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We recently learned Amundi Pioneer’s phone number has been used as part of a spoofing scam perpetrated by certain bad actors unassociated with our firm. In conducting this scam these individuals are requesting social security numbers and/or other sensitive personal information in connection with a sweepstakes entry or other promotion. Such phone calls are not from Amundi Pioneer. We would never communicate with our clients or others in this manner. If you receive such a call, you should hang up and not provide any personal information. Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions or concerns. To learn more about similar scams and what you can do to prevent telemarketing fraud, please visit https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/spoofing-and-caller-id »


In some cases, Amundi Pioneer has the power to vote proxies on behalf of its clients. When Amundi Pioneer has been delegated proxy-voting authority, Amundi Pioneer carefully considers each proxy item and casts the proxy votes in a manner consistent with the best interest of its clients. Amundi Pioneer will vote all proxies presented to it in a timely manner on behalf of its clients.
 

Overview

The Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures are designed to complement Amundi Pioneer's investment policies and procedures regarding its general responsibility to monitor the performance and/or corporate events of companies that are issuers of securities held in accounts managed by Amundi Pioneer. These Proxy Voting Policies summarize Amundi Pioneer's position on a number of issues solicited by underlying held companies. The policies are guidelines that provide a general indication on how Amundi Pioneer would vote but do not include all potential voting scenarios.

 

Amundi Pioneer's Proxy Voting Procedures detail monitoring of voting, exception votes, and review of conflicts of interest and ensure that case-by-case votes are handled within the context of the overall guidelines (i.e., best interest of client). The overriding goal is that all proxies for US and non-US companies that are received promptly will be voted in accordance with Amundi Pioneer's poilcies or specific client instructions. All share sin a company held by Amundi Pioneer-managed accounts will be voted alike, unless a client has given us specific voting instructions on an issue or has not delegated authority to us or the Director of Portfolio Management US determines, after consultation with the Proxy Voting Oversight Group, that the circumstances justify a different approach.