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Case Status:    SETTLED
On or around 07/03/2007 (Other)

Filing Date: November 20, 2003

On October 25, 2010, the Final Judgment and Order was signed per stipulation dated April 21, 2010.

On April 21, 2010 the Settlement was entered.

On June 9, 2009, the Proposed Stipulation and Settlement was filed.

According to the latest docket dated December 12, 2007, discovery has been proceeding in the multi-district mutual funds litigation. Simultaneously, some of the defendants have been involved in settlement discussions with the plaintiffs. This settlement process has been impacted by parallel regulatory proceedings occurring at the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Nevertheless, the court has been advised that several settlements have been agreed upon in principle. Additionally, numerous individuals and firms have been voluntarily dismissed by plaintiffs throughout 2005 and 2006. On June 11, 2007, the over-seeing judges issued a scheduling order calling for completion of discovery by March 28, 2008.

Additionally, oral arguments concerning numerous pending motions for dismissal were held on October 5, 2007. Those motions were ordered denied on October 19, 2007.

Numerous motions to dismiss various complaints were filed on February 25 and March 7, 2005.

According to the docket dated April 12, 2004, the court issued a conditional transfer order to transfer the case to the United States District Court of Maryland, Baltimore.

The original Complaint charges Defendants with violations of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and for common law breach of fiduciary duties.

The Complaint alleges that during the Class Period Charles Schwab and U.S. Trust Corporation allowed the Doe defendants and others to engage in illegal and improper trading practices, in concert with certain institutional traders, which caused financial injury to the shareholders of the Excelsior Mutual Funds. According to the Complaint, the Defendants surreptitiously permitted certain favored investors to illegally engage in 'timing' of the Excelsior Mutual Funds whereby these favored investors were permitted to conduct short-term, 'in and out' trading of mutual fund shares, despite explicit restrictions on such activity in the Excelsior Mutual Funds' prospectuses.

The Funds, and the symbols for the respective Funds named below, are as follows:

Excelsior California Tax Exempt Income Fund (Nasdaq:UMCAX)
Excelsior Early Life Cycle Fund (Nasdaq:UMLCX)
Excelsior Funds Equity Income Fund (Nasdaq:UMEIX)
Excelsior Funds Inc. Biotechnology Fund (Nasdaq:UMBTX)
Excelsior Funds Inc. Blended Equity Fund (Nasdaq:UMEQX)
Excelsior Funds Inc. Emerging Markets Fund (Nasdaq:UMEMX)
Excelsior Funds Inc. Energy & Natural Resource Fund (Nasdaq:UMESX)
Excelsior Funds Inc. High Yield Fund (Nasdaq:EXHYX; Nasdaq:UMHYX)
Excelsior Funds Inc. Large Capital Growth Fund (Nasdaq:UMLGX)
Excelsior Funds Inc. Real Estate Fund (Nasdaq:UMREX)
Excelsior Funds Inc. Value & Restructuring Fund (Nasdaq:EXBIX; Nasdaq:UMBIX)
Excelsior Funds Mid Cap Value Shares Fund (Nasdaq:EXVAX; Nasdaq:UMVEX)
Excelsior Government Money Fund (Nasdaq:UTGXX)
Excelsior Institutional Equity Fund (Nasdaq:EXEQX)
Excelsior Institutional Funds International Equity Fund (Nasdaq:EXIIX)
Excelsior Institutional Money Fund (Nasdaq:EXINX; Nasdaq:EXIXX)
Excelsior Institutional Total Return Fund (Nasdaq:EXTBX)
Excelsior Intermediate-Term Managed Income Fund (Nasdaq:UIMIX)
Excelsior Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Fund (Nasdaq:UMITX)
Excelsior International Fund (Nasdaq:UMINX)
Excelsior Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (Nasdaq:UMLTX)
Excelsior Managed Income Fund (Nasdaq:UMMGX)
Excelsior Money Fund (Nasdaq:UTMXX)
Excelsior Optimum Growth Fund (Nasdaq:EXOAX; Nasdaq:UMGRX)
Excelsior Pacific/Asia Fund (Nasdaq:USPAX)
Excelsior Pan European Fund (Nasdaq:UMPNX)
Excelsior Short Term Government Securities Fund (Nasdaq:UMGVX)
Excelsior Short-Term Tax-Exempt Securities Fund (Nasdaq:USSSX)
Excelsior Tax Exempt Fund (Nasdaq:USSXX)
Excelsior Tax Exempt Funds Inc. New York Intermediate Term Tax Exempt Fund (Nasdaq:UMNYX; Nasdaq:UTNXX)
Excelsior Treasury Money Fund (Nasdaq:UTTXX)

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Financial
Industry: Investment Services
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: SCH
Company Market: ETF
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: D. Maryland
DOCKET #: 03-CV-5146
JUDGE: Hon. Jeremy Fogel
DATE FILED: 11/20/2003
CLASS PERIOD START: 11/23/1998
CLASS PERIOD END: 11/14/2003
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Cauley Geller Bowman Coates & Rudman, LLP (New York)
    200 Broadhollow, Suite 406, Cauley Geller Bowman Coates & Rudman, LLP (New York), NY 11747
    631.367.7100 631.367.1173 ·
  2. Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP
    100 Park Avenue, Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP, NY 10017
    212.907.0700 212.818.0477 · info@glrslaw.com
  3. Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer, LLP (San Francisco, CA)
    100 Pine Street, 26th Floor, Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer, LLP (San Francisco, CA), CA 94111
    415.772.4700 415.677.1233 · info@kaplanfox.com
  4. Law Offices of Charles J. Piven, P.A.
    World Trade Center-Baltimore,401 East Pratt Suite 2525, Law Offices of Charles J. Piven, P.A., MD 21202
    410.332.0030 · pivenlaw@erols.com
  5. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (S.F., CA)
    100 Pine Street - Suite 2600, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (S.F., CA), CA 94111
    415.288.4545 415.288.4534 ·
  6. Schiffrin & Barroway LLP
    3 Bala Plaza E, Schiffrin & Barroway LLP, PA 19004
    610.667.7706 610.667.7056 · info@sbclasslaw.com
  7. Spector Roseman & Kodroff (San Diego)
    1818 Market Street, Suite 2500, Spector Roseman & Kodroff (San Diego), PA 19103
    215.496.0300 215.496.6611 ·
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COURT: D. Maryland
DOCKET #: 04-MD-15861
JUDGE: Hon. Jeremy Fogel
DATE FILED: 09/29/2004
CLASS PERIOD START: 05/03/2001
CLASS PERIOD END: 07/03/2003
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Berger & Montague PC
    1622 Locust Street, Berger & Montague PC, PA 19103
    800.424.6690 215.875.4604 · investorprotect@bm.net
  2. Brian Barry
    1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 307 , Brian Barry, CA 90067
    310.788.0831 310.788.0841 · bribarry1@yahoo.com
  3. Brower Piven (Baltimore)
    The World Trade Center-Baltimore. 401 East Pratt Street, Suite 2525, Brower Piven (Baltimore), MD
    410.332.0030 410.685.1300 · info@browerpiven.com
  4. Chimicles & Tikellis LLP (Haverford)
    361 West Lancaster Avenue, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP (Haverford), PA 19041
    888.805.7848 610.649.3633 · mail@chimicles.com
  5. Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP
    100 Park Avenue, Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP, NY 10017
    212.907.0700 212.818.0477 · info@glrslaw.com
  6. Kirby McInerney & Squire LLP
    830 Third Avenue 10th Floor, Kirby McInerney & Squire LLP, NY 10022
    212.317.2300 ·
  7. Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    Embarcadero Center West 275 Battery Street, Suite 3000, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein LLP, CA 94111-3339
    415.956.1000 415.956.1008 ·
  8. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
    355 S Grand Ave - Ste 4170, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (Los Angeles, CA), CA 90071-3172
    213.617.9007 ·
  9. Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein, PC

    800-470-6824 312-621-1750 ·
  10. Pomerantz LLP (New York)
    600 Third Avenue, Pomerantz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.661.1100 212.661.8665 · info@pomerantzlaw.com/
  11. Schiffrin & Barroway LLP
    3 Bala Plaza E, Schiffrin & Barroway LLP, PA 19004
    610.667.7706 610.667.7056 · info@sbclasslaw.com
  12. Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
    100 East Pratt Street, Tydings & Rosenberg LLP, MD 21202
    410.752.9700 410.757.5460 · webmaster@tydingslaw.com
  13. Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York)
    270 Madison Avenue, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.545.4600 212.686.0114 · newyork@whafh.com
  14. Wolf Popper, LLP
    845 Third Avenue, Wolf Popper, LLP, NY 10022-6689
    877.370.7703 212.486.2093 · IRRep@wolfpopper.com
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