Sun Life Financial Adds INVESCO Funds to Annuity Product Line

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from INVESCO Funds Group

    DENVER, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- INVESCO Funds Group announced today that
 Sun Life Financial has added several INVESCO Funds to their product line.
 Funds added to the Sun Life product line are INVESCO Dynamics, INVESCO Small
 Company Growth, INVESCO Technology, INVESCO Telecommunications, INVESCO Energy
 and INVESCO Health Sciences.  "For over a year, we have worked to increase our
 presence in the annuity market.  This relationship with Sun Life is in line
 with our goal of positioning our funds with the most dynamic insurance
 companies," said Tom Kolbe, Vice President and Manager of Institutional Sales
 for INVESCO Funds Group.
     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.
     "We are very excited to add INVESCO Funds Group to our product line," says
 David VerMeulen, Vice President, Strategic Services, Retirement Products and
 Services division.  "They fit in well with our goal to provide meaningful
 investment choices to our customers."
     Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
 organization providing a diverse range of wealth accumulation and protection
 products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Tracing its
 roots back to 1871, Sun Life Financial and its partners today have operations
 in key markets worldwide, including the United States, Canada, the United
 Kingdom, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, Bermuda and
 Chile. As of December 31, 2000, the Sun Life Financial group of companies has
 total assets under management of US$219 billion. Sun Life Financial Services
 of Canada Inc. trades on the New York (NYSE), Toronto (TSE) and Philippine
 (PSE) stock exchanges under ticker symbol "SLC", and on the London Stock
 Exchange under ticker symbol "SFC." In the U.S., the Sun Life Financial group
 of companies wells a wide variety of innovative financial products and
 services, including the Futurity portfolio of fixed and variable annuities and
 variable universal life insurance. Futurity products are issued by Sun Life
 Assurance Company of Canada (U.S.) and distributed through Sun Life of Canada
 (U.S.)
     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.
 
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SOURCE INVESCO Funds Group
    DENVER, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- INVESCO Funds Group announced today that
 Sun Life Financial has added several INVESCO Funds to their product line.
 Funds added to the Sun Life product line are INVESCO Dynamics, INVESCO Small
 Company Growth, INVESCO Technology, INVESCO Telecommunications, INVESCO Energy
 and INVESCO Health Sciences.  "For over a year, we have worked to increase our
 presence in the annuity market.  This relationship with Sun Life is in line
 with our goal of positioning our funds with the most dynamic insurance
 companies," said Tom Kolbe, Vice President and Manager of Institutional Sales
 for INVESCO Funds Group.
     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.
     "We are very excited to add INVESCO Funds Group to our product line," says
 David VerMeulen, Vice President, Strategic Services, Retirement Products and
 Services division.  "They fit in well with our goal to provide meaningful
 investment choices to our customers."
     Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
 organization providing a diverse range of wealth accumulation and protection
 products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Tracing its
 roots back to 1871, Sun Life Financial and its partners today have operations
 in key markets worldwide, including the United States, Canada, the United
 Kingdom, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, Bermuda and
 Chile. As of December 31, 2000, the Sun Life Financial group of companies has
 total assets under management of US$219 billion. Sun Life Financial Services
 of Canada Inc. trades on the New York (NYSE), Toronto (TSE) and Philippine
 (PSE) stock exchanges under ticker symbol "SLC", and on the London Stock
 Exchange under ticker symbol "SFC." In the U.S., the Sun Life Financial group
 of companies wells a wide variety of innovative financial products and
 services, including the Futurity portfolio of fixed and variable annuities and
 variable universal life insurance. Futurity products are issued by Sun Life
 Assurance Company of Canada (U.S.) and distributed through Sun Life of Canada
 (U.S.)
     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.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X37183524
 
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