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Thursday, March 01 2018

Catalyst/Lyons Tactical Allocation Fund (CLTAX) Awarded Best Flexible Portfolio Fund

Huntington, NY – March 1, 2018 – Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, is pleased to announce that the Catalyst/Lyons Tactical Allocation Fund (CLTAX) has received a 2018 Lipper Fund Award as the Best Flexible Portfolio Fund out of 120 funds for the five years ending November 30, 2017.

"Catalyst is pleased that Lipper has honored the Catalyst/Lyons Tactical Allocation Fund with this award," said Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds.

CLTAX offers a different approach to tactical investing by employing a slow-moving quantitative risk model intended to maintain full and sustained equity exposure during secular bull markets while protecting capital in a sustained bear market. This focus has allowed the Fund to avoid whipsaw that commonly afflicts tactical managers during bull market corrections. The Fund has remained fully invested in equities since July 2012 inception. While maintaining this allocation, the sub-advisor employs a valuebased investing discipline intended to own high quality companies at relatively attractive valuations.

“This is the second Lipper Fund Award for the Catalyst/Lyons Tactical Allocation Fund,” said Sander Read, CEO of Lyons Wealth Management, LLC, the fund’s sub-advisor. “The repeat recognition as Best Flexible Portfolio Fund demonstrates the value of our offense-first philosophy.”

The Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards are presented to the Lipper Leaders with the highest Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each fund category. Awards are given separately for three, five and ten-year time periods. Information about the Lipper Fund Award calculation methodology may be found at http://www.lipperfundawards.com/Awards/UnitedStates. The Awards are presented annually at the Lipper Alpha Forum to honor funds that have excelled at consistently providing strong riskadjusted performance relative to peers.

CLTAX is sub-advised by Lyons Wealth Management. The Fund trades under the tickers CLTAX, CLTCX and CLTIX. For more information on the Catalyst/Lyons Tactical Allocation Fund and Catalyst Funds mutual fund products, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

About Catalyst Funds
Catalyst Funds currently offers 25 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. For more information on Catalyst Funds and its various offerings, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Catalyst Funds. This and other important information about the Fund is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 866-447-4228 or at www.CatalystMF.com. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. The Catalyst Funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Catalyst Capital Advisors, LLC is not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC.

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

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. Interest rate risk is the risk that bond prices overall, including the prices of securities held by the Fund, will decline over short or even long periods of time due to rising interest rates. 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.

Lipper Fund Classification Awards
The currency for the calculation corresponds to the currency of the country for which the awards are calculated and relies on monthly data. Classification averages are calculated with all eligible share classes for each eligible classification. The calculation periods extend over 36, 60, and 120 months. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over three, five, or 10 years. For a detailed explanation, please review the Lipper Leaders methodology document on www.lipperalpha.financial.thomsonreuters.com.

Fund classification awards are given to the company that has the day-to-day responsibility of investing and monitoring the assets under management within the fund’s portfolio in order to achieve the investment objectives of the fund. This company is also referred to as a portfolio management company or investment advisor. The award goes to the fund management company in case that no such company has been appointed or several such companies share the task.

US local classifications are used in the United States, rather than Lipper Global classifications. Only one share class (the one with the best Lipper Leader score) is used for each portfolio in determining asset class and overall awards. The calculation periods end at November-end of the respective evaluation year.

4259-NLD-2/28/2018

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Tuesday, July 11 2017

Huntington, NY - July 11, 2017 - Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, today announced the appointment of a new Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), in addition to the expansion of its risk management team. The new additions to the risk management team include a consulting arrangement with RCM Risk Advisors LLC.

Catalyst engaged RCM Risk Advisors LLC to help develop and analyze risk parameters for the 25 different mutual funds it currently offers. The consulting engagement adds three additional members to support the Catalyst risk management team. These new additions, as well as the new c-suite appointments, include:

  • Lawrence (Larry) Lai, CFA, who joins Catalyst as CRO. Mr. Lai is responsible for overseeing the firm’s risk management program. Prior to joining Catalyst, Mr. Lai served as operational head of risk management for Wedbush Securities’ futures division. He brings significant risk and quantitative portfolio management experience, particularly with alternative strategies and derivatives.
  • Michael Schoonover, who was promoted to the position of COO. Mr. Schoonover has been with Catalyst since 2011 serving in various roles in operations, marketing and portfolio management.
  • Ed Sweeney, who serves as Partner at RCM. He previously held senior positions at O’Connor & Associates, Stafford Trading, TD Securities and Starboard Specialty Funds, LLC. Mr. Sweeney brings extensive experience trading derivatives and managing sophisticated proprietary trading operations.
  • Matthew Racine, who serves as Director at RCM Risk Advisors LLC. Racine previously worked in risk management and portfolio analysis roles dealing with multiple asset classes at Wedbush Securities.
  • Jakob Bax, who serves as Risk Analyst at RCM Risk Advisors LLC. Prior to joining RCM, Bax worked as an Analyst for Wedbush Securities.

"We are proud to greatly expand our risk management team with the addition of these highly talented and experienced professionals. We believe that this demonstrates our commitment to continue to enhance our infrastructure as our business expands," said Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds.

"I am thrilled to join Catalyst in this role,” said Lawrence Lai. “I believe the company is firmly committed to risk management, and I am excited to collaborate with current leadership at this fast-growing firm."

These new roles are effective immediately. For more information on Catalyst Funds, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

About Catalyst Funds
Catalyst Funds currently offers 25 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. For more information on Catalyst Funds and its various offerings, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the Catalyst Funds. This and other important information about the Funds is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained at www.catalystMF.com or by calling 866-447-4228. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. The Catalyst Funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC member FINRA/SIPC.

4526-NLD-6/29/2017

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Tuesday, June 13 2017

Huntington, New York - June 13, 2017 - Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, today announced it will acquire the Exceed Defined Shield Index Fund. The acquisition will rebrand the mutual fund as the Catalyst Exceed Defined Shield Fund (SHIIX). It will maintain the same investment strategy as its predecessor.

The Catalyst Exceed Defined Shield Fund seeks to track, before fees and expenses, the performance of the NASDAQ Exceed Defined Protection Index. It attempts to do this by investing in put and call options to gain exposure to the S&P 500 Index, with positions that seek to limit losses and seek upside participation on an annual basis.

"The acquisition of the Exceed Defined Shield Fund expands Catalyst’s portfolio of distinct, alternative investment strategies with a proven track record,” said Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds. “The Exceed team has developed strategies that allow portfolios to seek to hedge against bear markets, while attempting not to sacrifice profits on the upside. We think this is an important portfolio management tool and one that we want to offer investors alongside Catalyst’s range of alternative investment strategies."

SHIIX’s strategy tracks a basket of four rolling “defined outcome” investments, which meet two specific characteristics. The first seeks to limit losses to approximately the first 12.5% of S&P 500 Index losses on an annualized basis. The second, seeks annual upside participation in the S&P 500 Index to a maximum gain of 15%, even if annual S&P 500 Index performance surpasses that percentage. For investors, this means the Fund will seek to provide a limit to losses during extreme market declines, while potentially providing profit during market upswings. SHIIX will continue to be managed by Joe Halpern.

This is the second fund that Catalyst co-advises with Exceed; the first was the Catalyst Exceed Defined Risk Fund (CLPAX). The Defined Risk Fund seeks capital appreciation by attempting to track the NASDAQ Exceed Defined Index. The strategy uses options to seek upside participation of 150% of the S&P 500 Index up to a cap while attempting to protect against the first 10% of losses. For more information on this acquisition, and Catalyst Fund’s other offerings, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

About Catalyst Funds
Catalyst Funds currently offers 25 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. For more information on Catalyst Funds and its various offerings, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

Mutual Funds have investment risks including loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Fund will meet its objective. Investing in the commodities markets can subject the Fund to potentially greater volatility than traditional securities. Investments in foreign securities could subject the Fund to greater risks including, currency fluctuation, economic conditions and different governmental and accounting standards.

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/SIPC.

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

Even a small investment in derivatives (which include options, futures and other transactions) may give rise to leverage risk (which can increase volatility and magnify the Fund’s potential for loss), and can have a significant impact on the Fund’s performance.  Derivatives are also subject to credit risk (the counterparty may default) and liquidity risk (the Fund may not be able to sell the security or otherwise exit the contract in a timely manner). Counterparty risk is the risk that a counterparty to a financial instrument held by the Fund or by a special purpose or structured vehicle invested in by the Fund may become insolvent or otherwise fail to perform its obligations, and the Fund may obtain no or limited recovery of its investment, and any recovery may be significantly delayed.

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. There are risks associated with the sale and purchase of call and put options. As the buyer of a put option, the Fund assumes the risk of a rise in the market price of the underlying security above the exercise price of the option which will cause a loss of the premium paid for the option. As a seller (writer) of a put option, the Fund will lose money if the value of the security falls below the strike price. Fixed income securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. There are risks associated with the sale and purchase of call and put options. These factors may affect the value of your investment.

4493-NLD- 6/6/2017

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Monday, April 03 2017

Huntington, NY – April 3, 2017 – Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, is pleased to announce that the Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund (MBXIX) won Alternative Product of the Year at the 2017 Mutual Fund Industry Awards in New York, on March 30, 2017. The highly coveted Mutual Fund Industry Awards recognizes an alternative product that has stood out above the rest in terms of a combination of performance, flows and innovation.

“We are committed to bringing distinct investment strategies to the retail mutual fund marketplace,” said Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds. “It is clear investors have been attracted to MBXIX’s return profile, including historically strong performance during many periods of stress for traditional stock and bond markets since the Fund’s inception in 1997.

”MBXIX trades a diverse portfolio of global equity, currency and interest rate instruments, as well as futures contracts on commodities in the energy, metal and agricultural sectors. The Fund implements a 100% systematic strategy with the potential to invest in over 125 markets. MBXIX is sub-advised by Millburn Ridgefield Corporation. “Millburn is delighted with the recognition given to Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund,” said Grant Smith, Chief Investment Officer of Millburn, “We believe in the strategy and are extremely pleased that Catalyst has shared this investment with a wider audience”.

Annualized Return Performance for MBXIX as of December 31, 2016:
1 Year 17.99%
5 Years 10.04%
Since 1/1/1997 11.39%

Barry Goodman, Grant Smith, Harvey Beker and George E. Crapple are the portfolio managers of the Fund. For more information on MBXIX and Catalyst Funds, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

About Catalyst Funds
Catalyst Funds currently offers 25 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. For more information, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

MBXIX Performance (%): Ending December 31, 2016
Annualized if greater than a year

Share Class/Benchmark 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception*
Class I 17.99 13.57 10.04 8.63 11.39
S&P 500 TR Index 11.96 8.87 14.66 6.95 7.68
ML 3 Month T-Bill Index 0.33 0.14 0.12 0.80 2.29
Class A 17.76 n/a n/a n/a 16.77
Class C 16.85 n/a n/a n/a 15.87
S&P 500 TR Index 11.96 n/a n/a n/a 7.21
ML 3 Month T-Bill Index 0.33 n/a n/a n/a 0.34
Class A w/ Sales Charge 11.01 n/a n/a n/a 10.09

*Inception: 1/1/1997 (I Share), 12/28/2015 (A&C Shares)

The Fund’s maximum sales charge for Class “A” shares is 5.75%. Investments in mutual funds involve risks. Performance is historic and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with changing market conditions so that when redeemed, shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. To obtain the most recent month end performance information or the fund’s prospectus please call the fund, toll free at 1-866- 447-4228. You can also obtain a prospectus at www.CatalystMF.com.

*The Advisor has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses of the Fund to the extent necessary to limit total annual fund operating expenses (excluding brokerage costs; underlying fund expenses; borrowing costs, such as (a) interest and (b) dividends on securities sold short; taxes; and extraordinary expenses) at 2.24%, 2.99% and 1.99% for Class A shares, Class C shares and Class I shares, respectively, through December 31, 2017.

Mutual Funds have investment risks including loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Fund will meet its objective. Investing in the commodities markets can subject the Fund to potentially greater volatility than traditional securities. Investments in foreign securities could subject the Fund to greater risks including, currency fluctuation, economic conditions and different governmental and accounting standards.

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/SIPC.

There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Investing in the Fund carries certain risks. The Fund will invest a percentage of its assets in derivatives, such as futures and options contracts. The use of such derivatives and the resulting high portfolio turn- over may expose the Fund to additional risks that it would not be subject to if it invested directly in the securities and commodities underlying those derivatives. The Fund may experience losses that exceed those experienced by funds that do not use futures contracts, options and hedging strategies. Investing in commodities markets may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Currency trading risks include market risk, credit risk and country risk. Foreign investing involves risks not typically associated with U.S. investments. Changes in interest rates and the liquidity of certain investments could affect the Fund’s overall performance. The Fund is non-diversified and as a result, changes in the value of a single security may have significant effect on the Fund’s value. Other risks include U.S. Government securities risks and investments in fixed income securities. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed income securities or derivatives owned by the Fund. Furthermore, the use of leveraging can magnify the potential for gain or loss and amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund’s share price. The Fund is subject to regulatory change and tax risks; changes to current rules could increase costs associated with an investment in the Fund. These factors may affect the value of your investment.

The awards are judged by a distinguished panel of institutional investors in funds and they take into account a set of qualitative criteria covering the investment process, risk management framework and depth of research team, as well as a set of quantitative performance measures including annualized returns, volatility and maximum drawdown. Please note the judging period is from January 1 2016 - December 31 2016.

Performance shown before December 28, 2015 is for the Fund's Predecessor Fund (Millburn Hedge Fund, L.P.). The prior performance is net of management fees and other expenses including the effect of the performance fee. The Predecessor Fund had an investment objective and strategies that were, in all material respects, the same as those of the Fund, and was managed in a manner that, in all material respects, complied with the investment guidelines and restrictions of the Fund. From its inception through December 28, 2015, the Predecessor Fund was not subject to certain investment restrictions, diversification requirements and other restrictions of the 1940 Act of the Code, which if they had been applicable, might have adversely affected its performance. In addition, the Predecessor Fund was not subject to sales loads that would have adversely affected performance. Performance of the predecessor fund is not an indicator of future results.

4253-NLD- 4/3/2017

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Thursday, March 30 2017

Huntington, NY – March 30, 2017 – Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, is pleased to announce that the Catalyst Dynamic Alpha Fund (CPEAX) has received a 2017 Lipper Fund Award for the Best Multi-Cap Growth Fund out of 155 funds over a 3- year period ending 11/30/2016.

“Catalyst is pleased that Lipper has honored the Catalyst Dynamic Alpha Fund with this award,” said Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds. “We are proud to offer investors this time-tested quantitative approach to complement their portfolio allocation. The Catalyst Dynamic Alpha Fund is a strong part of our equity-oriented offerings. The Fund has significantly outperformed the S&P 500 TR benchmark since its launch.”

CPEAX employs an alpha-driven, quantitative, disciplined investment process, with a systematic methodology that has been utilized to manage accounts for more than 30 years. As of 12/31/2016, the Fund has generated a 16.69% annualized return over the past 5 years. The strategy, which has been offered to investors in separately managed account format since 2002, was launched as a mutual fund by Catalyst Funds in 2011.

Cory S. Krebs, CFA and portfolio manager of CPEAX said, “We are grateful to Lipper for their recognition of our efforts with the Catalyst Dynamic Alpha Fund. Our partnership with Catalyst has afforded us the opportunity to deliver our high conviction, low constraint approach to equity management to a broader audience.  We are pleased to receive this honor and aspire to continue to deliver high quality investment management to all of our investors.”

Bruce W. Miller, CFA and Cory S. Krebs, CFA are the portfolio managers of the Fund. For more information on CPEAX and Catalyst Funds, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

The Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards have honored funds and fund management firms that have excelled in providing consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. Renowned fund data and proprietary methodology is the foundation of the Award qualification. Individual classifications of three-, five-, and ten-year periods, as well as fund families with high average scores for the three-year period are recognized. Information about the Lipper Fund Award calculation methodology may be found at http://www.lipperfundawards.com/Awards/UnitedStates.

About Catalyst Funds
Catalyst Funds currently offers 25 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. For more information on Catalyst Funds and its various offerings, please visit: www.catalystmf.com

CPEAX Performance as of December 31, 2016
Share Class 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception (12/22/2011)
Class A 7.85% 11.95% 16.69% 16.55%
Class A w/Sales Charge 1.66% 9.77% 15.31% 15.18%

The Fund's maximum sales charge for Class "A" shares is 5.75%. Investments in mutual funds involve risks. Performance is historic and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with changing market conditions so that when redeemed, shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. To obtain the most recent month end performance information or the fund's prospectus please call the fund, toll free at 1-866- 447-4228. You can also obtain a prospectus at www.catalystmf.com. The Fund's advisor has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to maintain the Fund's total annual operating expense ratio at 1.10% excluding 12b-1 fees through October 31, 2017. Gross expense ratios for the most recent fiscal year were 1.51%, 2.26% and 1.26% for Class A, C and I share, respectively.

Mutual Funds have investment risks including loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Fund will meet its objective. Investing in the commodities markets can subject the Fund to potentially greater volatility than traditional securities. Investments in foreign securities could subject the Fund to greater risks including, currency fluctuation, economic conditions and different governmental and accounting standards.

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/SIPC.

The Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see www.lipperfundawards.com. Although Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Lipper. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

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. To the extent the Fund invests in the stocks of smaller-sized companies, the Fund may be subject to additional risks, including the risk that earnings and prospects of these companies are more volatile than larger companies. Smaller-sized companies may experience higher failure rates than larger companies and normally have lower trading volume than larger companies. These factors may affect the value of your investment.

4251-NLD- 3/30/2017

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Monday, March 27 2017

Huntington, NY - March 27, 2017 - Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, is pleased to announce that the Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund (MBXIX) has been nominated for Alternative Product of the Year at the 2017 Mutual Fund Industry Awards. This award recognizes an alternative product that has stood out above the rest in terms of a combination of performance, flows and innovation.

“Catalyst is committed to bringing distinct investment strategies to the retail mutual fund marketplace, and this nomination speaks directly to that commitment,” said Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds. “We believe 2016 demonstrated how our strategy can offer investors a good way to diversify their portfolio.”

MBXIX trades a diverse portfolio of global equity, currency and interest rate instruments, as well as futures contracts on commodities in the energy, metal and agricultural sectors. The fund implements a 100% systematic strategy with the potential to invest in over 125 markets. MBXIX is sub-advised by Millburn Ridgefield Corporation.

Annualized Return Performance for MBXIX as of December 31, 2016:
1 Year 17.99%
5 Years 10.04%
Since 1/1/1997 11.39%

Barry Goodman, Grant Smith, Harvey Beker, George E. Crapple are the portfolio managers of the Fund. For more information on MBXIX and Catalyst Funds, please visit:www.catalystmf.com.

About Catalyst Funds
​Catalyst Funds currently offers 25 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. For more information, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

Performance (%): Ending December 31, 2016

Share Class/Benchmark 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception*
Class I 17.99 13.57 10.04 8.63 11.39
S&P 500 TR Index 11.96 8.87 14.66 6.95 7.68
ML 3 Month T-Bill Index 0.33 0.14 0.12 0.80 2.29
Class A 17.76 n/a n/a n/a 16.77
Class C 16.85 n/a n/a n/a 15.87
S&P 500 TR Index 11.96 n/a n/a n/a 7.21
ML 3 Month T-Bill Index 0.33 n/a n/a n/a 0.34
Class A w/ Sales Charge 11.01 n/a n/a n/a 10.09

*Inception: 1/1/1997 (I Share), 12/28/2015 (A&C Shares)

The Fund’s maximum sales charge for Class “A” shares is 5.75%. Investments in mutual funds involve risks. Performance is historic and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with changing market conditions so that when redeemed, shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. To obtain the most recent month end performance information or the fund’s prospectus please call the fund, toll free at 1-866- 447-4228. You can also obtain a prospectus at www.CatalystMF.com.

*The Advisor has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses of the Fund to the extent necessary to limit total annual fund operating expenses (excluding brokerage costs; underlying fund expenses; borrowing costs, such as (a) interest and (b) dividends on securities sold short; taxes; and extraordinary expenses) at 2.24%, 2.99% and 1.99% for Class A shares, Class C shares and Class I shares, respectively, through December 31, 2017.

Mutual Funds have investment risks including loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Fund will meet its objective. Investing in the commodities markets can subject the Fund to potentially greater volatility than traditional securities. Investments in foreign securities could subject the Fund to greater risks including, currency fluctuation, economic conditions and different governmental and accounting standards.

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/SIPC.

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

Investing in the Fund carries certain risks. The Fund will invest a percentage of its assets in derivatives, such as futures and options contracts. The use of such derivatives and the resulting high portfolio turn- over may expose the Fund to additional risks that it would not be subject to if it invested directly in the securities and commodities underlying those derivatives. The Fund may experience losses that exceed those experienced by funds that do not use futures contracts, options and hedging strategies. Investing in commodities markets may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Currency trading risks include market risk, credit risk and country risk. Foreign investing involves risks not typically associated with U.S. investments. Changes in interest rates and the liquidity of certain investments could affect the Fund’s overall performance. The Fund is non-diversified and as a result, changes in the value of a single security may have significant effect on the Fund’s value. Other risks include U.S. Government securities risks and investments in fixed income securities. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed income securities or derivatives owned by the Fund. Furthermore, the use of leveraging can magnify the potential for gain or loss and amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund’s share price. The Fund is subject to regulatory change and tax risks; changes to current rules could increase costs associated with an investment in the Fund. These factors may affect the value of your investment.

Performance shown before December 28, 2015 is for the Fund's Predecessor Fund (Millburn Hedge Fund, L.P.). The prior performance is net of management fees and other expenses including the effect of the performance fee. The Predecessor Fund had an investment objective and strategies that were, in all material respects, the same as those of the Fund, and was managed in a manner that, in all material respects, complied with the investment guidelines and restrictions of the Fund. From its inception through December 28, 2015, the Predecessor Fund was not subject to certain investment restrictions, diversification requirements and other restrictions of the 1940 Act of the Code, which if they had been applicable, might have adversely affected its performance. In addition, the Predecessor Fund was not subject to sales loads that would have adversely affected performance. Performance of the predecessor fund is not an indicator of future results.

4245-NLD- 3/24/2017

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Thursday, March 23 2017

Huntington, New York – March 23, 2017– Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, is pleased to announce that the Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund (MBXIX) has been nominated for The Investors Choice Awards 2017 Americas in two categories: Multi-Strategy Fund of 2016 and Multi- Strategy Fund-Long Term Performance.

The awards are judged by a distinguished panel of institutional investors that take into account a set of qualitative criteria covering the investment process, risk management framework and depth of research team, as well as a set of quantitative performance measures including annualized returns, volatility, and maximum drawdown.

“Catalyst is pleased that the Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund has been recognized by the Investors Choice Awards with nominations in two categories this year,” said Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds. “One of MBXIX’s goals is to provide value over time and across a range of market conditions. This nomination is evidence that many investors share similar goals.”

The fund's portfolio is comprised of two distinct components: Long/Short Futures, Commodities & FX and Global Equity Exposure. The long/short futures and forward positions in currency, fixed income, stock index and commodity instruments are determined by multi-factor, quantitative and systematic trading and investment strategies, which respond to varied market conditions. This portfolio of global liquid instruments and strategies has historically performed well in periods of stress for equities. MBXIX is sub- advised by Millburn Ridgefield Corporation.

Annualized Return Performance for MBXIX as of December 31, 2016:
1 Year: 17.99%
5 Years: 10.04%
Since 1/1/1997: 11.39%

Barry Goodman, Grant Smith, Harvey Beker and George E. Crapple are the portfolio managers of the Fund. For more information on MBXIX, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

About Catalyst Funds

Catalyst Funds currently offers 25 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. For more information on Catalyst Funds and its various offerings, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

Performance (%): Ending December 31, 2016

Share Class/Benchmark 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception*
Class I 17.99 13.57 10.04 8.63 11.39
S&P 500 TR Index 11.96 8.87 14.66 6.95 7.68
ML 3 Month T-Bill Index 0.33 0.14 0.12 0.80 2.29
Class A 17.76 n/a n/a n/a 16.77
Class C 16.85 n/a n/a n/a 15.87
S&P 500 TR Index 11.96 n/a n/a n/a 7.21
ML 3 Month T-Bill Index 0.33 n/a n/a n/a 0.34
Class A w/ Sales Charge 11.01 n/a n/a n/a 10.09

*Inception: 1/1/1997 (I Share), 12/28/2015 (A&C Shares)

The Fund’s maximum sales charge for Class “A” shares is 5.75%. Investments in mutual funds involve risks. Performance is historic and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with changing market conditions so that when redeemed, shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. To obtain the most recent month end performance information or the fund’s prospectus please call the fund, toll free at 1-866- 447-4228. You can also obtain a prospectus at www.CatalystMF.com.

*The Advisor has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses of the Fund to the extent necessary to limit total annual fund operating expenses (excluding brokerage costs; underlying fund expenses; borrowing costs, such as (a) interest and (b) dividends on securities sold short; taxes; and extraordinary expenses) at 2.24%, 2.99% and 1.99% for Class A shares, Class C shares and Class I shares, respectively, through December 31, 2017.

Mutual Funds have investment risks including loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Fund will meet its objective. Investing in the commodities markets can subject the Fund to potentially greater volatility than traditional securities. Investments in foreign securities could subject the Fund to greater risks including, currency fluctuation, economic conditions and different governmental and accounting standards.

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/SIPC.

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

Investing in the Fund carries certain risks. The Fund will invest a percentage of its assets in derivatives, such as futures and options contracts. The use of such derivatives and the resulting high portfolio turn- over may expose the Fund to additional risks that it would not be subject to if it invested directly in the securities and commodities underlying those derivatives. The Fund may experience losses that exceed those experienced by funds that do not use futures contracts, options and hedging strategies. Investing in commodities markets may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Currency trading risks include market risk, credit risk and country risk. Foreign investing involves risks not typically associated with U.S. investments. Changes in interest rates and the liquidity of certain investments could affect the Fund’s overall performance. The Fund is non-diversified and as a result, changes in the value of a single security may have significant effect on the Fund’s value. Other risks include U.S. Government securities risks and investments in fixed income securities. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed income securities or derivatives owned by the Fund. Furthermore, the use of leveraging can magnify the potential for gain or loss and amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund’s share price. The Fund is subject to regulatory change and tax risks; changes to current rules could increase costs associated with an investment in the Fund. These factors may affect the value of your investment.

Performance shown before December 28, 2015 is for the Fund's Predecessor Fund (Millburn Hedge Fund, L.P.). The prior performance is net of management fees and other expenses including the effect of the performance fee. The Predecessor Fund had an investment objective and strategies that were, in all material respects, the same as those of the Fund, and was managed in a manner that, in all material respects, complied with the investment guidelines and restrictions of the Fund. From its inception through December 28, 2015, the Predecessor Fund was not subject to certain investment restrictions, diversification requirements and other restrictions of the 1940 Act of the Code, which if they had been applicable, might have adversely affected its performance. In addition, the Predecessor Fund was not subject to sales loads that would have adversely affected performance. Performance of the predecessor fund is not an indicator of future results.

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Tuesday, January 10 2017

Fund Has Five-Star Rating from Morningstar, Ranks in Top 2% of Large Growth Category for Five-Year Period

Huntington, New York – January 10, 2017– Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, is celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Catalyst Dynamic Alpha Fund (CPEAX). The fund has received a five-star rating from Morningstar for the three-year and five-year periods ending 12/31/2016, out of 1,315 and 1,154 funds, respectively, in the Morningstar Large Growth category. CPEAX ranks in the top 1% and top 2% of its Morningstar category for the three-year and five-year periods ending 12/31/2016 for total return performance.

CPEAX employs an alpha-driven, quantitative, disciplined investment process, with a systematic methodology that has been utilized to manage accounts for more than 30 years. As of 12/31/2016, the Fund has generated a 16.69% annualized return over the past five years, outperforming the S&P 500 TR Index by over 200 bps annualized. The strategy, which has been offered to investors in separately managed account format, was launched as a mutual fund by Catalyst Funds in 2011.

“The Catalyst Dynamic Alpha Fund has been a great addition to our equity-oriented offerings,” said Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds. “In the five years since it launched, CPEAX has garnered a five-star rating, performed in the top 2% of its category, and has significantly outperformed its S&P 500 benchmark. We are proud to offer investors this time-tested quantitative approach to complement their portfolio allocation.”

The Fund systematically analyzes equities across all sectors and market capitalization for price momentum, sector rotation and relative strength, eliminating artificial market segmentations to concentrate on sectors, trends and exposures exhibiting characteristics of emerging growth. Stock and sector strength are ranked and monitored in an attempt to ensure the Fund is positioned in holdings showing the strongest characteristics. This flexibility potentially allows the Fund to avoid underperforming areas of the market, such as, for instance, financials in 2008. Defined buy and sell triggers are utilized in an attempt to let winning stocks run while quickly eliminating underperformers. This sell discipline has been a strong contributor to CPEAX’s outperformance.

Bruce Miller and Coy Krebs are the portfolio managers of the Fund. For more information on CPEAX and Catalyst Funds, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

About Catalyst Funds

Catalyst Funds currently offers 25 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. For more information on Catalyst Funds and its various offerings, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

Performance as of December 31, 2016

Share Class

1 Year

3 Years

5 Years

Since Inception (12/22/2011)

Class A

7.85%

11.95%

16.69%

16.55%

Class A w/ Sales Charge

1.66%

9.77%

15.31%

15.18%

The Fund's maximum sales charge for Class "A" shares is 5.75%. Investments in mutual funds involve risks. Performance is historic and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with changing market conditions so that when redeemed, shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. To obtain the most recent month end performance information or the fund's prospectus please call the fund, toll free at 1-866-447-4228. You can also obtain a prospectus at www.catalystmf.com. The Fund's advisor has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to maintain the Fund's total annual operating expense ratio at 1.10% excluding 12b-1 fees through October 31, 2017. Gross expense ratios for the most recent fiscal year were 1.51%, 2.26% and 1.26% for Class A, C and I share, respectively.

Disclosures

Of course, there is no guarantee that any investment strategy will achieve its objectives, generate profits or avoid losses.     

Past results are not an indication of future performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance date quoted. 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. To the extent the Fund invests in the stocks of smaller-sized companies, the Fund may be subject to additional risks, including the risk that earnings and prospects of these companies are more volatile than larger companies. Smaller-sized companies may experience higher failure rates than larger companies and normally have lower trading volume than larger companies. These factors may affect the value of your investment.

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating (based on a Morningstar Risk Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance, including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35%receive 3 stars, and next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages). Not all investors are eligible to purchase load-waived shares. Ratings and other statistics for load-waived versions of the class A shares of mutual funds reflect the investor experience for those individuals who do not pay the fund's front-end sales load, such as retirement-plan participants or those investors who commit to invest above a certain amount. The load-waived rating supplements the Morningstar Rating for the original A share class, where all load-adjusted measures reflect the maximum front load. Load-waived A shares are displayed and treated like a separate share class, and most data is the same between the original A share and the load-waived share. The statistics that are different include load-waived measures, such as Morningstar Rating, rating-related scores and returns, tax-adjusted returns and any percentile ranks based on these measures. To be eligible for load-waived ratings and returns, the fund must be an A share class, must have front load and must be domiciled in the United States. Morningstar does not calculate load-waived ratings for B or C share classes because fund companies rarely waive the loads on these funds.

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. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. The Catalyst Funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.

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Tuesday, April 19 2016

Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund (MBXIX) Brings Proven Investment Strategy to Retail Market

Huntington, NY – April 19, 2016 – Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, today announced the conversion of a fifth hedge fund product to a mutual fund, the Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund (MBXIX). It is the latest alternative offering from Catalyst that brings an investment strategy once only available to accredited investors to the retail marketplace. Since the fund’s inception in 1997, it has generated an 11.36% net annualized return compared to 7.44% for the S&P 500 TR Index.

MBXIX trades a diverse portfolio of global equity, currency and interest rate instruments, as well as futures contracts on commodities in the energy, metal and agricultural sectors. The fund implements a 100% systematic strategy with the potential to invest in over 125 markets. MBXIX is sub-advised by Millburn Ridgefield Corporation and maintains the same investment management team as its hedge fund predecessor.

“Catalyst is committed to bringing unique investment strategies to the retail mutual fund marketplace, and this latest conversion speaks directly to that commitment,” said Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds. “MBXIX has achieved consistent performance over the last 19 years with only one down year, including positive returns in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2008. Now in its mutual fund form, this proven investment strategy is available to investors who would otherwise not have access to it.”

The fund's portfolio is comprised of two distinct components: Active Long/Short Futures & FX and Strategic Equity Exposure. The former yields a portfolio of global liquid instruments and strategies that historically have performed in periods of stress for equities. The active long/short futures and forward positions in currency, fixed income, stock index and commodity instruments are determined by multi-factor, quantitative and systematic trading and investment strategies, which respond to different market conditions.

The Strategic Equity Exposure Component yields a relatively passive portfolio of global and U.S. exchange traded funds ("ETFs"). The equity positions generally consist of relatively passive buy-and-hold strategies with the goal of maximizing diversification as determined primarily by correlation and risk analysis.

MBXIX is currently open for investments. For more information on MBXIX and Catalyst’s range of alternative investment strategies, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.


About Catalyst Funds

Catalyst Funds currently offers 27 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. For more information, please visit: www.catalystmf.com.

Mutual Funds have investment risks including loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Fund will meet its objective. Investing in the commodities markets can subject the Fund to potentially greater volatility than traditional securities.  Investments in foreign securities could subject the Fund to greater risks including, currency fluctuation, economic conditions and different governmental and accounting standards. The Fund has a limited history of operations as a mutual fund for investors to evaluate.

 

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/SIPC.

Annualized Return Performance for MBXIX as of March 31, 2016:

1 Year: 2.86%

5 Years: 6.41%

Since 1/1/1997: 11.36%

The Fund’s maximum sales charge for Class “A” shares is 5.75%. Investments in mutual funds involve risks. Performance is historic and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with changing market conditions so that when redeemed, shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. To obtain the most recent month end performance information or the fund’s prospectus please call the fund, toll free at 1-866-447-4228. You can also obtain a prospectus at www.CatalystMF.com.

 

There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You cannot invest directly in an index and unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges.

 

Investing in the Fund carries certain risks. The Fund will invest a percentage of its assets in derivatives, such as futures and options contracts. The use of such derivatives and the resulting high portfolio turn-over may expose the Fund to additional risks that it would not be subject to if it invested directly in the securities and commodities underlying those derivatives. The Fund may experience losses that exceed those experienced by funds that do not use futures contracts, options and hedging strategies. Investing in commodities markets may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Currency trading risks include market risk, credit risk and country risk. Foreign investing involves risks not typically associated with U.S. investments. Changes in interest rates and the liquidity of certain investments could affect the Fund’s overall performance. The Fund is non-diversified and as a result, changes in the value of a single security may have significant effect on the Fund’s value. Other risks include U.S. Government securities risks and investments in fixed income securities. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed income securities or derivatives owned by the Fund. Furthermore, the use of leveraging can magnify the potential for gain or loss and amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund’s share price. The Fund is subject to regulatory change and tax risks; changes to current rules could increase costs associated with an investment in the Fund. These factors may affect the value of your investment.

 

Performance shown before December 28, 2015 is for the Fund's Predecessor Fund (Millburn Hedge Fund, L.P.). The prior performance is net of management fees and other expenses including the effect of the performance fee. The Predecessor Fund had an investment objective and strategies that were, in all material respects, the same as those of the Fund, and was managed in a manner that, in all material respects, complied with the investment guidelines and restrictions of the Fund. From its inception through December 28, 2015, the Predecessor Fund was not subject to certain investment restrictions, diversification requirements and other restrictions of the 1940 Act of the Code, which if they had been applicable, might have adversely affected its performance. In addition, the Predecessor Fund was not subject to sales loads that would have adversely affected performance. Performance of the predecessor fund is not an indicator of future results.

 

S&P 500 TR Index is used to represent the U.S. large-cap stock market.

 

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Sunday, March 06 2016

Huntington, NY – March 23, 2016

Catalyst Funds is pleased to announce that the Catalyst/Lyons Tactical Allocation Fund has received a 2016 Lipper Fund Award for class A shares (CLTAX) in the Flexible Portfolio category.

“We are proud to achieve this award in our first three calendar years of track record,” said Sander Read, CEO of Lyons Wealth Management, LLC, the fund’s subadvisor. “The recognition as Best Flexible Portfolio Fund is a testament to our investment philosophy as value investors with a defensive component.”

The award is based on Effective Return among 133 peers for the 3-year period ending November 30, 2015.

“We feel this award is a reflection of our tactical approach,” added Matt Ferratusco, co-portfolio manager of the fund. “Remaining fully invested in equities for over three years, despite several sharp market pullbacks, has demonstrated the benefit of our less-reactive tactical model.”

The fund’s Institutional share class (CLTIX) is a 5-star fund in Morningstar’s Large Blend category. The rating is based on risk-adjusted, cost-adjusted return for the 3 year period ending 2/29/16 out of 1,399 funds in the category. The Large Blend peer group placement is a result of the fund’s sustained allocation to equities for the 3 year measurement period, and reflects the performance of the fund’s value investing methodology.

The Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards are presented to the Lipper Leader with the highest Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each fund category. Awards are given separately for three, five, and ten year time periods. Information about the Lipper Fund Award calculation methodology may be found at http://www.lipperfundawards.com/Awards/UnitedStates. The Awards are presented annually at the Lipper Alpha Forum to honor funds that have excelled at consistently providing strong risk- adjusted performance relative to peers.

To learn more about the Catalyst/Lyons Tactical Allocation Fund, contact:

Catalyst Funds Advisor Services
646-827-2761 
info@CatalystMutualFunds.com

Lyons Wealth Management, LLC
877-951-8710
m.ferratusco@lyonswealth.com


Disclosure

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

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. Interest rate risk is the risk that bond prices overall, including the prices of securities held by the Fund, will decline over short or even long periods of time due to rising interest rates. 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.

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. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. The Catalyst Funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.

Morningstar is an independent provider of financial information. Morningstar performance rankings are based on total return without sales charge relative to all share classes of mutual funds with similar objectives and determined by Morningstar. The top 10% of the funds in a rating universe receive five stars, the next 22.5% receive four stars, the next 35% receive three stars, the next 22.5% receive two stars and the bottom 10% receive one star. Past performance or ranking is not indicative of future results.

Lipper Fund Classification Awards
The currency for the calculation corresponds to the currency of the country for which the awards are calculated and relies on monthly data. Classification averages are calculated with all eligible share classes for each eligible classification. The calculation periods extend over 36, 60, and 120 months. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over three, five, or 10 years. For a detailed explanation, please review the Lipper Leaders methodology document on www.lipperalpha.financial.thomsonreuters.com.

Fund classification awards are given to the company that has the day-to-day responsibility of investing and monitoring the assets under management within the fund’s portfolio in order to achieve the investment objectives of the fund. This company is also referred to as a portfolio management company or investment advisor. The award goes to the fund management company in case that no such company has been appointed or several such companies share the task.

US local classifications are used in the United States, rather than Lipper Global classifications. Only one share class (the one with the best Lipper Leader score) is used for each portfolio in determining asset class and overall awards. The calculation periods end at November-end of the respective evaluation year.

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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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