New York, NY - Domini Social Investments announced today that the Domini International Social Equity Fund (Nasdaq: DOMIX) returned 11.25% for the year ended December 31, 2010. The Fund's return outpaced the return of the MSCI EAFE index by more than 3%.
"Today's investors know that the world's economies are interdependent and offer unique opportunities. They expect to have an international investment option, and they deserve to have a responsible one," said Amy Domini, Founder and CEO of Domini Social Investments.
"Domini's analysis focuses on universal human dignity and environmental sustainability, and is grounded in local realities. We believe that for socially responsible investors, the Domini International Social Equity Fund is the obvious choice."
Domini and Wellington Management Company have developed a unique and exciting relationship to create and deliver investment portfolios to meet the needs of responsible investors. Domini applies its proprietary social and environmental analysis to create an investable universe. Wellington Management applies its quantitative modeling techniques to select stocks. Then Domini engages with companies to bring about positive change.
|Average Annual Total Returns as of 12/31/2010|
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.
For the period reported in its current prospectus, during which net operating expenses were capped by the Fund's Manager, the Fund's gross annual operating expenses totaled 1.94% of net assets. Until November 30, 2011, the Fund's Manager has contractually agreed to waive certain fees and/or reimburse certain expenses, including management fees, so that expenses paid by the Fund will not exceed, on a per annum basis, 1.60% of its average daily net assets representing Investor shares.
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.
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.
he performance information quoted above does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Total return is based on the Fund's net asset values and assumes all dividends and capital gains were reinvested. An investment in the Fund is subject to market risks and is not insured. You may lose money. Certain fees payable by the Fund were waived during the period, and the Fund's average annual total returns would have been lower had these not been waived.
The Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia 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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