article 12-15-2016

The Royce Funds 2016 Year-End Distributions

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The Royce Funds have declared income dividends and capital gains distributions, for the Funds listed below, to Shareholders of record at the close of business on December 14, 2016, ex-dividend and payable on December 15, 2016. The per share amounts are as follows:

Royce Funds: 2016 Distributions

U.S. Equity Funds
CLASS NAME SYMBOL RECORD DATE EX-DATE PAYABLE DATE INCOME S/T GAINS L/T GAINS TOTAL
Royce Dividend Value Fund
Consultant Class RDVCX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.6933 0.6933
Institutional Class RDIIX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0323 - 0.6933 0.7256
Investment Class RDVIX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0200 - 0.6933 0.7133
Service Class RYDVX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.6933 0.6933
Royce Heritage Fund
Consultant Class RYGCX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.5074 0.5074
Investment Class RHFHX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0594 - 0.5074 0.5668
K Class RHFKX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0211 - 0.5074 0.5285
R Class RHFRX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.5074 0.5074
Service Class RGFAX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0281 - 0.5074 0.5355
Royce Low-Priced Stock Fund
Institutional Class RLPIX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0564 - 0.7289 0.7853
Investment Class RLPHX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0591 - 0.7289 0.7880
K Class RLPKX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0626 - 0.7289 0.7915
R Class RLPRX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0116 - 0.7289 0.7405
Service Class RYLPX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0400 - 0.7289 0.7689
Royce Micro-Cap Fund
Consultant Class RYMCX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 1.3023 1.3023
Investment Class RYOTX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0579 - 1.3023 1.3602
Service Class RMCFX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0437 - 1.3023 1.3460
Royce Micro-Cap Opportunity Fund
Investment Class ROSFX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.0000 0.0000
Service Class ROSSX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.0000 0.0000
Royce Opportunity Fund
Consultant Class ROFCX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.8860 0.8860
Institutional Class ROFIX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.8860 0.8860
Investment Class RYPNX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.8860 0.8860
K Class ROFKX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.8860 0.8860
R Class ROFRX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.8860 0.8860
Service Class RYOFX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.8860 0.8860
Royce Pennsylvania Mutual Fund
Consultant Class RYPCX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.7481 0.7481
Institutional Class RPMIX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0491 - 0.7481 0.7972
Investment Class PENNX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0396 - 0.7481 0.7877
K Class RPMKX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0000 - 0.7481 0.7481
R Class RPMRX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.7481 0.7481
Service Class RYPFX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0104 - 0.7481 0.7585
Royce Premier Fund
Consultant Class RPRCX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 2.0388 2.0388
Institutional Class RPFIX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0577 - 2.0388 2.0965
Investment Class RYPRX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0428 - 2.0388 2.0816
K Class RPRKX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0405 - 2.0388 2.0793
R Class RPRRX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 2.0388 2.0388
Service Class RPFFX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 2.0388 2.0388
W Class RPRWX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0402 - 2.0388 2.0790
Royce Small-Cap Leaders Fund
Investment Class ROHHX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0581 - 0.7279 0.7860
K Class ROHKX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0293 - 0.7279 0.7572
R Class ROHRX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0098 - 0.7279 0.7377
Service Class RYOHX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0397 - 0.7279 0.7676
Royce Small-Cap Value Fund
Consultant Class RVFCX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 0.5011 0.5011
Institutional Class RVFIX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0964 - 0.5011 0.5975
Investment Class RVVHX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0815 - 0.5011 0.5826
K Class RVFKX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0104 - 0.5011 0.5115
R Class RVVRX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0282 - 0.5011 0.5293
Service Class RYVFX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0565 - 0.5011 0.5576
Royce Smaller-Companies Growth Fund
Consultant Class RVPCX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - 0.0046 1.2506 1.2552
Institutional Class RVPIX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - 0.0046 1.2506 1.2552
Investment Class RVPHX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - 0.0046 1.2506 1.2552
K Class RVPKX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - 0.0046 1.2506 1.2552
R Class RVPRX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - 0.0046 1.2506 1.2552
Service Class RYVPX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - 0.0046 1.2506 1.2552
Royce Special Equity Fund
Consultant Class RSQCX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0422 - 1.4903 1.5325
Institutional Class RSEIX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.2301 - 1.4903 1.7204
Investment Class RYSEX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.2106 - 1.4903 1.7009
Service Class RSEFX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.1712 - 1.4903 1.6615
Royce Special Equity Multi-Cap Fund
Consultant Class RSMLX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0818 - - 0.0818
Institutional Class RMUIX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.1738 - - 0.1738
Investment Class RSMCX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.1598 - - 0.1598
Service Class RSEMX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.1264 - - 0.1264
Royce Total Return Fund
Consultant Class RYTCX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 - - 1.0906 1.0906
Institutional Class RTRIX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.1447 - 1.0906 1.2353
Investment Class RYTRX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.1273 - 1.0906 1.2179
K Class RTRKX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0822 - 1.0906 1.1728
R Class RTRRX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0516 - 1.0906 1.1422
Service Class RYTFX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0946 - 1.0906 1.1852
W Class RTRWX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.1167 - 1.0906 1.2073
Global/International Equity Funds
CLASS NAME SYMBOL RECORD DATE EX-DATE PAYABLE DATE INCOME S/T GAINS L/T GAINS TOTAL
Royce Global Financial Services Fund
Institutional Class RGFIX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0864 0.0062 0.0180 0.1106
Service Class RYFSX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0483 0.0062 0.0180 0.0725
Royce International Micro-Cap Fund
Service Class ROIMX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.1623 - - 0.1623
Royce International Premier Fund
Investment Class RIPNX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.2825 0.0110 - 0.2935
Consultant Class RYIPX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.1716 0.0110 - 0.1826
K Class RYIPX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.2610 0.0110 - 0.2720
R Class RYIPX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.2494 0.0110 - 0.2604
Service Class RYIPX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.2582 0.0110 - 0.2692
Royce International Small-Cap Fund
Institutional Class RISIX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.3849 - - 0.3849
Investment Class RISNX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.3849 - - 0.3849
Service Class RYGSX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.3235 - - 0.3235
Annuity Portfolios
CLASS NAME SYMBOL RECORD DATE EX-DATE PAYABLE DATE INCOME S/T GAINS L/T GAINS TOTAL
Royce Capital Fund - Micro-Cap Portfolio
Investment Class RCMCX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0710 - - 0.0710
Service Class RCMSX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0524 - - 0.0524
Royce Capital Fund - Small-Cap Portfolio
Investment Class RCPFX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.1659 - 1.6400 1.8059
Service Class RCSSX 12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.1498 - 1.6400 1.7898

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See the complete list of 2016 Distributions & Capital Gains

An investor in The Royce Funds should consider the Fund's investment goal, risks, fees, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. A prospectus containing this and other important information may be obtained by calling Investor Services at 1-800-221-4268 or by clicking here.

Important Disclosure Information

The thoughts and opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the person speaking and may differ from those of other Royce investment professionals, or the firm as a whole. There can be no assurance with regard to future market movements.

This material is not authorized for distribution unless preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. Other than Royce Special Equity Multi-Cap Fund, The Royce Funds invest primarily in micro-cap, small-cap, and/or mid-cap stocks, which may involve considerably more risk than investing in larger-cap stocks. (Please see “Primary Risks for Fund Investors” in the prospectus.) Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Each Fund may invest to varying degrees of its respective net assets in foreign securities, which may involve political, economic, currency, and other risks not encountered in U.S. investments. (Please see “Investing in Foreign Securities” in the prospectus).

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