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Sterling Capital Stratton Mid Cap Value Fund

Sterling Capital Stratton Mid Cap Value Fund    Fact Sheet


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A Shares (STRLX)
Inception: 11.16.2015
C Shares (STRNX)
Inception: 11.16.2015
Inst'l Shares (STRGX)
Inception: 09.30.1972

Philosophy and Process

The Fund uses a value investment approach to invest primarily in common stocks of mid-size companies. We believe that undervalued companies with good earnings prospects have superior appreciation potential with reasonable levels of risk. Quantitatively, we focus on a stock's fundamental valuation relative to its peers. Qualitatively, we seek to identify business catalysts which will serve to drive future earnings growth, increase investor interest and expand valuation.

Within the US equity universe, it is our view that the Mid Cap segment offers an attractive mix of growth and stability. Compared to smaller peers, Mid Cap stocks are more likely to have proven business models and greater financial flexibility, yet in many cases, still have the potential for rapid growth. As a result, over longer periods of time, Mid Cap stocks have exhibited superior risk-adjusted returns versus both Small Caps and Large Caps.


Investment Considerations

Mid-size company stocks are generally riskier than large company stocks due to greater volatility and less liquidity. Value stocks can perform differently than other types of stocks and can continue to be undervalued by the market for long periods of time.

Fund Facts

Class A Shares Class C Shares Class Inst'l Shares
Ticker STRLXSTRNXSTRGX
Inception Date 11.16.201511.16.201509.30.1972
Investment Min. $1,000.00$1,000.00$1,000,000.00
Subsequent Investment Min.* $0.00$0.00$0.00
Max. Up Front Sales Charge 5.75%N/AN/A
Max. Deferred Sales Charge N/A1.00%N/A
*If subsequent investments are made as part of an AIP, the minimum is $25.

Management

Shawn M. Gallagher, CFA ®
Shawn M. Gallagher, CFA ®

Director

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Andrew T. DiZio, CFA ®
Andrew T. DiZio, CFA ®

Director

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Performance

Fund Performance as of 09.30.2018

QTR YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since
Inception
A Shares with 5.75% Sales Charge -3.97% -5.04% 1.36% 9.98% 8.72% 7.63% 10.25%
A Shares without Sales Charge 1.90% 0.75% 7.54% 12.17% 10.02% 8.27% 10.40%
Institutional Shares 1.96% 0.94% 7.81% 12.44% 10.18% 8.35% 10.41%
Lipper Mid-Cap Core Median 3.80% 5.21% 10.87% 12.58% 9.46% 10.60% N/A

The total expense ratios for Class A, C and Institutional Shares are 1.18%, 1.93%, and 0.93% respectively.

Past performance does not guarantee future results. The performance data quoted represents past performance and current returns may be lower or higher. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. To obtain performance information current to the most recent month end, please visit the performance summary.

< The inception date for Class A Shares is 11/16/2015. The inception date for Class C Shares is 11/16/2015. The inception date for Class Inst'l Shares is 09/30/1972. Because Class A Shares and Class C Shares do not have a full calendar year of performance, the historical performance shown is that of Institutional Shares. Class A Shares and Class C Shares and Institutional Shares of the Fund would have substantially similar performance because the Shares are invested in the same portfolio of securities and the performance would differ only to the extent that the Classes have different expenses.

The performance shown prior to November 16, 2015 is that of the Stratton Mid Cap Value Fund (the "Predecessor Fund") which reorganized into the Sterling Capital Stratton Mid Cap Value Fund Institutional Shares (the Fund). Because the Fund had no investment operations prior to the closing of the reorganization, and based on the similarity of the Fund to the Predecessor Fund, the Predecessor Fund is treated as the survivor of the reorganization for accounting and performance reporting purposes. The inception date of the Predecessor Fund is 9/30/1972.

Effective November 16, 2015, Sterling Capital Management changed the name of the Stratton Mid Cap Value Fund to the Sterling Capital Stratton Mid Cap Value Fund. The name was changed as a result of the Stratton Fund being reorganized into the Sterling Capital Funds.

Effective May 1, 2013, Stratton Management changed the name of the Stratton Multi-Cap Fund to the Stratton Mid Cap Fund. The name has been changed to more appropriately reflect the characteristics and securities of the Fund. The investment objective remains the same.


Characteristics

Top Ten Holdings as of 09.30.2018

Name Value
Southwest Gas Corp. 3.15%
ICON PLC 2.88%
Phillips 66 2.76%
CDW Corp. 2.53%
Fiserv, Inc. 2.52%
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. 2.51%
Becton, Dickinson & Co. 2.43%
Avery Dennison Corp. 2.39%
PerkinElmer, Inc. 2.38%
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. 2.34%

Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to change and risk. Based on Market Value of securities.

Sector Allocation as of 09.30.2018

Allocations are based on the current weight to funds in the cited Sector. The composition of the fund's holdings is subject to change.

Growth of $10,000 as of 09.30.2018

The Growth of $10,000 chart is hypothetical based upon the performance of A Shares at NAV for the period ended 09/30/2018. It includes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.

Glossary of Terms

Statistics

Risk/Return Statistics vs. Russell Midcap® Value Index as of 09.30.2018

Alpha -0.88
Beta 1.03
R-Squared 88.73
Standard Deviation 10.54
Sharpe Ratio 1.11

Summary Statistics as of 09.30.2018

Weighted Average P/E 17.85
Weighted Average P/B 3.93
Weighted Average Market Cap. $16.60B
Annual Turnover 14%
*The Funds composition is subject to change.
*Annual Turnover Ratio is 12 month rolling calculation.
*Alpha, Beta, R-Squared, Standard Deviation, and Sharpe Ratio are based on a 10-year calculation.
*Click for a glossary of terms

Materials

Fact Sheet
Monthly Holdings
Fund Reports
Fund Reports

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STERLING CAPITAL FUNDS ARE:

Not a deposit - Not FDIC insured - Not guaranteed by the bank - Not insured by any government agency - May lose value

An investor should consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing or sending money. This and other important information about the Sterling Capital Funds can be found in the Funds' prospectus. To obtain a prospectus, please call 1 (888) 228-1872 or click here. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Sterling Capital Management LLC, a separate subsidiary of BB&T Corporation, serves as investment adviser to the Sterling Capital Funds and is paid a fee for its services as described in the prospectus. Shares of the Sterling Capital Funds are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed or endorsed by, Branch Banking and Trust Company or its affiliates. The Funds are not insured by the FDIC or any other government agency. The Funds are distributed by Sterling Capital Distributors LLC, which is not affiliated with Branch Banking and Trust Company or its affiliates.