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Needham Small Cap Growth Fund Wins 2020 Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award

March 6, 2020 GMT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 6, 2020--

Needham Asset Management, a boutique growth equity manager, today announced that Needham Small Cap Growth Fund (NESGX) has won two Refinitiv Lipper 2020 Fund Awards for delivering strong risk-adjusted returns over three-year and five-year time periods in the Small-Cap Core category. The awards were announced March 5 in New York at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

The Fund, managed by Chris Retzler since 2008, seeks long-term, tax-efficient capital appreciation by primarily investing in smaller growth companies that he believes are trading at a discount to their underlying value, yet have the potential for superior long-term growth.

“We are honored that Refinitiv has recognized Needham Small Cap Growth Fund’s performance,” said Mr. Retzler. “At a time when the world is turning more and more to passive equity products, we believe our style of active, eclectic small-cap stock picking can generate long-term alpha and has a place in investors’ portfolios. We believe the U.S. remains the best place in the world to be investing, and we continue to see opportunities to invest in small and mid-cap stocks. Most importantly, we see a revolution happening in technology that has created and continues to create investment opportunities. We see opportunity in our strategy of investing in companies that we know well and that we believe are positioned with secular growth drivers.”

“The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards celebrate exceptional investment management. In a year of dramatic change across the global economy, climate, the environment and political cultures, it has never been more important to have your investments entrusted with talented and experienced professionals. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards recognize those exceptional managers and fund management groups who navigate these changes and steer your savings into outperforming returns”, said Robert Jenkins, Head of Research, Lipper, Refinitiv. “We at Refinitiv congratulate the 2020 Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award winners for delivering outstanding performance to their investors and wish Needham Small Cap Growth Fund continued success.”

About Needham Asset Management

Needham Asset Management, LLC manages over $500 million in public and private equity investments. With an emphasis on tax-efficient capital appreciation and preservation, our investment vehicles seek above-average growth at value prices in varying styles of market capitalization and rate of growth targets.

About Refinitiv Lipper Awards

For more than 30 years and in over 17 countries worldwide, the highly-respected Refinitiv Lipper Awards have honored funds and fund management firms that have excelled in providing consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers and focus the investment world on top-funds. The merit of the winners is based on entirely objective, quantitative criteria. This coupled with the unmatched depth of fund data, results in a unique level of prestige and ensures the award has lasting value. Renowned fund data and proprietary methodology is the foundation of this prestigious award qualification, recognizing excellence in fund management. Find out more at www.lipperfundawards.com.

The information presented in this commentary is not intended as personalized investment advice and does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell a particular security or other investments.

This message is not an offer of the Needham Small Cap Growth Fund. Shares are sold only through the currently effective prospectus. Please read the prospectus or summary prospectus and consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses of the Funds carefully before you invest. The prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and other information about the Funds and can be obtained on our website, www.needhamfunds.com.

Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, and when redeemed, shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance data quoted represents past performance, and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than these results. Performance current to the most recent month-end may be obtained by calling our transfer agent at 1-800-625-7071. Total return figures include reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains.

All three of the Needham Funds have substantial exposure to small and micro capitalized companies. Funds holding smaller capitalized companies are subject to greater price fluctuation than those of larger companies. Needham & Company, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, is the distributor of The Needham Funds, Inc.

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