Attached is an executive director update mainly focused on information for new retirees. However the update does have important general information on COLAs and interest rates. For all members following the markets, you already know what I am about to say. May and June have been difficult months in the markets. ATRS has lost a part of the gains made earlier this year. ATRS is still up well beyond the value it had last June 30th. With the 5 trading days left in this fiscal year after today, ATRS hopes for a positive bounce. ATRS is still worth over $10 billion dollars. ATRS is well positioned to take advantage of the markets once fundamental again become the predominant driver of market activity.

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