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James Rafton, Trustee of the James and Cynthia Rafton Trust v. Rydex Series Funds; Padco Advisors Inc.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION


November 14, 2011

JAMES RAFTON, TRUSTEE OF THE JAMES AND CYNTHIA RAFTON TRUST,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
RYDEX SERIES FUNDS; PADCO ADVISORS INC. D/B/A RYDEX INVESTMENTS, INC.; RYDEX DISTRIBUTORS, INC.; RICHARD M.
GOLDMAN; CARL G. VERBONCOEUR; JOHN O. DEMARET; NICK BONOS;
MICHAEL P. BYRUM; COREY A. COLEHOUR; J. KENNETH DALTON;
WERNER E. KELLER; THOMAS F. LYDON; PATRICK T. MCCARVILLE; ROGER
SOMERS; AND DOES 1 THROUGH 25, INCLUSIVE,
DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Lucy H. Koh United States District Judge

Action Filed: March 19, 2010

STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING PRODUCTION OF CUSTOMER DATA BY MERRILL LYNCH

Plaintiffs James Rafton and James Darst, Jr. (collectively, "Plaintiffs"), and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated ("Merrill Lynch") hereby stipulate as follows: 3 (Dkt. No. 99) (the "Order"); names, addresses and transaction data for investors who acquired Rydex Fund shares during the 8

WHEREAS, on September 13, 2011, the Court entered an Order Granting Unopposed Motion For Preliminary Approval Of Proposed Class Settlement And Approval Of Notice Plan 5

WHEREAS, the Order directed certain Broker Dealers and Intermediaries to provide the Class Period within fifteen business days of receipt of the Intermediary Notification (up to and 9 including October 19, 2011) unless an Intermediary makes alternate arrangements for the 10 delivery of the data with the Claims Administrator, Garden City Group, Inc.; called for Merrill Lynch to produce in connection with the Order; subject to approval of the Court, that Merrill Lynch will commence delivery within two (2) 15 business days following the entry of this Stipulation and Order, of the information requested by 16 2011, attached hereto as Exhibit A, subject to the terms of that letter and the non-disclosure 18 agreement between Garden City Group, Inc. and Merrill Lynch dated November 10, 2011. 19

Merrill Lynch shall deliver any remaining data that is not available within the 2 business day 20 time period, within five (5) business days following the entry of this Stipulation and Order. 21 22

WHEREAS, Plaintiffs and Merrill Lynch seek to clarify and confirm the specific data NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned parties, by and through their counsel, stipulate, Claims Administrator Garden City Group, Inc. in its letter to Merrill Lynch dated September 27, 17

Dated: November 10, 2011 ALAN W. SPARER MARC HABER JAMES S. NABWANGU SPARER LAW GROUP By: /s/ Alan W. Sparer ALAN W. SPARER CLASS COUNSEL Concurrence in the filing of this document has been obtained from each of the other signatories. Dated: November 10, 2011 3 By: /s/ Hassan Abedi HASSAN ABEDI Counsel for MERRILL LYNCH

PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT the parties shall by November 15, 2011 file a statement of how this delay affects the schedule currently set and whether it requires the Court to move Dated: ____________________, 2011 the final November approval hearing 2011date. 14,

EXHIBIT A

Rafton v. Rydex Series Funds Claims Administrator c/o The Garden City Group, Inc. P.O. Box 9769 Dublin, OH 43017-5669 FORWARDING SERVICE REQUESTED MERRILL LYNCH September 27, 2011 ATTN: JEFFREY LEEDY 1190 WEST MARION AVENUE, SUITE 1 PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950 Re: RAFTON, et al. v. RYDEX SERIES FUNDS, et al. (N.D. Cal. Case No. Civ 10-01171 LHK) CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT SPECIAL NOTICE TO FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES

You are receiving this notice because records indicate that you are a broker/dealer, financial advisor or nominee ("Intermediary") for one or more beneficial owners or former owners of shares of the Rydex Inverse Government Long Bond Strategy Fund ("Rydex Fund"), and may be in possession of customer information necessary to distribute settlement funds to such owner(s).

Pursuant to a Court Order dated September 13, 2011, you are hereby directed to provide in electronic, searchable form, the contact and transaction information described below for each beneficial owner, customer or client who purchased or otherwise acquired shares of the Rydex Fund, ticker symbols RYAQX, RYJCX, RYJAX, and/or RYJUX, during the period described below. A copy of the Order may be found at www.RydexFundSettlement.com/court.

Customer Account Information Required:

For each account in which Rydex Fund shares were acquired by purchase or otherwise during the period from August 1, 2007 through July 31, 2009 (the "Class Period"), inclusive, please provide:

1. Name of Account Holder;

2. Address;

3. Telephone Number;

4. Exact Name on the Account;

5. Account Number;

6. Fund Name (Class of Shares);

7. For each acquisition of shares during the Class Period: the date of acquisition, Fund ID (e.g.: "214," "RYJAX," etc.) and number of shares acquired on each date during Class Period;

8. Price per share acquired;

9. Date(s) and amount of any dividend received on above shares from July 1, 2007 through April 26, 2010, inclusive;

10. For each redemption of shares from July 1, 2007 through April 26, 2010, inclusive:date of sale, fund ID, and number of shares sold; and

11. Price per share sold.

If you have received this Notice in error or otherwise are not in possession of the above data, kindly please so notify the Claims Administrator.

Pursuant to the Court's Order you have 15 business days after the date of this Notice (until and including October 19, 2011) to supply the information in the form requested. If it is not feasible to comply fully within the deadline, the Order requires you to promptly notify the Claims Administrator and make special arrangements to provide the information or explain the failure to do so. Please direct all responses and questions to:

Rafton v. Rydex Series Funds

Claims Administrator c/o The Garden City Group, Inc. P.O. Box 9769 Dublin, OH 43017-5669 Telephone number: 1-888-404-8013 Email: Lori.Castaneda@GCGInc.com Settlement Website: www.RydexFundSettlement.com Any information obtained from you will be maintained as confidential pursuant to a Non-Disclosure Agreement entered into with Rydex. You may obtain reimbursement for your actual and reasonable administrative costs which would not have been incurred but for the obligation to forward information, upon submission of appropriate documentation to the Claims Administrator.

Thank you for your assistance,

Claims Administrator The Garden City Group, Inc.

20111114

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