TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2012) - Sentry Investments ("Sentry") is pleased to announce that it has won the Lipper1 Best Equity Funds Group Award for the second consecutive year. The Lipper Fund Awards program recognizes fund families with high average scores for all funds within a particular asset class or overall.

"Winning the 'Best Equity Funds Group Award' two years in a row is a great honour and validation of our disciplined investment philosophy. Providing better risk-adjusted returns is the goal of each of our portfolio management teams and core to their common investment process," said Sandy McIntyre, President and Chief Executive Officer.

From Sentry's award-winning equity fund family, two mutual funds also received individual recognition. They captured three 2012 Lipper Awards for delivering consistently strong risk- adjusted returns compared to their peers:

  • Sentry Precious Metals Growth Fund, managed by Kevin MacLean, earned the award for the best fund over three and five years in the Precious Metals Equity category. The Fund has now been honoured with nine Lipper Awards since 2007, as well as Best Precious Metals Equity Fund at the 2010 Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards. Kevin is also a three-time Brendan Wood International TopGun Manager, receiving the award in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

  • Sentry Conservative Balanced Income Fund, managed by Michael Simpson and Shane Stuck, earned the award for best fund over one year in the Canadian Neutral Balanced category. By investing in solid, well-researched companies that pay dividends, the Fund maximizes growth potential, while the tactically managed fixed-income component helps to dampen volatility.

Sentry Investments

Sentry Investments is a Canadian asset management company with approximately $7 billion in net assets under management on behalf of Canadian investors. Sentry Investments offers a diverse range of investment products including mutual funds, hedge funds, flow-through limited partnerships and other alternative investment products. Sentry Investments was recognized as Canada's Best Equity Fund Family at the 2011 and 2012 Lipper Fund Awards and was one of only five companies in 2011 to receive the prestigious Brendan Wood International TopGun Asset Management Team Award.

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. Sentry Investments and the Sentry logo are trademarks of Sentry Select Capital Corp. Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those identified by the expressions "expect," "intend," "will" and similar expressions to the extent they relate to Sentry. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect Sentry's current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Although Sentry believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. Sentry undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement or information whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law. For a complete disclosure record of the Sentry group of funds, please visit their profiles at

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