Columbia Management To Enter Active ETF Market

BOSTON – April 15, 2011 – Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC, today announced an agreement to acquire Grail Advisors, LLC, a registered investment adviser that offers actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The deal will provide Columbia Management with active ETF capabilities, adding to its broad product line-up. Active ETFs combine the potential benefits of traditional ETF investing with active portfolio management.

Columbia Management Launches Absolute Return Funds


BOSTON – April 4, 2011 – Columbia Management today announced the launch of two open-end mutual funds: The Columbia Absolute Return Multi-Strategy Fund (CMSAX) and the Columbia Absolute Return Multi-Strategy Enhanced Fund (CEMAX). The funds employ multiple strategies designed to help reduce overall portfolio volatility and generate positive (absolute) returns.

Ameriprise Financial Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to Present at the UBS Asset Gathering Conference

MINNEAPOLIS – March 10, 2011 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) today announced that Jim Cracchiolo, chairman and chief executive officer, is scheduled to speak about the company’s business and strategy at the UBS Asset Gathering Conference at The Taj Boston on Monday, March 21, 2011 at approximately 10 a.m. (ET).

Ameriprise Financial Announces Shareholder Odd-lot Buy/Sell Program

MINNEAPOLIS – February 18, 2011 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) today announced a program to provide shareholders owning fewer than 100 shares of its common stock with an opportunity to sell all of their shares or purchase additional shares to increase their holdings to 100 shares.

Ameriprise Financial launches the Ameriprise Home Ownership Accelerator

Minneapolis(Feb. 7, 2011) – Ameriprise Bank, FSB, in partnership with CMG Financial Services, Inc., today announced the launch of the Ameriprise Home Ownership Accelerator® loan product. This new home financing option replaces a traditional mortgage with a combination of a home equity line of credit and a checking account which together can help a borrower use idle cash to reduce interest costs and pay off the loan balance years early.