DEFA14A 1 d469720ddefa14a.htm NATIXIS FUNDS TRUST I Natixis Funds Trust I

 

 

SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION

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NATIXIS FUNDS TRUST I, NATIXIS FUNDS TRUST II, NATIXIS FUNDS TRUST IV, LOOMIS SAYLES FUNDS I, LOOMIS SAYLES FUNDS II, HANSBERGER INTERNATIONAL SERIES AND GATEWAY TRUST

(THE “TRUSTS”)

SPECIAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

MARCH 18, 2013

THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD. The undersigned hereby appoints Coleen Dinneen, Michael Kardok and Russell Kane, as proxies (“Proxies”), with full power of substitution in each, and hereby authorizes them to represent and to vote, as designated below, all shares of the referenced fund (the “Fund”) held of record by the undersigned on December 21, 2012 at the Special Meeting (the “Meeting”) of Shareholders of the Trusts to be held on March 18, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., Eastern time, at 399 Boylston St, 10th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 and at any and all adjournments thereof, with all the powers the undersigned would possess if personally present at the Meeting, and hereby revokes any proxies that may previously have been given by the undersigned with respect to the interests in the Trusts covered hereby. I acknowledge receipt of the Notice of Special Meeting of Shareholders and the Proxy Statement.

The Board of Trustees recommends a vote “FOR” all Nominees

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The Board of Trustees recommends a vote “FOR” all Nominees

 

  1. Election of Trustees

_ For All

_ Withhold From All

_ For All Except

_ Charles D. Baker    _ Edmond J. English

_ David L. Giunta      _ Martin T. Meehan

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Subject: Your Natixis Funds, Loomis Sayles Funds and Hansberger Funds Proxy Materials are Available

Message:

A special meeting of shareholders of Natixis Funds, Loomis Sayles Funds and the Hansberger International Series (“the Funds”) has been scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2013. Each fund family is served by a common Board of Trustees.

You have consented to receive your proxy materials over the Internet. This e-mail provides information you will need to view the proxy statement online and to vote. We appreciate your prompt attention to this important matter.

You can read the proxy statement and enter your voting instructions at the following Internet site: http://www.eproxyvote.com/natixis

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RE: Natixis Funds, Loomis Sayles Funds and Hansberger Funds Proxy Material

We recently attempted to notify you via email regarding the availability of proxy materials for the Special Meeting of Shareholders of Natixis Funds, Loomis Sayles Funds and the Hansberger International Series (the “Funds”) to be held on March 18, 2013. Unfortunately, the email notice we sent to you was returned to us as undeliverable.

To view the proxy materials, cast your vote, and update your email address, please visit the following website:

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In order to cast your vote, you will need to enter the 13 digit number located on the enclosed proxy ballot. Please remember to update your email address during the voting process to ensure that you receive future notices.

Sincerely,

Natixis Funds


*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on March 18, 2013.

 

  

Meeting Information            

 

   
NATIXIS FUNDS    Meeting Type:           Special Meeting    
LOOMIS SAYLES FUNDS    For holders as of:     December 21, 2012    
HANSBERGER INTERNATIONAL SERIES   

 

Date:    March 18, 2013

 

 

      Time: 2:00 PM EST

   
  

 

Location:   NGAM Advisors, L.P.

   
  

  399 Boylston Street

   
  

  Boston, MA

 

   
         
   

You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the fund named above.

   

 

This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).

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PROXY STATEMENT

 

How to View Online:

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If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is NO charge for requesting a copy. Please choose one of the following methods to make your request:

1) BY INTERNET:          www.proxyvote.com

2) BY TELEPHONE:      1-800-579-1639

3) BY E-MAIL*:               sendmaterial@proxyvote.com

 

* If requesting materials by e-mail, please send a blank e-mail with the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow LOGO (located on the following page) in the subject line.

 

Requests, instructions and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor. Please make the request as instructed above on or before March 5, 2013 to facilitate timely delivery.

       
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
           

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     Voting Items         
 

 

The Board of Trustees recommends you vote

FOR the following:

       
 

 

1.      Election of Trustees:

 

01)     Charles D. Baker

02)     Edmond J. English

03)     David L. Giunta

04)     Martin T. Meehan

 

NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.

     
             

 

 

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HANSBERGER INTERNATIONAL VALUE FUND-INS SPECIAL MEETING TO BE HELD ON 03/18/13 AT 02:00 P.M. EDT FOR HOLDERS AS OF 12/21/12 * ISSUER CONFIRMATION COPY – INFO ONLY *

1 1-0001 THIS FORM IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT USE IT FOR VOTING PURPOSES.

411301104

DIRECTORS RECOMMEND: A VOTE FOR ELECTION OF THE FOLLOWING NOMINEES 0010100

1. – 01-CHARLES D. BAKER, 02-EDMOND J. ENGLISH, 03-DAVID L. GIUNTA, 04-MARTIN T. MEEHAN

*NOTE* SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE MEETING OR ANY ADJOURNMENT THEREOF.

MATERIALS ELECTION

As of July 1, 2007, SEC rules permit companies to send you a Notice indicating that their proxy materials are available on the internet and how you can request a mailed copy. Check the box to the right if you want to receive future proxy materials by mail at no cost to you. Even if you do not check the box, you will still have the right to request a free set of proxy materials upon receipt of a Notice.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE SHAREHOLDER MEETING TO BE HELD ON 03/18/13 FOR HANSBERGER INTERNATIONL VALUE FUND-INS

THE FOLLOWING MATERIAL IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.PROXYVOTE.COM **A** PROXY STATEMENT

2 –I -S

FOR ALL NOMINEES

WITHHOLD ALL NOMINEES

WITHHOLD AUTHORITY TO VOTE FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL NOMINEE WRITE NUMBER(S) OF NOMINEES(S) BELOW.

USE NUMBER ONLY

411301104

PLACE “X” HERE IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND AND VOTE YOUR SHARES AT THE MEETING

Broadridge

51 MERCEDES WAY EDGEWOOD NY 11717

NATIXIS GLOBAL ASSOCIATES ATTN: STEVE WHITWORTH 399 BOYLSTON STREET – 10TH FLOOR BOSTON, MA 02116

FOR

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