RABBI TRUST FUND AND MINORS’ CUSTODIAL TRUST FUND

April 21, 2015

To: Parents, Guardians or Custodians of Minor & Incompetent Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon:

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This letter serves to inform you of the upcoming annual election opportunity to recommend an investment option that best suits your tolerance for investment risk. The election deadline is May 26, 2015 and the investment period will be effective from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016.

Recognizing that each tribal member’s tolerance for investment risk may be different, on August 1, 2009, the Tribal Council of Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon permitted parents of minor members age 17 or younger having balances in the Rabbi Trust Fund and Minors’ Custodial Trust Fund, or members age 18 or older to recommend that these funds be invested in one out of five possible investment options. A brief description of each investment option is enclosed with this letter.

The enclosed information describes both the risk associated with each investment option, as well as the investment securities and investment style reflected in each alternative.

The five possible investment options are as follows:

  • Option 1: Age Based Allocations
  • Option 2: Fixed Allocation / Low Risk / No Stock / All Ages
  • Option 3: Fixed Allocation / Stocks 20% / Fixed Income 80% / All Ages
  • Option 4: Fixed Allocation / Stocks 40% / Fixed Income 60% / All Ages
  • Option 5: Fixed Allocation / Stocks 60% / Fixed Income 40% / All Ages

If you are satisfied with your minor’s current investment option, you do not need to respond.

But, if you wish to change the investment option you previously recommended or if your minor was enrolled as a member of the Tribe after May 16, 2014, please complete the attached Investment Risk Assessment Recommendation Form to recommend that the funds be invested in one of the above investment options. One election form must be completed for each minor member. If the member has funds in both trusts, this election will apply to investments in both trusts.

If you have questions, a member of the Tribe’s investment consulting team from Robert W. Baird & Co. will be available to answer your questions. Please contact the office of Joseph S. Hoon at 877-792-3667 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday to speak to a member of the investment consulting team.

Please note: If you do decide to change your minor’s current investment option or you need to recommend a first time investment option for your newly enrolled minor, the Investment Risk Assessment Recommendation Form must be received by Trautmann, Maher & Associates (the third party administrator of the trust funds) no later than 5:00 p.m. May 26, 2015. If this form has not been received by that date, your minor’s funds will either remain in their currently invested option or be invested in the default option (Option 1 – Age Based Allocations).

The conversion for the new investment changes will begin May 27, 2015 and is scheduled to be completed by June 1. After this date, the next opportunity to change your investment election will be May 1, 2016.

Please contact Member Benefits Department directly at 800-422-0232, if you have any questions relating to this change.

Sincerely,

Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon

Special Notice:

Notice to Parents, Guardians or Custodians of Minor & Incompetent Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and Tribal members 18 to 20 years of age – Regarding the Rabbi Trust Fund and Minors’ Custodial Trust Fund investments.

This is to inform you of the upcoming annual election opportunity to recommend an investment option that best suits your tolerance for investment risk for your child’s accounts in the Rabbi Trust and Minors’ Custodial Trust. The election deadline is May 26, 2015 and the investment period will be effective from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016. The Investment Risk Recommendation Form packet is available at the regular Tribal Council meetings on May 6th and May 20th, on the Tribe’s website and through the Member Benefits Department at 800-422-0232.

If you have investment questions, you may speak to the Tribe’s Investment Consulting Team by contacting the office of Joseph S. Hoon, Robert W. Baird & Co., at 877-792-3667 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

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