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Home | News | 2015 | Wintergreen Fund's Bradden Backer Receives Board Trustee of the Year Award

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Wintergreen Fund's Bradden Backer Receives Board Trustee of the Year Award

March 31, 2015 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

New York, NY — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Bradden C. Backer, independent Chairman of Wintergreen Fund, was named Small Board Trustee of the Year by Fund Directions, a leading publication on governance and compliance for the fund industry.

Fund Directions gives the annual awards for outstanding achievement on behalf of fund shareholders, the board and the industry as a whole. The Small Board Trustee of the Year goes to a director who serves on a board overseeing $20 billion or less in assets. Backer, a partner at the law firm of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has served on the Wintergreen Fund board since its 2005 inception.

"We're delighted that Brad's tireless advocacy on behalf of shareholders in the Wintergreen Fund has received this important recognition," said Liz Cohernour, COO of Wintergreen Advisers. "His leadership underscores Wintergreen's independence and commitment to putting shareholders' interests first."

In conferring the award, Fund Directions said: "Backer's focus as chairman of the Wintergreen Fund board always has been on the shareholders, particularly during the annual review of the fund's audit and tax engagement letters. In 2014, at Backer's urging, that review resulted in the removal of the entire indemnification section of the tax engagement contract and changes to the auditor liability limits to more strongly favor investors in the fund."

About Wintergreen Advisers

Wintergreen is an independent global money manager that employs a research-driven value style in managing global securities. As of March 31, 2015, the firm has approximately $1.5 billion under management on behalf of individuals and institutions, and is based in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. For further information on Wintergreen Advisers, please call 973-263-4500 or visit For information, forms and documents regarding our U.S. mutual fund, please visit


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