SOURCE: American Beacon Advisors, Inc.

September 08, 2008 10:19 ET

American Beacon Advisors Announces the Reopening of Its Small Cap Value Fund to New Investors

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - September 8, 2008) - American Beacon Advisors, Inc. is announcing that the American Beacon Small Cap Value Fund has reopened to new investors. This change applies to all classes of the Fund. These classes include the Institutional Class (AVFIX), the PlanAhead Class® (AVPAX) and the Service Class (AASSX).

The Fund was closed to new investors in February 2005. As of July 31, 2008, the Fund had $2.4 billion in assets under management.

"We have reopened the Fund to allow for new cash flows to take advantage of the many buying opportunities that present themselves in the market today," said Bill Quinn, Chairman of American Beacon Advisors. "We are confident that our 'manager-of managers' strategy, below-average expense ratios and return history for the Fund will help us to attract new customers to the Fund. We will continue to monitor the Fund's asset levels to determine when further growth would no longer benefit the Fund's shareholders."

American Beacon uses a "manager-of managers" strategy for the Fund which combines the talents of multiple, leading investment advisory firms within a fund. This strategy has historically produced a diverse universe of stocks that have had above-average growth potential, while providing for a fund with less volatility. The Fund's sub-advisors are Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC; The Boston Company Asset Management, LLC; Opus Capital Group, LLC; Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, Inc.; Hotchkis and Wiley Capital Management, LLC; Dreman Value Management, LLC; and Metropolitan West Capital Management, LLC.

About American Beacon Advisors, Inc.

Established in 1986, American Beacon Advisors, Inc. is an experienced provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets. American Beacon Advisors serves defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, foundations, endowments, corporations, and other institutional investors. American Beacon Advisors also manages the American Beacon Funds, a series of low-cost, no-load mutual funds open to institutional investors, retirement accounts such as IRAs, and individual investors. The fund family currently includes a variety of portfolios spanning longer-range investments in international and domestic equity categories as well as short-term investment options including money market funds.

You should consider the investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses of any mutual fund carefully before investing. This and other information is available in each Fund's prospectus, which you may obtain at or by calling 1-800-967-9009. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

The American Beacon Funds are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC.

Investing in the securities of small capitalization companies involves greater risk and the possibility of greater price volatility than investing in larger capitalization and more established companies.

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