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AGF Names Vice-President of Global Consultant Relations

Thursday, April 19, 2012

AGF Names Vice-President of Global Consultant Relations11:30 EDT Thursday, April 19, 2012 BOSTON, MA, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - AGF Management Limited (AGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Adey as Vice-President of Global Consultant Relations, AGF Investments America Inc. In his role, Chris will build and manage AGF's investment consultant relationships in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. Based out of Boston, he will focus primarily on research consultants to build support for AGF's core products. "We are pleased to welcome Chris to AGF's institutional team to lead our consultant relations efforts," said Chris Boyle, Senior Vice-President, Institutional for AGF Investments Inc. "He has a successful track record of fostering strong relationships within the investment consulting community and his expertise will be essential as we continue to grow our business and win mandates in the U.S. and internationally." Chris is an industry veteran with 20 years of financial services experience including eight years of manager research experience at a global institutional consultant and 12 years of institutional sales and consultant relations experience. Most recently, Chris was Global Consultant Relations Leader at a large well-respected U.S. asset manager, where he managed relationships with top-tier global consulting firms and oversaw consultant relations activities in Europe and Asia. Prior to that, he was Vice-President, Sales and Consultant Relations at a U.S. international investment management firm where he managed their U.S. consultant relations program and solicited interest and business from plan sponsors. "At AGF, we are committed to providing a high level of service to investment consultants around the globe and with Chris at the helm, we can further develop strong and productive relationships with the consultant community," added Boyle. To learn more about AGF's institutional business visit our newly revamped website at: www.agf.com/institutional About AGF Management Limited AGF Management Limited is one of Canada's premier independent investment management firms with offices across Canada and subsidiaries around the world. AGF's products include a diversified family of award-winning mutual funds, mutual fund wrap programs and pooled funds. AGF also manages assets on behalf of institutional investors including pension plans, foundations and endowments as well as for private clients. In addition, AGF Trust is a complementary business that offers GICs, loans and mortgages through the financial advisor and mortgage broker channels. With USD $47 billion in total assets under management, AGF serves more than one million investors. AGF trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AGF.B. Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This release includes forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or include words such as 'expects,' 'anticipates,' 'intends,' 'plans,' 'believes' or negative versions thereof and similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as 'may,' 'will,' 'should,' 'would' and 'could.' Forward-looking statements are based on certain factors and assumptions, including expected growth, results of operations, economic factors, business prospects, business performance and opportunities. While the company considers these factors and assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available, they may prove to be incorrect.  Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual events and results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements due to, but not limited to, important risk factors such as level of assets under management, volume of sales and redemptions of investment products, performance of investment funds and of investment managers and advisors, competitive fee levels for investment management products and administration, and competitive dealer compensation levels, size and default experience on the company's loan portfolio and cost efficiency in loan operations and investment management operations, as well as interest and foreign-exchange rates, taxation, changes in government regulations, unexpected judicial or regulatory proceedings, and the company's ability to complete strategic transactions and integrate acquisitions. The company cautions that the foregoing list is not exhaustive. The reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors carefully and not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are given only as at the date of this release and other than specifically required by applicable laws, the company is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or alter the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  Additional risks and uncertainties can be found in our MD&A for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2011 under the headings "Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors and Management of Risk" and in our other filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. SOURCE AGFFor further information: <p> For more information, contact AGF Corporate Communications:<br/> <br/> Karen Archer, Manager<br/> 416-865-4295<br/> <a href="mailto:Karen.Archer@agf.com">Karen.Archer@agf.com</a>    <br/> <br/> Amanda Marchment, Manager<br/> 416-865-4160<br/> <a href="mailto:Amanda.Marchment@agf.com">Aman</a><a href="mailto:Amanda.Marchment@agf.com">da.Marchment@agf.com</a><br/> <br/> </p>