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Matthews Asia Fund
Société d’investissement à capital variable
Registered office: 6, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
(the “Fund”)

This document is important and requires your immediate attention. If in doubt, you should seek independent professional financial advice.

16 August 2013

Dear Shareholder,

We write to inform you of an important change to Matthews Asia Fund (the "Fund").

This change is reflected in the Prospectus and Supplement for Hong Kong Investors (collectively the “Revised Offering Document”) of the Fund dated August 2013. This notice (the “Notice”), which summarizes the major change for your easy reference, should be read in conjunction with the full text of the Revised Offering Document which contains full and complete information about this change and is available for inspection at the offices of the Administrative Agent and the Hong Kong Representative respectively. Words and phrases used in this Notice shall, unless otherwise provided, have the same meanings as are ascribed to them in the Revised Offering Document.

Change in dealing procedures for subscription, redemption and conversion requests received by the Hong Kong Representative
 
The Fund’s Hong Kong Representative, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Hong Kong Branch proposes to install an automated system to deal with subscription, redemption and conversion requests. This new enhancement will be in the interests of shareholders as, currently, all subscription, redemption and conversion requests faxed to the Hong Kong Representative on a day that is not a business day in Hong Kong (but is a business day in Luxembourg) will, in any case, be processed only on the next business day in Hong Kong.

Following the implementation of the automated system, subscription, redemption and conversion requests received by the Hong Kong Representative on a day that is not a business day in Hong Kong (but is a business day in Luxembourg) will be forwarded directly to the Administrative Agent in Luxembourg and effected on the same day if requests are received before 12:00 noon (Luxembourg time).

The change will take effect from 19 August 2013.

This change in dealing procedures will only affect investors who place subscription, redemption and conversion requests directly with the Hong Kong Representative or the Administrative Agent in Luxembourg. Investors placing requests through sub-distributors will be subject to the relevant subdistributors’ dealing deadline.

Shareholders requiring further information about any of the matters set out in this Notice may contact the Administrative Agent of the Fund, J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A. at telephone number +352 46 26 85 633 or fax number +352 22 74 43 or the Hong Kong Representative, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Hong Kong Branch, at telephone number (852) 2800 1523 or fax number (852) 2800 0351 at any time during normal business hours.

To the best of the knowledge and belief of the Directors (who have taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case), the information contained in this Notice is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information as at the date of this Notice. The Directors accept responsibility accordingly.

For and on behalf of the Board