Standard Life Mutual Funds announces a risk rating change for twelve funds

MONTREAL, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Standard Life Mutual Funds Ltd. (SLMF), the manager of the Standard Life Mutual Funds, today announced a change to the risk rating associated with investing in the funds listed in the table below. This change will be reflected in the Simplified Prospectus of the Standard Life Mutual Funds which will be filed on or about October 30, 2013.

The Investment Funds Institute of Canada established guidelines for determining risk ratings based primarily upon the variability of returns for a mutual fund. Based on these guidelines, SLMF determined it was prudent to change the risk rating for the following funds in the following manner:

Fund Current Risk Rating New Risk Rating
Standard Life Diversified Income Fund Low Low to medium
Standard Life U.S. Dividend Growth Fund Low to medium Medium
Standard Life U.S. Dividend Growth Class Low to medium Medium
Standard Life Global Dividend Growth Fund Low to medium Medium
Standard Life Global Dividend Growth Class Low to medium Medium
Standard Life Canadian Equity Growth Fund Medium Medium to high
Standard Life Canadian Equity Growth Class Medium Medium to high
Standard Life Canadian Equity Value Fund Medium Medium to high
Standard Life Canadian Equity Value Class Medium Medium to high
Standard Life European Equity Fund Medium Medium to high
Standard Life Canadian Small Cap Fund Medium to high High
Standard Life Canadian Small Cap Class Medium to high High

No material changes have been made to the investment objectives, strategies or management of these funds.

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About Standard Life Mutual Funds
Established in 2000, Standard Life Mutual Funds Ltd. (SLMF) offers 56 mutual funds and fund-of-funds to more than 64,000 investors in Canada. Its wide range of mutual funds is managed by professionals with varying investment styles across major asset classes. As of September 30, 2013, SLMF had approximately $5.0 billion in assets under management.

SLMF is a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Life Financial Inc. whose parent company, Standard Life plc, is headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland.

SOURCE: STANDARD LIFE MUTUAL FUNDS LTD.

For further information:

Anne-Julie Gratton
514-499-7999 ext. 8150
Anne-Julie.Gratton@standardlife.ca

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