Loomis Sayles Announces New Portfolio Manager to Emerging Markets Team

  Loomis Sayles Announces New Portfolio Manager to Emerging Markets Team  Business Wire  BOSTON -- April 1, 2014  Loomis, Sayles & Company announced today that Elisabeth Colleran, CFA, has been named co-portfolio manager on several emerging market products, including the Loomis Sayles Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund that launched in February 2014.  Elisabeth joins the emerging markets portfolio management team of Peter Marber, Dave Rolley, Eddy Sternberg and Peter Frick.  Loomis Sayles has been managing emerging markets assets for over 20 years. Total firm-wide emerging markets assets totaled $12.4 billion, with approximately $6 billion in hard currency and $6.4 billion in local currency, as of 12/31/13.  “This promotion is a reflection of Elisabeth’s stellar contributions to the emerging markets team as well as our evolving investment product line-up which relies increasingly on corporate debt analysis across global markets,” said Peter Marber. “The emerging markets corporate universe is currently a mushrooming, varied opportunity set that may offer diversification in both the high yield and investment grade arenas, crossing many geographies and industries.”  Elisabeth joined Loomis Sayles in 2003 as a senior credit analyst covering global telecom and Asian corporate debt. She started her investment management career in 1990 DRI/McGraw Hill (now Global Insight), where she applied analytical tools to a wide set of customer issues including competitor analysis, demand forecasting, pricing strategy, and asset allocation. She has also worked for Sun Capital and Back Bay Advisors. Elisabeth earned a BA from the University of Rochester and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.  About Loomis Sayles  Since 1926, Loomis, Sayles & Company has helped fulfill the investment needs of institutional and mutual fund clients around the world. Our performance-driven investors integrate deep, independent research with systematic risk analysis to make informed, judicious investment decisions. Teams of portfolio managers, research analysts and traders collaborate daily to strategically evaluate and embrace intelligent risk. This allows our investors to identify investment opportunities, wherever they may lie -- within traditional asset classes or among a range of innovative, alternative investments. We have the foresight and the flexibility to look far and wide for value in broad and narrow markets in our commitment to deliver attractive returns to our clients. This rich tradition has earned Loomis Sayles the trust and respect of clients worldwide, for whom we currently manage $200 billion in assets (as of December 31, 2013.)  Risks:  Foreign and emerging markets securities may be subject to greater political, economic, environmental, credit and information risks. Foreign securities may be subject to higher volatility than U.S. securities, due to varying degrees of regulation and limited liquidity. These risks are magnified in emerging markets.  Bonds may carry one or more of the following risks: credit, interest rate (as interest rates rise bond prices usually fall), inflation and liquidity.  Currency risk involves changing exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and foreign currencies, which may cause the value of the fund’s investments to decline.  Derivatives prices depend on the performance of an underlying asset and may be highly volatile; derivatives may carry one or more of the following risks: market, credit and liquidity.  Non-diversified risk arises with non-diversified funds that invest a greater portion of assets in few securities and therefore may be more vulnerable ad adverse changes in the market.  Before investing, consider the fund's investment objectives, risk, charges, and expenses. Visit loomissayles.com or call 1-800-633-3330 for a prospectus or a summary prospectus containing this and other information. Read it carefully.  NGAM Distribution, L.P. is a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by affiliates of Natixis Global Asset Management, L.P.                                                                      MALR011725                                                                          887366  Contact:  Loomis Sayles Erin Heard, 617-960-2029 eheard@loomissayles.com