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Sandy McIntyre steps back into role of CIO and heads up Sentry's global equity team

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 06, 2015) - Sentry Investments is pleased to announce that Sandy McIntyre has stepped back into the role of Chief Investment Officer for Sentry Investments, a position that he held from 2008 to 2012. He is also taking on lead management responsibility for Sentry's global fund line-up, which includes Sentry Global Growth and Income Fund, Sentry Global Balanced Income Fund, the recently launched Sentry Global Mid Cap Income Fund, and the global equity sleeve of the four Sentry Personal Pension Portfolios.

"Over the past several years, we've placed a tremendous focus on building out our investment team," said Sean Driscoll, Chief Executive Officer, Sentry Investments. "Backed by our disciplined investment process, the goal of our global line-up will be consistent with the goal of our broader fund line-up: to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns.

"Sentry has developed significant investment expertise and delivered excellent long-term results within its core investment funds, particularly Sentry Canadian Income Fund, Sentry U.S. Growth and Income Fund and their balanced fund counterparts (Sentry Conservative Balanced Income Fund and Sentry U.S. Balanced Income Fund). Those funds account for over $10 billion of the company's mutual fund assets under management. We are confident that we can deliver similar value for securityholders within our global fund line-up with Sandy as the lead."

Phil Yuzpe, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sentry Investments, commented, "Success starts and finishes with a winning culture. The values that form the foundation of our culture include teamwork, collaboration and respect -- respect for our clients, respect for investors and respect for each other. I can't think of anyone at Sentry who better embodies those values than Sandy McIntyre."

Sandy McIntyre joined Sentry in 2000 and has 40 years' experience in the financial services industry. He is the former lead manager of Sentry Canadian Income Fund and Sentry Diversified Income Fund, and was twice honoured as a Brendan Wood International Canadian TopGun Investment Mind. Sandy is the architect and original practitioner of the Sentry house style, which is applied consistently across Sentry's entire fund line-up. He hired and mentored many of Sentry's portfolio managers, many of whom are now award-winning senior leaders within the firm, and recognized names in the financial industry. Sandy will continue to mentor the next generation of Sentry's investment management team, and will further build out our global and international expertise.

"I'm looking forward to working more directly with our portfolio management team again," said Sandy. "Having been in the financial services industry for 40 years, I've found few greater rewards than working with and mentoring investment talent to serve the interests of investors. I'm also extremely excited to be in charge of our global line-up, alongside an experienced investment team that includes James (Dutkiewicz), Michael (Missaghie) and Gajan (Kulasingam)."

Effective today, Sentry has decided to end its employment relationship with Dennis Mitchell.

Sentry Investments was founded in 1997 and is one of Canada's fastest-growing independent asset management companies. Sentry manages over $18 billion in assets on behalf of more than 500,000 Canadian investors. Sentry offers a diverse range of award-winning investment products, available through financial advisors, including domestic and global mutual funds and separately managed accounts.

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