Form 497 EA Series Trust
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Filed Pursuant to Rule 497(e)
File Nos. 333-195493; 811-22961
Sparkline Intangible Value ETF
(a series of EA Series Trust)
Ticker Symbol: ITAN
February 3, 2023
Supplement to the
Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”)
dated September 28, 2022 and Summary Prospectus dated September 29, 2022
The information in this Supplement updates information in, and should be read in conjunction with, the Summary Prospectus, Prospectus and SAI for Sparkline Intangible Value ETF (ITAN).
Effective immediately, Brandon Koepke will no longer serve as portfolio manager to ITAN. As a result of this change, all references to Mr. Koepke’s service as a portfolio manager to ITAN in the summary prospectus, prospectus and SAI should be removed in entirety.
In addition, Mr. Wm. Joshua Russell has been appointed as Mr. Koepke’s replacement as a portfolio manager to ITAN and the following information has been supplemented for Mr. Russell.
The “Portfolio Managers” section found on page 7 of the summary prospectus and prospectus has been updated as follows:
Mr. Kai Wu, Founder and CIO of the Sub-Adviser, has been jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund since 2021. Mr. Kai Wu provides his recommendations to Mr. Richard Shaner and Mr. Wm. Joshua Russell, Portfolio Managers of the Adviser. Mr. Shaner has been jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund since 2021. Mr. Russell has been jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund since 2023.
The “Portfolio Managers” section found on page 17 of the prospectus has been supplemented as follows:
Mr. Kai Wu has been portfolio manager of the Fund since 2021. He provides his recommendations to Messrs. Shaner and Russell, portfolio managers of the Adviser. Messrs. Shaner and Russell are responsible for implementing the Fund’s investment strategies.
Mr. Wm. Joshua Russell, PhD, CFA has been a Senior Portfolio Manager with the Advisor since October 2022 and a portfolio manager of the Fund since January 2023. Prior to this he was a Portfolio Manager at Carson Group where he was responsible for approximately $1.7 billion in assets. He has also served in quant research roles as VP, Sr. Research Analyst at Franklin Templeton and Senior Quantitative Strategist at WisdomTree. Prior to entering the industry, Dr. Russell was a PhD candidate where he conducted research on large-scale distributed systems for the US Army, the US Air Force, and NASA. He earned a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, a Masters in Economics, and a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and is a CFA Charterholder.
The “Investment Management and Other Services” section found on page 17 of the SAI has been updated as follows:
The following table summarizes the affiliated persons of the Fund that are also affiliated persons of the Adviser.
|NAME||AFFILIATION WITH FUND||AFFILIATION WITH ADVISER|
|Wesley R. Gray, Ph.D.||Trustee and President of the Trust||Executive Managing Member|
|John R. Vogel||Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer||Managing Member|
|Jessica D. Leighty||Chief Compliance Officer||Chief Compliance Officer|
|Patrick R. Cleary||Secretary||Chief Executive Officer|
|Wm. Joshua Russell||Portfolio Manager||Portfolio Manager|
|Richard Shaner||Portfolio Manager||Portfolio Manager|
|Sean Hegarty||Assistant Treasurer||Chief Operating Officer|
The “Portfolio Managers” section found on page 20-21 of the SAI has been supplemented as follows:
The following table shows the number of other accounts managed by the portfolio managers and the reporting information is provided as of January 15, 2023:
The following information is applicable to Wm. Joshua Russell:
|Type of Accounts||Total Number of Accounts||Total Assets of Accounts (millions)||Total Number of Accounts with Performance Based Fees||Total Assets of Accounts with Performance Based Fees (millions)|
|Registered Investment Companies||20||$1,450||0||$0|
|Other Pooled Investment Vehicles||0||$0||0||$0|
The following table provides the dollar range of equity securities beneficially owned by the portfolio managers in the Fund as of January 15, 2023.
|Dollar Range of Equity Securities Owned|
|Wm. Joshua Russell||None|
Adviser – Portfolio Manager
The portfolio managers do not currently manage any other client accounts using the same investment strategy as that of the Fund. Further, the Adviser has established policies and procedures reasonably designed to ensure that the purchase and sale of securities among all accounts it manages are fairly and equitably allocated. There can be no assurance that these policies and procedures will be effective, however.
Adviser – Portfolio Managers
Wm. Joshua Russell’s compensation is comprised of both fixed and variable components – the variable component is a potential bonus that is dependent upon the overall profitability of the Adviser’s parent company.
Please retain this Supplement with your Summary Prospectus, Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information.
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