INVESCO Funds Introduces Speech Recognition Service

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from INVESCO Funds Group

    DENVER, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- INVESCO Funds Group announced today that
 it will incorporate a speech recognition feature into its Personal Account
 Line 800 number on May 1, 2001.  Customers will be able to access their fund
 account information by simply speaking short commands, such as "price" or
 "account balance."  William Galvin, Senior Vice President of Client Services,
 said that, "providing shareholders with premier services is our goal and this
 system offers step-by-step instructions and fast access to information.
 Shareholders can always request assistance or speak with an Investor Services
 Representative."
     The INVESCO Funds Personal Account Line will provide shareholders with
 24-hour access to their mutual fund accounts.  This secure, automated system
 allows shareholders to conduct transactions, verify account balances, and
 review fund prices and performance information.  The new speech recognition
 will automatically be available when people call in, however, the touch-tone
 service may still be chosen from the menu.  Basic instructions are given at
 the beginning of each call.  At the end of a request, the voice prompter will
 offer helpful hints to make the next request even easier.
     Denver-based INVESCO Funds Group, with over $48 billion in assets under
 management (as of 12/31/00), is one of the premier mutual fund management
 companies in the United States, providing a wide and innovative range of
 investment products and services to individuals and institutions.  It is a
 subsidiary of AMVESCAP PLC (NYSE:   AVZ), a worldwide investment management
 company with over $402 billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/00).
 AMVESCAP is one of the world's largest individual investment managers,
 operating under the AIM and INVESCO brand names.  AMVESCAP is a holding
 company offering a broad array of investment products and services to
 institutions and individuals across all distribution channels.  The Company is
 listed on the London, New York, Paris, Toronto and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges
 with the symbol "AVZ."
 
     Editors Note: INVESCO is required to include the following information
 with their news release.  For more information on the INVESCO Funds, please
 call 1-800-255-6927 for a prospectus containing more complete information
 including management fees, general and fund specific investment risks, and
 expenses.  Please read it carefully before you invest or send money.  INVESCO
 Distributors Inc., Distributor.
 
 

SOURCE INVESCO Funds Group
    DENVER, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- INVESCO Funds Group announced today that
 it will incorporate a speech recognition feature into its Personal Account
 Line 800 number on May 1, 2001.  Customers will be able to access their fund
 account information by simply speaking short commands, such as "price" or
 "account balance."  William Galvin, Senior Vice President of Client Services,
 said that, "providing shareholders with premier services is our goal and this
 system offers step-by-step instructions and fast access to information.
 Shareholders can always request assistance or speak with an Investor Services
 Representative."
     The INVESCO Funds Personal Account Line will provide shareholders with
 24-hour access to their mutual fund accounts.  This secure, automated system
 allows shareholders to conduct transactions, verify account balances, and
 review fund prices and performance information.  The new speech recognition
 will automatically be available when people call in, however, the touch-tone
 service may still be chosen from the menu.  Basic instructions are given at
 the beginning of each call.  At the end of a request, the voice prompter will
 offer helpful hints to make the next request even easier.
     Denver-based INVESCO Funds Group, with over $48 billion in assets under
 management (as of 12/31/00), is one of the premier mutual fund management
 companies in the United States, providing a wide and innovative range of
 investment products and services to individuals and institutions.  It is a
 subsidiary of AMVESCAP PLC (NYSE:   AVZ), a worldwide investment management
 company with over $402 billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/00).
 AMVESCAP is one of the world's largest individual investment managers,
 operating under the AIM and INVESCO brand names.  AMVESCAP is a holding
 company offering a broad array of investment products and services to
 institutions and individuals across all distribution channels.  The Company is
 listed on the London, New York, Paris, Toronto and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges
 with the symbol "AVZ."
 
     Editors Note: INVESCO is required to include the following information
 with their news release.  For more information on the INVESCO Funds, please
 call 1-800-255-6927 for a prospectus containing more complete information
 including management fees, general and fund specific investment risks, and
 expenses.  Please read it carefully before you invest or send money.  INVESCO
 Distributors Inc., Distributor.
 
 SOURCE  INVESCO Funds Group