MINOT, ND--(Marketwire - Mar 15, 2013) - Integrity Viking Funds, a mutual fund and financial services company, announced today that its Williston Basin/Mid-North America Stock Fund (ICPAX) has earned the Lipper Fund Performance Award for Best Fund over the past three years and Best Fund over the past five years ending December 31, 2012 in the category of Natural Resources Funds. This is the second year in a row the Fund has been recognized by Lipper.
"I am excited that this Fund and its special focus are doing well. The Fund is a unique opportunity for investors who may have overlooked this tremendously resource-rich area," said Shannon Radke, Senior Portfolio Manager of Integrity Viking's Williston Basin/Mid-North America Stock Fund. "Newer technologies have allowed companies to 'unlock' more of the resources from the Basin and we are delighted to take advantage of this opportunity."
The Williston Basin/Mid-North America Stock Fund is designed to provide long-term capital appreciation to its shareholders. The Fund invests in companies that are participating in or benefitting from the development of the resources in the Williston Basin and/or Mid-North America Region.
Lipper rankings are based on Consistent Return and do not take sales charges into account. Lipper's Performance Achievement Certificates are awarded to funds with returns that topped their Lipper category over three-year, five-year, and 10-year time periods. Certificates are awarded for all Lipper Classifications and for the overall fund universe. Open-end funds, closed-end funds and variable insurance products are considered for awards. All funds in a category do not necessarily pass all the requirements to be included in the funds' awards process. Of the qualifying funds, Williston Basin/Mid-North America Stock Fund was ranked 1 out of 48 funds for the 3-year, 47 out of 133 funds for the 5-year, and 24 out of 25 funds for the 10-year time period ended December 31, 2012.
More information is available at www.integrityvikingfunds.com or by calling (800) 276-1262.
The Fund is sold by prospectus only. For more complete information an investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the investment company carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the investment company. You may obtain a prospectus at no cost from your financial adviser or at www.integrityvikingfunds.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. Distributed by Integrity Funds Distributor, LLC.
The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.