Each Artisan Partners Fund is the owner of the securities held in its portfolio. The companies that issue those securities conduct meetings of their shareholders and request that shareholders vote on certain matters. The Funds, as shareholders, may register their votes by mailing in their "proxy" ballots. Artisan Partners Funds has delegated responsibility for proxy voting to Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, the Funds' investment adviser. A Fund's economic interest as a shareholder is Artisan Partners' primary consideration in determining how a Fund's shares should be voted. For more information read Artisan Partners' Proxy Voting Policy

Information on each Fund's votes during the twelve-month period ending June 30 will be made available during the following August. View Artisan Partners Funds Voting Record to see how each fund voted with respect to a particular company.