NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
To Be Held September 22, 2020
The Board of Trustees of the AdvisorOne Funds, an open-end management investment company organized as a Delaware business trust, has called a special meeting of the shareholders of CLS Global Diversified Equity Fund, CLS Growth and Income Fund, CLS Flexible Income Fund, CLS Global Aggressive Equity Fund, CLS Shelter Fund, and Milestone Treasury Obligations Fund (each a “Fund” and together the “Funds”), to be held at the offices of Thompson Hine LLP, located at 41 South High Street, Suite 1700, Columbus, Ohio 43215, at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on September 22, 2020, for the following purposes:
- To approve a new advisory agreement between the Trust, on behalf of each Fund and CLS Investments, LLC. (Shareholders of each Fund, voting separately, must approve this proposal with respect to that Fund.) No changes are proposed with respect to any Fund’s investment strategy, risks, investment objective, or advisory fees.
- To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments or postponements thereof.
Shareholders of record at the close of business on July 27, 2020 are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the special meeting and any adjournments or postponements thereof. The Notice of Special Meeting, Proxy Statement, and accompanying form of proxy will be mailed to shareholders on or about August 5, 2020.
The enclosed materials explain the proposals to be voted on at the special meeting in more detail. No matter how large or small your Fund holdings, your vote is extremely important. We appreciate your participation and prompt response in this matter. If you should have any questions regarding the proposal, or to quickly vote your shares, please call Okapi Partners LLC, your Fund’s proxy solicitor, toll-free at (855) 208-8903. Thank you for your continued investment in the Funds.
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting to be Held on September 22, 2020. A copy of the Notice of Special Meeting, the Proxy Statement (including the proposed new advisory agreement) and Proxy Voting Ballot are available at www.okapivote.com/CLS.
By Order of the Board of Trustees
July 31, 2020
YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT
To assure your representation at the special meeting, please complete, date and sign the enclosed proxy card and return it promptly in the accompanying envelope. You may also vote either by telephone or online by following the instructions on the enclosed proxy card. Whether or not you plan to attend the special meeting, please vote your shares; if you attend the special meeting, you may revoke your proxy and vote your shares at the special meeting.
The Funds are sensitive to the health and travel concerns the Funds’ shareholders may have and the protocols that federal, state and local governments may impose. Due to the difficulties arising from the coronavirus known as COVID-19, the date, time, location or means of conducting the special meeting may change. In the event of such a change, the Funds will announce alternative arrangements for the special meeting as promptly as practicable, which may include holding the special meeting by means of remote communication, among other steps, but the Funds may not deliver additional soliciting materials to shareholders or otherwise amend the Fund’s proxy materials. The Funds plan to announce these changes, if any, at www.AdvisorOneFunds.com/proxy and encourages you to check this website prior to the special meeting if you plan to attend.