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Results of securityholder meetings for National Bank Securities Mutual Funds

Montreal, 11 June 2009 -

In the context of the implementation of its mutual fund line-up optimization project, National Bank Securities announces the approval of all proposals submitted to the vote of securityholders of the relevant funds at a second and last series of special meetings held today.

At such meetings, securityholders of the relevant funds have approved the following fund mergers:

Approved Mergers
On or about June 12, 2009, each Terminating Fund shall merge into the corresponding Continuing Fund. Certain funds will also be renamed, as indicated.

Terminating Fund

Continuing Fund

Name Changes

National Bank Treasury Bill Plus Fund

National Bank Money Market Fund


National Bank Retirement Balanced Fund

National Bank Balanced Diversified Fund


National Bank/Fidelity Canadian Asset Allocation Fund

Altamira Growth & Income Fund

Will be renamed “Altamira Tactical Asset Allocation Fund”

Altamira Special Growth Fund

National Bank Small Capitalization  Fund



National Bank Future Economy  Fund

National Bank Global Equity Fund


National Bank European Equity  Fund

Altamira European Equity  Fund


National Bank Asia-Pacific Fund

Altamira Asia Pacific Fund


National Bank European Small Capitalization  Fund

Altamira Global Small Company Fund


National Bank Natural Resources Fund

Altamira Resource Fund


National Bank Global Technologies Fund

Altamira Science and Technology Fund


National Bank Canadian Index Fund

Altamira Precision Canadian Index Fund

Will be renamed “Altamira Canadian Index Fund”

National Bank Canadian Index Plus Fund

National Bank American Index Plus Fund

National Bank American Index Fund

Will be renamed “Altamira U.S. Index Fund”

Securityholders of the relevant funds have approved the change of the fundamental investment objectives of National Bank/Fidelity True North® Fund (which will be renamed “Omega Canadian Equity Fund”) and of National Bank/Fidelity Global Fund (which will be renamed “Omega Global Equity Fund”) to move from a “fund of fund” structure to a regular structure, while nonetheless maintaining similar objectives. Securityholders of such funds have also approved the modernization of their declaration of trust.  

The securityholders meeting of Altamira Income Fund, for its part, did not proceed due to lack of quorum.

About National Bank Securities Inc.
The National Bank Mutual Funds (including the Omega FundsTM) and the Altamira Funds (the “Funds”) are offered by National Bank Securities 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 Funds. Please read the prospectus of the Funds before investing. The Funds’ securities are not insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer. For money market funds, there can be no assurances that a fund will be able to maintain its net asset value per security at a constant amount or that the full amount of the investment in a fund will be returned.The Funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. 

“Omega Funds™” and the Omega Funds logo are trademarks of National Bank of Canada, used under license by National Bank Securities Inc.

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2009, is an integrated group that provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its clients elsewhere in the world. The National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. National Bank has close to $138 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,343 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Denis Dubé
Director, Public Relations
National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-8644