Dividends & Capital Gain Distributions

    2016 Year-End Dividend and Distribution Estimates for William Blair Funds


    William Blair & Company, L.L.C., distributor to the William Blair Funds, announces year-end dividend and distribution estimates for the Funds. Distributions will be paid to shareholders of record as of Wednesday, December 14, 2016 . The record date, ex-dividend and reinvestment date, and the payment date are as follows:


    Record Date: December 14, 2016
    Ex-Dividend and Reinvestment Date: December 15, 2016
    Payable Date: December 16, 2016

    2016 Distribution Estimates - Class I and N shares

     

    For the William Blair Income Fund, the William Blair Bond Fund, and the William Blair Low Duration Fund, the Fund's net investment income will be declared at the close of a regular trading day on the New York Stock Exchange, which is generally 3:00 p.m., Central time, on each day that the Fund is open for business as a dividend to shareholders who were of record prior to the declaration. Dividends will be paid to shareholders monthly.

    Interim distributions may be made if the Board of Trustees believes it is necessary, and the Funds may vary these dividend practices at any time.


    Fixed Income Fund Distributions




    William Blair’s Fixed Income Funds’ net investment income will be declared at the close of a regular trading day on the New York Stock Exchange, which is generally 3:00 p.m., Central Time, on each day that the Fund is open for business as a dividend to shareholders who were of record prior to the declaration. Dividends will be paid to shareholders monthly.

    2015 Treasury Obligation Information for Bond, Income, Low Duration, Ready Reserves, and Macro Allocation Funds

    Historical Year-End Dividends and Distributions


    2015 Year-End Distributions and Dividends
    2014 Year-End Distributions and Dividends
    2013 Year-End Distributions and Dividends
    2012 Year-End Distributions and Dividends


    Please consult your tax advisor for information specific to your situation.