AGREEMENT made by and between the institution executing this Agreement (“Financial Intermediary”), and the investment
companies executing this Agreement (each a “Trust” and collectively the “Trusts”) on behalf of themselves and each of their series or classes of shares (each a “Fund”, collectively, the “Funds”).
WHEREAS, Financial Intermediary is registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, as a broker-dealer and has entered into a
Mutual Fund Sales Agreement with JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc., the Funds’ distributor pursuant to which Financial Intermediary sells and makes available shares of the Funds to its customers; and
WHEREAS, for the convenience of its customers, Financial Intermediary is the record owner of such shares and tracks the beneficial ownership
of such shares and distributes dividends and shareholder information and performs other services with respect to its customers’ accounts; and
WHEREAS, the parties have agreed to move certain Fund share positions of Financial Intermediary’s customers, which are currently carried
in Network Level 3 accounts pursuant to the parties’ Depository Trust Clearing Corporation’s (“DTCC”) Networking Agreements, to one or more master or omnibus accounts (“Omnibus Accounts”) on the books and records of the
Fund’s transfer agent (“Transfer Agent”) registered in the name of Financial Intermediary as the nominee (the process of moving the said positions is referred to below as the “Conversion”); and
WHEREAS, to support such omnibus arrangement, Financial Intermediary has agreed to provide sub-accounting, recordkeeping and other
administrative services with respect to such customer positions; and
WHEREAS, the Funds receive a direct benefit from Financial
Intermediary performing services that the Funds would otherwise perform, or have performed, with respect to such customer positions.
THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and mutual covenants hereinafter contained, each party hereto agrees as follows:
Performance of Services. Commencing upon completion of the Conversion, Financial Intermediary will perform the services specified on Schedule A hereto (the “Services”) with respect to its customers that
maintain in their Financial Intermediary accounts shares of the Funds and classes (i.e. CUSIPs) designated by Financial Intermediary as eligible for the Services (each a “Customer” and collectively, the “Customers”).
Transactions in shares.
(a) The Funds will execute all accepted orders for the purchase
of shares of the Funds (“Shares”) at the next determined public offering price per Share (i.e., the net asset value per Share plus the applicable initial sales load, if any) and the Funds will execute all accepted orders for the redemption
of any Shares at the next determined net asset value per Share, in each case as described in the Funds’ then current prospectus and statement of additional information (“Prospectus”). The Funds reserve the right to reject any purchase
request in their sole discretion.
(b) Financial Intermediary certifies that it will at all times follow relevant rules, regulations
and requirements in connection with the handling of orders for transactions in the Funds, including without limitation:
Rule 22c-1(a) and other applicable rules under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (“Investment Company Act”);
the provisions of this Agreement; and
Financial Intermediary further certifies that it:
has adopted and implemented and will monitor, on a continuous basis, its compliance with procedures reasonably designed to prevent violations of relevant law, regulation and Prospectus requirements with respect to late
trading, market timing and abusive trading practices;
has determined that each of Financial Intermediary Agents (as defined below) that accept orders for shares on the Fund’s behalf has adopted and implemented and will monitor, on a continuous basis, its compliance
with its own internal procedures reasonably designed to prevent violations of relevant law, regulation and Prospectus requirements with respect to late trading, market timing and abusive trading practices;
upon request, will provide information and further certification to the Funds or their designee to verify compliance with this Section 2; and
will cooperate in monitoring and enforcing the Trust’s market timing, late trading, and any redemption fee policies as set forth in the Prospectus and such other policies established by the Trust from time to time.
(d) The Financial Intermediary agrees that neither the Funds, the Funds’ distributor nor any of their affiliates or
agents will have any responsibility or liability to review any purchase or redemption request which is presented by Financial Intermediary (i) to determine whether such request is genuine or authorized by the Customer or (ii) to determine
the suitability of a particular Fund or class of Shares for such Customer. The Funds, the Funds’ distributor and their affiliates and agents will be entitled to rely conclusively on any purchase or redemption request communicated to the Funds
by Financial Intermediary, and will have no liability whatsoever for any losses, claims or damages to or against Financial Intermediary or any Customer resulting from the failure of Financial Intermediary to transmit any such request, or from any
errors contained in any request.
(e) Financial Intermediary confirms that it will be considered the Funds’ agent for the sole purpose
of receiving purchase and redemption orders for the Omnibus Accounts and transmitting them to the Transfer Agent.
(f) The Funds hereby acknowledge and agree that, at the expense of Financial Intermediary,
Financial Intermediary may appoint a third party as its agent, including affiliates of Financial Intermediary (“Financial Intermediary Agent”) to provide the services hereunder, including, to the extent required hereunder, Customer-level
recordkeeping, data processing, data entry, maintenance of records, client contact and client servicing, publication and assembly of reports, accounting, distribution administration, bookkeeping and tax reporting services, safekeeping, custody,
brokerage and clearing agency services with respect to the Omnibus Accounts. Financial Intermediary shall be as fully responsible to the Funds for the acts and omissions of each Financial Intermediary Agent as Financial Intermediary is for its own
acts and omissions.
(g) The parties agree that in each transaction in Shares and with regard to any services rendered pursuant to this
Agreement (i) Financial Intermediary is acting as agent for the Customers; (ii) the Customers are for all purposes the customers of Financial Intermediary; (iii) each transaction is initiated solely upon the order of the Customers;
(iv) as between Financial Intermediary and a Customer, the Customer will have full beneficial ownership of all Shares; (v) each transaction shall be for the account of a Customer and not for Financial Intermediary’s account;
(vi) except for the limited purpose of receiving orders for Share transactions from the Customer as described in Section 2(e) of this Agreement, Financial Intermediary shall have no authority to act as agent for the Funds; and
(vii) Financial Intermediary will not knowingly accept or act upon any instruction to purchase Shares from a Customer located outside the United States of America or for the account of any non-U.S. person.
(a) Financial Intermediary agrees to provide the Fund, upon
written request, the taxpayer identification number (“TIN”), the Individual/International Taxpayer Identification Number (“ITIN”), or other government-issued identifier (“GII”), if known, of any or all Shareholder(s)
and the amount, date, name or other identifier of any investment professional(s) associated with the Shareholder(s) if known), and transaction type (purchase, redemption, transfer, or exchange) of every purchase, redemption, transfer, or exchange of
Shares held through a Financial Intermediary Fund Account during the period covered by the request.
(i) Requests must set forth a specific
period, not to exceed one year from the date of the request, for which transaction information is sought. A request may be ongoing and continuous (e.g., for each trading day throughout the year) or for specified periods of time.
The Fund may request transaction information older than one year from the date of the request as it deems necessary to investigate compliance with policies established by the Fund for the purpose of eliminating or reducing market timing and abusive
(ii) Financial Intermediary agrees to provide, promptly upon request of the Fund or its designee, the requested
information specified in 3(a). If requested by the Fund or its designee, Financial Intermediary agrees to use best efforts to determine promptly whether any specific person about whom it has received the identification and transaction information
specified in 3(a) is itself a financial intermediary (“indirect intermediary”) and, upon further request of the Fund or its designee, promptly either (i) provide (or arrange to have provided) the information set forth in 3(a) for
those shareholders who hold an account with an indirect intermediary, or (ii) restrict or prohibit the indirect intermediary from purchasing, in nominee
name on behalf of other persons, securities issued by the Fund. Financial Intermediary additionally agrees to inform the Fund whether it plans to perform (i) or (ii). Responses required by
this paragraph must be communicated in writing and in a format mutually agreed upon by the parties; and to the extent practicable, the format for any transaction information provided to the Fund should be consistent with the DTCC Standardized Data
(iii)The Fund agrees not to use the shareholder information received pursuant to this Agreement for marketing or
any other similar purpose without the prior written consent of Financial Intermediary.
(b) Financial Intermediary agrees to execute
written instructions from the Fund to restrict or prohibit further purchases or exchanges of Shares by a Shareholder that has been identified by the Fund as having engaged in transactions of the Fund’s Shares (directly or indirectly through a
Financial Intermediary Fund Account) that violate policies established or utilized by the Fund for the purpose of eliminating or reducing market timing or abusive trading practices.
(i) Instructions to restrict or prohibit trading must include the TIN, ITIN, or GII, if known, and the specific restriction(s) to be executed.
If the TIN, ITIN, or GII is not known, the instructions must include an equivalent identifying number of the Shareholder(s) or the Financial Intermediary Fund Account(s) or other agreed upon information to which the instruction relates.
(ii) Financial Intermediary agrees to execute instructions as soon as reasonably practicable, but not later than five business days after
receipt of the instructions by the Financial Intermediary.
(iii) Financial Intermediary must provide written confirmation to the Fund that
instructions have been executed. Financial Intermediary agrees to provide confirmation as soon as reasonably practicable, but not later than ten business days after the instructions have been executed.
Definitions. For purposes of this Section 3 of the Agreement:
(i) The term
“Financial Intermediary Fund Account” means a direct or networked Shareholder account with the Fund maintained by Financial Intermediary or an omnibus account with the Fund maintained by Financial Intermediary.
(ii) “Fund” includes JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc., which is the Fund’s principal underwriter, the Fund’s transfer
agent and the undersigned trusts and corporation.
(iii) The term “Shares” means the interests of Shareholders corresponding to
the redeemable securities of record issued by the Fund under the Investment Company Act of 1940 that are held by or through a Financial Intermediary Fund Account.
(iv) The term “Shareholder” means (i) the beneficial owner of Shares held by or through a Financial Intermediary Fund Account;
(ii) a participant in an employee benefit plan owning Shares held by or through a Financial Intermediary Fund Account, notwithstanding that the
employee benefit plan may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of Shares; and (iii) the holder of interests in a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract issued by a financial
intermediary owning Shares held by or through a Financial Intermediary Fund Account.
(v) The term “written” and/or “in
writing” includes electronic writings and facsimile transmissions.
(vi) The term “ Financial Intermediary” shall mean a
“financial intermediary” as defined in Rule 22c-2 of the Investment Company Act.
(vii) The term “purchase” does not
include the automatic reinvestment of dividends.
(viii) The term “promptly” as used in 3(a).2 shall mean as soon as practicable
but in no event later than 10 business days from the Financial Intermediary’s receipt of the request for information from the Fund or its designee.
Records. Financial Intermediary will maintain all records required by state and federal law relating to the provision of the Services. Upon request of the Funds or their designee, Financial Intermediary shall
provide copies of its records relating to transactions in Shares on behalf of the Customer accounts to enable the Funds or their designee to: (a) comply with any request of a government body or self-regulatory organization; (b) verify
compliance by Financial Intermediary with the terms of this Agreement; (c) make required regulatory reports; or (d) perform required Fund or shareholder supervision. Financial Intermediary shall provide annual reports on internal controls
prepared by an independent auditor pursuant to both Statement for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16) and the Intermediary Controls and Compliance Assessment.
Fees. In consideration of the Services provided hereunder, the Funds shall pay Financial Intermediary the fees specified in Schedule C hereto.
Representations, Warranties, and Covenants.
Each Trust represents and warrants that:
(i) It has the requisite authority to enter into this
Agreement and to make the payments contemplated herein; and
(ii) The execution and delivery of this Agreement has been duly authorized by
all necessary action on its part, and this Agreement constitutes the valid and binding obligation of the Trust.
Financial Intermediary represents, warrants and agrees that:
(i) It has the requisite
authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform the services contemplated herein;
(ii) The execution and delivery of this Agreement and the performance of the Services have been
duly authorized by all necessary action on its part, and this Agreement constitutes the valid and binding obligation of Financial Intermediary;
(iii) It is, and will, conduct its activities hereunder in material conformity with all applicable federal, state and industry laws or
regulations and will disclose its receipt of fees hereunder to the Customers ( and, if required, will obtain their consent to such receipt) in accordance with applicable laws and regulations;
(iv) To the extent Shares are purchased by Customers through a defined contribution plan subject to Title I of the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”) (a “Plan”), the arrangements provided for in this Agreement will be disclosed to the Plan(s) through their representatives;
(v) Either (a) it is not a “fiduciary” with respect to the provision of the Services to any Plan(s) as such term is defined in
Section 3(21) of ERISA, and Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or (b) its receipt of fees pursuant to this Agreement and the provision of the Services any Plan(s) will not constitute
a non-exempt “prohibited transaction” as such term is defined in Section 406 of ERISA and Section 4975 of the Code;
(vi) It is a member of the DTCC;
(vii) Its services set forth on Schedule A hereof will in no event be primarily intended to result in the sale of Shares; and
(viii) It will maintain comprehensive general liability coverage and will carry a fidelity bond covering it and each of its employees and
authorized agents with limits of not less than those considered commercially reasonable and appropriate under current industry practices, each issued by a qualified insurance carrier with a Best’s rating of at least “A,” and, upon the
Funds’ request, it will furnish a certificate of insurance evidencing such coverage.
Each party hereto agrees to provide to the other
such information or documentation necessary for such party to fulfill its obligations hereunder and such other information or documentation as either party may reasonably request.
The Funds or their designee will provide or cause to be provided to
Financial Intermediary, in a form reasonably requested by Financial Intermediary: (a) up-to-date Fund profiles for each Fund and Share class held by Customers, for purposes of enabling Financial Intermediary to set system parameters in
accordance with the requirements of the Prospectus; (b) daily Share price information for each such Share class; (c) daily Omnibus Account balances and reconciliation data; (d) dividend information; (e) information regarding the
Funds to be included in annual shareholder tax statements; and (f) such other information and cooperation from the Funds or their designee as Financial Intermediary may reasonably
request in order provide the Services. The Funds or their designee shall timely review reports provided to them by Financial Intermediary in connection with the Services, and shall promptly
notify Financial Intermediary if they become aware of any errors or discrepancies therein.
A. Each party acknowledges and understands that any
and all technical, trade secret, or business information, including, without limitation, financial information, business or marketing strategies or plans or product development, which is disclosed to the other or is otherwise obtained by the other,
its affiliates, agents or representatives during the term of this Agreement (the “Proprietary Information”) is confidential and proprietary, constitutes trade secrets of the owner, and is of great value and importance to the success of the
owner’s business. Each party agrees that should it come into possession of Proprietary Information, it will use its best efforts to hold such information in confidence and shall refrain from using, disclosing or distributing any such
information except (i) as may be necessary in the ordinary course of performing the Services and transactions contemplated by this Agreement; (ii) with the written consent of the other party; or (iii) as required by law, regulatory
requirement or judicial process. Proprietary Information shall not include information a party to this Agreement can clearly establish was (a) known to the party prior to this Agreement; (b) rightfully acquired by the party from third
parties whom the party reasonably believes are not under an obligation of confidentiality to the other party to this Agreement; (c) placed in public domain without fault of the party or its affiliates; or (d) independently developed by the
party without reference or reliance upon Proprietary Information.
B. All information, including “nonpublic personal
information” as that term in defined in Regulation S-P, relating to Participants is and shall remain the sole property of the Trust and the Financial Intermediary and shall not be disclosed to or used by the Trust, the Financial Intermediary,
or their affiliates for any purpose except in the performance of their respective duties and responsibilities under this Agreement and except for servicing and informational mailings relating to the Funds or as permitted by Rule 15 of Regulation
S-P. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Section 8 B shall not prohibit the Financial Intermediary, the Funds, or any of their affiliates from utilizing the names of Customers for any purpose if the names are obtained in any manner other than
from Financial Intermediary pursuant to this Agreement.
C. If applicable, Financial Intermediary will deliver the
(a) Financial Intermediary shall indemnify and hold harmless each
Trust, the Transfer Agent and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors (or trustees), and employees from and against any and all losses that it may incur (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and
expenses) as a direct result of:
(i) Financial Intermediary’s breach of any representation, covenant or warranty in this Agreement or
a material breach of any provision of this Agreement,
(ii) any actions or omissions of any Fund, the Transfer Agent, and their subsidiaries,
affiliates, officers, directors (or trustees), and employees in reliance upon any oral, written or computer or electronically transmitted instructions, documents or materials believed to be genuine and to have been given by or on behalf of Financial
(iii) any willful misconduct or negligence (as measured by industry standards) of Financial Intermediary, its agents and
employees, in the performance of, or failure to perform, its obligations under this Agreement, or any reckless disregard of its obligations under this Agreement.
(b) Each Trust, severally and not jointly, shall indemnify and hold harmless Financial Intermediary and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers,
directors and employees from any and all losses that it may incur (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) as a direct result of:
(i) The Trust’s breach of any representations, covenants or warranties in this Agreement, or material breach of any provision of this
(ii) any alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in any Fund’s registration statement or Prospectus or any
alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements contained therein not misleading; and
(iii) any willful misconduct or negligence (as measured by industry standards) of a Fund or its agents, in the performance of, or failure to
perform, its obligations under this Agreement, or any reckless disregard of its obligations under this Agreement.
(c) Neither the Trusts
nor Financial Intermediary shall be liable for special, consequential or incidental damages. The indemnification provided for hereunder shall be in addition to any liability which the parties may otherwise have.
(d) The agreement of the parties in this Section 9 to indemnify each other is conditioned upon the party entitled to indemnification
(Indemnified Party) giving notice to the party required to provide indemnification (Indemnifying Party) promptly after the summons or other first legal process for any claim as to which indemnity may be sought is served on the Indemnified Party.
Such notice will be given by any means of prompt delivery that provides confirmation of receipt to the address provided by each party in this Agreement. The Indemnified Party shall permit the Indemnifying Party to assume the defense of any such
claim or any litigation resulting from it, provided that counsel for the Indemnifying Party who shall conduct the defense of such claim or litigation shall be approved by the Indemnified Party (which approval shall not unreasonably be withheld), and
that the Indemnified Party may participate in such defense at its expense. If the Indemnifying Party does not elect to assume the defense, the Indemnifying Party will reimburse the Indemnified Party for the reasonable fees and expenses of any
counsel retained by it. The failure of the Indemnified Party to give notice as provided in this Sub-section (d) shall not affect the Indemnified Party’s right to indemnification hereunder except to the extent that the Indemnifying
Party’s interest are actually prejudiced thereby. No Indemnifying Party, in the defense of any such claim or litigation, shall, without the written consent of the Indemnified Party, consent to entry of any judgment or enter into any settlement
that does not include as an unconditional term the giving by the claimant or plaintiff to the Indemnified Party of a release from all liability in respect to such claim or litigation.
Effective Date, Amendment and Termination
(a) This Agreement shall become effective as
of the date executed by the Trust or as of the first date thereafter upon which Financial Intermediary performs any service, or receives any payment pursuant hereto.
(b) This Agreement may be amended by the Trust from time to time by the following procedure. The Trust or its designee will mail a copy of the
amendment to Financial Intermediary’s address, as shown on the signature page hereof. If Financial Intermediary does not object to the amendment within thirty (30) days after its receipt, the amendment will become part of the Agreement.
Financial Intermediary’s objection must be in writing and be received by the Trust within such thirty days.
(c ) This Agreement may
be terminated as follows:
by either party as to any Fund or as to the entire Agreement without cause by giving the other party at least thirty (30) days’ written notice. The termination of this Agreement with respect to any one Fund
will not cause the Agreement’s termination with respect to any other Fund.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Agreement may be terminated at any time if required by applicable law, rule, regulation, order, or instruction by a court of competent jurisdiction or regulatory body or
self-regulatory organization with jurisdiction over the Trust or Financial Intermediary.
The provisions of Paragraphs 8 and 9 will survive termination of this Agreement.
A. Anti-Money Laundering. Financial Intermediary represents that it has established an
Anti-Money Laundering Program (“AML Program”) that is designed to comply with applicable U.S. laws, regulations, and guidance, including rules of self-regulatory organizations, relating to the prevention of money laundering, terrorist
financing, and related financial crimes. Its AML Program includes written policies and procedures regarding the (i) verification of the identity of its customers and the source of its customers’ funds, and ii) reporting of any suspicious
transactions in a customer’s account. Financial Intermediary agrees to cooperate with the Trusts to satisfy the Trust’s AML due diligence policies, which may include annual AML compliance certifications, periodic AML due diligence
reviews and/or other requests deemed necessary to ensure its compliance with the AML regulations. Financial Intermediary will (but only to the extent consistent with applicable law) take all steps necessary and appropriate to provide the Trust with
any requested information about shareholders and their Fund accounts in the event that the Funds shall request such information due to an inquiry or investigation by any law enforcement, regulatory, or administrative authority.
B. Use of Names. Neither Financial Intermediary nor the Trust shall use the name (or any trademark, trade name, service mark or logo) of the other
party or its affiliates or of the Funds in any manner without the other party’s written consent, except as required by any applicable federal or state law, rule or regulation, and except that Financial Intermediary may identify the Funds in a
listing of funds offered by Financial Intermediary.
C. Representations with Respect to the Funds. Financial Intermediary and its agents shall not make any
representation concerning a Fund or shares, except those contained in the Prospectus, in current material furnished by the Funds or their designee to Financial Intermediary for purposes of dissemination, or in materials created by Financial
Intermediary and submitted to and approved in writing by the Funds or their designee.
D. Force Majeure. Neither Financial Intermediary nor the
Trust nor its respective affiliates shall be liable to the other or to any Fund for any damage, claim or other loss whatsoever caused by circumstances or events beyond its reasonable control, provided that such party has exercised such reasonable
diligence as the circumstances require.
E. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including its Schedules, constitutes the entire agreement among the
parties hereto with respect to the specific matters dealt with herein, and supersedes any previous agreements and documents with respect to such matters. This Agreement does not supersede the Mutual Fund Sales Agreement entered into between
Financial Intermediary and the Funds’ distributor.
F. Notice. All communications under this Agreement shall be written and sent to a party at
the address provided at the end of this Agreement. Notice shall be deemed to have been given on the date it was delivered personally to the other party or received by postage prepaid, registered or certified United States first class mail, return
receipt requested; overnight courier services; or facsimile or similar electronic means of delivery (with a confirming copy by mail as provided herein) by the other party at its address specified in this Agreement. Any party may change the address
to which communications to it shall be sent by giving notice thereof in accordance with this provision.
G. Nonexclusivity. The Funds acknowledge
that Financial Intermediary may perform services similar to those to be provided under the Agreements to other investment companies, investment company sponsors, or service providers to investment companies. The Funds may enter into other similar
agreements for the provision of such services with any other person or persons without Financial Intermediary’s consent.
H. Security Against
Unauthorized Use of Funds’ Recordkeeping Systems. Financial Intermediary agrees to provide such security as is necessary to prevent any unauthorized use of the Funds’ recordkeeping system, accessed via (a) the world wide web or
any URL maintained by the Funds or their distributor, (b) a networking/data access arrangement or (c) computer hardware or software provided to Financial Intermediary by the Funds or their distributor.
I. Assignment and Governing Law. This Agreement may not be transferred or assigned (as that term is defined in the Investment Company Act) by either
the Trust or Financial Intermediary without the written consent of both parties, and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.
J. Limitation of Liability of the Trustees and Shareholders of the Funds. The names “JPMorgan Trust I”, “JPMorgan Trust II”,
“JPMorgan Mutual Fund Group”, “JPMorgan Mutual Fund Investment Trust”, “Undiscovered Managers Funds” or “JPMorgan Fleming Series Trust” refer respectively to the Trusts. It is hereby agreed that this Agreement
is executed on behalf of the Board
of Trustees of each Trust (or the particular Fund thereof) and not individually and that the obligations of this Agreement are not binding on any of the Trustees, officers or shareholders of the
Trust (or the particular Fund thereof) individually but are binding only upon the assets and property of the particular Fund or Trust as appropriate.
Counterparts; Severability. This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. In the event that one or more
provisions of this Agreement shall be held by any court to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall nevertheless remain and continue in full force and effect.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date first
Address for Notice:
JPMORGAN TRUST I
JPMORGAN TRUST II,
J.P. MORGAN FLEMING MUTUAL FUND GROUP,
J.P. MORGAN MUTUAL FUND INVESTMENT TRUST
JPMORGAN VALUE OPPORTUNITIES FUND INC.
Address for Notice:
Address for Notice:
270 Park Avenue
1101 Vermont Avenue, NW
New York, N.Y. 10017
Washington, DC 20005
Pursuant to the Agreement by and among the parties hereto, Financial Intermediary shall perform the following Services:
Aggregate and transmit to the Funds purchase and redemption orders on behalf of Customers.
Maintain separate records for each Customer with respect to each of the Funds held by such Customer, which records shall reflect Shares purchased and redeemed, including the date and price and charges assessed for all
transactions, and Share balances.
Prepare and transmit to Customers confirmations of all transactions in Shares.
Prepare and transmit to Customers periodic account statements at least quarterly, and as frequently as required by law, showing the total number of Shares owned as of the statement closing date, purchases and
redemptions of Shares during the period covered by the statement and dividends and other distributions paid during the statement period (whether paid in cash or reinvested in Shares).
Forward or cause to be forwarded to Customers the Funds’ current effective statutory prospectus (the “Statutory Prospectus”), currently effective statement of additional information (“SAI”),
periodic financial reports, proxy materials and other Fund communications as required to be delivered to, or received by, customers under applicable law, rule or regulations (“Applicable Law”) or as reasonably requested by a Fund. However,
Financial Intermediary may provide a current effective summary prospectus (the “Summary Prospectus”) in lieu of a Statutory Prospectus as permitted under Applicable Law, unless instructed otherwise by a Fund. Financial Intermediary shall
respond to requests for a Summary Prospectus, Statutory Prospectus, SAI, currently effective annual report or currently effective semi-annual report made by a Customer directly to Financial Intermediary with the documents that a Fund has provided to
it hereunder, including any applicable supplements, as required under Applicable Law. Unless instructed by a Fund to the contrary, Financial Intermediary may consolidate or utilize “household” mailing for the delivery of the
above-described materials where permissible under, and in accordance with, Applicable Law, and, unless instructed by a Fund to the contrary, the delivery of the materials may be accomplished via electronic means, so long as the methodologies
utilized by Financial Intermediary comply with Applicable Law relating to the delivery and receipt of such materials, including, but not limited to, that Financial Intermediary received informed consent from all applicable shareholders permitting
the method and manner of such use, and Financial Intermediary maintains, and agrees to provide to a Fund upon request, records of each such delivery.
Withhold and remit taxes on dividends and distributions and, prepare, file or transmit all reports and returns, in each case as required by U.S. law with respect to each Customer account.
Calculate the correct sales charges (including front-end or CDSC) for each individual shareholder and forward applicable CDSC charges to the Funds or their designee.
Provide each Fund with information, on a daily basis, regarding Customer Share purchases by state or jurisdiction of Customer’s address.
Provide to the Funds monthly CDSC reports with respect to any affected class of Shares held by Customers. CDSC report and associated funding of CDSC fees will be provided to the Funds no later than five
(5) business days after the end of each calendar month.
Provide to the Funds a monthly account position level average daily assets report or file. This report to be provided to the Funds no later than five (5) business days after the end of each calendar month.
Calculate trail commissions and invoice the Funds or their designee on a monthly basis. Provide associated reports and invoice to Funds or their designee no later than ten (10) calendar days after the end of each
Notify the Funds or their designee via DTCC of the transfer of a Customer’s account to another dealer of record.
Provide the following daily reports, to be transmitted to the Funds or their designee in a secure method and format to be mutually agreed upon by the parties. Reports to be provided to the Funds or their designee no
later than 4:00 a.m. EST on each business day. These reports shall provide no less information than if the reported positions were held in a fully disclosed DTCC Network Level 3 account under best practices developed by the industry for breakpoints
assessment, commonly referred to as Client Data Share II (Full Disclosure).
a) Daily Position Report
b) Daily Transaction Activity Report indicating Financial Intermediary branch and registered representative code for each Share transaction,
including, the dollar amount, number of Shares and transaction type.
Provide to the Funds, the Transfer Agent and/or other parties designated by them such other information relating to transactions in and holdings of shares of Funds by or on behalf of Customers as is reasonably
Pursuant to Section 2(c), collect and remit to Funds or their designee any applicable short term redemption fees and associated reporting reflecting fees collected and remitted and any waivers applied. Short term
redemption fee reports and remittance of fees shall be completed no later than five (5) business days after the end of each calendar month.
The Trusts and Financial
Intermediary shall follow the following operating procedures in connection with transactions in Shares by Customers through Financial Intermediary:
Net asset value(s) per share is generally provided on a daily basis to NASDAQ and other major news organizations by 5:55 p.m. Eastern time. Net asset value(s) can be provided directly to Financial Intermediary after
7:00 p.m. Eastern time upon request.
A Fund or its designee will furnish notice of the declaration of any income, dividends, or capital gains distributions payable by the Funds. This information will include the ex, record and payable dates along with the
Fund’s reinvestment price. Typically, this notice will be given by fax transmission, but may be given by other means as may be reasonable under the circumstances.
Dividends and capital gains distributions paid for each of the J.P. Morgan Funds are automatically reinvested in additional shares of the same Fund unless the Customer has elected to have them paid in cash.
Execution of orders for Shares
The execution of all orders for Share transactions will be subject to the
terms of the Prospectus, these Operating Procedures, a Fund’s or its designee’s written instructions to Financial Intermediary from time to time, and, if executed through Fund/SERV, the DTCC’s rules and procedures.
The Financial Intermediary certifies as follows:
orders to purchase and redeem shares received by Financial Intermediary or the Financial Intermediary’s Agent (as defined in Section 2(f) of the Agreement) prior to the close of a Fund (generally, 4:00 p.m.,
Eastern Time (“ET”) other than a money market fund, which generally closes multiple times each day) ( each close of a Fund, a “Market Close”) on any day that a Fund is open for business (“Day 1”) will be electronically
transmitted to the Funds by 8:00 a.m., ET on the next day that the Fund is open for business (“Day 2”) (such orders are referred to as “Day 1 Trades”); and
orders to purchase and redeem shares received by Financial Intermediary or the Financial Intermediary’s Agent after the final Market Close on Day 1, but prior to the final Market Close on Day 2 (“Day 2
Trades”) will be electronically transmitted to the Funds by 8:00 a.m., ET on the second day that the Fund is open for business following Day 1.
If the Financial Intermediary cannot electronically transmit Day 1 Trades to the Funds by 8:00 a.m., ET on Day 2, Financial Intermediary will transmit such orders by facsimile prior to the beginning of trading on the
New York Stock Exchange (generally 9:30 am ET) on Day 2.
Day 1 Trades will be effected at the net asset value per share next calculated by the Fund following receipt of the trade by the Financial Intermediary or the Financial Intermediary’s Agent on Day 1, and Day 2
Trades will be effected at the net asset value per share next calculated by the Fund following receipt of the trade by Financial Intermediary or the Financial Intermediary’s Agent on Day 2. Dividends shall accrue as set forth in the applicable
Upon a Fund’s or its designee’s reasonable request, Financial Intermediary agrees to promptly provide the Fund or its designee with information separating customer orders received before and after a designated
Market Close in order for the Fund to validate the timing of Financial Intermediary’s receipt of orders.
Payments for Shares shall be made as specified in the Prospectus. If payment for any purchase order is not received in accordance with the terms of the Prospectus, the Funds reserve the right, without notice, to cancel
the sale and to hold Financial Intermediary responsible for any loss sustained as a result thereof, including loss of profit.
Issuance and transfer of Shares will be by book entry only. The Funds will not issue stock certificates.
The Funds or their designee will make available to Financial Intermediary a list of the states or other jurisdictions in which Shares are eligible for sale, which list may be revised from time to time. Financial
Intermediary agrees to sell or offer to sell Shares only in the states and other jurisdictions appearing on the most recent list made available by the Funds. Financial Intermediary will not knowingly accept or act upon any instruction to purchase
Shares from a customer located outside the United States of America or for the account of any non-US person.
The Fund or its designee will provide Financial Intermediary with confirmations of executed trades through Fund/SERV when applicable or by mail or electronic means. Periodic account statements will be provided to
Financial Intermediary showing the total number of Shares held, Share transactions, dividends and other distribution during the statement period, and such other information as may be required from time to time.
Financial Intermediary’s administrative sub-accounting fees shall be charged at the following rates: for each Customer position in
shares of variable NAV Funds $per annum; for each closed or zero balance Customer position
$0 per annum. The closed position/zero balance rate shall apply for the period beginning no later that the first day of the first month following the month in which the position balance is reduced to zero and continuing until the position record is
purged from the recordkeeping system.
Financial Intermediary shall calculate the compensation due under this Schedule C at the end of
each quarter and shall send an invoice therefor to the Trust. Each invoice shall be accompanied by a statement setting forth the calculation of such compensation amount.
The Trusts reserve the right not to pay fees to Financial Intermediary if Financial Intermediary’s fee payments for a given month are
deemed to be de minimis. The Trusts currently adhere to a $25.00 de minimis threshold, but reserve the right to change that threshold from time to time.
The Trusts shall pay Financial Intermediary such fee by wire transfer or other form acceptable to Financial Intermediary and the payment shall
be separate from payments related to redemption proceeds and distributions.
Financial Intermediary will permit the Trusts and its
representatives (including counsel and independent accountants) with reasonable access to its records to enable the Trusts to verify that the Financial Intermediary’s charges hereunder comply with the provisions of this Agreement. Such access
shall include, but not be limited to, up to four on-site inspections of the Financial Intermediary’s records each calendar year. Such inspections shall be upon advance written notice, during normal business hours and at the expense of the
Trusts and their representatives.