AIM Trimark Investments announces Graham Anderson as Chief Investment Officer, Peter Intraligi as President



    TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ - AIM Trimark Investments announces the promotion
of Graham Anderson to Chief Investment Officer and Peter Intraligi to
President, effective today.
    "Over the past seven years, Graham has played a major role in the
evolution of Trimark's Investment team," said Phil Taylor, Senior Managing
Director and Head of Invesco's North American retail asset management
business. "After a thorough review of internal and external candidates, it
became clear to all of us that Graham is the most qualified individual for
this role. I'm confident in his abilities to lead the group."
    As Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Anderson will oversee more than 27
investment professionals and will manage the business in a way that puts the
best interests of our fund investors first. His responsibilities will include
oversight ensuring portfolio manager adherence to the time-tested Trimark
investment discipline of Business People Buying Businesses(R), talent
management, succession planning, and representing and promoting a strong
investment culture overall. Mr. Anderson will join Invesco's Investors Forum,
comprised of Invesco's most senior investment leadership from around the
world. The objective of this group is to leverage and strengthen Invesco's
investment talent worldwide by providing a formal venue for sharing ideas and
best practices.
    "Graham is a demonstrated leader within the Trimark Investment team,"
said Ian Hardacre, lead manager of Trimark Canadian Fund. "He has the support
of the entire team and we're confident he'll continue to excel in his new
responsibilities."
    With almost 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Anderson joined AIM
Trimark in 2000 and has worked closely with the investment team in various
capacities, including most recently as Head of Investment Operations and
Services and performing the duties of chief investment officer in the interim.
He is a CFA charterholder, a Chartered Accountant and earned his MBA from
Cornell University.
    AIM Trimark also announced that Peter Intraligi has been promoted to
President of AIM Trimark Investments. Mr. Intraligi takes responsibility for
leading and managing AIM Trimark and will continue reporting to Mr. Taylor.
    "Peter has been pivotal to the success of AIM Trimark over the past nine
years," said Mr. Taylor. "By successfully taking on key positions within both
Canada and Invesco globally, he has proven himself to be an exceptional
leader."
    Mr. Intraligi has over 15 years of experience in financial services. He
began his career at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young before moving on to CIBC in the
global private banking and trust business. He joined AIM Trimark in 1999 as
Vice President, Corporate Research and Development where he helped spearhead
the company's growth strategy in Canada, including the acquisition of Trimark
Investments in 2000. Most recently, Mr. Intraligi has been AIM Trimark's Chief
Operating Officer, a role he will maintain in addition to being President. He
has a BSc in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Toronto/Università
Bocconi, Milan, Italy.

    The Chartered Financial Analyst(R) (CFA(R)) designation is a globally
recognized standard for measuring the competence and integrity of investment
professionals.

    AIM Trimark Investments is one of Canada's largest investment management
companies, with approximately C$45 billion(*) in assets under management. A
subsidiary of Invesco Ltd., which is among the world's largest independent
global investment managers, AIM Trimark offers a diversified suite of
investment solutions to institutions, organizations, companies and individual
investors across Canada and around the world. Invesco Ltd. has approximately
US$500 billion(*) in assets under management and is listed on the New York Stock
Exchange with the symbol "IVZ." Invesco Ltd. has over 5,300 employees and
operates in 20 countries worldwide.

    (*) As at December 31, 2007




For further information:

For further information: Aysha Mawani, Vice President, Public Relations,
Tel: (416) 324-7712, aysha.mawani@aimtrimark.com

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