Investors Group fund mergers approved by securityholders

WINNIPEG, Jan. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - At meetings held yesterday, securityholders approved eight fund mergers. Each of the mergers involves funds with similar investment mandates. The mergers are intended to provide more efficient management and, in some cases, more comprehensive investment mandates, which in turn, will provide the potential for more stable long-term performance.

The mergers below are expected to occur after the close of business on February 3, 2012

Merging Fund   Continuing Fund
Investors Tactical Asset Allocation Fund To merge
into
Investors Global Dividend Fund
Investors Canadian Dividend Growth Fund To merge
into
Investors Canadian Equity Income Fund
Investors Summa Global Environmental LeadersTM Fund To merge
into
Investors Summa Global SRITM Fund
Investors Summa Global Environmental LeadersTM Class* To merge
into
Investors Summa Global SRITM Class*
Investors U.S. Large Cap Growth Fund To merge
into
IG Putnam U.S. Growth Fund
Investors U.S. Large Cap Growth Class* To merge
into
IG Putnam U.S. Growth Class*
Investors Retirement High Growth Portfolio To merge
into
Alto Aggressive Canada Focus Portfolio
Investors World Growth Portfolio To merge
into
Alto Aggressive Portfolio

*This mutual fund is a class of securities issued by Investors Group Corporate Class Inc.TM

The simplified prospectuses and Fund Facts for each retail series of the Merging Funds (and for Investors Summa Global SRI Class and Investors Canadian Equity Income Fund) are being revised to reflect these changes.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The Funds are distributed across Canada by Investors Group Financial Services Inc., (in Quebec, a financial services firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Quebec, a firm in financial planning.)

Investors Group, founded in 1926, is a national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of approximately 4,600 Consultants located throughout Canada. In addition to an exclusive family of mutual funds and other investment vehicles, Investors Group offers a wide range of insurance, securities, mortgage and other financial services. Investors Group is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services companies with over $118 billion in total assets under management as of December 31, 2011.

SOURCE Investors Group Inc.

For further information:

Media contact:
Ron Arnst
Media Relations
(204) 956-3364
ron.arnst@investorsgroup.com

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