TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2011) - John F. Driscoll, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sentry Investments, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandy McIntyre to the position of President. Mr. McIntyre will continue to guide the Investment Management team as Chief Investment Officer but will also be charged with leadership of the day-to-day operations of the business.

Since joining Sentry Investments in 2000, Mr. McIntyre has been instrumental to the company's success. Under his guidance, the Investment Management team received a TopGun Asset Management Team Award in March 2010, making Sentry one of only four firms in Canada to receive the honour from Brendan Wood International. As well, Mr. McIntyre and four members of the team were individually honoured with back-to-back TopGun Awards in 2009 and 2010. Mr. McIntyre has 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 20 years with Jones Heward Investment Management Inc., a subsidiary of the Bank of Montreal.

John Driscoll, Sentry's Chief Executive Officer remarked that, "As Chief Investment Officer, Sandy McIntyre has assembled a portfolio management team that is recognized as one of the best in the Canadian financial services industry. In his new role as President, Sandy will continue to oversee the portfolio management team while providing leadership and strategic guidance to help further grow the company."

Sandy McIntyre said, "I am honoured to take over the helm of a company that has achieved tremendous success in portfolio performance and sales growth. I count myself fortunate to be supported by an energetic and highly capable senior management team, and am excited to help lead the future we are creating."

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.

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

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