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AGF Reports December 2012 Assets Under Management

Thursday, January 03, 2013

AGF Reports December 2012 Assets Under Management16:27 EST Thursday, January 03, 2013TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - AGF Management Limited reported total fee-earning assets under management (AUM) of $39.6 billion as at December 31, 2012. AUM increased 1.0% month-over-month.AUM ($ billions)December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 % Change Year-Over- YearMutual Fund$19.6$21.5(8.8)%Retail Pooled Fund0.50.7(28.6)%Total Retail Fund (including retail pooled funds)$20.1$22.2(9.5)%Institutional andSub-advisory  +High-net-worth19.522.9(14.8)%Total AUM $39.6$45.1(12.2)%    Average Daily Retail Fund AUM$20.0$22.3(10.3)%Retail Fund AUM byCategory (including retail pooled funds) ($ billions)December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 % Change Year-Over- Year Domestic Equity Funds$6.5$8.4(22.6)%U.S. and International Equity Funds5.25.8(10.3)%Domestic Balanced Funds3.43.19.7%U.S. and International Balanced Funds0.60.6-Domestic Fixed Income Funds3.03.0-U.S. and International Fixed Income Funds1.10.922.2%Domestic Money Market0.30.4(25.0)%Total Retail Fund AUM$20.1$22.2 ABOUT AGF MANAGEMENT LIMITEDAGF 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. With over $39 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 StatementsThis 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 and cost efficiency in our 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: Robert J. Bogart, CPA  Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer 416-865-4264, Michael Clabby  Vice-President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development 416-815-6275,