ICON Natural Resources Fund (ICBMX) Wins 2019 Lipper Award

ICON Natural Resources Fund (ICBMX) wins for the second year in a row
in the three-year category

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ICON Advisers, Inc., adviser to the ICON Funds, announced today that the
ICON Natural Resources Fund (ICBMX) was recognized last night in New
York as a 2019 Lipper Fund Award winner. The Lipper Fund Awards
recognize funds that have demonstrated consistently strong risk-adjusted
returns relative to their peers. The ICON Natural Resources Fund, Class
S has won the award for the three-year and five-year periods, which
ended 11/30/2018.

We’re delighted to have this recognition from Lipper for our ICON
Natural Resources Fund for the second year in a row,” said Dr. Craig
Callahan, President & Founder of ICON Advisers, Inc. “It is an honor and
a testament to our disciplined investment process.”

The ICON Natural Resources Fund (ICBMX – Class S)
seeks long-term capital appreciation using a proprietary quantitative
methodology to identify securities which ICON believes are underpriced
relative to their intrinsic value. The ICON Natural Resources Fund
normally invests in equity securities of companies with operations
throughout the world that own, explore or develop natural resources and
other basic commodities or supply goods and services to such companies.

 

Fund Performance Data as of 12/31/2018

       

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS (%)

   

EXPENSE RATIO

TICKER           INCEPTION     YTDa     1 YR     3 YRS     5 YRS     10 YRS    

SINCE
INCEPTION

    GROSS     NET
ICBMX     ICON Natural Resources Fund, S     5/5/97     -17.27     -17.27     6.09     0.09     8.63     4.13     1.58%     1.50%

 

   

S&P 1500 Index

    -4.96     -4.96     9.17     8.25     13.20     7.53      
                   

About ICON Advisers, Inc.
ICON Advisers, Inc. is a boutique
firm based in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Since its inception, ICON has
employed a unique and disciplined investment approach to the way we
manage assets. In 1986, Dr. Craig Callahan founded ICON using a
modernized Benjamin Graham valuation model to systematically determine
the intrinsic value of individual companies in order to make clear,
objective investment decisions. Today, ICON offers a diverse lineup of
mutual funds, Tactical Allocation Portfolios, and Strategy Based
Investing Portfolios providing a wide spectrum of investment options.
With our broad scope and commitment to uncovering value, our Funds and
Portfolios can accommodate a wide range of investment needs.

About the Lipper Awards
The Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund
Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have
excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance
relative to their peers.

The Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent
Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated
over 36, 60 and 120 months. The highest 20% of funds in each category
are named Lipper Leaders for Consistent Return and receive a score of 5,
the next 20% receive a score of 4, the middle 20% are scored 3, the next
20% are scored 2 and the lowest 20% are scored 1. The fund with the
highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in
each eligible classification wins the Lipper Fund Award. For more
information, see www.lipperfundawards.com.
Although Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and
reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed
by Lipper.

Legal/Disclaimers

a Not annualized. The data quoted represents past
performance, which is no guarantee of future results.
Investment
return and principal value will fluctuate and shares, when redeemed, may
be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may
be higher or lower than the data quoted. Please call 1-800-828-4881 or
visit
www.Invest-withICON.com
for performance results current to the most recent month end. Returns
assume the reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions and
reflect applicable fees and expenses. Performance without maximum sales
charge does not include front-end or contingent deferred sales charges.
Performance is for the Fund’s Class S shares. Performance for the Fund’s
other share classes will vary due to differences in charges and expenses.

Opinions and forecasts regarding sectors, industries, companies,
countries and/or themes, and portfolio composition and holdings, are all
subject to change at any time, based on market and other conditions, and
should not be construed as a recommendation of any specific security,
industry, or sector.

ICON Advisers contractually agreed to limit the total expenses of the
Fund (excluding interest, taxes, brokerage and extraordinary expenses)
Class S of 1.50%. This expense limitation may be terminated at any time
after January 31, 2020 upon 30 days written notice to the Fund’s Board
of Trustees. ICON Advisers is entitled to reimbursement from the Fund of
any fees waived pursuant to this arrangement if such reimbursement does
not cause the Fund to exceed existing expense limitations and the
reimbursement is made within three years after the expenses were
reimbursed or absorbed. Gross Expenses are all customary expenses
incurred by a Fund, excluding, where applicable, waivers,
reimbursements, and contractually agreed-to limits of the total expenses
by the Fund’s adviser. Net Expenses are all customary expenses incurred
by a Fund, including, where applicable, waivers, reimbursements, and
contractually agreed-to limits of the total expenses by the Fund
adviser. The Net Expense Ratio may exceed the contractually limited
expenses because of interest, taxes, brokerage, acquired fund fees and
expenses, and extraordinary expenses not waived by the Adviser.

The Lipper Leader Consistent Return measure has ranked ICON Natural
Resources Fund, Class S #1 of 19 portfolios and 55 share classes of
Natural Resources funds based on cumulative total returns for the 3-year
period ended 11/30/2018. The Lipper Leader Consistent Return measure has
ranked ICON Natural Resources Fund, Class S #1 of 17 portfolios and 48
share classes of Natural Resources funds based on cumulative total
returns for the 5-year period ended 11/30/2018.

Lipper Inc. ranked ICON Natural Resources Fund, Class S #12 of 91
Natural Resource funds, based on cumulative total returns for the 1-year
period ending 12/31/18. Lipper Inc. ranked ICON Natural Resources Fund,
Class S #7 of 81 Natural Resources funds, based on cumulative total
returns for the 3-year period ending 12/31/18. Lipper Inc. ranked ICON
Natural Resources Fund, Class S #5 of 73 Natural Resource funds, based
on cumulative total returns for the 5-year period ending 12/31/18.
Lipper Inc. ranked ICON Natural Resources Fund, Class S #2 of 55 Natural
Resource funds, based on cumulative total returns for the 10-year period
ending 12/31/18.

The awards for the ICON Natural Resources Fund are for the Fund’s
Class S shares. Performance for the Fund’s other share classes will vary
due to differences in charges and expenses. A Lipper Certificate does
not ensure positive fund performance. LIPPER and the LIPPER Corporate
Marks are proprietary trademarks of Lipper, a Reuters Company.

ICON Advisers, Inc. is the adviser to the ICON Funds. ICON
Distributors, Inc. is the distributor of the ICON Funds. ICON Advisers,
Inc. and ICON Distributors, Inc. are affiliates.

Consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and
share classes of each ICON Fund carefully before investing. The
prospectus, summary prospectus, and the statement of additional
information contain this and other information about the Funds and are
available by visiting
www.InvestwithICON.com
or calling 1-800-828-4881. Please read the prospectus, summary
prospectus, and the statement of additional information carefully before
investing.

ICON Distributors, distributor.

Contacts

Chris Sullivan/Caroline Emerson
MacMillan Communications
Caroline@macmillancom.com

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