W.P. Stewart Holdings N.V. Ranked First for 12 Months Ended 31 March 2001

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd.

    HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd.
 announced today that W.P. Stewart Holdings N.V. was ranked first and third,
 respectively, for the one-year and three-year periods ended 31 March 2001,
 among all funds having a North American mandate that were included in a survey
 conducted by NYFER (Nyenrode Forum for Economic Research).
     W.P. Stewart Holdings N.V. is an open-ended investment fund quoted and
 traded on Euronext Amsterdam (formerly known as the Amsterdam Stock Exchange).
 The fund is managed by W.P. Stewart Asset Management Ltd., an investment
 advisory subsidiary of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd.  W.P. Stewart Holdings N.V. is
 currently available to investors outside the United States.
     NYFER is an independent research institute in The Netherlands which
 analyzes and presents forecasts relating to investment funds sold in The
 Netherlands, including surveys of the performance results of several hundred
 funds with global, European, North American or Far East mandates, many of
 which are listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
     Discussing the survey, Pieter Hulst of NYFER was recently quoted in the
 Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf (9 April 2001) noting that in a "sea of minus
 signs" W.P. Stewart Holdings N.V. had a year-over-year positive performance of
 15.5% (in euros) for the year ended 31 March 2001 (or +6.7% in US Dollars).
 This was the only positive performance among all funds included in the four-
 part survey for the period.
 
     W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. is an asset management company that has provided
 research intensive equity management services to clients throughout the world
 since 1975.  The company is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda and has
 additional operations or affiliates in the United States, Europe and Asia.
      The Company's shares are listed for trading on the New York Stock
 Exchange (NYSE:   WPL) and on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (symbol: WPS).  Shares
 of W.P. Stewart Holdings N.V. are listed for trading on Euronext Amsterdam
 (fund code: WPSH or 28876).
     For more information, please visit the Company's website at
 http://www.wpstewart.com, or call W.P. Stewart Investor Relations (Fred M.
 Ryan) at +441-295-8585 or e-mail to IRINFO@wpstewart.com.
 
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SOURCE W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd.
    HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd.
 announced today that W.P. Stewart Holdings N.V. was ranked first and third,
 respectively, for the one-year and three-year periods ended 31 March 2001,
 among all funds having a North American mandate that were included in a survey
 conducted by NYFER (Nyenrode Forum for Economic Research).
     W.P. Stewart Holdings N.V. is an open-ended investment fund quoted and
 traded on Euronext Amsterdam (formerly known as the Amsterdam Stock Exchange).
 The fund is managed by W.P. Stewart Asset Management Ltd., an investment
 advisory subsidiary of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd.  W.P. Stewart Holdings N.V. is
 currently available to investors outside the United States.
     NYFER is an independent research institute in The Netherlands which
 analyzes and presents forecasts relating to investment funds sold in The
 Netherlands, including surveys of the performance results of several hundred
 funds with global, European, North American or Far East mandates, many of
 which are listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
     Discussing the survey, Pieter Hulst of NYFER was recently quoted in the
 Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf (9 April 2001) noting that in a "sea of minus
 signs" W.P. Stewart Holdings N.V. had a year-over-year positive performance of
 15.5% (in euros) for the year ended 31 March 2001 (or +6.7% in US Dollars).
 This was the only positive performance among all funds included in the four-
 part survey for the period.
 
     W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. is an asset management company that has provided
 research intensive equity management services to clients throughout the world
 since 1975.  The company is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda and has
 additional operations or affiliates in the United States, Europe and Asia.
      The Company's shares are listed for trading on the New York Stock
 Exchange (NYSE:   WPL) and on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (symbol: WPS).  Shares
 of W.P. Stewart Holdings N.V. are listed for trading on Euronext Amsterdam
 (fund code: WPSH or 28876).
     For more information, please visit the Company's website at
 http://www.wpstewart.com, or call W.P. Stewart Investor Relations (Fred M.
 Ryan) at +441-295-8585 or e-mail to IRINFO@wpstewart.com.
 
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