Income from US government obligations

In most states, income from US Treasury securities and other direct US government obligations generally is exempt from state income taxes. In addition, dividends paid by a fund from interest earned on such securities and obligations are generally exempt from state income taxes, subject in some states to minimum investment or reporting requirements that must be met by a fund. To determine if this income is exempt in the state where you reside, please consult your tax advisor.

Listed here for your information are the approximate percentages of income earned from US Treasury securities and other direct US government obligations for the following Optimum Funds during calendar year 2017.

Optimum Fund Percentage of interest income
from US Treasury securities
and other direct US obligations 2017
Optimum Fixed Income Fund 7.51%
Optimum International Fund 0.07%
Optimum Large Cap Value Fund 0.18%
Optimum Small-Mid Cap Value Fund 0.13%

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