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Harbor Funds Announces Launch of Harbor International Small Cap Fund
February 01, 2016

Chicago, Illinois – Harbor Funds today announced the addition of Harbor International Small Cap Fund to its lineup of no-load mutual funds. The new fund, which commences operations today, is managed by Baring International Investment Limited ("Barings").

The investment goal of Harbor International Small Cap Fund is to seek long-term growth of capital. Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests primarily (no less than 80% of its total assets) in a diversified portfolio of equity securities of small cap companies, including those located in emerging market countries (up to 20% of its total assets). The Fund will be managed by Nicholas Williams, Colin Riddles and Rosemary Simmonds, each a Portfolio Manager of Barings.

"We are excited to partner with Barings to add this international small cap fund to the Harbor Funds lineup," said David G. Van Hooser, Chairman of Harbor Funds. "The team at Barings has substantial experience investing in small cap equities, making them well suited to subadvise this new fund."

The Harbor Funds lineup of actively managed, no-load mutual funds had combined net assets of approximately $79 billion as of December 31, 2015. Each Harbor fund is managed by an institutional investment firm selected by Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc. and approved by the Harbor Funds Board of Trustees based on the firm's experience in a specific asset class. Fees and expenses apply to an investment in Harbor Funds and are described in each fund's current prospectus.

There is no guarantee that the investment objective of the Fund will be achieved. Stocks fluctuate in price and the value of your investment in the Fund may go down. Stocks of small cap companies pose special risks, including possible illiquidity and greater price volatility than stocks of larger, more established companies. Investing in international and emerging markets poses special risks, including potentially greater price volatility due to social, political and economic factors, as well as currency exchange rate fluctuations. These risks are more severe for securities of issuers in emerging market regions.