Investors Group announces fund mergers and objective changes

WINNIPEG, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Investors Group today announced proposed 
changes to its fund offering involving nine fund mergers and proposed changes 
to the investment objectives of ten Corporate Class Funds. 
Proposed Fund Mergers 
The following proposed mergers are expected to take effect on or about the 
close of business on June 14, 2013, subject to any necessary securityholder 
and regulatory approvals: 

          Merging Fund                               Continuing Fund

Investors Japanese Equity                    Investors Pan Asian Growth
Fund                       To merge into     Fund

Investors Japanese Equity                    Investors Pan Asian Growth
Class±                     To merge into     Class±

Investors European                           Investors European Equity
Dividend Growth Fund       To merge into     Fund

Investors Summa Global                      
SRI™ Fund            To merge into     Investors Global Fund

Investors Summa Global                      
SRI™ Class±          To merge into     Investors Global Class±

Investors Mergers &                          Investors North American
Acquisitions Fund          To merge into     Equity Fund

Investors Mergers &                          Investors North American
Acquisitions Class±        To merge into     Equity Class±

IG Mackenzie Universal                       IG Mackenzie IVY Foreign
Global Growth Class±       To merge into     Equity Class±

Investors Real Return Bond                   Investors Canadian Bond
Fund                       To merge into     Fund

±This mutual fund is a class of securities issued by Investors Group
Corporate Class Inc.™

The mergers are expected to provide securityholders of the merging funds with 
more effective portfolio management and generally broader investment mandates 
with more diversification which, in turn, will provide the potential for less 
volatility and improved long-term performance.

All of the mergers have been reviewed by the IG Funds Independent Review 
Committee (IRC) which has determined that the mergers achieve a fair and 
reasonable result for the funds.

Proposed Investment Objective Changes

The following Corporate Class Funds will be provided with the flexibility to 
invest primarily in the units of other Investors Group funds that will 
facilitate achieving the Class' investment objective and /or investing 
directly in equity securities:
    --  Investors Canadian Equity Class
    --  Investors Canadian Growth Class
    --  Investors Canadian Large Cap Value Class
    --  Investors Canadian Small Cap Class
    --  Investors Canadian Small Cap Growth Class
    --  Investors North American Equity Class
    --  Investors Québec Enterprise Class
    --  Investors Summa SRI™ Class
    --  Investors U.S. Large Cap Value Class
    --  Investors U.S. Opportunities Class

This change is expected to provide these Classes with more effective portfolio 
management, including better diversification and easier asset allocation, and 
the potential to reduce overall trading costs.

The proposed changes are expected to take effect on or about June 12, 2013, 
pending required approvals.

Securityholder meetings
Securityholders of the Merging Funds, as well as for the Continuing Classes, 
will be asked to approve the mergers involving their funds at special meetings 
scheduled to be held June 10, 2013, in Winnipeg. Securityholders will also 
be asked to approve the objective changes at a separate vote. Registered 
owners of the affected funds as at the record date (April 26, 2013) will 
receive a Notice of Meeting, Proxy and a Management Information Circular 
detailing the mergers and changes to the objectives.

The mergers are not considered to be material for any of the Continuing Funds, 
but meetings for the four Continuing Corporate Class Funds are required for 
corporate law purposes.

Persons who become registered securityholders of an affected fund after the 
record date may request to receive the meeting materials and vote at the 
meeting by contacting the manager at least 10 days in advance of the meeting 
of their fund. The costs associated with the fund mergers will be borne by 
Investors Group.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be 
associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before 
investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and 
past performance may not be repeated. The Funds are distributed across Canada 
by Investors Group Financial Services Inc., (in Quebec, a financial services 
firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Quebec, a firm in financial 

Investors Group, founded in 1926, is a national leader in delivering 
personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of 
approximately 4,500 Consultants located throughout Canada. In addition to an 
exclusive family of mutual funds and other investment vehicles, Investors 
Group offers a wide range of insurance, securities, mortgage and other 
financial services. Investors Group is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. 
(TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier 
financial services companies with approximately $126 billion in total assets 
under management as of March 31, 2013.  

™This trademark is owned by IGM financial Inc. and licensed to its 
subsidiary corporations.

Ron Arnst Investors Group (204) 956-3364

SOURCE: Investors Group Inc.

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CO: Investors Group Inc.
ST: Manitoba

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