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Natixis Global Asset Management Third-Year Presenting Sponsor for the 2013 Berklee College of Music Summer in the City Series

  Natixis Global Asset Management Third-Year Presenting Sponsor for the 2013
  Berklee College of Music Summer in the City Series

   Partnership expands series to more than 200 free concerts, including the
                      BeanTown Jazz Festival on Sept. 28

Business Wire

BOSTON -- June 5, 2013

Berklee College of Music today announced that for the third consecutive year
Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), one of the world’s leading asset
managers, will be the presenting sponsor of Berklee’s 2013 Summer in the City
series, which includes more than 200 free outdoor music performances scheduled
from May through September held in neighborhoods throughout Metro Boston. The
2013 series culminates with the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on September
28. The full concert schedule is available at berklee.edu/events/summer.

“Summer in the City is one of our very best contributions to the local
community – the world’s next great artists performing throughout Boston all
summer long. You can be among the first to see their careers take flight,”
said Berklee President Roger H. Brown. "We have forged a strong and productive
partnership with NGAM over the past few years, and we are honored to continue
working together.”

Headquartered in Paris and Boston, NGAM provides investment solutions to
institutions, intermediaries and individuals. “Our continuing partnership with
Berklee College of Music demonstrates our commitment to providing more
opportunities to the next generation of young artists who are interested in
developing careers in music,” said John Hailer, president and chief executive
officer, Natixis Global Asset Management – The Americas & Asia. “For the third
consecutive year, we will also award a $5,000 Natixis-Berklee City Music
Scholarship to a student musician.”

The Berklee Summer in the City concerts bring neighborhoods alive with free
programs of pop, rock, jazz, Latin, blues, flamenco, and Celtic music. The
Boston-area concerts take place in destinations throughout the city from the
Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Wharf, the Boston Harbor Islands, and the
Boston Common’s newly renovated Brewer Fountain Plaza to communities with
strong cultural identities ranging from Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, East Boston,
and the South End.

Among the many outstanding performers this summer are Berklee Global Jazz
Institute pianist and DownBeat magazine Student Music Award-winner Caili
O’Doherty (Kendall After 5, June 6), Thelonious Monk International Jazz
Competition Award-finalist Daniel Rotem and his trio (Spectacle Island, June
23), Appalachian dance band Joe’s Truck Stop (Georges Island, July 13 and
Carson Beach, July 28), MTV original series-featured salsero Francisco Ruiz
(Atlantic Wharf, July 18), and MTV “buzzworthy” singer-songwriter Betty Who
(Rose Kennedy Greenway, August 16).

On September 28, the 2013 Summer in the City series comes to a close with
Boston’s biggest block party. Spanning six blocks in Boston’s South End
starting at Massachusetts Avenue, the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival features
three stages of live performances, family activities, and booths with crafts
and food. The festival, now in its 13th year, is free and open to the public.

About Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music, for over 65 years, has evolved to support its belief
that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through
contemporary music education. The college was the first in the U.S. to teach
jazz, the popular music of the time. It incorporated rock n’ roll in the
1960s; created the world's first degree programs in electronic production and
design, film scoring, and songwriting; and, in recent years, added music
therapy, world music, hip-hop, electronica, and video game music to its
curriculum. With a diverse student body representing over 80 countries and a
music industry "who’s who" of alumni and faculty that have received 231 Grammy
Awards, Berklee is the world’s premier learning lab for the music of today –
and tomorrow.

About Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.
Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. (ngam.natixis.com) ranks among the
world’s 15 largest asset managers.^1 As a multi-affiliate company, NGAM brings
together the expertise of multiple specialized investment managers under one
umbrella with the belief that this combined expertise offers unique market
perspective. The firm spreads this same ideal in the global community by
sponsoring programs and events that help enrich the lives of individuals and
enhance and preserve the cultural experience for future generations through
music.

^1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2012 ranked Natixis Global
Asset Management, S.A. as the 13^th largest asset manager in the world based
on assets under management as of December 31, 2011.

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Contact:

For Berklee Inquiries:
Liz Lupton, 617-747-6022
llupton@berklee.edu
or
For Natixis Global Asset Management Inquiries:
Crystal Sullivan, 617-449-2126
crystal.sullivan@ngam.natixis.com
 
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