Standard Life recognizes two students from the Standard Life-HEC Montréal Fund

MONTREAL, June 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Standard Life is proud to recognize the talent of Romain Bui and Mathieu Leclerc, two Finance students from HEC Montréal and members of the Standard Life-HEC Montréal Fund management committee. Both students have earned a $2,000 grant for their exceptional work as portfolio analysts and managers of the Fund. Bui and Leclerc each hold a bachelor's degree in Finance and are currently working on their master's at HEC Montréal.

About the Standard Life-HEC Montréal Fund:
The Standard Life-HEC Montréal Fund was created in 1999 with a $2 million endowment. It now has a market value of nearly $4.4 million, making it the second-largest student fund in Canada. Finance and Economics students on the management committee act as portfolio analysts and managers. They report to a team of professors from the Department of Finance and to Standard Life and Standard Life Investments Inc. representatives.

For the fourth straight year, the Fund took first place in the 2011 Redefining Investment Strategy Education (RISE) Forum, in the balanced fund category. The competition brought together participants from over 100 universities in 65 countries.

About Standard Life
Standard Life plc is a leading long-term savings and investment company headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland. Standard Life has around 6 million customers worldwide and operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, and globally with Standard Life Investments Ltd.

In Canada, Standard Life has been doing business for almost 180 years. Standard Life Financial Inc., which wholly owns The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada and Standard Life Mutual Funds Ltd., is Standard Life plc's largest operation outside the UK. With about 2,000 employees, it provides long-term savings, investment and insurance solutions to more than 1.4 million Canadians, including group benefit and retirement plan members.

As of March 31, 2012, Standard Life plc had C$330 billion in assets under administration, including C$42 billion in Canada through Standard Life Financial.

Image with caption: "Nicolas Sirois, Investment Risk at Standard Life and head of the Standard Life-HEC Montréal Fund supervisory committee; Romain Bui, student; Roger Renaud, President of Standard Life Investments Inc.; Mathieu Leclerc, student; Martin Boyer, Finance professor at HEC Montréal and head of the Fund management committee. (CNW Group/STANDARD LIFE)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120612_C7732_PHOTO_EN_14987.jpg

SOURCE STANDARD LIFE

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Media contact:
Valérie Lamarre, Senior Advisor
External Communications and Public Affairs
514-499-7999, ext. 8150
valerie.lamarre@standardlife.ca

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