Ave Maria Mutual Funds Adds Princeton Professor Dr. Robert P. George to Catholic Advisory Board

PLYMOUTH, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ave Maria Mutual Funds announces that Robert P. George has joined its
Catholic Advisory Board. Professor George holds Princeton’s celebrated
McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and is the Director of the James
Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He served as
chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious
Freedom (USCIRF), and before that on the President’s Council on
Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States
Commission on Civil Rights. The Catholic Advisory Board is composed of
prominent Catholics who provide religious guidance in accordance with
the Roman Catholic Church. The Board meets regularly with the investment
adviser (Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc.) to review the Funds’
religious standards and criteria. Paul Roney, Chairman of the Catholic
Advisory Board remarked, “Our Board sought to add an additional member
with tremendous professional experience and impeccable integrity. We are
confident that Professor George meets these criteria and we are honored
to have him join the Board.” George P. Schwartz, CFA, Chairman and CEO
of the investment adviser, Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc. added, “We
are fortunate to have such a well-respected, conservative thinker join
the Board and his insights and experience will be of great benefit to
our mutual fund shareholders.”

About Ave Maria Mutual Funds

Ave Maria Mutual Funds is the largest family of Catholic mutual funds in
the U.S. with over $1.7 billion in assets. The five no-load funds invest
in companies that do not violate core values and teachings of the
Catholic Church. Ave Maria Mutual Funds launched its first fund, the Ave
Maria Catholic Values Fund (Ticker: AVEMX), on May 1, 2001. Since then
it has added three additional stock funds and one bond fund. The largest
of the funds is the $856 million Ave Maria Rising Dividend Fund (Ticker:
AVEDX). For more information about Ave Maria Mutual Funds, please call
1-866-AVE-MARIA (866-283-6274) or visit http://avemariafunds.com.

About Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc.

Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc. is a Registered Investment Adviser.
Founded in 1980, the Firm is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan with a
branch office in Ave Maria, Florida. In managing the Ave Maria Mutual
Funds, investments are made only if companies meet the Funds’ financial
and moral criteria. As such, returns may be lower or higher than if
decisions were based solely on investment considerations. The Funds’
method of security selection may or may not be successful and the Funds
may underperform or outperform the stock market as a whole. All mutual
funds are subject to market risk, including possible loss of principal.
For more information about Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc. please
visit www.schwartzinvest.com.

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fees, expenses and other information that you should read and consider
carefully before investing. The prospectus can be obtained by calling
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