Classes The officers of the Company shall be a President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and, if deemed necessary, expedient, or desirable by the Board of Managers, an Executive Vice President, one or more Senior Vice Presidents, one or more other Vice Presidents, one or more Assistant Treasurers, one or more Assistant Secretaries, and such other officers as may be elected or appointed in accordance with the provisions of this article. Additional officers and duties may be added by amendments to this article by the Members.
Classes of Shares Each class of shares of the Fund represents an interest in the same portfolio of investments of the Fund. However, each class has different shareholder privileges and features. The net income attributable to a class of shares and the dividends payable on a class of shares will be reduced by incremental expenses borne solely by that class. Those expenses include the asset-based sales charges to which Class A, Class B, Class C and Class N are subject. The availability of different classes of shares permits an investor to choose the method of purchasing shares that is more appropriate for the investor. That may depend on the amount of the purchase, the length of time the investor expects to hold shares, and other relevant circumstances. Class A shares normally are sold subject to an initial sales charge. While Class B, Class C and Class N shares have no initial sales charge, the purpose of the deferred sales charge and asset-based sales charge on Class B, Class C and Class N shares is the same as that of the initial sales charge on Class A shares - to compensate the Distributor and brokers, dealers and financial institutions that sell shares of the Fund. A salesperson who is entitled to receive compensation from his or her firm for selling Fund shares may receive different levels of compensation for selling one class of shares rather than another. The Distributor will not accept any order in the amount of $500,000 or more for Class B shares or $1 million or more for Class C shares on behalf of a single investor (not including dealer "street name" or omnibus accounts). That is because generally it will be more advantageous for that investor to purchase Class A shares of the Fund.