2013 Year-End Dividends and Distributions for William Blair Funds

William Blair & Company, LLC, distributor to the William Blair Funds, announces estimated year-end dividends and distributions for the Funds. Distributions will be paid to shareholders of record as of Wednesday, December 18, 2013. The record date, ex-dividend date, and the payment date are as follows:

Record Date: December 18, 2013
Ex-Dividend and Reinvestment Date: December 19, 2013
Payable Date: December 20, 2013

2013 Distributions - Class I and N shares

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.

2013 Treasury Obligation Information for Bond, Income, Low Duration, Ready Reserves, Macro Allocation, and Commodity Strategy Long/Short Funds

Historical Year-End Dividends and Distributions

2012 Year-End Distributions and Dividends
2011 Year-End Distributions and Dividends

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