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Sentry Investments earns five Lipper Fund Awards
2011-02-08

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2011) - Sentry Investments ("Sentry") is pleased to announce that three mutual funds within the Sentry Group of Funds captured five 2011 Lipper Awards* for delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted returns compared to their peers:

  • Sentry Precious Metals Growth Fund, managed by Kevin MacLean and Peter Bures, earned the award for the best fund over one, three and five years in the precious metals equity category.

  • Sentry Diversified Total Return Fund, managed by Andrew McCreath and John Kim, earned the award for the best fund over three years in the Canadian focused equity category.

  • Sentry Canadian Resource Class, managed by Kevin MacLean, Laura Lau and Mason Granger, earned the award for the best fund over one year in the natural resources equity category.

For Sentry Precious Metals Growth Fund, these awards speak to the consistent performance that Kevin MacLean has delivered. The Fund has now been honoured with seven Lipper Awards since 2007, as well as Best Precious Metals Equity Fund at the 2010 Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards. Kevin also won back-to-back Brendan Wood International TopGun Awards in 2009 and 2010.

For Sentry Diversified Total Return Fund, this validates the Fund's consistently strong results, including #1 ranking in its peer group (Canadian focused equity) over one and three years, and #1 ranking in risk-adjusted returns over three and five years, both as at December 31, 2010.

For Sentry Canadian Resource Class, the Fund has delivered an average annual return of 15%** since inception through a portfolio diversified across Canada's energy, and metals and mining sectors. The Fund offers a low correlation to traditional stocks and bonds, and a hedge against inflation.

These awards are further evidence of our commitment to providing investors the best in investment management.

* Lipper and Lipper corporate marks are proprietary trademarks of Lipper, a Thomson Reuters Company. © 2011 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Any copying, republication or redistribution of Lipper content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Thomson Reuters.

** As of January 31, 2011; Fund inception: March 24, 2000

Sentry Precious Metals Growth Fund
(As at 2011-01-31)
 
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
70.4% 20.8% 23.1% 25.4% 16.1%
 
Sentry Diversified Total Return Fund
(As at 2011-01-31)
 
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
17.9% 8.2% 7.4% - 7.9%
 
Sentry Canadian Resource Class
(As at 2011-01-31)
 
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
42.7% 2.4% 0.0% 13.5% 15.0%

Sentry Investments 

Sentry Investments is a Canadian asset management company that offers a diverse range of investment products including mutual funds, hedge funds, flow-through limited partnerships and other alternative investments, covering a variety of domestic and global mandates.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compound total returns net of fees (except for figures of one year or less, which are simple total returns) including changes in unit or share value and reinvestment of all distributions, and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges, or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

Sentry Investments 
The Exchange Tower 
130 King Street West 
Suite 2850, P.O. Box 104 
Toronto, Ontario M5X 1A4 
Telephone: (416) 861-8729
Fax: (416) 364-5615
Sentry Investments
Investor Relations
(broker/investor inquiries and media inquiries)
1-888-730-4623
416-364-1197 (FAX)
info@sentry.ca
www.sentry.ca

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