Cortina Asset Management Announces Launch of Cortina Small Cap Growth Fund and Cortina Small Cap Value Fund

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Cortina Asset Management Announces Launch of Cortina Small Cap Growth Fund and Cortina Small Cap Value Fund

Cortina Asset Management, LLC is pleased to announce its launch of the Cortina Small Cap Growth Fund and the Cortina Small Cap Value Fund, further expanding its small cap investment offerings. The Small Cap Growth Fund will be managed by the Milwaukee-based Small Cap Growth team, led by Brian Bies and Steve Lilly, and the Small Cap Value Fund will be managed by the New York-based Small Cap Value team, led by Alexander Yaggy. All three managers bring significant experience investing in small cap companies.

“The Small Cap Growth Fund and the Small Cap Value Fund represent the latest step by Cortina to offer investors mutual funds and separately managed accounts in a wide array of small cap strategies,” said Lori K. Hoch, Principal and Chief Operating Officer of Cortina Asset Management, LLC and Officer of Cortina Funds, Inc. Through internal product offerings and the recent New York addition, Cortina has built a strong presence in the small cap investment space.

About the Cortina Small Cap Growth Fund

The Cortina Small Cap Growth Fund seeks growth of capital and follows the same time- tested strategy as the Cortina Small Cap Growth composite. It primarily invests in stocks of U.S. companies. The market cap of potential investments is typically less than $2 billion at the time of purchase. The fund’s strategy employs a “thematic based” approach to investing in vibrant and innovative growth companies. Exhaustive fundamental research is employed with an emphasis on a company’s business strength, financial strength, leadership and valuation.

About the Cortina Small Cap Value Fund

The Cortina Small Cap Value Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund mirrors the Cortina Small Cap Value separate account strategy. The strategy primarily invests in companies with market capitalizations between $400 million and $2 billion at the time of purchase. The fund’s strategy is to apply a disciplined investment process that targets undervalued companies that possess identifiable catalysts for change.

About Cortina Asset Management

Cortina Asset Management, LLC is an independent investment manager that is majority employee owned. With offices in Milwaukee and New York, Cortina offers more than 100 years of combined investment staff experience. Cortina currently manages $2 billion for corporations, foundations and pension plans.

For more information about Cortina Asset Management, please visit http://www.cortinaassetmanagement.com.

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An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund(s) carefully before investing. For a copy of the prospectus, which contains this and other important information about the Funds, call 1-855-612-3936. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Separately managed accounts are provided by Cortina Asset Management, LLC a federally registered investment advisor. Cortina Asset Management LLC is not affiliated with ALPS Distributors, Inc.

Investments in small-cap and micro-cap companies entail greater risks than those associated with larger, more established companies, including greater volatility and less liquidity.

Cortina Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.

Contact: Lori Hoch
414-225-7365

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