** The Adviser contractually has agreed to waive its investment advisory fees and/or to reimburse expenses of the Fund to the extent necessary to maintain the Total Annual Operating Expenses (excluding brokerage, interest, taxes and extraordinary expenses) at an annual rate of 1.50% for Class AAA Shares, 1.75% for Class A Shares, 2.25% for Class C Shares, and 1.25% for Class I Shares. In addition, the Fund has agreed, during the three-year period following any waiver or reimbursement by the Adviser, to repay such amount to the extent, after giving effect to the repayment, such adjusted Total Annual Operating Expenses would not exceed 1.50%, 1.75%, 2.25%, and 1.25% for Class AAA, Class A, Class C and Class U Shares on an annualized basis. This arrangement is in effect through at least May 31, 2014, and may not be terminated by the Adviser before such date.
Mid-Cap Company Risk is the risk that investing in securities of mid-cap companies could entail greater risks than investments in larger, more established companies. Mid-cap companies tend to have more narrow product lines, more limited financial resources and a more limited trading market for their stocks, as compared with larger companies. As a result, their stock prices may decline more significantly or more rapidly than stocks of larger companies as market conditions change.
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund before investing. The prospectus, which contains more complete information about this and other matters, should be read carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, please call 800-GABELLI or visit www.gabelli.com.
The Gabelli Mutual Funds are distributed by G.distributors, LLC., a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA.