Standard Life Corporate Bond Fund wins a Lipper Fund Award

MONTREAL, Feb. 10, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Standard Life Mutual Funds Ltd. is proud to announce that the Standard Life Corporate Bond Fund won a Lipper Fund Award in the Canadian Fixed Income category over a three-year period. The award was presented at the 2012 Canadian Lipper Fund Awards gala, held in Toronto on February 9.

"This award recognizes the talent, discipline and management style of our portfolio manager, Standard Life Investments. As one of the largest corporate bond managers in Canada, Standard Life Investments ensures that investments are rigorously researched and managed," said Patrick Loranger, Manager, Individual Products at Standard Life. "It shows our commitment to offer tailored investment solutions that meet investor's needs and the high quality standards of the market."

"Standard Life Investments' Fixed Income Credit team is especially proud of the fund's success. Our prudent approach, our rigorous credit process and market insight have proven to be successful in navigating these uncertain economic and financial market conditions as experienced these last three years," said Jean-Pierre D'Agnillo, Vice-President, Fixed Income, Standard Life Investments and lead manager of the Standard Life Corporate Bond Fund.

About the Lipper Fund Awards
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 Standard Life Mutual Funds
Standard Life Mutual Funds Ltd. (SLMF) is a modern and forward-thinking company which strives to offer advisors and retail investors in Canada, products and services that inspire confidence and optimism about the future. SLMF offers a wide range of professionally managed mutual funds with varying investment styles across major asset classes. Established in 2000, SLMF serves close to 70,000 investors and offers some 49 mutual funds and fund-of-funds. It has total managed assets of about C$4.1 billion (as at September 30, 2011).

SLMF is part of Standard Life plc, a leading long-term savings and investments company headquartered in Scotland and operating internationally. It is affiliated with The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada.

SOURCE STANDARD LIFE MUTUAL FUNDS LTD.

For further information:

Valérie Lamarre
External Communications and Public Affairs
Standard Life Tel.: 514-499-7999, ext. 8150
valerie.lamarre@standardlife.ca 

Céline Hébert
Marketing Communications
Standard Life Investments
Tel.: 514-841-6962
celine.hebert@standardlife.ca

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