American Beacon Small Cap Value Wins 2011 Lipper Fund Award

Mar 24, 2011, 11:47 ET from American Beacon Advisors

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Beacon Advisors, an experienced provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets, is pleased to announce that the American Beacon Small Cap Value Fund, AMR Class (AASVX), has won the 2011 Lipper Fund Award for Best Fund in the Small Cap Value Funds category for the 10-year period out of 69 funds based on risk-adjusted returns.

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The Fund has seven additional share classes available for investors: Institutional (AVFIX), Investor (AVPAX), Advisor (AASSX), Retirement (ASCVX), Y (ABSYX), A (ABSAX) and C (ASVCX).

"At American Beacon, we provide institutional and retail investors with high-quality investment opportunities by leveraging our deep experience and relationships. We partner with specialized investment managers for each mutual fund in our offering and implement a disciplined investment process to ensure they can yield consistent long-term results," said Gene L. Needles Jr., President and CEO of American Beacon Advisors. "We are grateful to receive this Lipper Award in recognition of our performance in the Small Cap Value category, which reflects the larger success of our distinctive multi-manager approach and disciplined investment process."

The Small Cap Value Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation and current income primarily through investments in small market capitalization U.S. stocks. The Fund's sub-advisors select stocks that, in their opinion, have above-average earnings growth potential and are also selling at a discount in the market. To determine a company's growth prospects, each sub-advisor uses proprietary methods based on a combination of internal and external research and analysis of changing economic trends.

To request more information, please contact Carol Graumann at 973-732-3521 or carol@jcprinc.com.

About American Beacon Advisors

American Beacon Advisors is an experienced provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets. Since 1986, American Beacon Advisors has offered a variety of products and services including corporate cash management and fixed income separate account management for corporations, institutions as well as state and local government entities.

American Beacon Advisors also manages the American Beacon Funds, a series of mutual funds representing a variety of investment strategies for the equity, fixed income, domestic and international markets. The fund family currently includes several investment options such as equity funds, bond funds and money market funds. American Beacon Advisors serves defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, foundations, endowments, corporations and other institutional investors as well as retail clients.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. The Prospectus and Summary Prospectus contain this and additional information regarding the Fund. To obtain a Prospectus or Summary Prospectus, please contact your Financial Advisor, call 1-800-967-9009 or visit www.americanbeaconfunds.com.  The Prospectus and Summary Prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

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American Beacon Funds and American Beacon Small Cap Value Fund are service marks of American Beacon Advisors, Inc.

Investing in the securities of small capitalization companies involves greater risk and the possibility of greater price volatility than investing in larger capitalization and more established companies.

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.

CONTACT:

Carol Graumann


JCPR


973-732-3521


carol@jcprinc.com



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