Industry Veteran Takes CFO Helm at AGF

TORONTO, March 10 /CNW/ - AGF Management Limited (AGF) announced that industry veteran Robert J. Bogart today assumed the role of Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Mr. Bogart oversees the financial management and reporting of the AGF Group of Companies and leads the Investor Relations function. He is responsible for finance, corporate accounting, taxation and funds oversight and also serves on the AGF Executive Committee and the Investments and Products Committee, among others.

Prior to joining AGF, Mr. Bogart was a senior executive with Fidelity Investments in Boston. He is a highly respected professional with an extensive background in tax and finance in the investment management industry including 17 years working in various capacities in both of Fidelity's U.S. and Canadian operations. He was CFO for Fidelity's Canadian operations from 1997 to 2002. His most recent role was that of Senior Vice-President of Finance, leading the Corporate Decision Support group in Boston.

"Bob has an exceptional background in the industry which further strengthens the depth of our senior management team at AGF," said AGF Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Blake C. Goldring. "At AGF, we are committed to providing our stakeholders with transparency, disclosure and value, a philosophy that Bob shares. He is a great fit within our culture of helping investors succeed."

About AGF Management Limited

AGF Management Limited is one of Canada's premier investment solutions firms with offices across Canada and subsidiaries around the world. AGF's products and services include a diversified family of award-winning mutual funds, AGF Elements portfolios, the Harmony asset management program, services for institutional and private clients, as well as AGF Trust GICs, loans and mortgages. With approximately $44 billion in total assets under management, AGF serves more than one million investors. AGF trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AGF.B.

SOURCE AGF

For further information: For further information: contact AGF Public Relations and Public Affairs: Lucy Becker, Vice-President, (416) 865-4284, Lucy.Becker@agf.com; Susan Yellin, Director, (416) 815-6211, Susan.Yellin@agf.com

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