AIM Trimark Wins Four 2007 Canadian Lipper Fund Awards

    TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ - AIM Trimark Investments announced today that it
has won four awards at the Lipper Fund Awards ceremony held last night in
    AIM Canadian Balanced Fund was awarded as best Canadian Balanced fund
over the past ten years. Trimark U.S. Small Companies Class was recognized as
the top U.S. Small/Mid Caps Equity fund over the most recent three-year
period. This is the third time in the past three years that the Fund has been
recognized for its superior performance. It was named Best U.S. Small/Mid Cap
Equity Fund in 2005 and 2006 at the Canadian Investment Awards.
    "It's always gratifying to be recognized, especially for long-term
performance; we are very proud to receive these prestigious awards," said
Patrick Farmer, AIM Trimark's chief investment officer and head of North
American retail investments for AMVESCAP. "We've been committed to providing
investors with enduring solutions for over 25 years, and these awards
recognize our commitment."
    One-year award winners included Trimark Global Endeavour Fund, which was
recognized as the best Global Equity fund. This is the second time in the past
two years that the Fund has been recognized as best in category. It was
awarded the Best Global Small/Mid Cap Equity Fund at the 2006 Canadian
Investment Awards. AIM Global Health Sciences Fund won the 2007 Canadian
Lipper Fund Award in the Healthcare category.
    The Lipper Fund Awards are part of a global program of events, held in 21
countries, to acknowledge funds that have delivered consistently strong
risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The winners are selected
using the Lipper Leader rating for consistent return.

    AIM Trimark Investments is one of Canada's largest investment management
companies, with over C$51.4 billion(*) in assets under management. AIM Trimark
has become one of Canada's largest and most successful investment management
firms by adhering to proven investment disciplines that build and protect
investors' wealth and by putting investors' interests first. AIM Trimark is a
subsidiary of U.K.-based AMVESCAP PLC, a leading independent global investment
manager dedicated to helping people worldwide build their financial security.
AMVESCAP has approximately US$465.1 billion(*) in assets under management and is
listed on the London, New York and Toronto stock exchanges with the symbol
"AVZ". AMVESCAP operates in 19 countries world-wide with over 5,000 employees.

    (*)As at February 28th 2007

    Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may all
be associated with mutual fund investments. Mutual funds are not guaranteed,
their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
Please read the simplified prospectus before investing. Copies are available
from your advisor or from AIM Trimark Investments.

    Lipper Disclaimer: Although Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the
accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not
guaranteed by Lipper. Users acknowledge that they have not relied upon any
warranty, condition, guarantee, or representation made by Lipper. Any use of
the data for analyzing, managing, or trading financial instruments is at the
user's own risk. This is not an offer to buy or sell securities.

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For further information: Aysha Mawani, Public Relations Manager, Tel:
(416) 324-7712,

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