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Contact: Erin Heard email@example.com (617) 960-2029 Meg Clough firstname.lastname@example.org (617) 346-9716 LOOMIS SAYLES ANNOUNCES OPENING OF GLOBAL OFFICES – LONDON, SINGAPORE Loomis commits to local credit/sovereign research and client service BOSTON, MA (March 7, 2012) – Loomis, Sayles & Company announced the launch of two global offices (London and Singapore) as it opened its doors today to clients, consultants and members of the investment community in the iconic Economist building located at 25 St. James’s Street, London. This office will serve as Loomis’ hub for the European and Middle East/North African regions, as well as a pivotal home base for research analysts focused exclusively on the European markets. The Singapore office will serve as the investment and client service hub for the Asian region. “We are pleased to be the newest resident in the financial communities of London and Singapore, two of the world’s leading and most respected financial centers,” says Robert J. Blanding, chief executive officer. “The scope of our non-US investments, as well as the global nature of our current client base -- which constitutes about one quarter of our assets under management -- compelled us. Each of these decisions was based on one question: what is the best investment we can make for our clients?” Loomis Sayles currently manages $20 billion in European/MENA assets for institutions and 10 eurozone UCITS funds (Luxembourg/Dublin), launched in 1997 which are actively marketed by Natixis Global Asset Management. Loomis Sayles will continue to rely on its thriving, decade-old partnership with parent company Natixis Global Asset Management for distribution resources and sales support in both of these regions and across the world. Christine Kenny and Jeffrey Seaver, both long-time Loomis Sayles professionals, have been appointed managing directors and co-heads of the London office. Christine Kenny joined Loomis Sayles in 2001 and most recently held the position of head of investment grade trading. In this new position, Christine will be the senior fixed income strategist, primarily responsible for the development and management of relationships within the UK and European sell-side community, leveraging her extensive knowledge of the capital markets and the investment process at Loomis Sayles. She will also serve as chief compliance officer of the new entity, Loomis Sayles Investments. Jeff Seaver, who joined the company in 2004, worked most recently on Loomis’ US institutional sales team specializing in corporate, foundation and endowment clients. He will be responsible for institutional client development and servicing for the UK, continental Europe and the MENA regions as well as overseeing activities with regional investment consultants. Chris Keller and Heather Kearney, both fixed income credit analysts, have also transferred to the London office. “The work done in our global offices can and will impact investment decisions. As a leader in global research with over two decades of experience across the world, we understand that the burgeoning European credit market requires that we have people on the ground. The crucial skills we have developed in the area of credit research have analysts doing complex balance sheet work, along with balancing multiple jurisdictions and regulatory rules,” says Mr. Blanding. Within the next several months, the London address will employ seven full-time employees, including a key consultant relations position which has been filled locally. The new Singapore office is headed by managing director Paul Ong, who previously held the title of lead portfolio manager, external fund management for the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Paul joined the company in October 2011. He has earned a BA and Master of Engineering from the University of Cambridge, along with his CFA designation. Loomis Sayles currently manages approximately $20 billion for clients based in the Asian region -- the Singapore office will serve as the region’s investment and client service headquarters. “We are proud to have a global footprint in both Europe and Asia and believe our clients will be the greatest beneficiaries of this evolution,” says Mr. Blanding. About Loomis Sayles Since 1926, Loomis, Sayles & Company has served the investment needs of institutional and mutual fund clients. As performance-driven investors seeking exceptional opportunities, Loomis Sayles employs actively managed disciplines that combine fundamental research, systematic risk assessment and experienced portfolio management. This rich tradition has earned Loomis Sayles the trust and respect of clients worldwide, for whom it manages more than $162.6 billion in equity and fixed income assets as of December 31, 2011. About Natixis Global Asset Management Natixis Global Asset Management, a subsidiary of Natixis, is the holding company of a diverse line-up of specialised investment management and distribution entities worldwide,[ including NGAM UK Limited in the UK and NGAM Singapore, a division of Absolute Asia Asset Management Ltd in Singapore]. The UCITS funds mentioned in this above are sub-funds of Irish and Luxembourg SICAV umbrellas managed by NGAM S.A, a Luxembourg UCITS management company authorized by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the “CSSF”) and an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management. The funds are not registered or authorized in all jurisdictions and may not be available to all investors in a jurisdiction.
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