Important Disclosures

Last Updated September 1, 2017

Stepp & Rothwell, Inc. (“Stepp & Rothwell”), is an SEC-registered investment adviser located in Overland Park, Kansas. Stepp & Rothwell and its representatives are in compliance with the current filing requirements imposed upon SEC-registered investment advisers by those states in which Stepp & Rothwell maintains clients. Stepp & Rothwell may only transact business in those states in which it is registered, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. Stepp & Rothwell’s web site is limited to the dissemination of general information pertaining to its advisory services, together with access to additional investment-related information, publications, and links. Accordingly, the publication of Stepp & Rothwell’s web site on the Internet should not be construed by any consumer and/or prospective client as Stepp & Rothwell’s solicitation to effect, or attempt to effect, transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, over the Internet. Any subsequent, direct communication by Stepp & Rothwell with a prospective client shall be conducted by a representative that is either registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration in the state where the prospective client resides. For information pertaining to the registration status of Stepp & Rothwell, please contact the SEC or the state securities regulators for those states in which Stepp & Rothwell maintains a notice filing. A copy of Stepp & Rothwell’s current written disclosure statement discussing Stepp & Rothwell’s business operations, services, and fees is available from Stepp & Rothwell upon written request. Stepp & Rothwell does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, or relevance of any information prepared by any unaffiliated third party, whether linked to Stepp & Rothwell’s web site or incorporated herein, and takes no responsibility therefor. All such information is provided solely for convenience purposes only and all users thereof should be guided accordingly.

Please remember that different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy (including those undertaken or recommended by Stepp & Rothwell), will be profitable or equal any historical performance level(s).

Certain portions of Stepp & Rothwell’s web site (i.e., newsletters, articles, commentaries, etc.) may contain a discussion of, and/or provide access to, Stepp & Rothwell’s (and those of other investment and non-investment professionals) positions and/or recommendations as of a specific prior date. Due to various factors, including changing market conditions, such discussion may no longer be reflective of current position(s) and/or recommendation(s). Moreover, no client or prospective client should assume that any such discussion serves as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized advice from Stepp & Rothwell, or from any other investment professional. Stepp & Rothwell is neither an attorney nor an accountant, and no portion of the web site content should be interpreted as legal, accounting, or tax advice.

Rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Stepp & Rothwell is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of Stepp & Rothwell by any of its
clients. Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser.

Each client and prospective client agrees, as a condition precedent to his/her/its access to Stepp & Rothwell’s web site, to release and hold harmless Stepp & Rothwell, its officers, directors, owners, employees, and agents from any and all adverse consequences resulting from any of his/her/its actions and/or omissions which are independent of his/her/its receipt of personalized individual advice from Stepp & Rothwell.

*Please Note: The scope of any financial planning and consulting services to be provided depends upon the request and needs of the client. Stepp & Rothwell, Inc. does not serve as an attorney, accountant, or insurance agent. Stepp & Rothwell, Inc. does not prepare estate planning documents or tax returns, nor does it sell insurance products.