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Domini Impact International Equity Fund Investor Share Class Receives Four Star Overall Morningstar Rating

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We are very pleased to announce that the Domini Impact International Equity Fund Investor share class (DOMIX) received an Overall Morningstar rating of four stars as of September 30, 2018, based on risk-adjusted return.  The Fund’s Investor shares received three stars for the last 3 years rated against 276 U.S. domiciled Foreign Large Value funds, five stars for the past 5 years rated against 225 U.S. domiciled Foreign Large Value funds and four stars for the past 10 years rated against 146 U.S. domiciled Foreign Large Value funds. Other share classes may have different ratings.

The Fund's class A shares (DOMAX)(load waived)* received an Overall Morningstar rating of four stars as of September 30, 2018, based on risk-adjusted return. The Fund’s A shares (load waived) received three stars for the last 3 years, five stars for the past 5 years and 4 stars for the last 10 years rated against 276, 225, and 146 U.S. domiciled Foreign Large Value funds, respectively.  

The Fund's Institutional share class (DOMOX) also received an Overall Morningstar rating of four stars as of September 30, 2018, based on risk-adjusted return. The Institutional shares received three stars for the last 3 years, five stars for the past 5 years and 5 stars for the last 10 years rated against 276, 225, and 146 U.S. domiciled Foreign Large Value funds, respectively.  

The Fund's Y share class (DOMYX) received an Overall Morningstar rating of four stars as of September 30, 2018, based on risk-adjusted return. The Y shares received three stars for the last 3 years, five stars for the past 5 years and 4 stars for the last 10 years rated against 276, 225, and 146 U.S. domiciled Foreign Large Value funds, respectively. 

1 Class A shares were not offered prior to 11/28/2008. All performance information for time periods beginning prior to 11/28/2008 is the performance of Investor Shares class (DOMIX).

2 Institutional shares were not offered prior to 11/30/2012. All performance information for time periods beginning prior to 11/30/2012 is the performance of Investor Shares class (DOMIX). 

3 Class Y shares were not offered prior to 7/23/2018. All performance information for time periods beginning prior to 7/23/2018 is the performance of Investor Shares class (DOMIX).


*The Domini Impact International Equity Fund’s Class A shares are intended for investors who invest through a financial advisor. They carry a front-end sales charge (load) of up to 4.75% that is paid to the advisor buying the Fund on behalf of the investor. If you do not invest through a financial advisor, please refer to the Investor shares.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit. The Fund is not insured and is subject to market, market segment, foreign investing and style risks. Investing internationally involves special risks, such as currency fluctuations, social and economic instability, differing securities regulations and accounting standards, limited public information, possible changes in taxation, and periods of illiquidity. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. You may lose money. Call 1-800-762-6814 or visit www.domini.com for performance information current to the most recent month-end, which may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted.

Although the Fund's Investor shares are no-load, certain fees and expenses apply to a continued investment and are described in the prospectus. The composition of the Fund's portfolio is subject to change.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

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Domini Impact Investments LLC (Domini) is the Funds’ investment manager. The Funds are subadvised by unaffiliated entities.

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