IGM Financial Inc.

IGM Financial Inc.

November 30, 2009 09:29 ET

IGM Financial Inc. Announces Issue of Preferred Shares

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2009) - IGM Financial Inc. (IGM) (TSX:IGM) announced today that it has agreed to issue 6,000,000 Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares, Series B (the "Series B Shares") on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of $150 million. The Series B Shares will be priced at $25.00 per share and will carry an annual dividend yield of 5.90%. Closing is expected on or about December 8, 2009. The issue will be underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and by RBC Capital Markets.

IGM Financial has also granted the underwriters an option to purchase an additional 2,000,000 Series B Shares at the same offering price, exercisable up to 48 hours prior to closing. Should the underwriters' option be exercised fully, the total gross proceeds of the Series B Share offering will be $200 million.

Proceeds from the issue will be used to supplement IGM Financial's financial resources and for general corporate purposes.

The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

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 $116 billion as of October 31, 2009 in total assets under management. Its activities are carried out principally through Investors Group, Mackenzie Financial Corporation and Investment Planning Counsel. IGM Financial Inc. is a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.

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