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Note regarding accounts marked as "Courtesy Account - Assets Not Held by Dunham": Neither Dunham Trust Company (DTC) nor Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc. (DAIC) are responsible for the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of account positions and balances for assets not custodied by DTC or DAIC and no warranty is made concerning such information. DTC and/or DAIC are reporting these assets as a courtesy only. Such reporting does not constitute a "statement" by either DTC or DAIC. You will receive your official statement and all tax reporting information from the custodian of the asset(s).
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Certain statements contained herein are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management's current view and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those in such statements due to, without limitation (i) general economic conditions, including in particular economic conditions in Dunham 's core markets, (ii) performance of financial markets, including emerging markets, (iii) the frequency and severity of insured loss events, (iv) mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (v) persistency levels, (vi) interest rate levels, (vii) currency exchange rates, including the Euro - U.S. dollar exchange rate, (viii) increasing levels of competition, (ix) changes in laws and regulations, including monetary convergence and the European Monetary Union, (x) changes in the policies of central banks and/or foreign governments, and (xi) general competitive factors, in each case on a global, regional and/or national basis. Dunham does not undertake any obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statements on this Site.