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March 2011


Natixis Asset Management awarded to the 2011 Lipper Fund Awards

In the 2011 "Lipper Fund Awards France", two of Natixis Asset Management’s funds were also honored and received a Lipper certificate for the quality of their investment management and their capacity to create performance on the term:

n CNP Assur France, one of the funds managed on behalf of CNP, obtained 2 Lipper certificates in the "Mixed Asset EUR Balanced - Eurozone" category over 5 and 10 years.

n Natixis Horizon 2015 also knew how to play the game well in the category "Target Maturity Mixed Asset EUR 2015" by taking down a Lipper certificate over 3 years. A sub-fund of the open-ended fund Natixis Horizon, its feeder funds are the “2015” sub-funds of the Natixis Horizon Retraite and Avenir Retraite FCPEs (employee investment funds), which are both marketed by Natixis Interépargne as PERCO (collective pension savings) plans. These 2 funds had already been awarded on the same horizons last year. These Lipper Fund Awards testify of the Natixis Asset Management’s management quality of which positions in any first ranks of the European asset managers.

Source: Lipper Thomson Reuters.

The figures mentioned refer to previous years. Past performance or references to any rankings or awards are not necessarily indicators of the fund’s future results or the future achievements of its managers. CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANKING / INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS / SPECIALIZED FINANCIAL SERVICES


METHODOLOGY Universe To participate in Lipper Fund Awards France, funds have to answer the following conditions: • be authorized in the marketing in France on 31/12/2010; • be registered in the marketing in at least 3 countries of the European Union or the EFTA (EUROPEAN FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION) (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland (Swiss)) on 31/12/2010; • have a history of performance of at least 36 months on 31/12/2010; • be an UCITS and belong to one of the following asset classes: equity, bond and mixed asset (except particular cases and exceptions which you can find on:

Categories honored

Calculation Methods

n Lipper Fund Awards "Fund":

The currency for the calculation corresponds to the currency of the country for which the awards are awarded (here, the euro for "Lipper Fund Awards France").

Funds groups with at least 5 equity, 5 bonds or 3 mixed-asset portfolios are eligible for Lipper Fund Awards "Fund".

n Lipper Fund Awards "Range" : Funds groups with at least 5 equity, 5 bonds or 3 mixed-asset portfolios are eligible for Lipper Fund Awards "Range". This two Lipper Fund Awards reward the best large and small groups separately.

The calculation bases itself on monthly data. Classification averages are calculated all eligible share classes for each eligible classification. The calculation periods extend over 36, 60, and 120 months. Within each eligible classification, the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value which determines the fund classification winner over 3, 5, or 10 years.

The figures mentioned refer to previous years. Past performance or references to any rankings or awards are not necessarily indicators of the fund’s future results or the future achievements of its managers.

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