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Hartford Funds Celebrates Three-Year Milestone for Three Multifactor ETFs


Reduces Management Fees on ETF Suite by an Average of 28%

Hartford Funds celebrated the three-year anniversary of three of its
Multifactor ETFs on February 25: Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets
(ex-US) ETF (RODM), Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF (ROUS), and
Hartford Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF (ROAM). The milestone was
marked by the reduction of management fees across six of the seven
MultiFactor ETFs, which is designed to lower costs for investors.

"Our risk-first investment approach is designed to allow advisors the
ability to build more robust portfolios that are intentional about
emphasizing rewarded risks, while seeking to control undesirable risks,"
said Ted Lucas, Head of Investment Strategies and Solutions for Hartford
Funds. "We foresee a progressively challenging investment environment
and believe advisors should be positioning their clients accordingly –
enhancing their potential for capital growth, while aggressively
managing cost and tax drag."

Hartford Funds' Multifactor ETFs seek to outperform traditional passive
benchmarks while delivering the potential benefits of lower cost,
transparency, and tax efficiency offered within an ETF wrapper. Its
flagship, RODM, was awarded a Five Star Overall Rating by Morningstar
(Out of 605 products in the Foreign Large Blend Category based on
Risk-Adjusted Returns as of 2/28/18)1.

Since inception on 2/25/15 through 2/28/18, RODM ranked among the second
quintile for the one-year period and top decile for the three-year
period out of 746 and 661 funds, respectively. The ranking was based on
RODM's NAV return in the Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category.
Morningstar fund rankings are based on total returns of all products
within their peer groups.2

Hartford Funds is lowering management fees on six of its seven
Multifactor ETFs. As a result of these reductions, as of 2/15/18, the
operating expense ratios for Hartford Funds' Multifactor ETFs now rank
near the lowest one-third of all ETFs within their respective categories
and among the least expensive 5% when compared to institutional share
classes of all actively managed mutual funds.3

Ticker     Name    


February 15,



February 15,

      Multifactor ETFs            
ROUS     Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF     0.19%     0.29%
RODM     Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF     0.29%     0.39%
ROGS     Hartford Multifactor Global Small Cap ETF     0.39%     0.55%
ROAM     Hartford Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF     0.49%     0.59%
      Low Volatility Multifactor ETFs            
LVIN     Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity ETF     0.29%     0.39%
LVUS     Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF     0.22%     0.29%
      Multifactor Sector ETF            
RORE     Hartford US REIT ETF     0.45%     0.45%

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

Ordinary brokerage commissions apply. Brokerage commissions will reduce

Transparency: The ability to see holdings information in real time.
Hartford Multifactor ETFs publish holdings every market day.

Tax-efficiency: An attempt to minimize tax liability through reduced
portfolio turnover, the creation/redemption process and by other means.

1 Morningstar Star Ratings: 3-year 5 stars out of 605 products for the
period ended 2/28/18. The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or
"star rating", is calculated for funds and separate accounts with at
least a 3-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual
funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. Star
rating based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts
for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (without
adjusting for any sales load, if applicable), placing more emphasis on
downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. 5 stars are
assigned to the top 10%, 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next
35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5%, and 1 star to the bottom 10%. Overall
Morningstar Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance
figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable)
Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about the Morningstar
Fund Ratings, including their methodology, please go to © 2018 Morningstar, Inc. All
rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to
Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or
distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or
timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible
for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

2 Morningstar uses total returns based on net asset values, instead of
market prices, for the ETF rating. These returns are most comparable to
open-end fund returns and do not rely on market data that could
potentially be stale.

The fund did not have negative performance during the reporting period.

3 Source: Morningstar Direct

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. There
is no guarantee a fund will achieve its stated objective. Security
prices fluctuate in value depending on general market and economic
conditions and the prospects of individual companies. •Foreign
investments may be more volatile and less liquid than U.S. investments
and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse
political and economic developments. •Due to their investment
strategies, the funds may make higher capital gain distributions than
other ETFs.

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Mutual funds are distributed by Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC (HFD),
Member FINRA. Exchange-traded products are distributed by ALPS
Distributors, Inc. (ALPS). Advisory services are provided by Hartford
Funds Management Company, LLC (HFMC) and its wholly owned subsidiary,
Lattice Strategies, LLC (Lattice). Certain funds are sub-advised by
Wellington Management Company LLP or Schroder Investment Management
North America Inc. Schroder Investment Management North America Ltd.
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refers to HFD, HFMC, and Lattice, which are not affiliated with any
sub-adviser or ALPS.

About Hartford Funds

Founded in 1996, Hartford Funds is a leading asset manager, which
provides mutual funds, ETFs, and 529 college savings plans. Using its
human-centric investing approach, Hartford Funds creates strategies and
tools designed to address the needs and wants of investors. Leveraging
partnerships with leading experts, Hartford Funds delivers insight into
the latest demographic trends and investor behavior.

The firm's line-up includes more than 55 mutual funds in a variety of
styles and asset classes, as well as a variety of multifactor and active
ETFs. Its mutual funds (with the exception of certain fund of funds) are
sub-advised by Wellington Management or Schroder Investment Management
North America Inc. The strategic beta ETFs offered by Hartford Funds are
designed to help address investors' evolving needs by leveraging a
unique risk-optimized approach, which identifies risks within each asset
class and then deliberately and systematically re-allocates capital
toward risks more likely to enhance return potential. Excluding
affiliated funds of funds, as of December 31, 2017, Hartford Funds
Management Company, LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary, Lattice
Strategies LLC, had approximately $115.3 billion in discretionary and
non-discretionary assets under management. For more information about
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