Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates (the "Company") are committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, the Company expects that all relationships among persons in the office will be conducted in a business-like manner and free from bias, prejudice and harassment.

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will provide equal employment opportunities without regard to age, gender, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. This commitment applies to all employees and applicants for employment in connection with recruiting, hiring, replacement, promotion, and transfer; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, layoff, or termination.