Ameriprise Financial Announces Additional $2 Billion Share Repurchase Program

MINNEAPOLIS – June 15, 2011 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) today announced that its board of directors has authorized an additional expenditure of up to $2 billion for the repurchase of shares of its common stock through June 28, 2013. Through the first quarter of 2011, the company had repurchased $969 million of the current $1.5 billion authorization, and the remaining capacity will continue to be available through the company’s 2012 annual meeting of shareholders.

Ameriprise Financial Appoints Lon R. Greenberg to Board of Directors

MINNEAPOLIS – June 13, 2011 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) today announced that Lon R. Greenberg has been appointed to its board of directors. 

Ameriprise Financial Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to Present at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference

MINNEAPOLIS – May 25, 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 Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in New York on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at approximately 9 a.m. (ET).

Ameriprise Financial Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to Present at the UBS Global Financial Services Conference

MINNEAPOLIS – May 4, 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 Global Financial Services Conference in New York on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at approximately 10 a.m. (ET).

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).