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Security Global Investors Launches Small Cap Value and All Cap Value Funds

TOPEKA, Kansas and NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Security Global Investors (SGI) announces the launch of Small Cap Value (Ticker: SSUAX) and All Cap Value (SESAX) mutual funds. Capitalizing on SGI's equity value expertise the new funds round out the firm's current value offerings, which include Mid Cap Value (SEVAX) and Large Cap Value (SECIX). The Small Cap Value fund launched in July and the All Cap Value fund launched October 10.

Portfolio managers Jim Schier and Mark Mitchell lead a seasoned staff of 10 professionals, including five fundamental analysts, a quantitative analyst, and two traders. The team is dedicated exclusively to SGI's value style.

"Security Global Investors has a successful record of value investing across the capitalization continuum. These new product offerings are a logical extension of our core value investing competencies," noted Mitchell. "We believe these strategies will appeal to both institutional and retail investors while each addresses different investment objectives. The Small Cap Value strategy offers institutional and retail investors exposure to a pure small cap market capitalization style while the All Cap Value strategy provides investors with an unconstrained best ideas value portfolio across the capitalization spectrum."

Schier, lead portfolio manager of the Mid Cap Value fund since inception 11 years ago, is the lead manager on the new Small Cap Value Fund. Under Schier's stewardship, the Mid Cap Value fund has beaten the Russell 2500 Value index over the one-, three-, five-, and 10-year periods ending September 30, 2008. Since inception, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 550 basis points on an annualized basis, net of fees. "The Small Cap Value fund allows us to apply our decade of experience in selecting small cap stocks to a portfolio that investors can use as a pure play allocation in their portfolio," said Schier.

In August, Mitchell celebrated three years as lead portfolio manager of SGI's Large Cap Concentrated Value strategy. The Security Large Cap Value Fund, the strategy's counterpart, has a record dating back more than 60 years. The Large Cap Value fund exceeded the performance of its benchmark 1.40% to 0.09% on an annualized basis, net of fees, during the 3-year period ending September 30, 2008. Schier and Mitchell share responsibility as co-portfolio managers for the All Cap Value fund.

The performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. For the most recent month-end performance go to www.securitybenefit.com.

About Security Global Investors

Security Global Investors (SGI) is the asset management arm of Security Benefit Corporation. It consists of Security Investors, LLC for domestic investing and Security Global Investors, LLC for global investing. Both are collectively referred to as SGI. The firm manages more than $9 billion in assets (as of 6.30.08) on behalf of retirement programs, insurance companies, mutual funds, individual qualified and non-qualified plans, and institutional investors. Security Global Investors, founded in 1962, has 64 employees (including 33 investment professionals) with investment teams in Topeka, KS; Irvington, NY; and San Francisco. Investment strategies include global long-only and global long-short portfolios, U.S. value equity, U.S. growth equity, high-yield, and specialty fixed income in separate accounts, mutual funds, unregistered funds, and insurance trusts.

You should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the mutual funds available under the Security Funds carefully before investing. You may obtain a prospectus that contains this and other information about the mutual funds by calling our National Service Center at 1-800-888-2461. You should read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investing in mutual funds involves risk and there is no guarantee of investment results.

The Fund's investment adviser is Security Global Investors (SGI). SGI is Security Benefit's asset management arm and is comprised of Security Global Investors, LLC and Security Investors, LLC, registered investment advisers. Securities are distributed by Security Distributors, Inc. (SDI), an affiliate of SGI. SDI & SGI are subsidiaries of Security Benefit Corporation ("Security Benefit").

The Russell 1000 Value Index is an unmanaged index representing the performance of those Russell 1000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. The Russell 2500 Value Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of small-to-mid cap U.S. companies with greater-than-average value orientation.

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