Fidelity Investments recognized by Lipper for delivering superior
risk-adjusted returns

- Fidelity mutual funds win ten Lipper Fund Awards, coveted Best Mixed Assets Fund Family Award -

TORONTO, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - At the 4th annual Canadian Lipper Awards last night, Fidelity Investments Canada ULC was recognized by Lipper for delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to its peers. Fidelity won ten Lipper Fund awards in multiple fund categories, including a number of awards for Fidelity's Team Canada portfolio managers. In addition to the individual fund awards, Fidelity also won best Mixed Assets fund family in recognition of its outstanding lineup of balanced funds and managed solutions.

"The Lipper awards illustrate that investment managers need to perform in all markets and across all time periods. We are therefore especially proud to be recognized by Lipper this year for providing our clients with consistently strong risk-adjusted performance through the extreme market volatility the global equity markets have recently experienced," said Rob Strickland, President, Fidelity Investments Canada ULC.

The Lipper awards build on the long-term positive momentum Fidelity is currently experiencing, including a 4th quarter 2009 that was Fidelity's best quarter ever, in terms of long-term gross sales. In 2009, Fidelity's Team Canada, one of the largest buy-side teams dedicated to researching and managing Canadian equity portfolios moved home to Canada, with new offices in Toronto and Montreal. This brought Fidelity's investment professionals closer to the clients they serve and the companies they cover. As well, Fidelity was named number one "Overall Company" according to the Environics Advisor Perception Study for the 4th year in a row.

"Along with our numerous individual fund awards, we are very proud of being awarded the prestigious Lipper Best Mixed Assets Fund Family Award, an award given to the fund company with funds that have performed over a number of fund categories," added Strickland.

Lipper recognized the following Fidelity mutual funds:

    
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               Fidelity Fund                        Lipper Award
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    Fidelity Canadian Asset Allocation   Five-year award winner - Canadian
     Fund Series A, managed by            Equity Balanced
     Bob Swanson (lead portfolio
     manager)
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    Fidelity Canadian Large Cap Fund     Three-year award winner - Canadian
     Series A, managed by Brandon Snow    Focused Equity
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    Fidelity Income Trust Fund           Three-year award winner - Canadian
    Series A, managed by Cecilia Mo       Income Trust Equity

                                         One-year award winner - Canadian
                                          Income Trust Equity
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    Fidelity Dividend Fund Series A,     Three-year award winner - Canadian
     managed by Bob Swanson (lead         Dividend & Income Equity
     portfolio manager)
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    Fidelity Monthly Income Fund         Five-year award winner - Canadian
     Series A, managed by Bob             Neutral Balanced
     Swanson (lead portfolio manager)
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    Fidelity Monthly High Income Fund    Three-year award winner - Canadian
     Series A, managed by Bob Swanson     Equity Balanced
    (lead portfolio manager)
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    Fidelity Small Cap America Fund      10-year award winner - US Small/Mid
     Series A, managed by Forrest         Cap Equity
     St. Clair
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    Fidelity Global Consumer             Five-year award winner -
     Industries Fund Series A, managed    Miscellaneous
     by Fidelity Global Equity Team
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    Fidelity Clearpath(TM) 2045          One-year award winner - 2020+
     Portfolio Series A, managed by       Target Date Portfolio
     Mark Friebel and Mariana Egan
     (lead portfolio managers)
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The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional performance throughout the professional investment community. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence recognize the world's top funds, fund management firms, sell-side firms, research analysts, and investor relations teams. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence also include the Extel Survey Awards, the StarMine Analyst Awards, and the StarMine Broker Rankings. For more information, please contact markets.awards@thomsonreuters.com or visit excellence.thomsonreuters.com

About Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments Canada ULC is the country's sixth largest mutual fund company and part of the Fidelity Investments organization of Boston, one of the world's largest providers of financial services. In Canada, Fidelity manages over $53 billion in mutual fund and institutional assets. This includes $10 billion in assets for institutional clients including public and corporate defined benefit pension plans, endowments, foundations and other corporate assets on behalf of clients across Canada.

Fidelity Canada provides Canadian investors a full range of domestic, international and income oriented mutual funds. Fidelity funds are available through a number of advice-based distribution channels including financial planners, investment dealers, banks, and insurance companies. Fidelity is a proud supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and we are dedicated to helping young Canadians realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

SOURCE Fidelity Investments Canada Limited

For further information: For further information: Chris Pepper, Director, Corporate Affairs, Office: (416) 307-5388, Mobile: (416) 795-7762, Email: chris.pepper@fmr.com


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