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HighMark Capital Management Bond Fund Named to Raymond James' “Highly Recommended” List

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

HighMark Capital Management Bond Fund Named to Raymond James' “Highly Recommended” List10:00 EDT Wednesday, September 21, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO (Business Wire) -- HighMark Capital Management, Inc., the investment adviser of HighMark Funds, today announced the addition of HighMark's Short Term Bond Fund to Raymond James' “Highly Recommended” list. “We are proud to have our Short Term Bond Fund added to Raymond James' ‘Highly Recommended' list,” said HighMark Funds Managing Director Kevin Rowell. “One of our core strengths is our fixed income strategy, which includes this high-quality fund with an emphasis on U.S. credit*. Overseen by an active management team with more than 30 years of experience, HighMark's Short Term Bond Fund seeks competitive returns while aiming for lower volatility and better downside protection, which many investors are looking for in this current economic climate.” HighMark is committed to helping clients achieve their long-term financial goals by providing high-quality, competitive products and services, utilizing both seasoned in-house managers and select institutional sub-advisers who are leaders in their field. Their funds utilize disciplined investment processes with the goal of delivering the opportunity for consistent long-term investment performance. About HighMark Capital Management, Inc. San Francisco-based HighMark Capital Management, Inc. (HCM), is a registered investment adviser, and a proud member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG, NYSE:MTU), one of the world's largest financial organizations. HCM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Union Bank, N.A. Union Bank, N.A. is wholly owned by UnionBanCal Corporation. UnionBanCal Corporation is wholly-owned by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, HCM is also the adviser to the HighMark Funds, a nationally recognized fund company offering a wide range of mutual funds including fixed income funds, domestic and international equity funds, conservatively managed money market funds and asset allocation portfolios. For more information on HighMark Fund's family of mutual funds and services, please visit www.highmarkfunds.com. HighMark Capital Management can be found on the Web at www.highmarkcapital.com. HighMark Funds Distributors, Inc., an affiliate of BNY Mellon Distributors Inc., is the principal underwriter of the HighMark Funds. HighMark Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Bank, N.A., and serves as an investment adviser for HighMark Funds. Union Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of UnionBanCal Corporation, provides certain services to the Funds and is compensated for these services. NO BANK GUARANTEE, NOT FDIC INSURED, MAY LOSE VALUE. There is no guarantee that the Funds will meet their stated objectives. *The Short Term Bond Fund that seeks total return through investments in short term, high-quality fixed-income securities including U.S. Government obligations, mortgage and asset-backed securities, and corporate bonds. The Short Term Bond Fund is subject to the same risks as the underlying bonds in the portfolio such as credit, prepayment and interest rate risk. As interest rates rise the value of bond prices will decline and an investor may lose money. Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1.800.433.6884 or by visiting www.highmarkfunds.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. HighMark Capital Management, Inc.Jane Yedinak(415) 765-3241jane.yedinak@unionbank.comorJoanne Curran(213) 236-5017joanne.curran@unionbank.com