Hartford Investments lowers minimum investment for Hartford DCA Advantage Program to assist TFSA investors



    
    Firm also announces lowering of Hartford DCA Advantage Program yield rate
    following RSP season
    

    TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Hartford Investments Canada Corp. ("Hartford
Investments"), the manager of Hartford Mutual Funds, announced today that
effective immediately it has lowered the minimum investment for Hartford DCA
Advantage Program to $5,000 from $10,000. This change will enable investors to
take advantage of the program in their Tax Free Savings Accounts.
    Hartford DCA Advantage Program pays investors a premium interest rate on
money waiting to be invested on a set six-month or 12-month dollar cost
averaging schedule.
    Hartford Investments also announced that effective March 4, 2009, two new
series will be offered for sale. The first is a new Six-Month Series 5 of each
class of DCA units of Hartford Canadian Money Market Fund, with an "Advantage
Yield Rate" of 3.00%. The second is a new 12-Month Series 2 of each class of
DCA units with an "Advantage Yield Rate" of 2.00%. Two existing series will no
longer be available for sale after March 3, 2009. The first is the Six-Month
Series 4 of each class of DCA units, with an "Advantage Yield Rate" of 5.00%;
and the second is the 12-Month Series 1 of each class of DCA units, with an
"Advantage Yield Rate" of 4.00%.
    Delaying the rate change until after the RSP season will ensure investors
who use Hartford DCA Advantage Program as part of their 2008 RSP contributions
will benefit from a higher "Advantage Yield Rate." Existing Hartford DCA
Advantage Program allocations currently in their six-month and 12-month
purchasing cycles will be unaffected by changes to the "Advantage Yield Rate."
    To reflect these changes, an amendment to the prospectus will be filed
with securities regulators relating to Hartford Canadian Money Market Fund.
Full details regarding the DCA units of Hartford Canadian Money Market Fund
and the terms and conditions regarding the related dollar cost averaging
programs are set out in the prospectus, as amended. The full name of the
prospectus is: "Amended and Restated Prospectus dated July 3, 2008 and amended
and restated simplified prospectus dated July 3, 2008 amending and restating
the simplified prospectus dated April 24, 2008 as amended by Amendment No. 1
dated May 16, 2008 relating to Hartford Canadian Money Market Fund."

    Hartford Investments: Hartford Investments was founded in 2000 and is an
indirect wholly owned subsidiary of The Hartford Financial Services Group,
Inc. a leading global provider of investment products, life insurance and
group benefits. With over $970 million in assets under management as of
December 31, 2008, Hartford Investments currently offers a suite of 14 mutual
funds, namely, Hartford Capital Appreciation Fund, Hartford Global Leaders
Fund, Hartford U.S. Stock Fund, Hartford U.S. Dividend Growth Fund, Hartford
Canadian Stock Fund, Hartford Canadian Value Fund, Hartford Canadian Dividend
Growth Fund, Hartford Canadian Dividend Fund, Hartford Global Balanced Fund,
Hartford Canadian Balanced Fund, Hartford Canadian Bond Fund, Hartford Global
High Income Fund, Hartford Canadian Money Market Fund and Hartford
International Equity Fund, each of which is a reporting issuer in all of the
Canadian provinces and territories.





For further information:

For further information: Mary Taylor, Senior Vice-President, Marketing,
Product and Key Accounts, Hartford Investments, (416) 306-6085,
mary.taylor@hartfordinvestments.ca; David Rutherford, Vice-President,
Marketing, Hartford Investments, (416) 306-6084,
david.rutherford@hartfordinvestments.ca

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