29 March 2010

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Artisan Funds announced today the launch of Artisan Global Equity Fund (ARTHX), co-managed by Mark Yockey and Barry Dargan. Mr. Yockey is the portfolio manager of Artisan International Fund and Artisan International Small Cap Fund. Mr. Dargan recently joined Artisan from MFS® Investment Management where he was a managing director, portfolio manager of MFS International Growth Fund and portfolio comanager of MFS Global Growth Fund.

Mr. Yockey, leader of Artisan’s Global Equity Team, will work with Mr. Dargan to manage and develop the new Global Equity Strategy. The duo will be supported by Artisan’s deep and highly experienced global equity analyst team.

Eric Colson, Artisan’s Chief Executive Officer, said, "We’re thrilled to have someone of Barry’s caliber and expertise join Artisan and incredibly excited to bring Barry’s global experience together with our strong Global Equity Team, led by Mark Yockey, to launch Artisan Global Equity Fund."

This material is not an offer of any mutual funds mentioned other than Artisan Funds.


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