AMVESCAP PLC Announces Completion of Issuance of US$300 Million of Senior Notes



    LONDON, April 18 /CNW/ - AMVESCAP PLC (NYSE:  AVZ) (LSE:AVZ) (TSX:AVZ)
today announced that it has completed its issuance of $300 million of
five-year senior unsecured notes. The 5.625% notes will mature on April 17,
2012. AMVESCAP intends to use the proceeds of the offering to repay amounts
outstanding under its credit facility used in January 2007 to fund the
maturity of its prior issue of $300 million in senior notes due 2007, and for
general corporate purposes.

    This press release is for informational purposes only and should not be
used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a
recommendation for any security.

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    AMVESCAP is a leading independent global investment manager, dedicated to
helping people worldwide build their financial security. Operating under the
AIM, AIM Trimark, Atlantic Trust, INVESCO, Invesco Perpetual, PowerShares and
WL Ross & Co. brands, AMVESCAP strives to deliver outstanding products and
services through a comprehensive array of enduring investment solutions for
our retail, institutional and private wealth management clients around the
world. The company is listed on the London, New York and Toronto stock
exchanges with the symbol "AVZ." Additional information is available at
www.amvescap.com.




For further information:

For further information: AMVESCAP PLC Aaron Uhde, +1 404 479 2956 or
Michael Perman, +44 (0) 207 065 3942

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