Blackford Capital has paid nomination and/or application fees, as applicable, for each of the recognitions and awards it has received from several organizations. These accolades were received based on information submitted by Blackford Capital that met certain objective selection criteria and/or were reviewed by an independent selection committee. Further details concerning eligibility fees, selection criteria requirements and competition may be provided by Blackford Capital upon request. In addition, the information submitted by Blackford Capital was not externally audited. It is possible that information utilized may not fully or accurately represent the full state of affairs at Blackford Capital or that certain information may have been excluded. Information provided to organizations that was used to determine award recipients should be considered historic, and it may be out of date and no longer accurately reflect the current state of affairs for Blackford Capital. Furthermore, prospective partners (including prospective investors) should not make any decisions based upon any awards or recognition that Blackford Capital may have received, and it should not be used as a surrogate or forecast for future returns. Each partner should complete their own, independent and comprehensive due diligence before engaging in a business relationship with Blackford Capital.