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Aberdeen Global IV - Aberdeen Asset Management

INTRODUCTION

Aberdeen Global IV is incorporated as a société anonyme under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and qualifies as an openended

société d’investissement à capital variable (a “SICAV”) with UCITS status (an Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable

Securities as defined in the European Union Directive 85/611/EEC of 20 December 1985, as amended). Aberdeen Global IV is authorised

as an undertaking for collective investment in transferable securities under part I of the law dated 20 December 2002 on undertakings for

collective investment, as amended (the “Law of 2002”). Aberdeen Global IV is what is known as a “UCITS III” fund.

This Prospectus relates to the offering of separate classes of shares (“Shares”) of no par value in one or more sub-funds of Aberdeen Global

IV. Shares are issued fully paid with respect to one of the following investment portfolios or sub-funds, known individually and collectively

as a “Fund” or “Funds”, on the terms and conditions outlined in this Prospectus.

Shares of the following Funds are currently being offered:

Aberdeen Global IV - Core Plus Index Linked Bond Fund

Aberdeen Global IV - Core Plus Long Dated Sterling Bond Fund*

Aberdeen Global IV - Core Plus Long Dated Sterling Credit Fund

Aberdeen Global IV - Core Plus Sterling Bond Fund

Aberdeen Global IV - Core Plus Sterling Credit Fund

Aberdeen Global IV - Fixed Income Alpha Fund

Aberdeen Global IV - Diversified Fixed Income Fund *

*These Funds will be launched at a future date to be confirmed by the Directors of Aberdeen Global IV.

The Shares relating to each Fund are issued in eight main classes, namely, Class A, Class C, Class D, Class E, Class I, Class J, Class K and Class

Z Shares. Class A, Class C, Class I, Class J, Class K and Class Z Shares may also be made available in currency hedged versions including Euro,

Japanese Yen, Sterling, Swedish Krona or US Dollar hedged versions or such other currencies as the Directors of Aberdeen Global IV may

determine from time to time. Where a hedged Share Class is available, it will be expressed as Class A (€),Class A(Y), Class A (£), Class A

(SEK), Class A ($)Shares etcetera.

Each Class of Shares of each Fund are offered at a price based on their Net Asset Value plus, if applicable, an initial charge. The hedged

versions of Class A, Class C, Class I, Class J, Class K and Class Z Shares will similarly be offered at a price based on their Net Asset Value plus,

if applicable, an initial charge.

Class C and Class Z Shares and the hedged versions of Class C and Class Z Shares of all the Funds will bear no initial charges or annual

management fees. Class C Shares and the hedged versions of Class C Shares of each Fund bear an annual distribution fee and are normally

subject to a contingent deferred sales charge if redeemed within a year of issue.

Class C Shares and the hedged versions of Class C Shares are only available to investors whose investment is covered by a suitable

agreement with the Investment Manager or one of its Associates.

Class I, Class J, Class K and Class Z Shares and the hedged versions of Class I, Class J, Class K and Class Z Shares are only available to

Institutional Investors who have entered into a suitable agreement with the Investment Manager or one of its Associates.

Class A, Class C, Class D, Class E, Class I, Class J, Class K and Class Z Shares and the hedged versions of Class A, Class C, Class I, Class J, Class

K and Class Z Shares of all the Funds are listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

A glossary of terms not elsewhere defined in this Prospectus is contained in Appendix F.

Aberdeen Global IV PROSPECTUS – April 2009 1

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