Acuity Announces New Funds and Corporate Class Structure

    Offering retail investors more flexibility to enhance returns and manage

    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Acuity Funds Ltd. has added a suite of new
mutual funds, a currency-neutral option, and corporate class shares to its
family of retail investment solutions.
    "The strength of Acuity has always been exceptional investment
management, and now we are offering investors an even wider set of
opportunities to leverage that strength. This includes two new funds that
focus on Canadian and EAFE markets, currency-neutral versions of three top
global funds, and the availability of corporate class shares for seven of our
most popular funds," said Ian Ihnatowycz, President and CEO.
    According to Stephen Crawford, Senior Vice President, National Sales,
each of the new Acuity offerings is designed to help investors more
effectively optimize returns and manage risk. "The new Pure Canadian Equity
Fund provides 100% exposure to Canada, which is surprisingly rare among
Canadian Equity Funds. Likewise, the EAFE fund can help investors add highly
focused geographic exposure to their portfolio. The currency neutral funds are
designed to help investors participate in global growth with minimal currency
risk, and the corporate class structure allows investors to rebalance their
portfolios without worrying about triggering taxes."
    Here is a summary of Acuity's new offerings:

    Acuity Pure Canadian Equity Fund
    Acuity EAFE Equity Fund

    Acuity Global Equity Fund
    Acuity Global High Income Fund
    Acuity Global Dividend Fund

    Acuity Canadian Small Cap Class
    Acuity All Cap 30 Canadian Equity Class
    Acuity Natural Resource Class
    Acuity High Income Class
    Acuity Canadian Equity Class
    Acuity Global Dividend Class
    Acuity Short Term Income Class

    In addition, Acuity Clean Environment Balanced Fund has changed its name
to Acuity Social Values Balanced Fund to reflect breadth of its investment

    About Acuity:

    Acuity was formed in 1990 and currently has assets under management of
approximately $8.7 billion on behalf of mutual funds, pooled funds, closed-end
funds and private and institutional clients.

For further information:

For further information: Stephen Crawford, FCSI, Senior Vice President,
National Sales, Acuity Funds Ltd., Phone: (416) 867-2122, E-mail:

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