Calendar year-to-date

With maximum sales charge. Maximum sales charge is the maximum fee on the purchase of new shares of a mutual fund. Paying a sales charge is similar to paying a premium for a security in that the customer must pay a higher offering price. Sometimes called a load.

The sum of dividends, short-term and long-term capital gains.

Tax-equivalent yield assumes the highest marginal tax rate of 43.4% (2013 federal income tax rate of 39.6% and a Medicare surtax on net investment income of 3.8%); an investor should understand that the tax equivalent yield will vary based on their personal marginal tax rate and that a lower marginal tax rate will result in a lower taxable equivalent yield. The fund’s fees and/or expenses are being reimbursed; without these reimbursements the fund’s yields would have been lower. These reductions may be discontinued.

Capital gains realized from the disposition of investments held for less than one year.

The price at which shareholders reinvest dividends and/or capital gains.

The date used to determine which shareholders are eligible to receive the distribution. Shareholders who purchase fund shares on or before the record date will receive the distribution.

The owner of a put option has the right to sell stock, or other specified assets, at the strike price on or until the expiration date. The writer, or seller, of a put has an obligation to buy stock, or other specified assets, at the strike price on or until the expiration date if the option is exercised by the owner.

The date when shareholders are paid their distribution, either in cash or by reinvestment in additional fund shares.

How much an option contract’s strike price is in-the-money (ITM) or out-of-the-money (OTM) expressed as a percentage of the price of the option contract’s underlying asset.

Net expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expense ratio after any fee waivers or reimbursements.

Capital gains realized from the disposition of investments held for more than one year.

Gross expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expense ratio before any fee waivers or reimbursements.

Calculations are hypothetical estimates and are shown for illustrative purposes only. Annual fees are based on the investment amount entered, assuming no return. Fund’s operating expenses based on the net expense ratio (Total annual fund operating expenses/Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement) as stated in the fee table of the fund’s current prospectus. Annual fees calculated does not reflect any sales charge or breakpoints for shares that are purchased or redeemed.

Weighted average time until the expiration date of the options.

The date when the distribution amount per share is deducted from the fund's NAV. Shareholders who purchase fund shares on the ex-dividend date are not eligible to receive the distribution.

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Ordinary income, generally consisting of dividends, interest, and other income earned on the fund’s investments, less fund expenses.

Ordinary income, generally consisting of dividends, interest, and other income earned on the fund’s investments, less fund expenses.

Weighted average price of put options owned measured as a percentage of stock assets.

The owner of a call option has the right to buy stock, or other specified assets, at the strike price on or until the expiration date. The writer, or seller, of a call has an obligation to sell stock, or other specified assets, at the strike price on or until the expiration date if the option is exercised by the owner. The call owner pays a premium to the call writer.

Weighted average potential cash flow to be earned from written call options measured as a percentage of stock assets.

Unsubsidized 30-day SEC yield is calculated using the gross expenses of the fund. Gross expenses do not include any fee waivers or reimbursement.

Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond Fund NEFRX

Why choose this fund

Average annual total returns (as of )

  

  1-yr 3-yr 5-yr 10-yr Life of class
at NAV 7.43% 7.43% 6.20% 6.20% 7.08% 7.08% 6.48% 6.48% 7.37% 7.37%
w/MSC 2.59% 2.59% 4.58% 4.58% 6.10% 6.10% 5.99% 5.99% 7.24% 7.24%

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Total return and value will vary and you may have a gain or loss when shares are sold. Current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns include changes in share price and reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, if any.

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Fund objective

Investment strategy

Risks

Fund basics

Ticker NEFRX
CUSIP 63872R798
Fund number 33
Class inception 11/07/1973
Total net assets
(as of 10/23/2014)
$2.92 billion
Asset class Taxable Fixed-Income

Daily stats

(as of 10/23/2014)
NAV $13.31 $-0.01 | -0.08%
w/MSC $13.94  

30-day SEC yield 2.54%  
30-day SEC yield
(unsubsidized)
2.54%  
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Fees and expenses

Gross expense ratio 0.79%
Net expense ratio 0.79%
Expense cap Contractual
Expiration date 01/31/2015
Maximum sales charge 4.50%

Portfolio managers Read more

Peter W. Palfrey, CFA
Loomis, Sayles & Company
Managed the fund since 1996

Richard G. Raczkowski
Loomis, Sayles & Company
Managed the fund since 1999


Phone: 800-225-5478
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