12 GIFT ANNUITY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT This disclosure statement is intended to provide basic information regarding the gift annuities issued by Lehigh and is not intended to serve as legal advice. We encourage you to consult with your own legal and/or financial advisor about the applicability of such a gift in your own situation. • Description of a Gift Annuity | A gift annuity is a simple contract between the donor(s) and Lehigh University (hereinafter “Lehigh”). In exchange for the donor’s(s’) contribution(s), Lehigh promises to make fixed payments for life to one or two annuitants [usually, but not necessarily, the donor(s)]. The amount paid is based on the age(s) of the annuitant(s) in accordance with Lehigh’s rate schedule. • Not a Commercial Investment | The act of establishing a gift annuity with Lehigh is not, and should not be viewed as, an investment. Rather it is a way to arrange for annuity payments while making a charitable donation. In this respect, a gift annuity issued by Lehigh is different from a commercial annuity. While both types of annuities make payments that are usually partially tax free, the charitable donation aspect of establishing a gift annuity may result in additional tax benefits that are not available when purchasing a commercial annuity. These tax benefits include a current federal income tax charitable deduction (if you itemize your deductions) and possible future estate tax savings. • Gift Annuity Rates | The gift annuity rates paid by Lehigh are those suggested by the American Council on Gift Annuities, a national organization of charities formed in 1927. These rates have been calculated to provide attractive payments to the donor(s) and/or other annuitant(s) and also to result in a significant portion of the contribution remaining for the charity. Because a charitable gift is involved, the rates are lower than those available through commercial annuities offered by insurance companies and other financial institutions. • Assets Backing Annuity | The annuity payments are a general obligation of Lehigh, and they are backed by all of our assets (subject to security interests). As of June 30, 2023, the market value of our total invested funds exceeded $2 billion. We also maintain a gift annuity reserve fund valued at more than $11 million in accordance with the laws of the states in which we issue gift annuities. Assets received by Lehigh for gift annuities are managed internally in a conservative and disciplined manner. If Lehigh should ever fail financially, individuals entitled to receive annuities will qualify as general creditors of Lehigh. • Governance | Responsibility for governing Lehigh, which was established in Pennsylvania in 1865, is vested in a board of trustees. Common investment funds managed by our organization are exempt from registration requirements of the federal securities laws, pursuant to the exemption for collective investment funds and similar funds maintained by charitable organizations under the Philanthropy Protection Act of 1995 (P.L.10462). Information in this statement is provided to you in accordance with the requirements of that act. Points to Remember • A contribution for a gift annuity is irrevocable. • The right to annuity payments may not be assigned to any person or organization other than Lehigh. • The gift date is the date when you actually transfer assets. In the case of cash, it is the date you mail or deliver a check. In the case of an electronic transfer of securities, it is the date they are received into the account of Lehigh. If you have certificates, it is the date they are properly endorsed and mailed or delivered. • The gift annuity is governed by applicable state laws.