425 1 d139661d425.htm COLUMBIA FUNDS SERIES TRUST I Columbia Funds Series Trust I

Filing by Columbia Funds Series Trust I pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933, and deemed filed under Rule 14a-12(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Subject Companies:

Columbia Funds Series Trust

(SEC File No. 811-09645)

Columbia Funds Series Trust I

(SEC File No. 811-04367)

Columbia Funds Series Trust II

(SEC File No. 811-21852)




Columbia International Opportunities Fund


Columbia Large Cap Growth Fund IV

Columbia International Value Fund


Columbia Large Cap Growth Fund V

Columbia Large Cap Growth Fund II


Columbia Multi-Advisor Small Cap Value Fund

Columbia Large Cap Growth Fund III


Columbia Value and Restructuring Fund


Please exercise your right to vote as soon as possible!

Dear Shareholder:

We recently sent you proxy materials concerning an important proposal affecting your fund(s), which will be considered at a Joint Special Meeting of Shareholders of the fund(s) on Friday, April 15, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. ET at 225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA. This letter was sent because you held shares in the fund(s) on the record date and we have not received your vote.

Your fund’s Board recommends that you vote “for” the proposal

Your vote is very important

Voting now eliminates phone calls, avoids unnecessary communications and minimizes proxy costs

Please vote using one of the following options:


  1. Vote online

Log on to the website listed on your proxy card(s). Please have your proxy card(s) in hand to access your control number (located in the box) and follow the on screen instructions.


  2. Vote by touch-tone telephone

Call the toll free number listed on your proxy card(s). Please have your proxy card(s) in hand to access your control number (located in the box) and follow the recorded instructions.


  3. Vote by mail

Complete, sign and date the proxy card(s), then return them in the enclosed postage paid envelope.

The proxy materials we sent you contain important information regarding the proposals that you and other shareholders are being asked to consider. The proxy statement can be found at https://www.proxy-direct.com/col-27405. Please read the materials carefully. If you have any questions regarding the proposals, or need assistance with voting, please call Computershare Fund Services, the fund’s proxy solicitor, toll free at 800.708.7953.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. If you have already voted, we appreciate your participation.


Columbia Threadneedle Investments

The foregoing is not an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, shares of any Acquiring Fund. For information regarding an Acquiring Fund, or to receive a free copy of a prospectus/proxy statement relating to a proposed merger, please call the proxy solicitor or visit its website. The telephone number and website for the proxy solicitor is 800.708.7953 and proxy-direct.com/col-27405, proxy-direct.com/col-27408 or proxy-direct.com/col-27406, respectively. The prospectus/proxy statement contains important information about fund objectives, strategies, fees, expenses and risk considerations. The prospectus/ proxy statement is also available for free on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov). Please read the prospectus/proxy statement carefully before making any decision to invest or when considering a merger proposal.

Investment products offered through Columbia Management Investment Distributors, Inc., member FINRA. Advisory services provided by Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments (Columbia Threadneedle) is the global brand name of the Columbia and Threadneedle group of companies.



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