Standard Life – Ideal Segregated Funds now available on FundSERV

en fran�ais

MONTREAL, Jan. 7 – The Standard Life Assurance Company is
pleased to announce its new “Ideal Series”, making its “Ideal Segregated
Funds” available via FundSERV Inc., the leading network service provider to the
Canadian investment fund industry.

“In line with our philosophy of being easy to deal
with, having our “Ideal Segregated Funds” on FundSERV is a plus for those who
prefer to do business electronically” says Mark McCloskey, Vice-President Sales –
Individual Markets, Standard Life. Anthony Cardone, Vice-President Marketing – Individual
Savings & Retirement, adds “We’re excited at the prospect of offering our highly
acclaimed family of segregated funds through FundSERV, thereby providing our distributors
the increased convenience of booking and administering our funds electronically.”

The “Ideal Series” now consists of 15 existing
funds designed to offer the performance potential of traditional mutual funds with the
security of built-in capital guarantees provided by a Triple A life insurance company.
Encompassing fixed income, balanced and equity funds whose objectives range from low risk,
to long-term capital growth, the family offers options to suit many investment needs and
boasts a proven track record since the launch of its first funds in 1986.

“Ideal Segregated Funds” are managed by
“Standard Life Investments Inc.” With over $18 billion in assets under
management, “Standard Life Investments Inc.” continues to apply its unique,
disciplined, team approach to investing to deliver consistently superior returns over the long term.

In Canada, Standard Life has over $28 billion in assets
under management and offers a wide range of financial products and services to more than 1
million clients. Its 2,200 employees are committed to providing superior customer service
from its headquarters in Montr�al, its Calgary and Toronto regional offices, as well as
from its 20 sales offices across the country. Standard Life’s products and services
include group savings and pension, group life and health, individual life insurance,
savings and retirement. Through affiliated companies, it also offers mutual funds and
portfolio management services. Total premium income and deposits reached $3.7 billion in 2001.

Standard Life is part of the Standard Life Group founded in
Edinburgh (Scotland) in 1825. The Group has over 12,000 employees, $182 billion in assets
under management and over 5 million customers in, among others, the United Kingdom,
Canada, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Spain, India and Hong Kong. The Group has also established two
representative offices in China. Total premium income reached close to $19 billion in 2001.

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Standard Life – “Fonds distincts Id�al” maintenant accessibles au moyen de FundSERV

English

MONTREAL, le 7 janv. – La Compagnie d’assurance Standard
Life est heureuse d’annoncer le lancement de sa nouvelle “S�rie Id�al” gr�ce
� laquelle les Fonds distincts Id�al sont maintenant accessibles au moyen de FundSERV
Inc., le plus important fournisseur de service de r�seau du secteur canadien des fonds de placement.

“Conform�ment � notre philosophie de convivialit�,
en rendant nos “Fonds distincts Id�al” accessibles au moyen de FundSERV, nous
offrons un service am�lior� � ceux qui choisissent de faire des affaires
�lectroniquement”, explique Mark McCloskey, vice-pr�sident, ventes – affaires
individuelles, Standard Life. Anthony Cardone, vice-pr�sident, marketing – �pargne
individuelle et rentes, ajoute “Nous sommes ravis d’offrir notre famille r�put�e de
fonds distincts au moyen de FundSERV, permettant de ce fait � nos distributeurs
d’utiliser un syst�me �lectronique d’inscription et d’administration des fonds”.

La “S�rie Id�al” comprend maintenant 15 fonds
con�us pour offrir le potentiel de rendement des fonds communs de placement
traditionnels, assortis de la s�curit� de garanties intrins�ques du capital qu’assure
une compagnie d’assurance vie poss�dant une cote Triple A. Comprenant des fonds � revenu
fixe, �quilibr�s et d’actions dont les objectifs varient du risque peu �lev� � la
croissance de capital � long terme, cette famille de fonds offre des options qui
r�pondent aux besoins de nombreux investisseurs et dont le rendement est bien �tabli
depuis l’�tablissement du premier fonds en 1986.

Les “Fonds distincts Id�al” sont g�r�s par
“Investissements Standard Life inc.” G�rant un actif de plus de 18 milliards $,
“Investissements Standard Life inc.” continue d’employer une approche
coll�giale rigoureuse unique en mati�re de placement afin d’assurer des rendements
sup�rieurs constants � long terme.

Au Canada, la Standard Life g�re un actif de plus de 28
milliards $ et offre une vaste gamme de produits et de services financiers � plus d’un
million de clients. Ses 2 200 employ�s s’efforcent de fournir � la client�le un service
de premier ordre, � partir du si�ge social de Montr�al, de ses bureaux r�gionaux de
Calgary et Toronto, ainsi que de ses 20 bureaux de vente � travers le pays. La gamme des
produits et services de la Standard Life comprend les r�gimes d’�pargne, d’assurances et
de retraite collectifs, l’assurance vie, l’�pargne et les rentes individuelles. De plus,
elle offre, par l’interm�diaire de compagnies affili�es, des fonds communs de placement
et des services de gestion de portefeuille. Le revenu-primes et les d�p�ts ont totalis�
3,7 milliards $ en 2001.

La Standard Life fait partie du Groupe Standard Life fond�
en 1825 � Edimbourg en Ecosse. Le Groupe compte pr�s de 12 000 employ�s. Il g�re un
actif de 182 milliards $ et sert plus de 5 millions de clients recrut�s, entre autres, au
Royaume-Uni, au Canada, en Irlande, en Allemagne, en Autriche, en Espagne, en Inde et �
Hong Kong. Le Groupe a aussi �tabli deux bureaux de repr�sentation en Chine. Le
revenu-primes a totalis� pr�s de 19 milliards $ en 2001.