The Asset Management Business of Natixis Finalizes New Organization

Holding Company Becomes Natixis Global Asset Management and Its Principal French Asset Management Affiliate Becomes Natixis Asset Management

PARIS--()--IXIS Asset Management Group has changed its name to Natixis Global Asset Management to align its brand with that of its parent company, Natixis. Natixis was formed in November, 2006 when the Groupe Caisse dEpargne and Groupe Banque Populaire combined their asset management, investment banking, project finance and other banking service businesses.

The firms distribution organization, formerly IXIS Asset Management Global Associates, will become Natixis Global Associates. Its businesses in Australia, Asia, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Middle East and the United Kingdom will also adopt the Natixis name. The firms family of U.S.-distributed load mutual funds, IXIS Advisor Funds, will be renamed Natixis Funds. Its Luxembourg- and Dublin-domiciled funds, IXIS International Funds, will become Natixis International Funds.

Natixis Global Asset Managements 12 U.S.-based investment management affiliates will retain their brand names, investment independence and operating autonomy. In France, the firms principal investment management affiliate has changed its name to Natixis Asset Management.

Natixis Global Asset Management

Natixis Global Asset Management is one of the 15 largest asset managers in the world1 and one of the top five in Europe. Its affiliated asset management companies provide investment products that enhance and protect the wealth and retirement assets of both institutional and individual investor clients. Its proprietary distribution network helps package and deliver its affiliates products around the world. Natixis Global Asset Management brings together the expertise of multiple specialized investment managers based in Europe, the United States and Asia to offer a full spectrum of equity, fixed income and alternative investment strategies. Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Global Asset Managements assets under management totaled $808 billion (606.7 billion) at March 31, 2007. Natixis Global Asset Management is part of Natixis, the investment and project bank of the Banque Populaire and Caisse dEpargne groups.

Its affiliated investment management firms and distribution and service groups include: AEW Capital Management; Capital Growth Management; Caspian Capital Management; Natixis Global Associates; Hansberger Global Investors; Harris Alternatives; Harris Associates; Loomis, Sayles & Co.; Reich & Tang Capital Management; Reich & Tang Funds; Snyder Capital Management; Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; and Westpeak Global Advisors. In addition to the U.S. firms, Natixis Global Asset Management includes three principal affiliates based in Paris: Natixis Asset Management, AEW Europe and Ecureuil Gestion.

(1) Pro forma, based on Pensions & Investments, Special Report: Worlds Largest Managers (September 4, 2006). Includes consolidated asset management businesses of Natixis.

Editorial Note: The preceding information supplements a press release issued by Natixis in Paris on Monday, July 2, 2007.

Contacts

Natixis Global Asset Management
Wendy D. Schoenfeld, 617-449-2127
wschoenfeld@ixis-amna.com

Contacts

Natixis Global Asset Management
Wendy D. Schoenfeld, 617-449-2127
wschoenfeld@ixis-amna.com