497 1 d427391d497.htm FORM 497 XBRL Form 497 XBRL

Forward Funds

101 California Street, 16th Floor

San Francisco, California 94111

November 2, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Division of Investment Management

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20549-1520

RE:     Forward Funds (“Registrant”)

           File Nos: 033-48940


On behalf of the Registrant and pursuant to Rule 497(c) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, attached for filing are exhibits containing interactive data format risk/return summary information that mirrors the risk/return summary information in a supplement, dated October 22, 2012, to the Prospectuses dated May 1, 2012, for Investor Class, Institutional Class, Class C and Class Z shares of the Forward Extended MarketPlus Fund (the “Fund”). The purpose of the filing is to submit the 497(c) filing dated October 22, 2012 in XBRL for the Fund.

If you have any questions regarding this filing, please contact Erin Douglas, Vice President and Sr. Associate Counsel with the Registrant’s service provider, ALPS Fund Services, Inc., at (720) 917-0602.



/s Mary Curran


Mary Curran