SOURCE: Aston Asset Management LLC

January 15, 2010 09:00 ET

Aston Appoints Joe Hays as National Sales Manager

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 15, 2010) - Aston Asset Management LLC ("Aston") is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Hays as its National Sales Manager, effective January 1, 2010. As National Sales Manager, Mr. Hays will continue to manage the Northeast Region of the United States, including New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition, he will lead the external sales team at Aston.

"Joe has extensive financial industry knowledge, with nearly 20 years of investment advisory and brokerage experience. He has earned this promotion because of his outstanding sales results, his mentoring of sales talent and his contribution to the development of Aston's overall sales and marketing strategy," said Stuart D. Bilton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aston.

Mr. Hays is a Managing Director of Aston, overseeing Mutual Fund and Managed Account sales. He has worked with Aston and its predecessor firms since January 2000. Mr. Hays holds Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.

"Aston is distinct in serving investor goals through our selection of institutional quality, independent investment managers. This commitment results in style consistency and a focus on the essentials of portfolio management," said Joe Hays, National Sales Manager of Aston. "I look forward to continuing to work with the entire Aston team on delivering our exceptional investment products."

About Aston Asset Management LLC

Aston Asset Management LLC, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is a diversified institutional investment management firm. Aston offers investment management services to the mutual fund and separately managed account markets. Aston is the advisor to twenty-five mutual funds with total net assets of approximately $6.5 billion as of December 31, 2009.

For more information on the funds managed by Aston please call 800-597-9704.

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