Fiera Capital Corporation announces the Second Offering of The Fiera Capital QSSP II Investment Fund Inc., Series 2012

MONTREAL, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Fiera Capital Corporation, manager of The Fiera Capital QSSP II Investment Fund Inc. (the ''Fund''), announces its second offering of Class A shares, Series 2012 of the Fund.

The second offering will begin on Monday October 15, 2012 and is expected to end on October 26, 2012. The Fund may close its offering to new subscriptions before the October 26 scheduled closing date in case of high investor demand.

An excellent opportunity for investors that also allows them to encourage Quebec businesses

The Fund seeks to combine the benefits of diversification and professional management with a structure that will capitalize on all the advantages of the Quebec Stock Savings Plan II (the ''QSSP II'').

This Fund's investment objectives are to provide medium and long-term capital appreciation and to entitle subscribers of Class A Shares, Series 2012 of the Fund to claim a deduction under the QSSP II for Quebec income tax purposes for the 2012 tax year. The Fund will therefore invest the proceeds of its offering of Class A Shares, Series 2012 primarily in Quebec-based companies whose securities qualify for the QSSP II.

To purchase Class A shares, Series 2012 of The Fiera Capital QSSP II Investment Fund Inc., one may contact National Bank Securities Advisory Service at 514-871-2082 or at 1-888-270-3941 (toll free); National Bank Financial at 514-879-2222 or at 1-800-361-8838 (toll free); National Bank Direct Brokerage at 514-866-6755 or at 1-800-363-3511 (toll free); or most investment advisors or mutual fund sales representatives licensed in Quebec. A minimum initial investment of $2,000 per subscriber is required.

Legal notes

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus of the Fund before investing. The Fund's securities are not insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer. The Fund is not guaranteed; its value changes frequently and past performance may not be repeated. No securities regulatory authority has expressed an opinion about the securities of this Fund.

About Fiera Capital Corporation

Fiera Capital Corporation is a leading publicly traded, independent investment firm. The Firm is one of only a handful of full service, multi-product investment firms in Canada, offering clients a proven top tier track record in equity and fixed income management as well as depth and expertise in asset allocation and alternative investments.

Additional information relating to the Company, including the Company's annual information form, is on SEDAR at

About National Bank of Canada

With $180 billion in assets as at July 31, 2012, National Bank of Canada (, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups, and was named among the five strongest banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets. The Bank has more than 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's activities via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at and

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this press release constitute forward looking statements, including those identified by the expressions "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", "intend" and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Fund or the Manager. The forward looking statements are not historical facts but reflect the Fund's current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including ,but are not limited to, market and general economic conditions, the nature of the financial services industry, and the risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Fiera Capital's interim and annual consolidated financial statements, and its Annual Report and Annual Information Form filed on These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document, and Fiera Capital assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.