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Domini International Social Equity Fund Investor Shares Outperform Benchmark by 4% for Year Ended March 31, 2011
New York, NY - May 3, 2011 - Domini Social Investments announced today that the Investor shares of the Domini International Social Equity Fund (Nasdaq: DOMIX) outperformed the Fund's benchmark by 4% for the year ended March 31, 2011. The Fund returned 14.96% vs. 10.89% for the MSCI EAFE index.
"'Make money make a difference.' That's the simple message at Domini," said Amy Domini, Founder and CEO of Domini Social Investments.
"We know our shareholders and they don't compromise their values, nor do they compromise their stewardship of assets. We're proud to work with them as they meet both goals."
The Domini International Social Equity Fund is a large-cap fund investing in stock of companies in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and throughout the rest of the world that meet Domini Social Investments' social and environmental standards. The Fund has a low investment minimum of $2,500 for nonretirement accounts and $1,500 for IRAs, or if opened with an Automatic Investment Plan.
The Fund is the result of a unique partnership between Domini Social Investments and Wellington Management Company that is designed to capitalize on each firm's strength, with the goal of delivering both strong financial performance and high social and environmental impact.
Domini is responsible for establishing the Fund’s investable universe through its proprietary social and environmental analysis. Domini utilizes more than 600 key performance indicators to implement its comprehensive Global Investment Standards.
Domini’s research framework is both broad and in-depth, focusing on the key sustainability challenges and opportunities faced by each company, within its industry context. Wellington Management then applies its quantitative modeling techniques to construct a portfolio of Domini-approved stocks. Domini engages with portfolio holdings through proxy voting and more direct forms of shareholder activism.
About Domini Social Investments
Domini Social Investments manages a global family of mutual funds for individual and institutional investors seeking to create positive change in society by integrating social and environmental standards into their investment decisions. Please visit www.domini.com for more information.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The Fund's returns quoted above represent past performance after all expenses. Investment return, principal value, and yield will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. For performance information current to the most recent quarter and month-end, visit our website or call 1-800-582-6757. Each fund charges a 2.00% redemption fee on sales or exchanges of shares made less than 30 days after the settlement of purchase or acquisition through exchange, with certain exceptions. See the Fund's current prospectus for further information.
The Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australia, and Far East Index (MSCI EAFE) is an unmanaged index of common stocks. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.
You should consider the Domini Funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. View or call 1-800-582-6757 to receive a copy of the Funds' current prospectus for more complete information on these and other topics. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.
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