MassMutual Overseas Fund Earns Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award

MassMutual recognized for third consecutive year

MassMutual Overseas Fund, Best International Large-Cap Core Fund Over 5 and 10 Years.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The MassMutual Overseas Fund, a mutual fund advised by MML Investment Advisers, LLC, which oversees the MassMutual Funds, has been recognized by Refinitiv Lipper as the Best International Large-Cap Core Fund of 26 funds over 5-years (Class I: MOSZX), and 23 funds over 10-years (Class I: MOSZX) for the period ended November 30, 2021.

The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. “We are honored to be recognized for the 3rd consecutive year and the 9th time in the last decade for delivering consistent returns for investors, no matter the market cycle or level of volatility” said Andrea Anastasio, head of Investment Management Solutions, MassMutual. “This award is a testament to the benefits of our open-architecture model and proprietary process for selecting unique single- and multi-manager combinations across asset classes and investment styles that deliver results across all stages of the investor journey.”

The MassMutual Overseas Fund, which seeks growth of capital over the long-term by investing in foreign equity securities, is designed for investors seeking dependable core international equity exposure while minimizing performance volatility and generating consistent alpha. The Fund has a four-star overall rating from Morningstar.1

MFS (Massachusetts Financial Services Company) of Boston and Harris Associates L.P. of Chicago are the Fund’s subadvisers. The Fund blends these leading international investment strategies in an attempt to create a diversified, moderate-risk international portfolio of about 120 holdings. Each subadviser’s expertise complements the other by placing varying emphasis on value and growth characteristics.

MassMutual Funds deliver a full suite of investment solutions leveraging institutional asset managers, while striving for consistent performance. MassMutual Funds comprise over 100 funds spanning the risk/return spectrum. Each fund is carefully designed to achieve a specific objective and managed by specialized subadvisers who are experts in their field. Serving as the investment adviser, MML Investment Advisers, LLC executes a disciplined investment process designed to uncover unique, specialty managers for each strategy, construct individual portfolios for optimal long-term performance, and provide ongoing oversight and due diligence to ensure each Fund is managed in accordance with its stated objective.

About MassMutual

MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. Founded in 1851, the company has been continually guided by one consistent purpose: we help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. With a focus on delivering long-term value, MassMutual offers a wide range of protection, accumulation, wealth management and retirement products and services. For more information, visit www.massmutual.com.

1 Morningstar Rating™ – For each investment with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on how an investment ranks on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure against other investments in the category. This measure takes into account variations in an investment’s monthly performance after adjusting for sales loads (except for load-waived A shares), redemption fees, and the risk-free rate, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of investments in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for an investment is derived from a weighted average of the ratings for the three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) time periods.

The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see lipperfundawards.com Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Refinitiv Lipper. From Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv, ©2022 Refinitiv. All rights reserved. Used under license.

The awarded performance represents past performance and should not be considered indicative of future results. For more current information, including month-end performance, please call 1-866-444-2601.

Investors should consider an investment option’s objectives, risks, fees, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained at www.massmutual.com/funds or by calling 866-444-2601 and should be read carefully before investing.

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Paula Tremblay, MassMutual, ptremblay@massmutual.com