AIM Trimark Investments announces portfolio manager, fund name and investment strategy changes



    TORONTO, Oct. 4 /CNW/ - AIM Trimark Investments today announces portfolio
management and investment strategies changes to AIM Global Theme Class and AIM
Trimark Core Global Equity Class. In addition, AIM Global Theme Class will be
renamed AIM Global Growth Class.
    Effective October 15, 2007, Matthew Dennis, Barrett Sides and Kirk
Anderson will assume co-management responsibilities of AIM Global Growth Class
and approximately 50% of AIM Trimark Core Global Equity Class. The investment
strategies of these funds are also changing. They will employ the Earnings,
Quality and Valuation (EQV) investment approach which is used to manage AIM
Canadian Balanced Fund, AIM Canadian Premier Fund/Class, AIM International
Growth Class and AIM European Growth Fund/Class and has delivered strong
long-term performance results for these funds.
    The EQV approach emphasizes fundamental research, supported by
quantitative analysis and portfolio and risk management techniques. It focuses
primarily on identifying quality companies that have experienced, or exhibit
the potential for, accelerating or above-average earnings growth, but whose
prices do not fully reflect these attributes.
    The new portfolio managers for AIM Global Growth Class were selected from
within AIM's International Growth Team and its U.S. Large/Multi-cap Team. Both
teams are managers with A I M Advisors, Inc. and are comprised of investment
professionals with rich portfolio management experience and a history of
proven performance results.
    With over 13 years of industry experience, Mr. Dennis is a vice president
and portfolio manager specializing in European investments. He is currently a
portfolio manager on AIM European Growth Fund/Class.
    Mr. Sides, a senior vice president and senior portfolio manager, has over
18 years of industry experience specializing in Asian and Latin American
investments. He currently serves as co-manager on AIM International Growth
Class.
    Specializing in U.S. investments, Mr. Anderson, a vice president and
portfolio manager, has over 13 years of industry experience and co-manages
other U.S. mandates for A I M Advisors, Inc., including AIM Global Growth
Fund.
    "We believe investors will be well-served by the teams' depth of
investment experience and their strong international and U.S. expertise," says
Phil Taylor, Senior Managing Director and Head of INVESCO PLC's North American
retail business, including AIM Trimark.
    Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may all
be associated with mutual fund investments. Mutual funds are not guaranteed,
their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
Please read the simplified prospectus before investing. Copies are available
from your advisor or from AIM Trimark Investments.

    AIM Trimark is one of Canada's largest investment management companies,
with approximately C$50 billion(*) in assets under management. AIM Trimark has
become one of Canada's largest and most successful investment management firms
by adhering to proven investment disciplines that build and protect investors'
wealth and by putting investors' interests first. AIM Trimark is a subsidiary
of U.K.-based INVESCO PLC, a leading independent global investment manager
dedicated to helping people worldwide build their financial security. INVESCO
PLC has approximately US$499 billion(*) in assets under management and is listed
on the London, New York and Toronto stock exchanges with the symbol "IVZ".
INVESCO PLC operates in 19 countries world-wide with over 5,000 employees.

    (*)As at July 31, 2007





For further information:

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

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