National Bank Investments Inc. Announces Risk Changes to Three Meritage Portfolios®

 National Bank Investments Inc. Announces Risk Changes to Three Meritage  Portfolios®  MONTREAL, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, National Bank Investments Inc.,  manager of the Meritage Portfolios(®), announced a change in the risk ratings  of the Meritage Equity Portfolio, Meritage Equity Class Portfolio and Meritage  Equity Income Portfolio. The change will be reflected in the Meritage  Portfolios'(®) updated simplified prospectus, which will be filed with  Canadian securities regulators on or about August 28, 2014.  National Bank Investments Inc. applies a risk rating policy based upon the  guidelines established by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada which are  themselves based primarily upon the variability of a mutual fund's returns. In  the application of this policy, the level of risk associated with the Meritage  Equity Portfolio, Meritage Equity Class Portfolio and Meritage Equity Income  Portfolio has been lowered from "Medium" to "Low to Medium". These changes aim  to more accurately reflect the funds' actual risk levels. No changes have been  made to the investment objectives, strategies or management of these funds.  About Meritage Portfolios® Meritage Portfolios® (the "Portfolios") are managed by National Bank  Investments Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada.  Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be  associated with investments in the Portfolios. Please read the prospectus of  the Portfolios before investing. The Portfolios' securities are not insured by  the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit  insurer. The Portfolios are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and  past performance may not be repeated. "Meritage Portfolios®" and the Meritage  Portfolios logo are trade-marks of National Bank of Canada, used under license  by National Bank Investments Inc.  About National Bank of Canada With $194 billion in assets as at April 30, 2014, National Bank of Canada  (www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading  integrated financial groups. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and is  widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the Toronto  Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's activities via social media and  learn more about its extensive community involvement at clearfacts.ca and  commitment.nationalbank.ca.    SOURCE  National Bank of Canada  (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of  journalists  and other media representatives.)  Marie-Pierre Jodoin Manager - Public Affairs National Bank Tel.: 514-394-4209  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2014/19/c7552.html  CO: National Bank of Canada ST: Quebec NI: FIN FIN  
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