AVZ

March 08, 2005 07:00 ET

John D. Rogers Appointed to AMVESCAP Board of Directors


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FOR: AVZ

LSE, NYSE, TSX SYMBOL: AVZ

MARCH 8, 2005 - 07:00 ET

John D. Rogers Appointed to AMVESCAP Board of Directors

LONDON--(CCNMatthews - Mar 8, 2005) -

AMVESCAP PLC (NYSE:AVZ) (LSE:AVZ) (TSX:AVZ) today announced that John D.
Rogers, executive vice president of AMVESCAP and chief executive officer
(CEO) of its INVESCO division, has been appointed to its Board of
Directors. Additionally, Michael D. Benson, vice chairman of AMVESCAP,
has announced his resignation from the company and its Board of
Directors, effective March 31, to pursue non-executive activities.

Mr. Rogers, 43, has held his current position since January 2003. He
joined the company as president and chief investment officer of
INVESCO's Tokyo office in 1994. He became CEO and co-chief investment
officer of INVESCO Global Asset Management (N.A.), Inc. in 1997 and was
named CEO of INVESCO Institutional, the company's North American
institutional management division in 2001.

"Since he joined us more than a decade ago, John's strategic approach to
the business and his commitment to investment excellence have led to
positions of successively greater responsibility," said Executive
Chairman Charles W. Brady. "Elevating him to the Board will enable us to
further leverage his broad experience in the asset management industry,
his detailed knowledge of our Company and his strong dedication to our
clients."

Michael D. Benson, 61, has served as vice chairman since February 2001
and a director since 1994. Prior to his current role he was CEO of
INVESCO Global from 1997 until December 2002 and CEO of the Asian region
from 1994 to 1997. He began his career in the securities industry in
1963 and held senior positions at Lazard Brothers Ltd., Standard
Chartered Bank and Capital House Investment Management.

"As a company executive and a member of the Board, Michael has
tirelessly served our Company and its shareholders since 1994," said
Brady. "We wish him only the very best as he begins the next chapter of
his life."

Before joining the company, Mr. Rogers was a managing director of CIGNA
International Investment Advisors K.K. Mr. Rogers earned his B.A. from
Yale University and his M.A. from Stanford University.

A Chartered Financial Analyst, he serves on the Board of Directors of
the Japan-American Student Conference, the Advisory Board of the
Goizueta Business School at Emory University, the Atlanta Metro Chamber
of Commerce Board of Advisors, the Emory University Board of Visitors
and the Board of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

There is nothing further to disclose for Mr. Rogers pursuant to Rule
16.4 of the Listing Rules of the U.K. Listing Authority. Mr. Rogers will
be standing for election for a full term at the Annual General Meeting
on April 28. At the date of his appointment, Mr. Rogers had a beneficial
interest in 1,528,474 AMVESCAP PLC ordinary shares and held options to
acquire 1,000,000 ordinary shares.

AMVESCAP is a leading independent global investment manager, dedicated
to helping people worldwide build their financial security. Operating
under the AIM, AIM Trimark, INVESCO, INVESCO PERPETUAL and Atlantic
Trust brands, AMVESCAP strives to deliver outstanding products and
services through a comprehensive array of retail and institutional
products for clients around the world. The Company is listed on the
London, New York and Toronto stock exchanges with the symbol "AVZ."
Additional information is available at www.amvescap.com.

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Contact Information

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    AMVESCAP
    Doug Kidd, 404-479-2922 (U.S.)