MainStay Investments Launches New Retirement Share Class (R6)

Move Optimizes Fund Pricing for DCIO Plans

NEW YORK--()--MainStay Investments (“MainStay”), a Barron's top fund family1 and a New York Life company, announced that it is now offering many of its mutual funds as a non-revenue share class (R6 Shares). The new R6 Shares offer pricing structures that are more aligned with the retirement plan market and will be available on June 17, 2013 for the following funds (in alphabetical order):

  • MainStay Epoch Global Equity Yield Fund
  • MainStay High Yield Corporate Bond Fund
  • MainStay ICAP Select Equity Fund
  • MainStay Large Cap Growth Fund (reopened to investors in the DCIO channel earlier this year).
  • MainStay Marketfield Fund

“The announcement of the R6 share class reflects our commitment to offering MainStay Funds to the DCIO market” said Tom Smythe, director and head of New York Life’s defined contribution investment-only channel (DCIO). “By allowing qualified plan sponsors to separate investment management fees from recordkeeping and administrative fees, the R6 share class broaden the number of qualified plans that can offer MainStay Funds.”

MainStay’s new R6 Shares will be offered at net asset value (NAV) without front-end sales charges, contingent deferred sales charges (CDSC), or 12b-1 fees and are available for purchase today, June 17, 2013. MainStay Investments currently manages $12 billion in DCIO assets as of March 31, 2013.

“The long-term approach and multi-boutique structure that are hallmarks of MainStay Funds make them ideal for many Americans who are looking to invest for retirement,” said Stephen Fisher, president of the MainStay Funds. ”We are delighted to take this step forward in making MainStay Funds available to more plan participants.”

About MainStay Investments

With over $79 billion in assets under management as of April 30, 2013, MainStay Investments is the mutual fund distribution arm of New York Life. MainStay provides financial advisors access to a powerful mix of autonomous, institutional investment managers, delivered by people who understand the needs of today’s financial advisor. As an indirect subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, MainStay is owned by the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world.

*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, May, 2013.

Class R6 shares are generally available only to certain retirement plans, including Section 401 (a) and 457 plans, certain 403(b)(7) plans, 401(k), profit sharing , money purchase pension and defined benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, in each case provided that the plan trades on an omnibus level. Certain direct investors and discretionary investment management accounts within MainStay Funds, are eligible, so long as such investors meet applicable minimum and eligibility requirements.

For more information about MainStay Funds®, call 800-MAINSTAY (624-6782) for a prospectus or summary prospectus. Investors are asked to consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the investment carefully before investing. The prospectus or summary prospectus contains this and other information about the investment company. Please read the prospectus or summary prospectus carefully before investing.

The MainStay Funds® are managed by New York Life Investment Management LLC and distributed through NYLIFE Distributors LLC, 169 Lackawanna Avenue, Parsippany, NJ 07054, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is a Member FINRA/SIPC. FINRA BrokerCheck Program: An investor brochure that includes information describing FINRA BrokerCheck may be obtained from FINRA. The FINRA BrokerCheck Hotline Number is 800-289-9999.

1 Source: Barron's, 2/9/13. Overall, MainStay Funds ranked number 56 for the one-year period, 20 for the five-year period, and one for the 10-year period ended December 31, 2012, out of 62, 53, and 46 fund families, respectively.

Contacts

Media:
New York Life Insurance Company
Allison Scott, 212-576-4517
allison_scott@nylim.com

Contacts

Media:
New York Life Insurance Company
Allison Scott, 212-576-4517
allison_scott@nylim.com