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Wasatch Advisors Names Associate Portfolio Managers for Three Funds

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Salt Lake City, Utah, January 31, 2014 – Wasatch Advisors has announced that, effective today, three Senior Equities Analysts have become Associate Portfolio Managers.

Andrey Kutuzov, CFA, who joined Wasatch in 2008, has become an Associate Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund (WAEMX).  Linda Lasater, CFA, who joined Wasatch in 2006, has become an Associate Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch International Growth Fund (WAIGX).  And Jared Whatcott, CFA, who joined Wasatch in 2005, has become an Associate Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund (WAIOX).  The existing Portfolio Managers for these three funds remain in place.

Associate Portfolio Manager is a new title at Wasatch Advisors.  “This title recognizes the contributions, dedication and growing roles of Andrey, Linda and Jared as members of the Wasatch international equity team,” said Roger Edgley, Director of International Research.  “Our entire staff of research analysts and portfolio managers will continue to work together and share ideas in pursuit of the best risk-adjusted performance for all of the Wasatch Funds.”

About Wasatch Advisors®

Wasatch Advisors is the investment manager to the Wasatch Funds as well as separately managed institutional and individual portfolios.  Wasatch Advisors pursues a disciplined approach to investing, focused on bottom-up, fundamental analysis to develop a deep understanding of the investment potential of individual companies.  The portfolio managers employ a uniquely collaborative process to leverage the knowledge and skill of the entire Wasatch Advisors research team in making investment decisions.  Wasatch Advisors is an employee-owned investment advisor founded in 1975 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The firm had $19.3 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013.  Wasatch Advisors, Inc. is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

About Wasatch Funds®

The Wasatch Funds, a family of no-load mutual funds, had $13.5 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013.  The Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund ($1.8 billion in assets), the Wasatch International Growth Fund ($1.5 billion in assets) and the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund ($321 million in assets) seek to provide long-term growth of capital.

Contact Information:

Jody Lowe:  414.322.9311 / jody@lowecom.com

Steve Rung:  801.415.5523 / srung@wasatchadvisors.com

 

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 RISKS AND DISCLOSURES:

Mutual fund investing involves risks and loss of principal is possible.  Investing in small cap funds will be more volatile and loss of principal could be greater than investing in large cap or more diversified funds.  Investing in foreign securities, especially in emerging markets, entails special risks, such as unstable currencies, highly volatile securities markets and political and social instability, which are described in more detail in the prospectus.

An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing.  To obtain a prospectus, containing this and other information, visit www.WasatchFunds.com or call 800.551.1700.  Please read it carefully before investing.

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Separately managed accounts and related investment advisory services are provided by Wasatch Advisors, Inc., a federally regulated investment advisor.

© 2014 Wasatch Funds.  All rights reserved.  Wasatch Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. (ADI).  Steve Rung is a registered representative of ADI.  ADI is not affiliated with Wasatch Advisors, Inc.