AMVESCAP Vice Chairman Robert Graham Retires



    LONDON, March 29 /CNW/ - AMVESCAP PLC (NYSE:  AVZ) (LSE:AVZ) (TSX:AVZ)
today announced that Robert H. Graham has decided to step down as vice
chairman of the Board of Directors and retire from the company.

    "Over the past 30 years, Bob has worked to build AIM and AMVESCAP into a
respected investment management organization that touches the lives of
millions of investors around the globe," said Marty Flanagan, president and
CEO. "We are extremely grateful for the many lasting contributions Bob has
made to our company and to the industry."

    "I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with many
wonderful people over the course of my career," said Bob Graham. "I am
extremely proud of what we have accomplished at AIM and AMVESCAP, and am
confident in the future success of the company."

    Bob Graham was one of the co-founders of AIM Investments in 1976, which
merged with INVESCO in 1997 to form AMVESCAP. He has served as a director of
AMVESCAP since 1997 and vice chairman of the Board since 2001. He has served
as a member of the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee of the
Investment Company Institute and currently serves as chairman of ICI Mutual
Insurance Company.

    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.

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of our operations, earnings, liquidity, cash flow and capital expenditures,
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    Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. They
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based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable, there can be no
assurance that actual results will not differ materially from our
expectations. We caution investors not to rely unduly on any forward-looking
statements. In connection with any forward-looking statements, you should
carefully consider the areas of risk described in our most recent annual
report on Form 20-F, as filed with the United States Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC). You may obtain these reports from the SEC Web site at
www.sec.gov.




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