUGH THIS SITE CONSTITUTES AND SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE AN ACCEPTANCE OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

The accuracy, completeness and timeliness of all mutual fund information provided is the sole responsibility of the fund which provides the information. No party which provides a connection between this web site and a mutual fund or its transfer agency system can verify or ensure the receipt of any information transmitted to or from a mutual fund or its transfer agent, or the acceptance by, or completion of any transaction with, a mutual fund.

The on-line acknowledgments or other messages which appear on your screen for transactions entered do not mean that the transactions have been received, accepted or rejected by Ariel. These acknowledgments are only an indication that the transactional information entered by you has either been transmitted to Ariel, or that it cannot be transmitted. It is the responsibility of Ariel to confirm to you that it has received the information and accepted or rejected a transaction. It is the responsibility of Ariel to deliver to you a current prospectus, confirmation statement and any other documents or information required by applicable law.

NO TRANSACTION SHALL BE DEEMED ACCEPTED UNTIL YOU RECEIVE A WRITTEN CONFIRMATION.

You are responsible for reviewing all account statements received by you in order to verify the accuracy of all Ariel account information provided in the statement and all transactions entered through this site. You are also responsible for promptly notifying Ariel of any errors or inaccuracies relating to information contained in, or omitted from your Ariel account statements, including errors or inaccuracies arising from the transactions conducted through this site.

TRANSACTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO ALL REQUIREMENTS, RESTRICTIONS AND FEES AS SET FORTH IN THE FUNDS’ PROSPECTUS.

THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THESE LEGAL NOTICES IS JANUARY 1, 2014. THESE POLICIES MAY CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME. WHEN A MATERIAL CHANGE IS MADE IN THESE LEGAL NOTICES, THE EFFECTIVE DATE WILL BE UPDATED.

 

Past performance does not guarantee future results. © Ariel Investments, LLC. The mutual funds offered by Ariel Investment Trust are distributed by Ariel Distributors, LLC. Use of this website is subject to our Terms & Conditions of use. Each of the investment products, mutual funds or services referred to in this site may be offered only to persons in the United States. This web site should not be considered a solicitation or offering of any investment products, funds or services to investors outside the United States. Original illustrations © Omar Rayyan 2007.