INVESCO Sector Funds Added to Several Annuity Product Lines

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from INVESCO Funds Group

    DENVER, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- INVESCO Funds Group announced today that
 several of the company's sector funds have been added to the product lines of
 Annuity Investors, Ameritas, American National, First Variable Life and
 Conseco.  "We are gratified that these firms recognize our sector expertise.
 Sector funds offer the potential for enhanced performance, market cap
 flexibility and customization within an investment portfolio," said Tom Kolbe,
 Vice President and Manager of Institutional Sales for INVESCO Funds.
     The INVESCO sector funds added to these product lines include: INVESCO
 Health Sciences, INVESCO Financial Services, INVESCO Technology, INVESCO
 Telecommunications, INVESCO Real Estate Opportunity, INVESCO Utilities and
 INVESCO Energy.  A sector fund invests at least 65 percent of its assets in
 companies principally engaged in one segment of business activity.*  "Since
 1995, there has been significant growth in sector investing.  These portfolios
 offer an attractive way to target some exciting investment opportunities,"
 said Kolbe.
     Recognizing the rapid growth in variable annuities, INVESCO Funds Group
 has dedicated an institutional sales team to pursue this business.  The team
 is tasked with servicing existing partners and creating new relationships in
 the sub-advisory and insurance trust arena.  Current clients include American
 Skandia, Manulife Financial and PacLife.
 
     Denver-based INVESCO Funds Group, a subsidiary of AMVESCAP PLC, has over
 $37 billion in assets under management (as of 3/31/01), and is one of the
 premier mutual fund management companies in the United States. It provides a
 wide and innovative range of investment products and services to individuals
 and institutions.  AMVESCAP has over $370 billion in assets under management
 as of 3/31/01 and is one of the world's largest individual investment
 managers, operating under the AIM and INVESCO brand names.  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.
 
     * Sector Funds may be more volatile than diversified equity funds and are
 most suitable for the aggressive portion of your portfolio.
 
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SOURCE INVESCO Funds Group
    DENVER, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- INVESCO Funds Group announced today that
 several of the company's sector funds have been added to the product lines of
 Annuity Investors, Ameritas, American National, First Variable Life and
 Conseco.  "We are gratified that these firms recognize our sector expertise.
 Sector funds offer the potential for enhanced performance, market cap
 flexibility and customization within an investment portfolio," said Tom Kolbe,
 Vice President and Manager of Institutional Sales for INVESCO Funds.
     The INVESCO sector funds added to these product lines include: INVESCO
 Health Sciences, INVESCO Financial Services, INVESCO Technology, INVESCO
 Telecommunications, INVESCO Real Estate Opportunity, INVESCO Utilities and
 INVESCO Energy.  A sector fund invests at least 65 percent of its assets in
 companies principally engaged in one segment of business activity.*  "Since
 1995, there has been significant growth in sector investing.  These portfolios
 offer an attractive way to target some exciting investment opportunities,"
 said Kolbe.
     Recognizing the rapid growth in variable annuities, INVESCO Funds Group
 has dedicated an institutional sales team to pursue this business.  The team
 is tasked with servicing existing partners and creating new relationships in
 the sub-advisory and insurance trust arena.  Current clients include American
 Skandia, Manulife Financial and PacLife.
 
     Denver-based INVESCO Funds Group, a subsidiary of AMVESCAP PLC, has over
 $37 billion in assets under management (as of 3/31/01), and is one of the
 premier mutual fund management companies in the United States. It provides a
 wide and innovative range of investment products and services to individuals
 and institutions.  AMVESCAP has over $370 billion in assets under management
 as of 3/31/01 and is one of the world's largest individual investment
 managers, operating under the AIM and INVESCO brand names.  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.
 
     * Sector Funds may be more volatile than diversified equity funds and are
 most suitable for the aggressive portion of your portfolio.
 
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