Meridian Funds Announces Preliminary Year End Distribution Estimates

October 20, 2016

2016 Estimated Capital Gain and Ordinary Income Distributions

The Meridian Funds are required to make certain distributions of income and gains to shareholders each year to satisfy Internal Revenue Code requirements applicable to mutual funds.

The estimated per share amounts are listed below using income and capital gain amounts as of September 30, 2016. These figures are subject to change, perhaps significantly, and actual distribution amounts will be posted to the Funds’ website shortly after ex-dividend date.

You should not use these figures for computation of federal and/or state income taxes as you will receive an IRS tax form in early 2017 detailing the taxable portions of any distributions paid to you during 2016.

CUSIPFundRecord DatePayable DateOrdinary Income1Capital GainsTotal DistributionDistribution as % of NAV
589619105 Meridian Growth - Legacy Shares2 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00   0.00%
589619881 Meridian Growth - Institutional Shares 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00   0.00%
589619808 Meridian Growth - Class A Shares 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00   0.00%
589619782 Meridian Growth  Class C Shares 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00   0.00%
589619709 Meridian Growth  Investor Shares 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.00
$ 0.00 $ 0.00   0.00%
589619204 Meridian Contrarian – Legacy Shares2 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.01 $ 0.06 $ 0.07   0.19%
589619865 Meridian Contrarian – Class A Shares 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.01 $ 0.06 $ 0.07   0.19%
589619774 Meridian Contrarian – Class C Shares 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.01 $ 0.06 $ 0.07   0.19%
589619873 Meridian Contrarian – Investor Shares 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.01 $ 0.06 $ 0.07   0.19%
589619303 Meridian Equity Income – Legacy Shares2 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.10 $ 0.00 $ 0.10   0.78%
589619501 Meridian Equity Income – Class A Shares 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.10 $ 0.00 $ 0.10   0.78%
589619790 Meridian Equity Income - Class C Shares 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.10 $ 0.00 $ 0.10    0.78% 
589619402 Meridian Equity Income - Investor Shares 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.10 $ 0.00 $ 0.10    0.78% 
589619816 Meridian Small Cap Growth – Legacy Shares2 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00   0.00%
589619824 Meridian Small Cap Growth – Institutional Shares
12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00   0.00%
589619832 Meridian Small Cap Growth – Class A Shares 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00   0.00%
589619766 Meridian Small Cap Growth - Class C Shares 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00   0.00%
589619840 Meridian Small Cap Growth - Investor Shares 12/19/16 12/20/16 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00   0.00%

(1) Ordinary income includes net investment income, short-term gains, currency gains and losses, and certain tax adjustments.

(2) Closed to certain new investors.

Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

Meridian Fund, Inc. does not offer tax advice. The tax information contained herein is general and is not exhaustive by nature. It was not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used by any taxpayer, for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer under U.S. federal tax laws. Federal and state tax laws are complex and constantly changing. Please consult your tax professional or financial adviser for more information regarding your tax situation. 

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