WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2012) - IGM Financial Inc. (IGM) (TSX:IGM) today announced receipt of regulatory approval respecting its request to amend its automatic securities purchase plan for its common shares which commenced on October 4, 2012.

The amendments include (a) an adjustment to the standard instructions regarding how IGM Financial's common shares are to be purchased under its Normal Course Issuer Bid during certain pre-determined trading blackout periods, subject to pre-established parameters, to specify an aggregate dollar amount rather than number of securities, and (b) modification of the expiry date from April 11, 2013 to March 22, 2013 such that the automatic securities purchase plan expires outside of a pre-determined trading blackout period.

The automatic securities purchase plan constitutes an "automatic plan" for purposes of applicable Canadian securities legislation and has been reviewed and approved by the TSX. Should the automatic securities purchase plan be materially varied, suspended, or terminated, IGM Financial will issue a press release advising of such variation, suspension or termination as the case may be.

IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada's premier personal financial services companies, and one of the country's largest managers and distributors of mutual funds and other managed asset products, with over $119 billion in total assets under management. Its activities are carried out principally through Investors Group through a network of approximately 4,500 Consultants, Mackenzie Financial Corporation through a diversified network of third-party financial advisors and Investment Planning Counsel through a network of financial planners who are dedicated to serving the needs of their clients. IGM Financial Inc. is a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.

Contact Information:

IGM Financial Inc.
Ron Arnst
Media Relations
(204) 956 3364