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Tuesday, November 25 2014

Catalyst/Stone Beach Income Opportunity Fund Utilizes Strategy from Hedge Fund Predecessor

Huntington, NY – November 24, 2014 – Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, today announced the launch of the Catalyst/Stone Beach Income Opportunity Fund (IOXAX). The Fund is a conversion of the Stone Beach Special Opportunity Fund, LLC, a hedge fund. Now available as a mutual fund product, the Fund utilizes the same strategy as its hedge fund predecessor and is Catalyst’s third conversion of this kind.

“The Catalyst/Stone Beach Income Opportunity Fund’s hedge fund predecessor offered a proven strategy that we are proud to now bring to mutual fund investors,” commented Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds. “The addition of IOXAX to Catalyst’s product offerings continues our tradition of providing investors with a variety of liquid alternative strategies to complement a diversified portfolio.”

IOXAX seeks to generate high current income and superior returns over time while actively hedging to minimize declines during adverse market conditions. The Fund focuses on delivering monthly dividend income derived from investments in mortgage-backed securities (MBS), including U.S. agency and non-agency residential MBS, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and other related instruments. Investments may include pass through and structured securities, such as fixed, floating and inverse floating rate collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) as well as interest-only and principal-only MBS. The Fund, which will be managed by David Lysenko and Ed Smith, employs an actively managed hedged strategy to limit declines in the net asset value of the portfolio in adverse market conditions.

For more information about Catalyst Funds and its various product offerings, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

About Catalyst Funds

Catalyst Funds currently offers 23 distinctive funds that provide various strategies with the goal of producing income- and equity-oriented returns while seeking to control risk and volatility. Catalyst offers these exclusive strategies through a team of in-house portfolio managers and boutique institutional investment management partners. The firm strives to provide innovative strategies to support financial advisors and their clients in meeting the investment challenges of an ever changing global market environment.

There is no assurance that any Fund will achieve its investment objective.

Please consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, and charges carefully before investing. This and other important information about the Catalyst Funds can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, which may be obtained by calling your Financial Advisor or shareholder services at 866-447-4228. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. The Catalyst Funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, member FINRA.

Investing in the Fund carries certain risks. The value of the Fund may decrease in response to the activities and financial prospects of an individual security in the Fund's portfolio. The Fund is non-diversified and may invest a greater percentage of its assets in a particular issue and may own fewer securities than other mutual funds. The performance of the Fund may be subject to substantial short-term changes. If a security sold short increases in price, the Fund may have to cover its short position at a higher price than the short sale price, resulting in a loss. There may be risks associated with the sale and purchase of call and put options. The Fund's short term option writing can carry additional trading risks in that unexpected market movements can have a leveraged effect on option prices thus causing greater risks to the option seller. The Fund's use of stock futures involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities.

The Fund may invest, directly or indirectly, in "junk bonds.”  Such securities are speculative investments that carry greater risks than higher quality debt securities. Investments in lesser- known, small and mid -capitalization companies may be more vulnerable than larger, more established organizations. These factors may affect the value of your investment. To obtain the most recent month-end performance data or the Fund's current prospectus, please call the fund at (866)447-4228.

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Tuesday, November 11 2014

New Alternative Income and Liquid Alternative Funds Rooted in Proven Hedge Fund Strategies

Huntington, NY – November 11, 2014 – Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, today announced the launch of two new funds, adding to the variety of liquid alternative and alternative income strategies offered by the company. The funds, Catalyst Time Value Trading Fund (TVTAX) and Catalyst/Princeton Hedged Income Fund (HIFAX), are rooted in proven strategies used in hedge funds run by the portfolio managers.

“We are proud to make these sophisticated strategies, previously only available via hedge funds, available to all investors in the form of mutual funds,” commented Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds. “The introduction of these funds continues Catalyst’s tradition of offering distinctive strategies for investors, with a focus on the liquid alternative and alternative income spaces.”

The new funds increase Catalyst Funds’ liquid alternative funds to a total of ten funds. The two new funds will focus on distinct strategies:

  • Catalyst Time Value Trading Fund (TVTAX): TVTAX primarily writes short-term call and put options on S&P 500 Index futures, and invests in cash and cash equivalents, including high-quality short-term fixed income securities such as U.S. Treasury securities. While options investments will focus mainly on S&P 500 Index futures, it may include other futures markets such as agricultural products, metals, currencies, interest rates and other financial instruments, as well as equity and other financial indices. Managed by Gerald Black and Jeff Dean, the Fund also buys and sells futures contracts themselves, and buys options as hedging vehicles and to seek incremental gain.
  • Catalyst/Princeton Hedged Income Fund (HIFAX): HIFAX primarily invests in fixed income securities, in a range of products including: floating rate bank loans, agency and non-agency mortgage backed securities, asset backed securities, corporate bonds, debt securities of the U.S. and foreign governments and their agencies, certificates of deposit and other money market instruments. Managed by Munish Sood, the Fund will hedge by actively shorting instruments linked to various indices and invest in various derivative instruments, including options and swaps, to manage short term market volatility risk, credit risk and interest rate risk.

For more information about Catalyst Funds and its various product offerings, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

About Catalyst Funds

Catalyst Funds currently offers 23 distinctive funds that provide various strategies with the goal of producing income- and equity-oriented returns while seeking to control risk and volatility. Catalyst offers these exclusive strategies through a team of in-house portfolio managers and boutique institutional investment management partners. The firm strives to provide innovative strategies to support financial advisors and their clients in meeting the investment challenges of an ever changing global market environment.

There is no assurance that any Fund will achieve its investment objective.

Please consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, and charges carefully before investing. This and other important information about the Catalyst Funds can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, which may be obtained by calling your Financial Advisor or shareholder services at 866-447-4228. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. The Catalyst Funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, member FINRA.

Investing in the Fund carries certain risks. The value of the Fund may decrease in response to the activities and financial prospects of an individual security in the Fund's portfolio. The Fund is non-diversified and may invest a greater percentage of its assets in a particular issue and may own fewer securities than other mutual funds. The performance of the Fund may be subject to substantial short-term changes. If a security sold short increases in price, the Fund may have to cover its short position at a higher price than the short sale price, resulting in a loss. There may be risks associated with the sale and purchase of call and put options. The Fund's short term option writing can carry additional trading risks in that unexpected market movements can have a leveraged effect on option prices thus causing greater risks to the option seller. The Fund's use of stock futures involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities.

The Fund may invest, directly or indirectly, in "junk bonds.”  Such securities are speculative investments that carry greater risks than higher quality debt securities. Investments in lesser- known, small and mid -capitalization companies may be more vulnerable than larger, more established organizations. These factors may affect the value of your investment. To obtain the most recent month-end performance data or the Fund's current prospectus, please call the fund at (866)447-4228.

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Catalyst Funds | 36 New York Avenue Floor 2, Huntington, NY 11743 | Phone: 646-827-2761 | Email: info@catalystmutualfunds.com
Catalyst Funds c/o Gemini Funds | PO Box 541150 Omaha, NE 68154-1150 | Phone: 866-447-4228 | Email: info@catalystmutualfunds.com

An investor should consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing or sending money. This and other important information about the Catalyst Funds can be found in the Fund's prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 1-866-447-4228. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. The Catalyst Funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC., Member FINRA/SIPC. 4485-NLD-5/24/2017 9010-NLD-10/20/2017

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