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Brandes Investment Trust (BVNSC)

Filed: 19 Oct 16, 8:00pm

 
 
SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION
 
PROXY STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 14(a)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

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From: Brandes Ideas
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:11 AM
To: Hans Sundquist <Hans.Sundquist@brandes.com>
Subject: Brandes Upcoming Proxy Notification

Proxy Vote for their Brandes Mutual Fund holdings

VALUE SPECIALISTS SINCE 1974
Call us 1.800.237.7119   |   brandesfunds.com

Hi Hans,

Your clients may have received an announcement in the mail over the past couple of days about a Proxy Vote for their Brandes Mutual Fund holdings. In addition Okapi Partners, our proxy solicitor, may contact shareholders to solicit votes on behalf of the "Brandes Investment Trust".

We are committed to making this necessary solicitation process as simple as possible. If you have discretion to vote on behalf of your clients, we may be able to take direction from you depending on how the shares are registered. This will reduce the likelihood of them being contacted.

Please review the attachment for additional details. If you have any questions please feel free to contact my internal associate, First Last, at 800.237.7119. Thanks for your support.
Thanks,
Name

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Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.
Tel: 858.523.XXXX | Fax: 858.755.0916
first.last@brandes.com


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Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.
11988 El Camino Real, Suite 600
P.O. Box 919048
San Diego, CA 92191-9048

Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.
A mutual fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The statutory and summary prospectuses contain this and other important information about the investment company, and may be obtained by calling 1.800.395.3807 or visiting www.brandesfunds.com. Read carefully before investing.
 
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The Brandes Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.

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Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income FundBrandes Global Opportunities Value Fund
Brandes Credit Focus Yield FundBrandes International Equity Fund
Brandes Emerging Markets Value FundBrandes International Small Cap Equity Fund
Brandes Global Equity FundBrandes Separately Account Reserve Trust
Brandes Global Equity Income Fund 

We want to make you aware that your clients that hold shares in one or more of the above Brandes Funds (each, a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”) as of the record date of September 9, 2016, will receive proxy materials regarding the Special Meeting of Shareholders slated for November 7, 2016.

The materials include a proxy statement with detailed information about the proposal and a proxy card that shareholders can sign and return in a postage paid envelope. The materials will also provide instructions on how shareholders can vote by telephone or through the Internet. You can access the materials by visiting www.okapivote.com/Brandes. Shareholders will be asked to vote on the following proposals:
 
Proposal Summary
 
Fund(s) Voting on the Proposal
  
1. To elect three nominees to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Trust.
All Funds
  
2. To approve an amendment to the Trust’s Agreement and Declaration of Trust.
All Funds
  
3. To eliminate the Class E shares of the Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income,
           Brandes Global Equity, and Brandes International Equity Funds.
Class E holders of the Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income, Brandes Global Equity, and Brandes International Equity Funds
 
 
The Board of Trustees of the Trust recommends that shareholders vote “For” each of the applicable Proposals.
 
Please note that your clients may receive a telephone solicitation in connection with this Special Meeting from Okapi Partners, the Funds’ proxy solicitor. However, we are committed to helping you maintain your client relationships while we carry out our required solicitation process.  To that end, we are asking for your support and assistance in answering any questions you may receive from your clients on this matter.
 
·Please ask your clients to vote as soon as possible. Instructions on how they can vote, over the phone, by internet or by mail will be detailed on the proxy card they receive.
 
·Explain that their vote is critical no matter how many shares they own.
 
·Okapi Partners will need to continue to contact shareholders until the necessary vote is attained. 
 
·If you or your clients have any questions, please provide this toll-free number for more information: 1-855-208-8902. Agents are available to answer questions or to record voting instructions Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The voting process is quick and easy and will require only a couple minutes of their time.
 

 
Thank you for your support.