The Law Firm of Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP Announces that MFS Mutual Fund Investors Have Twenty Days Remaining to File Lead Plaintiff Motion -- MCOFX, MEGRX, MNDAX, MFSGX

Radnor, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES


BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Jan. 20, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- MFS Mutual Fund investors have twenty (20) days to move for lead plaintiff in a securities fraud class action recently brought against MFS Mutual Funds, which are managed by Massachusetts Financial Services, a subsidiary of Sun Life Financial, Inc. (NYSE:SLF). The class period for this case is December 15, 1998 through December 8, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period"). If you purchased any of the MFS Mutual Funds listed below between December 15, 1998 and December 8, 2003, inclusive and you wish to be a lead plaintiff in the case, you must move to serve as lead plaintiff by filing a motion in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts by February 9, 2004.

The following MFS Mutual Funds are subject to this lawsuit:

MFS Capital Opportunities Fund (NASDAQ: MCOFX), (NASDAQ: MCOBX),

(NASDAQ: MCOCX), (NASDAQ: MFCRX), (NASDAQ: MCOTX), (NASDAQ: EACOX),

(NASDAQ: EBCOX), (NASDAQ: ECCOX)

MFS Core Growth Fund (NASDAQ: MFCAX), (NASDAQ: MFCBX), (NASDAQ:

MFCCX), (NASDAQ: MCFRX), (NASDAQ: MCRRX)

MFS Emerging Growth Fund (NASDAQ: MEGRX), (NASDAQ: MEGBX), (NASDAQ:

MFECX), (NASDAQ: MFERX), (NASDAQ: MEGRX), (NASDAQ: EAGRX), (NASDAQ:

EBEGX), (NASDAQ: ECEGX)

MFS Growth Opportunities Fund (NASDAQ: MGOFX), (NASDAQ: MGOBX)

MFS Large Cap Growth Fund (NASDAQ: MCGAX), (NASDAQ: MCGBX)

MFS Managed Sectors Fund (NASDAQ: MMNSX), (NASDAQ: MSEBX),

(NASDAQ: MMNCX)

MFS Mid Cap Growth Fund (NASDAQ: OTCAX), (NASDAQ: OTCBX), (NASDAQ:

OTCCX), (NASDAQ: MMCRX), (NASDAQ: MCPRX), (NASDAQ: EAMCX), (NASDAQ:

EBCGX), (NASDAQ: ECGRX)

MFS New Discovery Fund (NASDAQ: MNDAX), (NASDAQ: MNDBX), (NASDAQ:

MNDCX), (NASDAQ: MFNRX), (NASDAQ: MNDRX), (NASDAQ: EANDX), (NASDAQ:

EBNDX), (NASDAQ: ECNDX)

MFS New Endeavor Fund (NASDAQ: MECAX), (NASDAQ: MECBX), (NASDAQ:

MECCX), (NASDAQ: MNERX), (NASDAQ: MENRX)

MFS Research Fund (NASDAQ: MFRFX), (NASDAQ: MFRBX), (NASDAQ: MFRCX),

(NASDAQ: MFRRX), (NASDAQ: MSRRX), (NASDAQ: EARFX), (NASDAQ: EBRFX),

(NASDAQ: ECRFX)

MFS Strategic Growth Fund (NASDAQ: MFSGX), (NASDAQ: MSBGX), (NASDAQ:

MFGCX), (NASDAQ: MSGRX), (NASDAQ: MSTRX), (NASDAQ: EASGX), (NASDAQ:

EBSGX), (NASDAQ: ECSGX)

MFS Technology Fund (NASDAQ: MTCAX), (NASDAQ: MTCBX), (NASDAQ:

MTCCX), (NASDAQ: MTQRX), (NASDAQ: MTERX)

Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock (NASDAQ: MIGFX), (NASDAQ:

MIGBX), (NASDAQ: MIGDX), (NASDAQ: MIGRX), (NASDAQ: MIRGX), (NASDAQ:

EISTX), (NASDAQ: EMIVX), (NASDAQ: EMICX)

MFS Mid Cap Value Fund (NASDAQ: MVCAX), (NASDAQ: MCBVX), (NASDAQ:

MVCCX), (NASDAQ: MMVRX), (NASDAQ: MCVRX), (NASDAQ: EACVX), (NASDAQ:

EBCVX), (NASDAQ: ECCVX)

MFS Research Growth and Income Fund (NASDAQ: MRGAX), (NASDAQ: MRGBX),

(NASDAQ: MRGCX), (NASDAQ: MGIRX), (NASDAQ: MRERX)

MFS Strategic Value Fund (NASDAQ: MSVTX), (NASDAQ:MSVCX),

(NASDAQ:MQSVX), (NASDAQ:MSVRX), (NASDAQ: MVSRX), (NASDAQ: EASVX),

(NASDAQ: EBSVX), (NASDAQ: ECSVX)

MFS Total Return Fund (NASDAQ: MSFRX), (NASDAQ: MTRBX), (NASDAQ:

MTRCX), (NASDAQ: MFTRX), (NASDAQ: MTRRX), (NASDAQ: EATRX), (NASDAQ:

EBTRX), (NASDAQ: ECTRX)

MFS Union Standard Equity Fund (NASDAQ: MUEAX), (NASDAQ: MUSBX),

(NASDAQ: MUECX)

MFS Utilities Fund (NASDAQ: MMUFX), (NASDAQ: MMUBX), (NASDAQ: MMUCX),

(NASDAQ: MMURX), (NASDAQ: MURRX)

MFS Value Fund (NASDAQ: MEIAX), (NASDAQ: MFEBX), (NASDAQ: MEICX),

(NASDAQ: MFVRX), (NASDAQ: MVRRX), (NASDAQ: EAVLX), (NASDAQ: EBVLX),

(NASDAQ: ECVLX)

Massachusetts Investors Trust (NASDAQ: MITTX), (NASDAQ: MITBX),

(NASDAQ: MITCX), (NASDAQ: MITRX), (NASDAQ: MIRTX), (NASDAQ: EAMTX),

(NASDAQ: EBMTX), (NASDAQ: ECITX)

MFS Aggressive Growth Allocation Fund (NASDAQ: MAAGX), (NASDAQ:

MBAGX), (NASDAQ: MCAGX), (NASDAQ: MAARX), (NASDAQ: MAWAX), (NASDAQ:

EAGTX), (NASDAQ: EBAAX), (NASDAQ: ECAAX)

MFS Conservative Allocation Fund (NASDAQ: MACFX), (NASDAQ: MACBX),

(NASDAQ: MACVX), (NASDAQ: MACRX), (NASDAQ: MCARX), (NASDAQ: ECLAX),

(NASDAQ: EBCAX), (NASDAQ: ECACX)

MFS Growth Allocation Fund (NASDAQ: MAGWX), (NASDAQ: MBGWX), (NASDAQ:

MCGWX), (NASDAQ: MGARX), (NASDAQ: MGALX), (NASDAQ: EAGWX), (NASDAQ:

EBGWX), (NASDAQ: ECGWX)

MFS Moderate Allocation Fund (NASDAQ: MAMAX), (NASDAQ: MMABX),

(NASDAQ: MMACX), (NASDAQ: MAMRX), (NASDAQ: MARRX), (NASDAQ: EAMDX),

(NASDAQ: EBMDX), (NASDAQ: ECMAX)

MFS Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MFBFX), (NASDAQ: MFBBX), (NASDAQ: MFBCX),

(NASDAQ: MFBRX), (NASDAQ: MBRRX), (NASDAQ: EABDX), (NASDAQ: EBBDX),

(NASDAQ: ECBDX)

MFS Emerging Markets Debt Fund (NASDAQ: MEDAX), (NASDAQ: MEDBX),

(NASDAQ: MEDCX)

MFS Government Limited Maturity Fund (NASDAQ: MGLFX), (NASDAQ:

MGLBX), (NASDAQ: MGLCX)

MFS Government Mortgage Fund (NASDAQ: MGMTX), (NASDAQ: MGTBX)

MFS Government Securities Fund (NASDAQ: MFGSX), (NASDAQ: MFGBX),

(NASDAQ: MFGDX), (NASDAQ: MGSRX), (NASDAQ: MGVSX), (NASDAQ: EAGSX),

(NASDAQ: EBGSX), (NASDAQ: ECGSX)

MFS High Income Fund (NASDAQ: MHITX), (NASDAQ: MHIBX), (NASDAQ:

MHICX), (NASDAQ: EAHIX), (NASDAQ: EMHBX), (NASDAQ: EMHCX) (NASDAQ:

MHIIX), (NASDAQ: MHIRX)

MFS High Yield Opportunities Fund (NASDAQ: MHOAX), (NASDAQ: MHOBX),

(NASDAQ: MHOCX), (NASDAQ: MHOIX)

MFS Intermediate Investment Grade Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MGBFX), (NASDAQ:

MGBVX), (NASDAQ: MGBCX), (NASDAQ: MGBEX), (NASDAQ: MIBRX)

MFS Limited Maturity Fund (NASDAQ: MQLFX) (NASDAQ: MQLBX),

(NASDAQ: MQLCX), (NASDAQ: EALMX), (NASDAQ: EBLMX), (NASDAQ: ELDCX),

(NASDAQ: MLDRX)

MFS Research Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MRBFX), (NASDAQ: MRBBX), (NASDAQ:

MRBCX), (NASDAQ: EARBX), (NASDAQ: EBRBX), (NASDAQ: ECRBX), (NASDAQ:

MRBIX), (NASDAQ: MRBRX)

MFS Strategic Income Fund (NASDAQ: MFIOX), (NASDAQ: MIOBX), (NASDAQ:

MIOCX), (NASDAQ: MFIIX)

MFS Alabama Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MFALX), (NASDAQ: MBABX)

MFS Arkansas Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MFARX), (NASDAQ: MBARX)

MFS California Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MCFTX), (NASDAQ:

MBCAX), (NASDAQ: MCCAX)

MFS Florida Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MFFLX), (NASDAQ: MBFLX)

MFS Georgia Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MMGAX), (NASDAQ: MBGAX)

MFS Maryland Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MFSMX), (NASDAQ: MBMDX)

MFS Massachusetts Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MFSSX), (NASDAQ:

MBMAX)

MFS Mississippi Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MISSX), (NASDAQ: MBMSX),

MFS Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MMBFX), (NASDAQ: MMBBX)

MFS Municipal Limited Maturity Fund (NASDAQ: MTLFX), (NASDAQ:

MTLBX), (NASDAQ: MTLCX)

MFS New York Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MSNYX), (NASDAQ: MBNYX),

(NASDAQ: MCNYX)

MFS North Carolina Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MSNCX), (NASDAQ:

MBNCX), (NASDAQ: MCNCX)

MFS Pennsylvania Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MFPAX), (NASDAQ: MBPAX)

MFS South Carolina Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MFSCX), (NASDAQ:

MBSCX)

MFS Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MSTNX), (NASDAQ: MBTNX)

MFS Virginia Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MSVAX), (NASDAQ: MBVAX),

(NASDAQ: MVACX)

MFS West Virginia Municipal Bond Fund (NASDAQ: MFWVX), (NASDAQ:

MBWVX)

MFS Emerging Markets Equity Fund (NASDAQ: MEMAX), (NASDAQ: MEMBX),

(NASDAQ: MEMCX), (NASDAQ: MEMIX)

MFS Global Equity Fund (NASDAQ: MWEFX), (NASDAQ: MWEBX), (NASDAQ:

MWECX), (NASDAQ: MWEIX), (NASDAQ: MGERX)

MFS Global Growth Fund (NASDAQ: MWOFX), (NASDAQ: MWOBX), (NASDAQ:

MWOCX), (NASDAQ: MWOIX), (NASDAQ: MGLRX)

MFS Global Total Return Fund (NASDAQ: MFWTX), (NASDAQ: MFWBX),

(NASDAQ: MFWCX), (NASDAQ: MFWIX), (NASDAQ: MGRRX)

MFS International Growth Fund (NASDAQ: MGRAX), (NASDAQ: MGRBX),

(NASDAQ: MGRCX), (NASDAQ: MQGIX)

MFS International New Discovery Fund (NASDAQ: MIDAX), (NASDAQ:

MIDBX), (NASDAQ: MIDCX), (NASDAQ: EAIDX), (NASDAQ: EBIDX), (NASDAQ:

ECIDX), (NASDAQ: MWNIX), (NASDAQ: MINRX)

MFS International Value Fund (NASDAQ: MGIAX), (NASDAQ: MGIBX),

(NASDAQ: MGICX), (NASDAQ: MINIX)

MFS Research International Fund (NASDAQ: MRSAX), (NASDAQ: MRIBX),

(NASDAQ: MRICX), (NASDAQ: EARSX), (NASDAQ: EBRIX), (NASDAQ: ECRIX),

(NASDAQ: MRSIX), (NASDAQ: MRIRX)

If you are a member of the class described above, you may, not later than February 9, 2004, move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff of the class, if you so choose. In order to serve as lead plaintiff, however, you must meet certain legal requirements. You may retain Schiffrin & Barroway, or other counsel of your choice, to serve as your counsel in this action.

If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP (Marc A. Topaz, Esq. or Stuart L. Berman, Esq.) toll free at 1-888-299-7706 or 1-610-667-7706, or via e-mail at info@sbclasslaw.com.

More information on this and other class actions can be found on the Class Action Newsline at www.primezone.com/ca



        

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