HOW TO REDEEM SHARES


You may redeem your shares (i.e., sell your shares to the Fund) on any day the Exchange is open. Your redemption price is the next NAV per share calculated after your order is received by the Fund. There is no redemption charge. Normally, payment for shares redeemed will be made within three days after receipt by the transfer agent of a written request in "good order." The Fund has the right to take up to seven days to pay your redemption proceeds, and may postpone payment longer in the event of an emergency as determined by the SEC. If you purchased Fund shares by check you may not receive redemption proceeds until there is reasonable belief that the check has cleared, which may take up to 15 days after payment has been received. Wires for direct accounts are subject to a $10.00 fee.

By Mail

You may send a written request for redemption to:
Sequoia Fund, Inc.
c/o DST Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 219477
Kansas City, MO 64121-9477

Your request must include your account number and the number of shares to be redeemed or the dollar value of the amount to be redeemed. If your redemption request is more than $50,000, if your address has changed within the 60 days prior to the request, or if you would like your check to be sent to a third party or an address other than the address of record, your redemption request must include a signature guarantee. A signature guarantee may be obtained from a domestic bank or trust company, broker, dealer, clearing agency, savings association, or other financial institution. An acknowledgment by a notary public is not acceptable. If your request involves a redemption amount of $250,000 or more, please include your telephone number. Certain shareholders, such as corporations, trusts and estates, may be required to submit additional documents. The Fund participates in the Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Program (STAMP) Paperless Legal Program. Requests received with a Medallion Signature Guarantee will be reviewed for the proper criteria to meet the guidelines of the program and may not require additional documentation.

If you choose to have your redemption proceeds sent to the bank of record, please indicate if you would like to receive the proceeds via ACH (2 business days) or wire (next business day, subject to a $10 wire fee, and your bank also may charge an incoming wire fee). If you are providing new bank instructions, the request must include a signature guarantee. A signature guarantee may be obtained from a domestic bank or trust company, broker, dealer, clearing agency, savings association, or other financial institution. An acknowledgment by a notary public is not acceptable.

If your shares are held in certificate form, your request must be accompanied by the outstanding certificates representing such shares together with a standard form of stock power signed by the registered owner or owners of such shares. The signature on the stock power must be guaranteed.

By Telephone or Through the Internet

You may make a redemption request of $50,000 or less (per account per business day) by telephone or through the Internet, which does not require a signature guarantee, unless your address has changed within the 60 days prior to the request. All other redemption requests must have signature guarantees as described above. Certain shareholders, such as corporations, trusts and estates, may be required to submit additional documents.

If you plan to redeem Fund shares through the Internet, please review the important information below under “Information about Online Account Information and Transactions.”

Payment of Redemption Requests

Unless otherwise prohibited by law, the Fund may pay the redemption price to you in cash or in portfolio securities, or partly in cash and partly in portfolio securities.

The Fund has adopted a policy under which the Fund may limit cash payments in connection with redemption requests to $250,000 during any ninety (90) day period. As a result, the Fund may pay you in securities or partly in securities if the amount of Fund shares that you redeem is more than $250,000.

It is highly likely that the Fund will pay you in securities or partly in securities if you make a redemption (or series of redemptions) in an amount greater than $250,000.

When satisfying redemption requests with portfolio securities, the Fund will deliver portfolio securities to you regardless of whether you have a brokerage or bank account into which you can take delivery of the securities.

If your redemption request involves more than $250,000 (or if your redemption request together with other redemption requests during any ninety (90) day period equal in the aggregate $250,000 or more) and you have a brokerage or bank account into which portfolio securities can be delivered, you must provide the Fund with information about the brokerage or bank account, including the name of the broker or bank, their Depository Trust Company (DTC) participant account number and your brokerage or bank account number, and your telephone number at the time of your redemption request.

If your redemption request involves more than $250,000 (or if your redemption request together with other redemption requests during any ninety (90) day period equal in the aggregate $250,000 or more) and you do not have a brokerage or bank account into which the portfolio securities can be delivered, the Fund will determine the value of the portfolio securities to be delivered to you in redemption as of the date of redemption and:

  • If the portfolio securities are certificated, the Fund will send you by registered mail a certificate or certificates representing the securities promptly upon its receipt of the certificate or certificates from the issuer or issuers. The issuer or issuers of the portfolio securities may not send certificates representing the securities to the Fund for a period of days. You may be unable to sell certificated portfolio securities registered in your name until you have received the certificate evidencing the securities; or
  • If the portfolio securities are not certificated, the Fund will send you a letter by registered mail confirming that the portfolio securities have been registered in your name by the transfer agent of the issuer.

As noted above, the Fund may take up to seven days to satisfy a redemption request. To avoid delays in receiving portfolio securities, you should establish a brokerage or bank account into which the securities can be delivered and, as set forth above, provide the Fund with the brokerage or bank account information at the time of your redemption request.

You should understand that you will incur brokerage and other costs in connection with the sale of any portfolio security that you receive in connection with a redemption request. You should also understand that, as a result of subsequent market volatility, the net proceeds from the ultimate sale of any securities that you receive upon a redemption may vary, either positively or negatively, and perhaps significantly, from the redemption value of your Fund shares. If provided with notice in advance of your chosen redemption date, the Fund’s management will assist you to the extent possible to minimize this potential market exposure by providing you in advance with a list of the approximate number and value of the portfolio securities that you will receive.

Automatic Withdrawal Plan

You may elect a Withdrawal Plan, at no cost, if you own or purchase shares of the Fund valued at $10,000 or more. Call 1-800-686-6884 for details and to establish a Plan.

Under the Plan, you may designate fixed payment amounts that you will receive monthly or quarterly from a Withdrawal Plan Account consisting of shares of the Fund that you deposit.

Any cash dividends and capital gains distributions on shares held in a Withdrawal Plan Account are automatically reinvested.

Sufficient shares will be redeemed at NAV to provide the cash necessary for each withdrawal payment.

Redemptions for the purpose of withdrawals are made on or about the 15th day of the month at that day’s NAV, and checks are mailed promptly thereafter.

If shares are registered in the name of a trustee or other fiduciary, payment will be made only to the fiduciary.

As withdrawal payments may include a return of principal, they cannot be considered a guaranteed annuity or actual yield of income to the investor. Continued withdrawals in excess of income will reduce and possibly exhaust invested principal, especially in the event of a market decline. Consult your own financial advisers about whether the Withdrawal Plan is appropriate for you.

Information about Online Account Information and Transactions

You may visit us online at the Fund’s website at www.sequoiafund.com. In addition to checking your Fund account balance, you may purchase or redeem shares of the Fund through the website. You may establish online transaction privileges by enrolling on the website. You automatically have the ability to establish these privileges, but you will be required to enter into a users’ agreement through the website to enroll for the privileges. Transactions through the website are subject to the same minimums as other transaction methods.

The Fund limits the amount that you may purchase through the website to $100,000 or less per day. To purchase shares online, you must have ACH instructions on your account. Only bank accounts held at domestic financial institutions that are ACH members can be used for transactions through the Fund’s website. Payment for purchases of Fund shares through the website may be made only through an ACH debit of your bank account.

The Fund limits the amount that you may redeem through the website to $50,000 or less per day. Redemption proceeds may be sent by check or, if your account has bank information, by wire or ACH. Redemptions will be paid by check, wire or ACH transfer only to the address or bank account of record.

You should be aware that the Internet is an unsecured, unstable, and unregulated environment. Your ability to use the Fund’s website for transactions is dependent upon the Internet and equipment, software and systems provided by various vendors and third parties. While the Fund and its service providers have established certain security procedures, they cannot assure you that inquiries, account information or trading activity will be completely secure. There may also be delays, malfunctions or other inconveniences generally associated with this medium. There may also be times when the website is unavailable for Fund transactions or other purposes. Should this happen, you should consider purchasing or redeeming shares by another method.

Neither the Fund nor its affiliates or its transfer agent will be liable for any such delays or malfunctions or for unauthorized interception or access to communications or account information, provided the Fund and its service providers have followed their procedures addressing online privileges. In addition, neither the Fund nor its affiliates or its transfer agent will be liable for any loss, liability, cost or expense for following instructions communicated through the Internet, including fraudulent or unauthorized instructions, provided the Fund or its service provider accepting the instructions reasonably believe the instructions were genuine.

Frequent Purchases and Redemptions of Shares

The Fund historically has been less at risk for frequent purchases and redemptions of shares of the Fund by shareholders of the Fund (“market timing”) than other mutual funds. In addition, the Fund historically has not experienced significant shareholder turnover. Nonetheless, because market timing activities can be detrimental to the Fund’s performance, the Fund, as a policy, discourages market timing and has a policy of monitoring trading of the Fund’s shares for frequent purchases and redemptions. Consequently, the Fund has implemented certain surveillance procedures designed to detect and deter market timing. Under these procedures, the Fund’s Compliance Officer reviews shareholder transactions for potential market timing activity. The Fund’s Compliance Officer also reviews reports issued by omnibus account holders that detail any potential market timing issues. If the Fund’s Compliance Officer determines that certain transactions rise to the level of market timing, the accounts in which those transactions have taken place may be immediately “blocked” and future purchases or exchange activity will be restricted or eliminated for such account or accounts for such term as the Compliance Officer shall determine.

Transactions Through Financial Services Organizations

Certain financial organizations such as broker-dealers, banks, and service providers have made arrangements with the Fund so that an investor may purchase or redeem shares through such organizations. In certain situations, the financial organizations may designate another financial entity to receive purchase and redemption orders on the Fund’s behalf. The Fund will be deemed to have received purchase or redemption instructions when a financial organization receives the instructions, provided that the instructions are in good order and have been transmitted in a timely manner. Client orders received prior to the close of the Exchange (currently 4:00 p.m., Eastern time), will be priced at the Fund’s NAV next calculated following the close of regular trading on that day. If you are a client of a securities broker or other financial organization such organization may charge a separate transaction fee or a fee for administrative service in connection with investments in Fund shares and may impose different account minimums and other requirements. These fees and requirements would be in addition to those imposed by the Fund. If you are investing through a securities broker or other financial organization, please refer to the organization’s program materials for any additional special provisions or conditions that may be different from those described in this Prospectus (for example, some or all of the services and privileges described may not be available to you). Securities brokers and other financial organizations have the responsibility for transmitting purchase orders and funds, and of crediting their clients’ accounts following redemptions, in a timely manner in accordance with their client agreements and this Prospectus.

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