Neuberger Berman Launches Flexible Select Fund

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All-Cap Equity Fund Seeks Attractive Risk-Adjusted Returns with Lower Volatility

NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 – Neuberger Berman Group LLC, one of the world's leading employee-controlled money managers, is pleased to introduce the Neuberger Berman Flexible Select Fund ("the Fund") (tickers: NFLIX, NFLAX, NFLCX), a mutual fund for U.S. investors accessing the top ideas from the less-benchmark constrained equity teams at Neuberger Berman. The Fund seeks to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns with lower volatility than the broader U.S. equity market.

Neuberger Berman Flexible Select Fund is a long-only, actively managed diversified fund that combines the top holdings from multiple higher tracking error, absolute-return oriented equity teams at the firm. The Fund will employ approximately 17-20 distinct portfolio management teams at Neuberger Berman that currently manage assets primarily for high net worth clients. The Fund also has the ability to invest in cash and bonds as necessary, based on the underlying asset allocations of the various portfolio management teams.

Selection, review, risk-weighting and rebalancing of the Fund's underlying investment managers will be overseen by an Investment Committee chaired by Joseph Amato, president and chief investment officer of Neuberger Berman.

The Neuberger Berman teams that comprise the Fund have been chosen for their attractive long-term track records, risk management, and liquidity.

"At Neuberger Berman, we have more than 40 talented teams under our roof investing globally across the market spectrum, and our new Flexible Select Fund aims to bring some of their best ideas to mutual fund investors," said Joseph Amato. "As clients are increasingly interested in outcomes, this Fund also provides the oversight of an expert investment committee to allocate and rebalance the portfolio."

About Neuberger Berman

Neuberger Berman is a private, independent, employee-controlled investment manager. It partners with institutions, advisors and individuals throughout the world to customize solutions that address their needs for income, growth and capital preservation. With more than 1,800 professionals focused exclusively on asset management, it offers an investment culture of independent thinking. Founded in 1939, the company provides solutions across equities, fixed income, hedge funds and private equity, and had $216 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2013. For more information, please visit our website at

An investor should consider Neuberger Berman Flexible Select Fund's investment objectives, risks and fees and expenses carefully before investing. This and other important information can be found in the Fund's prospectus, and if available summary prospectus, which you can obtain by calling 877.628.2583. Please read the prospectus, and if available the summary prospectus, carefully before making an investment.

An investor should consider Neuberger Berman Flexible Select Fund's investment objectives, risks and fees and expenses carefully before investing. This and other important information can be found in the Fund's prospectus, and if available summary prospectus, which you can obtain by calling 877.628.2583. Please read the prospectus, and if available the summary prospectus, carefully before making an investment.

Most of the Fund's performance depends on what happens in the stock market. The market's behavior is unpredictable, particularly in the short term. There can be no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its goal.

The Fund is a mutual fund, not a bank deposit, and is not guaranteed or insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The value of your investment may fall, sometimes sharply, and you could lose money by investing in the Fund.

The following factors can significantly affect the Fund's performance:

Stock Market Volatility. Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market or economic developments. To the extent that the Fund sells stocks before they reach their market peak, it may miss out on opportunities for higher performance.

Asset Allocation Risk. If the Fund favors exposure to an asset class during a period when that asset class underperforms other asset classes, performance may suffer.

Issuer-Specific Risk. The value of an individual security or particular type of security can be more volatile than the market as a whole and can perform differently from the value of the market as a whole.

Market Capitalization Risk. To the extent the Fund emphasizes small-, mid-, or large-cap stocks, it takes on the associated risks. Compared to small- and mid-cap companies, large-cap companies may be less responsive to changes and opportunities. At times, the stocks of larger companies may lag other types of stocks in performance.

Sector Risk. To the extent the Fund invests more heavily in particular sectors, its performance will be especially sensitive to developments that significantly affect those sectors. Individual sectors may move up and down more than the broader market.

Value Stock Risk. Value stocks may remain undervalued during a given period or may not ever realize their full value.

Growth Stock Risk. Because the prices of most growth stocks are based on future expectations, these stocks tend to be more sensitive than value stocks to bad economic news and negative earnings surprises.

Other Investment Company Risk and Risks of Investing in the Underlying Fund. The Fund intends to invest in other investment companies, including the Underlying Fund. The investment performance of the Fund is directly related to the investment performance of the investment companies in which it invests and the allocations among those investment companies. The Fund is exposed to the same principal risks as the investment companies in which it invests as well as to the investment companies' expenses in direct proportion to the allocation of its assets to such investment companies, which could result in the duplication of certain fees, including the administration fee in the case of the Underlying Fund. Also, an investor in the Fund may receive taxable gains from portfolio transactions by such other investment company, as well as taxable gains from transactions by the Fund in shares of the investment company. NBM is the investment manager for both the Fund and the funds in the Neuberger Berman fund family, including the Underlying Fund, and may be deemed to have a conflict of interest in determining the allocation of the Fund to the funds in the Neuberger Berman fund family. The Fund intends to invest in the Underlying Fund, which invests in fixed income securities and is subject to the following additional risks, in addition to other risks.

Interest Rate Risk. The Underlying Fund's total return and share price will fluctuate in response to changes in interest rates. Generally, the value of investments with interest rate risk, such as fixed income securities, will move in the direction opposite to movements in interest rates. In general, the longer the maturity or duration of a fixed income security, the greater the effect a change in interest rates could have on the security's price. Thus, the Underlying Fund's sensitivity to interest rate risk will increase with any increase in the Underlying Fund's overall duration.

Prepayment and Extension Risk. The Underlying Fund's performance could be affected if unexpected interest rate trends cause the Underlying Fund's mortgage- or asset-backed securities to be paid off earlier or later than expected, shortening or lengthening their duration. An increase in market interest rates would likely extend the effective duration of mortgage-backed securities, thereby magnifying the effect of the rate increase on the securities' price.

Call Risk. When interest rates are low, issuers will often repay the obligation underlying a "callable security" early, in which case the Underlying Fund may have to reinvest the proceeds in an investment offering a lower yield and may not benefit from any increase in value that might otherwise result from declining interest rates.

Credit Risk. A downgrade or default affecting any of the Underlying Fund's securities could affect the Fund's performance.

U.S. Government Securities Risk. Although the Underlying Fund may hold securities that carry U.S. government guarantees, these guarantees do not extend to shares of the Underlying Fund itself and do not guarantee the market price of the securities.

When-Issued and Delayed-Delivery Securities Risk. When-issued and delayed-delivery securities can have a leverage-like effect on the Underlying Fund, which can increase fluctuations in the Underlying Fund's share price; may cause the Underlying Fund to liquidate positions when it may not be advantageous to do so, in order to satisfy its purchase obligations; and are subject to the risk that a counterparty may fail to complete the sale of the security, in which case the Underlying Fund may lose the opportunity to purchase or sell the security at the agreed upon price.

Illiquid Investments Risk. Illiquid investments may be more difficult to purchase or sell at an advantageous price or time, and there is a greater risk that the investments may not be sold for the price at which the Underlying Fund is carrying them.

Foreign and Emerging Market Risk. Foreign securities, including those issued by foreign governments, involve risks in addition to those associated with comparable U.S. securities. As a result, foreign securities can fluctuate more widely in price, and may also be less liquid, than comparable U.S. securities. Investing in emerging market countries involves risks in addition to and greater than those generally associated with investing in more developed foreign countries. Securities of issuers in emerging market countries may be more volatile and less liquid than securities of issuers in foreign countries with more developed economies or markets.

Currency Risk. Currency fluctuations could negatively impact investment gains or add to investment losses.

Management Risk. Fund performance is dependent upon the success of the Portfolio Manager in implementing the Fund's investment strategies in pursuit of its objective and the Underlying Managers in pursuit of their objectives. To a significant extent, the Fund's performance will depend on the success of implementing and managing the investment models that assist in allocating the Fund's assets, as well as any investment models used by the Underlying Managers. Models that have been formulated on the basis of past market data may not be predictive of future price movements.

Risk Management. Risk is an essential part of investing. No risk management program can eliminate the Fund's exposure to adverse events; at best, it can only reduce the possibility that the Fund will be affected by such events, and especially those risks that are not intrinsic to the Fund's investment program.

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