Pioneer Tax Advantaged Balanced Trust Sample Contracts

Pioneer Tax Advantaged Balanced Trust – CUSTODIAN AGREEMENT (December 23rd, 2003)

CUSTODIAN AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT, dated as of July 1, 2001 between each of the open-end management investment companies listed on Appendix A hereto each a Fund (as amended from time to time) severally and not jointly, (each a FUND), and BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN & CO., a limited partnership formed under the laws of the State of New York (BBH&CO. or the CUSTODIAN). Each Fund is organized under either the laws of the State of Delaware or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and registered with the Commission under the 1940 Act, as amended. W I T N E S S E T H: WHEREAS, the Fund wishes to employ BBH&Co. to act as custodian for the Fund and to provide related services, all as provided herein, and BBH&Co. is willing to accept such employment, subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth; NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the Fund and BBH&