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Empire Life Wins Fundata FundGrade(R) A+ Awards

184 Days ago

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2016) - We're pleased to announce Empire Life and Empire Life Investments Inc. won the 2015 Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards for three funds. Fundata picks the winners using an objective score-based calculation that determines the "best of the best" for each calendar year based solely on risk-adjusted performance.

For segregated funds

Empire Life Asset Allocation Fund*

Empire Life Elite Balanced Fund*

For mutual funds

Empire Life Emblem Growth Portfolio**

"We are honoured to be recognized again, especially in light of how difficult the markets were in 2015", said Gaelen Morphet, CFA, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Empire Life Investments Inc. "These award-winning funds exemplify our conservative, value-oriented, disciplined investment style, with a strong emphasis on providing downside protection to help preserve and build wealth."

Those interested in the Empire Life suite of products should contact their financial advisor for more information.

About Empire Life

Empire Life is a subsidiary of E-L Financial Corporation Limited. Since 1923, Empire Life has provided individual and group life and health insurance, investment and retirement products to Canadians. Our mission is to make it simple, fast and easy for Canadians to build wealth, generate income and get the insurance and group benefits coverage they need.

The FundGrade A+ rating is used with permission from Fundata Canada Inc., all rights reserved. Fundata is a leading provider of market and investment funds data to the Canadian financial services industry and business media. The FundGrade A+ rating identifies funds that have consistently demonstrated the best risk-adjusted returns throughout an entire calendar year. For more information on the rating system, please visit www.Fundata.com/ProductsServices/FundGrade.aspx.

Empire Life Investments Inc.is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Empire Life Insurance Company, the Manager of Empire Life Mutual Funds (the "Funds") and the portfolio manager of the Empire Life Segregated Funds. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund and segregated fund investments. Investments are not guaranteed, their values change frequently, and past performance may not be repeated. Any amount that is allocated to a Segregated Fund is invested at the risk of the contract owner and may increase or decrease in value. A description of the key features of the individual variable insurance contract is contained in the Information Folder for the product being considered. Segregated Fund policies are issued by The Empire Life Insurance Company. All products and services issued by The Empire Life Insurance Company are subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable contracts.

* Segregated funds issued by The Empire Life Insurance Company.

** Mutual funds offered by Empire Life Investments Inc.

® Registered Trademark of The Empire Life Insurance Company.

Mike Lofquist
Empire Life
416-814-7154
michael.lofquist@empire.ca
www.empire.ca